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9 Budget Friendly Restaurants Washington DC

Rose's Luxury
Ambar
Founding Farmers DC
Shouk
Agora
Siroc Restaurant
Tortino Restaurant
Old Ebbitt Grill
Kinship
Rose's Luxury
Founding Farmers DC
Shouk
Agora
Siroc Restaurant
Tortino Restaurant
Old Ebbitt Grill
Kinship

Washington DC is not just the political center of the country, it’s also a great place to grab a bite to eat at an affordable price. Whether you’re in the mood for a sandwich, prefer Italian food, need a hearty breakfast, or want to try some seafood or Mexican dishes, these are some of the best budget-friendly restaurants in Washington DC when you want a quality meal that won’t break the bank.

 

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1. Rose’s Luxury

717 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
(202) 580-8889

Rose’s Luxury is one of the best budget-friendly friendly restaurants in Washington DC when you’re looking for a meal that includes fresh ingredients and pronounced flavors. You can enjoy the savory pasta with cheese and truffles or chicken-friend oysters, and Rose’s Luxury offers a fried Porkchop meal served with several flavorful sides.

 

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2. Ambar

523 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
(202) 813-3039

Ambar is a European restaurant that serves modern dishes to make your DC dining experience unique. Popular dishes include stuffed cabbage, pork tenderloin, and octopus and chicken skewers. The restaurant offers several sandwiches as well, like the popular Ambar burger, the Balkan kebab sandwich, or roasted lamb sandwich. Ambar restauranteur Ivan Iricanin offers dishes that remind him of his native Serbia and takes great pride in offering Mediterranean dishes that are both affordable and unforgettable.

 

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3. Founding Farmers DC

1924 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20006
(202) 822-8783

Founding Farmers is one of the best places in DC to grab a juicy, flavorful burger and house-made fries. The eatery offers several warm and comforting dishes like potato soup with fresh vegetables or roasted chicken with mac and cheese and green beans. You can also choose a decadent sweet treat like cookies or cupcakes from the dessert bar, and the bar offers a variety of quality libations to make a stellar cocktail.

 

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4. Shouk

655 K St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 945-4747

This vegan restaurant serves delicious Middle Eastern food for an affordable price. Shouk is known for its delicious fries, and you can also order the pita box filled with pita bread stuffed with fresh veggies. The mushroom bowl is a delicious treat served with sweet potato fries, or the labneh served with multigrain pita. All the dishes served at Shouk are kosher as well, so you can be sure that you’re consuming the freshest ingredients.

 

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5. Agora

1527 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 332-6767

Agora offers Medittarean comfort food. The name of the eatery translates to “gathering place,” so the restaurant is a perfect place to share an affordable meal with friends and loved ones. You can snack on the baba ghanouj with warm flatbread as an appetizer, or indulge in breakfast or brunch items like French toast topped with fresh fruit. Delicious entrees include the grilled chicken or lamb chops that are safe for people with nut allergies to enjoy.

 

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6. Siroc Restaurant

915 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
(202) 628-2220

If you’re in the mood for delicious seafood, pasta, or a fresh and colorful salad, check out Siroc Restaurant. You’ll love the stuffed squid or the chili-spiced spaghetti. Other popular menu items include the endive and watercress salad, lamb sausage, and Atlantic salmon with polenta. The menu is affordable and outdoor seating is available so you can take the sights of DC while you enjoy your meal.

 

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7. Tortino Restaurant

1228 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 312-5570

This sophisticated, budget-friendly restaurant offers a dine-in or takeout option, as well as an array of modern Italian dishes. You can enjoy entrees like the Osso Bucco, snapper with roasted corn and onions, or the baby spinach salad with dried cranberries and blue cheese. The calamari salad with garbanzo beans and fresh tomatoes is also a favorite, and you’ll also enjoy the scallops with lentils if you have a taste for seafood cooked Italian-style.

 

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8. Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
(202) 347-4800

Old Ebbitt Grill is DC’s oldest dining saloon. The eatery serves several comfort food favorites like clam chowder and crab cakes, but you can also take advantage of brunch dishes like bacon-wrapped French toast with a side of fresh fruit. Or, you can opt for the braised pork Osso Bucco or a delicious bowl of shrimp and grits. The eggs Chesapeake is another favorite on the menu, and if you’re craving steak you can take advantage of the grilled skirt steak with sautéed spinach and roasted potatoes.

 

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9. Kinship

1015 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 737-7700

Kinship is a laid-back family-style restaurant that is known for its decadent French toast and succulent ribs. You’ll also enjoy the Parker house rolls and you can add savory flavor to your entree with Hungarian sauerkraut. The crispy Kasseri cheese with roasted tomatoes is a favorite as well. If you want to finish your meal with dessert, don’t forget to try the whipped chocolate with chocolate ice cream and cocoa brittle.