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The Most Delicious Restaurants Near Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Duke's Counter
1789 Restaurant
JoJo Restaurant and Bar
Saxbys Coffee and Bakery
Thomas Sweet Ice Cream
Baked and Wired
Georgetown Gourmet
Duke's Counter
1789 Restaurant
JoJo Restaurant and Bar
Saxbys Coffee and Bakery
Thomas Sweet Ice Cream
Baked and Wired
Georgetown Gourmet

If you’re a student at Georgetown or visiting the Georgetown area, then you are at the right place. Many restaurants in the area will give you a great taste of D.C.’s food scene with the convenience of being near Georgetown University. Here are some suggestions on restaurants near Georgetown University.


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Café Milano

Cafe Milano is famous for their Capellini with tomato sauce and the veal Milanese, but they might be in the history books for a whole other reason – it’s been a favorite for a number of presidents, congressmen, senators and other notable DC residents throughout the decades.  It’s all for good reason – they make incredible, Northern Italian classic dishes across their whole menu.  Don’t leave without trying the tiramisu!
 
 

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Filomena

We’ve written about them on other lists on this site, but for good reason – there’s something special about seeing the Nonna’s rolling pasta from the large glass windows at Filomena.  The gnocchi is a pillowy, surefire favorite of this writer’s, but you can also never go wrong with linguini cardinale and the lasagna.  But bring your appetite – they do not skimp on portions!
 
 

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Clyde’s

You can’t visit the East Coast and not have some crabs – and Clyde’s has crabs covered!  The crab cakes have kept folks coming for decades, especially during brunch, but don’t sleep on the crab dip.  It’s creamy, mouthwatering goodness served with a crusty baguette to capture all those drippings.  Grab a Bloody Mary while you’re at it, and you’re officially a Georgetown regular.
 
 

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Sequoia

This Georgetown waterfront bar and nightclub has been keeping the college kids well fed over the years (and well lubricated if the ID’s are good enough).  Known more for the scene than their kitchen, it’s a bit of an unfair characterization.  The kitchen can really turn out some delicious dishes, including an impressive Chilean Sea Bass and Chimichurri Chicken and Shrimp.  If you’re heading there with a crew, make sure to hit up the Scarlet Seafood Tower for some of the best seafood from the East coast.
 

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Duke’s Counter

3000 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
(202) 733-4808

Duke’s Counter is located in the heart of Georgetown, D.C. They have a very casual atmosphere and offer a wide array of different dishes to choose from. Food is prepared fresh on-site, and the service is amazing! This restaurant has a nice little seating area in front of their outdoor patio. This place is great for both groups of friends or couples who want to go out for a night on the town. The dishes range from sandwiches, burgers, fish and chips, and even ice cream from their ice cream parlor. Make sure to try the fish and chips because they are delicious! The prices are affordable and range from $10 per person. If you’re considering a place to eat in the D.C. area, then check out the menu at Duke’s Counter.


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1789 Restaurant

1226 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007
(202) 965-1789

Located in Georgetown, D.C., 1789 Restaurant offers a great selection of dishes to choose from. If you want to try something different every day of the week, then this is the place for you. The staff at 1789 makes your dining experience one that everyone will remember; they’re always willing to make sure that their patrons have a great time.
If you don’t have reservations, be sure to get there early because the restaurant does fill up quickly. 1789 Restaurant has a nice outdoor seating area and inside dining room. The wait during the weekdays is usually around 30 minutes. The weekends are generally a little busier, but not too bad if you exercise patience. The dishes are a little bit pricier than other restaurants in the D.C. area, but for the food quality, they are worth every penny! This restaurant is excellent for couples or even families. Prices sit at around $25 per person.

 


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Wisemiller’s Deli

1236 36th St NW #2627, Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-8254

Wisemiller’s Deli is a great place to enjoy a nice sandwich and to grab some drinks while you’re at it. They have lots of sandwiches, soups, and salads that are sure to please anyone’s taste buds. They have great draft beer as well that you can enjoy instead of having the same old soft drink. Wisemiller’s Deli has a very casual atmosphere. They have a great outdoor seating area that is surrounded by beautiful trees for a scenic view. This is a great place to visit for an afternoon or even for a quick lunch. This restaurant also has a full bar and serves beer, wine, and many different types of liquor if you are looking for something a little harder.


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JoJo Restaurant and Bar

1518 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 319-9350

JoJo Restaurant and Bar is located at 1518 U St NW. This restaurant has a very urban vibe to it. JoJo Restaurant and Bar is a great place to enjoy a nice meal while catching up with friends. The staff will ensure that your dining experience is always one that you will remember. This restaurant has a great outdoor seating area where you can enjoy the day while relaxing and unwinding. The dishes at JoJo Restaurant and Bar are very delicious as well. They offer many different types of food like pizzas, sandwiches, soups, and a wide array of different drinks. There is something on the menu for everyone. The prices range from $20 per person, depending on the type of food you order.


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Saxbys Coffee and Bakery

3500 O St NW, Washington, DC 20007
(202) 338-3777

Saxbys is located at 3500 O St NW, just a short walk from Georgetown University. This restaurant has a nice yet casual atmosphere. They have a large and inviting seating area where you can relax and enjoy your meal. Saxbys also has an outdoor seating area, so if the weather is nice, then you should definitely take advantage and sit outside and enjoy a meal while taking in the sights of D.C. The dishes at Saxby’s are very delicious as well and they offer a great brunch to start your weekend off right. They offer everything from sandwiches to salads to soups to desserts. The prices for Saxbys are about average for most restaurants in the area as well. 


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Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown

3282 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-1245

Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown is located at 3282 M St NW, approximately half a mile from Georgetown University. This restaurant has a very romantic and intimate atmosphere. The staff makes sure that your dining experience is one that you will remember for a long time. They offer valet parking for a few bucks during the weeknights, and it’s free on weekends at Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown. This restaurant has a nice outdoor seating area too, so if the weather is nice, then you can sit outside and enjoy your meal al fresco. Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown also has a great variety of different pizzas to choose from. They have different appetizers, salads, and even a great selection of desserts as well. This restaurant is great for couples or if you have a small group of friends going out on the town. The prices range from $15 per person and up depending on the type of food you order.


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Thomas Sweet Ice Cream

3214 P St NW, Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-0616

Thomas Sweet Ice Cream is just a half mile from Georgetown University. They have over 30 flavors of ice cream and some great toppings to choose from as well to indulge your sweet tooth! Thomas Sweet also has many different types of toppings like whipped cream, sprinkles, and crushed peanut butter cups, just to name a few.


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Baked and Wired

1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, DC 20007
(703) 663-8727

Coffee shop and bakery Baked and Wired is a half mile walk from Georgetown University, with a lovely and cozy atmosphere to it. This place has many different types of delicious fresh baked goods, such as cakes, brownies, cupcakes, and more. The German chocolate and chocolate peanut butter cupcakes are to die for. The staff here at Baked and Wired is very friendly as well.


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Georgetown Gourmet

3421 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-4455

You always need to have a go-to sandwich spot in your neighborhood, and Georgetown Gourmet is just that for the Georgetown neighborhood. This restaurant has a very casual atmosphere. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week. This restaurant offers quite a few different types of dishes such as soups, sandwiches, pizzas, and more. Georgetown Gourmet also has an outdoor seating area where people can enjoy a nice meal while being able to see the sights of Georgetown.