Highest-rated cheap eats in Washington, D.C., according to Tripadvisor

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January 3, 2022
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Highest-rated cheap eats in Washington, D.C., according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food—particularly easy, cheap eats—Americans have very specific opinions. Dining brands in the U.S. have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, American restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated restaurants in Washington, D.C. that are listed as “cheap eats” on Tripadvisor. Easy, inexpensive options here run the gamut of cuisine, service options, and styles. The restaurants on this list are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of deliciousness.

Anyone reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if any of your favorite cheap eateries made the list.

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#30. Chipotle Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (146 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Address: 2600 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 200, Washington DC, DC 20008
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#29. Greek Deli

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (65 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek
- Address: 1120 19th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3605
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#28. Corner Bakery Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (124 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Address: 1425 K St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3500
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#27. Devon & Blakely

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (77 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Soups, American
- Address: 803 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-2211
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#26. Whole Foods Market

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (56 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: not available
- Address: 1440 P Street North West, Washington DC, DC 20005-1908
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#25. Lalibela

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (106 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: African, Ethiopian
- Address: 1415 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3704
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#24. Nellie's Sports Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (105 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar, American
- Address: 900 U St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4048
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#23. Pret A Manger

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (87 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Fast Food, Cafe
- Address: 1155 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
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#22. Potbelly Sandwich Shop

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (107 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Soups
- Address: 1240 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
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#21. Bottom Line Saloon

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (76 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 1716 I St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3701
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#20. Post Pub

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (192 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 1422 L St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3503
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#19. Cava Mezze Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (74 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Fast Food, Mediterranean
- Address: 707 H Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
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#18. Roti

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (126 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Fast Food, Mediterranean
- Address: 2221 I St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
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#17. Roti

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (144 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Fast Food, Mediterranean
- Address: 1747 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Suite 100, Washington DC, DC 20006
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#16. Buredo

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (99 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Fast Food
- Address: 825 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3301
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#15. Merzi

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (210 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Indian, Fast Food
- Address: 415 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
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#14. Jimmy T'S

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (102 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Address: 501 E Capitol St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-1142
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#13. &pizza - U Street

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (142 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Pizza
- Address: 1250 U St Nw, Washington DC, DC 20009
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#12. &pizza - E Street

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (138 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pizza, Fast Food
- Address: 1005 E St Nw Ford's Theatre, Washington DC, DC 20004
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#11. The Diner

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (345 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 2453 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2003
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#10. Potbelly Sandwich Shop

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (328 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Fast Food
- Address: 4300 Connecticut NW, Washington DC, DC 20008
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#9. Corner Bakery Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (156 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Cafe, American
- Address: 1828 L St NW #101, Washington DC, DC 20036-5104
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#8. Tune Inn

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (315 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 331 1/2 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-1148
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#7. Lincoln's Waffle Shop

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (980 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 504 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1401
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#6. Amsterdam Falafelshop

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (322 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Fast Food, Mediterranean
- Address: 2425 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2003
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#5. west wing cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (465 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Address: 300 New Jersey Ave NW Ste 100, Washington DC, DC 20001-2030
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#4. El Rinconcito Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (237 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Address: 1129 11th St NW between N L St & N M St, Washington DC, DC 20001-4354
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#3. &pizza - K Street

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (245 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Address: 1400 K St Nw, Washington DC, DC 20005
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#2. sweetgreen Capitol Hill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (224 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Fast Food
- Address: 221 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003
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#1. Keren Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (297 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: African, Ethiopian
- Address: 1780 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2658
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