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

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July 22, 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 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. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. 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. Shake Shack

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (793 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 800 F St NW Corner of 9th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1505
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#29. Shouk

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (90 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Middle Eastern
- Address: 655 K St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2385
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#28. Sprinkles Georgetown

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (256 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Address: 3015 M Street Northwest Georgetown, Washington DC, DC 20007-3782
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#27. Chaia

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (105 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Fast Food
- Address: 3207 Grace St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3614
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#26. Zorba's Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (460 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mediterranean
- Address: 1612 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1290
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#25. Corner Bakery Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (523 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 500 N Capitol St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-1531
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#24. Wiseguy Pizza

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (208 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Pizza
- Address: 300 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2640
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#23. Ben's Chili Bowl

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (2,132 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 1213 U St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4442
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#22. Wicked Waffle

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (279 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 1712 I St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3702
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#21. District Taco

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (484 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mexican
- Address: 1309 F St NW Between N 13th St & N 14th St, Washington DC, DC 20004
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#20. Pitango Gelato

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (231 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Address: 413 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2202
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#19. Chopt Creative Salad Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (269 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Fast Food
- Address: 1300 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1703
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#18. Good Stuff Eatery

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,015 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 303 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-1148
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#17. Bagels Etc

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (232 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 2122 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1037
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#16. Nando's Peri-Peri

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (569 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Portuguese
- Address: 819 7th St NW Ste 100, Washington DC, DC 20001-3762
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#15. Burger Tap & Shake Foggy Bottom

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (868 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1709
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#14. Amsterdam Falafelshop

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (323 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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#13. El Rinconcito Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (238 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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#12. &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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#11. Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (368 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 1308 G St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3004
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#10. Bub and Pop's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (269 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 1815 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2520
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#9. Shake Shack

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (8,615 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 1216 18th St NW SW Corner of Connecticut, Washington DC, DC 20036-2540
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#8. west wing cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (470 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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#7. &pizza - Hotel Hive

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (187 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Pizza
- Address: 2224 F St Nw, Washington DC, DC 20037
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#6. We the Pizza

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (949 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Italian
- Address: 305 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-1148
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#5. HipCityVeg

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (150 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 712 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3716
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#4. sweetgreen Capitol Hill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (225 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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#3. &pizza - H Street

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (716 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Italian
- Address: 1118 H St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
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#2. Baked and Wired

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,052 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, American
- Address: 1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3813
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#1. Keren Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (301 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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