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Washington DC Dining


Just as the faces in government change with every election, so too do restaurants come and go more quickly in Washington DC than just about anywhere else in the US. Within this constant flux a few longstanding favorites endure. Certain neighborhoods - Connecticut Avenue around Dupont Circle, 18th Street and Columbia Road in Adams-Morgan, M Street in Georgetown and downtown's Seventh Street and Chinatown - always seem to hold a good range of dining options. There are handy food courts in Union Station and at the Old Post Office and National Place, the last two both on Pennsylvania Avenue. A few citywide chains, like Teaism, Firehook and the Chesapeake Bagel Bakery, offer good coffee and quick snacks; otherwise, the cafés in the main museums are good for downtown lunch breaks.