Jetties is only open from 11am to 3pm, but it still deserves a plaque for the service it’s done for lunch in Foggy. You’ll find both the GW and lobbyist crowd here during the week for excellent sandwiches, salads, soups. There are a few tables to eat at here, but you’ll probably want to take your sandwich to-go (preferably not back to the office). We love them most for the Nobadeer, their year-round Thanksgiving sandwich featuring roast turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce on sourdough.
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&pizza does make-your-own fast-casual pizza, and it’s great for an easy lunch or dinner in Foggy Bottom.
Froggy Bottom Pub
Froggy Bottom is a mix of Vietnamese and bar food, and it’s surprisingly great for some low-key pho.
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Stachowski Market & Deli
For big, meat-heavy sandwiches that will probably put you to sleep, go to Stachowski in Georgetown.
The Italian Store
The massive subs and pizza by the slice at The Italian Store will make your Arlington lunch breaks a lot better.
One of the best spots in Bethesda for lunch. The sandwiches are stars of the menu, but they also have salads and soups.
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The food at Colada Shop is just okay, but the space and location make it a good place for a quick meal around U Street.
Rasika West End
Like it’s Penn Quarter counterpart, Rasika West End serves some of the best upscale Indian food in the city.
Bobby’s Burger Palace
For burgers in Foggy Bottom, we like Bobby’s. It works for a casual weeknight dinner or a Sunday-morning hangover cure.
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