It’s easy to fall into the trap of settling for underwhelming chain food after spending too much money on shoes you’ll never actually run in at the M Street Nike store. But you’re not a settler - ask yourself: Would Usain Bolt eat at Johnny Rockets? OK, maybe he would. Regardless, walk two blocks over to Sweetgreen, and get an actually good salad you won’t regret five minutes after you finish it. Just do it.
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Thomas Sweet Ice Cream Co.
Thomas Sweet in Georgetown is one of the most classic ice cream spots in DC for good reason. Get a dipped cone.
El Centro D.F. Georgetown
When you’re more concerned about having a good time than eating authentic Mexican food, head to El Centro D.F. in Georgetown.
Stachowski Market & Deli
For big, meat-heavy sandwiches that will probably put you to sleep, go to Stachowski in Georgetown.
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Green Pig Bistro
A meal at Green Pig Bistro will be meat heavy and very good. Bring a big group and sit at the communal table.
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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Ristorante Piccolo is an Italian restaurant with a live violinist most nights. It’s over-the-top, but a good Georgetown experience to have once.
Blues Alley is a hidden bar off of Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown with live music almost every night of the week.
For a kind of healthy lunch in Georgetown, get some of the (surprisingly good) vegetarian tacos at Chaia.
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