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Where to Eat and Drink in Navy Yard

The waterfront neighborhood has exciting options for decadent pies, Caribbean cocktails, and Mid-Atlantic ingredients

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Pizza parlor All-Purpose has a canned collaboration with DC Brau.
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It took awhile, but the arrival of Nationals Park eventually led to a dining and drinking boom in Navy Yard, an area of D.C. that has become increasingly residential and now boasts a variety of restaurants and amenities. Find exciting Mediterranean, excellent Puerto Rican fare, and one of the area’s best wine bars among its highlights. Outside of this curated list, the neighborhood is booming with quick-service options for Korean, ice cream, affordable burgers, and more.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Wiseguy Pizza (Multiple locations)

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202 M St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 594-3200
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Wiseguy is known for New York-style slices and top-knotch garlic knots that hit the spot for lunch or late-night. Lunch and dinner are available for pickup and delivery (via Grubhub).

About eight separate slices of piza topped with basil, pepperoni, and varying toppings.
Several slices of pizza from Wiseguy.
Wiseguy Pizza

2. Atlas Brew Works/Andy’s Pizza

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1201 Half St SE Suite 120
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 525-2001
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Starting with its first shop in Tysons Galleria and extending to a carryout stand in Shaw and Noma, Andy’s Pizza quickly developed a reputation as one of the better local options for New York-style slices. An Atlas Brew Works production facility and taproom on Half Street has partnered with Andy’s, too, so customers can order individual portions, whole pies, Old Bay wings, and salads for carryout or patio dining. There are also to-go Atlas beers in cans, crowlers, and 750-milliliter bottles.

Three pizza pies and other food in the foreground of Atlas’s space.
Atlas Brew Works has a partnership with Andy’s Pizza at its new Navy Yard facility.
Atlas Brew Works

3. Rasa (Multiple locations)

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1247 1st St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 804-5678
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Second-generation restaurateurs Sahil Rahman and Rahul Vinod have put their own stamp on Indian cooking with a quick-service place that spins out assorted bowls (both specialty, and build-your-own), garlic naan, and cocktails. Rahman and Vinod also operate locations in Mt. Vernon Triangle and Arlington. Order takeout or delivery through Toast.

A bowl filled with tomatoes, radishes, saucy meat and other items.
A fast-casual Indian bowl from Rasa.
Rasa

4. Mission - Navy Yard

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1221 Van St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 810-7010
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Typically a place for sports fans to congregate over margaritas and sheet pan nachos, this two-story Mexican bar offers carryout and delivery through Caviar. Indoor and outdoor seating is also available.

5. Tap99

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1250 Half St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 481-4190
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The self-pour taphouse brings Navy Yard 99 types of draft beer, seltzer, cider, wines, and cocktails, all ready to be dispensed around the perimeter of the glossy, red-tiled bar that opened across from Nationals Park last summer. Patrons grab a glass or Solo cup for a DIY tasting that costs around 75 cents to $1 per ounce. Beer is the star here, but bar fare is not to miss. Try the brick oven pizza, ridiculously thick mozzarella sticks, fried cheese curds, or Bavarian pretzels with beer cheese. Next door, Tap99’s partners also run the first D.C. outpost of nostalgic candy chain Kilwins.

Display screens advertise beers and seltzers available at Tap99’s self-pour draft lines
Display screens advertise beers and seltzers available at Tap99’s self-pour draft lines.
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6. GATSBY

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1205 Half St SE Suite #105
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 817-3005
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Knead Hospitality + Design’s stylish ode to greasy-spoon Americana debuted across from Nationals Park last spring with throwback cocktails, meatloaf, oversized chicken pot pie, an In-N-Out-inspired smash burger, and vegan Caesar salad. The diner’s epic weekday happy hour (11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.) features $4 chilled Jim Beam shots, $8 frozen daiquiris, and discounts on the night’s featured “Blue Plate” special like lasagna, braised short ribs, or fish and chips. Revered NYC bakery Mah-Ze-Dahr powers Gatsby’s desserts section with decadent pies, cakes, sundaes, and ice cream. Order online for pickup.

The glamorous, tiled-framed bar at Gatsby
Original murals of festive flappers overlook diners seated in handsome quilted leather booths.
Rey Lopez for Gatsby

7. La Famosa

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1300 4th St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 921-9882
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Chef Joancarlo Parkhurst, who grew up running around his family’s fruit canning factory in the Puerto Rican city of Bayamón, opened this all-day cafe to represent the island’s cuisine in D.C. Traditional dishes include garlicky mashed plantain mofongo, tripleta and jibarito sandwiches, and the chuleta kan-kan: a Berkshire pork chop that features a “mohawk” of pork belly cut to expose its fatty edges. Coffee and pastries are available for breakfast, and several rum cocktails are available for sipping on the patio. Order takeout here.

A blue plate holds a smashed, fried circles of plantain tostones, rice, pink beans, and a chuleta kan-kan (bone-in pork chop) that features a “mohawk” of pork belly cut to expose three edges from each fatty piece.
The chuleta kan-kan (bone-in pork chop) from La Famosa.
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

8. Chloe

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1331 4th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 313-7007
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Seasoned D.C. chef Haidar Karoum — formerly of Proof, Estadio, and Doi Moi — makes food that reflects his life story. Featured menu items range from traditional pate and a hummus bolstered by spiced beef to roasted Vietnamese chicken with chile-lime dipping sauce and whole fish flanked by salsa verde. The restaurant is available for indoor or outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery (via Caviar).

Plate of crudo with red pepper and avocado garnishes.
Cobia crudo from Chloe
Photo by Scott Suchman for Chloe

9. Maialino Mare

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221 Tingey St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 508-5249
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Seafood stew, spaghetti with clams, and roast suckling pig are all on the menu at this scene-y new addition from New York uber-restaurateur Danny Meyer. Pickup and delivery available here.

A dining room with dramatic windows and checkered blue tablecloths.
A wide look at the dining room at Maialino Mare
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10. Maxwell Park - Navy Yard

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1346 4th St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 792-9522
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One of D.C.’s top sommeliers, Brent Kroll, is behind this second location of his intimate wine bar. The kitchen got a recent makeover featuring Japanese dishes from chef Masako Morishita.

A Japanese omelet layered with two types of sauces.
Okonomiyaki from Maxwell Park.
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11. Albi

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1346 4th St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 921-9592
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Arabic for “my heart,” chef-owner Michael Rafidi’s first solo restaurant relies on a wood-burning hearth and oven to churn out puffed-up pita, sfeeha (meat pies) made with ground duck, and Turkish manti dumplings served with an urfa chile crunch. Beiruiti hummus and fattoush are full of seasonal produce. The Levantine restaurant posts takeout prix fixes and bottle shop selections on Tock. Albi is open for indoor and outdoor dining. An attached cafe, Yellow, sells meze and creative pastries like ras al hanout buns and and labneh-stuffed croissants dusted with za’atar.

A plate of manti dumplings in urfa broth with urfa chile crunch, herbs, and garlic yogurt at Albi
Dumplings from Albi.
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12. Shilling Canning Company

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360 Water St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 554-7474
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This Mid-Atlantic restaurant and raw bar with a wood-burning oven offers three-course prix fixe packages (around $60 per person) and a la carte entrees on a takeout menu full of dishes like Chesapeake rockfish, beet tartare, panna cotta, and standout thick-cut fries. Reservations are available inside or on a patio garden.

13. Bammy's

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301 Water St SE # 115
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 599-2400
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Partners Gerald Addison and Chris Morgan, the co-chefs who used to oversee the kitchen Michelin-starred Maydan, developed a menu inspired by their travels through Jamaica, Trinidad, and Barbados. Jerk chicken, shrimp curry, and conch fritters are just a few of the dishes available. Sit down for a creamy, rum-packed painkiller cocktail on the heated patio, or place an order for takeout.

14. Salt Line

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79 Potomac Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 506-2368
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This local favorite for seafood (and cheeseburgers) serves New England-style “stuffies,” lobster rolls, and rotating specials from chef Kyle Bailey that showcase sustainable varieties of fish. Its riverfront patio and bar reemerges this spring with more coverage from the rain.

15. Jackie

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79 Potomac Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 919-3800
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The Navy Yard location of Dacha beer hall rebranded its indoor restaurant as an American bistro with multicultural influences under the direction of Jerome Grant, formerly the chef of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The restaurant opened with a new look and a menu refresh, including additional private dining and outdoor seating. And Dacha’s massive 800-seat beer garden along the banks of the Anacostia River got a snazzy refresh over the winter, reopening just in time for baseball season with a new Aslin beer collab.

A pile of spaghetti dusted with cheese and other garnishes.
Mom’s spaghetti, with banana ketchup and sweet longganisa sausage from Jackie.
Jackie

16. All-Purpose (Multiple locations)

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79 Potomac Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

The Navy Yard outpost of chef Mike Friedman’s Jersey-style pizzeria serves fried cauliflower, clam-topped pies, pasta salads, plus warm chocolate chip cookies a la mode. Order pickup or delivery online, or wolf down a pizza on the patio or its newly reopened rooftop.

Pizza topped with greens and cheese.
A brunch pizza from All-Purpose Capitol Riverfront
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

1. Wiseguy Pizza (Multiple locations)

202 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003
About eight separate slices of piza topped with basil, pepperoni, and varying toppings.
Several slices of pizza from Wiseguy.
Wiseguy Pizza

Wiseguy is known for New York-style slices and top-knotch garlic knots that hit the spot for lunch or late-night. Lunch and dinner are available for pickup and delivery (via Grubhub).

202 M St SE
Washington, DC 20003

2. Atlas Brew Works/Andy’s Pizza

1201 Half St SE Suite 120, Washington, DC 20003
Three pizza pies and other food in the foreground of Atlas’s space.
Atlas Brew Works has a partnership with Andy’s Pizza at its new Navy Yard facility.
Atlas Brew Works

Starting with its first shop in Tysons Galleria and extending to a carryout stand in Shaw and Noma, Andy’s Pizza quickly developed a reputation as one of the better local options for New York-style slices. An Atlas Brew Works production facility and taproom on Half Street has partnered with Andy’s, too, so customers can order individual portions, whole pies, Old Bay wings, and salads for carryout or patio dining. There are also to-go Atlas beers in cans, crowlers, and 750-milliliter bottles.

1201 Half St SE Suite 120
Washington, DC 20003

3. Rasa (Multiple locations)

1247 1st St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
A bowl filled with tomatoes, radishes, saucy meat and other items.
A fast-casual Indian bowl from Rasa.
Rasa

Second-generation restaurateurs Sahil Rahman and Rahul Vinod have put their own stamp on Indian cooking with a quick-service place that spins out assorted bowls (both specialty, and build-your-own), garlic naan, and cocktails. Rahman and Vinod also operate locations in Mt. Vernon Triangle and Arlington. Order takeout or delivery through Toast.

1247 1st St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

4. Mission - Navy Yard

1221 Van St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Typically a place for sports fans to congregate over margaritas and sheet pan nachos, this two-story Mexican bar offers carryout and delivery through Caviar. Indoor and outdoor seating is also available.

1221 Van St SE
Washington, DC 20003

5. Tap99

1250 Half St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Display screens advertise beers and seltzers available at Tap99’s self-pour draft lines
Display screens advertise beers and seltzers available at Tap99’s self-pour draft lines.
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

The self-pour taphouse brings Navy Yard 99 types of draft beer, seltzer, cider, wines, and cocktails, all ready to be dispensed around the perimeter of the glossy, red-tiled bar that opened across from Nationals Park last summer. Patrons grab a glass or Solo cup for a DIY tasting that costs around 75 cents to $1 per ounce. Beer is the star here, but bar fare is not to miss. Try the brick oven pizza, ridiculously thick mozzarella sticks, fried cheese curds, or Bavarian pretzels with beer cheese. Next door, Tap99’s partners also run the first D.C. outpost of nostalgic candy chain Kilwins.

1250 Half St SE
Washington, DC 20003

6. GATSBY

1205 Half St SE Suite #105, Washington, DC 20003
The glamorous, tiled-framed bar at Gatsby
Original murals of festive flappers overlook diners seated in handsome quilted leather booths.
Rey Lopez for Gatsby

Knead Hospitality + Design’s stylish ode to greasy-spoon Americana debuted across from Nationals Park last spring with throwback cocktails, meatloaf, oversized chicken pot pie, an In-N-Out-inspired smash burger, and vegan Caesar salad. The diner’s epic weekday happy hour (11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.) features $4 chilled Jim Beam shots, $8 frozen daiquiris, and discounts on the night’s featured “Blue Plate” special like lasagna, braised short ribs, or fish and chips. Revered NYC bakery Mah-Ze-Dahr powers Gatsby’s desserts section with decadent pies, cakes, sundaes, and ice cream. Order online for pickup.

1205 Half St SE Suite #105
Washington, DC 20003

7. La Famosa

1300 4th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
A blue plate holds a smashed, fried circles of plantain tostones, rice, pink beans, and a chuleta kan-kan (bone-in pork chop) that features a “mohawk” of pork belly cut to expose three edges from each fatty piece.
The chuleta kan-kan (bone-in pork chop) from La Famosa.
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

Chef Joancarlo Parkhurst, who grew up running around his family’s fruit canning factory in the Puerto Rican city of Bayamón, opened this all-day cafe to represent the island’s cuisine in D.C. Traditional dishes include garlicky mashed plantain mofongo, tripleta and jibarito sandwiches, and the chuleta kan-kan: a Berkshire pork chop that features a “mohawk” of pork belly cut to expose its fatty edges. Coffee and pastries are available for breakfast, and several rum cocktails are available for sipping on the patio. Order takeout here.

1300 4th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

8. Chloe

1331 4th St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
Plate of crudo with red pepper and avocado garnishes.
Cobia crudo from Chloe
Photo by Scott Suchman for Chloe

Seasoned D.C. chef Haidar Karoum — formerly of Proof, Estadio, and Doi Moi — makes food that reflects his life story. Featured menu items range from traditional pate and a hummus bolstered by spiced beef to roasted Vietnamese chicken with chile-lime dipping sauce and whole fish flanked by salsa verde. The restaurant is available for indoor or outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery (via Caviar).

1331 4th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

9. Maialino Mare

221 Tingey St SE, Washington, DC 20003
A dining room with dramatic windows and checkered blue tablecloths.
A wide look at the dining room at Maialino Mare
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

Seafood stew, spaghetti with clams, and roast suckling pig are all on the menu at this scene-y new addition from New York uber-restaurateur Danny Meyer. Pickup and delivery available here.

221 Tingey St SE
Washington, DC 20003

10. Maxwell Park - Navy Yard

1346 4th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
A Japanese omelet layered with two types of sauces.
Okonomiyaki from Maxwell Park.
Rey Lopez/Eater DC

One of D.C.’s top sommeliers, Brent Kroll, is behind this second location of his intimate wine bar. The kitchen got a recent makeover featuring Japanese dishes from chef Masako Morishita.

1346 4th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

11. Albi

1346 4th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
A plate of manti dumplings in urfa broth with urfa chile crunch, herbs, and garlic yogurt at Albi
Dumplings from Albi.
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

Arabic for “my heart,” chef-owner Michael Rafidi’s first solo restaurant relies on a wood-burning hearth and oven to churn out puffed-up pita, sfeeha (meat pies) made with ground duck, and Turkish manti dumplings served with an urfa chile crunch. Beiruiti hummus and fattoush are full of seasonal produce. The Levantine restaurant posts takeout prix fixes and bottle shop selections on Tock. Albi is open for indoor and outdoor dining. An attached cafe, Yellow, sells meze and creative pastries like ras al hanout buns and and labneh-stuffed croissants dusted with za’atar.

1346 4th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

12. Shilling Canning Company

360 Water St SE, Washington, DC 20003

This Mid-Atlantic restaurant and raw bar with a wood-burning oven offers three-course prix fixe packages (around $60 per person) and a la carte entrees on a takeout menu full of dishes like Chesapeake rockfish, beet tartare, panna cotta, and standout thick-cut fries. Reservations are available inside or on a patio garden.

360 Water St SE
Washington, DC 20003

13. Bammy's

301 Water St SE # 115, Washington, DC 20003

Partners Gerald Addison and Chris Morgan, the co-chefs who used to oversee the kitchen Michelin-starred Maydan, developed a menu inspired by their travels through Jamaica, Trinidad, and Barbados. Jerk chicken, shrimp curry, and conch fritters are just a few of the dishes available. Sit down for a creamy, rum-packed painkiller cocktail on the heated patio, or place an order for takeout.

301 Water St SE # 115
Washington, DC 20003

14. Salt Line

79 Potomac Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

This local favorite for seafood (and cheeseburgers) serves New England-style “stuffies,” lobster rolls, and rotating specials from chef Kyle Bailey that showcase sustainable varieties of fish. Its riverfront patio and bar reemerges this spring with more coverage from the rain.

79 Potomac Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

15. Jackie

79 Potomac Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003
A pile of spaghetti dusted with cheese and other garnishes.
Mom’s spaghetti, with banana ketchup and sweet longganisa sausage from Jackie.
Jackie

The Navy Yard location of Dacha beer hall rebranded its indoor restaurant as an American bistro with multicultural influences under the direction of Jerome Grant, formerly the chef of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The restaurant opened with a new look and a menu refresh, including additional private dining and outdoor seating. And Dacha’s massive 800-seat beer garden along the banks of the Anacostia River got a snazzy refresh over the winter, reopening just in time for baseball season with a new Aslin beer collab.

79 Potomac Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003

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16. All-Purpose (Multiple locations)

79 Potomac Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
Pizza topped with greens and cheese.
A brunch pizza from All-Purpose Capitol Riverfront
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

The Navy Yard outpost of chef Mike Friedman’s Jersey-style pizzeria serves fried cauliflower, clam-topped pies, pasta salads, plus warm chocolate chip cookies a la mode. Order pickup or delivery online, or wolf down a pizza on the patio or its newly reopened rooftop.

79 Potomac Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

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