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Melted Swiss cheese oozes out of a pressed tripleta sandwich filled with roasted pork, ham, and sliced ribeye inside crispy pan de agua slices.
Melted Swiss cheese oozes out of La Famosa’s pressed tripleta sandwich, filled with roasted pork, ham, and sliced ribeye inside crispy pan de agua slices.
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Where to Eat and Drink in Navy Yard

The waterfront neighborhood has exciting options for creative burgers, Caribbean cocktails, and Middle Eastern food made with Mid-Atlantic ingredients

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Melted Swiss cheese oozes out of La Famosa’s pressed tripleta sandwich, filled with roasted pork, ham, and sliced ribeye inside crispy pan de agua slices.
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When Nationals Park opened in Navy Yard in 2008, it sparked waves of development in the Southeast neighborhood that have kept construction cranes busy ever since. With condo after condo (after condo) going up, a swath of restaurants have risen to serve the market. Over the past couple years, that included some of the most anticipated openings in the city in ABC Pony, Erik Bruner-Yang’s versatile neighborhood cafe; Albi, chef Michael Rafidi’s wood-burning venue for Middle Eastern food made with Mid-Atlantic ingredients; and Bammy’s, the waterfront Caribbean restaurant from the co-chefs who brought national attention to Maydan. More development churned on throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as new restaurants like all-day Puerto Rican place La Famosa and a burger counter from the Swizzler truck opened up shop.

D.C. is limiting capacity at the Major League Baseball stadium to 5,000 fans to start the 2021 season, but that policy is expected to be revisited in April. Game day buzz will still likely provide a boost to neighborhood watering holes when the Nationals are on TV.

D.C. allows indoor dining at 25 percent capacity, and alcohol consumption is allowed until midnight. Many restaurants offer outdoor seating, but this should not be taken as endorsement for dining out, as there are still safety concerns. The Washington Post is tracking coronavirus cases and deaths in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. More information can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. ABC Pony

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2 I St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 913-8155
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D.C. restaurateur Erik Bruner-Yang’s all-day cafe anchoring a luxury apartment building started out serving Italian-Asian dishes like lumpia (Filipino eggrolls) stuffed with meatballs and burrata. After a year full of inventive specials and pop-ups spanning several cuisines, chef Armani Johnson is overseeing a Five Guys-style burger shop that complements Creekstone Beef patties with options like crab dip, char siu bacon, and chili crisp ranch. Preorder online for pickup or delivery.

A char siu bacon burger from ABC Pony
A char siu bacon burger from ABC Pony
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2. Side Door Pizza

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909 New Jersey Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003

Scarlet Oak grill launched this Detroit-style pizza operation to boost business during the pandemic. Order online here to pick up thick square pies topped with crispy edges laced with cheese and sauce ladled on last. There are also pupusas, grilled wings, risotto balls, and a Caesar salad made out of shaved and crispy Brussels sprouts.

3. 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 Grub Hub).

Wiseguy Pizza [Official photo]

4. El Bebe

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99 M St SE Ste 120
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 863-2323
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The restaurant group behind D.C.’s chain of Circa bistros designed El Bebe to be the type of place its emloyees wanted to grab a drink after work. El Bebe opened in February 2019 with a vibrant collection of graffiti art from Miami and mezcal cocktails that smoke with dry ice. Indoor dining, patio seating, carryout, and delivery are all available for anyone craving a deep selection of appetizers, dips, and fusion tacos.

Esquites corn dip from El Bebe
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5. 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, 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 is 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.

Atlas Brew Works has a partnership with Andy’s Pizza at its new Navy Yard facility
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6. 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 a location in Mt. Vernon Triangle. Satisfy cravings via takeout or delivery.

A fast-casual Indian bowl from Rasa.
A fast-casual Indian bowl from Rasa.
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7. Takorean (Multiple locations)

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1212 4th St SE #130
Washington, D.C. 20003

This one-time food truck and Union Market standby sells Korean tacos and bowls that can be customized with tofu, cauliflower, chicken, steak, or pork, and filled with slaw, kale, or kimchi. Order carryout and delivery online.

8. Swizzler

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1259 First St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 930-1499
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A business that started as a pair of food trucks for spiral-cut hot dogs and grass-fed smash burgers now boasts a fast-casual counter near the ballpark with one of the most affordable options in the neighborhood. A single patty Swizz Stack meal that includes fries and a drink costs $10.70. Preorder for pickup here.

Swizzler’s “Swizz Stack” (grass-fed beef, arugula, dill pickle, stack sauce) and Parmesan truffle fries.
Swizzler’s “Swizz Stack” (grass-fed beef, arugula, dill pickle, stack sauce) and Parmesan truffle fries.
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9. Bluejacket

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300 Tingey St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 524-4862
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Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s full-service restaurant and brewery reaches far beyond the pierogis and pretzels. Bite into a pressed pastrami sandwich at lunch, a fried chicken sandwich with mumbo sauce at dinner, or pretzel French toast during brunch. Wash it down beers like a juicy Lost Weekend IPA, a For the Company Helles-style lager, or a Caribou peanut butter stout. Order takeout or delivery online. Outdoor dining is available on the patio.

10. Hatoba

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300 Tingey St SE #170
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 488-4800
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Fulfill a ramen fix at Hatoba, the Navy Yard outpost for Sapporo-style ramen from Daikaya Group. A large selection of canned beer, wine, cocktails, and sake sets Hatoba apart from sister restaurants Daikaya, Haikan, and Bantam King. A pair of hot dogs incorporate ingredients from yakisoba and okonomiyaki, respectively. Order deconstructed bowls of red miso clam or vegan roasted tomato curry ramen for carryout or delivery via Grub Hub, Caviar, or Uber Eats. There is patio seating, and happy hour is every day from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

11. 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.

12. Walter’s Sports Bar

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10 N St SE
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 499-3919
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Right across the street from Nationals Park, Walters boasts 24 self-pour draft lines. There’s a patio out front, and the bar’s online takeout menu includes bar bites like Old Bay wings, smoked turkey sandwiches, and jerk lamb pasta fusilli.

13. La Famosa

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1300 4th St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 921-9882
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Chef-owner 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
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14. 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).

Chloe DC crudo
Cobia crudo from Chloe
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15. 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.

16. Kruba Thai & Sushi

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300 Water St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 484-0234
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Smart orders at this Thai (and sushi) restaurant include a vegetarian pickled yellow radish roll, dumplings filled with pork, crab, shrimp, and water chestnuts, and hand pies known as curry puffs. Order for takeout or delivery online.

17. 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 ($55 per person) and a la carte entrees on a takeout menu full of dishes like crispy cornmeal catfish, ember-roasted sweet potatoes, and standout thick-cut fries. Reservations are available inside or on a patio garden.

18. Due South

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301 Water St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 479-4616
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This Southern restaurant from the Georgetown Events group (Surfside, Millie’s, the Bullpen) serves classics like pimento cheese, fried catfish po’ boys, and shrimp and grits from chef Rusty Holman. Pickup and delivery orders are available through DoorDash.

19. Ice Cream Jubilee (Multiple locations)

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301 Water Street, SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 863-0727
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This homegrown ice cream shop offers flavors such as banana bourbon caramel, honey lemon lavender, cold brew coffee, and Thai iced tea. Sorbet flavors include guava and gin and tonic. There’s also milkshakes, cookies, and customized ice cream cakes. Order scoops and sundaes for takeout or place shipping orders of pint packs.

20. Osteria Morini

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301 Water St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 484-0660
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The D.C. outpost of Michael White’s SoHo-based restaurant features dishes ranging from gourmet panini to lasagna made with spinach pasta. The plentiful outdoor seating is perfect for lunch, dinner, or brunch. Pop in for a meal or order online for takeout and delivery.

Seasonal ravioli with corn from Osteria Morini
Seasonal ravioli with corn from Osteria Morini
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21. Agua 301

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301 Water St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 484-0301
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This Mexican restaurant serves empanadas, huaraches, and tacos filled with everything from pork belly to tuna steak. The menu is also very pescatarian and veggie-friendly, with options such as a grilled vegetable tower stacked with eggplant, zucchini, and squash, or a sopa de mariscos with mussels, clam, shrimp, and whitefish in seafood broth. Reserve a spot for the dining room or patio here, or order online for carryout or delivery.

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22. 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 plates available on the condensed version of their sit-down spread. Sit down for a creamy, rum-packed painkiller cocktail on the heated patio, or place and order for takeout.

23. 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. A TSL To Go operation offers takeout and delivery, and there’s a riverfront patio for outdoor seating.

24. 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 under the direction of Jerome Grant, formerly the chef of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Grant’s menu reflects his multicultural heritage with Filipino influences that show up in dishes like spaghetti with banana ketchup or calamansi citrus pepper wings. Double-fried chicken gets brined in buttermilk and yellow miso. After a winter pause, Jackie is accepting reservations starting April 1. There are indoor and patio seats along with a giant outdoor beer garden.

Mom’s spaghetti, with banana ketchup and sweet longganisa sausage from Jackie
Mom’s spaghetti, with banana ketchup and sweet longganisa sausage from Jackie
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25. 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.

A brunch pizza from All-Purpose Capitol Riverfront
A brunch pizza from All-Purpose Capitol Riverfront
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1. ABC Pony

2 I St SE, Washington, DC 20003
A char siu bacon burger from ABC Pony
A char siu bacon burger from ABC Pony
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D.C. restaurateur Erik Bruner-Yang’s all-day cafe anchoring a luxury apartment building started out serving Italian-Asian dishes like lumpia (Filipino eggrolls) stuffed with meatballs and burrata. After a year full of inventive specials and pop-ups spanning several cuisines, chef Armani Johnson is overseeing a Five Guys-style burger shop that complements Creekstone Beef patties with options like crab dip, char siu bacon, and chili crisp ranch. Preorder online for pickup or delivery.

2 I St SE
Washington, DC 20003

2. Side Door Pizza

909 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003

Scarlet Oak grill launched this Detroit-style pizza operation to boost business during the pandemic. Order online here to pick up thick square pies topped with crispy edges laced with cheese and sauce ladled on last. There are also pupusas, grilled wings, risotto balls, and a Caesar salad made out of shaved and crispy Brussels sprouts.

909 New Jersey Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003

3. Wiseguy Pizza (Multiple locations)

202 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Wiseguy Pizza [Official photo]

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 Grub Hub).

202 M St SE
Washington, DC 20003

4. El Bebe

99 M St SE Ste 120, Washington, DC 20003
Esquites corn dip from El Bebe
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

The restaurant group behind D.C.’s chain of Circa bistros designed El Bebe to be the type of place its emloyees wanted to grab a drink after work. El Bebe opened in February 2019 with a vibrant collection of graffiti art from Miami and mezcal cocktails that smoke with dry ice. Indoor dining, patio seating, carryout, and delivery are all available for anyone craving a deep selection of appetizers, dips, and fusion tacos.

99 M St SE Ste 120
Washington, DC 20003

5. Atlas Brew Works/Andy’s Pizza

1201 Half St SE Suite 120, Washington, DC 20003
Atlas Brew Works has a partnership with Andy’s Pizza at its new Navy Yard facility
Atlas Brew Works [official]

Starting with its first shop in Tysons Galleria and extending to a carryout stand in Shaw, 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 is 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

6. Rasa (Multiple locations)

1247 1st St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
A fast-casual Indian bowl from Rasa.
A fast-casual Indian bowl from Rasa.
Rasa [official]

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 a location in Mt. Vernon Triangle. Satisfy cravings via takeout or delivery.

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

7. Takorean (Multiple locations)

1212 4th St SE #130, Washington, D.C. 20003

This one-time food truck and Union Market standby sells Korean tacos and bowls that can be customized with tofu, cauliflower, chicken, steak, or pork, and filled with slaw, kale, or kimchi. Order carryout and delivery online.

1212 4th St SE #130
Washington, D.C. 20003

8. Swizzler

1259 First St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Swizzler’s “Swizz Stack” (grass-fed beef, arugula, dill pickle, stack sauce) and Parmesan truffle fries.
Swizzler’s “Swizz Stack” (grass-fed beef, arugula, dill pickle, stack sauce) and Parmesan truffle fries.
Rey Lopez/Eater DC

A business that started as a pair of food trucks for spiral-cut hot dogs and grass-fed smash burgers now boasts a fast-casual counter near the ballpark with one of the most affordable options in the neighborhood. A single patty Swizz Stack meal that includes fries and a drink costs $10.70. Preorder for pickup here.

1259 First St SE
Washington, DC 20003

9. Bluejacket

300 Tingey St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s full-service restaurant and brewery reaches far beyond the pierogis and pretzels. Bite into a pressed pastrami sandwich at lunch, a fried chicken sandwich with mumbo sauce at dinner, or pretzel French toast during brunch. Wash it down beers like a juicy Lost Weekend IPA, a For the Company Helles-style lager, or a Caribou peanut butter stout. Order takeout or delivery online. Outdoor dining is available on the patio.

300 Tingey St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

10. Hatoba

300 Tingey St SE #170, Washington, DC 20003

Fulfill a ramen fix at Hatoba, the Navy Yard outpost for Sapporo-style ramen from Daikaya Group. A large selection of canned beer, wine, cocktails, and sake sets Hatoba apart from sister restaurants Daikaya, Haikan, and Bantam King. A pair of hot dogs incorporate ingredients from yakisoba and okonomiyaki, respectively. Order deconstructed bowls of red miso clam or vegan roasted tomato curry ramen for carryout or delivery via Grub Hub, Caviar, or Uber Eats. There is patio seating, and happy hour is every day from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

300 Tingey St SE #170
Washington, DC 20003

11. 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

12. Walter’s Sports Bar

10 N St SE, Washington, DC 20024

Right across the street from Nationals Park, Walters boasts 24 self-pour draft lines. There’s a patio out front, and the bar’s online takeout menu includes bar bites like Old Bay wings, smoked turkey sandwiches, and jerk lamb pasta fusilli.

10 N St SE
Washington, DC 20024

13. 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-owner 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

14. Chloe

1331 4th St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
Chloe DC crudo
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

15. Albi

1346 4th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

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

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16. Kruba Thai & Sushi

300 Water St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

Smart orders at this Thai (and sushi) restaurant include a vegetarian pickled yellow radish roll, dumplings filled with pork, crab, shrimp, and water chestnuts, and hand pies known as curry puffs. Order for takeout or delivery online.

300 Water St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

17. 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 ($55 per person) and a la carte entrees on a takeout menu full of dishes like crispy cornmeal catfish, ember-roasted sweet potatoes, and standout thick-cut fries. Reservations are available inside or on a patio garden.

360 Water St SE
Washington, DC 20003

18. Due South

301 Water St SE, Washington, DC 20003

This Southern restaurant from the Georgetown Events group (Surfside, Millie’s, the Bullpen) serves classics like pimento cheese, fried catfish po’ boys, and shrimp and grits from chef Rusty Holman. Pickup and delivery orders are available through DoorDash.

301 Water St SE
Washington, DC 20003

19. Ice Cream Jubilee (Multiple locations)

301 Water Street, SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

This homegrown ice cream shop offers flavors such as banana bourbon caramel, honey lemon lavender, cold brew coffee, and Thai iced tea. Sorbet flavors include guava and gin and tonic. There’s also milkshakes, cookies, and customized ice cream cakes. Order scoops and sundaes for takeout or place shipping orders of pint packs.

301 Water Street, SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

20. Osteria Morini

301 Water St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
Seasonal ravioli with corn from Osteria Morini
Seasonal ravioli with corn from Osteria Morini
Travis Vaughn/Osteria Morini

The D.C. outpost of Michael White’s SoHo-based restaurant features dishes ranging from gourmet panini to lasagna made with spinach pasta. The plentiful outdoor seating is perfect for lunch, dinner, or brunch. Pop in for a meal or order online for takeout and delivery.

301 Water St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

21. Agua 301

301 Water St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
Nats Restaurants Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

This Mexican restaurant serves empanadas, huaraches, and tacos filled with everything from pork belly to tuna steak. The menu is also very pescatarian and veggie-friendly, with options such as a grilled vegetable tower stacked with eggplant, zucchini, and squash, or a sopa de mariscos with mussels, clam, shrimp, and whitefish in seafood broth. Reserve a spot for the dining room or patio here, or order online for carryout or delivery.

301 Water St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

22. 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 plates available on the condensed version of their sit-down spread. Sit down for a creamy, rum-packed painkiller cocktail on the heated patio, or place and order for takeout.

301 Water St SE # 115
Washington, DC 20003

23. 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. A TSL To Go operation offers takeout and delivery, and there’s a riverfront patio for outdoor seating.

79 Potomac Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

24. Jackie

79 Potomac Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003
Mom’s spaghetti, with banana ketchup and sweet longganisa sausage from Jackie
Mom’s spaghetti, with banana ketchup and sweet longganisa sausage from Jackie
Jackie [official]

The Navy Yard location of Dacha beer hall rebranded its indoor restaurant as an American bistro under the direction of Jerome Grant, formerly the chef of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Grant’s menu reflects his multicultural heritage with Filipino influences that show up in dishes like spaghetti with banana ketchup or calamansi citrus pepper wings. Double-fried chicken gets brined in buttermilk and yellow miso. After a winter pause, Jackie is accepting reservations starting April 1. There are indoor and patio seats along with a giant outdoor beer garden.

79 Potomac Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003

25. All-Purpose (Multiple locations)

79 Potomac Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
A brunch pizza from All-Purpose Capitol Riverfront
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.

79 Potomac Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

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