Capitol Riverfront has no lack of budget dining options. These eats won't break the bank and are still delicious; the best of both worlds.
Truckeroo – A monthly warm-weather food truck festival at the Half Street Fairgrounds, the shipping container venue near Nationals Park, Truckeroo offers a wide variety of food truck favorites for lunch and dinner. Try DC Slices pizza, Red Hook Lobster Pound, and Goodies Frozen custard at the first Truckeroo of the season in April. 1201 Half Street, SE
Ice Cream Jubilee – Time Out New York named Ice Cream Jubilee one of the “best ice cream shops in America,” commenting that this Capitol Riverfront ice cream shop “turns traditional flavors on their heads with creative concoctions like caramel popcorn and cardamom black pepper.” Heavenly ice cream at budget-friendly prices. 301 Water Street, SE
Takorean – This wildly popular food truck’s first brick and mortar location is in The Yards. Showcasing creative tacos with Korean-inspired fillings such as kimchi (spicy pickled cabbage), Takorean offers 3 tacos for under $10 with an additional $2 off tacos on #TakoTuesday. 1212 4th Street, SE
Bonchon Chicken – Bonchon’s bargain daily $9 lunch special includes your choice of spicy or soy garlic flavored chicken wings, drums, or strips and a side of coleslaw, rice, french fries, kimchi, or their signature kimchi coleslaw. 1015 Half Street, SE
Newest Fast-Casual Eats – There are plenty of new dining options popping up in Capitol Riverfront, such as Shake Shack, Chopt, and Roti. There are also a handful of fast-casual restaurants opening in the near future, like Chipotle, CAVA, and RASA, so be sure to keep an eye out for the neighborhood's new eats.