Lunch Time in Capitol Riverfront

There’s always something new to try for lunch in Capitol Riverfront. Take a break from your desk and walk to one of these appetizing and affordable lunch destinations.

Bonchon Chicken – Try your Bonchon chicken spicy or with ginger-soy sauce. Bonchon’s $9 lunch special comes with chicken wings, drums, or strips, and your choice of side: radish, coleslaw, rice, french fries, kimchi, or kimchi coleslaw.  1015 Half Street, SE

Food Trucks – Every weekday, food trucks park on M Street along Canal Park bringing a wide variety of lunch options to one of DC’s best parks. Popular food trucks at Canal Park include Dangerously Delicious Pies and DC Slices pizza. With a new choice of food trucks every day, check out Food Truck Fiesta for today’s food truck lunch options.  Second and M Streets, SE
Buffalo Wild Wings – Stay in to watch sports or get your wings to go at everyone’s favorite place to watch the game. Sandwiches, salads, and wraps are also available on Buffalo Wild Wing’s fast break lunch menu.  1220 Half Street, SE

Harris Teeter – The Capitol Riverfront’s first full-service grocery store offers a hot foods bar, deli sandwiches made-to-order, and pizza by the slice with various daily lunch specials.  1212 4th Street, SE

Cornercopia – This neighborhood gourmet market’s lunch selection features salads and lunch sandwiches with premium Boar’s Head meats and cheeses. Don’t miss Cornercopia’s signature Thursday lunch special bulgogi, a popular Korean beef dish, homemade by the store’s owners.  1000 3rd Street, SE

Lot 38 – This two-story neighborhood coffee shop serves Illy coffee and has free wifi service for customers. Take advantage of Lot 38’s lunch special of a free bag of chips with every sandwich.  1001 2nd Street, SE
Five Guys – Serving their famous burgers and fries, Five Guys is a lunch favorite. While you wait for your order, snack on the restaurant’s seemingly endless supply of free peanuts for customers.  1100 New Jersey Ave, SE

Nando’s Peri-Peri – “Flame grilled – never fried,” Nando’s Peri-Peri’s delicious chicken is superb off the bone, in sandwiches, and in salads. All of these mouth-watering dining options are available at this Portuguese-by-way-of-South-Africa chain’s location at The Yards.  300 Tingey Street, SE

Potbelly Sandwich Shop – Made-to-order deli sandwiches are a staple of this popular restaurant chain. Save room for dessert and be rewarded with Potbelly’s signature shakes and chocolate chip cookies.  301 Tingey Street, SE

Subway & Subway Café – From foot-long sandwiches to salads, Subway offers a reliable lunch option. In 2015, Subway Café opened in the neighborhood offering classic Subway sandwiches and an enhanced coffee menu.  Subway, 1100 New Jersey Ave, SE. Subway Café, 20 M Street, SE
Sweetgreen – Sweetgreen’s first store opened in Georgetown in 2007. Now open at 11 DC locations, this healthy lunch option in The Yards features healthy and delicious salads with ingredients sourced from local farms.  1212 4th Street, SE

100 Montaditos – There are 100 versions of montaditos, or Spanish tapas sandwiches, to try at this Capitol Riverfront location. Get five montaditos to make a lunch meal or buy more montaditos to share with your colleagues. Tip: Montaditos are only $1 on Wednesdays.  300 Tingey Street, SE

Willie’s Brew & Que – The best deal for a BBQ lunch is the $10 BBQ sandwich, chips, coleslaw, and soda at Willie’s. Take your pick from BBQ chicken, pulled pork, or tofu.  300 Tingey Street, SE

Takorean – This Korean-inspired taco restaurant began as a food truck. Takorean’s location at The Yards was their first brick and mortar location in the District. Try bulgogi (Korean beef) and kimchi (spiced, pickled cabbage) on your first visit to Takorean.  1212 4th Street, SE