By Jared Carmeli and Caitlin McLean
Sometimes the food in Leo J. O’Donovan Dining Hall — the only dining hall on campus — may not be appealing after weeks of Taco Tuesdays or Chicken Tender Thursdays, or you may want to explore new food options around D.C. The good news is that Georgetown is surrounded by great restaurants to satisfy any of your cravings. We’ve broken down a few of our favorite places below.
Curry and Pie : 1204 34th St. NW, Washington, DC 20007
7-minute walk from campus
Curry and Pie, a South Indian restaurant with Indian-inspired pizza is a great spot for any day of the week. With popular dishes like Chicken Tikka Curry pizza and Saag Paneer pizza there are Indian-inspired pizzas that everyone will enjoy. Located just a block from campus on 34th St between Prospect and M streets, Curry and Pie is easily within walking distance.
Price range: Personal pizzas start at $11 with curry dishes starting at $14.
Hours: Sunday-Wednesday: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday: 12 p.m to 11 p.m.
Falafel Inc: 1210 Potomac St. NW, Washington, DC 20007
10-minute walk from campus
If you are looking for a good quick meal, Falafel Inc is a great and affordable choice. Located a few blocks from campus, Falafel Inc offers falafel, falafel bowls and salads. Additionally, all proceeds go to providing a meal for a refugee.
Price range: Sandwiches are $4 and bowls are $5.
Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
First Bake @farmersfishers: The Washington Harbor, 3000 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20007
17-minute walk from campus
Farmers Fishers Bakers is a great spot for brunch on the weekends, but if you’re willing to get up early enough during the week, the restaurant’s First Bake option offers a very cheap but delicious grab-and-go breakfast option for items like pastries and sandwiches, all of which are only $5 or less. Its location on the Georgetown Waterfront also makes for a very pretty spot to eat your breakfast before a busy day.
Price range: Pastries start at $1 with breakfast sandwiches coming in at $4.99.
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (First Bake only)
Thomas Sweet: 3214 P St NW, Washington, DC 20007
10-minute walk from campus
Washington, D.C., can be hot and humid, especially in August and September. If you are hot and want some ice cream Thomas Sweet is a great choice with dozens of ice cream flavors to choose from.
Price Range: A small ice cream or frozen yogurt starts at $4.25
Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Medium-Priced — But Worth It!
Oki Bowl: 1608 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
12-minute walk from campus
The Japanese-Thai fusion Oki Bowl @ Georgetown is a great option for high-quality, affordable ramen and rice bowls. Its quirky, fun decor creates the perfect atmosphere for a night out with friends, and is a short walk from campus.
Price: Ramen starts at $18.20 and Rice Bowls are $19.50.
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Call Your Mother: 3428 O St NW, Washington, DC 20007
3-minute walk from campus
This Georgetown classic is famous for its bagels, however overpriced they may be. Nonetheless, CYM is a great option for a weekend breakfast, though as native New Jerseyans/New Yorkers ourselves, these bagels pale in comparison to those up north.
Price: Make your own bagels start at $2.50 and bagel sandwiches start at $5.50.
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily
Sweetgreen 1044 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
14-minute walk from campus
This iteration of the national chain founded by former Hoyas is the perfect healthy and delicious option. Their specialized and customizable salads and grain bowls make for a hearty meal that is quite filling and satisfying. We recommend getting the Harvest Bowl, but really anything from the menu should suffice.
Price: Custom salads start at $8.50
Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily
South Block 3210 Grace St NW, Washington, DC 20007
13-minute walk from campus
If you love acai bowls then head to South Block. Located within walking distance from campus South Block has Acai Bowls, smoothies and juices for everyone and has a great atmosphere. You can also easily walk to the Georgetown Waterfront to enjoy your Acai bowls.
Price: Acai bowls start at $11.00.
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saxby’s 3500 O St NW, Washington, DC 20007
2-minute walk from campus
Saxby’s, located just two blocks from the front gates, is a great place to grab a coffee or tea before your class in Car Barn or Walsh. Popular with students and Washington, D.C residents, Saxby’s can sometimes be a little loud for a study spot if you are looking for something more quiet.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Compass Coffee 1351 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
8-minute walk from campus
Compass Coffee is a popular coffee and study spot among students. With seasonal lattes and other speciality drinks, you will never tire of the menu or the great atmosphere.Hours: Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.