Looking for a spot to grab a relaxing meal, quick bite or a snack before, during, or after your trip to the Smithsonian's National Zoo? Here's a list of who is open nearby and what they offer!
Woodley Park restaurants value the health of their guests and shoppers. All employees wear masks, wash hands with disinfectant, and sanitize surfaces, and the restaurants maintain social distancing between tables. Per DC Mayor Bowser’s mandate, all guests will be required to wear masks when not eating and drinking.
Quench your thirst with $5 drink specials at Mayahuel! This modern Mexican restaurant is open for indoor and patio service, Monday through Thursday from 4pm to 8pm, Friday 4pm to 10pm, Saturday 11am to 10pm, and Sunday 11am to 8pm. Brunch menu 11am to 4pm and dinner menu after 4pm. Visit their website »
Offering indoor and shaded patio dining, you can brunch, lunch, and enjoy dinner every day of the week, 8am to 9pm. Famous for their crafted coffee beverages! Visit their website »
Load up on District Kitchen's rustic-chic American fare. They're open Wednesday through Thursday 4pm to 9pm, Friday, from 4pm to 10pm, Saturday 11am to 10pm and Sunday, 11am to 4pm. You can dine on their shaded patio or with AC indoors.
Join them for happy hour on weekdays from 4pm to 8pm for $5 beers, $6 wine, $8 cocktails, or 2 for $15 cocktails. On weekends, stop in for brunch and enjoy bottomless mimosas & Bloody Marys or snag 2 brunch cocktails for $15. Visit their website »
Score great dinner deals at this Italian eatery when you dine-in! They also offer free kids' meal with the purchase of an adult entree on Tuesdays.
Show your Zoo entry pass any day to receive 50% off a kids meal with the purchase of adult entrée. Visit their website »
Looking for the perfect patio for breakfast? Woodley Cafe's classic American menu is best enjoyed al fresco. Indoor dining available as well. Open everyday, 9am to 9pm.
In addition to enjoying select beers, full bar and the best spot in Woodley Park for watching your favorite sports team, come for Macintyre’s brunch, classic pub fare and a full menu with seasonal ingredients. Inside or on the patio, they are open Tuesday to Friday from 12pm to 10pm, Saturday 11am to 10pm, and Sunday 11am to 6pm.
Lebanese Taverna is open for beautiful indoor dining and patio seating. Want to grab a meal to take home? You can order online through their website. If you're picking up and would like curbside service, you can give them a call at (202) 265-8681 when you arrive and they will bring your meal to your car. Visit their website »
Hot N Juicy brings the heat with its southern-inspired cuisine. Order online in advance to take home a seafood feast – who doesn’t need a pound of shrimp, crab, crawfish or mussels to make the perfect day! The restaurant has reconfigured its dining room to meet social distancing guidelines, and all indoor diners must make a reservation. Give them a call at (202) 299-9448 or reserve your table online. Visit their website »
Stop by LiLLiES on your way to or from the zoo with your entry pass and you’ll receive 10% off! In Woodley Park for nearly 10 years and owned by neighborhood residents, LiLLiES is a treasured family-run neighborhood restaurant. Each dish is carefully crafted so be sure to check out daily specials as well as their take-out family meal for four for only $65.
Their breezy patio is like an oasis on a hot day and dining room is also open, Monday to Thursday 11:30am to 9pm (closed 2-5pm), Friday 11:30am to 9pm, Saturday 10am to 9pm, and Sunday 10am to 6pm. Your kids will love their panda pancakes! Visit their website »
Lunch, brunch, and dinner are all on the table at Duke's Counter. Pop over to their patio or casual indoor dining, everyday 11am to 9pm and until 10pm on Saturdays. Monday to Friday Happy hour starts early at noon until 7pm. Kids Menu every day! Visit their website »
Yael's nut-free and kosher baked goodies are the perfect post-zoo treat. Stop by to grab yourself some cake pops, bagels, delicious bagel sandwiches, and more. Their cake pops come in an array of flavors, including refreshing flavors like lemon and raspberry. Get a free bottle of water with your Zoo entry pass and purchase. Visit their website »
Nando’s started way back in 1987 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Now you can enjoy its world-famous, flame-grilled and marinated chicken, everyday 11am to 8pm (late opening on Tuesdays at 3pm). Order take-out or enjoy their patio or indoor dining, surrounded by beautiful original artwork. Sauces for sale on site. Visit their website »
Just opened! Check out delicious fresh food to go in the downstairs Café or linger in the upstairs Bistro for a full sit-down meal. Patio is open! Check out this latest addition to the neighborhood every day, 7am to 9pm. Visit their website »
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