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The 14 Best Lunch Spots In Navy Yard, Washington

Updated: September 21, 2022

These cafes, food trucks, and restaurants make lunchtime our favorite time in Navy Yard! We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best lunches in Navy Yard. If you need quick service tacos or you have time for a sit-down buffet you will find your next lunch spot here!

Find the perfect spot

Shilling Canning Company

American, $$, Navy YardAmerican, $$Washington, Navy Yard
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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RASA

Indian, $, Navy YardIndian, $Washington, Navy Yard
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Taco City DC

Mexican, $, Navy YardMexican, $Washington, Navy Yard
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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CIRCA at Navy Yard

American, $$, Navy YardAmerican, $$Washington, Navy Yard
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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The Salt Line

American, $$, Navy YardAmerican, $$Washington, Navy Yard
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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PLNT Burger

American, $, Navy YardAmerican, $Washington, Navy Yard
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
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Andy's Pizza at Atlas Brew Works

Pizza, Navy YardPizzaWashington, Navy Yard
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Swizzler

American, $, Navy YardAmerican, $Washington, Navy Yard
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Khin’s Sushi

$$, Navy Yard$$Washington, Navy Yard
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

All-Purpose Riverfront

Pizza, $$, Navy YardPizza, $$Washington, Navy Yard
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Scarlet Oak

American, $$, Navy YardAmerican, $$Washington, Navy Yard
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5
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Bammy's

Caribbean, $$, Navy YardCaribbean, $$Washington, Navy Yard
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Basebowl

Asian, $$, Navy YardAsian, $$Washington, Navy Yard
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

La Famosa

Puerto Rican, $$, Navy YardPuerto Rican, $$Washington, Navy Yard
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5

How does it work?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 16302 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 518 lists and articles from Infatuation and Thrillist and others were carefully reviewed by boam. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Infatuation - The First Timer’s Guide To Eating & Drinking In DC and Thrillist - 19 Standout Places to Eat and Drink Outside in DC Right Now. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Recurring questions

Shilling Canning Company, CIRCA at Navy Yard, and PLNT Burger are the highest-rated lunch spots for a pick-up meal in Navy Yard.

The highest-rated restaurants in Navy Yard for group lunches are Shilling Canning Company, Chloe, and RASA.

Shilling Canning Company, Chloe, and RASA are the highest-rated lunch restaurants for take-out in Navy Yard.

Shilling Canning Company, Chloe, and RASA are the highest-rated lunch restaurants for a quick lunch in Navy Yard.

Shilling Canning Company, CIRCA at Navy Yard, and PLNT Burger are the highest-rated lunch spots for a pick up meal in Navy Yard.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for your banh mi

    Experts often pair banh mi with a glass of Mangose, a popular beer.

  • The ultimate drink pairing for banh mi


    Finding the ideal drink pairing for banh mi can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Kabinett. This, sweet, white wine balances the spicy banh mi.

  • Go for Cilantro Chile Cooler with banh mi

    For an elevated experience, pair your banh mi with Cilantro Chile Cooler. This combination works particularly well because this cocktail cuts through the fattiness of the sandwich.


Fun facts

  • The first ever ramen noodle

    1900s was an interesting time, and it gave us the much cherished ramen noodle. We can thank China for that!

  • A big feat in 2012

    What happened in September of 2012 you ask? A giant hamburger was made which weighed 2,014 pounds!

  • The ideal pairing

    Did you know that green tea pairs perfectly with sushi? Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself!

Parking information

Navy Yardis notorious for tricky parking. Luckily, you can secure parking stress-free with our partner SpotHero, a digital parking reservation service.

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