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Posted on April 26, 2019

Looking to not break the bank every time you’re on your lunch break at work? Or want to be able to actually be able to say “yes” when your friends ask you to get a bite to eat? If this sounds like you, then I have a gift for you. Here is a list of 5 restaurants that are both affordable and delicious.

1. Ben’s Chili Bowl

Ben’s Chili Bowl originally opened in D.C. in 1958 ,and has been successfully creating tasty bites since. From their famous chili to hot dogs and more, Ben’s Chili Bowl has the perfect comfort food--and at a low cost.

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One thing I definitely recommend you try is the classic chili. Ben’s Chili Bowl describes their chili as made with love, and uses the same secret recipe since they opened over 50 years ago. You can get a bowl for under $5.

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If you’re not in a chili mood there’s always more to choose from on the Ben’s Chili Bowls menu, such as the jumbo dog or big juicy burger for under $6. Whatever you choose, you will definitely be nice and full after! And there’s always the option to choose Ben’s Chili Bowl delivery!

2. &pizza

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The &pizza menu offers a solid list of their hit pizzas, as well as the option to customize your own. All of their pizzas are under $10, and are big enough that they could probably feed you for both lunch and dinner. They have over 10 locations throughout the DC area, and there is always the option to choose &pizza delivery.

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Two pizza’s I would recommend are The OG and The Maverick. The OG comes with classic tomato, fresh mozzarella, grape tomatoes, fresh basil, olive oil, salt and pepper and The Maverick comes with classic tomato, fresh mozzarella, salami, 39-day aged pepperoni, classic fennel italian sausage, oregano oil, parmesan reggiano.

3. G-Town Bites

G-Town Bites is a diner that everyone in the area raves about. Not only for their good eats, but also their low prices. The G-Town Bite’ menu ranges from breakfast sandwiches to tacos to gyro slides--truly a wide variety.

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One of the best deals would be a breakfast sandwich, such as the sausage and egg, which includes toast as well as home fries, all under $6. Also, 3 cheese burger sliders are only $7.95. That’s $7.95 for G-Town Bites' signature mini burger with American cheese, sliced tomato, greens and their special “sexy sauce.” Honestly, how could you resist that?

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Want to skip the line and the drive over? Consider ordering your cheap bite through G-Town Bites’ delivery!

4. Sol Mexican Grill

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Sol Mexican Grill has two locations in the D.C area, and is also available through Sol Mexican Grill delivery. What’s even better than it’s convenient locations and cheap delivery is that the food is both delicious and cost friendly.

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The Sol Mexican Grill menu has all of the classics including tacos, burritos, and nachos. All of their food is made to order, and almost everything is under $10. If you’re REALLY on a budget, then consider getting the taco for just $3.00. Even though the prices is low, it really is a good taco!

5. One Fish Two Fish Asian Cafe

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Late night craving Chinese food but not wanting to spend your entire paycheck? Check out One Fish Two Fish Asian Cafe delivery! The One Fish Two Fish Asian Cafe menu is absolutely huge, so there will definitely be something for you!

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Some of their cheapest options are the Egg Drop soup, a large only being $2.85 and the Garden Salad for only $3.25. They also have plenty of dinner options, with a variety of veggie, chicken, pork, beef, and seafood dinner combinations, most under $10.

Thanks for checking out my list of affordable restaurants in D.C. Be sure to check out delivery for these 5 restaurants on a budget in D.C., available through FoodBoss!

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