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Smithsonian cafeteria

1400 Constitution Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-8443
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  • Excellent7%
  • Very good39%
  • Average33%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
4 Dec 2016
“Ok for a snack...”
19 Oct 2016
“Variety of foods!”
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1400 Constitution Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-8443
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

I stayed in DC for a week, mostly touring the Smithsonian. I completely saw it all!! A bucket list experience, to be sure. The cafeteria is average and great for a quick sandwich, soup and soft drink. Nothing remarkable. Crowded and noisy. Finding a seat...More

Thank Chris500
Reviewed 30 November 2016

poor and the staff not particularly helpful. I stood in one line after I was directed there. On reaching the front I was directed elsewhere which could and should have been done by the cashier who sent us to the wrong qeue in the first...More

Thank samQueenslander
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ordered turkey sandwiches they were pre-made and the bread was dry and there was no flavor at all. We would definitely wait until our tour is done and make sure to eat lunch somewhere else outside the museum.

Thank imus15
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I was really impressed with the food selection. We got there 1/2 hour before closing and thought they would be sold out, but they weren't and it was great! Best part is that throughout the cafeteria seating, there are plug ins to charge your phone....More

Thank Ann D
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This was my second visit to the NMAHC and my first time dining. The food was very good but many of the selections were sold out.

Thank David H
Reviewed 19 October 2016

You can get a complete meal. From healthy food to fun foods (fries, burgers, etc,) The prices are very reasonable.

Thank Native Q
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The wife and I went here for lunch while we visited the Smithsonian. We each got a drink, burger, fries, and dessert. With tax for 2 it was 50 bucks. I laughed. What else was I supposed to do.

Thank sphunt
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Go to a street vendor instead. Overpriced food in a somewhat prison-like atmosphere. I'm talking the Stars and Stripes cafe in the American History Museum. Live and learn....

Thank roncar
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Take a backpack and your own lunch. It is very over priced and the food is just okay. I had to eat my muffin with a spoon because it was so dry it all fell apart after the first bite! WATER is allowed in the...More

Thank chtown
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Decent Lunch. Very enjoyable. Was quiet when we went in. Good food and service. Nice to stop and rest during our sightseeing excursions around Washington DC

Thank Margaret M
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Response from Gary C | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 Constitution Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-8443
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
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