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Rayburn Cafeteria

Independence Ave SW, Bldg 45, Washington DC, DC 20237
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“soups” (2 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
“pizza” (3 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly
Independence Ave SW, Bldg 45, Washington DC, DC 20237
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic, healthy, clean salad bar that had dark greens, fresh vegetables, marinated mushrooms, cottage cheese, beans, a variety of delicious dressings and toppings. After a week of fast food and heavy restaurant food, I was so pleasantly surprised to find this gorgeous salad bar. The...More

Thank Annie96777
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We needed something to eat before our tour of the Capitol. We had to go through security then downstairs to the Cafeteria. WE did have 2 slices of Pizza and a drink for $6.50 and decent salads. Problem was security and finding a way out...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 21 June 2017

A lot of people move through here. It is less chaotic than the café under the Longworth building or the one on the Senate side. It is also a bit less hectic, which probably is due to its location.

Thank POSHtravelier
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Needed a quick bite...wanted to get out of the sun. Ducked into then Rayburn building. We seemed to be the only tourists but the food was decent. Amazingly cheap. Cafeteria style, but some made to order specials and a decent salad bar.

Thank WombatboyOR
Reviewed 24 May 2017

If you are in DC and don't seek out one of the cafeterias at one of the government buildings, you are missing out on a bargain. At this location I went to the salad bar from a vast array of selections of veggies and proteins....More

Thank bharrier
Reviewed 6 May 2017

My colleagues and I had appointed with two lawmakers. We had the lunchtime between the meeting hours. Very good and varieties food, service takes time.

Thank JoyShurjo
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Being in Washington, DC for the inauguration was exciting enough; getting tickets to see the ceremony and events was quite another. After hours of visiting the offices of Senators and Congressmen (people?), we realized how very hungry we were after having gotten up at the...More

Thank KatrinaNeylon
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We were between appointments with lawmakers and needed to eat quickly to avoid missing the next one. This place had sandwiches, burgers, great soups & salads and many desserts. The prices were fair and we all plenty to eat.

Thank 2thdoc33133
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Open to the public, this place has numerous healthy selections for lunch. All priced well and prepared on the spot. Go early since at lunch (11:30 - 1) it is a zoo.. I mean - you will share a table if you are lucky. Sub...More

Reviewed 12 March 2017

If you are visiting the Rayburn Building, one of the House congressional buildings, this is the most practical place to have lunch. Food and price are reasonable. Atmosphere can be crowded and noisy.

Thank tour100
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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Independence Ave SW, Bldg 45, Washington DC, DC 20237
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
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