Dining Options

The Folger is near several lively restaurant districts. A few blocks to the south, look in or near the 200 and 300 blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, and on First Street, SE, across from the Capitol South Metro stop. There are also several restaurants to the north, in or near the 200 and 300 blocks of Massachusetts Avenue, NE. For still more choices, consider restaurants in the Eastern Market area along Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, and Seventh and Eighth Streets, SE.

Some nearby restaurants provide special discounts through the Capitol Hill & Will discount card for Folger subscribers for dine-in patrons. 

A listing on this page is not an endorsement by the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Before an evening performance | Weekday lunch choices

Before an evening performance

Bistro Cacao (Offers a 10% discount with Capitol Hill & Will Card)
Outdoor seating, delivery, and takeout available
320 Massachusetts Avenue, NE

Café Berlin (Offers a 10% discount with Capitol Hill & Will Card)
Limited outdoor seating and takeout available Wednesday-Sunday
322 Massachusetts Avenue, NE

Capitol Lounge 
Patio reservations available (Closing September 20)
229 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Cava Mezze
Outdoor seating and curbside pick-up available
527 8th Street, SE

Good Stuff Eatery 
Outdoor seating and delivery through Postmates available
303 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Hawk 'n' Dove 
329 Pennsylvania Ave SE

Joselito Casa de Comidas (Offers a 10% discount with Capitol Hill & Will Card)
Outdoor seating, delivery through Uber Eats, and pick-up available
660 Pennsylvania Ave SE

The Monocle 
107 D Street, NE

Nicoletta Pizzeria 
Delivery and takeout available
The Boardwalk at The Navy Yard, Southeast

Osteria Morini DC
Outdoor seating, delivery, and takeout available
301 Water Street Southeast, Suite 109

Santa Rosa Taqueria
Delivery available through Postmates
315 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar  (Offers a 10% discount with Capitol Hill & Will Card)
Delivery and takeout available for dinner
223 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Talay Thai
Delivery available
406 First Street, SE

Trattoria Alberto 
506 8th Street, SE

Tune Inn
Outdoor seating available
331 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Tunnicliff’s Tavern
Outdoor seating, delivery through Uber Eats, and curbside pick-up available
222 7th Street, SE

We, the Pizza 
Outdoor seating and delivery available
305 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Weekday lunch choices

For a quick bite at lunchtime, there are many options along Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, between Second and Fourth Streets, as well as a number of restaurants across from the Capitol South Metro stop. 

Le Bon Café
Limited outdoor seating, delivery and takeout available beginning June 22
210 Second Street, SE

Burrito Brothers 
Delivery and takeout available
205 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Gandel's Liquors and Deli
211 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Good Stuff Eatery 
Outdoor seating and delivery available through Postmates
303 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Hunan Dynasty 
Delivery and takeout available
215 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

La Lomita Dos
308 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Pete's Diner and Carryout
212 Second Street, SE

Peregrine Espresso (Offers a 10% discount with Capitol Hill & Will Card)
Takeout available
660 Pennsylvania Ave SE

Roland's Of Capitol Hill
333 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Santa Rosa Taqueria
Delivery available through Postmates
315 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Tortilla Coast 
400 First Street, SE

Tune Inn 
Outdoor seating available
331 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

We, the Pizza  
Outdoor seating and delivery available
305 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE