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(Levi's Port Cafe; Photo by Juana Arias)

Best cheap eats

The Washington Post Staff  |  Updated 06/29/2013

Dining dollars go further at these local restaurants.

 

Amsterdam Falafelshop

Washington, DC

Bring cash to this Adams Morgan shop. It's perfect for a late-night bite.

 

Bamian

Falls Church, VA

The Afghan food here meets two cheap-eats qualifications: it's hearty and comforting.

 

Ben's Chili Bowl

Washington, DC

The heart and soul of Washington, Ben's has been slinging chili dogs and thick shakes since 1958.

 

C.F. Folks

Washington, DC

It's no wonder the stools are always taken at this tiny American lunch counter downtown. Owner Art Carlson's wise-cracks serve as entertainment.

 

Etete

Washington, DC

The Ethiopian eatery offers satisfying dishes for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

 

Levi's Port Cafe

Washington, DC

This Barracks Row eatery offers a buffet of soul food and some of the best red velvet cake in town.

 

Ruan Thai

Wheaton, MD

Some of the best Thai food in the area is staged in this narrow, mint-green room in Wheaton, with little beyond a wall hanging or two to dress up the place.

 

Teaism

Washington, DC

Healthful, tasty lunches come in bento box form here and at the restaurant's two other Washington locations.

 

Surfside

Washington, DC

Fish tacos, veggie quesadillas and tasty guac: everything on the menu at this beachy restaurant oozes freshness.

 

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