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Justin's Cafe

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Cafe, Pub
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1025 1st St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-5318
+1 202-652-1009
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very much has the feel of a neighborhood place. Relatively small and cozy, but with nice sidewalk seating. Good food, if you are looking for burgers and similar. Great wait staff, and a large selection of beers.

Thank ILovePanama
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you live in the condos or apartments, Justin's is crazy convenient. It has a better menu than a typical bar and the pizzas are pretty darned good. The surprise for us... its wings. The dry, Old Bay option is the best. If you choose to dine in, the place can be a bit noisy, but then, it is a... More 

Thank Robert J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Enjoyable casual atmosphere, good food and well mixed drinks. Always busy, for good reason. Friendly staff and patrons.

Thank jaksm0m
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We ate here for lunch, and found it a breath of fresh air in the otherwise wildly overpriced DC market for dining. Prices were fair, food delicious, portions generous, and service spot on. Would highly recommend the pizzas! A bit out of the way, but if you are staying in or near the Navy Yard (ball park area), it's worth... More 

Thank mnrose1
Louisville, Kentucky
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117 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I was in Washington DC on a business trip and stayed about four blocks from Justin's Cafe so it was an easy walk. It is near the new baseball park and the Navy Yard Metro stop. The place was small and the service was a bit slow. I was not in a hurry so the slow service was not an... More 

Thank Patrick O
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Justin's Cafe is a small bar tucked between two apartment complexes in DC's Navy Yard neighborhood. The bar is, as one would expect, small, loud, and has lots of TVs. However, the food is surprisingly great. Pizzas are good and they have a wide variety. Sandwiches are fresh, and the sweet potato fries shouldn't be missed - hot, crispy, and... More 

Thank striker1064
Chesapeake, Virginia
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216 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I was staying at a near-by hotel on a business trip. I found Justin's Café using Siri. I walked down to the restaurant to pick up dinner and take it back to my room. I ordered the pulled pork BBQ sandwich and a salad. I drank a nice IPA at the bar while waiting for my order to be prepared... More 

Thank Hiistory-Buff
Cleveland, Ohio
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Due to a family member's move into the area, we ate twice in one day at Justin's Cafe. There are not many restaurants within walking distance of the new place. The sandwich we ordered for lunch was more than ample for two. It was delicious as well. The server was friendly and very accommodating. We actually had the same server... More 

Thank jopen
Germantown Maryland
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391 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I went with a coworker to Justin's today for lunch. Nice little place tucked into a building at street level. The place is not large, cozy would be a better description. The waitress was very pleasant and took our orders. I ordered the "Bull" sandwich and my coworker ordered the steak sandwich. About 10 minutes later they came out. Nice... More 

Thank D4379
Silver Spring, MD (USA)
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I order a carryout lunch from Justin's 2-4 times a month. For the price, the taste and size of the sandwiches beat just about everybody in the area. What I like most is that they include a side salad, French fries, or sweet potato fries as part of the order (choose one). My favorites are the bull (Italian sausage), Radcliff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Cafe, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1025 1st St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-5318
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-652-1009

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?