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CF Folks

1225 19th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
+1 202-293-0182
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible9%
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“pastrami” (3 reviews)
“sandwiches” (3 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
1225 19th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Near some of the most expensive restaurants in the DuPont Circle area is this very small jewel. They change their specials everyday, and all of them are excellent. Very good daurade, vegetables and crab cakes. Their Friday steak and French fries is famous. Their prices...More

Thank marujatarre
Reviewed 22 November 2016

While the sandwiches are solid, especially the pastrami, the real stars of this lunch place are the daily specials written on the blackboards (one out front and one behind the counter). Each day has a different theme whether it's Indian, creole, Mexican etc. all good....More

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I had forgotten about C.F.Folks because I long ago left the company that was right in the immediate neighborhood. I couldn't resist going in when I passed it by chance today and was immediately reminded of how good a spot it is. They have a...More

Thank BarryD
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I have had the pleasure of eating lunch at C.F. Folks for (I am embarrassed to admit it) over 20 years. I have eaten lunch here almost daily in recent years. There are daily specials, and none of the cuisines, for example, Cajun and Italian,...More

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 25 July 2016

It is always a pleasure to eat here. Good choices, local homey type of atmosphere and almost always great food. It sometimes can be very crowded so eating here may be an issue. Also at a recent visit the food was great, but the quantity...More

Thank EarleofWindsor
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Had lunch here on a Thursday afternoon and it got very crowded very quickly, so make sure you come early to beat the lunchtime crowd. Had the #5, corned beef sandwich, and an ice tea for $10. Don't bother waiting for the check when you're...More

Thank malaplan
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Descriptors: unpretentious and delicious. A lunch counter with outdoor seating and some very good special from around the globe. Last time I had a duck and chicken ragout (balanced and rich) over egg noodles, with a salad and garlic bread. All for $12. If I...More

Thank jlbdca
Reviewed 5 May 2014

If in Washington DC (DuPont Circle area) on a Monday-Friday, this is your destination for lunch--fantastic, incredible value. If you plan to make this your main meal, you can plan your budget accordingly for breakfast and lunch. For example, last Friday for less than $20.00,...More

Thank MPatrick33629
Reviewed 19 December 2013

The place feels like a truck stop, except the diners are all wearing suits, since it's a popular lunch spot in the middle of downtown D.C. Had the braised beef entree which was very tasty. Feels very old-fashioned.

1  Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 28 August 2013

However it is right next door to a famous steak restaurant. The menu always changes and they use nothing but the freshest ingredients. Their lunch business is always busy.

Thank Eatsalot2013
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1225 19th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-293-0182
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