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United States Department of Agriculture

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United States Department of Agriculture

57 Reviews
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Avoid the stress of renting a car and navigating on your own on this bus tour of Washington DC. A guide provides entertaining historical context, as you pass more than 50 of the city’s iconic landmarks, including the White House, Capitol Building, Lincoln Memorial, and National Mall. Unlike most city bus tours, a small group size ensures you have the guide's full attention for questions and comments.
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Julia B wrote a review Feb. 2020
Anderson, South Carolina37 contributions21 helpful votes
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The ultimate cafeteria experience! I never would’ve known about this hidden jewel. But it was recommended by a friend. There is a cafeteria in the United States department of agriculture. It is absolutely amazing! Soup bar. Salad bar. Hot food cooked to order. Hot food bar. Desserts. And incredible array of food using items crying throughout the United States. The food was absolutely phenomenal. And the price was amazing. Skip the high cost restaurants while you’re in Washington and take advantage of this hidden jewel. They even had a chili competition the day we were there. And gave out recipes.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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BeeCatz wrote a review Oct. 2019
Huntsville, Alabama16 contributions11 helpful votes
I was searching blogs for affordable, good food near The Mall after an expensive and bland museum meal. Two or three blogs mentioned the Dept of Agriculture cafeteria, and I thought it sounded strange but we decided to try it the next day. What a great surprise! They have an international hot bar, American hot bar, cold fruits and desserts, amazing salads (about 16 different varieties— barley, Greek, tofu salad—you name it). Fountain drinks are cheap, about $1.50. Grill, sushi, Italian, Mexican bowls, more available around the perimeter. My hungry teens got nearly 2#!! but ate it all, and for $15, was still a deal. The rest of us got about 1#, so we came out around $8. Great choices, friendly staff. We could have eaten here every day..
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Date of experience: October 2019
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TLBPsyD wrote a review Jun. 2019
Gilbert, Arizona1,302 contributions846 helpful votes
As with many of the buildings in Washington, DC, the architecture is quite overwhelming. But we did not go inside; you can get a picture in front of the building.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Boston02116 wrote a review Apr. 2019
Boston, Massachusetts218 contributions55 helpful votes
I saw a sign for lunch at the Department of Agriculture. I thought that it would be a healthy lunch--fresh fruit, veggies, and meats. Wrong! A great buffet and very inexpensive, but also very fried and beige in color. Worth the walk to find the Independence Ave entrance...to say that I had lunch there. Had to show ID and pass through a metal detector-for lunch!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Darlene H wrote a review Sep. 2018
Waukesha, Wisconsin1,338 contributions120 helpful votes
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Different tastes for different people. While on a week vacation in DC, we ate here two days. We had to go through security check like every other building. The cafeteria has islands of different foods. There’s a soup bar. A sushi bar. A cold salad and fruit bar. And a double hot bar. You pay by the weight. I put everything in the same plate cold and hot. Soup and sushi separately. We came twice as the food was so good.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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