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United States Department of Agriculture

1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Washington DC, DC 20250
+1 202-720-6799
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Government building

In a city must see attractions this is easily a skip. If you happen to be walking by while on your... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
jess290718
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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Excellent Iconic Building in DC

Unless you have ties with the Department of Agriculture, there is no need to go inside the building... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Prawet J
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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  • Very good36%
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1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Washington DC, DC 20250
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+1 202-720-6799
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

In a city must see attractions this is easily a skip. If you happen to be walking by while on your way to other attractions look up as you walk but don't waste precious DC time trying to see this.

Thank jess290718
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Unless you have ties with the Department of Agriculture, there is no need to go inside the building because it is another "government building. However, it is worth a few minutes of photos while you are at the National Mall visiting other museums. The Department...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Read about this in travel books and some blogs. If you are visiting Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Holocaust Museum or Smithsonian Castle, have lunch here. Visitors without USDA ID must go to Wing 3, show ID and pass though security. Breakfast and lunch are...More

Thank Erm106
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Seriously, so good. I had read about it on TA and was not let down. So many options and for a reasonable price for everything. Sushi, salad bar, BBQ, hot items, coffee too.

1  Thank lisa0916
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Once inside security we found our way to the cafeteria (reviewed elsewhere). Adults needed to show ID to get a pass to the cafeteria. The walls were filled with national contest student artwork. The workers were extremely friendly and explained to our group what this...More

1  Thank toscwolfstar
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We didn't go inside, but the building is huge and also beautiful from the outside. The attached photo was taken from the North side of the building as we crossed from the National Mall.

1  Thank L Z
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The entrance for ambulatory visitors is on the South building, Wing 3, in the middle-ish of Independence; if (like our youngest child) you're in a wheelchair or otherwise unable to climb a flight of stairs, head down to Wing 1. Just before you turn the...More

Thank June_Boys
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We were crossing this place and had a chance to go the restaurant and have quick bite. The place is good and cheap on your wallet!!!

Thank RAJENDRA884
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We stumbled upon this place near the National mall as we were looking to get some coffee in the morning nearby. One of the police officer directed us to this place. You have to go through security by running your bag through a scanner. There...More

1  Thank Pakman3795
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This is the best hidden lunch spot in town - good food at a very reasonable price. Some security, but not onerous.

1  Thank HavingFunNow61
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