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Potbelly Sandwich Works

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown / Chinatown
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1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC, DC
+1 202-393-6655
11:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
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New Castle, Delaware
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416 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Washington DC we stopped at a Potbelly Sandwich Shop for lunch. This was my first time here and it reminded me of "Subway" in regard to how they custom made your sandwich to your desired taste. I had the Italian sub and my wife tried the Mediterranean Chicken Flatbread. Both tasting very good. I found this to be... More 

Thank Curt K
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little spot to grab some soup and a sandwich. Alot of people think so too as it was pretty busy. They have a good system for processing orders so the wait is not too long. The sandwiches were fresh and made to order and the chili was very good. You should try it.

Thank Benny J
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great like whole in the wall to go and eat. the food is excellent the staf if quick and very nice and even joked with you while they made your food, the veggie soup is perfect

Thank jim a
Birmingham, Alabama
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We found this while walking between museums while visiting DC. It is several blocks up from the National Mall but worth the walk. We ate there at about 2 so we missed the lunch time rush. The service was quite and the sandwiches were hot. I had the meatball sub that was very good. The prices were reasonable. I would... More 

Thank rgrimm88
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I love this Potbelly. I eat there every day. Every team member is courteous and beautiful. I recommend the sides: potato salad, macaroni salad, soups. I'm a big fan of their chicken salad but you can't make a bad choice--try the flat bread too. MUSIC IS GREAT!!! I'm usually in and out at eight minutes. Near Warner Theater, National Theatre,... More 

Thank CucitoRiveraDC
Williamsburg, Virginia
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475 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We found this on trip advisor as we were at the Reagan Building for some business. The staff were very friendly and proficient. Our sandwiches came out lightning fast and were very good.

Thank Anthony H
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This is a very narrow sandwich shop near the White House. Ordering was simple, the sandwich was delicious and the options were plentiful. They offer Mac & cheese which seemed really popular. . The large sub was a standard footlong made to order. Pricing was in line with DC lunches. Highly recommend

Thank Ammy M
Provo, Utah
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was the cheapest and one of the best meals we had in Washington DC. It was a great find to discover Potbelly inside Union Station. Very good and tasty sandwiches!

Thank Bob C
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164 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Very good and fresh bread with best ever ingredients made precisely the way you want it, fast. I liked the teamwork and convivial atmosphere of the staff. Friendly efficiency at it's best. Nice seats to relax at or take your sandwich and go!

Thank gulietta
Phoenix, Arizona
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338 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Stopped in for a late lunch after an exhausting morning of sight seeing. Lots of good sandwiches. I had tuna on wheat, with chips and soda. Service was helpful and friendly and fast. Prices were cheap.

Thank Linda S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 10
American, Fast food, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC, DC
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-393-6655

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