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Red Velvet Cupcakery

505 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1601
+1 202-347-7895
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cupcakes” (246 reviews)
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All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
505 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1601
Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are hungry for something sweet, you MUST visit the Red Velvet Cupcakery. The cupcake is absolutely delicious, but OHHHHHH....that icing! They have many, many flavors to choose from, but you cannot go wrong with the lemon with vanilla/coconut icing or the vanilla with...More

Thank pam15801
Reviewed 6 days ago

Was excited to try their cupcakes but was disappointed. I don't understand why they have certificate of excellence if their cupcakes are not that good. The cake was dry and crumbly. The cupcake should always be moist and soft.

Thank OloapNitsuj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a caramel cupcake. It was flavorless. The cake was dry. Brought the problems to the attention of the cashier. We were blown off.

Thank winefoodtraveldotcom
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for dessert after having dinner at nearby restaurant on a Monday evening around 6:30pm. The special flavor I wanted was out so opted for vanilla velvet with choc frosting. Cupcake was dense almost like bread pudding, frosting was buttercream - nice texture and...More

Thank Seasidesewing
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We simply cannot believe how good these are. Moist and perfect. The owner needs to franchise. Don't change a thing in your recipes.

Thank JenniferLachmund
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

It was my birthday so I treated myself. I had already become a fan through their signature "Summertime" cupcake, which is lemon cake with coconut topping. They have a cupcake of the week which happened to be my lucky day: lime cake with a swiss...More

Thank Nikki C
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We passed this shop a few times on our travels and it always seemed empty. We decided to give it a go as Trip Advisor had good reviews and it ranked quite highly. The cakes were good, expensive at $3.50 each, but the buttercream was...More

Thank Hannah A
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Pretty decent cupcakes they have. I've tried the Southern Belle and Summertime. Worth a try but a bit too pricy.

Thank TOH_TB
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Didn't live up to the hype on the website or on this site. It was a basic cupcake. I could have made it at home. No room inside to stay and eat it.

Thank Bonnie B
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We stopped by Red Velvet while walking towards the Mall. It's a very small shop, but they had a decent variety of fresh cupcakes. The cost was around $4 each, which is typical for speciality cupcake shop. The quality of the cupcakes was good. They...More

Thank radx4
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1601
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-347-7895
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