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Penn' Grille & Cafe

Dupont Circle
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825 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3306
+1 202-296-0620
06:00 - 16:00
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Washington, DC
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

If you are tired of the chain restaurants, Penn Grill is the place to go for sandwiches, salads, and stir fry.

Thank JKDCWashington_DC
Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

OMG ... Been in DC for 4 days and wished I found this place earlier. Had their special today which is beef and Veg soup - Korean style. It was a big bowl of super delish spicy soup with big pieces of beef, veg and Korean potato noodles served with a bowl of perfectly cooked rice and side of kimchi.... More 

Thank LKinne
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I'm so tired of overpaying for mediocre food at the downtown eateries, so I don't eat lunch out very often. How I wish I had discovered the Penn Grill's stir-fry station long before now ! Penn Grill is different from other weigh-and-pay places because their offerings are healthy ~ low sodium, no MSG, and only as meat-intensive (or carb-light) as... More 

Thank lisabee22203
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

You throw on your ball whatever you want and they'll cook it for you in a few minutes. Great asian place right on the main DC street.

Thank Einstein G
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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100 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

You choose your ingredients and they stir-fry it up for you. Delicious and fresh. The Chef offers pre-mixed choices, you can get traditional panini as well or just buy fresh fruit/smoothies. Delicious.

Thank Margaret O
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Had breakfast here on two occasions. The food is delicious and the owner and staff are lovely, they made us feel like family each time. Would definitely recommend.

Thank jcrc04
Halifax Nova Scotia
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

I admit I am dithering between a three and a four star rating. Depends on what you're going for, I guess. We stopped for breakfast with our kids on the way to a day of sight-seeing. Service was fast and the price was more than fair. We ate at a table on the sidewalk,and it was clear from our fellow... More 

Thank noelx4
Waldorf, Maryland
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108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

I work one block from this carry out and have been going here for over 10 years. The owner and his wife work the counter and both are super nice and friendly along with everyone else that works there. You can't beat the prices and food. All of it cooked fresh and to order. Where can you get 2 egss... More 

Thank mylesmom
Normal, Illinois
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134 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Loved the choose-your-own stir fry bar. ~~Super~~ friendly service. Great prices. We ~will~ go back!!!

Thank rhetorical_meow
Lewes, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2015

Pick out your stir fry ingredients and they cook it right there for you; there are a couple of tables outside and some stools inside, but most people take their meals back to the office. They also do sandwiches. The best part, though, is the lovely smiling staff. Nothing is too much trouble. It always cheers me up.

Thank MrsRehoboth

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 825 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3306
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-296-0620

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