A Quick Food Guide to DC Metro’s Red Line: Shady Grove to Metro Center

Best food spots along the DC Metro Red Line from Shady Grove to Metro Center.

Our fabulous Rocket Intern Maddie Greenberg is a foodie! Here are her top picks along the Metro’s Red Line for all you rail riders.

The DMV is lucky to have one of the safest, most convenient metro systems, with a total 6 lines and 91 stops throughout the tri-state area. Below you will find some of the tastiest and trendiest food options each red line stop from Shady Grove to Metro Center has to offer. Stay tuned for Gallery Place through Glenmont.

Shady Grove

  • Red Hot & Blue: Barbeque, $


  • Sushi Damo: Sushi, $$

  • American Tap Room: American, $$


  • Fuddruckers: Hamburgers, $

  • Noodles & Company: Pasta, $

White Flint

  • Seasons 52: New American, $$

  • Del Frisco’s Grille: Steak and Seafood, $$$


  • No food here but be sure to catch a show at The Strathmore!

Medical Center

  • Benihana Bethesda: Japanese hibachi, $$


  • Cava Grill: Mediterranean fast-casual, $

  • Redwood Restaurant and Bar: New American, $$

Friendship Heights

  • Potomac Pizza: Pizza, $

  • Blue 44 Restaurant and Bar: Sophisticated American Comfort Food, $$

Tenleytown AU

  • No food here but stop by in a few months for Fort Reno Park’s annual summer concerts!

Van Ness UDC

  • Sushi Para: Sushi, $$

  • Pho 14: Pho, $

Cleveland Park

  • Medium Rare: Steakhouse, $$

  • Ardeo + Bardeo: New American restaurant, $$

Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan

  • Who cares about food? Go to the Zoo!!!

  • …but if you do want food, District Kitchen (American, $$) and Petits Plats (French bistro, $$) are both close by

Dupont Circle

  • Firefly: New American, $$

  • Cafe Dupont: French Bistro, $$ 

Farragut North

  • PAUL: Bakery, $

  • Morton’s Steakhouse: Steakhouse and Seafood, $$$

Metro Center

  • Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken: Doughnuts and Chicken, $

  • Boss Shepherd’s Restaurant: Southern Food, $$


I’m Maddie Greenberg a senior at Wootton high school in Rockville, Maryland. I enjoy traveling and going to concerts with my friends and I love food, animals, and the Washington Capitals. I am here to provide tips and info through a teenager’s perspective.

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