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Dining in D.C.: Where to Eat Near the Convention Center

In just a few weeks, we’ll be gathering in Washington, D.C. for Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2024 and we can hardly wait. In addition to the monuments and museums, D.C. is also home to a bustling dining scene. Save the list below so you can easily decide where to eat once you’re on-site. All are within walking distance of the convention center. Destination D.C. also has a map of nearly 50 conveniently located dining options.

Breakfast and Lunch

Grab a quick bite before or in between sessions at one of these casual eateries. Don’t have time to leave the convention center? The DDW Café is conveniently located in the Exhibit Hall.

  • Pearl’s Bagels | Café and bagel shop
  • CAVA | Mediterranean fast-casual
  • A Baked Joint | Café and bakery
  • Shouk | Vegan street food
  • Dolcezza Gelato & Coffee | Coffee, light bites and gelato


These sit-down restaurants are great for meeting up with a group of colleagues at the end of the day.

  • Unconventional Diner | Modern American diner
  • Farmers & Distillers | American food with Chinatown inspiration
  • Rumi’s Kitchen | Persian food
  • RPM Italian | Italian food
  • All-Purpose Shaw | Pizza and antipasti
  • Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar | Cuban food
  • Zaytinya | Mediterranean food


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