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Potbelly Sandwich Works

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Downtown / Chinatown
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1299 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2400
+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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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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278 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a lot of seating available, but sandwiches were very good, loved that they toasted the roll. Not a lot of meat or cheese on the Italian.

Thank Merrymonk
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69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate sandwiches and they were excellent. I had the tuna sandwich and wife had Italian sub. The location is convenient to the DC sites and the food is good so I'd recommend it.

Thank Paul E
Houston, Texas
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269 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like you, I just wanted the sandwich, but when I went to this place, I found they had really good milk shakes, try one, they are the old fashion kind with real ice cream.

Thank irbflyfish
New Castle, Delaware
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458 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2017

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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75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

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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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 7 helpful votes
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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476 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
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
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
American, Fast food, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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 Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2400
  • 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?