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Justin's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pizza, Cafe, Pub
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1025 1st St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-5318
+1 202-652-1009
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Cleveland, Ohio
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Due to a family member's move into the area, we ate twice in one day at Justin's Cafe. There are not many restaurants within walking distance of the new place. The sandwich we ordered for lunch was more than ample for two. It was delicious as well. The server was friendly and very accommodating. We actually had the same server... More 

Thank jopen
Germantown Maryland
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374 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with a coworker to Justin's today for lunch. Nice little place tucked into a building at street level. The place is not large, cozy would be a better description. The waitress was very pleasant and took our orders. I ordered the "Bull" sandwich and my coworker ordered the steak sandwich. About 10 minutes later they came out. Nice... More 

Thank D4379
Silver Spring, MD (USA)
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I order a carryout lunch from Justin's 2-4 times a month. For the price, the taste and size of the sandwiches beat just about everybody in the area. What I like most is that they include a side salad, French fries, or sweet potato fries as part of the order (choose one). My favorites are the bull (Italian sausage), Radcliff... More 

1 Thank MichaelG65
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Have been here many times--and gotten take out. Staff is friendly--even when crazy busy before a ball game. Great choices...wings, pizza, nachos

Thank Kathleen G
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I went for a business lunch with several other people. The sweet potato fries were the highlight. They were some of the best I've had. However, I order the club with no onions. Not only did it have onions, it had more onions than meat! I had to pull the middle piece of bread off to come close to balancing... More 

Thank Maddogsvolusia
Chesapeake, Virginia
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Best sweet potato fries we've had. Salads big and fresh. Soups delicious. Warning, place is small so expect longer than usual wait times for tables and food if you go during a rush time (lunch, ball game). Outside seating is available but was packed on our two visits so could not enjoy. Typical small drinking cafe, crowded, loud, bar food... More 

Thank Jobo14
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We (my husband and I and another couple) stopped in after the Nats game Friday night. A very rude employee I would say in his mid twenties came over and said "if you are eating we close in 10 minutes". We all just looked at each other in disbelief. He then said "are you going to order?!" With that my... More 

Thank Cacki77
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We stumbled upon this little place looking for a quick bite close to our hotel- Capitol Skyline. This is within walking distance and we were not disappointed! Clearly a neighborhood hotspot, we still felt at home with our teenagers. The pizza is very good- highly recommend! The kids loved the fries! Everyone had a clean plate and a full belly...... More 

1 Thank travelbeau
Sterling, Virginia
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Great sandwiches.... they changed the type of bread without a fuss, as I didn't want it in a wrap....and they toasted it nicely... I hate soggy sandwiches. The sweet potato fries were crisp and yummy!!

Thank Emma J
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Club sandwich is great. Sweet potato fries are usually good, but seemed a little undercooked today. Good spot to sit at the bar and have lunch

Thank Scott L

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pizza, Cafe, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1025 1st St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-5318
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-652-1009

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