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10 Popular Washington DC Restaurant Options for School Groups

By June 14, 2017 January 31st, 2018 No Comments


Sit-Down Restaurants are often included on a school trip itinerary.  They offer a welcomed rest, high-quality food, and an opportunity for great conversation!  Here are the most popular Washington DC restaurant options for student groups:

Student Group Rates:

  • $ = $10 – $20
  • $$ = $20 – $30
  • $$$ = $30+


Buca di Beppo – $$

Situated on Connecticut Avenue NW, Buca di Beppo offers delicious family style Italian dining. Group leaders select a dining tier from the group menu and then make further meal selections from the tier. The result? A delicious pre-set meal with enough variety for everyone. Food is served on large sharing plates that are passed around the table.


King Street Blues BBQ – $

Located in Alexandria VA, King Street Blues BBQ is a great option for groups visiting George Washington’s Mount Vernon. The building is a colonial era townhome which limits the available seating (100-115), but certainly adds to the dining atmosphere. Enjoy barbecue pulled pork, chicken, ribs, hamburgers, tilapia, and more!


Pinstripes – $$

Found in Georgetown, Pinstripes is a unique option for groups seeking great food and evening entertainment. After enjoying a delicious Italian-American meal, lace up your shoes for a game of bocce or bowling! Each group meal tier offers several entrée options for students. Meals are often served family style and include dessert.


Magill’s Famous Pizza and Buffet – $-$$

Located just outside of DC, Magill’s Famous Pizza and Buffet accommodates groups of all sizes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Food is served on a buffet and offers something for everyone.  For over 25 years, Magill’s has been providing wholesome, quality food at reasonable prices to school tour groups. You won’t leave hungry! They also offer delivered boxed meals to groups on the go.


Hard Rock Cafe – $

Situated next door to Ford’s Theatre, Hard Rock Cafe offers delicious American food in a music-infused atmosphere. Treat your students like rock stars! Group menu options include Burger, Cheeseburger, BBQ Pork Sandwich, Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Caesar Salad  and Cheesy Mac & Cheese.


Uno Chicago Pizzeria and  Grill – $

Located in Union Station, Uno Chicago Pizzeria and Grill serves up great Italian-American food. The student buffet option includes a variety of deep dish pizzas, several pasta selections, a garden salad, and dessert. Additional dining tiers include burgers and chicken.


Fish Market – $$

Found in the heart of historic Old Town Alexandria, the Fish Market  serves fresh seafood and homemade ice cream. The restaurant has over 400 seats, and five different dining rooms, each with its own unique atmosphere and decor. The student group menu includes choices of a fish sandwich, crab cake sandwich, chicken fingers, 1/2 lb burger, or pasta primavera. All meals are served with a side and include homemade ice cream. 


Carmine’s – $$

Centrally located near Penn Station, Carmine’s offers family style Italian dining at this sprawling 1930s-style dining hall. Group leaders make pasta and entrée selections in advance for the group. Choices include spaghetti marinara, penne tomato cream sauce, spaghetti & meatballs, eggplant parmigiana, chicken parmigiana, or chicken with lemon and butter. All meals include drinks, salad, garlic bread, and dessert.


Harriet’s Family Restaurant – $ – $$

Conveniently located near the National Mall, Harriet’s Family Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner options for student groups. Meals are served buffet style with advanced selections from the group leader. View the student group lunch menu and the student group dinner menu. Delivered box lunches are also available.


The Potomac Spirit / Spirit of Washington – $$$

Cruise down the Potomac River on the Spirit of Washington and dine with the famous sites of the nation’s capital outside your window. Food is served buffet-style and includes a set menu. After dinner, dance the night away during the DJ dance. This unique dining experience creates wonderful memories for student groups!



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