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Surfside

2444 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1845 (Upper Northwest)
202-337-0004
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Ranked #704 of 2,645 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
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Austin, Texas
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138 reviews 138 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This was just a few hundred yards from our hotel, so very convenient. There were lots of interesting choices on the menu, and while the prices were a bit higher than I might prefer, it was not unreasonable. This is an order-at-the-counter place, and everything was wonderfully fresh.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

What used to be a great concept with decent food is not a a great concept with frankly bad food. The chips (for which they charge $3.95 for a small size) come straight out of a bag and are stale. The taste of the salsa is not recognizable. And one of my dinner companions could not eat his burrito because... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This place was nice went for a drink on the rooftop bar. I ate before I arrived but the food looked delicious and the drinks were good.

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Lunch with the family - my first time - daughter knew the ordering drill. Self serve with a buzzer. All worked well. Portions were large, and food was tasty. Roof was full so we at downstairs - comfortable but a bit on the small side. Prices were reasonable. Can see why this is a college kid place to go. But... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We tried Surfside after ready the good reviews. It was a busy Friday night and when we entered it wasn't obvious what to do. Upon watching others we realized that you had to put your order on a slip of paper marking the items you wanted on your taco/salad/burrito etc. Even though we were together the cashier rung up our... More

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Very good food. I ordered salad topped with extra steak, chicken, and shrimps. It was a meal itself. That was outstanding! Everything tasted fresh! Meat, chicken were very tender and juicy! I loved it! Definitely going back when will be in the area!

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Medfield, MA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

In DC to pick our son up from college and he brought us here-- a favorite spot We loved the cafeteria style ordering. My custom salad was just what I wanted and my son had a burrito bowl that is his standard. My husband wasn't as happy with his qeusadilla, but we all loved sitting on the roof and watching... More

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Washington D.C.
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111 reviews 111 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I often come back to Surfside, mostly for take-out - fresh stuff, always good. Tried most of the menu so far. Try the salads with blackened salmon, the the shrimp.

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Surfside has been our go-to place for Cinco de Mayo celebrations for the last 3 years. It has a low ket rooftop bar with a tent cover, has good margaritas and fresh food. It is great for groups as it is self service (don't worry about splitting checks) and no pressure to turn over the tables. First come first serve.

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Boston MA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

This spot was close to our hotel and we went for lunch. Ordering is a bit confusing-- you place order -find a seat and come back for it. We were not told the chips and cheese app was ready first so when we went for main course the cheese was lukewarm and the overall presentation was poor. Food was just... More

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