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500 New Jersey Ave, Washington DC, DC 20001
202-783-2123
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9:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Fun diversion

If you are looking for a quick beer this is your place- very crowded but convenient and was ok to sit on the patio for a quick beer between meetings. We grabbed a pitcher and it worked.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Rita T
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Mission Viejo, California
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Sioux City, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

There's always a lot going on at the Goat. whether it is stopping by for their famous "cheezborger, cheezborger" tasting one of their other fares, or just having some drinks with some friends, you will leave with your appetite quenched and a smile on your face.

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Mission Viejo, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you are looking for a quick beer this is your place- very crowded but convenient and was ok to sit on the patio for a quick beer between meetings. We grabbed a pitcher and it worked.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I really enjoyed the casual atmosphere of this place. The nachos were okay (chips with beans, velveta and jalapenos). The price was very good and the quantity was perfect as the three of us shared them. As for the bar, the beer was priced well and their was an adequate selection. I tried their own Billy Goat Ale and it... More 

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Willoughby, Ohio
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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Based on the Saturday Night Live "cheeseborger, cheeseborger" skit, this place has good burgers and sandwiches at reasonable price. Will definitely return!

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Port Saint John, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We only ate at this place because everything else was closed. The food was decent for a decent price. But it was very small. It seemed like a place all of the locals went too but since it was so small we didn't feel that welcomed there. They have a nice seating area outside.

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Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We needed an affordable meal for ourselves and children. This was within walking distance of the hotel.

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Amman, Jordan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

You're not coming here for anything gourmet. But for a breakfast combination of bacon, eggs, hash browns, and/or french toast, this is a great find.

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fishing creek, nj
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Don't be fooled by any website descriptions of this dump!!!! Breakfast was horrible and the place is nothing more than a hole in the wall luncheonette.....skip this one!!!!!

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Smithsburg, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

If you've ever seen the SNL Cheeseborger routine, then you have to go to this "hole in the wall"; it's the only one outside of Chicago. We stayed in a hotel just across the street, so it was very convenient for lunch. Just basic sandwiches cooked on a small grill, but you can't beat the food especially or the food... More 

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Gilroy, California, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If you are on a tight budget eat here. Otherwise it is a greasy spoon. I hope I never eat here again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 New Jersey Ave, Washington DC, DC 20001
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 202-783-2123

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 3:00 am

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