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Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe

4th Street and Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20560 (National Mall)
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Ranked #201 of 2,676 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: National Mall
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
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Encinitas, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We stopped in for lunch while touring this excellent museum and were very surprised to find the amazing selection of food available. We had a wild rice dish, potato dish, and an amazing squash soup. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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225 reviews 225 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We specifically stopped here for lunch. It has unique offerings from several geographic areas of North America. My husband had the elk chili on fry bread and I had the chicken on fry bread. It is a HUGE portion, but with two sodas it came to almost $40.00. You need to be ready to choose from several unusual possibilities if... More

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SF Bay Area
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

It's a great concept: take native foods from different parts of the American (post-contact, for the main part) and offer them cafeteria style so patrons can sample a wide variety: there are a number of stations representing various regions, including the Northeast, the Northwest, the Plains, the Southwest/Mexico and Peru (hey, it's American). However, it is cafeteria style, so a... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

We had amazing Salmon with Preserved Lemon, with a side of Sunchokes and Squash, ooh so good. Had Lime Cakes and Strawberry tart, all food so fresh and well prepared.

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101 reviews 101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Gourmet quality food is not usually found at museum cafeterias, but this place has it. Extremely broad variety. Prices are fair, but more expensive than the usual institutional cafeteria.

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Monette, AR
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97 reviews 97 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I was in town with a group of five high school kids for the national high school journalism convention last week. We ate here on one of our busy touring days. I think it was my favorite meal of the trip. I had the bison steak and salmon platter and shared it with one of my students. The bison was... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I had the maple turkey and the Northwest Coast squash salad with vinaigrette. While I love squash, the vinaigrette wasn’t very good. The turkey was quite dry. My husband got one of the chicken fry bread tacos and it was great, if a bit skimpy on the veggies. We also shared the fry bread with blueberry wajapia—both were awesome. The... More

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Patchogue, New York
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117 reviews 117 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

In the Nat'l Museum of the American Indian this cafe has a great assortment of hard to find ethnic fare. The food is consistently good & a great place for lunch on the Nat'l Mall. We had a pork taco & chicken taco - soft shell (they also had hard shell) both very good with guacamole. They offer an assortment... More

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Rosebud, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We had the best food at this restaurant following our visit to the museum of the American Indian. It was packed with diners. Selection of food was amazing and the price reasonable.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This Café is located in the Nat’l Museum of American Indian. We had lunch at the Mitsitam Café and it was exceptional. I’m a vegan and my wife is not and we both have incredible meals. I was surprised at both the variety and combinations of vegetables offered as well as the meats and other offerings. Don’t miss visiting the... More

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Additional Information about Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe

Address: 4th Street and Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
Phone Number: 202.633.1000
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > National Mall
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: American

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