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“Worth a trip off the beaten path”

Booeymonger Restaurant
Ranked #741 of 3,463 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $8 - $8
Cuisines: American, Diner, Deli
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Good for: Local cuisine
Neighborhood: Georgetown
Reviewed April 23, 2013

We were pointed in the direction of this restaurant by a shopkeeper as we were looking for good food but were not dressed for something fancy. We had delicious sandwiches that were made with a really good quality french bread. The price was really a bargain too. Don't try to understand what the name means, just go have a nice meal at a very fair price!

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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Booeymongers, aka Booey's, is kind of a Georgetown institution. The locals, especially Georgetown U college students, go there often--whether for a quick sandwich or salad, or a leisurely Sunday breakfast.

The sandwiches have fun names like "the Patty Hearst," and pretty much everything is good here (except don't get the fries--they're probably the cheap, frozen stuff). Salads are fresh, and the bagel sandwiches (I like the Miami bagel--lox and bagel) are great. There's also a good selection of juices, and Booey's cinnamon coffee is not to be missed.

The atmosphere of this location is also very cozy (Booey's has a bigger, more modern space near the Friendship Heights metro). And although it's off the main drag (it's a few blocks from Wisconsin Ave & M Street), it's still a good spot for people-watching (get the table near the bay window where you pick up your food).

Booey's is nothing fancy, but it's a good option for when you're in Georgetown and don't want to get taken by one of those tourist trap restaurants (which, unfortunately, is what most of the restaurants in that neighborhood are.When people ask me to recommend a "good restaurant" in Georgetown, there are only a few on my list, and usually suggest other neighborhoods).

Tip: If you visit Georgetown on a Sunday, have breakfast or brunch at Booey's, walk around some of the side streets and admire some of the beautiful homes, then take a walk to Georgetown Harbor.

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Thank Lolaz007
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

We live in DC and have been coming here for a late breakfast to this very informal, serve-yourself cafe on weekends for about 15 years. The quality of the food (sandwiches and salads) is always very good, the lines move fast and while sometimes it's best to have your partner save a table while you order, the tables turn over quickly. The grilled chicken salad and potato wedges are a sure bet and the clientele varies widely, leaning often towards college kids and families with small children. I've also seen some Washington celebrities stop by for a sandwich. It's fun to sit outside in warm weather and watch the college students and trendy families wander by. If you have a dog and a kid in a stroller, there is room to sit outside at a table with both and enjoy the DC scene. And if you like, a pitcher of beer is $5 at certain times of the week. They have both take-out and eat in. Staff is friendly, but sometimes a bit inexperienced or perhaps not so adept at listening so be very clear about what you are ordering.

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Thank junodee
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

We always come here for lunch, but i'll bet they serve great breakfast and dinner food as well. There is many options to choose from and plenty of seating. If you are in the area I would definitely recommend stopping by for a bite to eat!

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Reviewed May 13, 2012

I've been going to the Booey for over 20 years. They used to have a sandwich called the "Patty Hearst", so that tells you how long they've been open. The first location in Friendship Heights, became popular because it used to be one of the few places in DC that was open really late or all night. Then they opened this one in Georgetown, which is smaller and primarily has a college crowd, but the menu at both places is the same. It is essentially a sandwich shop that makes great sandwiches. There are so few inexpensive places to eat in Georgetown, that this is a must for anyone who wants good food at a reasonable price and fast. It's small and probably seats 30 - 40 people plus a few tables outside. As with all places in Georgetown, there is no where to park, but if you're just walking around then that's not an issue.
The Georgetown location has essentially remained the same, but they are beginning to make what seem to be minor cost-saving changes to the menu. For example, some years ago they must have changed the vendor for their cakes, because the icings became more sugar and less flavorful. Now they've stopped using pita bread and have gone to using gyro bread. Today, my husband and I went and they no longer have cakes, but offer small coffee cakes. These changes don't sound like a big deal, but they have a lot of long-time customers, who might stop coming if they make too many changes. I will say it is one of the only places where I have found cinnamon coffee, that is delicious. The Arlington location is very plain vanilla and is geared to the shirt and tie business crowd. It's a good place to go with a friend or long-term partner. It's definitely unpretentious. One of the biggest advantages is that not only is the food good, but the service is fast.
Bottomline.... the Friendship Heights and the Georgetown locations have character and charm. The Arlington location is a typical sandwich shop. All locations have the same menu and GREAT sandwiches. Here's hoping they don't make too many menu changes.

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