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"Where to Eat at the Zoo" National Zoo Tip by SummerDC

National Zoo, Washington D.C.: 69 reviews and 128 photos

By all means, go to the zoo in DC... it's free, it's huge, it's wonderful. But don't buy food there! The food is expensive and AWFUL.

My suggestion: get off the Metro at Cleveland Park, not Woodley Park/Zoo. (They're equidistant from the zoo entrance, but it's a downhill walk from Cleveland Park.) As you exit the Metro, you'll walk to the left down Connecticut Avenue. You'll pass many good restaurants, but my recommendation is that you stop at Vace Italian Deli. They sell very good pizza for $1.50 a slice. If you want, they'll heat it and wrap it in foil for you to carry out.

Enjoy your picnic at the zoo... just beware of bees, there are seemingly billions of them around the picnic areas and the trash cans. I'd recommend finding a picnic spot away from those trouble zones.

Address: 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW
Directions: Metro Stops: Woodley Park/Zoo/Adams-Morgan/Cleveland Park

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 19, 2004
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