It's late. You have walked around to several different venues. Maybe had a little too much to drink and laughed hard at friends' jokes. While you may want to continue, your stomach doesn't. Thankfully many Washington, D.C. restaurants stay open into the wee hours of the morning so you can keep the party going.
Since the party won't wait for you, there are several options for quick grab and go restaurants that still provide your mouth with amazing taste sensations. U Street institution Ben's Chili Bowl offers craveable specialties like the all meat chili dog, jumbo beef dog and half pound gourmet burger. If you have a hankering for baked foods, Julia's Empanadas and Wiseguy NY Pizza may be your best bets for quick bites fresh from the oven.
If you are looking to take your time with a good meal, try Old Ebbitt Grill which offers fresh ingredients and classic recipes like grilled oysters, watermelon salad and Maine lobster pot pie. For upscale yet casual dining, try Oyamel from world renowned chef Jose Andres. Make sure to check out the sinfully delicious specialty cocktails too.
Whatever you decide, the nation's capital has many late night restaurants to choose from that will leave your stomach happy and ready for more fun.