Restaurant Weeks in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia

Restaurant Weeks provide prix-fixe menus at reduced prices at fabulous restaurants across the country. They are becoming very popular and there are now several communities offering special promotions in the Washington DC Area. Here is a guide to the Restaurant Weeks in DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Please note that details to each event will be announced as soon as available. The dates and participating restaurants are usually announced about a month in advance. (Listed in order by date)

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    January and August. Twice a year, more than 200 of the Washington, DC area's finest restaurants offer 3-course meals at reduced prices. Some restaurants in the suburbs of Maryland and Northern Virginia participate as well. Many of the restaurants extend their promotions an additional week.

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    January and August. More than 60 restaurants offer special menus and pricing to entice visitors to dine in Alexandria, Virginia, just five miles south of Washington, DC.

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    January and July/August. For one week, twice a year, more than 30 of Maryland's finest restaurants offer lunches for $18 and dinners for $36 for this special event. 

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    January and July/August. Howard County restaurants offer two weeks of promotions twice a year. Enjoy discounts at some of the best restaurants in Columbia, Ellicott City and other locations around the region.
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    January and August. The event features a variety of three-course meals and other discounts at several of the city’s restaurants. With its timing just before University of Maryland students go back to school, this is a great time to check out some of the area’s prime restaurants.

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    February and November. The week-long event in Annapolis, Maryland provides an opportunity for local residents and vacationers to treat themselves to great food at a reasonable price.

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    February/March. National Harbor Restaurant Week offers prix fixe lunch for $20 and three-course dinner menus for $35. The waterfront destination on the Potomac River features a variety of cuisines including American, Chinese, Mexican, Seafood, and more.
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    Calvert County Restaurant Week

    February/March. Special fixed-price menus are offered in the Southern Maryland community to highlight the area's best restaurants and encourage diners to enjoy a variety of cuisine.

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    March. The 7-day promotion features the unique and fine dining options available in the city of Frederick, Maryland and the surrounding area.
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    Rockville Restaurant Week

    October. A wide variety of restaurants in Rockville, Maryland will offer pre-fixed meals, lunches for $10 and dinners for $25.
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    October. The Village at Shirlington in Arlington, Virginiaoffers patrons two-course lunches for $15, three-course dinners for $25 and variety of beverage deals.

    See also, Best 2017 Washington DC Food Festivals and Events