Southwest DC currently boasts more than 45 restaurants, ranging from elegant sit-down establishments along 4th Street SW, such as Masala Art and Station 4, to creative, fast-casuals within the recently renovated L’Enfant Plaza, as well as food trucks along Maryland Avenue. 

Down by the waterfront, there is Cantina Marina , DC's original dock bar, with waterfront dining, sunset views and an outdoor patio. Heading north on Water Street, you'll see King Ribs at the entrance of Gangplank Marina Park. A SW mainstay, Grillmaster Bufus' King Ribs serves up fall-off-the-bone barbecue.

Walk towards Banneker Stairs, just past 7th Street SW along Maine Avenue, and you'll find yourself in the nation's oldest open-air fish market at the Municipal Fish Market. A true DC institution, the fish market has fresh, local crab and other seafood for purchase -- both raw and ready-to-eat.

Coming soon to the waterfront, The Wharf will offer dozens of dining and entertainment options including top-rated restaurants, bars, cafes and Wharf Hall, which will be a music venue that holds up to 6,000 guests.