Cheap Eats

Cheap Eats

31 of our favorite dishes $12 and under

By Stefanie Gans and Warren Rojas

Flipping a quick U-ie, tires teetering on a gravel lot, we enter a shack on a lonely strip of asphalt to find tender pupusas. We stomp through strip malls, click a blinker for ominous side streets, creep through office parks and wrap our mouths around dishes so cheap it’s worth the journey. Thirty-one tastes for a hungry traveler.

 

 

RESTAURANT NAME
NEIGHBORHOOD
CUISINE
6357 Rolling Road
Springfield VA 22151
703-913-7008
website
Afghani
5005 Westone Plaza, Suite D
Chantilly VA 20151
703-657-3240
website
Peruvian
4328 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax VA 22030
703-691-1269
website
American
Comfort Food
Deli
15704 Lee Highway
Gainesville VA 20155
703-754-9852
website
Seafood
4251 S. Campbell Ave.
Arlington VA 22206
703-379-9756
website
Cafe
International
Vegetarian/Vegan
4008-A University Drive
Fairfax VA 22030
703-246-9040
Jamaican
Caribbean
43137 John Mosby Highway
Chantilly VA 20152
703-327-0052
Salvadoran
600 Franklin St.
Alexandria VA 22314
703-299-6600
website
Indian
Chinese
Fusion
2 N. Liberty St.
Middleburg VA 20117
540-687-3456
Deli
American
10826 Fairfax Blvd.
Fairfax VA 22030
703-385-1226
website
Italian
2605 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington VA 22201
703-248-0150
website
American
Comfort Food
Deli
2946 Sleepy Hollow Road
Falls Church VA 22044
703-532-0616
website
American
535 Braddock Road
Alexandria VA 22301
703-888-2865
website
American
4331 Dale Blvd.
Dale City VA 22193
703-982-3371
African
Caribbean
1100 S. Hayes St.
Arlington VA 22202
703-416-7070
website
American
Burgers
Barbecue
5614 Ox Road
Fairfax Station VA 22039
703-425-8844
website
Mexican
Latin American
4111 Duke St.
Alexandria VA 22304
703-823-1167
website
Mexican
Latin American
1046 Millwood Pike
Winchester VA 22602
540-665-0088
website
Mexican
Latin American
7 Pidgeon Hill Drive
Potomac VA 20165
703-421-3380
website
Mexican
Latin American
2000 Mount Vernon Ave.
Alexandria VA 22301
703-549-5051
website
Southern
14674 Lee Highway
Gainesville VA 20155
703-753-0233
website
Lebanese
11490 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 150
Reston VA 20191
703-476-2569
website
Greek/Mediterranean
1909 Mount Vernon Ave.
Alexandria VA 22301
703-836-1212
website
Italian
12152 Fairfax Towne Center
Fairfax VA 22033
703-273-7405
website
Italian
6315 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church VA 22044
703-942-6383
website
British
American
6799 Wilson Blvd., Suite 5
Falls Church VA 22044
703-241-2722
website
Seafood
Cajun/Creole
Vietnamese
4129 Merchant Plaza
Woodbridge VA 22192
703-878-8988
website
Thai
277 S. Washington St.
Alexandria VA 22314
703-683-3247
website
American
203 Harrison St. SE
Leesburg VA 20175
703-771-9610
website
American
43761 Parkhurst Plaza, Suite 132
Ashburn VA 20147
703-723-0108
website
Vegetarian/Vegan
Indian
Chinese
7200 Telegraph Square Dr.
Lorton VA 22079
703-550-1235
website
Thai
Cajun/Creole
5 Diagonal St.,
Warrenton VA 20186
540-349-4111
website
American
9835 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls VA 22066
703-757-4770
website
American
Bar/Pub Grub
13029 Worldgate Drive
Herndon VA 20170
571-323-3330
website
Greek/Mediterranean
Turkish
Vegetarian/Vegan

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