Duke's Grocery


The result of a couple guys who love good food and cold drinks, Duke's Grocery is a neighborhood pub and supper spot located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The idea is simple: create a fun spot that our friends (you!) can come in anytime and have a fulfilling meal, a tasty drink and and great time in an atmosphere that is unpretentious and laid back. Tuck in, drink up and enjoy!

A nod to the ubiquitous corner caf├ęs, bodegas and curry joints of the East London neighborhoods of Shoreditch and Hoxton, our culinary inspiration is as diverse as these brilliantly working class parts of the English capital. East London's funky juxtaposition of classic greasy spoons, hole-in-the-wall ethnic spots and ultra sleek avant-garde restaurants has created a food scene that is truly unique.

We regularly update our chalkboard menu depending on what is seasonally available and fresh. From our sandwiches, curries and house made pastas to cocktails, craft beers and unique varietals, we work hard to keep the menus exciting while offering our guests a top-notch experience.

All dishes are scratch made in small batches in our cozy, open kitchen. We source from local purveyors including Potomac Farm Market and Lyon Bakery with an emphasis on sustainable ingredients. We take great care in preparing your meals to maintain high standards of both value and quality, all to ensure you are fully satisfied but not walking out of here broke.

We look forward to seeing you soon. Cheers!


Our menu changes daily using ingredients that are fresh that day or bought at the market that morning. Please keep in mind that once menu items are sold out, they are finished for the day.

To see today's menu, check out our Facebook page.

We open at 8am Tuesday — Friday, 11am Saturday & Sunday, and at 5:30pm on Monday.

Coffee & Brekkie is served 8am — 11am, Tuesday — Friday.
The Market Menu is served 12pm — 3pm, Tuesday — Friday.
The Supper Menu is served 5:30pm — 10pm, Monday — Sunday.
The Brunch Menu is served 11am — 3pm Saturday and 11am — 3pm, 5:30pm — 10pm Sunday.
Please note that the kitchen is closed from 3pm — 5:30pm daily to prepare for Supper service.

Full bar featuring seasonal cocktails, craft beers & unique varietals.

See you soon!


Duke's Grocery is available to host your holiday party, birthday celebration, after work happy hour or other special event. There is space for 20-50 guests on the Second Floor depending on the type of function and set up. To be clear, we do not charge rental fees. There is a minimum spend which varies based on desired time frame and day of week.

For more information, please send an email to DukesGrocery@gmail.com and be sure to include:

  1. contact name, phone number and email address
  2. date and time
  3. number of guests expected
  4. brief description of event and name of host / company

Kindly note we do not currently allow any live entertainment or DJ's.

Open Bar Pricing (per person, per hour):
Beers & Wines: $15
Beers, Wines & Call Cocktails: $20
Beers, Wines & Premium Cocktails: $25
Full Open Bar: $30


Washington City Paper on March 5, 2014: Restaurant, Meet Market. Market, Meet Restaurant.

Washington Post on January 16, 2014: The Best in Brunch

Washington Post on December 24, 2013: The Best Everything of 2013

Washington City Paper on December 23, 2013: The Hungries: The Best and Worst of D.C. Restaurants in 2013

Zagat on December 13, 2013: Where to Brunch: Duke's Grocery

Best Thing on the Menu on December 2, 2013: Duke's Grocery: Lomito 'Completo'

Washington Post on October 24, 2013: The $20 Diner: Duke's Grocery and the elevation of D.C.'s sandwich culture

Washington Post on September 10, 2013: An early tasting of sandwiches from Duke's Grocery

Urban Daddy on September 10, 2013: Put Up Your Duke's - Dupont's New Multipurpose Sandwich Shop

Prince of Petworth on September 10, 2013: Duke's Grocery Opens Today at 11am in Dupont, Have a Look Inside

Washington City Paper on September 9, 2013: From East London to East Dupont: Duke's Grocery Opens Tomorrow

Washington Post on September 9, 2013: Updated: Duke's Grocery brings East London to east Dupont

Thrillist: These monster sandwiches are incredible

For media inquiries, please call 202.733.5623 or email dukesgrocery@gmail.com. Thanks!


Duke's Grocery

1513 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

Cross Streets: P Street NW & Church Street NW
Metro: Red Line – Dupont Circle

Sunday: 11am — 2am
Monday: 5:30pm — 2am
Tuesday — Thursday: 8am — 2am
Friday: 8am — 3am
Saturday: 11am — 3am
We are subject to closing slightly earlier on certain evenings.

Reservations are only available for groups of six guests or more, depending on availability. Otherwise, we seat guests on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visit us on Facebook for the latest menu and news.

202 733 5623

We are happy to provide off-site catering with advance notice. Please call or email with your request and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Thank you very much and have a great day!