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 great time in an atmosphere that is unpretentious and laid back. Tuck in, drink up and enjoy!

A nod to the ubiquitous corner cafés, 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.

Kitchen opens at 11:00am Monday – Friday and continues service through the afternoon and evening.

Brunch Menu is served 10:00am – 3:00pm Saturday and Sunday.
Late Night Dinner is served 10:30pm – 1:00am, Wednesday – Saturday.
Kindly note we serve a limited menu from 3:00pm – 4:30pm on the weekend as we prepare for Dinner service.​

Our two full bars feature seasonal cocktails, craft beers & unique varietals.

Please note all of our dishes are prepared-to-order, and our normal kitchen operations may involve shared cooking and preparation areas. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that any menu item will be completely free of allergens. Please inform our team of any allergies you may have. We do not allow outside food or drinks.

See you soon!


Duke's Grocery is available to host your holiday party, birthday celebration, happy hour or other special event. There are two full service bars, one on each floor, plus a large patio on 17th Street NW. To be clear, we do NOT charge rental fees. There is a minimum spend which varies based on desired time frame, space and day of week.

If you would like to book a special event, please see our event information sheet (PDF).

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.

THank you!


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

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Duke's Grocery

1513 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

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

Sunday: 10am — 2am
Monday — Thursday: 11am — 2am
Friday: 11am — 3am
Saturday: 10am — 3am
We are subject to closing slightly earlier on certain evenings.​ Please check the Menu section to view ​current offerings.​​

Reservations are only available for groups of​ at least​ six guests, depending on availability​; reservations more than 15 minutes late are subject to cancellation​. Otherwise, we seat guests on a first-come, first-served basis.

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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!