Area Dining & Attractions

Located in the distinct Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C., Howard University is surrounded by a variety of dining establishments, local attractions, shopping and city life. Below is a list of some options available to guests staying on campus.

Please keep in mind that this list is intended to serve as a reference only and does not imply an endorsement of any kind by the University. 

Nearby Dining

Ben’s Chili Bowl

Ben’s Next Door 

Cava

Chipotle

Florida Avenue Grill

Half smoke

HU On-Campus Dining

Jimmy Johns (Delivers to select locations on-campus)

McDonald’s

Oohhs & Aahhs

Potbelly

Shaw’s Tavern

Tasty Burger

Area Attractions

National Museum of African American History and Culture

National Zoo

Smithsonian Institutions

United States Capitol 

White House 

City Life

Adams Morgan

DuPont Circle

Georgetown

SW waterfront

U St. corridor

Shopping

Downtown DC

Georgetown

Mazza Gallerie Mall

Pentagon City Mall

Tyson’s Corner Mall

Grocery Stores

Target

Walmart

Trader Joe’s

Giant

Safeway