DC Posted in D.C. July 12, 2016 by Maura 10 Mom & Pop Restaurants In Washington DC That Serve Home Cooked Meals To Die For When you can’t go home for a home cooked meal, try these cozy and amazing restaurants. In between the bigger, well-known restaurants, these Mom & Pop restaurants in Washington DC are amazing! 1. Mangialardo & Sons Yelp/A.R.P Yelp/Jay C. Mom and Pop Italian delis are a staple of every city and we love Mangialardo & Sons. Much more than your regular cold cut, these are delicious authentic hoagies. 2. DC Grill Express Facebook/DC Grill Express Facebook/DC Grill Express If you want great comfort American food, DC Grill Express is your place. Between the breakfast burritos and the incredible burgers at lunch, you’ll want to stay here all day. 3. Menomale Pizza Napoletana Yelp/Menomale Pizza Napoletana Yelp/Jordan P. Wood fired brick oven pizza, craft beer and Italian desserts are all staples of Menomale Pizza Napoletana. You might just feel like you’re in Naples as the owners Ettore & Maria Rusciano bring Italy to DC! 4. Pho Viet Yelp/Norry H. Yelp/Jack L Authentic pho and Vietnamese food are at this Columbia Heights gem of a restaurant. Big portions, hearty broth, and welcoming owners, it’s a not to miss place! 5. Zorba’s Cafe Yelp/Norry H. Yelp/Jenna L. A piece of Greece lives in DC in this Mom and Pop restaurant that has been in Dupont Circle since 1984. You order at the counter and from the hummus to the souvlaki, everything is authentic and everything is delicious. 6. Bub & Pops Yelp/Chuck N Facebook/Bub & Pops Small storefront, large sandwiches, and friendly family, Bub and Pops has everything you want in a deli. A quick glimpse of photos all over the wall tell you who much the owners care about the shop and their customers and one taste of the homemade chips or famous sandwiches of all kinds is another great reminder! 7. Zenebech Injera Facebook/Zenebech Injera Yelp/Edward W. DC is known to have great Ethiopian food but the food at this family owned restaurant is out of this world. An extensive menu, in-house bakery and carry out makes Zenebech a must-visit for anyone who loves Ethiopian food. 8. Indigo Yelp/Chris L. Yelp/Danah W. Tiny store on the corner, draped in twinkle lights, this Indian restaurant rotates their menu on a daily basis. Truly a family run place, all members of the family can be see popping in and out as they live on top of the restaurant. Order anything on the menu and grab a seat on the patio and you won’t regret it! 9. Los Hermanos Yelp/Kevin M Yelp/Bashir M. Cafeteria style dining might make you want to turn up your nose but instead of Mom and Pop restaurant, this is a Brother & Brother restaurant featuring authentic dominican food that you will love. Their rule is “Cook as if you’re cooking for family.” 10. Lincoln's Waffle Shop Yelp/Michael K Yelp/Michael U. Lincoln’s Waffle Shop might not look like much from the outside, but its been serving customers with delicious waffles for over 20 years. You can grab a seat at the counter and enjoy this one of a kind breakfast place. Order the waffles, trust us. What are you craving now? If you need even more restaurants to try, check out these 10 restaurants in Washington DC that have jaw-dropping views while you eat!