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Firehook Bakery

401 F St NW, National Building Musem, Washington DC, DC 20001-2637
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  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
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7 Sep 2016
“Great snacks”
4 weeks ago
“Nice hidden gem - great food, great prices”
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401 F St NW, National Building Musem, Washington DC, DC 20001-2637
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in here for lunch with the family when visiting the building museum. We had the savoury croissants - which were huge and filled with a lovely variety of fillings. We also had the brownie fingers which were delicious and not overly sweet as others...More

Thank adunaic
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a great place to grab a snack as you go through the National Building museum. All the food is very good!

1  Thank postrawb
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Pre-packaged food in cases. Entire place wedged into a narrow, dim area. Three hightop tables seat 2 and you can barely fit yourself into them.Food is same as at any airport or other place where they sell packaged sandwiches. Kind of a shame for a...More

Thank ingrid c
Reviewed 28 April 2015

Not much more than a closet in the back of the museum Firehook serves yummy goodies at bargain prices for a downtown DC location. My son had a ham and cheese croissant. I think it was 2.75 but would have been well priced at nearly...More

1  Thank Raymond A
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Grab a coffee, salad, sandwich or cold drink at Firehook and find a place at one of the tables in the main atrium, and settle down for an enjoyable break from sight-seeing. A lovely place to spend a half-hour relaxing before taking the free Museum...More

1  Thank mamacoast
Reviewed 26 November 2014

As an out-of-towner, finding this location was a bit tricky. I didn't realize it was actually in the National Building Museum. I was meeting a friend for coffee and she too, a DC resident, had some trouble finding it. It's located in that big red...More

1  Thank Annie M
Reviewed 1 January 2013

A very limited selection, but good food and drink. Cookies are fresh-baked and delicious and the coffee is good. And of course the setting is among DC's most dramatic interior spaces, so leave time to linger at the tables...

1  Thank Kim T
Reviewed 16 July 2012

It is nice to have this modest cafe in the lovely building museum for a cup of coffee, a sandwich or salad, or some baked goods. Do be careful re the last, the cookies occasionally are pretty old, but the folks behind the counter are...More

1  Thank melvinius
Reviewed 9 July 2012

All entrees are fresh, tasty, with a wide variety of choices available - sandwiches, salads - greens, potato, or pasta. Firehook is good for coffee & a cookie or a light meal. The coffee menu is thorough offering lattes, iced coffees, as well as the...More

1  Thank Judy N
Reviewed 27 February 2012

Firehook bakeries always have great food and nice strong coffe. Compared to what you pay to eat clown food at the Smithsonian museums, this is a fantastic deal! The fact that you eat in the grand hall is just icing on the cake.

1  Thank MikeW82834
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  • Address: 401 F St NW, National Building Musem, Washington DC, DC 20001-2637
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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