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Firehook Bakery

401 F St NW, National Building Musem, Washington DC, DC 20001-2637
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Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
7 Sep 2016
“Great snacks”
5 Aug 2016
“Better to walk A block for a real eatery”
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Cafe, American
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401 F St NW, National Building Musem, Washington DC, DC 20001-2637
Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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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 10 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 28 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
Reviewed 9 December 2011

We ordered and paid for a cake for our son's 1st birthday (you have to pay in advance). When my husband went to pick up the cake they did not have our order. When my husband showed the receipt and asked what they could do...More

5  Thank Elizabeth G
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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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