Belga Cafe: Low-priced-lobster Tuesdays
If you have lobster taste on a canned-tuna budget, head to Belga Cafe on Tuesdays when all nine mussel pots cost only $15.95. That price includes the mussels Ostendaise, which normally costs $26 and sports half a lobster draped across the top. In addition, each pot of mussels comes with a large serving of fries, and the low cost allows for plenty of options to keep you under $30. If you share the mussels, you can still afford your own appetizer of crab cigars or cheese croquettes - and you won’t have to share that $8.50 Hoegaarden-honey milkshake with apple donuts and beer caramel sauce either.
514 Eighth St. SE; 202-544-0100