COVID-19 (coronavirus) Update

The Capitol Visitor Center remains closed. Visit the Virtual Capitol Tour page to view available tour dates and times.


Online Gift Shop Now Open

Check out our new Online Gift Shop, All products are Made-in-the-USA, and many are created exclusively for our store. We look forward to welcoming you to the CVC Online Gift Shop.

Capitol Cafe Menu

Located on the lower level, the Capitol Cafe offers continental breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The Cafe prepares meals with peanuts and other nut products, and a gluten-free kitchen preparation area is not available. The cafe management team does provide information about menu items made without gluten.

For questions about the menu, please contact the Capitol Cafe: (202) 593-1785 or by email:

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Chef's Selection of Assorted Breakfast Pastries

$1.75 - $2.25

Cold Breakfast Cereal with Milk





Fruit Bar


Chef's Selection of Hot Breakfast Sandwiches


Monthly Rotation of Regional American Dishes

$12.95 - $24.95





Bacon Cheeseburger


"Veggie" Burger


Turkey Burger


Grilled Chicken Sandwich


Grilled Cheese Sandwich


Corn Dog


Specialty Hot Dog


Chicken Tenders with Fries


Chesapeake Crab Cake with Fries *Seasonal Availability


Kids 2 Piece Chicken Tenders with Fries, Juice Box or Milk


Kids Hot Dog with Fries, Juice Box or Milk


French Fries


Value Combo: Chicken Tenders /Fries/ Fountain Soda


Value Combo: Cheeseburger and Fries


Value Combo: Classic Hot Dog and Fries


Specialty Hot Sandwich

$9.95 - $11.95

*All items with a side of fries for additional 


Cheese Pizza


Pepperoni Pizza


Pasta Primavera


Chef's Specialty Flatbread


Featured Pasta


Pasta Alfredo


Pizza Combo


Any Pasta/Small Salad & Fountain Drink


Kids Pizza with Juice Box or Milk


Garlic Bread


Chicken Caesar Wrap


Turkey, White Cheddar, Cranberry Walnut Bread


Balsamic Roasted Portabello Sandwich


Blackened Chicken Sandwich 


Ham & Brie Sandwich 


Roast Beef on Croissant


Kids Sandwich with Juice Box or Milk 


Lobster Roll with Chips

$19.95 - $24.95

Specialty Cold Sandwich


Specialty Hot Sandwich & Sides

$13.95 - $14.95

Add House-Made Pickles & Chips to any Sandwiches


Pulled Pork or Pulled Chicken Sandwich with One Side


BBQ Half Chicken with One Side


Daily Smoked BBQ Feature

$15.95 - $19.95

Kids BBQ Quarter Chicken with One Side, Juice Box or Milk


Baked Beans


Macaroni and Cheese


Collard Greens


Cole Slaw


Cheddar Cornbread or Biscuit


Kids Roasted Turkey with One Side, Juice Box or Milk


Seasonal Potatoes or Rice


Seasonal Vegetables


Add an additional Side to any BBQ entrée


Catch of the Day


Breakfast Bar

$0.75 an ounce

Salad Bar and Antipasti

$0.75 an ounce

Global Cuisine

$0.75 an ounce

Regional Soups


Any Soup, Caesar Salad and Roll



$1.50 - $5.50

Whole Fruit, Snacks, Desserts and Candy

$1.25 - $7.95

For information about our Capitol Cafe group lunch vouchers, and other group opportunities, click here.