Supermarket and Grocery Store
490 L St NW (at 5th St NW), Washington, D.C. 20001, United States
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • Noon–2:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • Noon–1:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
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Yes (incl. American Express)

Based on 118 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

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    foodie huxtable
    "Parking garage validation available (90 minutes)"(3 Tips)
    foodie huxtable
    "Wine and craft beers galore!"(4 Tips)
    Jeff R.
    "Open 24 hours."(2 Tips)
    Y M.
    "Great grocery store."(7 Tips)
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  • Andrew M.

    Open 24 hours! Sweet!

    Andrew Marshall · April 29
  • Maria J.

    This safeway has a really good selection of organic and vegetarian/vegan options

    Maria Jackson · November 17, 2014
  • Stephen F.

    Produce is rarely fresh. Go to the new Giant in CityMarket at O.

    Stephen Fraser · August 17, 2014
  • Lorraine-Lori J.

    We had friendly cashiers. Found everything we needed in the store. Validated our parking ticket.

    Lorraine-Lori Johns · July 3, 2014
  • Tom W.

    Safeway in DC check out the meat department ...smokin !!!!!

    Tom Weed · June 24, 2014
  • Amanda G.

    Quality meat and produce and great grocery selection. Good deals in the giant beer & wine section. Lines are long and slow. Produce can occasionally be sparse between shipments. Great store overall!

    Amanda Greene · June 2, 2014
  • Kori

    This place always only has 1 lane open for every 100 people. Prepare to wait... Awhile.

    Kori · May 29, 2014
  • Kim M.

    rude staff, low quality produce, self-check out lanes at the end of the store are never open, and homeless people will ask you for money outside and inside of the store

    Kim Miller · May 25, 2014
  • Jen M.

    A Wells Fargo branch is going in!! I can get some banking, grocery shopping & a coffee all in 1 trip!!

    Jen Mareck · April 8, 2014
  • Matrika B.

    watch out for chatty'll never get home.

    Matrika B-T · January 8, 2014
  • Scott E.

    Horrible lines!

    Scott Eichinger · January 5, 2014
  • Devon W.

    Good luck trying to shop here on a Sunday evening. The shelves are basically empty.

    Devon W · November 11, 2013
  • Amanda G.

    I love this grocery store!! It's enormous w/ great selection and prices. Huge wine section. Free 90 min parking in garage when you ask a cashier to validate. I always use self checkout.

    Amanda Greene · November 2, 2013
  • Ton H.

    Slow checkout even at express

    Ton H. · October 21, 2013
  • Melissa Y.

    Journeyed here for ice cream only to find that everything in their freezer is soft and melted and disgusting, DO BETTER

    Melissa Y. · October 8, 2013
  • Mark O.

    After work on a holiday weekend and no carts or baskets and awful customer service to match

    Mark O'Leary · September 3, 2013
  • Brandon S.

    Clerk would not bag groceries. While bagging my own, clerk then fussed at me for taking too long to finish and sign receipt. I feel like I should be on payroll when I shop here.

    Brandon Smaglo · August 18, 2013
  • Michael M.

    You haven't true incompetence until you've shopped here.

    Michael Moroney · August 3, 2013
  • David K.

    I have never been in a store where more people were as rude and disaffected. And I mean everyone. Staff and customers. I HATE it here.

    David Knight · June 23, 2013
  • Liz C.

    Worst Safeway ever! Rude employees and long lines ALWAYS!

    Liz Cummings · March 5, 2013
  • Jeff R.

    Open 24 hours. Hot food in the deli is not that bad.

    Jeff R · February 27, 2013
  • Melanie

    This is the worst grocery store. Always a line, terrible customer service.

    Melanie · February 6, 2013
  • Katie R.

    The lines here suck.

    Katie Refano · February 3, 2013
  • foodie huxtable

    Parking garage validation available (90 minutes)

    foodie huxtable · January 20, 2013
  • foodie huxtable

    Awesome booze selection. Wine and craft beers galore!

    foodie huxtable · January 20, 2013
  • Z S.

    Yep, still sucks!

    Z Shihab · January 12, 2013
  • William l.

    You could not conspire to be this disorganized.

    William la Blind · January 6, 2013
  • Jaime B.

    Gourmet sandwich bar is getting worse and worse. They ran out of Sandwich supplies by 1230?

    Jaime Benavides · January 2, 2013
  • Christina

    My favorite store ,I love the organic section

    Christina · November 20, 2012
  • Lisa B.

    Holy terrible service. You can tell the employees take no pride in their work or company.

    Lisa Buckley · November 9, 2012
  • Reed P.

    Out of meat in meat market today

    Reed Parker · October 28, 2012
  • Sam

    There is a CoinStar machine here. 9.8 cents on the dollar or free to use if you take a gift card to amazon or half a dozen other popular websites.

    Sam · August 29, 2012
  • Jessica

    This Safeway always has the worst lines. Always.

    Jessica · July 24, 2012
  • Felipe L.

    My advice: RUN!! Employees are always in the worst mood!!

    Felipe Lamay · June 5, 2012
  • Jennifer S.

    Shop here. It's union!

    Jennifer Stapleton · May 4, 2012
  • Juan Manuel P.

    Free Internet Access...!!!

    Juan Manuel Pachon Jimenez · April 21, 2012
  • Phillip P.

    Don't come here on a Sunday or Monday night. Otherwise be prepared for a LONG wait in line.

    Phillip Perry · March 18, 2012
  • Jeremy J.

    You can still buy Wine on Sundays here!

    Jeremy Jeffery · March 5, 2012
  • Tracey S.

    Their employees lack basic customer service skills and act like they could care less in general. The actual supermarket is very nice with great food selections, but too cramped in the aisles.

    Tracey Solomon-White · February 29, 2012
  • Mike R.

    Why are only 2 check-out lanes, including self-check-out, open? The lines are reminiscent of USSR ar the moment.

    Mike Radio · February 14, 2012
  • Bill S.

    Keep your receipt so the people by the door can scribble on it like TSA agents!

    Bill Sweeney · February 2, 2012
  • Lauren M.

    Worst produce selection, Esp the organic, ugh!

    Lauren Madlock · January 22, 2012
  • Kate C.

    You have to show receipt to exit

    Kate Combs · December 17, 2011
  • C S.

    Management is not very helpful. Personal calls take priority. Check out clerks are GREAT.

    C Schanette · November 20, 2011
  • Chris G.

    This is one of the worst safeways I've been in. Overpriced and poorly staffed

    Chris Gaskill · October 22, 2011
  • Cheryl Z.

    Aisles perpetually clogged with pallets (see pic) and large oddly placed product displays. Obstacle course shopping!

    Cheryl Zandt · October 12, 2011
  • chris p.

    Long lines, low quality meats and low quality produce. This place is failing as a grocery store

    chris phillips · August 29, 2011
  • Miguel A.

    Now open 24/7

    Miguel A · August 29, 2011
  • Kelly F.

    beware of robbery while waiting in line and right outside of the sliding doors! happens all the time!

    Kelly Ferenc · April 19, 2011
  • Maggie E.

    Check meat for expiration date, sometimes it is expired or expires that day

    Maggie Esq · April 2, 2011

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