Food & Stores
Learn where to eat, shop, and play during your visit to the museum.
Eat at America’s Table Cafe
Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The main eatery for the National Museum of American History is Eat at America’s Table, serving a changing menu of American regional cuisine. Current selection includes burgers, buttermilk fried chicken, chili dogs, a variety of salads, sandwiches, desserts, and beverages. Self-serve by weight $16.95/lb.; cash and credit cards accepted.
American Table Station
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the museum's Chef Kyre Rochon will feature Asian inspired cuisine during the month of May.
marinated grilled chicken
Chinese BBQ pork
Vegetable Fried Rice
Stir Fried Baby Bok Choy
Sesame Seaweed Salad
Rice Noodle Salad
Cinco de Mayo and flavors of Mexico inspire this month’s Southwest Station menu.
marinated flank steak
Mexican Chili Lime Chicken
Poblano Stuffed Peppers Rice, Black beans, Monterey Jack Cheese, and Salsa Roja
Cumin Spiced Roasted Potatoes
Mexican Corn Pudding
Pico De Gallo
Fresh Tri Colored Tortilla Chips
LeRoy Neiman Jazz Cafe
Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A quick stop in the LeRoy Neiman Jazz Cafe will leave you refilled and refreshed. Enjoy a specialty coffee, cold drink, light lunch, or delicious pastry. You’ll appreciate the wonderful music and photos from our collection, also!
Chicken & andouille gumbo
Gumbo z’herbes, classic lenten inspired green vegetable gumbo
Crisp shrimp po’boy
Steamed Carolina rice
Warm Bananas Foster bread pudding
Main Museum Store
This vast 6,000-square-foot store is centrally located on the first floor. Visitors may browse through merchandise inspired by the museum’s collection, apparel, home accessories, ornaments, personalized leather bracelets, jewelry, books and the most incredible selection of socks!
Mall Museum Store
Located at the Mall entrance to the Museum, the Mall Store is the best place for museum souvenirs, a trendy accessory, fun jewelry and a snack to keep you fueled for your next museum visit. Be there or be square.
Entertainment Nation Pop-up Shop
Visit our new Entertainment Nation exhibit and then pop by the pop-up store. You can remember your visit and learn a lot more from our book Entertainment Nation: How Music, Television, Film, Sports and Theater Shaped the United States or pick up a tee, tote, mug, socks, or charm from your favorite movie, TV show, sport, or character. The shop is almost as much fun as the exhibit!
Shop online at SmithsonianStore.com.
Other Fun Things
Climb aboard an interactive "time-traveling" simulator and accomplish various mission objectives in historic aircraft. Choose from a selection of fighter planes or popular racing planes from aviation’s golden age. Take to the skies as you climb, dive, and roll 360-degrees!
Lower Level, 1 Center, 1 West, 2 Center
Create a terrific personalized souvenir of your visit to the Smithsonian. Collect all 16 pennies and 4 medallions of your favorite museum objects.