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Bub and Pop's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bub and Pop's ($$)
(843 ratings)

1815 M St NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 457-1111
www.bubandpops.com
  • Jewish Hoagie
    corned beef, brisket, roast turkey, Kosher salami, Swiss cheese, spicy mustard, thousand island & cole slaw; looks good
  • Roast Pork Hoagie
    slow roasted porchetta, hazelnut gremolata, aged provolone & pork jus; looks good
4.5 out of 5
843 ratings
opened in 2013; Philly transplant ("a taste of Philly in Washington, D.C."); Other Recipes: French Onion Dip
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As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "On a Stick"
  • Insalata Caprese Injection
    one bite: one cherry tomato pierced by pipette that has blended mozzarella and extra virgin olive oil
4.5 out of 5
348 ratings
6-seat bar that offers tasting menu; one of Jose Andres' restaurant
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Shouk: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Shouk ($$)
(639 ratings)

655 K St NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 652-1464
https://www.shouk.com
  • Shouk Burger
    veggie burger, roasted tomato, pickled turnip, arugula, charred onion, tahina served in a pita (gluten-free as bowl)
4.5 out of 5
639 ratings
serving street food Israeli-inspired pitas, bowls & salads
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Carving Room: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Carving Room ($$)
(428 ratings)

300 Massachusetts Ave NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 525-2116
carvingroom.com
  • "Cigars"
    spring roll wrapper stuffed & fried; choice of Moroccan spiced ground beef, corned beef hash or chorizo (or combo); served w/ dipping sauce
  • Pastrami Poblano
    oven roasted poblano pepper, crispy pastrami, provolone, a fried egg, chipotle mayo & cilantro served on Ciabatta roll; looks good
4.0 out of 5
428 ratings
est. 2012; neighborhood kitchen specializing in house cured & hand carved meats, homemade sides & pickled vegetables
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ChurchKey: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
ChurchKey ($$)
(1423 ratings)

1337 14th St NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 567-2576
churchkeydc.com
  • Gigante Beans
  • Monte Cristo
    w/ pig's head terrine & topped w/ syrup
  • Summer Vegetable Ragu
4.0 out of 5
1423 ratings
gastropub that specializes in beer...up to 50 drafts + 700 on the bottle
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DC Brau Brewing Company: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
DC Brau Brewing Company ($)
(141 ratings)

3178-B Bladensburg Rd NE Map It!
Washington, DC 20018
(202) 621-8890
www.dcbrau.com
  • Beer
4.0 out of 5
141 ratings
since 1956; specialize in beer w/ brewery in-house
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DCity Smokehouse: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
DCity Smokehouse ($$)
(329 ratings)

203 Florida Ave NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 733-1919
www.dcitysmokehouse.com
As Seen On:
Iconic Eats
  • Half Smoke
    half pork, half beef wieners from Mangers (in Baltimore) topped w/ shredded cheese, BBQ brisket chili, yellow mustard & chopped onions; looks good
4.0 out of 5
329 ratings
traditional BBQ taste in an unconventional setting; moved from original airing location (8 Florida Ave NW)
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Del Campo: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Del Campo [CLOSED] ($$$)
(534 ratings)

777 I St NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 289-7377
www.delcampodc.com
  • Wagyu Brisket Sandwich
    brisket smoked in applewood, sliced, grilled w/ Manchego cheese & smoked again; w/ garlic aioli, smoked Hollandaise sauce, slaw, smoked tomato jam; looks good
4.0 out of 5
534 ratings
[CLOSED]; airy, 174-seat agrarian space is home to a meat-driven, wine-centric menu
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Filomena Ristorante: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Filomena Ristorante ($$$)
(2545 ratings)

1063 Wisconsin Ave NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 338-8800
www.filomena.com
As Seen On:
Pasta Paradise
  • Gnocchi Della Mamma
    potatoe based dumpling in Bolognese Meat Sauce; looks good
  • Neopolitan Ragu Con Cavatelli
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
2545 ratings
homemade pasta; "Pasta Mama" makes pasta right at street window; aftermeal drink is on-the-house
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Founding Farmers: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Founding FarmersSee Founding Farmers Video ($$)
(13629 ratings)

1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 822-8783
www.wearefoundingfarmers....
  • Devil-ish Eggs
    sampler w/ various types: Maine lobster, crab, smoked salmon and classic; get fresh eggs from a local farmer everyday
4.0 out of 5
13629 ratings
opened in 2008; offer farm-inspired American true food and drink in a modern, casual and eco-friendly setting; three blocks from the White House
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Granville Moore's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Granville Moore'sSee Granville Moore's Video ($$)
(976 ratings)

1238 H St NE Map It!
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 399-2546
granvillemoores.com
  • Moules Frites (Bleu)
    hook's blue cheese, pork belly, shallots, spinach, white wine, lemon; fries are crispy, twice fried, hand-cut potatoes & come w/ choice of dipping sauces (truffle mayo served for Throwdown)
4.0 out of 5
976 ratings
Throwdown: Bobby Flay lost [recipe]
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Lucky Buns: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Lucky Buns ($$)
(353 ratings)

2000 18th St NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 506-1713
https://www.luckybunsdc.c...
  • Alfie's Bun
    Australian-influenced burger w/ double Creekstone patties, Gouda, runny egg, pineapple, pickled beetroot, arugula, Lucky sauce, grilled red onion; looks good
4.0 out of 5
353 ratings
since 2016; inspired by burger creations of SE Asia, Australia, the UK & beyond
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Michel Richard Citronelle: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Michel Richard Citronelle [CLOSED] ($$$$)
(246 ratings)

3000 M St NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 625-2150
  • Lobster "Begula" Pasta
    tin can lined w/ lobster meat, a poached egg, Hollandaise sauce and topped w/ black-dyed couscous pasta (making it look like Beluga caviar...and hence the different spelling in the name)
4.0 out of 5
246 ratings
[CLOSED]; James Beard Award winner 2007 (Outstanding Chef, Outstanding Wine Service); meal at the grill-side table inside the kitchen is available
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Toki Underground: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Toki Underground ($$)
(2236 ratings)

1234 H St NE Map It!
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 388-3086
tokiunderground.com
  • Toki Classic Ramen
    ramen soup w/ 8-10 optional add-ons; Guy's had pulled pork, crispy chicken oysters, pork cheeks, bok choy, scallions, pickled ginger, sesame seeds, slow-poached egg, chili oil & black garlic oil; "truly a masterpiece of food" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Vegetable Dumplings
    Guy had them pan-fried; "might be the best vegetarian dumpling that I've ever had...they ask 'what's your last meal'...I'm gonna put this vegetarian dumpling in that list" -Guy Fieri; dumpling options include pork, chicken or seafood; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2236 ratings
since 2011; Taiwan-inspired cuisine specializing in ramen & dumplings; no signage...located (hidden) upstairs from The Pug; Other Recipes: Chicken Karage
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Tortilla Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tortilla CafeSee Tortilla Cafe Video ($)
(558 ratings)

210 7th St SE Map It!
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 547-5700
tortillacafe.com
  • Chicken Tamale
    "this is--w/o question--one of the tastiest tamales"-Guy Fieri
  • Pork and Cheese Pupusa
    #1 menu item; chopped seasoned pork w/ ricotta cheese; "you gotta come try this--I'm not kidding you..out of bounds!"-Guy Fieri
4.0 out of 5
558 ratings
in Eastern Market; authentic Salvadoran food; Other Recipes: Pico de Gallo
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Art and Soul: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Art and SoulSee Art and Soul Video ($$$)
(878 ratings)

415 New Jersey Ave NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 393-7777
www.jdvhotels.com/restaur...
  • Fried Chicken for Two
    double-dredged fried free range chicken served w/ spicy collards, buttermilk mash & gravy; looks good
3.5 out of 5
878 ratings
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Ben's Chili Bowl: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ben's Chili BowlSee Ben's Chili Bowl Video ($)
(3766 ratings)

1213 U St NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 667-0058
benschilibowl.com
  • Chili Half Smoke
    sausage; looks good; looks good
3.5 out of 5
3766 ratings
#28 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); opened in 1958; D.C. landmark; Bill Cosby, President Obama ate here
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Comet Ping Pong: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Comet Ping PongSee Comet Ping Pong Video ($$)
(828 ratings)

5037 Connecticut Ave NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 364-0404
www.cometpingpong.com
  • "Stanley" (Pizza)
    pizza w/ house-made Italian fennel sausage, sauce, mozzarella, roasted peppers
  • "The Philly" (Calzone)
    calzone w/ house roasted pork, garlic, red pepper, grilled broccoli rabe & provolone
  • "Yalie" (Pizza)
    top seller; pizza w/ fresh clams, garlic, melted onions, thyme, parmesan, lemon
3.5 out of 5
828 ratings
pizza joint; ping pong tables in restaurant (to play); tables are painted like ping pong tables; Other Recipes: Ricotta
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Fojol Bros of Merlindia: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Fojol Bros of Merlindia [CLOSED] ($)
(188 ratings)

Dupont Cir Map It!
Washington, DC 20009
(443) 595-7644
  • Chicken Curry
  • Chicken Masala
    looks good
  • Lassi pop
    mango popcicle
3.5 out of 5
188 ratings
[CLOSED]; food truck; long lines; servers/cooks dressed in wacky costumes and wear mustaches
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Good Stuff Eatery: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Good Stuff Eatery ($$)
(1894 ratings)

303 Pennsylvania Ave SE Map It!
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 543-8222
www.goodstuffeatery.com
  • Obama Burger
    burger w/ applewood smoked bacon, red onion marmalade, bleu cheese, horseradish mayo; looks good
  • Smoke House Burger
    burger w/ applewood smoked bacon, cheddar, fried Vidalia onion ring, chipotle BBQ sauce; looks good
3.5 out of 5
1894 ratings
President Obama ate here
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Jaleo: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
JaleoSee Jaleo Video ($$$)
(1948 ratings)

480 7th St NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-7949
www.jaleo.com
  • Arozz A Banda Con Gambas Paella
    seafood rice-dish
3.5 out of 5
1948 ratings
opened in 1993; one of José Andrés's restaurant (José was named Outstanding Chef of the Year at the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards)
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Jumbo Slice Pizza: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Jumbo Slice PizzaSee Jumbo Slice Pizza Video ($)
(242 ratings)

2341 18th St NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 234-2200
  • Pizza
    jumbo slice; uses Mozzarella and provolone cheeses; each slice is 20-inches long and weighs 1-lb
3.5 out of 5
242 ratings
Food War: Pizza Mart vs. Jumbo Slice Pizza... Pizza Mart won (3-votes-to-2); originator of jumbo pizza slice in Adams Morgan; competes w/ Pizza Mart (owned by his younger brother) only 1 block away
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  • Adobo Lamb Biscuit
    biscuit sandwich w/ adobo-braised shredded lamb, salsa verde, fried egg; looks good
3.5 out of 5
205 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 2014; moved from original airing location (Union Market)
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Oohh's & Aahh's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Oohh's & Aahh'sSee Oohh's & Aahh's Video ($$)
(1303 ratings)

1005 U St NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 667-7142
www.oohhsnaahhs.com
3.5 out of 5
1303 ratings
soul food
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Pizza Mart: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pizza MartSee Pizza Mart Video ($)
(178 ratings)

2445 18th St NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 234-9700
  • Pizza
    jumbo slice; uses mozzarella, provolone and cheddar cheeses; each slice is 20-inches long and weighs 1-lb
3.5 out of 5
178 ratings
Food War: Pizza Mart vs. Jumbo Slice Pizza; Pizza Mart won (3-votes-to-2)... competes w/ Jumbo Slice Pizza (owned by his older brother) only 1 block away; spicier sauce
District of Columbia   (29 restaurants)    
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