Restaurants in District of Columbia

The cuisines of the world are at your credit card’s call in Washington, DC, but when looking for a taste that is unique to the capital, there’s only one dish to consider: the half-smoke, which is a smoky link sausage frequently served with a chili topping, but also found on breakfast plates in lieu of bacon or ordinary sausage. DC’s other compelling culinary draw is a result of its burgeoning African-American population: Soul food restaurants here are some of the best in the country.

District of Columbia’s Best Restaurants

Plump sausages, griddle-browned
Ben’s Chili Bowl

WASHINGTON, DC

Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe

WASHINGTON, DC

Tchoup’s Market

WASHINGTON, DC

Baked and Wired

WASHINGTON, DC

DGS Delicatessen

WASHINGTON, DC

Bub & Pop’s

WASHINGTON, DC

Smoked & Stacked

WASHINGTON, DC

Universal Doughnuts

WASHINGTON, DC

A single fried shrimp with crisp crust so thin you can see through it.
Horace & Dickie’s | Soul Food | A D.C. Best

WASHINGTON, DC

Tune Inn

WASHINGTON, DC

Plate holds breakfast pork chops with eggs and a bowl of grits.
Florida Avenue Grill

WASHINGTON, DC

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