Late summer/early fall is arguably the best time for weekend road trips in the D.C. area. The weather is cooling off, the leaves are changing and there are plenty of restaurant options within a two hour radius. So Eater decided it was time to create an updated version of last year's guide to stellar dining destinations just outside of the D.C. area. These restaurants are all worth pairing with a leisurely drive.
—Jamie Liu and Missy Frederick