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15 Places to Find U.S. Regional Dishes in DC

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In honor of Philly cheesesteak restaurant Steak & Ice opening this week, Eater readers have been voting on their favorite U.S. regional dishes around town, from hoagies to lobster rolls. You can still vote for your choice here, but for those who would rather just try them all, here's a handy map on where you can find 15 iconic U.S. dishes in the DC area.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Taylor Charles Steak & Ice

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1320 H St. NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 388-6880
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The just-opened Steak & Ice offers Philly specialties such as water ice and cheesesteaks.

2. Pete's New Haven Style Apizza

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1400 Irving St NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 332-7383
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Connecticut-style pizza has its followers, and they know where to find their favorite type of pies (try one with clams on top): Pete's (multiple locations).

3. Taylor Gourmet

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1116 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 684-7001
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For hoagies and chicken cutlet sandwiches — both Philly favorites — head to one of Taylor's several area locations.

4. Armand's Chicago Pizza - Capitol Hill

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226 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 547-6600
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Though some locations of the chain have closed, you can still find remaining branches of this Chicago-style pizza place.

5. Wiseguy NY Pizza

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300 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 408-7800
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Wiseguy pizza just opened in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood and has already drawn a following for its New York-style slices.

6. Ben's Chili Bowl

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1213 U St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 667-0909
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DC's most well-known dish, the half-smoke, is naturally available at Ben's Chili Bowl. Or, alternately, any hot dog cart you approach.

7. Red Hook Lobster Pound DC

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Moving Target
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 341-6263
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The New England lobster roll gets a fine tribute from Red Hook's roving truck

8. ChurchKey

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1337 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 567-2576
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The Jersey diner staple, disco fries (which bear some resemblance to Montreal's poutine) are on the bar menu at ChurchKey.

9. Luke's Lobster

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624 E St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 347-3355
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Lobster fans who don't want to follow a food truck around can always turn to Luke's Lobster (multiple locations).

10. DC-3

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423 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 546-1935
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Chicago-style hot dogs can be found at DC-3, the hot dog spot from the Matchbox team.

11. Liberty Tavern

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3195 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 465-9360
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Pittsburgh residents nostalgic for a Primanti Bros. sandwich (famous for its french fry and cole slaw topping) can find Liam LaCivita's take on the dish at Liberty Tavern.

12. Ford's Fish Shack

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44260 Ice Rink Plaza
Ashburn, VA 20147
(571) 918-4092
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New England favorites such as fried clams are on the menu at Ford's (multiple locations).

13. Hill Country Barbecue Market

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410 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 556-2050
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Hill Country in DC doesn't just do barbecue. It does Texas-style barbecue.

14. Taqueria Poblano

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2400 Mt Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301
(703) 548-8226
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L.A.-style tacos get a tribute from casual Mexican restaurant Taqueria Poblano (multiple locations).

15. Bayou Bakery

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1515 N Courthouse Rd.
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 243-2410
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New Orleans favorites like beignets and muffaletta are on the menu at Bayou Bakery.

1. Taylor Charles Steak & Ice

1320 H St. NE, Washington, DC 20002
The just-opened Steak & Ice offers Philly specialties such as water ice and cheesesteaks.
1320 H St. NE
Washington, DC 20002

2. Pete's New Haven Style Apizza

1400 Irving St NW, Washington, DC 20010
Connecticut-style pizza has its followers, and they know where to find their favorite type of pies (try one with clams on top): Pete's (multiple locations).
1400 Irving St NW
Washington, DC 20010

3. Taylor Gourmet

1116 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
For hoagies and chicken cutlet sandwiches — both Philly favorites — head to one of Taylor's several area locations.
1116 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

4. Armand's Chicago Pizza - Capitol Hill

226 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
Though some locations of the chain have closed, you can still find remaining branches of this Chicago-style pizza place.
226 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

5. Wiseguy NY Pizza

300 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
Wiseguy pizza just opened in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood and has already drawn a following for its New York-style slices.
300 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

6. Ben's Chili Bowl

1213 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
DC's most well-known dish, the half-smoke, is naturally available at Ben's Chili Bowl. Or, alternately, any hot dog cart you approach.
1213 U St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

7. Red Hook Lobster Pound DC

Moving Target, Washington, DC 20002
The New England lobster roll gets a fine tribute from Red Hook's roving truck
Moving Target
Washington, DC 20002

8. ChurchKey

1337 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005
The Jersey diner staple, disco fries (which bear some resemblance to Montreal's poutine) are on the bar menu at ChurchKey.
1337 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005

9. Luke's Lobster

624 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Lobster fans who don't want to follow a food truck around can always turn to Luke's Lobster (multiple locations).
624 E St NW
Washington, DC 20004

10. DC-3

423 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Chicago-style hot dogs can be found at DC-3, the hot dog spot from the Matchbox team.
423 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

11. Liberty Tavern

3195 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Pittsburgh residents nostalgic for a Primanti Bros. sandwich (famous for its french fry and cole slaw topping) can find Liam LaCivita's take on the dish at Liberty Tavern.
3195 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

12. Ford's Fish Shack

44260 Ice Rink Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147
New England favorites such as fried clams are on the menu at Ford's (multiple locations).
44260 Ice Rink Plaza
Ashburn, VA 20147

13. Hill Country Barbecue Market

410 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Hill Country in DC doesn't just do barbecue. It does Texas-style barbecue.
410 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

14. Taqueria Poblano

2400 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301
L.A.-style tacos get a tribute from casual Mexican restaurant Taqueria Poblano (multiple locations).
2400 Mt Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301

15. Bayou Bakery

1515 N Courthouse Rd., Arlington, VA 22209
New Orleans favorites like beignets and muffaletta are on the menu at Bayou Bakery.
1515 N Courthouse Rd.
Arlington, VA 22209

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