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.Read More
15 Places to Find U.S. Regional Dishes in DC
Taylor Charles Steak & Ice
The just-opened Steak & Ice offers Philly specialties such as water ice and cheesesteaks.
Pete's New Haven Style Apizza
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).
For hoagies and chicken cutlet sandwiches — both Philly favorites — head to one of Taylor's several area locations.
Armand's Chicago Pizza - Capitol Hill
Though some locations of the chain have closed, you can still find remaining branches of this Chicago-style pizza place.
Wiseguy NY Pizza
Wiseguy pizza just opened in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood and has already drawn a following for its New York-style slices.
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Ben's Chili Bowl
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.
Red Hook Lobster Pound DC
The New England lobster roll gets a fine tribute from Red Hook's roving truck
The Jersey diner staple, disco fries (which bear some resemblance to Montreal's poutine) are on the bar menu at ChurchKey.
Lobster fans who don't want to follow a food truck around can always turn to Luke's Lobster (multiple locations).
Chicago-style hot dogs can be found at DC-3, the hot dog spot from the Matchbox team.
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.
Ford's Fish Shack
New England favorites such as fried clams are on the menu at Ford's (multiple locations).
Hill Country Barbecue Market
Hill Country in DC doesn't just do barbecue. It does Texas-style barbecue.
L.A.-style tacos get a tribute from casual Mexican restaurant Taqueria Poblano (multiple locations).
New Orleans favorites like beignets and muffaletta are on the menu at Bayou Bakery.