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16 Plates of Nachos Eater Readers Love

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We asked; you answered. Eater readers had plenty to say on the topic of D.C.'s Best Nachos. Some takeaways: readers really like barbecue-topped nachos, and often bars do nachos better than sit-down restaurants. Readers also aren't afraid of some less traditional takes, such as seafood nachos. Here are 16 batches of nachos that got the nod from fans, listed in no particular order, courtesy of the tipline, Twitter, Facebook and Open Thread.


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1. The Passenger

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1021 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 393-0220
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When the Passenger is offering its addictive pork cheek nachos, readers order them.

2. Andrew Evans BBQ Joint

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216 East Dover Street
Easton, MD 21601
(410) 690-3641
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Eater readers aren't afraid to trek all the way out to the Eastern Shore for these barbecue nachos.

3. American Ice Company

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917 V Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 758-3562
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The pulled pork Swatchos at American Ice are a huge hit.

4. Southside 815

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815 S Washington St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 836-6222
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Multiple readers mentioned this sports bar's nachos, which feature Carolina pulled pork or jalapeno-honey pulled chicken, cheddar and jack cheese, lettuce, pico de gallo and sour cream.

5. The Tavern at Great Falls

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9835 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls, VA 22066
Order the Ultimate Nachos here and get tortilla chips, Monterey jack and cheddar cheeses, diced tomatoes, scallions, guacamole, sour cream, chili con carne and fire roasted salsa.

6. Black Jack

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1612 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 319-1612
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Black Jack dazzles diners with its duck confit nachos (other takes on the dish have also received high marks).

7. Tryst

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2459 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 232-5500
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At Tryst, the Nachos Locos have grilled peppers and onions, salsa, black bean dip, jalapenos, sour cream, guacamole and roast beef or shredded chicken.

8. Busboys and Poets

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2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 387-7638
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At Busboys (multiple locations), nachos are topped with guacamole, cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream, jalapenos, roasted corn and black beans and an optional dose of chili or chicken.

9. Dogwood Tavern

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132 W Broad St
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 237-8333
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This Falls Church bar serves up an epic platter of nachos when it comes to size (sister bar Rhodeside Grill offers a similar version).

10. Chadwicks

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3205 K St NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-2565
For those who like their nachos with a generous helping of ground beef, Chadwicks has them covered.

11. The Tombs

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1226 36th St NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-6668
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The addition of turkey gives this plate of nachos the illusion of healthiness; The Tombs also doesn't skimp on the jalapeno.

12. Meridian Pint

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3400 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 588-1075
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Big chunks of beef can be found on this plate of nachos.

13. Ceiba

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701 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 393-3983
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Non-traditionalists can check out the seafood nachos with crab meat, cheese and jalapeno both here and at sister restaurant PassionFish.

14. Red Hot & Blue

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1600 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 276-7427
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Red, Hot and Blue (multiple locations) lets diners top their nachos with a choice of barbecue meats.

15. Smoke & Barrel

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2471 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 319-9353
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Smoke & Barrel offers another option for smoky, barbecue-topped nachos.

16. Peacock Café

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Prospect St.
Washington D.C., DC 20007
(202) 625-2740
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Multiple readers tell Eater Peacock Cafe's nachos are so good, diners don't even notice they're vegetarian.

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1. The Passenger

1021 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
When the Passenger is offering its addictive pork cheek nachos, readers order them.
1021 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

2. Andrew Evans BBQ Joint

216 East Dover Street, Easton, MD 21601
Eater readers aren't afraid to trek all the way out to the Eastern Shore for these barbecue nachos.
216 East Dover Street
Easton, MD 21601

3. American Ice Company

917 V Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001
The pulled pork Swatchos at American Ice are a huge hit.
917 V Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

4. Southside 815

815 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Multiple readers mentioned this sports bar's nachos, which feature Carolina pulled pork or jalapeno-honey pulled chicken, cheddar and jack cheese, lettuce, pico de gallo and sour cream.
815 S Washington St
Alexandria, VA 22314

5. The Tavern at Great Falls

9835 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA 22066
Order the Ultimate Nachos here and get tortilla chips, Monterey jack and cheddar cheeses, diced tomatoes, scallions, guacamole, sour cream, chili con carne and fire roasted salsa.
9835 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls, VA 22066

6. Black Jack

1612 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Black Jack dazzles diners with its duck confit nachos (other takes on the dish have also received high marks).
1612 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

7. Tryst

2459 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
At Tryst, the Nachos Locos have grilled peppers and onions, salsa, black bean dip, jalapenos, sour cream, guacamole and roast beef or shredded chicken.
2459 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

8. Busboys and Poets

2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
At Busboys (multiple locations), nachos are topped with guacamole, cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream, jalapenos, roasted corn and black beans and an optional dose of chili or chicken.
2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

9. Dogwood Tavern

132 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046
This Falls Church bar serves up an epic platter of nachos when it comes to size (sister bar Rhodeside Grill offers a similar version).
132 W Broad St
Falls Church, VA 22046

10. Chadwicks

3205 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007
For those who like their nachos with a generous helping of ground beef, Chadwicks has them covered.
3205 K St NW
Washington, DC 20007

11. The Tombs

1226 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007
The addition of turkey gives this plate of nachos the illusion of healthiness; The Tombs also doesn't skimp on the jalapeno.
1226 36th St NW
Washington, DC 20007

12. Meridian Pint

3400 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20010
Big chunks of beef can be found on this plate of nachos.
3400 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20010

13. Ceiba

701 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Non-traditionalists can check out the seafood nachos with crab meat, cheese and jalapeno both here and at sister restaurant PassionFish.
701 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

14. Red Hot & Blue

1600 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209
Red, Hot and Blue (multiple locations) lets diners top their nachos with a choice of barbecue meats.
1600 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209

15. Smoke & Barrel

2471 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Smoke & Barrel offers another option for smoky, barbecue-topped nachos.
2471 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

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16. Peacock Café

Prospect St., Washington D.C., DC 20007
Multiple readers tell Eater Peacock Cafe's nachos are so good, diners don't even notice they're vegetarian.
Prospect St.
Washington D.C., DC 20007

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