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Restaurants Keeping Readers in a Rut

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The headline makes it sound like a bad thing. It isn't. There are certain restaurant dishes that Eater readers love so much, they can't help but order them every time they go there. Last week's Open Thread asked the question, "Which Restaurant Dish Keeps You From Branching Out?" Here's what responders had to say.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Coastal Flats

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11901 Grand Commons Ave
Fairfax, VA 22030
(571) 522-6300
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Calamari and bread pudding are the vices of one reader here.

2. Fiola da Fabio Trabocchi

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678 Indiana Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-2888
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The dish: the beloved bombolini doughnuts.

3. Brasserie Beck

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1101 K St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 408-1717
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Eater readers aren't alone in their desire to stick with moules frites at Brasserie Beck.

4. Estadio

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1520 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 319-1404
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Several dishes received frequent order nods from this tapas bar: shishito peppers, morcilla with cabrales, warm toast with local honey butter, arugula with jamon and egg, tortilla espanola.

777 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 393-1400
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The dishes: yellow tomato soup, modified rainbow roll.

6. Proof

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775 G St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 737-7663
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The dish: sablefish, which one reader also orders at Hank's all the time.

7. Jaleo

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480 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-7949
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These tapas are standard orders for readers: spinach, brussels sprout salad, razor clams, tomato bread, fried eggplant, chiperones, ensalada russa, gazpacho.

8. Banana Leaves

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2020 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 986-1333
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The dish: crab rangoon.

9. Rasika

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633 D St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 637-1222
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The dish: palak chaat

10. Casa Luca

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1099 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 628-1099
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One reader likens the sheep's milk cacio, black peppercorns, burrato, and basil to the best mac and cheese ever.

11. Maple Ave Restaurant

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147 Maple Ave W
Vienna, VA 22180
(703) 319-2177
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The dishes: wings, shrimp and grits and okra.

12. Ted's Bulletin

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1818 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 265-8337
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The dish: biscuits and gravy

13. Central Michel Richard

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1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 626-0015
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The dish: the burger

14. Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro

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1901 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 328-0369
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The dish: fire and smoke pizza.

15. Lost Dog Cafe

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2729A Merrilee Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 205-9001
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Several dishes at Lost Dog received shoutouts, including the Mutley, Kujo Pie, Fat Molly and El Bandito

16. Zest American Bistro

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735 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20008-2802
(202) 544-7171
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The dish: Southwest chicken risotto.

17. The Passenger

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1021 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 393-0220
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The dish: chili half smoke.

18. Four Sisters

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8190 Strawberry Ln
Falls Church, VA 22042
(703) 539-8566
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The dish: shrimp toast

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1. Coastal Flats

11901 Grand Commons Ave, Fairfax, VA 22030

Calamari and bread pudding are the vices of one reader here.

11901 Grand Commons Ave
Fairfax, VA 22030

2. Fiola da Fabio Trabocchi

678 Indiana Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004

The dish: the beloved bombolini doughnuts.

678 Indiana Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

3. Brasserie Beck

1101 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Eater readers aren't alone in their desire to stick with moules frites at Brasserie Beck.

1101 K St NW
Washington, DC 20005

4. Estadio

1520 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20002

Several dishes received frequent order nods from this tapas bar: shishito peppers, morcilla with cabrales, warm toast with local honey butter, arugula with jamon and egg, tortilla espanola.

1520 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20002

5. OYA

777 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

The dishes: yellow tomato soup, modified rainbow roll.

777 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

6. Proof

775 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001

The dish: sablefish, which one reader also orders at Hank's all the time.

775 G St NW
Washington, DC 20001

7. Jaleo

480 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

These tapas are standard orders for readers: spinach, brussels sprout salad, razor clams, tomato bread, fried eggplant, chiperones, ensalada russa, gazpacho.

480 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

8. Banana Leaves

2020 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

The dish: crab rangoon.

2020 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

9. Rasika

633 D St NW, Washington, DC 20004

The dish: palak chaat

633 D St NW
Washington, DC 20004

10. Casa Luca

1099 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001

One reader likens the sheep's milk cacio, black peppercorns, burrato, and basil to the best mac and cheese ever.

1099 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001

11. Maple Ave Restaurant

147 Maple Ave W, Vienna, VA 22180

The dishes: wings, shrimp and grits and okra.

147 Maple Ave W
Vienna, VA 22180

12. Ted's Bulletin

1818 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

The dish: biscuits and gravy

1818 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

13. Central Michel Richard

1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

The dish: the burger

1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

14. Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro

1901 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

The dish: fire and smoke pizza.

1901 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

15. Lost Dog Cafe

2729A Merrilee Dr., Fairfax, VA 22031

Several dishes at Lost Dog received shoutouts, including the Mutley, Kujo Pie, Fat Molly and El Bandito

2729A Merrilee Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22031

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16. Zest American Bistro

735 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20008-2802

The dish: Southwest chicken risotto.

735 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20008-2802

17. The Passenger

1021 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

The dish: chili half smoke.

1021 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

18. Four Sisters

8190 Strawberry Ln, Falls Church, VA 22042

The dish: shrimp toast

8190 Strawberry Ln
Falls Church, VA 22042

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