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Deviled eggs with a “mustardy schmoo” from 2Amys
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Where to Eat Deviled Eggs Around D.C.

The house party favorite shows up in classic forms and innovations livened up by smoked avocado, pepper marmalade, and eel

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Deviled eggs with a “mustardy schmoo” from 2Amys
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Deviled eggs are one of the most popular comfort foods around. A staple hors-d'oeuvre at parties during the holidays, the hard-boiled half-eggs are cheap, simple to make, and lend themselves to endless tinkering. While traditional toppings like bacon and chives remain in the mix, delicacies like salmon roe (Yardbird), lump crab (St. Anselm), and a sliver of smoked eel (Allegory) offer deviled egg lovers something new to try. Here are a dozen places to snack on the nostalgic favorite.

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1. Macon Bistro & Larder

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5520 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 248-7807
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The Southern-French fixture in Chevy Chase shows off its fusion menu via a trio of plump deviled eggs crafted with a dollop of pepper marmalade, bacon dusting, and smoked olive oil ($7).

2. 2 Amys

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3715 Macomb St NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 885-5700
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Deviled eggs might seem out of place at a pizza joint but 2 Amy’s version is one of the most popular around. Served alongside a green sauce made with olive oil, anchovies, capers and parsley ($8 for five), they’ve been on the menu since the restaurant opened in Cleveland Park in 2001.

Deviled eggs with a “mustardy schmoo” from 2Amys
Deviled eggs with a “mustardy schmoo” from 2Amys
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3. Coastal Flats

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7860L Tysons Corner Ctr
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 356-1440
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Great American Restaurant’s Coastal Flats, with locations in Tysons Corner Center and Fairfax, adds a little bit of sweetness to their take on deviled eggs, topping each with spiced pecans and sugar-cured bacon. The appetizer is also on the menu at their sister restaurant, Jackson’s Mighty Fine Food, in Reston Town Center.

4. Etabli

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84 T St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 559-8043
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An early hit at Bloomingdale’s months-old restaurant and wine club from seasoned restaurateurs Kathleen Davis and Thomas Boisvert is the deviled eggs starter. The latest preparation features pork belly prepared in its wood-fired oven and blue cheese for a funky finish ($8).

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5. St. Anselm

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1250 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 864-2199
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Stephen Starr’s popular surf-and-turf spot in the Union Market district kept its best-selling blue crab deviled eggs on the menu, despite soaring prices this summer. Each plated egg is topped with a generous helping of lump meat ($15).

Crab deviled eggs from St. Anselm.
Crab deviled eggs from St. Anselm.
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6. Morris American Bar

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1020 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(833) 366-7747
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A four-top of deviled eggs dressed with pickled jalapeños and bacon ($10) pairs well with the elegant Shaw bar’s reliable list of cocktails.

7. Allegory

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1201 K St NW #1
Washington, DC 20005

When the dark, psychedelic speakeasy with an Alice in Wonderland motif reopened inside the Eaton hotel downtown, it brought along a bar menu conceived by Michelin star chef Matt Baker, who’s opening French-leaning, Gulf Coast-themed Michele’s in the same building. A $14 snack of deviled eggs comes topped with trout roe and a sliver of smoked eel.

8. Yardbird Table & Bar

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901 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 333-2450
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The popular Miami import that serves thick-battered fried chicken in gold baskets doesn’t skip the theatrics when it comes to its deviled eggs, either. Each egg balances a towering whirl of dill and chives, then topped with smoked trout roe for a fancy finale ($12).

9. Founding Farmers DC (Multiple locations)

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1924 Pennsylvania Avenue NW #3607
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 822-8783
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The long-running American restaurant scattered all over the DMV has kept its “Devil-ish” eggs on the menu for a reason. The top seller ($9.99) comes in classic, ham, or combo varieties.

10. SUCCOTASH Prime

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915 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 849-6933
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Celebrity chef Edward Lee’s luxe Southern restaurant in Penn Quarter reopened last month with a steakhouse-style makeover, but longtime hits like its deviled eggs haven’t budged. Choose from pickled green tomato or bacon jam varieties at $1.50 a pop. Knead Hospitality’s new Navy Yard sister Gatsby loops pastrami into each egg.

11. Bayou Bakery

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1515 N Courthouse Rd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 243-2410
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Putting a Cajun spin on the dish, Arlington’s Bayou Bakery brings the heat in their version of the eggs. In addition to the typical dijon mustard and mayo, there’s Crystal Hot Sauce and Creole seasoning to liven up the tastebuds.

12. Smokecraft Modern Barbecue

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1051 N Highland St
Arlington, VA 22201
(571) 312-8791
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The appetizers at Andrew Darneille’s ambitious barbecue joint in Clarendon command attention. In addition to pork belly burnt ends coated in an apple glaze, Smokecraft serves a version of deviled eggs ($13.95) that uses smoked avocados to lighten up the yolk mixture and give it an unorthodox green color.

Smoked avocados lend a green hue to the deviled eggs at Smokecraft Modern Barbecue.
Smoked avocados lend a green hue to the deviled eggs at Smokecraft Modern Barbecue.
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1. Macon Bistro & Larder

5520 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015

The Southern-French fixture in Chevy Chase shows off its fusion menu via a trio of plump deviled eggs crafted with a dollop of pepper marmalade, bacon dusting, and smoked olive oil ($7).

5520 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20015

2. 2 Amys

3715 Macomb St NW, Washington, DC 20016
Deviled eggs with a “mustardy schmoo” from 2Amys
Deviled eggs with a “mustardy schmoo” from 2Amys
2Amys

Deviled eggs might seem out of place at a pizza joint but 2 Amy’s version is one of the most popular around. Served alongside a green sauce made with olive oil, anchovies, capers and parsley ($8 for five), they’ve been on the menu since the restaurant opened in Cleveland Park in 2001.

3715 Macomb St NW
Washington, DC 20016

3. Coastal Flats

7860L Tysons Corner Ctr, McLean, VA 22102

Great American Restaurant’s Coastal Flats, with locations in Tysons Corner Center and Fairfax, adds a little bit of sweetness to their take on deviled eggs, topping each with spiced pecans and sugar-cured bacon. The appetizer is also on the menu at their sister restaurant, Jackson’s Mighty Fine Food, in Reston Town Center.

7860L Tysons Corner Ctr
McLean, VA 22102

4. Etabli

84 T St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Tierney Plumb/Eater DC

An early hit at Bloomingdale’s months-old restaurant and wine club from seasoned restaurateurs Kathleen Davis and Thomas Boisvert is the deviled eggs starter. The latest preparation features pork belly prepared in its wood-fired oven and blue cheese for a funky finish ($8).

84 T St NW
Washington, DC 20001

5. St. Anselm

1250 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Crab deviled eggs from St. Anselm.
Crab deviled eggs from St. Anselm.
St. Anselm/official photo

Stephen Starr’s popular surf-and-turf spot in the Union Market district kept its best-selling blue crab deviled eggs on the menu, despite soaring prices this summer. Each plated egg is topped with a generous helping of lump meat ($15).

1250 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002

6. Morris American Bar

1020 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

A four-top of deviled eggs dressed with pickled jalapeños and bacon ($10) pairs well with the elegant Shaw bar’s reliable list of cocktails.

1020 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

7. Allegory

1201 K St NW #1, Washington, DC 20005

When the dark, psychedelic speakeasy with an Alice in Wonderland motif reopened inside the Eaton hotel downtown, it brought along a bar menu conceived by Michelin star chef Matt Baker, who’s opening French-leaning, Gulf Coast-themed Michele’s in the same building. A $14 snack of deviled eggs comes topped with trout roe and a sliver of smoked eel.

1201 K St NW #1
Washington, DC 20005

8. Yardbird Table & Bar

901 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

The popular Miami import that serves thick-battered fried chicken in gold baskets doesn’t skip the theatrics when it comes to its deviled eggs, either. Each egg balances a towering whirl of dill and chives, then topped with smoked trout roe for a fancy finale ($12).

901 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

9. Founding Farmers DC (Multiple locations)

1924 Pennsylvania Avenue NW #3607, Washington, DC 20006

The long-running American restaurant scattered all over the DMV has kept its “Devil-ish” eggs on the menu for a reason. The top seller ($9.99) comes in classic, ham, or combo varieties.

1924 Pennsylvania Avenue NW #3607
Washington, DC 20006

10. SUCCOTASH Prime

915 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Celebrity chef Edward Lee’s luxe Southern restaurant in Penn Quarter reopened last month with a steakhouse-style makeover, but longtime hits like its deviled eggs haven’t budged. Choose from pickled green tomato or bacon jam varieties at $1.50 a pop. Knead Hospitality’s new Navy Yard sister Gatsby loops pastrami into each egg.

915 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004

11. Bayou Bakery

1515 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 22201

Putting a Cajun spin on the dish, Arlington’s Bayou Bakery brings the heat in their version of the eggs. In addition to the typical dijon mustard and mayo, there’s Crystal Hot Sauce and Creole seasoning to liven up the tastebuds.

1515 N Courthouse Rd
Arlington, VA 22201

12. Smokecraft Modern Barbecue

1051 N Highland St, Arlington, VA 22201
Smoked avocados lend a green hue to the deviled eggs at Smokecraft Modern Barbecue.
Smoked avocados lend a green hue to the deviled eggs at Smokecraft Modern Barbecue.
Smokecraft Modern Barbecue/Facebook

The appetizers at Andrew Darneille’s ambitious barbecue joint in Clarendon command attention. In addition to pork belly burnt ends coated in an apple glaze, Smokecraft serves a version of deviled eggs ($13.95) that uses smoked avocados to lighten up the yolk mixture and give it an unorthodox green color.

1051 N Highland St
Arlington, VA 22201

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