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Runny egg and bacon added to the Brunchie burger at Duke’s Grocery makes a hangover almost even worth it.
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15 Hearty Dishes To Destroy a Hangover Around D.C.

From biscuits and creamy gravy to spicy miso ramen and greasy egg-topped burgers, here’s how to tame a hangover in D.C.

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Runny egg and bacon added to the Brunchie burger at Duke’s Grocery makes a hangover almost even worth it.
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No, a hangover can’t kill you, but that forehead-splitting pain and suspect stomach gurgle are calling out for a cure. Whether it’s a hot bowl of pho, a biscuit with sausage gravy, or some other voodoo, everyone has a remedy.

For revelers with an appetite, here are some of the best hangover dishes around D.C.

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1. Bob's Shanghai 66

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305 N Washington St
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 251-6652
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The Dish: Szechuan-style beef stew noodle soup 

Anything is a safe bet to cure a killer hangover at this Rockville spot, but this item in particular stands out as a hidden gem. The Szechuan-style beef noodle soup is huge, with layers of tender beef tucked between thick noodles, scallions, and cilantro swimming in a bowl of fiery, flavorful broth. 

Szechuan-style Beef Stew Noodle Soup 
Szechuan-style beef stew noodle soup runs $13.75 at Bob’s Shanghai 66.
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2. Taqueria Habanero

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3710 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 722-7700
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The Dish: Chilaquiles

For a mere $10, sweat it out and soak it up with tortilla chips tossed with chile sauce, organic eggs, queso fresco, crema, and onions. Adding one of the many protein options for $3 or $4 makes it perfect.

chilaquiles in green sauce
Add protein to the chilaquiles for a satisfying meal.
Taqueria Habanero

3. Panda Gourmet

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2700 New York Ave NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 636-3588
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The Dish: Noodles with ground pork and dried tofu.

The legendary Sichuan kitchen inside a Days Inn off New York Avenue NE serves a huge variety of Chinese dishes, with plenty of hearty noodles to make things right the day after a night out.

Chinese noodles and red chile
Panda Gourmet is known as one of the most authentic Chinese spots in D.C. with lotso f noodle options.
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4. Ben's Chili Bowl

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1213 U St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 667-0909
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The Dish: Half Smoke

The pork and beef sausage from Ben's — smothered in homemade chili, cheese sauce, mustard, and onions — will soak up what ails you.

a half smoke topped with diced onions, chili, cheese, and mustard
A Half Smoke is like a larger, spicier, half pork and half beef, smoked hot dog.
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5. Compass Rose

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1346 T St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

The Dish: Khachapuri

Nicknamed butter pizza, this specialty from the country of Georgia is kind of like an open faced calzone. Try not to drool when servers start mixing a melting knob of butter and a runny egg into the warm, cheesy center.

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6. Royal

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501 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 332-7777
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The Dish: Calentado

The traditional Colombian dish is a breakfast bowl filled with sausage, potatoes, rice, and peas, then topped with a fried egg. Served seven days a week, so even mornings after random weekday outings have hope.

7. Ted's Bulletin

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1818 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 265-8337
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The Dish: The Original Breakfast Burrito

The all-day breakfast destination serves a heaping medley of marinated flank steak, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, avocado cream, green chile sauce, and hash browns. It used to be called “The Walk of Shame,” but Ted’s has since changed the name to something a little more generic.

breakfast burrito smothered in green chile sauce
The original name for the Original Breakfast Burrito was the Walk of Shame.
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8. Firehook Bakery

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1901 Q St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 588-9296
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The Dish: Ham and Swiss Croissant 

Sometimes the hangover is so bad that sitting down for table service seems more of a nightmare than opening up the Snapchat stories from the night before. That’s where Firehook comes in: massive, flaky, and buttery ham and Swiss croissant warmed up to melt perfection.

9. Duke's Grocery

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1513 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 733-5623
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The Dish: The Proper Burger or the Brunchie Burger

People who want to line their stomachs with burger grease should go to Duke’s. The Proper burger at the English leaning Dupont spot comes with two thick patties of premium Black Angus, melted gouda, charred onions, pickles, arugula, sweet chile sauce, and garlic aioli on a brioche bun. At brunch, the same line-up can become a “brunchie burger” with the addition of runny eggs and bacon.

a cheesy, grilled onion-topped hamburger from Duke’s Grocery
The Proper burger at Duke’s also comes as an Impossible Burger.
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10. Toki Underground

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1234 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 388-3086
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The Dish: Tapei Curry Chicken Ramen

Fried chicken bobs in a curry-infused broth with a soft egg, pickled ginger, and greens.

11. Wiseguy NY Pizza (Multiple Locations)

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300 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 408-7800
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The Dish: Garlic knots

Simultaneously crusty, chewy, buttery, and choc-full of garlic, these knots are some of city’s finest. Wiseguy’s slices make acceptable hangover food as well.

12. Daikaya

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705 6th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 589-1600
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The Dish: Spicy Miso Ramen

In Japan, ramen is both a hangover cure and a hangover prevention, which is why ramen shops are packed with late-night diners. Daikaya’s spicy miso broth is made with white miso that adds complexity and balances out a spicy kick.

a table set with ramen and dumplings
Gyoza makes a great side to ramen at Daikaya.
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13. Pho 75 (Multiple locations)

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1721 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 525-7355

The Dish: Pho #1

Replenish fluids with a bowl of Pho 75's much-hyped beef bone broth.

14. Bayou Bakery

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1515 N Courthouse Rd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 243-2410
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The Dish: Hungover Hog

There’s nothing quite like a Southern breakfast when it comes to soaking up the booze from the night before. The name says it all with Bayou Bakery’s Hungover Hog, a soft poached egg, barbecued pork, country ham gravy, and bayou taters. Biscuits and gravy are also a solid option.

poached egg over tender pulled pork and potatoes.
Bayou Bakery has bloody Marys, mimosas, and espresso cocktails for those who might need a little “hair of the dog.”
Bayou Bakery/Facebook

15. Ruthie's All-Day

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3411 5th St S
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 888-2841
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The Dish: Biscuits and Gravy

Pork shoulder sausage, two fried eggs, gravy pretty much cures anything.

biscuit topped with sausage gravy and eggs
This Southern meat-and-three style restaurant serves biscuits with pork sausage, gravy, and two eggs.
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1. Bob's Shanghai 66

305 N Washington St, Rockville, MD 20850
Szechuan-style Beef Stew Noodle Soup 
Szechuan-style beef stew noodle soup runs $13.75 at Bob’s Shanghai 66.
Bob’s Shanghai 66/Facebook

The Dish: Szechuan-style beef stew noodle soup 

Anything is a safe bet to cure a killer hangover at this Rockville spot, but this item in particular stands out as a hidden gem. The Szechuan-style beef noodle soup is huge, with layers of tender beef tucked between thick noodles, scallions, and cilantro swimming in a bowl of fiery, flavorful broth. 

305 N Washington St
Rockville, MD 20850

2. Taqueria Habanero

3710 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010
chilaquiles in green sauce
Add protein to the chilaquiles for a satisfying meal.
Taqueria Habanero

The Dish: Chilaquiles

For a mere $10, sweat it out and soak it up with tortilla chips tossed with chile sauce, organic eggs, queso fresco, crema, and onions. Adding one of the many protein options for $3 or $4 makes it perfect.

3710 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20010

3. Panda Gourmet

2700 New York Ave NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
Chinese noodles and red chile
Panda Gourmet is known as one of the most authentic Chinese spots in D.C. with lotso f noodle options.
Panda Gourmet/Facebook

The Dish: Noodles with ground pork and dried tofu.

The legendary Sichuan kitchen inside a Days Inn off New York Avenue NE serves a huge variety of Chinese dishes, with plenty of hearty noodles to make things right the day after a night out.

2700 New York Ave NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

4. Ben's Chili Bowl

1213 U St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
a half smoke topped with diced onions, chili, cheese, and mustard
A Half Smoke is like a larger, spicier, half pork and half beef, smoked hot dog.
Ben’s Chili Bowl/Facebook

The Dish: Half Smoke

The pork and beef sausage from Ben's — smothered in homemade chili, cheese sauce, mustard, and onions — will soak up what ails you.

1213 U St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

5. Compass Rose

1346 T St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Compass Rose/Official

The Dish: Khachapuri

Nicknamed butter pizza, this specialty from the country of Georgia is kind of like an open faced calzone. Try not to drool when servers start mixing a melting knob of butter and a runny egg into the warm, cheesy center.

1346 T St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

6. Royal

501 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

The Dish: Calentado

The traditional Colombian dish is a breakfast bowl filled with sausage, potatoes, rice, and peas, then topped with a fried egg. Served seven days a week, so even mornings after random weekday outings have hope.

501 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

7. Ted's Bulletin

1818 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
breakfast burrito smothered in green chile sauce
The original name for the Original Breakfast Burrito was the Walk of Shame.
Ted’s Bulletin/Facebook

The Dish: The Original Breakfast Burrito

The all-day breakfast destination serves a heaping medley of marinated flank steak, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, avocado cream, green chile sauce, and hash browns. It used to be called “The Walk of Shame,” but Ted’s has since changed the name to something a little more generic.

1818 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

8. Firehook Bakery

1901 Q St NW, Washington, DC 20009

The Dish: Ham and Swiss Croissant 

Sometimes the hangover is so bad that sitting down for table service seems more of a nightmare than opening up the Snapchat stories from the night before. That’s where Firehook comes in: massive, flaky, and buttery ham and Swiss croissant warmed up to melt perfection.

1901 Q St NW
Washington, DC 20009

9. Duke's Grocery

1513 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
a cheesy, grilled onion-topped hamburger from Duke’s Grocery
The Proper burger at Duke’s also comes as an Impossible Burger.
Duke’s Grocery/Facebook

The Dish: The Proper Burger or the Brunchie Burger

People who want to line their stomachs with burger grease should go to Duke’s. The Proper burger at the English leaning Dupont spot comes with two thick patties of premium Black Angus, melted gouda, charred onions, pickles, arugula, sweet chile sauce, and garlic aioli on a brioche bun. At brunch, the same line-up can become a “brunchie burger” with the addition of runny eggs and bacon.

1513 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

10. Toki Underground

1234 H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

The Dish: Tapei Curry Chicken Ramen

Fried chicken bobs in a curry-infused broth with a soft egg, pickled ginger, and greens.

1234 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

11. Wiseguy NY Pizza (Multiple Locations)

300 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

The Dish: Garlic knots

Simultaneously crusty, chewy, buttery, and choc-full of garlic, these knots are some of city’s finest. Wiseguy’s slices make acceptable hangover food as well.

300 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

12. Daikaya

705 6th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
a table set with ramen and dumplings
Gyoza makes a great side to ramen at Daikaya.
Daikaya/Facebook

The Dish: Spicy Miso Ramen

In Japan, ramen is both a hangover cure and a hangover prevention, which is why ramen shops are packed with late-night diners. Daikaya’s spicy miso broth is made with white miso that adds complexity and balances out a spicy kick.

705 6th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

13. Pho 75 (Multiple locations)

1721 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209

The Dish: Pho #1

Replenish fluids with a bowl of Pho 75's much-hyped beef bone broth.

1721 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209

14. Bayou Bakery

1515 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 22201
poached egg over tender pulled pork and potatoes.
Bayou Bakery has bloody Marys, mimosas, and espresso cocktails for those who might need a little “hair of the dog.”
Bayou Bakery/Facebook

The Dish: Hungover Hog

There’s nothing quite like a Southern breakfast when it comes to soaking up the booze from the night before. The name says it all with Bayou Bakery’s Hungover Hog, a soft poached egg, barbecued pork, country ham gravy, and bayou taters. Biscuits and gravy are also a solid option.

1515 N Courthouse Rd
Arlington, VA 22201

15. Ruthie's All-Day

3411 5th St S, Arlington, VA 22204
biscuit topped with sausage gravy and eggs
This Southern meat-and-three style restaurant serves biscuits with pork sausage, gravy, and two eggs.
Ruthie’s All-Day/Facebook

The Dish: Biscuits and Gravy

Pork shoulder sausage, two fried eggs, gravy pretty much cures anything.

3411 5th St S
Arlington, VA 22204

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