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A Guide to Hangover Food in D.C.

A whopping 16 dishes to eat up and recover from last night

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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 fried chicken biscuit, a fizzy soda, or some other voodoo, everyone has a remedy. For revelers with an appetite, we collected some of the best hangover dishes around D.C.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

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 for a killer hangover cure 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. 

2. Brookland's Finest Bar & Kitchen

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3128 12th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20017
(202) 636-0050
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The Dish: Biscuits and gravy

Cheddar cheese biscuits get smothered in maple sausage gravy with potato hash. Enough said.

3. Mintwood Place

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1813 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 234-6732
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The Dish: Hangover Special

Mintwood Place spells it out for you in the name of this skillet that comes with a beef patty topped with bacon, ranch dressing, cheese fries, and a fried egg.

4. Panda Gourmet

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2700 New York Ave NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 636-3588
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The Dish: Dan Dan Noodles

The legendary Sichuan kitchen inside a Days Inn off New York Avenue NE has noodles bathed in hot chile oil to help hungover diners sweat it out.

5. 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.

6. 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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7. 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.

8. Mason Dixie Biscuit Company

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1819 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 849-3518
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The Dish: Chicken, Egg & Cheese Biscuit

Southerners know all about the healing powers of the biscuit sandwich. This one takes a multi-pronged approach to erasing last night’s aftereffects: the tall, fluffy biscuit provides a neutral bread base; the egg fulfills breakfast cravings; and the fried chicken with American cheese adds a fatty comfort food. Customers can also opt for the Classic Fried Chicken sandwich that comes with bacon, honey, and hot sauce.

9. 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.

10. 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 waited service seems more of a nightmare than opening up the Snapchat stories from the night before. That’s where Firehook comes in. For less than $4, score this massive, flaky, and buttery ham and swiss croissant, which employees warm up to melt perfection.

11. 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

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.

12. 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.

13. 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 chocked full of garlic, these knots are some of city’s finest. Wiseguy’s slices are acceptable hangover food as well.

14. 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 preventor, which is why ramen shops are packed for late-night. Daikaya’s spicy miso broth is made with white miso that adds complexity and balances out a spicy kick. Sister spot Haikan offers a to-go option in Shaw.

15. Red Apron Butcher

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709 D St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 524-5244
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The Dish: Smoked Porchetta Sandwich 

The Penn Quarter location of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s hit butcher/sandwich/charcuterie free-for-all features a killer breakfast — but for mornings after, the best bet is to go all out with this sandwich. Rich slices of smoked, fatty porchetta are layered with fontina cheese, salsa verde, and a fried egg are tucked between a toasted challah bun. 

16. 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. The Falls Church and Hyattsville Pho 75 locations both open by 9 a.m. every day, making breakfast pho a viable option.

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1. Bob's Shanghai 66

305 N Washington St, Rockville, MD 20850

The Dish: Szechuan-style Beef Stew Noodle Soup 

Anything is a safe bet for a killer hangover cure 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. Brookland's Finest Bar & Kitchen

3128 12th St NE, Washington, D.C. 20017

The Dish: Biscuits and gravy

Cheddar cheese biscuits get smothered in maple sausage gravy with potato hash. Enough said.

3128 12th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

3. Mintwood Place

1813 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

The Dish: Hangover Special

Mintwood Place spells it out for you in the name of this skillet that comes with a beef patty topped with bacon, ranch dressing, cheese fries, and a fried egg.

1813 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

4. Panda Gourmet

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

The Dish: Dan Dan Noodles

The legendary Sichuan kitchen inside a Days Inn off New York Avenue NE has noodles bathed in hot chile oil to help hungover diners sweat it out.

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

5. Ben's Chili Bowl

1213 U St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

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

6. 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

7. 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

8. Mason Dixie Biscuit Company

1819 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

The Dish: Chicken, Egg & Cheese Biscuit

Southerners know all about the healing powers of the biscuit sandwich. This one takes a multi-pronged approach to erasing last night’s aftereffects: the tall, fluffy biscuit provides a neutral bread base; the egg fulfills breakfast cravings; and the fried chicken with American cheese adds a fatty comfort food. Customers can also opt for the Classic Fried Chicken sandwich that comes with bacon, honey, and hot sauce.

1819 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

9. Ted's Bulletin

1818 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

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

10. 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 waited service seems more of a nightmare than opening up the Snapchat stories from the night before. That’s where Firehook comes in. For less than $4, score this massive, flaky, and buttery ham and swiss croissant, which employees warm up to melt perfection.

1901 Q St NW
Washington, DC 20009

11. Duke's Grocery

1513 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

The Dish: The Proper 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.

1513 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

12. 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

13. Wiseguy NY Pizza (Multiple Locations)

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

The Dish: Garlic knots

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

300 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

14. Daikaya

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

The Dish: Spicy Miso Ramen

In Japan, ramen is both a hangover cure and a hangover preventor, which is why ramen shops are packed for late-night. Daikaya’s spicy miso broth is made with white miso that adds complexity and balances out a spicy kick. Sister spot Haikan offers a to-go option in Shaw.

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

15. Red Apron Butcher

709 D St NW, Washington, DC 20004

The Dish: Smoked Porchetta Sandwich 

The Penn Quarter location of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s hit butcher/sandwich/charcuterie free-for-all features a killer breakfast — but for mornings after, the best bet is to go all out with this sandwich. Rich slices of smoked, fatty porchetta are layered with fontina cheese, salsa verde, and a fried egg are tucked between a toasted challah bun. 

709 D St NW
Washington, DC 20004

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16. 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. The Falls Church and Hyattsville Pho 75 locations both open by 9 a.m. every day, making breakfast pho a viable option.

1721 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209

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