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The Gobbler burger at Whitlow's on Wilson
The Gobbler burger at Whitlow's on Wilson
All photos by Warren Rojas

Get Turkey All Year Round At These Restaurants

Thanksgiving meals can be had 365 days a year

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The Gobbler burger at Whitlow's on Wilson
| All photos by Warren Rojas

Come this Thursday, countless turkeys will be devoured from coast to coast.

Some people opt to limit their big turkey intake of the year to Thanksgiving Day (and days after for leftovers). But fowl fanatics can rejoice — the D.C. area is a nesting ground for turkey meals all year long.

That means those who don't mind the repercussions of turkey's nap-inducing amino acid tryptophan can feast on the bird no matter what the calendar says. Plenty of restaurants roll out holiday birds with all the fixings this time of year. But some local eateries celebrate Thanksgiving daily, with slow-roasted, hand-carved turkey breast, buttery stuffing, piquant cranberry sauce, and more.

Think homestyle turkey dinners with stuffing like the one at Jetties to a specialty burger at Whitlow's on Wilson. Having the ability to make any day a Turkey Day is something worth celebrating, so check out Eater's picks for turkey around the clock.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Chutzpah Real New York Deli

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12214 Fairfax Towne Ctr
Fairfax, VA 22033
(703) 385-8883
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Head to Northern Virginia for the R.R.G.S. (translation: the “really, really good sandwich”). Substantial turkey breast comes stacked in a crusty sub roll with fiery horseradish sauce and festive chutney composed of cranberry, pineapple, orange, and chopped walnuts.
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2. Dos Gringos

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3116 Mount Pleasant St NW
Washington, D.C. 20010
(202) 462-1159
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Leftovers never had it so good. Dos Gringos tweaks the day-after-Thanksgiving mainstay by rolling meaty turkey hash into a soft flour tortilla. Buttery avocado, cilantro-spiked eggs, and ranchero sauce with a hint of onion round out the Southwestern-style dish.
Warren Rojas

3. Earl's Sandwiches

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2605 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 248-0150
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Earl’s folds fresh roasted turkey into a half-dozen sandwiches, including the now-seasonal “Aunt Pearl’s Thanksgiving.” (“The Pearl” was on the standard menu years ago.) The eponymous turkey club tastes like Turkey Day and a BLT made sweet love, delivering bites of tender bird, smoky bacon, sassy relish, and creamy mayo.
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4. Jetties

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1609 Foxhall Rd NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 965-3663
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White meat turkey bathed in herb-laced mushroom gravy tops a slab of soaked-all-the-way-through sourdough. Fried sweet potato rounds and onion-laced stuffing complete the dining experience.
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5. Lunchbox

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5335 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20015
Celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio attempts to put his stamp on the holidays with The Pilgrim, a panini layered with shaved turkey, a jam-like cranberry spread, “everything cream cheese” (studded with poppy seeds), and a smattering of stuffing.
Warren Rojas

6. Silver Diner

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12276 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 770-2828
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A knife and fork are needed for this open-faced monster: Free-range turkey from neighboring Pennsylvania is slow-roasted and draped over sourdough. Airy mashed potatoes, peppery gravy speckled with diced chives, and zippy relish forged from cranberry, orange and ginger help bring it all home.
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7. Songbyrd Record Cafe

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2477 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 450-2917
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The skinny on the Byrd in Hand sandwich is sage-roasted turkey gets along famously with Creole mayo (laden with whole grain mustard seeds), cranberry sauce, and a forest of alfalfa sprouts. Still hungry? Tack on the extra chunky smashed potatoes topped with bacon (complimentary, upon request).
Warren Rojas

8. Whitlow's on Wilson

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2854 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 276-9693
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The Gobbler burger doesn’t mess around. The two-handed feast features a grilled turkey patty crowned with hearty, pudding-like stuffing (chock full of onion and celery), turkey gravy, a nest of overlapping sweet potato fries, and refreshing cranberry sauce.
Warren Rojas

9. Willard's Real Pit BBQ

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4300 Chantilly Shopping Center Dr
Chantilly, VA 20151
(703) 488-9970
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Leave it to a barbecue joint to work smoked turkey into the mix. Willard’s marries wood-fired fare to holiday dining via Mr. Willard’s Smoked Turkey Breast Sandwich, featuring aromatic bird dressed with spicy mayo, fruity relish and savory breadcrumbs, all surrounded by a cottony roll.
Warren Rojas

1. Chutzpah Real New York Deli

12214 Fairfax Towne Ctr, Fairfax, VA 22033
Warren Rojas
Head to Northern Virginia for the R.R.G.S. (translation: the “really, really good sandwich”). Substantial turkey breast comes stacked in a crusty sub roll with fiery horseradish sauce and festive chutney composed of cranberry, pineapple, orange, and chopped walnuts.
12214 Fairfax Towne Ctr
Fairfax, VA 22033

2. Dos Gringos

3116 Mount Pleasant St NW, Washington, D.C. 20010
Warren Rojas
Leftovers never had it so good. Dos Gringos tweaks the day-after-Thanksgiving mainstay by rolling meaty turkey hash into a soft flour tortilla. Buttery avocado, cilantro-spiked eggs, and ranchero sauce with a hint of onion round out the Southwestern-style dish.
3116 Mount Pleasant St NW
Washington, D.C. 20010

3. Earl's Sandwiches

2605 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Warren Rojas
Earl’s folds fresh roasted turkey into a half-dozen sandwiches, including the now-seasonal “Aunt Pearl’s Thanksgiving.” (“The Pearl” was on the standard menu years ago.) The eponymous turkey club tastes like Turkey Day and a BLT made sweet love, delivering bites of tender bird, smoky bacon, sassy relish, and creamy mayo.
2605 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

4. Jetties

1609 Foxhall Rd NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
Warren Rojas
White meat turkey bathed in herb-laced mushroom gravy tops a slab of soaked-all-the-way-through sourdough. Fried sweet potato rounds and onion-laced stuffing complete the dining experience.
1609 Foxhall Rd NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

5. Lunchbox

5335 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20015
Warren Rojas
Celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio attempts to put his stamp on the holidays with The Pilgrim, a panini layered with shaved turkey, a jam-like cranberry spread, “everything cream cheese” (studded with poppy seeds), and a smattering of stuffing.
5335 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20015

6. Silver Diner

12276 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
Warren Rojas
A knife and fork are needed for this open-faced monster: Free-range turkey from neighboring Pennsylvania is slow-roasted and draped over sourdough. Airy mashed potatoes, peppery gravy speckled with diced chives, and zippy relish forged from cranberry, orange and ginger help bring it all home.
12276 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

7. Songbyrd Record Cafe

2477 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Warren Rojas
The skinny on the Byrd in Hand sandwich is sage-roasted turkey gets along famously with Creole mayo (laden with whole grain mustard seeds), cranberry sauce, and a forest of alfalfa sprouts. Still hungry? Tack on the extra chunky smashed potatoes topped with bacon (complimentary, upon request).
2477 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

8. Whitlow's on Wilson

2854 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Warren Rojas
The Gobbler burger doesn’t mess around. The two-handed feast features a grilled turkey patty crowned with hearty, pudding-like stuffing (chock full of onion and celery), turkey gravy, a nest of overlapping sweet potato fries, and refreshing cranberry sauce.
2854 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

9. Willard's Real Pit BBQ

4300 Chantilly Shopping Center Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151
Warren Rojas
Leave it to a barbecue joint to work smoked turkey into the mix. Willard’s marries wood-fired fare to holiday dining via Mr. Willard’s Smoked Turkey Breast Sandwich, featuring aromatic bird dressed with spicy mayo, fruity relish and savory breadcrumbs, all surrounded by a cottony roll.
4300 Chantilly Shopping Center Dr
Chantilly, VA 20151

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