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The wedge salad from Bourbon Steak
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Where to Order a Wedge Salad in D.C.

It’s a classic for a reason

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The wedge salad from Bourbon Steak
| Bourbon Steak [official photo]

There’s something about the combination of blue cheese, iceberg lettuce, bacon, tomato, and creamy dressing that gets diners coming back to the wedge salad again and again. Many steakhouse menus in D.C. include the classic, but wedge salads can also be found at other restaurants trying to capitalize on the nostalgia. Here are some of the best versions in D.C.

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1. Hunter's Head Tavern

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9048 John S Mosby Hwy
Upperville, VA 20184
(540) 592-9020
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Take a drive out to the countryside and get treated to one of the best wedge salads in the greater D.C. region. High quality bacon, thick blue cheese dressing (ranch is another option) and a generous smattering of hardboiled egg top this salad.

Wedge salad from Hunter’s Head tavern
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2. Buck's Fishing & Camping

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5031 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 364-0777
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The $9 wedge salad at Buck’s tops crisp iceberg lettuce with Point Reyes blue cheese, applewood smoked bacon, and horseradish dressing.

3. Annie's Paramount Steak House

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1609 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 232-0395
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The $8.95 wedge at this James Beard American Classic has iceberg lettuce, blue cheese, crumbled Gorgonzola, tomato, and bacon.

4. Convivial

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801 O St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 525-2870
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The wedge at Convivial plays with tradition by incorporating turkey bacon bites. The salad’s topped with a light blue cheese dressing ($14).

Wedge from Convivial
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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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The “baby iceberg” salad at St. Anselm is Marjorie Meek-Bradley’s spin on the wedge, topped with bacon, blue cheese and chopped egg ($14).

Baby iceberg salad from St. Anselm
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6. Daily Grill (Multiple locations)

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1200 18th St NW #2
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 822-5282
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This workaday restaurant with two local locations — one downtown and one in Bethesda — has a $14.50 wedge salad with iceberg lettuce, blue cheese, bacon, tomatoes, and blue cheese dressing.

7. Bourbon Steak

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2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 944-2026
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“The wedge” at Bourbon Steak is priced at $18 and topped with blue cheese, bacon, egg, tomato, onion, and buttermilk dressing.

A compact wedge salad topped with baco and tomato on a blue countertop Bourbon Steak [official photo]

8. RPM Italian

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650 K St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 204-4480
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RPM puts a new spin on the wedge, adding Caesar salad flair (not to mention polenta croutons). It’s $14.

9. La Betty

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420 K St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 408-8000
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This new neighborhood restaurant from the Baked & Wired group serves up a wedge salad topped with a huge slab of bacon, which is the most important part anyway, along with grape tomatoes and thinly sliced cucumbers and radishes.

A wedge salad at La Betty
A wedge salad at La Betty
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10. Rare Steakhouse

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1595 I St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 800-9994
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This upscale newcomer has a $14 wedge with smoked bacon, gorgonzola dolce cheese, and sungold tomato.

11. Matchbox

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713 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 289-4441
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The wedge at this local mini-chain is almost more like a set of mini-salads. The $10.75 salad combines romaine lettuce ( not exactly classic) with bacon, tomatoes, red onions, blue cheese crumbles, buttermilk ranch, and white balsamic vinaigrette.

12. Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

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750 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 489-0140
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Another classic steakhouse version is Joe’s BLT wedge ($14.95), which combines pork belly, grape tomatoes, chopped egg, blue cheese and a vinaigrette dressing.

13. Ray's The Steaks

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2300 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 841-7297
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Applewood-smoked bacon tops this version of a wedge at the popular Arlington steakhouse; it’s also flecked with aged blue cheese ($8.99).

14. Mike's American

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6210 Backlick Rd
Springfield, VA 22150
(703) 644-7100
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One of the more affordable wedge salads out there ($8) has the basics covered with tomatoes, bacon, and blue cheese. The salad is also available at some other Great American Restaurant locations.

1. Hunter's Head Tavern

9048 John S Mosby Hwy, Upperville, VA 20184
Wedge salad from Hunter’s Head tavern
Missy Frederick/Eater DC

Take a drive out to the countryside and get treated to one of the best wedge salads in the greater D.C. region. High quality bacon, thick blue cheese dressing (ranch is another option) and a generous smattering of hardboiled egg top this salad.

9048 John S Mosby Hwy
Upperville, VA 20184

2. Buck's Fishing & Camping

5031 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

The $9 wedge salad at Buck’s tops crisp iceberg lettuce with Point Reyes blue cheese, applewood smoked bacon, and horseradish dressing.

5031 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

3. Annie's Paramount Steak House

1609 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

The $8.95 wedge at this James Beard American Classic has iceberg lettuce, blue cheese, crumbled Gorgonzola, tomato, and bacon.

1609 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

4. Convivial

801 O St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Wedge from Convivial
Scott Suchman [official photo]

The wedge at Convivial plays with tradition by incorporating turkey bacon bites. The salad’s topped with a light blue cheese dressing ($14).

801 O St NW
Washington, DC 20001

5. St. Anselm

1250 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Baby iceberg salad from St. Anselm
St. Anselm [official photo]

The “baby iceberg” salad at St. Anselm is Marjorie Meek-Bradley’s spin on the wedge, topped with bacon, blue cheese and chopped egg ($14).

1250 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002

6. Daily Grill (Multiple locations)

1200 18th St NW #2, Washington, DC 20036

This workaday restaurant with two local locations — one downtown and one in Bethesda — has a $14.50 wedge salad with iceberg lettuce, blue cheese, bacon, tomatoes, and blue cheese dressing.

1200 18th St NW #2
Washington, DC 20036

7. Bourbon Steak

2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
A compact wedge salad topped with baco and tomato on a blue countertop Bourbon Steak [official photo]

“The wedge” at Bourbon Steak is priced at $18 and topped with blue cheese, bacon, egg, tomato, onion, and buttermilk dressing.

2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007

8. RPM Italian

650 K St NW, Washington, DC 20001

RPM puts a new spin on the wedge, adding Caesar salad flair (not to mention polenta croutons). It’s $14.

650 K St NW
Washington, DC 20001

9. La Betty

420 K St NW, Washington, DC 20001
A wedge salad at La Betty
A wedge salad at La Betty
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

This new neighborhood restaurant from the Baked & Wired group serves up a wedge salad topped with a huge slab of bacon, which is the most important part anyway, along with grape tomatoes and thinly sliced cucumbers and radishes.

420 K St NW
Washington, DC 20001

10. Rare Steakhouse

1595 I St NW, Washington, DC 20005

This upscale newcomer has a $14 wedge with smoked bacon, gorgonzola dolce cheese, and sungold tomato.

1595 I St NW
Washington, DC 20005

11. Matchbox

713 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001

The wedge at this local mini-chain is almost more like a set of mini-salads. The $10.75 salad combines romaine lettuce ( not exactly classic) with bacon, tomatoes, red onions, blue cheese crumbles, buttermilk ranch, and white balsamic vinaigrette.

713 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001

12. Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

750 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Another classic steakhouse version is Joe’s BLT wedge ($14.95), which combines pork belly, grape tomatoes, chopped egg, blue cheese and a vinaigrette dressing.

750 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

13. Ray's The Steaks

2300 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

Applewood-smoked bacon tops this version of a wedge at the popular Arlington steakhouse; it’s also flecked with aged blue cheese ($8.99).

2300 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

14. Mike's American

6210 Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA 22150

One of the more affordable wedge salads out there ($8) has the basics covered with tomatoes, bacon, and blue cheese. The salad is also available at some other Great American Restaurant locations.

6210 Backlick Rd
Springfield, VA 22150

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