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A compact wedge salad topped with bacon and tomato on a blue countertop.
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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

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 (buttermilk and Thousand Island are other options) and a generous smattering of hardboiled egg top this salad ($13).

An iceberg wedge topped with dressing, bacon, and slivered egg.
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 wedge salad at Buck’s tops crisp iceberg lettuce with Point Reyes blue cheese, applewood smoked bacon, and horseradish dressing.

3. Emmy Squared Pizza (Multiple locations)

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1924 8th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 921-3669
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This relatively new addition to D.C. is known for its Detroit-style pizza, but it also has fun with its wedge salad. Described as a huge hot chicken wedge, the $18 salad combines the Nashville favorite with Alabama white sauce, chopped pickles, bleu cheese, olives, tomato and ranch dressing (it’s a $3 charge to add bacon).

A wedge salad topped with big pieces of Nashville hot chicken.
The huge hot chicken wedge from Emmy Squared.
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4. 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.

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 ($15).

Baby iceberg salad from St. Anselm
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6. 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 topped with blue cheese, bacon, egg, tomato, onion, and buttermilk dressing, and recently became available on the lounge menu as well.

A compact wedge salad topped with bacon and tomato on a blue countertop.
Bourbon Steak’s wedge salad.
Bourbon Steak

7. Yardbird Table & Bar

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901 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 333-2450
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Mt. Vernon Triangle’s year-old fried chicken import out of Miami serves a massive wedge salad for lunch and dinner ($18). A halved head of iceberg lettuce balances a bright medley of charred corn, cherry tomatoes, avocado, and chunks of cured bacon. A silky, homemade buttermilk ranch dressing leans on the lighter side. —Tierney Plumb

A colorful wedge salad on a marble table
A bird’s-eye view of Yardbird’s generous wedge salad
Tierney Plumb/Eater DC

8. Rare Steakhouse

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1595 I St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 800-9994
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This Midwestern transplant has a $16 wedge with smoked bacon, gorgonzola dolce cheese, and sungold tomato.

9. 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 ($15.95), which combines smoked bacon, grape tomatoes, chopped egg, blue cheese and a homemade vinaigrette dressing.

A wedge salad on a white plate
The BLT wedge salad at Joe’s
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

10. Scarlet Oak Restaurant & Bar

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909 New Jersey Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 780-0140
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This affordable wedge ($10) has homemade bacon bits and a smoked gorgonzola dressing; it’s a new addition to their menu.

11. Hatoba by Daikaya

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300 Tingey St SE #170
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 488-4800
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A Japanese restaurant probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind when it comes to where to find a wedge salad. But the $14 version here features bacon, bleu cheese, beefsteak tomato, red onion, and “big island” dressing. The restaurant recently reopened after a refresh with a menu full of Hawaiian eats.

12. Nighthawk Pizza

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1201 S Joyce St Suite C10
Arlington, VA 22202
(571) 416-8100
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The “fully loaded” wedge on this new addition to Arlington is $12, and topped with the more unusual choice of green goddess dressing.

A wedge salad on a white plate
The wedge salad at Nighthawk
Nighthawk

13. 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
An iceberg wedge topped with dressing, bacon, and slivered egg.
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 (buttermilk and Thousand Island are other options) and a generous smattering of hardboiled egg top this salad ($13).

9048 John S Mosby Hwy
Upperville, VA 20184

2. Buck's Fishing & Camping

5031 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

The 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. Emmy Squared Pizza (Multiple locations)

1924 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
A wedge salad topped with big pieces of Nashville hot chicken.
The huge hot chicken wedge from Emmy Squared.
Emmy Squared/Facebook

This relatively new addition to D.C. is known for its Detroit-style pizza, but it also has fun with its wedge salad. Described as a huge hot chicken wedge, the $18 salad combines the Nashville favorite with Alabama white sauce, chopped pickles, bleu cheese, olives, tomato and ranch dressing (it’s a $3 charge to add bacon).

1924 8th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

4. 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

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 ($15).

1250 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002

6. Bourbon Steak

2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
A compact wedge salad topped with bacon and tomato on a blue countertop.
Bourbon Steak’s wedge salad.
Bourbon Steak

“The wedge” at Bourbon Steak is topped with blue cheese, bacon, egg, tomato, onion, and buttermilk dressing, and recently became available on the lounge menu as well.

2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007

7. Yardbird Table & Bar

901 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
A colorful wedge salad on a marble table
A bird’s-eye view of Yardbird’s generous wedge salad
Tierney Plumb/Eater DC

Mt. Vernon Triangle’s year-old fried chicken import out of Miami serves a massive wedge salad for lunch and dinner ($18). A halved head of iceberg lettuce balances a bright medley of charred corn, cherry tomatoes, avocado, and chunks of cured bacon. A silky, homemade buttermilk ranch dressing leans on the lighter side. —Tierney Plumb

901 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

8. Rare Steakhouse

1595 I St NW, Washington, DC 20005

This Midwestern transplant has a $16 wedge with smoked bacon, gorgonzola dolce cheese, and sungold tomato.

1595 I St NW
Washington, DC 20005

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

750 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
A wedge salad on a white plate
The BLT wedge salad at Joe’s
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

Another classic steakhouse version is Joe’s BLT wedge ($15.95), which combines smoked bacon, grape tomatoes, chopped egg, blue cheese and a homemade vinaigrette dressing.

750 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

10. Scarlet Oak Restaurant & Bar

909 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003

This affordable wedge ($10) has homemade bacon bits and a smoked gorgonzola dressing; it’s a new addition to their menu.

909 New Jersey Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003

11. Hatoba by Daikaya

300 Tingey St SE #170, Washington, DC 20003

A Japanese restaurant probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind when it comes to where to find a wedge salad. But the $14 version here features bacon, bleu cheese, beefsteak tomato, red onion, and “big island” dressing. The restaurant recently reopened after a refresh with a menu full of Hawaiian eats.

300 Tingey St SE #170
Washington, DC 20003

12. Nighthawk Pizza

1201 S Joyce St Suite C10, Arlington, VA 22202
A wedge salad on a white plate
The wedge salad at Nighthawk
Nighthawk

The “fully loaded” wedge on this new addition to Arlington is $12, and topped with the more unusual choice of green goddess dressing.

1201 S Joyce St Suite C10
Arlington, VA 22202

13. 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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