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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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Hunter's Head Tavern

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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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Buck's Fishing & Camping

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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.

Emmy Squared Pizza (Multiple locations)

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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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Annie's Paramount Steak House

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

St. Anselm

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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
St. Anselm [official photo]

Bourbon Steak

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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

Yardbird Table & Bar

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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

Rare Steakhouse

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

Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

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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

Scarlet Oak Restaurant & Bar

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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.

Hatoba by Daikaya

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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.

Nighthawk Pizza

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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

Mike's American

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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.

Hunter's Head Tavern

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).

An iceberg wedge topped with dressing, bacon, and slivered egg.
Wedge salad from Hunter’s Head tavern.
Missy Frederick/Eater DC

Buck's Fishing & Camping

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

Emmy Squared Pizza (Multiple locations)

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).

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

Annie's Paramount Steak House

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

St. Anselm

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).

Baby iceberg salad from St. Anselm
St. Anselm [official photo]

Bourbon Steak

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.

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

Yardbird Table & Bar

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

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

Rare Steakhouse

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

Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

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.

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

Scarlet Oak Restaurant & Bar

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

Hatoba by Daikaya

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.

Nighthawk Pizza

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.

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

Mike's American

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.

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