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DC's Guide to Hangover-Friendly Restaurant Dishes

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Maybe that last cocktail was a bad idea. If last night is kicking your butt this morning, here are 16 spots with dishes that will help make you feel like a human again. From greasy spoons to dim sum to donut sandwiches, there's something for every hangover craving here.
— Adele Chapin


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Osman & Joe's Steak 'n Egg Kitchen

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4700 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 686-1201
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The dish: steak and eggs.
Greasy, filling diner food from an actual greasy diner. Breakfast is served here 24/7, so expect to find hungover students and locals digging into plates of steak, eggs, hash browns and breakfast sandwiches.

2. Pho 75

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1721 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 525-7355
The dish: Pho #1.
Rehydrate with a bowl of Pho 75's much-hyped broth. The Arlington and Falls Church Pho 75 locations both open at 9 a.m. every day, making breakfast recovery pho a viable option.

3. Heller's Bakery

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3221 Mt Pleasant St NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 265-1169
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The dish: breakfast sandwiches.
Mount Pleasant residents may have a love/hate relationship with Heller's Bakery, but their breakfast sandwiches are pretty damn tasty on a hungover morning. Make it there by 2:30 p.m. to order an egg and cheese with sausage, ham, or turkey on toast, a bagel, or croissant.

4. Stoney's Restaurant

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1433 P St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 234-1818
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The dish: grilled cheese.
What makes the Super Grilled Cheese at Stoney's so super? Plenty of tomatoes, thick-cut bacon, red onions in between gooey layers of American cheese.

5. Ben's Chili Bowl

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1213 U St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 667-0909
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The dish: half smoke.
File under drunk food/hangover cures: a half smoke from Ben's smothered in homemade chili, mustard, and onions.

6. Taylor Gourmet

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1116 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 684-7001
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The dish: breakfast hoagies.
The Aramingo Avenue breakfast sub at Taylor Gourmet is a full breakfast crammed on a hoagie — think bacon, sausage, hash browns, eggs, American cheese plus beer cheese sauce. Somehow still hungry? The breakfast risotto balls include sausage, bacon and Taylor's pork roll.

7. Jimmy T's Place

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501 East Capitol St SE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 546-3646
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The dish: eggs and bacon.
Jimmy T's Place, a cute little dive in Capitol Hill, serves simple, classic breakfast food off the griddle, like bacon, pancakes, eggs, toast, and coffee poured into mismatched mugs.

8. Florida Avenue Grill

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1100 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 265-1586
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The dish: grits.
Florida Avenue Grill has been serving up hearty breakfasts since 1944, and seems untouched by time. Try the buttery grits, salmon cakes, hot cakes and buttermilk biscuits

9. Eammon's Arlington

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2413 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204
The dish: Dream Burger.
Imagine a burger with two beef patties, topped with shaved turkey, then salami, then bacon. That's the Eamonn's Dream Burger, a real item on menu at the new Eamonn's in Arlington. Order with the Hangover Chips, topped with a fried egg and curry sauce.

10. Bethesda Bagels

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1718 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 299-9399
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The dish: bagels.
Carbo-load at Bethesda Bagels in Dupont Circle, with a toasted bagel with cream cheese, or bagel sandwiches with cheese, scrambled egg or egg whites and sausage, bacon or ham.

11. The Passenger

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1021 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 393-0220
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The dish: waffle breakfast sandwich.
No matter how late you sleep in, you can still make it to The Passenger's hangover brunch, which starts at 2 p.m. and runs till 11 p.m. The brief menu includes bacon and chive scrambled eggs in a waffle breakfast sandwich, as well as biscuits and gravy and chilaquiles.

12. Full Kee Restaurant

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509 H St. NW
Washington D.C., DC 20001
(202) 371-2233
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The dish: egg drop soup.
Even the most hungover should be able to handle a steaming hot bowl of egg drop soup at Full Kee, a no-frills spot in Chinatown that opens at 11 a.m.

13. Hollywood East Cafe

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11160 Veirs Mill Road
Wheaton, MD 20902
(240) 290-9988
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The dish: congee.
In Wheaton, Hollywood East Cafe offers stomach-calming congee, either plain or with beef, chicken, pork, or seafood. Dim sum is also available daily till 3:00 p.m.

14. South Block Cafe

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3011 11th St. N
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 741-0266
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The dish: Super Green Smoothie.
The selection of healthy, non-dairy smoothies at South Block cafe in Clarendon includes the Super Green, a combination of raw kale, pineapple juice, mango, and banana.

15. The Diner

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2453 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 232-8800
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The dish: banana nut buttermilk pancakes.
Banana nut buttermilk pancakes —and blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes, too — served from 6 a.m. to midnight make The Diner an ever-popular brunch spot for diners recovering from last night.

16. GBD (Golden Brown Delicious)

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1323 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 524-5210
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The dish: The Luther
ChurchKey was the pioneer for doughnut sandwiches with The Luther, a fabulously artery-clogging brunch dish. GBD has now taken up the task with its own version. Fried chicken and applewood bacon are nestled between two halves of a maple-and-chicken-jus-glazed brioche doughnut, topped with candied pecans. It's $12, with fries.

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1. Osman & Joe's Steak 'n Egg Kitchen

4700 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016
The dish: steak and eggs.
Greasy, filling diner food from an actual greasy diner. Breakfast is served here 24/7, so expect to find hungover students and locals digging into plates of steak, eggs, hash browns and breakfast sandwiches.
4700 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016

2. Pho 75

1721 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209
The dish: Pho #1.
Rehydrate with a bowl of Pho 75's much-hyped broth. The Arlington and Falls Church Pho 75 locations both open at 9 a.m. every day, making breakfast recovery pho a viable option.
1721 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22209

3. Heller's Bakery

3221 Mt Pleasant St NW, Washington, DC 20010
The dish: breakfast sandwiches.
Mount Pleasant residents may have a love/hate relationship with Heller's Bakery, but their breakfast sandwiches are pretty damn tasty on a hungover morning. Make it there by 2:30 p.m. to order an egg and cheese with sausage, ham, or turkey on toast, a bagel, or croissant.
3221 Mt Pleasant St NW
Washington, DC 20010

4. Stoney's Restaurant

1433 P St NW, Washington, DC 20005
The dish: grilled cheese.
What makes the Super Grilled Cheese at Stoney's so super? Plenty of tomatoes, thick-cut bacon, red onions in between gooey layers of American cheese.
1433 P St NW
Washington, DC 20005

5. Ben's Chili Bowl

1213 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
The dish: half smoke.
File under drunk food/hangover cures: a half smoke from Ben's smothered in homemade chili, mustard, and onions.
1213 U St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

6. Taylor Gourmet

1116 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
The dish: breakfast hoagies.
The Aramingo Avenue breakfast sub at Taylor Gourmet is a full breakfast crammed on a hoagie — think bacon, sausage, hash browns, eggs, American cheese plus beer cheese sauce. Somehow still hungry? The breakfast risotto balls include sausage, bacon and Taylor's pork roll.
1116 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

7. Jimmy T's Place

501 East Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20002
The dish: eggs and bacon.
Jimmy T's Place, a cute little dive in Capitol Hill, serves simple, classic breakfast food off the griddle, like bacon, pancakes, eggs, toast, and coffee poured into mismatched mugs.
501 East Capitol St SE
Washington, DC 20002

8. Florida Avenue Grill

1100 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
The dish: grits.
Florida Avenue Grill has been serving up hearty breakfasts since 1944, and seems untouched by time. Try the buttery grits, salmon cakes, hot cakes and buttermilk biscuits
1100 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

9. Eammon's Arlington

2413 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204
The dish: Dream Burger.
Imagine a burger with two beef patties, topped with shaved turkey, then salami, then bacon. That's the Eamonn's Dream Burger, a real item on menu at the new Eamonn's in Arlington. Order with the Hangover Chips, topped with a fried egg and curry sauce.
2413 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204

10. Bethesda Bagels

1718 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009
The dish: bagels.
Carbo-load at Bethesda Bagels in Dupont Circle, with a toasted bagel with cream cheese, or bagel sandwiches with cheese, scrambled egg or egg whites and sausage, bacon or ham.
1718 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009

11. The Passenger

1021 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
The dish: waffle breakfast sandwich.
No matter how late you sleep in, you can still make it to The Passenger's hangover brunch, which starts at 2 p.m. and runs till 11 p.m. The brief menu includes bacon and chive scrambled eggs in a waffle breakfast sandwich, as well as biscuits and gravy and chilaquiles.
1021 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

12. Full Kee Restaurant

509 H St. NW, Washington D.C., DC 20001
The dish: egg drop soup.
Even the most hungover should be able to handle a steaming hot bowl of egg drop soup at Full Kee, a no-frills spot in Chinatown that opens at 11 a.m.
509 H St. NW
Washington D.C., DC 20001

13. Hollywood East Cafe

11160 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton, MD 20902
The dish: congee.
In Wheaton, Hollywood East Cafe offers stomach-calming congee, either plain or with beef, chicken, pork, or seafood. Dim sum is also available daily till 3:00 p.m.
11160 Veirs Mill Road
Wheaton, MD 20902

14. South Block Cafe

3011 11th St. N, Arlington, VA 22201
The dish: Super Green Smoothie.
The selection of healthy, non-dairy smoothies at South Block cafe in Clarendon includes the Super Green, a combination of raw kale, pineapple juice, mango, and banana.
3011 11th St. N
Arlington, VA 22201

15. The Diner

2453 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
The dish: banana nut buttermilk pancakes.
Banana nut buttermilk pancakes —and blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes, too — served from 6 a.m. to midnight make The Diner an ever-popular brunch spot for diners recovering from last night.
2453 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

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16. GBD (Golden Brown Delicious)

1323 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
The dish: The Luther
ChurchKey was the pioneer for doughnut sandwiches with The Luther, a fabulously artery-clogging brunch dish. GBD has now taken up the task with its own version. Fried chicken and applewood bacon are nestled between two halves of a maple-and-chicken-jus-glazed brioche doughnut, topped with candied pecans. It's $12, with fries.
1323 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

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