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Eater Readers Suggest Soups to Try Around DC

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It's chilly. You're hungry. A cold is on the horizon. It's time for a hot bowl of soup. Eater Readers shared their favorite soups around town in last week's Open Thread. Several versions of clam chowder, gumbo and Pho made the cup, but there are some unusual choices as well, from Tyrolean wine soup to a classic consommé. Presented here, in no particular order, are the restaurants where Eater Readers find their favorite soups.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Jimmy's Grill

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1100 Maine Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 484-6008
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Give the seafood chowder at Jimmy's, located in the Maine Ave. fish market, a taste.

2. Acadiana

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901 New York Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20268
(202) 408-8848
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Several Eater readers vouch for the gumbo at this Cajun-inspired restaurant.

3. Clyde's of Gallery Place

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707 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 349-3700
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Soups to sample at the various Clyde's locations, including Gallery Place: Maryland crab and chili.

4. Rice Paper

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6774 Wilson Blvd.
Falls Church, VA 22044
(703) 538-3888
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This relatively new Eden Center restaurant was singled out for its Pho Ga.

5. Ragtime

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1345 N Courthouse Rd.
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 243-4003
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Ragtime whips up a mean rockfish chowder.

6. Luke's Lobster

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624 E St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 347-3355
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There's more than lobster rolls available at this New York transplant — try the clam chowder.

7. Whitlow's on Wilson

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2854 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 276-9693
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Whitlow's serves up chicken corn chowder in the colder months.

8. Palena

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3529 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 537-9250
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Sophisticated diners know they can count on Palena when it comes to consommé.

9. Cedar

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822 E St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 637-0012
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Cedar DC's signature item is its oyster pan roast.

10. Rappahannock Oyster Bar

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(804) 204-1709
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This Union Market newcomer churns out oyster chowder for diners.

11. Jetties

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1609 Foxhall Rd NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 965-3663
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Many Eater readers have clam chowder on the brain, including the version at Jettie's.

12. Nam-Viet

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3419 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 237-1015
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Naturally, Pho is what customers are craving over at Cleveland Park's Nam Viet.

13. Rose's Luxury (upcoming)

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717 8th Street Southeast
Washington, DC 20003

Rose's Luxury isn't even open yet on Barrack's Row, but due to pop-up restaurant events from chef Aaron Silverman, readers are already talking about his popcorn soup.

14. Teaism

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400 8th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 638-6010
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Teaism (multiple locations) serves Asian inspired soups in varieties such as Thai curry and udon.

15. Lotus Cafe

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8077 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 588-8888
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This Vietnamese restaurant serves the classic soup, Pho.

16. Satay Club

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4654 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 363-8888
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Curry Laksa is the soup to try at this Tenleytown restaurant.

17. Kafè Leopold

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3315 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 965-6005
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The charming Leopold's has a unique offering in its Tyrolean wine soup.

18. Tortilla Cafe

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210 7th St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 547-5700
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This restaurant near Eastern Market got props for its simple beef soup.

19. Toki Underground

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1234 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 388-3086
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A DC soup list wouldn't be complete without a mention of Toki Underground's ramen.

20. Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

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1612 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009-4307
(202) 319-1612
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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace is a solid option when you're looking for gumbo.

21. Pho Viet

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3513 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 629-2839
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You know what's coming...people are fans of the Pho at Pho Viet on 14th Street.

22. Fishnet

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5010 Berwyn Road
College Park, MD 20740
(301) 220-1070
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Try the fish soup at Fishnet, a College Park seafood haunt.

23. Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

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401 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-1005
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Chicken soup and pozole are among the Mexican favorites at Oyamel in Penn Quarter.

24. Haydee's Restaurant

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3102 Mt Pleasant St NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 483-9199
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Haydee's serves a stellar version of sopa de res, a reader reports.

25. Full Kee Restaurant

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509 H St. NW
Washington D.C., DC 20001
(202) 371-2233
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This Chinatown staple features shrimp dumpling soup among its menu items.

26. Chix

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2019 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 234-2449
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An Eater reader goes as far as to say the chicken soup at Chix can cure a broken heart.

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1. Jimmy's Grill

1100 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

Give the seafood chowder at Jimmy's, located in the Maine Ave. fish market, a taste.

1100 Maine Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024

2. Acadiana

901 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20268

Several Eater readers vouch for the gumbo at this Cajun-inspired restaurant.

901 New York Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20268

3. Clyde's of Gallery Place

707 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Soups to sample at the various Clyde's locations, including Gallery Place: Maryland crab and chili.

707 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

4. Rice Paper

6774 Wilson Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22044

This relatively new Eden Center restaurant was singled out for its Pho Ga.

6774 Wilson Blvd.
Falls Church, VA 22044

5. Ragtime

1345 N Courthouse Rd., Arlington, VA 22201

Ragtime whips up a mean rockfish chowder.

1345 N Courthouse Rd.
Arlington, VA 22201

6. Luke's Lobster

624 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004

There's more than lobster rolls available at this New York transplant — try the clam chowder.

624 E St NW
Washington, DC 20004

7. Whitlow's on Wilson

2854 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209

Whitlow's serves up chicken corn chowder in the colder months.

2854 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22209

8. Palena

3529 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008

Sophisticated diners know they can count on Palena when it comes to consommé.

3529 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008

9. Cedar

822 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Cedar DC's signature item is its oyster pan roast.

822 E St NW
Washington, DC 20004

10. Rappahannock Oyster Bar

Washington, DC 20002

This Union Market newcomer churns out oyster chowder for diners.

11. Jetties

1609 Foxhall Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007

Many Eater readers have clam chowder on the brain, including the version at Jettie's.

1609 Foxhall Rd NW
Washington, DC 20007

12. Nam-Viet

3419 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Naturally, Pho is what customers are craving over at Cleveland Park's Nam Viet.

3419 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

13. Rose's Luxury (upcoming)

717 8th Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003

Rose's Luxury isn't even open yet on Barrack's Row, but due to pop-up restaurant events from chef Aaron Silverman, readers are already talking about his popcorn soup.

717 8th Street Southeast
Washington, DC 20003

14. Teaism

400 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Teaism (multiple locations) serves Asian inspired soups in varieties such as Thai curry and udon.

400 8th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

15. Lotus Cafe

8077 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910

This Vietnamese restaurant serves the classic soup, Pho.

8077 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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16. Satay Club

4654 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Curry Laksa is the soup to try at this Tenleytown restaurant.

4654 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

17. Kafè Leopold

3315 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

The charming Leopold's has a unique offering in its Tyrolean wine soup.

3315 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007

18. Tortilla Cafe

210 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

This restaurant near Eastern Market got props for its simple beef soup.

210 7th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

19. Toki Underground

1234 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

A DC soup list wouldn't be complete without a mention of Toki Underground's ramen.

1234 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

20. Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

1612 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009-4307

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace is a solid option when you're looking for gumbo.

1612 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009-4307

21. Pho Viet

3513 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010

You know what's coming...people are fans of the Pho at Pho Viet on 14th Street.

3513 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20010

22. Fishnet

5010 Berwyn Road, College Park, MD 20740

Try the fish soup at Fishnet, a College Park seafood haunt.

5010 Berwyn Road
College Park, MD 20740

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