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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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Jimmy's Grill

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

Acadiana

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

Clyde's of Gallery Place

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

Rice Paper

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

Ragtime

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Ragtime whips up a mean rockfish chowder.

Luke's Lobster

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

Whitlow's on Wilson

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

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

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

Rappahannock Oyster Bar

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This Union Market newcomer churns out oyster chowder for diners.

Jetties

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

Nam-Viet

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

Rose's Luxury (upcoming)

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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.

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

Lotus Cafe

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This Vietnamese restaurant serves the classic soup, Pho.

Satay Club

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

Kafè Leopold

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

Tortilla Cafe

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

Toki Underground

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

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

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

Pho Viet

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

Fishnet

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

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

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Chicken soup and pozole are among the Mexican favorites at Oyamel in Penn Quarter.

Haydee's Restaurant

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Haydee's serves a stellar version of sopa de res, a reader reports.

Full Kee Restaurant

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This Chinatown staple features shrimp dumpling soup among its menu items.

An Eater reader goes as far as to say the chicken soup at Chix can cure a broken heart.

Jimmy's Grill

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

Acadiana

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

Clyde's of Gallery Place

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

Rice Paper

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

Ragtime

Ragtime whips up a mean rockfish chowder.

Luke's Lobster

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

Whitlow's on Wilson

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

Palena

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

Cedar

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

Rappahannock Oyster Bar

This Union Market newcomer churns out oyster chowder for diners.

Jetties

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

Nam-Viet

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

Rose's Luxury (upcoming)

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.

Teaism

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

Lotus Cafe

This Vietnamese restaurant serves the classic soup, Pho.

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Satay Club

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

Kafè Leopold

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

Tortilla Cafe

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

Toki Underground

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

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

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