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Missy Frederick

Tots and Totchos Galore: Great Places to Find the Addictive Bar Snack in D.C.

Who needs fries when there are tater tots?

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Totchos at Spacebar
| Missy Frederick

They’re far from just school cafeteria fare anymore tater tots have graduated. The golden potato mounds are now snacks, side dishes or even full-on entrees on menus all over D.C. area restaurants.

These are some of the most adored tots around — from the nacho variety known as totchos to restaurant-made versions to the good, old-fashioned fried kind.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. 1905 Restaurant

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1905 9th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 332-1905
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The caviar and tots at 1905 are priced at $8. They're served at dinner and brunch and come with homemade ranch.

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2. Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

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7511 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church
VA 22043, Virginia

New to the Astro Doughnut location in Falls Church: tater tots as a side.

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3. Bourbon

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2348 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington
D.C., 20007
(202) 625-7770
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4. Duffy's Irish Pub

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2106 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 462-9464
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Beloved sports bar Duffy's is back in business, and with that business comes tater tots.

5. Gaijin Ramen Shop

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3800 Lee Hwy
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 395-0216
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This new Arlington ramen shop is shaking things up with takoyaki tater tots.

6. GCDC

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1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 393-4232
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Sure, GCDC specializes in gooey, high-end grilled cheese sandwiches. But tots also occupy a prominent place on its menu. The tot lunch entrees include chili tots as well as loaded tots featuring cheddar sauce, bacon, pico de gallo and special sauce which transforms them into totchos.

7. Level One

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1639 R St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 745-0025
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8. Lincoln

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1110 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 386-9200
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Happy hour is a little bit happier with tots at this presidential-themed joint downtown. The tots change by the season, and right now are spinach and artichoke.

9. P.J. Clarke's

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1600 K St NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 463-6610
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The tater tots come dusted with parmesan and especially crispy at this downtown happy hour hotspot along K Street.

10. Quarry House Tavern

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8401 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 587-8350
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11. Ray's Hell Burger in DC

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449 K St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

What's better than a Ray's Hell Burger in the District? A Hell Burger with a side of tots.

12. Satellite Room

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2047 9th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 506-2496
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After a show at the 9:30 Club this 1960’s-themed diner around the corner offers up a whole glutinous section of loaded tots, including bacon syrup and whiskey cheese varieties. The most craved, though, item might be the Canadian-inspired poutine tots.
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13. Spacebar

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709 W Broad St
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 992-0777
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14. Sticky Rice

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1224 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 397-7655
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What pairs better with tempura and sashimi than a bucket yes, literally -- of tots with the H Street restaurant’s signature secret sauce to dip them into?

15. The Arsenal at Bluejacket Brewery

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300 Tingey St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

The housemade tots are one of the favored snacks with which to pair house-brewed beer at this brewery and restaurant near Nationals Stadium.

16. Thomas Foolery

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2029 P St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

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17. Tonic Restaurant

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2036 G St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 296-0211
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Even though the Mt. Pleasant version of Tonic is gone, the Foggy Bottom location is carrying the comfort food torch and serving up its most prized item, tots, as a massive app or as an accompaniment to any of its dishes. There’s even a brunch tot option, with sausage gravy and sunny side up eggs. It may be why the D.C. establishment calls itself the official tater tot sponsor of George Washington University’s sports teams.

1. 1905 Restaurant

1905 9th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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The caviar and tots at 1905 are priced at $8. They're served at dinner and brunch and come with homemade ranch.

1905 9th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

2. Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

7511 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043, Virginia
Missy Frederick/Eater.com

New to the Astro Doughnut location in Falls Church: tater tots as a side.

7511 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church
VA 22043, Virginia

3. Bourbon

2348 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C., 20007

[Photo: Facebook]

2348 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington
D.C., 20007

4. Duffy's Irish Pub

2106 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Beloved sports bar Duffy's is back in business, and with that business comes tater tots.

2106 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

5. Gaijin Ramen Shop

3800 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22207

This new Arlington ramen shop is shaking things up with takoyaki tater tots.

3800 Lee Hwy
Arlington, VA 22207

6. GCDC

1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20006

Sure, GCDC specializes in gooey, high-end grilled cheese sandwiches. But tots also occupy a prominent place on its menu. The tot lunch entrees include chili tots as well as loaded tots featuring cheddar sauce, bacon, pico de gallo and special sauce which transforms them into totchos.

1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

7. Level One

1639 R St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

[Photo: Facebook]

1639 R St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

8. Lincoln

1110 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20005

Happy hour is a little bit happier with tots at this presidential-themed joint downtown. The tots change by the season, and right now are spinach and artichoke.

1110 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

9. P.J. Clarke's

1600 K St NW, Washington, D.C. 20006

The tater tots come dusted with parmesan and especially crispy at this downtown happy hour hotspot along K Street.

1600 K St NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

10. Quarry House Tavern

8401 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910

[Photo: Facebook]

8401 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910

11. Ray's Hell Burger in DC

449 K St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

What's better than a Ray's Hell Burger in the District? A Hell Burger with a side of tots.

449 K St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

12. Satellite Room

2047 9th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

After a show at the 9:30 Club this 1960’s-themed diner around the corner offers up a whole glutinous section of loaded tots, including bacon syrup and whiskey cheese varieties. The most craved, though, item might be the Canadian-inspired poutine tots.
[Photo: Official]

2047 9th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

13. Spacebar

709 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046

[Photo: Facebook]

709 W Broad St
Falls Church, VA 22046

14. Sticky Rice

1224 H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

What pairs better with tempura and sashimi than a bucket yes, literally -- of tots with the H Street restaurant’s signature secret sauce to dip them into?

1224 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

15. The Arsenal at Bluejacket Brewery

300 Tingey St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

The housemade tots are one of the favored snacks with which to pair house-brewed beer at this brewery and restaurant near Nationals Stadium.

300 Tingey St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

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16. Thomas Foolery

2029 P St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

[Photo: Facebook]

2029 P St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

17. Tonic Restaurant

2036 G St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

Even though the Mt. Pleasant version of Tonic is gone, the Foggy Bottom location is carrying the comfort food torch and serving up its most prized item, tots, as a massive app or as an accompaniment to any of its dishes. There’s even a brunch tot option, with sausage gravy and sunny side up eggs. It may be why the D.C. establishment calls itself the official tater tot sponsor of George Washington University’s sports teams.

2036 G St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

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