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Totchos at Spacebar
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. 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.

2. Level One

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1639 R St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 745-0025
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While guzzling down mimosa after mimosa during Sunday brunch, diners also love to savor a shared appetizer of truffle tots.

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3. 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?

4. Bourbon

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2348 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington
D.C., 20007
(202) 625-7770
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Oh what a difference Old Bay seasoning makes. That’s the most beloved touch on Bourbon’s tots, which are on special during happy hour and a side item at any other time. [Multiple locations]

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5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Quarry House Tavern

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8401 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 587-8350
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Tots have long been one of the standouts at this Silver Spring dive bar. Now, post-fire, customers will be able to cross the street and continue to visit Quarry House at the former home of Piratz Tavern.

[Photo: Facebook]

8. 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.
[Photo: Official]

9. Spacebar

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709 W Broad St
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 992-0777
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Spacebar's deep fried tots can be topped with just about anything they put on a grilled cheese sandwich (try bacon and cheese for a start).

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10. 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.

11. Thomas Foolery

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2029 P St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
The den of antics and play has “tots to share, yo.” There’s a regular order of the potatoes with ketchup for dipping or, for just a few dollars more, totchos piled with cheddar cheese, hot peppers, salsa and either black beans or bacon.

[Photo: Facebook]

12. 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.

13. 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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14. 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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15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

1. 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

2. Level One

1639 R St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
While guzzling down mimosa after mimosa during Sunday brunch, diners also love to savor a shared appetizer of truffle tots.

[Photo: Facebook]

1639 R St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

3. 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

4. Bourbon

2348 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C., 20007
Oh what a difference Old Bay seasoning makes. That’s the most beloved touch on Bourbon’s tots, which are on special during happy hour and a side item at any other time. [Multiple locations]

[Photo: Facebook]

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

5. 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

6. 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

7. Quarry House Tavern

8401 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tots have long been one of the standouts at this Silver Spring dive bar. Now, post-fire, customers will be able to cross the street and continue to visit Quarry House at the former home of Piratz Tavern.

[Photo: Facebook]

8401 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910

8. 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

9. Spacebar

709 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046
Spacebar's deep fried tots can be topped with just about anything they put on a grilled cheese sandwich (try bacon and cheese for a start).

[Photo: Facebook]

709 W Broad St
Falls Church, VA 22046

10. 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

11. Thomas Foolery

2029 P St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
The den of antics and play has “tots to share, yo.” There’s a regular order of the potatoes with ketchup for dipping or, for just a few dollars more, totchos piled with cheddar cheese, hot peppers, salsa and either black beans or bacon.

[Photo: Facebook]

2029 P St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

12. 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

13. 1905 Restaurant

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

14. 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

15. 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

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16. 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

17. 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

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