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Odds are that at least a few D.C. residents will be spending some time this December at a mall or shopping center. What to do when hunger strikes?

Eater has rounded up some of the city's major shopping neighborhoods and destinations. This guide offers suggestions for sit-down meals, quick bites, much-needed post-shopping cocktails and much more.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Chevy Chase

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5300 Wisconsin Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(202) 966-6114
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The shopping: Several shopping centers, from The Shops at Wisconsin Place, to the Collection at Chevy Chase, offer a mix of high-end retail.
Sit-down: Eater's top pick is Sushiko, on the Eater 38 and an excellent destination for serious sushi. Other options range from Clyde's to Bryan Voltaggio's eclectic Range.
A quick meal: Best bet is pizza: head to Pete's New Haven in nearby Friendship Heights.
Need a drink? Lia's, part of the Chef Geoff's empire, is a solid choice for super mugs of beer; a bit further away is Macon Bistro for cocktails.
Bonus tip: Smokers who visit Civil Cigar Lounge will find themselves greeted with an impressive whiskey and rum collection.
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2. CityCenter DC

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825 10th Street NW, Retail PMO
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 289-9000
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The shopping: This new development exclusively focuses on high-end retail, from Hugo Boss to Hermes. Nearby Penn Quarter sports additional options like H&M and Anthropologie.
Sit-down: The new Momofuku is an obvious choice, but likely will mean long waits. Consider the center's lone local sit-down restaurant, Centrolina, as an alternative.
A quick meal: Most of the development's dining is sit-down, though DBGB's bar is a relatively fast option. Anything quicker will require a short walk, from ramen at Daikaya to a taco from District Taco.
Need a drink? Del Frisco's Double Eagle can help with gigantic martinis.
Bonus tip: Satisfy a sweets craving at either RareSweets or Momofuku's Milk Bar. For more CityCenter options, consult Eater's guide.
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3. Georgetown

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The shopping: Georgetown is arguably D.C.'s best neighborhood for walking around and shopping, from furniture stores in Cady's Alley to major brands like Lush and the Apple Store.
Sit-down: Fiola Mare provides a view and stellar seafood to match; a more affordable option is a Michelle Obama favorite, Chez Billy Sud.
A quick meal: The new Chaia Tacos offers vegetarian tacos; also consider salads at Sweetgreen or Asian fast-casual from ShopHouse.
Need a drink? Georgetown's a good drinking neighborhood. Classy options range from the bar at Bourbon Steak to The Rye Bar in the Capella hotel. More affordable alternatives: The Tombs of "St. Elmo's Fire" fame or the basement beer bar at Pizzeria Paradiso.
Bonus tip: Visitors to D.C. might enjoy some of its quirkier options, from Georgetown Piano Bar to cat cafe Crumbs & Whiskers.

4. Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets

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241 Fort Evans Rd NE
Leesburg, VA 20176
(703) 737-3071
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The shopping: Leesburg Corner's outlet options range from Le Creuset to DKNY.
Sit-down: It's best to travel outside the mall itself for food (unless basic chain options will satisfy). Try the Wine Kitchen for thoughtful small plates and wine to match.
A quick meal: Windy City Red Hot's the place to go for hot dogs; Doner kebab and other German specialties can be found at Doner Bistro.
Need a drink? Have a beer at the beach-themed MacDowell Brew Kitchen.
Bonus tip: Make a day of it — several wineries, like Fabbioli Cellars, are a short drive away.

5. Potomac Mills

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2700 Potomac Mills Cir
Woodbridge, VA 22192
(703) 496-9330
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The shopping: With similar offerings to Arundel Mills, this outlet has a Nike Factory Store, Banana Republic and more.
Sit-down: Those willing to head to nearby Occoquan have options like Bistro L'Hermitage and mussel destination Cock & Bowl. Otherwise, it's mostly a sea of chains like Bahama Breeze, though there's always Silver Diner.
A quick meal: The best bet is Bobby's Burger Palace, Bobby Flay's burger joint located inside the mall.
Need a drink? The Bungalow Alehouse, Ornery Beer Company and Glory Days Grill are all serving up beer.
Bonus tip: Soon there will be a Matchbox location here, but in the meantime, there's always Swedish meatballs at IKEA.
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6. Tanger Outlet National Harbor

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6800 Oxon Hill Rd Ste 399
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
(301) 567-3880
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The shopping: D.C.'s newest outlet option has such stores as Calvin Klein and Converse.
Sit-down: National Harbor's best best for a nice, leisurely meal is the new Succotash, from chef Ed Lee.
A quick meal: Head to Nando's Peri-Peri for spicy chicken.
Need a drink? Granite City is the development's new brewery.
Bonus tip: Those with a sweet tooth can stop at the Goodies kiosk for a sweet treat.

7. Tysons Corner Center

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1961 Chain Bridge Rd
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 893-9400
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The shopping:Tysons Corner isn't just a D.C. area shopping destination; it's a world-class one, with multiple malls and practically every store one can imagine.
Sit-down: Nostos is an excellent option for Greek food; there's also a new location of Founding Famers, as well as Jose Andres' America Eats Tavern, as options. In the mall, Coastal Flats is a reliable chain, and American Tandoor is a new modern Indian restaurant. Those watching their weight post-Thanksgiving binge might want to consider Seasons 52.
A quick meal: Shake Shack in the mall is Eater's top pick: also consider Lebanese Taverna or Cava Mezze.
Need a drink? Chef Geoff's Tysons for a surprisingly hopping bar scene is one option; the new Earl's Bar + Kitchen works for cocktails. Dive bar enthusiasts can drive a couple of miles down the road to Art's Tavern in Falls Church.
Bonus tip: Kizuna is a new option for ramen; consult Eater's Tysons Corner Heat Map for other new additions.
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8. Westfield Montgomery Mall

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7101 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 469-6000
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The shopping: A fairly traditional mall, find stores like Aldo and Alex and Ani here.
Sit-down: This mall has been working to improve its food court options, with new additions like Naples Pizzeria and Boston transplant MET Bethesda.
A quick meal: Go for dumplings at the brand new Shanghai Bao Kitchen, or give Jamaican Mi Crazy a try for Caribbean fare.
Need a drink? There's the new Crave Kitchen + Bar; the new ArcLight Cinema also has a full bar.
Bonus tip: The mall's weirdest option has to be the lobster-on-a-stick from Lobster Me.
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1. Chevy Chase

5300 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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The shopping: Several shopping centers, from The Shops at Wisconsin Place, to the Collection at Chevy Chase, offer a mix of high-end retail.
Sit-down: Eater's top pick is Sushiko, on the Eater 38 and an excellent destination for serious sushi. Other options range from Clyde's to Bryan Voltaggio's eclectic Range.
A quick meal: Best bet is pizza: head to Pete's New Haven in nearby Friendship Heights.
Need a drink? Lia's, part of the Chef Geoff's empire, is a solid choice for super mugs of beer; a bit further away is Macon Bistro for cocktails.
Bonus tip: Smokers who visit Civil Cigar Lounge will find themselves greeted with an impressive whiskey and rum collection.
5300 Wisconsin Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

2. CityCenter DC

825 10th Street NW, Retail PMO, Washington, D.C. 20001
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The shopping: This new development exclusively focuses on high-end retail, from Hugo Boss to Hermes. Nearby Penn Quarter sports additional options like H&M and Anthropologie.
Sit-down: The new Momofuku is an obvious choice, but likely will mean long waits. Consider the center's lone local sit-down restaurant, Centrolina, as an alternative.
A quick meal: Most of the development's dining is sit-down, though DBGB's bar is a relatively fast option. Anything quicker will require a short walk, from ramen at Daikaya to a taco from District Taco.
Need a drink? Del Frisco's Double Eagle can help with gigantic martinis.
Bonus tip: Satisfy a sweets craving at either RareSweets or Momofuku's Milk Bar. For more CityCenter options, consult Eater's guide.
825 10th Street NW, Retail PMO
Washington, D.C. 20001

3. Georgetown

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The shopping: Georgetown is arguably D.C.'s best neighborhood for walking around and shopping, from furniture stores in Cady's Alley to major brands like Lush and the Apple Store.
Sit-down: Fiola Mare provides a view and stellar seafood to match; a more affordable option is a Michelle Obama favorite, Chez Billy Sud.
A quick meal: The new Chaia Tacos offers vegetarian tacos; also consider salads at Sweetgreen or Asian fast-casual from ShopHouse.
Need a drink? Georgetown's a good drinking neighborhood. Classy options range from the bar at Bourbon Steak to The Rye Bar in the Capella hotel. More affordable alternatives: The Tombs of "St. Elmo's Fire" fame or the basement beer bar at Pizzeria Paradiso.
Bonus tip: Visitors to D.C. might enjoy some of its quirkier options, from Georgetown Piano Bar to cat cafe Crumbs & Whiskers.

4. Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets

241 Fort Evans Rd NE, Leesburg, VA 20176
The shopping: Leesburg Corner's outlet options range from Le Creuset to DKNY.
Sit-down: It's best to travel outside the mall itself for food (unless basic chain options will satisfy). Try the Wine Kitchen for thoughtful small plates and wine to match.
A quick meal: Windy City Red Hot's the place to go for hot dogs; Doner kebab and other German specialties can be found at Doner Bistro.
Need a drink? Have a beer at the beach-themed MacDowell Brew Kitchen.
Bonus tip: Make a day of it — several wineries, like Fabbioli Cellars, are a short drive away.
241 Fort Evans Rd NE
Leesburg, VA 20176

5. Potomac Mills

2700 Potomac Mills Cir, Woodbridge, VA 22192
Official
The shopping: With similar offerings to Arundel Mills, this outlet has a Nike Factory Store, Banana Republic and more.
Sit-down: Those willing to head to nearby Occoquan have options like Bistro L'Hermitage and mussel destination Cock & Bowl. Otherwise, it's mostly a sea of chains like Bahama Breeze, though there's always Silver Diner.
A quick meal: The best bet is Bobby's Burger Palace, Bobby Flay's burger joint located inside the mall.
Need a drink? The Bungalow Alehouse, Ornery Beer Company and Glory Days Grill are all serving up beer.
Bonus tip: Soon there will be a Matchbox location here, but in the meantime, there's always Swedish meatballs at IKEA.
2700 Potomac Mills Cir
Woodbridge, VA 22192

6. Tanger Outlet National Harbor

6800 Oxon Hill Rd Ste 399, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
The shopping: D.C.'s newest outlet option has such stores as Calvin Klein and Converse.
Sit-down: National Harbor's best best for a nice, leisurely meal is the new Succotash, from chef Ed Lee.
A quick meal: Head to Nando's Peri-Peri for spicy chicken.
Need a drink? Granite City is the development's new brewery.
Bonus tip: Those with a sweet tooth can stop at the Goodies kiosk for a sweet treat.
6800 Oxon Hill Rd Ste 399
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

7. Tysons Corner Center

1961 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22102
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The shopping:Tysons Corner isn't just a D.C. area shopping destination; it's a world-class one, with multiple malls and practically every store one can imagine.
Sit-down: Nostos is an excellent option for Greek food; there's also a new location of Founding Famers, as well as Jose Andres' America Eats Tavern, as options. In the mall, Coastal Flats is a reliable chain, and American Tandoor is a new modern Indian restaurant. Those watching their weight post-Thanksgiving binge might want to consider Seasons 52.
A quick meal: Shake Shack in the mall is Eater's top pick: also consider Lebanese Taverna or Cava Mezze.
Need a drink? Chef Geoff's Tysons for a surprisingly hopping bar scene is one option; the new Earl's Bar + Kitchen works for cocktails. Dive bar enthusiasts can drive a couple of miles down the road to Art's Tavern in Falls Church.
Bonus tip: Kizuna is a new option for ramen; consult Eater's Tysons Corner Heat Map for other new additions.
1961 Chain Bridge Rd
McLean, VA 22102

8. Westfield Montgomery Mall

7101 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817
Official
The shopping: A fairly traditional mall, find stores like Aldo and Alex and Ani here.
Sit-down: This mall has been working to improve its food court options, with new additions like Naples Pizzeria and Boston transplant MET Bethesda.
A quick meal: Go for dumplings at the brand new Shanghai Bao Kitchen, or give Jamaican Mi Crazy a try for Caribbean fare.
Need a drink? There's the new Crave Kitchen + Bar; the new ArcLight Cinema also has a full bar.
Bonus tip: The mall's weirdest option has to be the lobster-on-a-stick from Lobster Me.
7101 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817

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