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Eight Sports Bars Where Eater Readers Get Decent Food

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Nellie's
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Solid food at area sports bars seems to be particularly hard to come by in DC. Eater readers were pretty stumped when last Friday's Open Thread asked them "What Sports Bar In Town Serves the Best Food?" Some responded with a cynical, "none of them." But some readers chimed in with emails, Tweets and comments praising the food at a handful of neighborhood joints. Here they are.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Redline Sports Lounge

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Redline's fare is certainly atypical for sports bars. Menu items include tuna tartare spring rolls, gator three ways and kobe "haute" dogs.

Cleveland Park Bar And Grill

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Cleveland Park Bar & Grill's specialties include Italian dishes and pizza.

Nellie's Sports Bar

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The gay-friendly Nellie's delivers solid burgers, salads and some less traditional items like arepas and empanadas.

Justin's Café

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Justin's is one of the only options in town near Nationals Ballpark. Sample pizzas, soups and bison burgers there.

Dogwood Tavern

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Have a hefty plate of nachos, or even some oysters on the half shell at Falls Church's Dogwood Tavern.

Shelly's Back Room

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Eater readers swear by the wings at Shelly's Back Room.

Duffy's Irish Pub

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Duffy's is another solid option when it comes to wings.

Town Hall

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Cheesy potato chips and seared scallops are found on the same menu at Glover Park's Town Hall.

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Redline Sports Lounge

Redline's fare is certainly atypical for sports bars. Menu items include tuna tartare spring rolls, gator three ways and kobe "haute" dogs.

Cleveland Park Bar And Grill

Cleveland Park Bar & Grill's specialties include Italian dishes and pizza.

Nellie's Sports Bar

The gay-friendly Nellie's delivers solid burgers, salads and some less traditional items like arepas and empanadas.

Justin's Café

Justin's is one of the only options in town near Nationals Ballpark. Sample pizzas, soups and bison burgers there.

Dogwood Tavern

Have a hefty plate of nachos, or even some oysters on the half shell at Falls Church's Dogwood Tavern.

Shelly's Back Room

Eater readers swear by the wings at Shelly's Back Room.

Duffy's Irish Pub

Duffy's is another solid option when it comes to wings.

Town Hall

Cheesy potato chips and seared scallops are found on the same menu at Glover Park's Town Hall.

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