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Eight Sports Bars Where Eater Readers Get Decent Food

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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.

1. Redline Sports Lounge

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707 G St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 347-1248
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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.

2. Cleveland Park Bar And Grill

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3421 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 806-8940
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Cleveland Park Bar & Grill's specialties include Italian dishes and pizza.

3. Nellie's Sports Bar

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900 U St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 332-6355
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The gay-friendly Nellie's delivers solid burgers, salads and some less traditional items like arepas and empanadas.

4. Justin's Café

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1025 1st St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 652-1009
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Justin's is one of the only options in town near Nationals Ballpark. Sample pizzas, soups and bison burgers there.

5. Dogwood Tavern

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132 W Broad St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 237-8333
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Have a hefty plate of nachos, or even some oysters on the half shell at Falls Church's Dogwood Tavern.

6. Shelly's Back Room

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1331 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 737-3003
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Eater readers swear by the wings at Shelly's Back Room.

7. Duffy's Irish Pub

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2106 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 265-3413
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Duffy's is another solid option when it comes to wings.

8. Town Hall

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2340 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-5640
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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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1. Redline Sports Lounge

707 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Redline's fare is certainly atypical for sports bars. Menu items include tuna tartare spring rolls, gator three ways and kobe "haute" dogs.
707 G St NW
Washington, DC 20001

2. Cleveland Park Bar And Grill

3421 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008
Cleveland Park Bar & Grill's specialties include Italian dishes and pizza.
3421 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008

3. Nellie's Sports Bar

900 U St NW, Washington, DC 20001
The gay-friendly Nellie's delivers solid burgers, salads and some less traditional items like arepas and empanadas.
900 U St NW
Washington, DC 20001

4. Justin's Café

1025 1st St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Justin's is one of the only options in town near Nationals Ballpark. Sample pizzas, soups and bison burgers there.
1025 1st St SE
Washington, DC 20003

5. Dogwood Tavern

132 W Broad St., Falls Church, VA 22046
Have a hefty plate of nachos, or even some oysters on the half shell at Falls Church's Dogwood Tavern.
132 W Broad St.
Falls Church, VA 22046

6. Shelly's Back Room

1331 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Eater readers swear by the wings at Shelly's Back Room.
1331 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004

7. Duffy's Irish Pub

2106 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
Duffy's is another solid option when it comes to wings.
2106 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

8. Town Hall

2340 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20007
Cheesy potato chips and seared scallops are found on the same menu at Glover Park's Town Hall.
2340 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007

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