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Where to Try Totchos Around Town

The only thing that beats tater tots: tots with toppings

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Totchos, a cutesy name for tater tot nachos, have become a bar food mainstay in the D.C. area in recent years. While tater tots already feel nostalgic and decadent, topping the fried potato nubbins with ingredients like bacon and cheese only heightens the appeal. In D.C., totchos come topped with everything from hoisin sauce to cheese curds and gravy.

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1. Dog Haus Biergarten Bethesda

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7904 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 652-4287
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This relatively new addition to Bethesda has an entire selection of totchos combinations. Chili cheese tots, nacho cheese tots, and “love boat” tots (chili and slaw) are among the offerings.

Chili-topped totchos from Dog Haus
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2. Satellite Room

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2047 9th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 506-2496
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Satellite Room has six versions of loaded tots ($6 each). Decide between tater tot poutine, poblano cheese tots, buffalo tots, Old Bay tots, loaded, and pizza tots.

Four tots varieties at Satellite Room
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3. The Blaguard

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2003 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 232-9005
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This neighborhood bar considers itself the original home of totchos in D.C. Whether or not this is true, there’s no denying it has some mean renditions of the dish. Choose from bacon and cheddar, buffalo and bleu cheese, barbecue chicken, or Irish-style ($8).

4. ChurchKey

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1337 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 567-2576
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This Logan Circle favorite for beer also serves tot poutine: tater tots topped with brown gravy, cheese curds, and scallions ($12).

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5. Buffalo Billiards

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1330 19th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 331-7665
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Regular tater tots are an option at this pool hall, but diners looking for decadance can upgrade them for an additional $3 with cheese, bacon, spring onions, and sour cream.

Loaded tots at Buffalo Billiards
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6. The Tombs

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1226 36th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 337-6668
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The basement joint beneath 1789 offers a classic, nacho-style rendition of totchos for $8.

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7. American Son

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1201 K St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 900-8416
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The late night menu from this new addition to the scene from chef Tim Ma includes a tater tot poutine topped with gochujang sauce, scallion, and hoisin sauce for $14.

Tot poutine from American Son
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8. GCDC

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1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 393-4232
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GCDC is a grilled cheese bar, but they also serve plenty of other dishes that make cheese the star. The tots menu includes loaded tots, poutine tots, and chili tots, all priced at $11.

One of several totchos varieties at GCDC
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9. Tonic

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2036 G St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 296-0211
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Tots are one of Tonic’s most well-known dishes. They have several versions of totchos, whether it be a classic take ($14), pork green chili tots ($14), or buffalo chicken tots ($13). They even call their boneless chicken bites “chicken tots.”

Tots from Tonic
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10. Union Pub

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201 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 546-7200
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This Capitol Hill hangout has an entire section of the menu dedicated to drunk food, and totchos are prominently featured. The chicken totchos are topped with cheddar cheese, avocado, chicken, jalapenos, salsa, sour cream, and chipotle ranch ($13.98). The Old Bay crab tots include crab dip, Old Bay, and diced tomatoes ($14.98). There are also buffalo chicken totchos for $13.98.

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11. Penn Quarter Sports Tavern

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639 Indiana Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 347-6666
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For a $2 charge, this sports bar upgrades its standard $13 nachos (with chili verde, grilled chicken, tomatoes, jalapeños, cheddar cheese, sour cream and guacamole) to totchos.

Totchos from Penn Quarter Sports Tavern
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12. Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery

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1515 N Courthouse Rd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 243-2410
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Bayou Bakery offers the Hungover Hog during brunch, a dish featuring tots smothered in barbecue pork, country ham gravy, and a poached egg ($14).

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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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Totchos are a major draw at Spacebar (and its sister bar in Arlington, Galaxy Hut). Tots can be loaded with any of the more than 50 toppings on the DIY menu for grilled cheeses and totchos ($4/small, $5.50/large + toppings). There’s everything from pulled pork and pastrami to eggs and avocado to banana peppers and dill pickles.

Totchos from Spacebar
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1. Dog Haus Biergarten Bethesda

7904 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
Chili-topped totchos from Dog Haus
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This relatively new addition to Bethesda has an entire selection of totchos combinations. Chili cheese tots, nacho cheese tots, and “love boat” tots (chili and slaw) are among the offerings.

7904 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

2. Satellite Room

2047 9th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Four tots varieties at Satellite Room
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Satellite Room has six versions of loaded tots ($6 each). Decide between tater tot poutine, poblano cheese tots, buffalo tots, Old Bay tots, loaded, and pizza tots.

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

3. The Blaguard

2003 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

This neighborhood bar considers itself the original home of totchos in D.C. Whether or not this is true, there’s no denying it has some mean renditions of the dish. Choose from bacon and cheddar, buffalo and bleu cheese, barbecue chicken, or Irish-style ($8).

2003 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

4. ChurchKey

1337 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
Churchkey
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This Logan Circle favorite for beer also serves tot poutine: tater tots topped with brown gravy, cheese curds, and scallions ($12).

1337 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

5. Buffalo Billiards

1330 19th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Loaded tots at Buffalo Billiards
Jacquelyn W. /Yelp

Regular tater tots are an option at this pool hall, but diners looking for decadance can upgrade them for an additional $3 with cheese, bacon, spring onions, and sour cream.

1330 19th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

6. The Tombs

1226 36th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
Totchos from The Tombs
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The basement joint beneath 1789 offers a classic, nacho-style rendition of totchos for $8.

1226 36th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

7. American Son

1201 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Tot poutine from American Son
American Son/Facebook

The late night menu from this new addition to the scene from chef Tim Ma includes a tater tot poutine topped with gochujang sauce, scallion, and hoisin sauce for $14.

1201 K St NW
Washington, DC 20005

8. GCDC

1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
One of several totchos varieties at GCDC
GCDC/Facebook

GCDC is a grilled cheese bar, but they also serve plenty of other dishes that make cheese the star. The tots menu includes loaded tots, poutine tots, and chili tots, all priced at $11.

1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

9. Tonic

2036 G St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Tots from Tonic
Alexis T./Yelp

Tots are one of Tonic’s most well-known dishes. They have several versions of totchos, whether it be a classic take ($14), pork green chili tots ($14), or buffalo chicken tots ($13). They even call their boneless chicken bites “chicken tots.”

2036 G St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

10. Union Pub

201 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
Union Pub
Union Pub [official photo]

This Capitol Hill hangout has an entire section of the menu dedicated to drunk food, and totchos are prominently featured. The chicken totchos are topped with cheddar cheese, avocado, chicken, jalapenos, salsa, sour cream, and chipotle ranch ($13.98). The Old Bay crab tots include crab dip, Old Bay, and diced tomatoes ($14.98). There are also buffalo chicken totchos for $13.98.

201 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

11. Penn Quarter Sports Tavern

639 Indiana Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
Totchos from Penn Quarter Sports Tavern
Penn Quarter Sports Tavern/Facebook

For a $2 charge, this sports bar upgrades its standard $13 nachos (with chili verde, grilled chicken, tomatoes, jalapeños, cheddar cheese, sour cream and guacamole) to totchos.

639 Indiana Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

12. Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery

1515 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 22201
Hungover Hog
Bayou Bakery [official]

Bayou Bakery offers the Hungover Hog during brunch, a dish featuring tots smothered in barbecue pork, country ham gravy, and a poached egg ($14).

1515 N Courthouse Rd
Arlington, VA 22201

13. Spacebar

709 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046
Totchos from Spacebar
Missy Frederick/Eater

Totchos are a major draw at Spacebar (and its sister bar in Arlington, Galaxy Hut). Tots can be loaded with any of the more than 50 toppings on the DIY menu for grilled cheeses and totchos ($4/small, $5.50/large + toppings). There’s everything from pulled pork and pastrami to eggs and avocado to banana peppers and dill pickles.

709 W Broad St
Falls Church, VA 22046

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