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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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Dog Haus Biergarten Bethesda

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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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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.

Four tots varieties at Satellite Room
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The Blaguard

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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).

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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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Buffalo Billiards

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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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The Tombs

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The basement joint beneath 1789 offers a classic, nacho-style rendition of totchos for $8.

Totchos from The Tombs
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American Son

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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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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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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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Union Pub

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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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Penn Quarter Sports Tavern

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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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Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery

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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).

Hungover Hog
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Spacebar

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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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Dog Haus Biergarten Bethesda

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.

Chili-topped totchos from Dog Haus
Dog Haus/Facebook

Satellite Room

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.

Four tots varieties at Satellite Room
Satellite Room/Facebook

The Blaguard

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).

ChurchKey

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).

Churchkey
ChurchKey/Facebook

Buffalo Billiards

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.

Loaded tots at Buffalo Billiards
Jacquelyn W. /Yelp

The Tombs

Totchos from The Tombs
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The basement joint beneath 1789 offers a classic, nacho-style rendition of totchos for $8.

Totchos from The Tombs
The Tombs/Facebook

American Son

Tot poutine from American Son
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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
American Son/Facebook

GCDC

One of several totchos varieties at GCDC
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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
GCDC/Facebook

Tonic

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.”

Tots from Tonic
Alexis T./Yelp

Union Pub

Union Pub
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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.

Union Pub
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Penn Quarter Sports Tavern

Totchos from Penn Quarter Sports Tavern
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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
Penn Quarter Sports Tavern/Facebook

Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery

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).

Hungover Hog
Bayou Bakery [official]

Spacebar

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.

Totchos from Spacebar
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