clock menu more-arrow no yes
Macon Bistro & Larder
Macon Bistro & Larder
R. Lopez

Put Pimento Cheese on It at 15 D.C. Restaurants

It's not just a spread anymore.

View as Map
Macon Bistro & Larder
| R. Lopez

Pimento cheese is a beloved part of Southern cuisine. It usually features a sharp cheddar or processed cheese like American or Velveeta combined with mayonnaise, pimentos, salt, and pepper. It's also not uncommon to spice it with Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, or jalapeños.

Though pimento cheese is commonly served as a spread on crackers or chips, it's making its way on to sandwiches and burgers around town. It's easy to find pimento cheese in one of the many new Southern restaurants cropping up around D.C.

As Jackie's in Silver Spring closes at the end of the month, there isn't much time left to enjoy one of the area's original options — Elvis sliders. But there's always hope they'll pop up on the menu at one of owner Jackie Greenbaum's other restaurants.

If not, there are certainly plenty of other places to enjoy a pimento cheese burger. Here are 15 local spots with the spread on the menu.

Read More
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Burger Tap & Shake Foggy Bottom

Copy Link
2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20052
(202) 587-6258
Visit Website
True to pimento cheese's origins is the Southern Comfort burger at BTS. The beef patty is topped with fried green tomato, Vidalia onions, and a bread and butter pickle along with pimento cheese.

2. Cheesetique

Copy Link
2411 Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301
(703) 706-5300
Visit Website
At Cheesetique, enjoy a grilled pimento cheese with a recommended pairing of gewurztraminer. It features a special blend of Adam's reserve cheddar, Dragon's Breath, and Dubliner cheeses.

3. District Commons

Copy Link
2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 587-8277
Visit Website
At District Commons, they serve pimento cheese in the form of fritters with green tomato chutney for dipping.

4. Due South

Copy Link
301 Water St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 479-4616
Visit Website
At this waterfront restaurant, get a bacon pimento cheese burger with tobacco onion and dill pickles on brioche. It's served with a side of herbed fries.
Kochfoto/Facebook

5. Founding Farmers

Copy Link
1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 822-8783
Visit Website
At breakfast, find pimento cheese on Founding Farmer's Hangover Hash, which features steak chili, poached egg, and biscuit.

6. Jack Rose Dining Saloon

Copy Link
2007 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 588-7388
Visit Website
Get the Big Jack Burger with homemade bacon, fried shallots, and pimento cheese. It's served with a side of fries or salad.

7. Jackie's Restaurant

Copy Link
8081 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 565-9700
Visit Website
There are less than three weeks left to enjoy Jackie's classic Elvis sliders. These little sliders come with pimento cheese with lettuce, tomato, and pickle.

8. Macon Bistro & Larder

Copy Link
5520 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20015
(202) 248-7807
Visit Website
For a rich treatment of pimento cheese, there's the Macon burger with pork belly, and collards served with crispy herbed fingerling potatoes.

9. Magnolia's on King

Copy Link
703 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 838-9090
Magnolia's serves its pimento cheese burger with a fried green tomato, along with a side of fries.

10. Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. Pop-Up

Copy Link
1309 5th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(540) 300-6322
Visit Website
At Mason Dixie in Union Market, get a breakfast biscuit with fried egg and bacon topped with pimento cheese.

11. NoPa Kitchen + Bar

Copy Link
800 F St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 347-4667
Visit Website
Nopa's pimento cheese burger is topped with bacon jam and Japanese Kewpie aioli, a sweeter take than the American stuff.

12. Red Apron Butchery

Copy Link
709 D St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 524-5244
Visit Website
Red Apron serves two pimento cheese options. At breakfast, get a tigelle with tasso ham, egg, and spicy pimento cheese. At dinner, get a grilled pimento cheese on toasted Pullman loaf.

13. Right Proper Brewing Company

Copy Link
624 T St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 607-2337
Visit Website
At Right Proper, find a grilled vegetable sandwich on naan, featuring artichoke hearts, caramelized onions, and piquillo peppers topped with pimento cheese.

14. Succotash

Copy Link
186 Waterfront St
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
(301) 567-8900
No surprise this Southern restaurant serves a pimento cheese burger. This one is topped with slab bacon jam and served with French fries.

15. Maison-Dixon Hot Chicken

Copy Link
This Southern pop-up (currently planning appearances at Capitol Lounge) regularly features a grilled pimento cheese sandwich made with cheddar cheese, diced pimentos, and a mayo-based sauce.

1. Burger Tap & Shake Foggy Bottom

2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20052
True to pimento cheese's origins is the Southern Comfort burger at BTS. The beef patty is topped with fried green tomato, Vidalia onions, and a bread and butter pickle along with pimento cheese.
2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20052

2. Cheesetique

2411 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301
At Cheesetique, enjoy a grilled pimento cheese with a recommended pairing of gewurztraminer. It features a special blend of Adam's reserve cheddar, Dragon's Breath, and Dubliner cheeses.
2411 Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301

3. District Commons

2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
At District Commons, they serve pimento cheese in the form of fritters with green tomato chutney for dipping.
2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

4. Due South

301 Water St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
Kochfoto/Facebook
At this waterfront restaurant, get a bacon pimento cheese burger with tobacco onion and dill pickles on brioche. It's served with a side of herbed fries.
301 Water St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

5. Founding Farmers

1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
At breakfast, find pimento cheese on Founding Farmer's Hangover Hash, which features steak chili, poached egg, and biscuit.
1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

6. Jack Rose Dining Saloon

2007 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Get the Big Jack Burger with homemade bacon, fried shallots, and pimento cheese. It's served with a side of fries or salad.
2007 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

7. Jackie's Restaurant

8081 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910
There are less than three weeks left to enjoy Jackie's classic Elvis sliders. These little sliders come with pimento cheese with lettuce, tomato, and pickle.
8081 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910

8. Macon Bistro & Larder

5520 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20015
For a rich treatment of pimento cheese, there's the Macon burger with pork belly, and collards served with crispy herbed fingerling potatoes.
5520 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20015

9. Magnolia's on King

703 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Magnolia's serves its pimento cheese burger with a fried green tomato, along with a side of fries.
703 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314

10. Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. Pop-Up

1309 5th St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
At Mason Dixie in Union Market, get a breakfast biscuit with fried egg and bacon topped with pimento cheese.
1309 5th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

11. NoPa Kitchen + Bar

800 F St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
Nopa's pimento cheese burger is topped with bacon jam and Japanese Kewpie aioli, a sweeter take than the American stuff.
800 F St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

12. Red Apron Butchery

709 D St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
Red Apron serves two pimento cheese options. At breakfast, get a tigelle with tasso ham, egg, and spicy pimento cheese. At dinner, get a grilled pimento cheese on toasted Pullman loaf.
709 D St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

13. Right Proper Brewing Company

624 T St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
At Right Proper, find a grilled vegetable sandwich on naan, featuring artichoke hearts, caramelized onions, and piquillo peppers topped with pimento cheese.
624 T St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

14. Succotash

186 Waterfront St, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
No surprise this Southern restaurant serves a pimento cheese burger. This one is topped with slab bacon jam and served with French fries.
186 Waterfront St
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

15. Maison-Dixon Hot Chicken

Washington, D.C.
This Southern pop-up (currently planning appearances at Capitol Lounge) regularly features a grilled pimento cheese sandwich made with cheddar cheese, diced pimentos, and a mayo-based sauce.

Related Maps