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Link Up With These Outstanding D.C. Sausages

It's a sausage fest these days in D.C. and everyone's invited

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D.C. is well known for Ben's Chili Bowl and various other takes on the half-smoke sausage, a slightly-spicy treat best topped with a hearty portion of mustard, onions, and chili. But that's not the only dish fans of delicious forcemeats (another term for fat and meat blended together) need to seek out in the District. The city is home to many restaurants and bars churning out grilled and smoked links — and many are even homemade.

Though summer grilling and picnic season may be over, fall is still a great time to chomp into a juicy sausage. Many bars, breweries, and restaurants are celebrating German Oktoberfest this time of year, with brats of all kinds hitting menus. And cooler, less humid temperatures mean more meat consumption with less risk of the notorious meat sweats.

So if the sausage craving is calling, D.C. has it covered. Here are some the best places in town for tasty links of all sorts, including no-frill dive bars to upscale butchery operations. And with the upcoming opening of HalfSmoke in Shaw, even more are soon to come.

Fan of currywurst? Check out last year's Oktoberfest celebration of the dish.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Biergarten Haus

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1355 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 388-4053
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Although it's arguably a destination more popular for drinking than eating, the German Biergarten Haus offers a decent food menu. Diners can build their own sausage platter with choice of bratwurst, knockwurst and Bauernwurst. Prices range from $14 for one to $20 for three.

2. Cafe Mozart

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1331 H St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 347-5732
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The unassuming Cafe Mozart is the place to be for Oktoberfest vibes at any time of year. Currently on special is a plate of sausage goulash ($23), a variety of sausages topped with gravy served alongside potato salad, bread dumpling, and spaetzle. There are plenty of year-round options too, including chicken and apple sausage and traditional Berlin currywurst.

3. DBGB Kitchen and Bar

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931 H St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 695-7660
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The D.C. location of this vibrant Daniel Bouloud project features several housemade sausages including "Tunisienne" with lamb and mint merguez, a Thai blend of pork and lemongrass, and a Beajoulais variety with pork, mushroom, bacon, and red wine.

4. Del Campo

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777 I St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 289-7377
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Chef Victor Albisuo grills up several tasty sausages at his Argentinian steakhouse, including two types of chorizo and a take on morcilla (blood sausage).
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247 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 505-1384
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Sausages are front and center at this sandwich shop, which cranks out grilled delights such as the classic half smoke, salt and pepper chicken, and even a veggie-friendly sausage.

6. Old Europe

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2434 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 333-7600
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Glover Park's Old Europe is 100% old school German eating. The house sausage combo is a plate of handmade brautwurst, Bauernwurst, and weisswurst served with sauerkraut, potato dumplings, and gravy.

7. Roofers Union

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2446 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 232-7663
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Flip to the "stuffed and stacked" section of Marjorie Meek-Bradley's menu for sausage goodness in the form of chicken, beer-braised bratwurst, veal heart and an adouille corn dog.

8. Rural Society

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1177 15th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 587-2629
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Chef Jose Garces is also in on the Argentinian steakhouse game in D.C., and the menu at Rural Society is highlighted by housemade sausages such as beer and pork chorizo, lamb sweetbread, morcilla, and chorizo con queso.

9. Sotto

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1610 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 545-3459
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Head under ground to meat-centric Sotto, where sausages are $14 each or $21 for a sampler. Current selections include smoke (beef, smoke, worcestershire), merguez, and fennel with chili.

10. Stachowski Market & Deli

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1425 28th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 506-3125
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This Georgetown deli is known for its huge sandwiches and quality meats, including sausages made daily. A hot Italian sausage or kielbasa sub makes for a filling meal, and the full menu (subject to availability) rocks too. It's hard to say "no" to Cajun andouille, Thai chicken, and fresh duck sausage. And that's just the beginning.

11. The Partisan

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709 D St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 524-5322
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The Partisan gets huge assistance on its sausage game from neighboring Red Apron butcher. The revamped menu is full of snack-able goods like spreadable spicy 'nduja and a variety sausage board.

12. The Pig

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1320 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 290-2821
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With a name like The Pig and a focus on nose-to-tail cooking, it's no surprise to find lots of sausage at this Logan Circle meat spot. The menu ranges from bierwurst to pork and veal bockwurst, and of course, a variety tasting board.

1. Biergarten Haus

1355 H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
Although it's arguably a destination more popular for drinking than eating, the German Biergarten Haus offers a decent food menu. Diners can build their own sausage platter with choice of bratwurst, knockwurst and Bauernwurst. Prices range from $14 for one to $20 for three.
1355 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

2. Cafe Mozart

1331 H St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
The unassuming Cafe Mozart is the place to be for Oktoberfest vibes at any time of year. Currently on special is a plate of sausage goulash ($23), a variety of sausages topped with gravy served alongside potato salad, bread dumpling, and spaetzle. There are plenty of year-round options too, including chicken and apple sausage and traditional Berlin currywurst.
1331 H St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

3. DBGB Kitchen and Bar

931 H St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
The D.C. location of this vibrant Daniel Bouloud project features several housemade sausages including "Tunisienne" with lamb and mint merguez, a Thai blend of pork and lemongrass, and a Beajoulais variety with pork, mushroom, bacon, and red wine.
931 H St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

4. Del Campo

777 I St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Gerry Suchy/Eater.com
Chef Victor Albisuo grills up several tasty sausages at his Argentinian steakhouse, including two types of chorizo and a take on morcilla (blood sausage).
777 I St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

5. Meats & Foods

247 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Sausages are front and center at this sandwich shop, which cranks out grilled delights such as the classic half smoke, salt and pepper chicken, and even a veggie-friendly sausage.
247 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

6. Old Europe

2434 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
Glover Park's Old Europe is 100% old school German eating. The house sausage combo is a plate of handmade brautwurst, Bauernwurst, and weisswurst served with sauerkraut, potato dumplings, and gravy.
2434 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

7. Roofers Union

2446 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Flip to the "stuffed and stacked" section of Marjorie Meek-Bradley's menu for sausage goodness in the form of chicken, beer-braised bratwurst, veal heart and an adouille corn dog.
2446 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

8. Rural Society

1177 15th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
Chef Jose Garces is also in on the Argentinian steakhouse game in D.C., and the menu at Rural Society is highlighted by housemade sausages such as beer and pork chorizo, lamb sweetbread, morcilla, and chorizo con queso.
1177 15th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

9. Sotto

1610 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Head under ground to meat-centric Sotto, where sausages are $14 each or $21 for a sampler. Current selections include smoke (beef, smoke, worcestershire), merguez, and fennel with chili.
1610 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

10. Stachowski Market & Deli

1425 28th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
This Georgetown deli is known for its huge sandwiches and quality meats, including sausages made daily. A hot Italian sausage or kielbasa sub makes for a filling meal, and the full menu (subject to availability) rocks too. It's hard to say "no" to Cajun andouille, Thai chicken, and fresh duck sausage. And that's just the beginning.
1425 28th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

11. The Partisan

709 D St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
The Partisan gets huge assistance on its sausage game from neighboring Red Apron butcher. The revamped menu is full of snack-able goods like spreadable spicy 'nduja and a variety sausage board.
709 D St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

12. The Pig

1320 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
With a name like The Pig and a focus on nose-to-tail cooking, it's no surprise to find lots of sausage at this Logan Circle meat spot. The menu ranges from bierwurst to pork and veal bockwurst, and of course, a variety tasting board.
1320 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

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