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Tired of Tapas? Where to Avoid Small Plates on 14th St.

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It seems like a new small plates restaurant opens just about every week along the 14th Street corridor. There's Kapnos, Barcelona Wine Bar, Etto, and Doi Moi, just to name a few. And that's not even including all the established small plates restaurants around there, like Cork Wine Bar, Estadio, Masa 14 and Bar Pilar. It seems like, backlash aside, small plates are here to stay. What's a hungry diner in a trendy neighborhood to do? Eater has rounded up those restaurants on 14th Street that appeal to those who are tired of tapas, busy entertaining Midwestern relatives with small plates skepticism, or simply not in the mood to share dinner with a crowd. Seek out these places, and be sure to try the hearty dishes highlighted.

Have another favorite non-tapas restaurant around 14th Street (or a favorite dish to order there)? Let us know about it in the comments.

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Ted's Bulletin

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The dish: Buttermilk Country Fried steak
Ted's fries cube steak and serves it with black pepper gravy and two sides.

Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro

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The dish: Miniburgers
A diner could get full on the onion straws alone atop Matchbox's miniburgers. Even a small order of three can be daunting.

Le Diplomate

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The dish: Steak frites
Le Diplomate delivers one of the best versions in the city, and doesn't skimp on the perfectly-cooked fries.

Garden District

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The dish: The Garden District burger
Seasonal restaurant Garden District (formerly The Standard) is best known for its barbecue, but delivers one of the city's underrated burgers as well.

Birch & Barley

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The dish: Chicken and waffles
Come to Birch & Barley for brunch, where the generously portioned chicken & waffles are served with buttered pecans and maple chicken jus.

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

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The dish: Braised Duck & Oyster Gumbo
Pearl Dive has several gumbos to choose from on its menu; this one is a good choice for the cooler months.

The dish: Chimay Mussels
Mussels tend to be a good bang for the buck dish — B Too has several options, including this one with endive, celery, Chimay cheese and beer.

Chix Dos

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The dish: Quarter chicken with two sides
Chix is one of 14th Streets go-to lunch options - a quarter chicken and two sides only sets diners back $8.99.

Great Wall Szechuan

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The dish: Twice-cooked pork
It's hard to go wrong when ordering from the Ma-la (spicy) menu at this longtime Chinese restaurant - ma po tofu, dan dan noodles and this pork dish are all specialties.

Taqueria Nacional

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The dish: Huevos rancheros
This breakfast dish at the relocated restaurant involves two fried eggs, tortillas, sauce, cheese and beans, all for $6.50.

Cafe Saint-Ex

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The dish: Roast chicken
This longtime neighborhood standby delivers the classic dish with an Asian twist, including rice noodles and peanuts.

Fast Gourmet

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The dish: The Chivito
The multi-meat Chivito is one of the most iconic offerings from this late night sandwich spot.

Taylor Gourmet

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The dish: the Federal Street
Taylor just launched a new menu today; this addition features two types of capicola, salami and pepperoni.

Pho Viet

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The dish: #11 Beef special
This pho offering combines several cuts, including beef eye round (or well done Brisket), flank, soft tendon & meat balls

G Sandwich Shop

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The dish: Spring lamb sandwich
Kapnos may be small plates central, but sister restaurant G serves up huge sandwiches next door (not to mention a tasting menu at night).

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Ted's Bulletin

The dish: Buttermilk Country Fried steak
Ted's fries cube steak and serves it with black pepper gravy and two sides.

Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro

The dish: Miniburgers
A diner could get full on the onion straws alone atop Matchbox's miniburgers. Even a small order of three can be daunting.

Le Diplomate

The dish: Steak frites
Le Diplomate delivers one of the best versions in the city, and doesn't skimp on the perfectly-cooked fries.

Garden District

The dish: The Garden District burger
Seasonal restaurant Garden District (formerly The Standard) is best known for its barbecue, but delivers one of the city's underrated burgers as well.

Birch & Barley

The dish: Chicken and waffles
Come to Birch & Barley for brunch, where the generously portioned chicken & waffles are served with buttered pecans and maple chicken jus.

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

The dish: Braised Duck & Oyster Gumbo
Pearl Dive has several gumbos to choose from on its menu; this one is a good choice for the cooler months.

B Too

The dish: Chimay Mussels
Mussels tend to be a good bang for the buck dish — B Too has several options, including this one with endive, celery, Chimay cheese and beer.

Chix Dos

The dish: Quarter chicken with two sides
Chix is one of 14th Streets go-to lunch options - a quarter chicken and two sides only sets diners back $8.99.

Great Wall Szechuan

The dish: Twice-cooked pork
It's hard to go wrong when ordering from the Ma-la (spicy) menu at this longtime Chinese restaurant - ma po tofu, dan dan noodles and this pork dish are all specialties.

Taqueria Nacional

The dish: Huevos rancheros
This breakfast dish at the relocated restaurant involves two fried eggs, tortillas, sauce, cheese and beans, all for $6.50.

Cafe Saint-Ex

The dish: Roast chicken
This longtime neighborhood standby delivers the classic dish with an Asian twist, including rice noodles and peanuts.

Fast Gourmet

The dish: The Chivito
The multi-meat Chivito is one of the most iconic offerings from this late night sandwich spot.

Taylor Gourmet

The dish: the Federal Street
Taylor just launched a new menu today; this addition features two types of capicola, salami and pepperoni.

Pho Viet

The dish: #11 Beef special
This pho offering combines several cuts, including beef eye round (or well done Brisket), flank, soft tendon & meat balls

G Sandwich Shop

The dish: Spring lamb sandwich
Kapnos may be small plates central, but sister restaurant G serves up huge sandwiches next door (not to mention a tasting menu at night).

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