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"Meatloaf, smeatloaf, double-beatloaf." Thus saith the little brother in "A Christmas Story," which features perhaps the most memorable meatloaf scene on the big screen. While not everyone appreciates this American classic, it remains a menu staple. Sure, it might not look appetizing, but done right, meatloaf can be downright crave-worthy. Here are a few places around town to get a comfort food meatloaf fix. And don't forget to share your favorite place to head when a meatloaf hankering strikes.
— Adele Chapin


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1. District Commons

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2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 587-8277
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Every Monday night at 10 p.m. District Common dishes out $12 plates of “Nana Sue’s” meatloaf as part of their late night Dinner Bell menu. Their meatloaf is accompanied by sides of scalloped potatoes and green beans.
2275 L St NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 730-2500
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It’s not always on the menu, but Ris Lacoste makes a mean meatloaf. The restaurant often offers the entree with mashed potatoes and green beans on “Meatloaf Monday,”

3. The Diner

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2453 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 232-8800
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Bacon fans shouldn’t miss The Diner’s decadent bacon-wrapped meatloaf topped with a tomato glaze and served with creamed corn and whipped potatoes.

4. Logan Tavern

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1423 P St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 332-3710
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Another bacon-wrapped meatloaf option is available at Logan Tavern. Their version involves veal, pork, and beef and a bacon shallot gravy.

5. Duplex Diner

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2004 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 265-7828
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The meatloaf is such a favorite at Duplex Diner that when the restaurant underwent renovations, the diner’s billboard declared that the meatloaf plate with a choice of tomato sauce or brown gravy wasn’t going anywhere.

6. Bayou

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2519 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 223-6941
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Vegetarian meatloaf: it does exist. Bayou’s version of veggie “meatloaf” involves mushrooms and a dousing of chipotle ketchup along with mashed potatoes and green beans

7. Ted's Bulletin

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505 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 544-8337
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Ketchup-glazed meatloaf at Ted’s Bulletin is based on Chef Eric Brannon’s mother’s meatloaf recipe.

8. Founding Farmers

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1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 822-8783
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Founding Farmers rounds out their down-home menu with a hearty slice of meatloaf. Vegans and vegetarians can try the meat-free “meatloaf” with a tomato cider glaze, wild mushroom gravy, and crispy onions.

9. The Majestic

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911 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 837-9117
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Ringing in at $22, the homestyle meatloaf with green beans, bacon, whipped potatoes and gravy is a mainstay at The Majestic in Old Town Alexandria.

10. C.F. Folks

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1225 19th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 293-0162
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Check the specials for meatloaf with mushroom gravy at C.F. Folks, the D.C. lunch favorite deemed an “American Classic” by the James Beard Foundation.

11. Greek Deli & Catering

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1120 19th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 296-2111
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Here’s another lunch spot that serves a meatloaf special that is beloved among regulars.

12. Satellite Room

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2047 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 506-2496
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Hipster diner Satellite Room’s menu includes a meatloaf with green beans and mashed potatoes. It’s too tasty to be ironic.

13. Red Apron Butcher

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8297 Glass Alley, Ste. 110
Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 676-3550
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One of the hot sandwich options at Red Apron is a baguette piled high with meatloaf, arugula, Calabrian chile aioli and sherried onions

14. Spacebar

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709 W Broad St
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 992-0777
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The grilled cheese specialists at Spacebar offer a meatloaf grilled cheese sandwich, with mozzarella and provolone on sourdough bread.

15. Teddy & the Bully Bar

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1200 19th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
Dupont newbie Teddy & the Bully Bar’s spin on meatloaf involves crispy potatoes and root vegetable puree.

16. Oohh’s & Aahh’s

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1005 U St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 667-7142
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This soul food establishment offers turkey meatloaf with all the usual sides.

17. Central Michel Richard

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1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 626-0015
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Pull out all the stops at Central with upscale, $25 meatloaf from Michel Richard.

18. Woodside Delicatessen

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9329 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 589-7055
This deli has just about everything on its menu, including hot meatloaf with whipped potatoes and gravy.

19. Tastee Diner

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7731 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 652-3970
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Tastee Diner (multiple locations) offers meatloaf as one of its Blue Plate specials.

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1. District Commons

2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
Every Monday night at 10 p.m. District Common dishes out $12 plates of “Nana Sue’s” meatloaf as part of their late night Dinner Bell menu. Their meatloaf is accompanied by sides of scalloped potatoes and green beans.
2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

2. Ris

2275 L St NW, Washington, DC 20037
It’s not always on the menu, but Ris Lacoste makes a mean meatloaf. The restaurant often offers the entree with mashed potatoes and green beans on “Meatloaf Monday,”
2275 L St NW
Washington, DC 20037

3. The Diner

2453 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Bacon fans shouldn’t miss The Diner’s decadent bacon-wrapped meatloaf topped with a tomato glaze and served with creamed corn and whipped potatoes.
2453 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

4. Logan Tavern

1423 P St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Another bacon-wrapped meatloaf option is available at Logan Tavern. Their version involves veal, pork, and beef and a bacon shallot gravy.
1423 P St NW
Washington, DC 20005

5. Duplex Diner

2004 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
The meatloaf is such a favorite at Duplex Diner that when the restaurant underwent renovations, the diner’s billboard declared that the meatloaf plate with a choice of tomato sauce or brown gravy wasn’t going anywhere.
2004 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

6. Bayou

2519 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037
Vegetarian meatloaf: it does exist. Bayou’s version of veggie “meatloaf” involves mushrooms and a dousing of chipotle ketchup along with mashed potatoes and green beans
2519 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037

7. Ted's Bulletin

505 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Ketchup-glazed meatloaf at Ted’s Bulletin is based on Chef Eric Brannon’s mother’s meatloaf recipe.
505 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

8. Founding Farmers

1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006
Founding Farmers rounds out their down-home menu with a hearty slice of meatloaf. Vegans and vegetarians can try the meat-free “meatloaf” with a tomato cider glaze, wild mushroom gravy, and crispy onions.
1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006

9. The Majestic

911 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Ringing in at $22, the homestyle meatloaf with green beans, bacon, whipped potatoes and gravy is a mainstay at The Majestic in Old Town Alexandria.
911 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314

10. C.F. Folks

1225 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Check the specials for meatloaf with mushroom gravy at C.F. Folks, the D.C. lunch favorite deemed an “American Classic” by the James Beard Foundation.
1225 19th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

11. Greek Deli & Catering

1120 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Here’s another lunch spot that serves a meatloaf special that is beloved among regulars.
1120 19th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

12. Satellite Room

2047 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Hipster diner Satellite Room’s menu includes a meatloaf with green beans and mashed potatoes. It’s too tasty to be ironic.
2047 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

13. Red Apron Butcher

8297 Glass Alley, Ste. 110, Fairfax, VA 22031
One of the hot sandwich options at Red Apron is a baguette piled high with meatloaf, arugula, Calabrian chile aioli and sherried onions
8297 Glass Alley, Ste. 110
Fairfax, VA 22031

14. Spacebar

709 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046
The grilled cheese specialists at Spacebar offer a meatloaf grilled cheese sandwich, with mozzarella and provolone on sourdough bread.
709 W Broad St
Falls Church, VA 22046

15. Teddy & the Bully Bar

1200 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Dupont newbie Teddy & the Bully Bar’s spin on meatloaf involves crispy potatoes and root vegetable puree.
1200 19th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

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16. Oohh’s & Aahh’s

1005 U St NW, Washington, DC 20001
This soul food establishment offers turkey meatloaf with all the usual sides.
1005 U St NW
Washington, DC 20001

17. Central Michel Richard

1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
Pull out all the stops at Central with upscale, $25 meatloaf from Michel Richard.
1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

18. Woodside Delicatessen

9329 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910
This deli has just about everything on its menu, including hot meatloaf with whipped potatoes and gravy.
9329 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910

19. Tastee Diner

7731 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
Tastee Diner (multiple locations) offers meatloaf as one of its Blue Plate specials.
7731 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

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