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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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District Commons

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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.

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,”

The Diner

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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.

Logan Tavern

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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.

Duplex Diner

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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.

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

Ted's Bulletin

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Ketchup-glazed meatloaf at Ted’s Bulletin is based on Chef Eric Brannon’s mother’s meatloaf recipe.

Founding Farmers

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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.

The Majestic

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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.

C.F. Folks

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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.

Greek Deli & Catering

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Here’s another lunch spot that serves a meatloaf special that is beloved among regulars.

Satellite Room

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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.

Red Apron Butcher

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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

Spacebar

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The grilled cheese specialists at Spacebar offer a meatloaf grilled cheese sandwich, with mozzarella and provolone on sourdough bread.

Teddy & the Bully Bar

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Dupont newbie Teddy & the Bully Bar’s spin on meatloaf involves crispy potatoes and root vegetable puree.

Oohh’s & Aahh’s

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This soul food establishment offers turkey meatloaf with all the usual sides.

Central Michel Richard

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Pull out all the stops at Central with upscale, $25 meatloaf from Michel Richard.

Woodside Delicatessen

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This deli has just about everything on its menu, including hot meatloaf with whipped potatoes and gravy.

Tastee Diner

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Tastee Diner (multiple locations) offers meatloaf as one of its Blue Plate specials.

District Commons

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.

Ris

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,”

The Diner

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.

Logan Tavern

Another bacon-wrapped meatloaf option is available at Logan Tavern. Their version involves veal, pork, and beef and a bacon shallot gravy.

Duplex Diner

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.

Bayou

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

Ted's Bulletin

Ketchup-glazed meatloaf at Ted’s Bulletin is based on Chef Eric Brannon’s mother’s meatloaf recipe.

Founding Farmers

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.

The Majestic

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.

C.F. Folks

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.

Greek Deli & Catering

Here’s another lunch spot that serves a meatloaf special that is beloved among regulars.

Satellite Room

Hipster diner Satellite Room’s menu includes a meatloaf with green beans and mashed potatoes. It’s too tasty to be ironic.

Red Apron Butcher

One of the hot sandwich options at Red Apron is a baguette piled high with meatloaf, arugula, Calabrian chile aioli and sherried onions

Spacebar

The grilled cheese specialists at Spacebar offer a meatloaf grilled cheese sandwich, with mozzarella and provolone on sourdough bread.

Teddy & the Bully Bar

Dupont newbie Teddy & the Bully Bar’s spin on meatloaf involves crispy potatoes and root vegetable puree.

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Oohh’s & Aahh’s

This soul food establishment offers turkey meatloaf with all the usual sides.

Central Michel Richard

Pull out all the stops at Central with upscale, $25 meatloaf from Michel Richard.

Woodside Delicatessen

This deli has just about everything on its menu, including hot meatloaf with whipped potatoes and gravy.

Tastee Diner

Tastee Diner (multiple locations) offers meatloaf as one of its Blue Plate specials.

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