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The Washington, DC area has a wide variety of restaurants and bars. Experience cuisines from all over the world at formal dining, casual or family friendly restaurants and sports bars in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. Find restaurant reviews and information about food & wine events, restaurant directories, and bar listings.
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  2. Asian Restaurants (23)
  3. Best of DC (24)
  4. Breakfast (7)
  5. Caterers
  6. Cooking Classes (8)
  7. Farmers Markets (8)
  8. Food Events (36)
  9. French Restaurants (19)
  10. Greek Restaurants (3)
  11. Holiday Dining (9)
  12. Indian Restaurants (10)
  13. Irish Restaurants and Pubs (2)
  14. Italian Restaurants (25)
  15. Mexican Restaurants (10)
  16. Outdoor Dining (5)
  17. Pre-Theater Dining (5)
  18. Restaurant Reviews (114)
  19. Seafood Restaurants (22)
  20. Spanish Tapas Restaurants (4)
  21. Sports Bars (12)
  22. Steak Restaurants (16)
  23. Wine (28)

Historic Restaurants in the Washington DC Area
Learn about the oldest taverns and inns in the Washington DC capital region.

Maryland Food – Specialty Foods of Maryland
Learn about the foods of the state of Maryland, including Chesapeake Bay seafood, Maryland agricultural products and more.

Virginia Foods - Specialty Foods of Virginia
Learn about the foods of the state of Virginia, including wine, seafood, ham, agricultural products and more.

38 Great Washington DC Party Venues
Washington DC’s best restaurants offer inviting private dining spaces for holiday parties, business dinners, birthday parties, anniversary parties and more. See a guide to the best party venues in the nation's capital.

Restaurants and Dining Near the National Mall in Washington, DC
Find recommendations for dining near the National Mall in Washington, DC. From food courts to museum dining to street vendors, find out where to eat in downtown Washington, DC.

Best Kid-friendly Restaurants in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia
Find the best kid-friendly restaurants in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. Find the Washington, DC area's best restaurants for a reasonably priced meal with good food and service catered to kids.

Washington DC Restaurants - An Index to DC Area Restaurants
See a complete guide to restaurants in Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia, including restaurants arranged by type of cuisine and by neighborhood. Read restaurant reviews and find the best restaurants in the Washington DC area. Find restaurant events and holiday dining suggestions.

DC Liquor Laws – Drinking Laws and Regulations
See an overview of DC Liquor Laws, including the legal drinking age, the hours that alcohol may be purchased or served, and other laws related to liquor consumption in the District of Columbia.

Restaurants and Bars Near Nationals Park in Washington DC
Find restaurants and bars, nightlife and entertainment near Nationals Park, Washington DC's baseball stadium

Food Trucks in Washington DC
Hungry? Don’t have the time or money to sit in a restaurant? If you want a quick bite to eat in Washington DC, food trucks provide a variety of quick and inexpensive dining options beyond the typical hotdog and a pretzel. Here is a guide to food carts in the Washington DC area.

Best Georgetown Restaurants - Washington DC
Georgetown has many fine restaurants offering a wide range of cuisine from contemporary American to Mediterranean, to French or Latin American fare. Here is a guide to Georgetown's best restaurants. (Listed in alphabetical order)

Eat Cheap in Washington, DC
When you want to eat out and eat cheap, there are plenty of places to find casual, tasty fare in Washington, DC. Check out these local favorites.

Best Restaurants in the Washington, DC Area
Find the best food, service and ambiance in the Washington, DC Area, including Maryland and Virginia

Crystal City Restaurants - Crystal City, Virginia
Looking for places to dine in Crystal City? Here is a guide to the restaurants in Crystal City, Virginia.

Most Romantic Restaurants in the Washington, DC Area
Looking for romance? The Washington, DC area offers an extensive selection of romantic restaurants.

Washington, DC Restaurants with a Great View
Which Washington, DC Restaurants have the best view? Find fine dining with a great view in Washington, DC

Georgetown Waterfront Restaurants - Dining at Washington Harbour
See a guide to the waterfront restaurants in Georgetown, these popular restaurants offer seasonal outdoor dining and Sunday brunch

Best Beer Pubs & Breweries in the Washington, DC Area
Find the best selection of beer at Beer Pubs & Breweries in the Washington, DC Area, Beer and Brewpubs in downtown Washington, DC, and the Maryland and Virginia suburbs

Favorite Food Street Vendors in Washington DC
Do you have a favorite food street vendor in Washington DC? Tell others the name, location and why you like this street vendor. Share your experience.

Best Alexandria Restaurants
Alexandria, Virginia has a variety of great restaurants from casual eateries to elegant fine dining establishments. Here is a guide to the best restaurants in Alexandria.

Tea Rooms and Tea Stores in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia
Enjoy afternoon tea at a tea room or tea specialty store in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia, see the best tea rooms in the Washington, DC area

Best Burgers in Washington, DC
Looking for a great burger in Washington, DC? Whether you prefer a plain patty on a bun or a fancy burger with the works, there are plenty of restaurants that serve the all American hamburger. Here’s a guide to some of the best places to get a burger in Washington, DC.

Top 10 Coffee Shops in Washington, DC
Looking for a great cup of coffee in Washington, DC? Find the best Washington, DC area independently owned coffee shops, coffee houses that offer a unique atmosphere and a wide selection of coffee, tea and bakery items.

Sunday Brunch in the Washington DC Area
Suggested restaurants with Sunday brunch specials in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.

Pick Your Own Farms in Northern Virginia
Pick Your Own Fruits and Vegetables at a Northern Virginia Farm, from apples to pumpkins to berries to assorted vegetables. Farms in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC.

Top Gourmet Food Stores in the Washington, DC Area
Find the best gourmet food stores in Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia. These specialty food stores in the Washington, DC area offer a wide selection of gourmet foods from fresh vegetables and choice meats, to bakery items and delicious desserts.

Best Pizza in Washington, DC
Looking for a great pizza in Washington, DC? Whether you prefer a plain pizza or a gourmet one with the works, there are plenty of restaurants that serve pizza. Here’s a guide to some of the best places to get a pizza in Washington, DC.

Best Happy Hours at Washington, DC’s Hottest Restaurants
Where are the hottest restaurants and bars in Washington, DC to mingle and have fun with coworkers and friends after work hours? Find the best happy hours in Washington, DC.

Restaurants Near the Verizon Center in Washington, DC
Find a wide selection of restaurants near the Verizon Center in downtown Washington, DC. Dining in the Penn Quarter neighborhood, restaurants range from casual pubs to formal dining.

Dining Outdoors-Restaurants with Outdoor Seating in the Washington, DC
Restaurants with outdoor seating in the Washington, DC Area, Find a patio, courtyard, or sidewalk café in the Washington, DC area

Crab Restaurants in the Washington DC Region
Maryland is known for hard-shell crabs. How about Washington, DC? Find restaurants in the Washington DC area that serve steamed Maryland crabs. Featured restaurants are in Washington, DC, Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryland and Northern Virginia.

RAMMY Awards – Washington, DC Award Winning Restaurants
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington votes each year for the best restaurants and chefs in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Best Ice Cream in the Washington, DC Area
Find the best ice cream in the Washington, DC Area, ice cream parlors in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia

Farmers Markets in Washington, DC
Find farmers markets offering fresh produce and a variety of other products in Washington, DC.

Late Night Diners in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia
Got the munchies late at night? Looking for an easy place to take the kids for breakfast or a burger? Find one of these local diners in Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia.

Pick-Your-Own Fruits and Vegetables at a Maryland Farm
Pick Your Own Fruits and Vegetables at a Maryland Farm, from apples to pumpkins to berries to assorted vegetables.

Gadsby's Tavern and Gadsby's Tavern Museum - Old Town Alexandria
Gadsby's Tavern is a unique early American-style restaurant to enjoy a meal and learn about colonial times in Old Town Alexandria

Best Chocolate Stores in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia
Find the best chocolate, truffles, fudge and brownies in the Washington, DC area, Chocolate stores in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia

Eastern Market - Washington, DC’s Favorite Farmers Market
Eastern Market on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC is a farmers market and flea market with everything from local produce and flowers, to fresh fish to arts and crafts.

Bethesda Chevy Chase Restaurant Week
Experience Bethesda, Maryland's best restaurants at affordable prices during this gourmet event.

Valentine’s Day Dining at Washington, DC Restaurants
Romantic Valentine’s Day Specials at Washington, DC Area Restaurants, make a reservation now for an evening of romance

Washington, DC’s Restaurants Celebrate The Cherry Blossom Festival
Washington, DC’s Restaurants Celebrate The National Cherry Blossom Festival® with Cherry Picks (Cherry Inspired Recipes)

Mount Vernon’s Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tours
Mount Vernon’s Wine Festival & Sunset Tour celebrates the history of wine in Virginia with special evening tours of the Mansion and cellar, appearances by “George and Martha Washington”, and live jazz on the east lawn of George Washington's Mount Vernon home.

Save Money with Discount Coupons in Washington, DC
Find coupons to save money in the Washington, DC area. Get discounts on restaurants, groceries, attractions and entertainment.

Rooftop Bars in Washington, DC
Washington DC has several restaurants that have popular rooftop bars and lounges. Spending a relaxing summer evening with friends at a rooftop bar is wonderful way to enjoy the ambiance of the city.

Washington DC Bars and Nightlife
Washington DC has a variety of lively nightlife options and dozens of great bars and clubs. Learn about Washington DC's best happy hours, beer pubs, rooftop bars, sports bars, karaoke bars, live music clubs and much more.

Best and Worst Washington DC Bars
Read about the Best and Worst Washington DC Bars, write a review and share your own experience. What's great and not so great about bars in Washington DC. See submissions

Georgetown Bars - Washington DC
Georgetown has a variety of bars and is known as one of Washington DC’s best destinations for dining and nightlife. You’ll find everything from singles hotspots to romantic wine bars to lively collegiate gathering places.

National Harbor Restaurants - Dining in National Harbor, Maryland

National Harbor offers a wide array of restaurants ranging from elegant waterfront dining to family-friendly and casual eating establishments. See a guide to the current restaurants at National Harbor.

Washington DC Cupcakes - Gourmet Bakeries in the Capital Region
As gourmet cupcakes have become the latest rage around the nation, a variety of cupcake specialists have opened in the Washington DC area. These cupcake companies offer a range of creations to satisfy any cupcake-lover's craving.

Food Tours in Washington DC
Find a variety of food tours in Washington, DC, Sample local cuisine at a variety of Washington DC restaurants, cafes and public markets while exploring historic neighborhoods from Capitol Hill to Georgetown to U Street.

Restaurants Near Chinatown in Washington DC
Washington DC's Chinatown has approximately 20 Chinese and Asian restaurants and a variety of other restaurants within walking distance. See a list of restaurants near Chinatown in Washington DC

Best Bethesda Restaurants - Fine Dining in Bethesda, Maryland
Bethesda, Maryland has many fine restaurants offering a wide range of cuisine from contemporary American to Mediterranean, to French or Latin American fare. See a guide to Bethesda's best restaurants.

Best Maryland Party Venues
Find the top Maryland restaurants for parties, business dinners, birthday parties, holiday parties, anniversary parties and more. Find venues in Bethesda, Rockville, Silver Spring, National Harbor, and other Maryland locations near Washington DC

Best Northern Virginia Party Venues
See suggestions of Northern Virginia’s best restaurants for parties, business dinners, birthday parties, holiday parties, anniversary parties and more. Find venues in Alexandria, Arlington, Reston, Fairfax and other destinations near Washington DC

Penn Quarter Restaurants - Washington DC
See an alphabetical guide to the restaurants in the Downtown DC neighborhood, including a wide variety of destinations ranging from fine dining to lively bars to family-friendly eateries.

Maryland Crabs – Things to Know About Blue Crabs
Learn basic facts about crabs and crabbing licenses, dining tips, crab recipes, and a schedule of annual crab festivals.

Virginia Oysters – Things to Know About the Crassostrea Virginica
Learn about Virginia oysters, the oyster regions of Virginia, how oysters are harvested in the Chesapeake Bay region, find recipes, oyster festivals and more.

U Street Restaurants - Washington DC
See a guide to restaurants along U Street and 14th Street in Washington DC.

DC Craft Beer Festival – Washington DC
The DC Craft Beer Festival is an American craft beer tasting event in Washington DC focusing on spring releases from approximately 75 breweries and 150 craft beers

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