The Best Food and Drink in Washington DC

The nation’s capital…. of food
The Best Food and Drink in Washington DC for 2018
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You might not be happy with everything that’s going on in Washington, but you can be sure you’ll be happy with the food. It never disappoints. The city’s ever-changing food scene has enough hype to drown out the noise of everyone always arguing about politics — and once you dig in, politics won’t even seem to matter. We’ve rounded up the best of the state’s eats as part of our first annual guide to the best food and drink in every state.

The Best Food and Drink in Washington DC for 2018 (Gallery)

These restaurants, food trucks, and farmers markets have won our votes with their impressive offerings. For your next trip to DC, plan a few foodie stops in between the museums and other sight-seeing. The real sights to see are served to you on a plate.

The nation’s capital serves up gourmet options at some of the country’s best restaurants. Washington’s proximity to the ocean and thriving food culture has attracted chefs from all over to set up shop in this expansive city. Every year, new neighborhoods become hot spots for tourists and other travelers.

DC is setting trends by serving small plates and big steaks. Keep up with everything going on in Washington at our city guide page.

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Over the course of the past year we’ve honored everything from its best hot dogs and farmers markets to its best dive bar and craft brewery in our comprehensive and wide-ranging lists and rankings, compiled through extensive research and with input from a wide network of site contributors, bloggers, journalists, and chefs. We’ve compiled these into individual slideshows celebrating the best food and drink in every state, and you can find our Washington DC slideshow here.