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What Are the Most Iconic Dishes in Washington DC?

DC residents have a lot to brag about and great food and certain classic dishes are right up there with the monuments, the White House, and the Nationals.  Here's a list of those can't-resist favorites and their associated digs:

Ben's Chili Bowl - Half Smoke

Ben's Chili Bowl is one of the most popular restaurants in the city and a favorite of the Obamas as well. Located at 1213 U Street NW in the U Street Corridor, the Half Smoke is the must-have dish on the menu.

2Amys - Margherita Pizza

When you're craving a Neapolitan-style pizza, 2Amys is the best place in the city. The Margherita Pizza here is widely beloved for its thin crust and tantalizing mix of flavors.  2Amys is at 3715 Macomb Street NW.

Amsterdam Falafelshop - Falafel

Located in the center of the Adams Morgan clubbing strip at 2425 18th Street, NW,  Amsterdam Falafelshop is the winner of Washington's Best Late Night Eats, as well as a number of other awards for Mediteranean cuisine.  The appeal lies in the fresh falafel sandwich that you can season with anything you want at the toppings bar which includes tangy sauces, pitas and pickled spices.  

Ray's Hell Burger - Dog Catcher

You can take your chances with some new burger joint or just head to one of the most famous places in D.C. Ray's Hell Burger provides a wide range of burger options, but none more iconic than the Dog Catcher. This restaurant recently reopened at 1725 Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, VA.

Market Lunch - Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes

These fluffy pancakes are the reward for early risers. In a city full of great brunches, there are no better pancakes than the Blue Buck Pancakes at Market Lunch located at 225 7th Street SE, on Capitol Hill.

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