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DC/ Georgetown recos for an out of towner?

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My wife and I will be in DC this weekend and can drive to Georgetown if needed.

Requirements:

No reservations, Thursday night and Friday night
Kid friendly
Not crazy expensive though we'll spend some dough on a nice meal.

ANY cuisine. Local faves would be great.

Thanks!
A Chowhounder from Brooklyn

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  1. Here are my local faves (all cheap):
    Jaleo, Spanish Tapas. 7th and E Sts.
    Oohs and Aahs, Soul Food Dive, 10th and U Sts.
    Pyramid, Moroccan and Egyptian husband and wife chefs (a dive) 6th and Florida.
    Etete, Ethiopian. 9th in between T and U.
    In Georgetown: Amma's Vegetarian Kitchen (Indian) on M near 34th
    North of Georgetown: Rockland's for BBQ Ribs, corn pudding, mustard greens, cole slaw. On Wisconsin Ave.

    Please do a search on this board for specific recs. Happy Eating!

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    1. re: Steve

      I would agree with Jaleo as well. Plus it's close to the Chinatown Metro stop and not very expensive.
      Nathan's in Georgetown (corner of M & Wisconsin) is nice - not terriably exspensive, nice location and they have a bar where you can wait for your table if you need to. They don't have anything exceptionally fancy but I've never had a bad meal there and I would recommend the filet mignon.

    2. I was just in DC this past weekend, and I think Two Amys would fit the bill. They don't take reservations, and thus it's better if you get there on the earlier side - my friend and I got there at around 6:30 on Saturday, and only had to wait 15 minutes. Definitely kid friendly - I don't think I've seen so many children in a restaurant in a long time.

      And the pizza! Excellent! I also really liked the beans off the bar menu - they were combined with either pancetta or proscuitto (I forget which), dandelion greens, and dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Simple, but amazing. Best of all (okay, two bests) - not super-expensive, and the pours of wine are very generous.

      Some pictures:
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      www.2amyspizza.com

      1. Rockland's is over-rated. The only thing that I would recommend is the Grilled Sirloin Sandwich. Everything else is dried out. All the sides are good though.