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I need a DC local favorite

I will be in DC this weekend, and I need a local favorite - not fine dining, not dining at all. I am thinking about an out-of-the-way diner or pizza place...something that I can only find in DC with a unique atmosphere.

Thanks!

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        1. re: 4X4

          I concur on Ben's in particular. Get a shake too.

          2 Amy's pizza is not to be missed, too, but not as unique as Ben's.

          If you want a pub, and are near Dupont Circle, try the Childe Harold. Food is not super, but the pints are! Hell you could go for the selection instead to the Brickskeller. 400 beers.

          www.roguefood.com

          1. re: Pool Boy

            Oh, but the burgers at Childe Harold are super!

            1. re: gina

              Oh yes, I will agree with you there. Their burgers are very good. Shame on me!

              www.roguefood.com

          1. I second 2 Amy's and Ben's, and I'll add Colorado Kitchen and Market Inn.

            1. For a diner, there's Waffle Shop, but not for long.

              For pizza, there's Restaurant AV, also not for long. They're gone in July.

              Under "not fine dining" there's Horace & Dickies.

              I'll fourth Ben's for chili halfsmokes and chilicheese fries.

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              1. re: monkeyrotica

                Dukem for Ethiopian food, which is ubiquitous in DC. Ben's Chili Bowl for the history as much as the halfsmokes.