A few blocks off the main drag of Clarendon, Green Pig Bistro is one of the best restaurants in Arlington. Come with a few friends, sit at one of the large communal tables, take in the smells coming from the open kitchen, and prepare for a meat-heavy meal. And make sure that meal includes the meatballs and pork shank, which will make you want to bow to the next pig you see.
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The Italian Store
The massive subs and pizza by the slice at The Italian Store will make your Arlington lunch breaks a lot better.
Mussel Bar & Grille
Mussel Bar is a go-to when your parents are in town. Grab a seat on the patio if it’s nice out.
Texas Jack’s Barbecue
Texas Jack’s in Arlington is a bit fancier and more buttoned up than your typical BBQ joint, but the food is very good.
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The Fainting Goat
Fainting Goat isn’t great, but you’ll end up here at some point. When the time comes, go heavy on the drinks and light on the food.
Martin's is one of the oldest restaurants in Georgetown. And while the American/pub food is fine, you're really here for the history lesson.
A casual spot by day, and a proper restaurant by night, hit The Partisan in Penn Quarter if you really enjoy meat.
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Super Pollo is a reliable cheap eats option in Arlington with excellent Peruvian chicken.
In the middle of Clarendon, Cava Mezze is a solid spot for a Mediterranean group dinner or brunch.
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