At Mussel Bar, the name speaks for itself. Pots of mussels are the move - try the broth with mushrooms, bacon, and truffle, get extra bread, and soak up the pot until it’s dry. When it’s not too humid out, grab a table for happy hour on their outdoor patio.
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Northside Social is a coffee shop by day and a wine bar at night. If you live in Arlington, it will come in handy at least once a week.
Pupatella Neapolitan Pizza
Pupatella doesn’t look like much from the outside, but it’s serving the best pizza in Arlington.
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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Declaration is right near Nats Park and has a wide-ranging menu and a daily Happy Hour so it’s perfect for a group dinner or brunch before a game.
Bobby’s Burger Palace
For burgers in Foggy Bottom, we like Bobby’s. It works for a casual weeknight dinner or a Sunday-morning hangover cure.
Try Black Jack for a casual pre-going out group dinner on 14th Street. We endorse the bucket of fried chicken.
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Green Pig Bistro
A meal at Green Pig Bistro will be meat heavy and very good. Bring a big group and sit at the communal table.
In the middle of Clarendon, Cava Mezze is a solid spot for a Mediterranean group dinner or brunch.
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