When it comes to “Soul Food” you only want the best. That is why this list will include on the best soul food restaurants in the Washington D.C. area.
The first restaurant on the list is Ben’s Chili Bowl. They are located at 1213 U St. New, Washington, DC. The telephone number is 202-667-0909. There website is http://www.benschilibowl.com. If you are looking for a place that the whole family can sit down and enjoy and the menu is affordable than Ben’s is definitely the restaurant of you. They are open Monday through Thursday from 11:00am until 2:00am, Friday and Saturday from 11:00am until 4:00am and on Sunday’s form 12:00pm until 8:00pm. When it comes to the menu you can get a chili dog for only $3.45 or you can get a beef chili burger for just $4.45. Make sure that you visit their website and take a look at the great menu than they have.
Number two on the list is B Smith’s. They are located at 50 Massachusetts Ave Ne, Washington DC. The telephone number is 202-289-6188. If it is Cajun, Creole, or good old Southern food you want that B. Smith’s is the perfect spot. The décor in the dinning room is really amazing. On Friday and Saturday nights they have a live jazz band. They are open daily for lunch and dinner, and they offer brunch on Saturday and Sunday. One of their most popular dishes is the grilled lamb chops. They really do have a lot of food to choose from and the price is reasonable. If you visit the website you can read all about the history behind the restaurant as well as place your order online.
Restaurant number three is the Soul Vegetarian’s Exodus. They are located at 2606 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001. The telephone number is 202-328-7685. If you are looking to enjoy soul food the healthy way than the Soul Vegetarian Exodus is a great place to start. They have some of the most popular soul food but they cook it up healthy. They have macaroni and cheese and veggie lasagna. The best part is that they don’t sacrifice taste at all. You can call for the exact hours of operation and to make a reservation.
Number four on the list is Ellington’s on Eighth. They are located at 424-A 8th St. SE, Washington, DC. The telephone number is 202-546-8308. This is definitely one of the best jazz café’s with great tasting soul food. Their signature dish is the chicken in peanut sauce. Many local musicians visit the restaurant and the atmosphere is very calm and relaxing. They are open daily and you should call for reservations.
Number five on the list is Taste of Carolina. They are located at 1930 9th St. NW, Washington, DC. The telephone number is 202-232-3566. The southern style is definitely evident in this restaurant. This restaurant is actually located inside a two story townhouse that serves as a full service restaurant. They also have poetry readings, karaoke, and jazz on the weekends. The hours of operations are Monday through Thursday from 11:00am until 10:00pm, Friday and Saturday from 11:00am until 3:00amand Sunday from 12:pm until 8:00pm.
The Heart and Soule Café is located at 801 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington DC. The telephone number is 202-546-8801. This restaurant serves the best cornbread and greens that you have ever tasted. For the exact hours you can call to make a reservation. The price is also very reasonable, and great for families.
Last but certainly not least is the D.C. Wing House. This restaurant is located at 1509 7th Street N.W. Washington DC. The telephone number is 202-667-9461. They serve great soul food to go. So if you are in a hurry and want some great should food than this is definitely a great place to visit. Don’t let the name fool you they serve more than just chicken wing’s and they are open for lunch and dinner.