Who says you have to go all the way to Philly to enjoy a delicious cheesesteak? D.C. is also known for iconic treats and cheesesteaks seem to be popping up in most “ghost kitchens” and other restaurants in town, even taking on vegan forms. So, the next time you’re in the mood for a scrumptious piece of heaven to hold on, try curbing that craving with a cheesesteak from one of these restaurants in Washington D.C.
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1331 4th St SE, Washington, DC 20003 restaurantchloe.com
Chef-driven, internationally-inspired cuisines including cheesesteaks served in urban digs with a hip bar!
Looking for something hearty and nutritious to keep you full through the rest of the day? Why not try the cheesesteaks at Chloe! This laidback spot is a showcases master Chef Haidar Karoum’s culinary skills, plus his Lebanese roots as well as the extensive travel across Southeast Asia and Western Europe.
Located in Arris, Chloe features an expansive brunch and dinner menu featuring the restaurant’s signature fresh ricotta, garbanzo falafel, whipped chicken liver mouse, manchego cheesecake, artisanal cheese plate, and more. Having been known for amazing cuisine in the area, they also promise friendly services and a wonderful dining experience.
Still on the menu, you will also find favorites such as Norwegian Salmon for seafood lovers, crispy cauliflower with tahini, garlic, parsley, and toasted pine nuts, as well as wildflower honey butter toast just in case you decide to drop by for brunch. Don’t forget to add a brunch drink, a mocktail, or even a draft to go along with your meal.
1205 28th St NW, Washington, DC 20007 georgesdc.com
Shawarma, sandwiches, Mediterranean platters and Middle Eastern fare await you at this informal eatery in DC.
How about the right flavors, the right vibes, and incredible surroundings to enjoy it all? This is what you find at George’s King of Falafel and Cheesesteak. Located at a bustling intersection in Georgetown, this restaurant offers a wide array of homemade mezze, made-to-order sandwiches and cheesesteaks, perfectly marinated entrees, and custom crepes.
The menu is as extensive as you thought. Bring your appetite and dig into their savory sandwiches especially the steak and cheese option with loads of grilled shaved ribeye steak, lettuce, mayo and grilled onion, jalapeno, and mushrooms. You can also go for the chick and cheese option and you get some veggies, fries, and your choice of dips.
If you just want something simple yet satisfying to enjoy on your way to work, then be sure to try out their chicken or beef shawarma wraps that come with fries, veggies, and your choice of dip too. They also have delicious appetizers, desserts, and sides to enjoy along with your meal.
1815 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036 bubandpops.com
A perfectly decorated nook that serves handcrafted hoagies and signature pickles plus salads and soups!
It’s hard to pass up the hoagie roll (hoagies, cheesesteaks, and specialty sandwiches) at this cult favorite sandwich shop. The cheesesteaks are no exception. Savor into mountains of chicken or beef cheesesteaks that come with sautéed onions and some Mild Provolone.
Other options to enjoy include the Philly Special that comes with aged sharp provolone, porchetta, roast pork, broccoli rabe sautéed with hot cherry peppers. Vegetarians will have a great time digging into the 4 cheese hoagies served with aged provolone, Bulgarian feta, Roquefort, iceberg lettuce, pecorino romano, sweet peppers, and Bub’s vinaigrette. The South Philly Ratatouille can also be made vegan with some additions including sautéed mushrooms, zucchini, mild provolone, broccoli rabe, marinara, and yellow squash.
Don’t forget to grab a dessert, salad, soup, and your favorite beer or wine to accompany your choice.
1517 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036 fedwich.com
New sandwich nook serving scrumptious cheesesteaks in a casual setting!
You’ve got to love a restaurant with a great story, but how is the food? Well, at Fedwich the food is delicious with thousands of locals flocking the spot every month to get a taste of their extensive cuisines. Located in Dupont Institution Kramers, The Feddy cheesesteak is the new sandwich pop-up collaboration between Federalist Pig and Kramerbooks.
Anyone who has sampled Rob Sonderman’s barbecue knows that the master likes spice. The same goes for his Feddy cheesesteak. He has developed a people's favorite with some shaved ribeye, cheese sauce, caramelized onions, cherry aioli, and hero roll. The cheese sauce is the chef’s idea and it includes cheddar and Monterey Jack. No wonder they call it “cheesesteak on steroids,” with incredible flavors that are bold and undeniable.
You can also grab one of the sides and a “sidewalk soda” pouched cocktail to enjoy along with your meal!
85 District Square SW, Washington, DC 20024 graziegrazie.com
A cozy restaurant serving an extensive menu focused on Italian small plates and build-your-own sandwiches among other favorites!
While sliced bread is a great invention, putting more food between it is the real deal. This is what you get at Grazie. It pays homage to the City of Brotherly Love with a whole section of the menu dedicated to the cheesesteak.
This cozy shop offers three takes on their delicious cheesesteak. The “Forager” is served with local mushrooms, cherry peppers, toasted cashews, lemon cashew spread, roasted garlic tahini, crispy onions, and fresh basil. The “Philly Special” which shares a name with a popular trick play used by the Eagles to beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl. It contains grass-fed ribeye, bacon, cherry aioli and cooper sharp. And the “Hot Bird” with an all-natural marinated chicken breast, hunter’s hot sauce, blue cheese, and carrots n’ celery.
Customers get a chance to build their own cheesesteak from one of three options – spicy, traditional, or vegetarian. Make sure you grab some sweets and your favorite drink to accompany your cheesesteak.
2029 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036 chikodc.com
Contemporary setting serving delicious cheesesteaks and plenty of other tasty options!
If you’re craving some savory cheesesteaks and sandwiches in DC, then you should consider dropping by CHIKO. In a sleek, modern setting, this bistro screams chic and classy where anyone can enjoy some fantastic cuisines and more. Here, Chefs Scott Drewno and Danny Lee pair modern cooking techniques with traditional Korean and Chinese flavors.
If you come here, make sure you try the bulgogi hoagie during lunch with kimcheez-whiz, caramelized, and some sautéed mushrooms and onions. Don’t stop there. Go ahead and order the Sichuan hot fried chicken sandwich served with chili aioli and pickled daikon. While at it, make sure you add a side either the pork and kimchi potstickers or the garlic shrimp dumplings.
Brunch is available on weekends with options such as CHIKO dim sum, Korean beef soup, chicken spring rolls, crispy shrimp, or the cumin lamb dumplings. Don’t forget to try their sweet dessert and of course their signature drinks.
1250 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001 ghostburgerdc.com
Laidback eatery dishing out sandwiches, burgers, and wings in a cool setting with unique murals!
Looking for the ultimate destination for hearty, cheesesteaks and king-size burgers? Try Ghostburger. This new ghost kitchen from Espita pays tribute to Philly with its amazing cheesesteak served with shaved ribeye, homemade cheddar whiz, caramelized onions, and toasted Sarcone's roll. They also serve Shroomsteak, a less conventional option for vegetarians with cremini mushrooms, pickled peppers, caramelized onions, cheddar whiz, garlic mayo, and toasted Sarcone's roll.
Apart from cheesesteaks, they also serve great burgers especially the Ghostburger that comes with American cheese, dill pickles, red onion, and spooky sauce. You can also try the smash burgers that come with lafrieda beef patty on a potato bun.
With such delicious options, it’s clear that the fine-dining chef in charge of this new Ghost Kitchen takes burgers and cheesesteaks super seriously. They are worth your time and money!
Cheesesteaks definitely hits your taste buds differently and when the craving hit, you want to satisfy it immediately. If you’re looking for the best spots to grab a perfectly cooked cheesesteak and even add a sandwich or a burger, you should try these tops restaurants in Washington, D.C. Don’t forget to try other items on the menu, you might just find something new to enjoy alongside your cheesesteak or sandwich! Which cheesesteak is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!