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Restaurants, American Capitol Hill
4 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

The team behind Matchbox and Ted’s Bulletin have another crowd-pleaser in DC-3, their hot dog joint on Capitol Hill. Named for the Douglas DC-3 air plane from the 1930s—which explains the giant vintage propeller on one wall—the counter-service restaurant dishes up a roster of regional hot dogs from around the US, from the famous DC half smoke to the New Jersey bacon-wrapped ripper, the Chicago 7 with pickles and tomatoes, and even a version of the standard New York dirty water dog. And then there’s the not so classic. The Bay Bridge pretzel dog nods to the mid-Atlantic with crab dip heaped on the hot dog. Fried pickles, cotton candy and soft-serve ice-cream round out the playful menu.



Address: 423 8th Street
Between D & E Streets
Washington, DC

Transport: Eastern Market Metro
Price: Main courses $3.99–$6.99
Opening hours: 11am–10.30pm daily

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