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Oohhs & Aahhs

1005 U St., NW
Washington, DC 20001

202-667-7142

Neighborhood: U Street/Shaw

Cuisines: Soul Food, Southern, American

Opening Hours:
Open Tuesday through Saturday noon to 10 PM, Sunday noon to 7 PM.

Nearby Metro Stops: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed

Best Dishes:
Fried chicken; mac n' cheese; Cajun-spiced turkey chop; beef ribs; shrimp with peppers and onions; fried lobster; chicken wings and boneless breasts; beef or turkey meatloaf; broiled whiting; candied yams; cornbread.

Price Details:
Entrees, $7.95 to $24.95.

Dirt Cheap Eats 2007: Oohhs & Aahhs

Late Night Eats

The electric bill at this soul-food kitchen went up in April when co-owner Indiah Wilson added a late-night shift. Wednesday through Sunday from midnight to 4, she replaces collards and yams with waffles and fried chicken.

Wilson, often in “going out” garb and fresh from the dance floor at Lotus Lounge, fills Styrofoam boxes with Frisbee-size waffles and five fried wings for $10.95. Although the waffles have egg whites mixed in to lighten the batter, home fries aren’t as guiltless: The cajun-spiced potatoes join grilled red and green peppers in a sauté of pure butter.