Details

The Hitching Post

200 Upshur St., NW
Washington, DC 20011

202-726-1511

Neighborhood: Georgia Ave./Petworth/Takoma DC

Cuisines: Soul Food, Southern, American

Opening Hours:
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 AM to 11 PM.

Nearby Metro Stops: Georgia Ave.-Petworth

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed

Best Dishes:
Fried chicken; fried trout; collard greens; shells and cheese; potato salad.

Neighborhood Eats: The Hitching Post

For Southern comfort, try this tiny family-run place in DC’s Petworth, with its handful of red vinyl booths and long bar where regulars make themselves at home. Slow service is forgivable once you dig in to heaping portions of crunchy chicken or golden-brown fried trout. Dinners come with two sides—the smoky collard greens, pasta shells oozing with cheese, and pickle-spiked potato salad are the winners.

-March, 2008