Capital Q (Closed)
707 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood: Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
Cuisines: Southern, American, Barbecue
Open Monday through Thursday 11 AM to 9 PM, Friday and Saturday 11 Am to 10 PM, and Sunday noon to 8 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Metro Center, Gallery Place-Chinatown
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Rowdy
Reservations: Not Accepted
Brisket sandwiches and platters; potato salad; Texas caviar; collard greens; jalepeno cornbread; pecan pie; banana pudding.
Sandwiches, $6 to $12. Platters, $7 to $8.50.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
At the Texas-style Capital Q (707 H St., NW; 202-347-8396) smoky, slow-cooked meats and sides are displayed buffet style behind the counter. The two-meat/two-sides plates ($8.50 to $16.50) are a good deal—we go for pulled chicken or pork plus brisket, Texas caviar (black-eyed-pea salad), and collard greens. To feed a family, get “bulk meats” ($11 to $15 a pound) and ask for extra sauce (spicy or mild)—the one tiny cup won’t do.