Oohhs & Aahhs

1005 U St., NW
Washington, DC 20001


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.

Great Takeout: Oohhs and Aahhs

Sometimes nothing but fried chicken on the bone will do. The wings at Oohs & Aahs (1005 U St., NW; 202-667-7142)—$13.95 for a heaping platter with two sides—are pure Southern comfort, with peppery islands of crunch sheathing moist, tender meat. Sides ($2.50 to $4.50) are dead-on, too: cinnamony candied sweet potatoes, vinegary collards, and potato salad with a jolt of hot mustard.

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