Oohhs & Aahhs
1005 U St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood: U Street/Shaw
Cuisines: Soul Food, Southern, American
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
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
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.
Entrees, $7.95 to $24.95.
Oohhs & Aahhs (1005 U St., NW; 202-667-7142). You don’t need Southern roots to relate to the comfort fare at this soul-food kitchen. You do need to make decisions, because just about everything is tempting. Crisp-battered fried chicken wings with moist cornbread ($8.95)? Beautifully broiled whiting with candied yams ($8.95)? Meaty beef ribs ($15.95), creamy mac and cheese ($3.50 to $4.50), or the delicious Cajun-spiced turkey chop ($13.95)? If hunger should strike in the wee hours, fried chicken and waffles ($10.95)—served Friday and Saturday night from midnight to 5—is the go-to plate. Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner.
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