File District Commons under: Top Foggy Spots to Bring the Parents. It’s a huge restaurant serving classic American food, and it has much fewer tourists than Founding Farmers, which it’s usually grouped with. It’s not a mind-blowing experience, but it’s safe - especially if your mom “loooooves” oysters and “absolutely has to” try crab cakes while she’s visiting you “in the South.” It doesn’t need to be at the top of your list, but if you need a big table on short notice, they can probably accommodate.
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The best sandwiches in Foggy Bottom are at Jetties. Expect a long line at lunch, but the Thanksgiving Nobadeer is worth it.
Stoney’s On L
Stoney’s in Foggy Bottom has a good patio, a solid happy hour, and plenty of TV’s to watch the game on.
Captain Cookie and the Milk Man
When you need an afternoon-pick-me-up in the form of cookies or ice cream sandwiches, Captain Cookie in Foggy Bottom has your back.
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Despite being in the middle of Adams Morgan craziness, Roofers Union is a great restaurant/bar/rooftop for a casual drink or dinner.
Iron Gate in Dupont is known for its prix-fixe dinner, but we like it best for drinks and a light bite.
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