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Hitching Post Restaurant - 3 Reviews - 200 Upshur St Nw, Washington, DC 20011-4848, Washington, DC - Seafood Restaurants Reviews - Phone (202) 726-1511

Hitching Post Restaurant

200 Upshur St Nw, Washington, DC 20011-4848
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 726-1511
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Southern cookin' & Soul food for DC! Some years back I told a coworker that I missed southern style food and soul food... she took me here and WOW...


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Southern cookin' & Soul food for DC! 6/24/2014

Rick Provided by Partner
Southern cookin' & Soul food for DC! Some years back I told a coworker that I missed southern style food and soul food... she took me here and WOW... more

Famous DC home cookin stomping ground 5/31/2010

Nestled comfortably on the 200 block of Upshur, the grand Hitching Post is a sharp contrast to the dilapidated structures across the street from it. Upon entering, one feels that they have been transported out of DC and into a friendly small town kitchen replete with the nicest woman this side of the Mississippi (thank you Adrienne for making our meal even that much better). You can order any number of items and be satisfied, but first and foremost, the Hitching Post is about the half-fried chicken. The crisp, juicy skin bursts with flavor, and it is served piping hot. I generally think portion size is an overrated aspect of a review, but here it is truly significant. The half-fried chicken can comfortably feed two and should be enough for three people. The price is $11.75. It is arguably the best deal in the entire city. The cook at the Hitching Post uses a liberal hand when it comes to butter. Therefore, expect your amazing sides to be quite unhealthy. Of course, you are likely here for fried chicken so you should be expecting a heart attack inducing experience. We went with the spinach (divine), the mac and cheese (very good), and the french fries (decent). I hear that the potato salad is also excellent. As far as taste is concerned, I think that the chicken is fine but not the subliminal experience described by a number of reviewers. It is very easy to get carried away by the portion size, but I still prefer the taste of the fried chicken at Henry's over the Hitching Post. Having said that, given the Hitching Post's value, it may have actually surpassed both Henry's and Oohhs and Aahhs as the best comfort food restaurant in Northwest DC. Pros: great value and food Cons: skecthy neighboorhood at times more

Best Little DC Secret 12/30/2009

This is absolutely in my top 5 favorite DC restaurants. I feel like I'm in my gramma and grampa's kitchen and they're cooking something just for me. You have to go in prepared to wait. Youâ??ll notice itâ??s because it doesnâ??t have the normal restaurant rhythm, which I find incredibly charming, especially after all these years in business. And they arenâ??t kidding about the portion sizes. A â??sideâ? of broccoli is actually a full HEAD of broccoli. A â??sideâ? of corn on the cob is 3 ears-for ONE order. I LOVE it here and I think itâ??s the best little secret in town. more

2006 Fall Dining Guide 10/14/2006

By Tom Sietsema Washington Post Magazine Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006 The formica bar and its sky-blue stools whisk you back to another era, and so does the hands-on approach of Alvin and Adrienne Carter, the husband and wife who bought the place back in '67 and continue to run it as a home away from home. On any given day, you might find Al deveining shrimp from the comfort of a big Naugahyde booth, and Adrienne mixing drinks or welcoming regulars. "How's the pork chop?" a stranger asks me as he settles down for an early dinner at the counter. In truth, it's just okay, but I'm digging the dark greens and the pickle-laced potato salad I've ordered to go with the entree. And I know from experience that the fried-to-order chicken is worth the time it takes to dip the pieces in egg batter, dredge them in peppered flour and cook them so they're crisp, yet moist. The chicken's equal is the deftly fried and nicely juicy shrimp, but I could make a whole meal of the sides, which run to fresh-tasting coleslaw and hand-cut fries. When Al Carter strolls over to drop change in the jukebox, a customer begs, "Al, don't put me to sleep!" Not a chance. more
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  • Hours:

    Tue-Sat 10:30 am-10 pm
  • Neighborhoods:

    Petworth, Northwest, Northwest Washington