Welcome to Rick Eats DC
If you’re interested in discovering and debating DC restaurants, this site’s for you.
I suppose the first question is what makes this site unique. There are a lot of websites out there. What makes Rick Eats DC different?
It’s personal. I’ve eaten everything listed on this site. I’ve taken all of the pictures. Admittedly that’s somewhat limiting – I haven’t eaten everywhere (yet) and my picture-taking is sometimes not ideal – but it also means that there’s a common standard that applies across the board. There are also some personal stories from my foodie adventures.
It’s opinionated. I try my best to say exactly what I think, good or bad. You want to know what places to stay away from or what places are over-rated as much as you want raves.
It’s curated. The DC restaurant scene is booming. It’s almost impossible to keep up. I wanted to organize this site in a way that makes it a useful reference tool. You can find articles about the the best pizza or best burgers in DC. Or if you don’t know what you feel like, check out my list of Top 20 DC Restaurants or Best Cheap Eats.
It’s visual. I don’t know about you, but when I go on Yelp to check out a restaurant, I focus on the pictures rather than the reviews. Who knows whether the reviewers have any idea what they’re talking about or have some unstated motive – good or bad – that skews their entries. Pictures, on the other hand, have no hidden agendas. They let me draw my own conclusions. Feel free to look at the pictures and draw your own conclusions. You know what you like better than I do.
It’s interactive. I want to hear from you. Part of the reason for ranking restaurants and food items is to start a conversation. Do I have it right or am I way off base? What have I missed that I need to check out? As you look through the site, you may notice a slight Maryland bias. I live in Montgomery County, so I naturally have more exposure to restaurants there and in Northwest DC. But I am ready and more than willing to hit the Beltway or cross the Chain Bridge for good food. So if you have a little mom-and-pop gem in Sterling or Falls Church, please let me know.