DC Dining: Horace & Dickie’s

3 Apr

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The Washington Post had a somewhat Lenten-themed feature a few weeks ago — and while we’re officially post-Easter, my love of all things meatless most definitely has no expiration date.  The Post decided to highlight a DC institution, Horace & Dickie’s seafood on H Street NE.

Horace & Dickie’s features what has become a signature DC dish — piping hot, slapped-on-a-bun-with-hot-sauce whiting filets. Their menu has a slew of standard and less conventional fried fish favorites (their crab cakes also look pretty tantalizing), but whiting is their specialty. The Post article (link here) has a detailed and fun history of how whiting rose in popularity, culminating in stands like Horace & Dickie’s becoming so popular in the District’s borders. Fun, fried and tasty? What’s not to love?

Image sourced from tripadvisor.com.

Image sourced from tripadvisor.com.  Can you believe that those cute little white bread slices are trying to contain 3 full whiting filets? Hot dang.

Also a fun fact: The joint was featured on Man vs. Food — and if it’s good enough for Adam Richman’s ginormous, elastic stomach, it’s good enough for you!

Horace & Dickie’s has a brand new branch in Takoma Park, and I hit up the fresh fried fishy tastiness on Ash Wednesday in February. It’s affordable — most baskets are under $10, save the aforementioned crab (unsurprisingly) — and made fresh to order every time. As far as sides go, try the Mac & Cheese (Un. Real.) or Stewed Collard Greens. The collards are spicy, juicy and richly flavorful. Muy delicioso!

For more information, check out their site, or reviews on Yelp or Urban Spoon. Happy eating!

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3 Responses to “DC Dining: Horace & Dickie’s”

  1. Rachel April 3, 2013 at 7:06 pm #

    Here’s the big question….is it only *fried* fish?

    • galleykitchengal April 3, 2013 at 10:19 pm #

      Ooh. A very good question. I think their menu also includes some baked fish; clearly I need to go back and investigate … over a plate of fish. 🙂

  2. plhuyoung April 4, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    Hi! I stumbled upon your blog when I was searching for DC things – first off, I love your layout…the subway tile and the chevron stripes are so cute! Second, I saw this place on Man v. Food and I have been visiting DC forever, and now live here, and never heard about it before that episode aired! I don’t live near H Street, but if I’m over that way, I’ll have to try it! Look forward to following your blog – I sometimes blog about DC food among other DC-related things, so drop by if you’re interested! howdoyoudocument.com

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