Succotash - Penn Quarter DC

4.6
652 reviews
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$30 and under
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A progressive perspective of classic Southern favorites. James Beard Award nominee Edward Lee brings his Korean roots and Southern repertoire to a soulful Southern menu.

SUCCOTASH is named after the classic dish that has been a longstanding staple of the Southern table. While many know “Succotash” when they see it, the dish has been interpreted, modified and passed from generation to generation for centuries. While Succotash between families will share similarities, each family’s recipe is deeply personal and reminiscent of those special suppers that brings kin together. Our “Succotash” is special to us and we invite you to experience the South from our point of view.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Southern
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat 11:00 am–2:45 pm
Sun 10:00 am–2:45 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:45 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(202) 849-6933 ext. 9
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
SUCCOTASH Penn Quarter offers a selection of private and semi private dining options. For more information please contact our Events Director at Kaye Newsome at kaye@kneadhd.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
9th Street NW
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Parking details
Garage and street parking are available throughout the Penn Quarter neighborhood and in close proximity to the restaurant.
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Public transit
Gallery Place Station & Metro Center Station are located one block from from the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 3:00PM - 5:30PM 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Thu 11:30AM - 12:00PM 3:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Fri 11:30AM - 12:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 2:30PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

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652 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
71%
Very Good
20%
Good
7%
Fair
2%
Poor
1%
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
4.0Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Went for brunch.
Shrimp and grits were good enough but not outstanding.
Chicken and waffles were very good.
Avocado toast (without bacon) was good – lots of avocado.
Coffee was good.
The server did nothing wrong but was neither friendly nor attentive. The back servers/busboys were excellent – friendly and quickly brought coffee refills/water/a spoon.
A previous dinner at Succotash was better than today’s brunch, so I will certainly go again but I hope they return to their 5 star performance.
As an aside, the building is beautiful.

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JM
Washington DC
24 reviews
5.0Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Everything that comes out of the kitchen is incredible! This is the third time I've dined here in the last 30 days. The space is as amazing as the food, and the staff seems to really love what they do.

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JK
1 review
3.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

It could be so great! Building is iconic and beautiful. Service and food presentation falls short.

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MN
Columbus
1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food and atmosphere were top notch, will definitely return.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The entire restaurant was amazing! Only thing I didn’t like was I asked if they had sweet tea, and it being a southern Asian food crossover I figured they would have tea. But they didn’t and the waiter looked appalled I asked for it, yet they have soda and I thought that was lower end compared to tea. Everything g else was amazing the chicken and waffles was divine!!!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was outstanding

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JT
Washington DC
1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent Service. My family and I (wife and 2 kids (3yrs and 10 months) came in with not reservation on a Saturday afternoon and were able to get a seat in the Vault area where we could be secluded. It was great b/c we had the stroller and sleepy 3yr old to deal with but the booth was perfect. Staff was friendly and food came out in an acceptable time limit. The smoked wings were the highlight and the fried chicken and waffles were on-point. The biscuits on the benedict were a little smooshy from the sauce and the "pulled" pork tasted more shaved and tough than soft. Overall though, great place. I would definitely come back for brunch.

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I
Washington DC
79 reviews
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went here for a late dinner on a Friday. The ambiance is really nice in this restaurant. Ended up having dinner at the bar. Had the salmon and the halibut. Both dishes were cooked very well. Will go back again.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful experience. Great food and wonderful service.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Succotash never fails me. Brought our friend who recently moved here and he was greatly impressed at the service and food quality. Our server did an amazing job, wasn't overbearing and wasn't neglectful. Which is something we really dislike about some place in DC. We weren't rush which was another plus. Manager even came by and joked around when the lights accidently came on too bright. Great experience for us always and our guest had a even better first impression to Succotash. I am definitely more convinced why this place always seems to be my go to when we have friends come into town. They haven't failed us yet and hopefully they won't. Keep up the superb job in serving good quality food and portion sizes and exceptional customer service.

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V
London
26 reviews
4.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As a fan of Edward Lee, the menu is not quite as adventurous as I was hoping. But many good dishes—hats off to the “seasonal vegetable”—a delightful cucumber concoction. And the fried chicken with gochuchang.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family of three ordered the Taste of the South. What a fantastic meal!! Service was fantastic, and the space itself is stunning. Don’t hesitate!

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Nashville
4 reviews
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, impeccable service and amazing food

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IW
Richmond
5 reviews
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Will, was great! He was personable and attentive. The food was a perfect combination of southern and Asian. Fried green tomatoes were excellent!! The ambiance was casual yet sophisticated.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loud but everything else was great. Would definitely go again. Beautiful southern food.

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Charleston
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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M
Washington DC
8 reviews
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Our favorite is the cornbread and ribs. Lots of good choices on the menu; but, the ribs are absolutely phenomenal, very succulent and full of flavor. Would recommend Succotash for anyone seeking "down home" southern cuisine.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing southern cuisine with some strong culinary refinement

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CD
Baltimore
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place. Food was really good. Go to the bar upstairs in the back. It has a great atmosphere

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My fiancé and I just purchased a home and wanted to celebrate. The first was delicious, and the drinks were tasty. I had two hey peaches (I think that’s the name) I will definitely come back again. Since we had the last reservation we were short on time and can enjoy dessert.

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JM
Tampa
7 reviews
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is in an old bank building, the Equitable. As a special treat, Chef Lee was in the restaurant and we were able to meet him. Our table opted for the "TASTE OF THE SOUTH" which is a type of fixed menu with collard greens, bbq short ribs with cole slaw and served on a bed of dirty rice, fried catfish with a jalapeno aioli and sliced grapes. Also had cornbread little muffins with a nice little peach jam. Broccoli and cheese deviled eggs. A fried green tomato salad and we also had smoked wings with a delicious aoili. Chicken and waffles with a sliced piece of okra on top. Dessert consisted of fresh fruit with cream and edible flowers, red velvet cookies and a mini pecan pie. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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OT
Washington DC
21 reviews
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very delicious and the service was pretty good. The ambiance was terrific and it’s right across the street from Fords Theater.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fried chicken

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PQ
1 review
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made reservations on Open Table so our wait time was perfect. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and offered suggestions since it was our first time. My husband had chicken and waffles with a side of eggs and grits. His complaint was the food was room temperature and not hot. I enjoy shrimp and grits with a side of bacon and a biscuit. The portion size could have been a bit larger (like Founding Farmers size); the biscuit was great and, of course the applewood bacon hit the spot. I enjoyed our visit and would visit again or perhaps try Movida down on the waterfront.

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DA
Washington DC
4 reviews
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service for Sunday Brunch. Innovative take on traditional Southern food. Wonderful space.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Food was great and our server was fantastic. Planning on going back next time I’m in the city.

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CT
Birmingham
1 review
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was tasty and the service was exceptional! Imani was Great!

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B
Washington DC
1 review
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely Wonderful.

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EE
1 review
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and prepared perfectly. The wait staff timed things beautifully so that we weren't waiting between courses, but didn't feel rushed. Despite having a lovely table set off to the end of the balcony, the waiter came by regularly with water and to check up on us. The space itself is airy, well lit and welcoming. The noise level was a little higher than I prefer, but still much better than most DC restaurants.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was delicious! The best chicken and waffles I have had

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m
Cleveland
14 reviews
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ate at the National Harbor location a few years back and left feeling a bit underwhelmed. But after eating at the DC location I was blown away by the food, service and ambiance. Everything was absolutely perfect. Will definitely return next time I'm in town.

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A
Washington DC
4 reviews
4.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Second visit here and would come back again. More likely at the bar, as the food is good but portions were small. Drinks were great.

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1
Washington DC
3 reviews
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great ribs and dirty chicken. Large portions. Excellent service. Will return.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding!

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m
Washington DC
15 reviews
4.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice take on Southern cuisine, with a hot and spicy kick.

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NT
Washington DC
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was meeting my old boss for lunch and he had never been to the restaurant. I had been for Sunday brunch, but never for just a casual lunch. I loved every bite. I'll be back again for sure.

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DD
Washington DC
44 reviews
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every bite of our meal was delicious & the waitstaff was terrific—we were a big table with diverse requests/needs, which were all accommodated beautifully & they even brought out a special treat for our birthday girls, so thoughtful! Many thanks for a scrumptious meal!

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m
Washington DC
18 reviews
3.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I was not impressed with the food. It was okay, I may have to visit again and try other menu items. But, It was just simple food that was cooked over the top

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BK
Washington DC
1 review
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great experience at SUCCOTASH. The private booth spaces provided the perfect ambiance for conversation at the table. The staff was very helpful with explaining the offerings and making great suggestions. Will definitely dine here again in the future.

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NV
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, service was friendly, and we could hear one another talk. I’d go back.

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