We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Hitching Post Restaurant

€€ - €€€
Upper Northwest
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
200 Upshur St NW, Washington DC, DC 20011-4848
+1 202-726-1511
Website
Today
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 16:00 - 23:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 22: English reviews
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
158 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Some years back I told a coworker that I missed southern style food and soul food... she took me here and WOW! Really down home like from Moms... from collards, chicken fried chicken to mac & cheese or just anything - it's gooood! Needless to say, I kept goin' back! I've never tried their desserts (I'm told there to die... More 

Helpful?
Thank GastroEclectico
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is a hidden gem in the Petworth area. The food is very tasty and at a great price. They make their delicious fried chicken to order, so it does take bout 20-30 to prepare, but it is worth the wait. I have always wanted to try other things on the menu, but it is too tasty to give up!... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jennifer F
Springfield, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
197 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to the Old Soldier's Home for years and all of our trips off site to eat, I have missed this gem. First off the food was just excellent. The prices were fair and the portions were very generous. I had two fillets of the blackened catfish. The sides are generous in my mind. They have seating inside... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Neal J
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I read reviews stating how good the fried chicken was. I got 2 orders of nice sized wings (6 total) for $12. They had no taste at all, just plain fried chicken. Ordered 2 sides of greens, they tasted just as plain, just canned collard greens heated up.

Helpful?
Thank NY N
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Small place near Lincoln's Cottage. Fried chicken is fantastic. Takes 20-30 minutes to cook, but it's freshand hot! The collard greens and cornbread are also outstanding.

Helpful?
Thank roncar54
Rockville, Maryland
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

My daughter and I chose to eat lunch here after a tour of Lincoln's cottage, a short walk from the gate. It is definitely comfort food. We could have made a meal out of the sides--a great variety. We both ordered sandwiches but added sides of corn bread, macaroni cheese, coleslaw and fried spinach. It was all good, but the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Judy F
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

A portion of fried chicken is half a chicken and each piece is better than the one before! Two of us had the chicken and decided it was the best ever. All four of us agreed the coleslaw was also outstanding. Incredible breading on the pork chops and fish too! And Shirley couldn't have provided better service. We think this... More 

Helpful?
Thank 08057
Alexandria, VA
Level Contributor
1,576 reviews
808 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 510 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Right across the street from Lincoln's Cottage, The Hitching Post is a delightful surprise. It has been around for 45+ years (although the owners sold it two years ago) with southern cooking as its specialty. Good soups, salads and appetizers to start your meal but the "stars of the show" here are the entrees. The fried chicken dinner (chicken, mashed... More 

Helpful?
Thank jeffl499
Portland, Maine
Level Contributor
230 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

If you love southern food and especially fried chicken, you need to try this place! It's very low key and laid back - great for a group or family. Go early for their specials -- nice value on drink choices. We've now been twice and will definitely go again!

Helpful?
Thank MBRECED
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

A good choice close to President Lincoln's Cottage; menu includes enough selection for every budget and appetite.

Helpful?
Thank Veronika M

Travellers who viewed Hitching Post Restaurant also viewed

Washington DC, DC
 

Been to Hitching Post Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Upshur St NW, Washington DC, DC 20011-4848
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Upper Northwest
  • Neighbourhood: Upper Northwest
  • Phone Number: +1 202-726-1511

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hitching Post Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?