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Home to an ever-growing number of eclectic restaurants and hip bars, DC’s Petworth is definitely worth a visit. Check out our recommendations for where you need to go during your visit.

President Lincoln’s Cottage

Little-known fact: President Abraham Lincoln spent several stints each year of the Civil War living out in Petworth. Visit the esteemed leader’s home and take in the sense of history of the place.

140 Rock Creek Church Rd NW
(202) 829-0436

Philip’s Shoe Repair

This leather goods repair shop comes recommended by the Washington Post. If you’ve worn out your walking shoes while touring DC’s numerous museums and monuments, or just want a taste of the neighborhood, be sure to stop by here.

808 Upshur St. NW
(202) 726-5762

Timber Pizza

Feast on Neapolitan-style pizza pies at this homey Petworth shop. Don’t happen to be in the mood for a slice? We’re also big fans of the Argentinean empanadas on hand here.

809 Upshur St NW, Washington, DC 20011
(202) 853-9746

Slim’s Diner

Breakfast at this uber-popular modern diner means enjoying classics like milkshakes, eggs benedict, and waffles. With brick walls and red leather seats, the hip new spot is an Instagram gold mine.

4201 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011
(202) 783-0699


Relax on the second-floor patio of this newly opened Petworth joint, which dishes out shareable appetizers like a melted Raclette cheese platter with fingerling potatoes. Dig in with your friends and order a round of seasonally-inspired house cocktails.

4201 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011
(202) 783-0699