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423 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2833
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Loved the hotdogs here, but they are now closed. Great way to feed a visiting family on the cheap. I believe owned by same company as Teds Bulletin, which they are more invested in. And is mighty good.

Thank SydinDC
Atlanta, GA
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507 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Loved the many choices for topping. The specialty dogs looked great. They lightly warm the bun on the grill so everything is fresh and warm.

Thank Sggypsy
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

In the middle of a thriving neighbourhood, with lots of places to choose from, DC-3 stands out as the best place for a quick meal before continuing the walk through the city. Great buns, dogs and service!

Thank GenovevoCosta
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

DC3 is has an airplane theme from the 40s, which makes this a different hot dog place. Their buns are unique, almost square. I find it hard to pay $5 for a hotdog when street vendors sell them for $1.50 & Eastern Mkt for $2. Yet, the latter don't offer the variety DC3 does, including a hotdog w/a California food... More 

Thank Neil S
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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128 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

It is good but not that hot dog. I ordered a wrapped bacon hot dog. They just fried a bacon slice and put on the top of my dog. It was ok.

Thank Carlos Gustavo R
Snellville, Georgia
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

My wife and kids and I ate here during out Spring Break visit to DC. We stayed near the Eastern Market Metro station so this was walking distance. The dogs were good and there was good variety. They give you a lot of fries so you should maybe try ordering a bit less than you might normally. Though this was... More 

Thank hlsteve
Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

We were there at an odd hour (3pm) I guess as the place was empty. So we had the place all to ourselves!! The server was great. Running through all the options with us and very accommodating. this place was listed in Time Out Washington so we had to try it. Glad to say that they were rightfully listed! Hotdogs... More 

Thank Eve T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

I discovered DC-3 when I worked on Capitol Hill. It's a great place to get a quick lunch. The hot dogs and fried pickles are delicious!

Thank SororSalsa
Minneola, Florida
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Just down the street from the Eastern Market Metro station, Eat DC-3 was very easy to get to, even with an 8 yr old and 6 yr old in tow after a long day of sightseeing. They had lots of creative specialty dogs (the Philly was fantastic), but you can also order your own custom hot dog for your picky... More 

Thank jedicat727
Falls Church, Virginia
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

It was the last day in DC before my sons left to go back to their mom's in Arkansas. We took a stroll through Capitol Hill. I had googled best dog in DC, and so we hit up DC-3. The interior is decorated in a diner motif with planes everywhere. It is a nice place to take kids or would... More 

Thank JustinEiseleTravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 423 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2833
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 2025461935

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?