500 8th St SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20003 , United States

District Soul Food

500 8th St SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20003 , United States


DC’s new, premier soul food restaurant & lounge. A unique mix of southern cuisine and live entertainment in the heart of Capitol Hill’s Barracks Row.

District Soul Food Restaurant and Lounge offers a culinary twist on classic southern cuisine.  Inspired by a rich tradition of family and agriculture from previous generations, our menu features a unique combination of local ingredients with a down-home southern flare coupled with signature craft cocktails and decadent desserts.  Delight your taste buds with items like our pulled pork, shrimp and grits, and oxtails.  One bite of our deliciously rich sweet potato pound cake is sure to keep you coming back for more.   Executive Chef John Fearrington (La Residence, True Flavors Southern Diner) showcases his wealth of experience and love of food in every tasty dish.

Located in the heart of Barracks Row in Capitol Hill, District Soul Food Restaurant and Lounge is the ideal place to watch your favorite sporting event, enjoy live entertainment or relax upstairs in the Cigar Lounge.  With plenty of space for private events, let us host your next party, reception or business meeting.  Catering services are available for special events and a food truck can bring our delicacies to your on-site event.  District Soul Food Restaurant and Lounge is conveniently located at 8th and G Street, SE, just a short  0.1 mile walk from the Eastern Market Metro Station.

Our goal is to deliver exceptional service, delicious food, and endless cocktails in our lovely newly-renovated space.   Owners Craig Parkinson (CEO), David Roundtree (COO), Christopher Alston, Chris Everette, and Eddie Reynolds are excited to welcome you to your new favorite restaurant, District Soul Food Restaurant and Lounge.

Additional information

Vegetarian Options? Yes
Vegan Options? No
On-Site Parking? Yes
Valet Parking? No
Alcoholic Beverages? Yes
Reservations? Yes
Physical Location? Yes
Catering No
Chef Name: John Fearrington


184 Reviews
October 16, 2019
"Goodness gracious did you have to do it like that." My friend and I went to DSF after the H-Street festival as the lines there for fish were too long and...
November 12, 2019
Had my mom's 75th birthday dinner here since it is in her neighborhood and there is nothing like soul food. They had plenty of space for a large table and...
October 13, 2019
This was my second time at District Soul Food. The first experience wasn't the greatest as the waiter messed up our order and the owner was so accommodating...


500 8th St SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20003 , United States
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