Spending time in Georgetown? Get to know this Washington neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from an Italian restaurant to a falafel spot.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Georgetown, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. il Canale
Topping the list is Italian and pizza restaurant il Canale. Located at 1065 31st St. NW (between North Canal Street and Blues Alley), it's the most popular business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 2,704 reviews on Yelp.
Look for caprese salad, focaccia, lobster ravioli and artisan pasta with mussels, shrimp, scallops and clams. Lamb chops, baked branzino filet and ribeye steak are also on offer.
Yelper Niki B., who reviewed the restaurant on June 21, wrote, 'I got the full margherita pizza and a Caesar salad. Both were incredible. My friend got the gnocchi and absolutely loved it as well. It was definitely my favorite Italian food I've had in a while.'
2. Gypsy Sally's
Next up is music venue, bar and traditional American spot Gypsy Sally's, situated at 3401 K St. NW (under the Whitehurst Freeway). With four stars out of 100 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
The music venue features a different band every few days, from rock to brass bands. The menu changes seasonally. This summer, featured items include burger sliders, pulled pork roll, tomato-bacon and vegetable flatbreads and cookies and ice cream.
Yelper Sara J. wrote a five-star review on June 24: 'Best music venue in the area to see all our local favorites. Great drinks and food. The staff is always super friendly and makes sure you have a good time.'
3. Falafel, Inc.
Vegetarian spot Falafel, Inc. is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 1210 Potomac St. NW (between North Prospect and North M streets), five stars out of 441 reviews.
Falafel sandwiches and bowls are offered, along with the restaurant's signature zaatar fries flavored with Palestinian spices.
Yelper Emily G. wrote in a five-star review on June 28, 'Best price for best quality. There's not much to say to make this a wordy review aside from the food here is super cheap and super amazing.'
4. Baked & Wired
Baked & Wired, a bakery and coffee and tea spot that offers cupcakes and more, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 4,254 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW to see for yourself.
Chocolate pound cake, banana nut bread and mandarin orange pound cake are among the baked goods offered. Also available are biscotti, brownies, biscuits, pies, muffins and more.
Yelp user Tanya H. wrote, 'Excellent cupcake shop. Quality is incredible. Fresh ingredients, unique flavors, and I was impressed with the cupcakes I tried. Lemon blueberry is king.'
5. DCG - District Chicken & Gyro
Check out DCG - District Chicken & Gyro, which has earned five stars out of 261 reviews on Yelp. You can find the halal, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant at 3147 Dumbarton St. NW (between North Wisconsin Avenue and North 31st Street).
The menu offers the choice of chicken, lamb or falafel served over rice or salad or in a wrap with sides of french fries or falafel.
Yelper Sahil B. wrote, 'Best gyro bowl I have ever had.'