Have Some Heart: Best Artichoke Dip In DC
Love hearty, creamy artichoke dip? Find out where you can enjoy some of the best artichoke dip in the D.C. area in all of your favorite dining settings.
The Laid-Back Feel
Hours: Open 24/7
Don’t feel like being fancy? Head to The Diner located in Adams Morgan, where you can dress down, indulge in milkshakes and fries and of course, sample some velvety spinach and artichoke dip, served with crunchy toast points for dipping.
The Pub Atmosphere
Hours: Dinner 3 p.m. – 10: 30 p.m. daily
There is nothing that will complement your pint of beer quite like a crock pot filled with warm spinach and artichoke dip. Find one in Capital Hill on The Dubliner’s dinner and late night menu. Made with sour cream and romano and cheddar cheeses, this artichoke dip is extra rich. To balance the creaminess of dip, nacho chips come on the side, bringing saltiness and crunchiness to the hearty appetizer.
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The Upscale Option
The Melting Pot
Hours: Sun: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Mon-Thurs: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Fri: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Sat: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
The Melting Pot is a famous fondue chain, known for serving decadent pots of steaming fondue for excited and hungry patrons. One of its most popular fondue options is the spinach and artichoke cheese fondue. A heavenly blend of fontina and Butterkäse cheeses, spinach, artichoke hearts and garlic comes together to form a smooth, cheesy dip perfect for dunking the chunks of bread, carrots, apples, and cauliflower that accompany the dish. Take a date to this elegant Dupont Circle Spot and enjoy a pot of this dip for two. The romance and fun of it is priceless.
The Burger Bar
Thunder Burger and Bar
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.; Fri: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 a.m.; Sat: 10 a.m. – 2:30 a.m.; Sun: 10 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.
The great thing about artichoke dip is that it can be served with all different accompaniments. At Thunder Burger and Bar in Georgetown, you get yours with crunchy blue and yellow corn chips. Enjoy your dip in a rock ‘n roll setting for a great price.
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Mr. Smith’s Of Georgetown
Enjoy a breadcrumb-topped spinach and artichoke dip, served alongside your choice of corn chips or bread, at Georgetown’s Mr. Smith’s. Come during happy hour, Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m., and it’s half off. Indulge in this savory appetizer indoors, or on Mr. Smith’s cozy outdoor patio behind the restaurant.
The Neighborhood Bistro
Hours: Sun-Wed: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Thurs-Sun: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Heading to Eastern Market and craving some artichoke dip? Search no more: Zest Bistro, a warm neighborhood restaurant, has just the thing for you. Made with artichokes and asiago and parmesan cheeses, the dish is served with crunchy, healthy pita chips to scoop up your luscious dip. For $7.95, its one of the least expensive artichoke dips in the city.
Priya Konings is a child welfare attorney and restaurant critic in Washington D.C. Her restaurant reviews can be found here.