A Taste of Georgetown

I was going to originally title this post “A Day in Georgetown” or “A Stroll in Georgetown” but I realized all I did while in this quaint part of DC was eat. So I will apologize in advance if you wanted to see the charming neighborhood or know what there is to do. I will have to visit again so that I can provide you with those details because this blog post is purely about what I ate.

I ended up in Georgetown by accident. I made a reservation at Degrees in the Ritz Carlton because I saw a picture of the S’mores French Toast on Instagram and I had to have it. In the days previous, I had discovered a Ritz Carlton in my neighborhood and assumed that was the one based on the proximity. Well, I was wrong. There are actually two Ritz Carltons within 10 minutes of each other, who knew?! After being directed to the Ritz Carlton in Georgetown from the staff at the Ritz Carlton in Foggy Bottom, we got a Lyft and were on our way.

I arrived with one thing on my mind. I can sometimes be indecisive when ordering but this time I knew exactly what I wanted; South Street S’mores French Toast, please. I think the server was surprised at the expedience to which I chose my breakfast entree. 

The French Toast is made with a cinnamon swirl bread and filled with Nutella and marshmallow. It was topped with powdered sugar and fresh strawberries (as a garnish to add color probably). I love s’mores so I was excited to see all of the melted chocolate and marshmallows when the dish was delivered. I must say although I really enjoyed this dish, I wish there had been more marshmallows inside the toast. It seemed like they were only placed around the crust instead of layered throughout. As a result, the center was void of the marshmallow filling I love and only contained a layer of Nutella.  Again, I love the ooeey gooey marshmallow creme in s’mores so most people probably would not even notice or care.

I stayed in the restaurant and caught up on some work a bit before I was off to the next restaurant. Since I was not planning to be in Georgetown, I had not selected a place for lunch in advance. I used Yelp and Instagram photos to identify where I would have lunch.

Luke’s Lobster won.  I was able to walk to Luke’s from the Ritz and stop for a little shopping along the way. When I arrived at Luke’s, it wasn’t very busy. This was a bit alarming and had me wondering if I had selected the right place. I figured I would give it a try at least and if I did not like it, then I would just find another place to eat.

I could not figure out what I wanted to try so I chose Luke’s Trio which included a mini lobster roll, a mini shrimp roll, and a mini crab roll. This was the perfect cure for my indecision and the foodie in me because it would allow me to taste all of the options all in one visit. 

All of the seafood was steamed, seasoned and doused with butter.  Each was served in a warm buttered roll. Although the preparation of the sandwiches was the same, the taste was different because of the natural flavor of the seafood. My preference in order was 1) Lobster 2) Shrimp 3) Crab.

I chose the combo which included a side and a drink. Since chips are something I could get anywhere, I tried the poppyseed slaw. All I will say is don’t do it. I ate two spoonfuls just to make sure I was not tripping when I ate the first and its a NO. The slaw was bland and flavorless. Pretend this is not on the menu and just get the chips.

Lunch was surprisingly light and so since I still had room I decided to go get dessert. While sitting at Luke’s, I ended up chatting with a woman who is a local. She told me about Georgetown Cupcakes and their extreme popularity. She warned me that the lines can be very long but the cupcakes were delicious. I was sold!

There was a bit of a line when I arrived but nothing major. My timing was perfect though because shortly after I stepped in line, the crowd came and the line was out the door. There were so many tempting flavors but I decided only to get two.

I chose the Blueberry Cheesecake and Peanut Butter Fudge. These cupcakes were so darn good! Like seriously, I almost went back the very next day to buy a half dozen. Had I not taken them to go, I probably would have ordered a few more before I departed once I tasted how good they were.

The Blueberry Cheesecake was a mini cheesecake shaped like a cupcake. There was a graham cracker crust with a cream cheese and blueberry filling. I love cheesecake so this was a delightful surprise. The Peanut Butter Fudge was a chocolate cupcake with a peanut butter icing. It was rich and delish! I definitely would be a regular customer for this bake shop if I lived in the city. The cupcakes at Georgetown Cupcakes are some of the best I have had in a long time. Do yourself a favor and try them for yourself.

I had dinner reservations later on that night or else I would have stayed in the neighborhood for one more meal. I enjoyed a delicious day of dining in Georgetown and the next time I return I promise to do more than eat.

 

What are your suggestions for places to eat and things to do when I return?

 

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34 Comments

  1. August 21, 2017 / 10:29 AM

    I am originally the MD/DC area and whenever we travel back home we enjoy trying to discover new restaurant spots in DC to enjoy. I’ve always loved Georgetown and it’s ambience near the water and I’m definitely checking out that french toast spot next time we’re in town! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Tia
      August 21, 2017 / 10:14 PM

      It is my pleasure. What are your favorite things to do when you are in Georgetown? Any suggestions for the next time I go?

  2. August 21, 2017 / 10:46 AM

    I have never been to Georgetown but the food alone makes me want to go. Your pictures are amazing. Needless to say, it looks like you had a great time.

    • Tia
      August 21, 2017 / 10:15 PM

      This was my first time in this part of DC as well. I have several friends who love this neighborhood and I now understand why. You are right, I had a great day and cannot wait to return.

  3. Carissa (The Green Eyed Lady)
    August 21, 2017 / 8:01 PM

    OMG I need to go to Georgetown ASAP! My mom, sister and I were in MD/DC earlier this year and we didnt get a chance to spend time in DC like we wanted to but hopefully we get a chance to go back soon!

    • Tia
      August 21, 2017 / 10:16 PM

      Yes it definitely worth a stop in this neighborhood.

  4. August 22, 2017 / 10:11 AM

    I can’t get those lobster rolls out of my mind! Yum!

    • Tia
      August 22, 2017 / 11:00 AM

      I would not mind having another one myself. Too bad I live too far away.

  5. August 22, 2017 / 11:33 AM

    I never had the slaw there, but after reading your review I’ll make sure to permanently pass on it! Georgetown cupcake is always a fan favorite, but Baked and Wired is pretty good, too. Although I’m not big on sweets I prefer Baked and Wired. Georgetown has so many places to eat that aren’t “budget friendly” it’s challenging to find the perfect spot. Hopefully the next time you come you can stop at a food truck and try it out. I enjoyed reading your post and can’t wait to read the future posts you’ll have regarding Washington, D.C.

    • Tia
      August 22, 2017 / 8:28 PM

      Thanks for reading. I will be sure to try Baked and Wired the next time I am in town. I would love your budget friendly food recommendations if you have any in Georgetown that I should check out next time I visit.

  6. August 22, 2017 / 1:37 PM

    The s’mores French Toast sounds amazing I love anything s’mores related! Adding Georgetown to my bucket list.

    • Tia
      August 22, 2017 / 8:29 PM

      Yes me too! Chocolate, marshmallows and graham cracker is a winning combination if you ask me.

  7. Kita
    August 23, 2017 / 8:23 AM

    I almost can’t believe this is DC but I know it is. All this food looks so good and the title is perfect.

    • Tia
      August 23, 2017 / 1:52 PM

      What are your favorite restaurants in the DC area?

  8. Kiwi
    August 23, 2017 / 12:13 PM

    I am such a foodie! I knew about Georgetown cupcakes we have some in Atlanta.

    • Tia
      August 23, 2017 / 1:51 PM

      When I am in Atlanta I usually go to Cami Cakes. This was my first time visiting Georgetown Cupcakes.

  9. August 23, 2017 / 9:52 PM

    I spent a day shopping in Georgetown for our anniversary a couple years ago. I couldn’t handle the line for the cupcake spot but I would’ve loved Lukes Lobster.

    • Tia
      August 23, 2017 / 10:13 PM

      Yes, I realized my timing was perfect after I saw the line grow behind me. If you ever get back I think the cupcakes are totally worth a try.

  10. August 23, 2017 / 10:31 PM

    Wow, I have never been to Georgetown. But I’m sure gonna plan to visit! This post made me so hungry reading it. Those lobster rolls and cupcakes tho! Oh my stars!! Looks like heaven! Fantastic post!

    • Tia
      August 24, 2017 / 5:13 AM

      This post makes me hungry when I read it too. Please let me know all about your experience after you visit Georgetown, I would love to know where you decide to eat.

  11. August 24, 2017 / 12:00 AM

    Girl, your blog and instagram are droolworthy! Looks like you had a great time! I haven’t been to D.C. in decades. Looks like I’m overdue for a visit! Yummy!

    • Tia
      August 24, 2017 / 5:08 AM

      Thank you. It had been a while for me too. I still have so much to share from that trip.

  12. August 24, 2017 / 2:06 AM

    You brought back memories of a college classmate taking me to Georgetown because I was new to the area. All of the rolls look good and I probably would have ordered the same thing because I like to taste a little bit of everything. I like smores but I’m not a huge fan so im not sure if I would have like the french toast .I enjoyed Georgetown cup cakes as well but i can remember what flavors I ate, its been a long time.

    • Tia
      August 24, 2017 / 5:10 AM

      I am so glad this post could remind you of great times with friends. I can be totally indecisive so the trio was the perfect option.

  13. August 24, 2017 / 2:20 AM

    The French toast sounds yummy! You make all the places sound so inviting! 😊

    • Tia
      August 24, 2017 / 5:11 AM

      Thank you, the French Toast is what started the whole adventure. If you are a sweet fiend like me, you would love it.

  14. August 24, 2017 / 9:04 AM

    All the food looks so delicious! I love coleslaw so I was a little sad that you didn’t enjoy that. But hey everyone doesn’t make great coleslaw. You make me want to travel to Georgetown to try those cupcakes.

    • Tia
      August 24, 2017 / 10:16 AM

      The coleslaw was a bust but for a full day of eating, I cannot complain about disliking one item. I will definitely return to Georgetown again soon. There were so many places I wanted to try that I couldn’t in one afternoon.

  15. August 24, 2017 / 10:30 AM

    I LOVE luke’s lobster. And I also love your images. I was immediately reminded of you taking pics of the sushi at the window during blogher17 lol

    • Tia
      August 24, 2017 / 10:53 AM

      Yes! I need to upload those photos now that you mentioned it.

  16. August 26, 2017 / 12:53 PM

    Hey Tia! I think you titled this perfectly! You wanna know what I do when I explore anywhere new? EAT! So you are preaching to the choir with this one. You have me here wishing I could plan a trip to Georgetown just to get a bit of the loveliness you had the chance to enjoy! Great Post!

    • Tia
      August 29, 2017 / 7:33 AM

      Thank you. It’s great to know I am not the only one with food on the brain all of the time. It sounds like you and I could take a trip together and have a great time.

  17. August 28, 2017 / 6:51 AM

    Luke’s Lobster is delicious, I tried them in NYC before finding out we had them here. You lucked out at Georgetown Cupcake, I’ve seen that line stupid long.

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