Readers' Choice: Where Do You Take Out-of-Town Guests to Experience Georgetown?

We're looking for the "most quintessential" Georgetown spot to take family and friends from out-of-town, in our inaugural Readers' Choice contest.

Family and friends love visiting D.C. to check out the Smithsonain, walk along the mall and scope out the monuments. When you have guests, you probably like to show them your favorite neighborhood places, too. What is the "Most Quintessential" Georgetown spot to take family and friends from out-of-town? Vote in the poll, but don't forget to tell us in the comments below why.

Here are a few that come to mind:

If we missed your favorite spot, please tell us in the comments section.

The poll closes at 9 a.m. Friday, March 9.

In addition to the poll, please consiering leaving a comment or writing a review about your favorite, to assist in the event of a tie.

Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results and reviews on Patch Places. Please vote only once per survey, per Patch.

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Jennifer Altemus March 05, 2012 at 12:10 PM
Shaun Courtney (Editor) March 05, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Good point, we added 1789. Make sure you vote for them!
Elizabeth Doherty March 05, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Clyde's! Every time friends and family come from out of town, they ask to go there after power-shopping on M Street -- for the food, ambiance and the people-watching.
Shaun Courtney (Editor) March 05, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Ok, added Clyde's. Thanks for all the suggestions. Make sure you vote for them and maybe even write a review!
Howard Spendelow March 05, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Hands down, it's gotta be Martin's Tavern. Beyond the congenial, welcoming ambience, you get to travel the world from your barstool. Recently, I've met the first woman to serve as a page in the House of Representatives, a dozen members of the New Zealand Navy, a speech-writer trying valiantly to keep the Huntsman campaign alive, and some folks who'd lived a year at the South Pole. My favorite: a middle-aged Chinese guy casually dressed in an Army sweatshirt and an elegant older woman; turns out he was a military attaché at the Chinese embassy and was escorting his mother on a nation-wide tour. They'd just returned from a trip to Vegas, and now it was time for "the quintessential pub experience".
Jordan C. March 06, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Cafe Tu-o-Tu for the salads and sandwiches in a cute brownstone!
Shaun Courtney (Editor) March 06, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Thanks, Jordan! We'll keep Tu-o-Tu in mind for future readers' choice categories. I love their fusion panini!
Maher March 06, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Tombs has the most Georgetown tradition by far.
DistrictontheCheap.com March 06, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Billy Martins! It's where Jack proposed to Jackie, Harry Truman hung out, and Richard Nixon ate... so quintessentially Georgetown -- and DC! Guests love it every time.
Mary Rose B. March 07, 2012 at 01:24 AM
Don't know about tradition, but for Georgetown now, B&W is it. Wildly pretentious on all levels from businessmen in Armani to hipsters with white kid dreds, but still charming and enjoyable. In other news, best, biggest cupcakes in Georgetown. Hands. Down. The donut muffin is a Friday legend, and the beestings get half the law firms through slow afternoons. Baked and Wired. No question.
Vince O 'Donnell March 07, 2012 at 02:34 AM
Britts Cafeteria Opps its gone like most of what made Georgetown the place it was before the landlords turned it over to the chain stores!
Amira DC March 07, 2012 at 04:07 AM
Undeniably, Baked & Wired.
Corey S. March 07, 2012 at 07:12 AM
For the record, dreads arent a "white kid" or "black kid" or "purple kid" thing, they are a hairstyle. That was kinda rude...but I agree that Baked & Wired is the best! Greatest coffee, extremely nice staff, NOT pretentious and certainly a wonderful place to take visitors! I go there as much as I can. I love their tallat, the hippie crack, and the ambiance!
DistrictontheCheap.com March 07, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Thanks for adding Billy Martins!
Andrea McGovern March 08, 2012 at 12:46 AM
Baked and wired hands down!!!!
Susan smith March 08, 2012 at 01:42 AM
Baked and Wired with its whimsy, friendly employees, wildly varying customers and excellent teas, coffee, cupcakes, pies and Hippy Crack.
Daniel Chan March 08, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Why would you have Tony & Joe's on here since they've been closed almost a year, but not Sequoia?
Daniel Chan March 08, 2012 at 01:51 AM
I'm voting for Baked and Wired!
shannon rafferty March 08, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Baked and Wired, for the relaxed attitude, lovely lattes with coffee art in top and the absolute best cupcakes anywhere. And finally I have but 2 words, donut muffin!
Jennifer Brugman March 08, 2012 at 02:30 AM
Baked and wired defiantly
Alison Struble Holden March 09, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Baked and wired! Best cupcakes in town, and ive tried them all. When my family and friends come to town the beg to visit Baked and Wired!
Father Karras March 09, 2012 at 02:28 AM
the Exorcist steps... I mean come on, everyone loves laying on the ground posing like a dead body


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