4866 Massachusetts Ave NW
The second outpost of the popular Nantucket restaurant, Millie’s has quickly become a DC institution. The casual, nautical eatery is decorated with accents like full-scale canoes hanging from the ceiling, painted oars on the walls and black-and-white surf photographs. During the summer months, the patio is lined with picnic tables and the open-air bar becomes buzzy. The menu includes such island-inspired dishes as shrimp tacos, tuna poke, roasted salmon, tuna steak and lobster quesadillas. A creative cocktail list accompanies the menu, which heavily features Nantucket brews and liquors from Cisco Brewers, such as the famed blueberry vodka lemonade. For dessert, don’t miss the ice cream counter outside for homemade scoops.
Written by Kira Reinke