5. The Dabney
This restaurant makes the list for a multitude of reasons. First, the ingredients are sourced from Mid-Atlantic farmers, and the kitchen utilizes a wood-burning hearth. Second, the dining experience is so organic and unpretentious that you cannot help but have a good time. The extensive menu offers something for everyone at a truly budget-friendly price. As for a recommended cocktail? Try the Absinthe Frappe.