Grilled Cheese, Please! 15 Savory Spots to Enjoy National Grilled Cheese Day

Wednesday, April 12 is a pretty important day.

No, it’s not an important birthday or anniversary. And it’s not that doctor’s appointment you keep rescheduling. This particular Wednesday is National Grilled Cheese Day. Cue all the emotions!

Grilled cheese sandwiches are straight-up comfort food. They bring back cozy memories of chomping down on melty, doughy bread, or dunking it right into thick and creamy tomato soup. You could easily celebrate this fantastic holiday at home, but if you’re hankering for a good grilled cheese that goes beyond pre-packed orange slices and white bread, visit one of these area shops instead!


Washington D.C.

GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar

1730 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Washingotn D.C.

Try the entire menu or build your own, but the Reuben, Kim-Cheese Steak, or Buffalo Blue all stand out.

Quarter + Glory

2017 14th St., NW

Washington D.C.

Try their standard grilled cheese, a combination of cheddar and smoked mozzarella with house-made pickles.

The Pursuit Wine Bar

1421 H St., NE

Washington D.C.

Try one of their five grilled cheeses, including steak and provolone on sourdough, or the combination of jalapeno cheddar and pepper jack cheeses with tomato.

Righteous Cheese

1309 5th St., NE (Inside Union Market)

Washington D.C.

Try one of their seasonal grilled cheeses.

Wicked Waffle

1712 I St., NW

Washington D.C.

Try the Grilled Cheese Waffle.

Stoney’s Bar and Grill

1433 P St., NW

Washington D.C.

2101 L St. NW

Washington DC

Try one of their six grilled cheese sandwiches, including the roasted turkey, bacon and gouda on sourdough, or the BBQ pork with gouda on sourdough.


Wicked Waffle

7101 Democracy Blvd.

Bethesda, MD

Try the Grilled Cheese Waffle.

Heckman’s Delicatessen

4914 Cordell Ave.

Bethesda, MD

Try the grilled cheese, tomato and bacon on rye, or make your own sandwich creation.

Luke’s Lobster

7129 Bethesda Lane

Bethesda, MD

Try the Lobster Grilled Cheese or the Crab Grilled Cheese.




709 W Broad St.

Falls Church, VA

Try one of their 20 sandwiches, including the smoked salmon and havarti on rye, or the roast beef and horseradish mayo with sharp cheddar.


2411 Mt. Vernon Ave.

Alexandra, VA

4056 Campbell Ave.

Arlington, VA

800 N. Glebe Rd.

Arlington, VA

Try one of their six sandwiches including the brie and pear, or the combination of bacon, avocado cream and fresh goat cheese.

Café Kindred

450 N Washington St.

Falls Church, VA

Try their grilled cheese made with cheddar and goat cheese.

Mike’s Deli @ Lazy Sundae

112 North West St.

Falls Church, VA

Try their grilled cheese, which can be customized with bacon or ham.

Open Road Grill

8100 Lee Hwy.

Falls Church, VA

Try their loaded grilled cheese, which comes with avocado and a ¼ pound of applewood bacon.

Burger 7

7505 Leesburg Pike

Falls Church, VA

Try one of their four grilled cheese sandwiches include the salami or the B7 Philly.

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