Why It’s an Icon: This cupcake shop's original Georgetown location shot to national stardom when featured for three seasons on the TLC reality show DC Cupcake, which first aired in 2010.
Why It’s Overrated: Tourists line up out the door and up the street, with wait times topping an hour. For cupcakes. Despite its national popularity, Georgetown Cupcake was the name that came up most often when we asked locals about overrated DC dishes. (Bright side: its popularity means it’s that much easier for us to get cupcakes at Baked & Wired down the street.)
3301 M St. NW; 202-333-8448