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Assorted breakfast offerings at the iconic Florida Avenue Grill.
Assorted breakfast offerings at the iconic Florida Avenue Grill.
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12 All-Day Breakfast Restaurants Around D.C.

It’s the most important meal of the day

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Assorted breakfast offerings at the iconic Florida Avenue Grill.
| Jesse A./Yelp

Working through a short stack of pancakes on a Saturday morning or splurging on a diet-busting brunch special (always get the bonus fried egg) on Sunday afternoon are familiar ways time-crunched locals treat themselves on weekends.

But what about when breakfast cravings strike during the work week? That's when knowing about this subset of local restaurants that dish out morning favorites any time of the day makes all the difference.

From bagels and lox to steak and eggs, this town has breakfast covered.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Florida Avenue Grill

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1100 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 265-1586
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The line that’s often snaking out the door of this dining institution is worth the wait for some of the most satisfying hotcakes in the city. Not to mention classic offerings such as fish and grits, made-to-order egg sandwiches, half-smokes, scrapple, and corned beef hash.
Florida Avenue Grill [Photo: R. Lopez]

2. The Diner

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2453 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 232-8800
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Scratch just about any breakfast itch at this Adams Morgan outpost 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Not one for hash browns? Try tater tots topped with cheese, eggs, onions, bacon, mushrooms, and jalapeños. Counting calories? Opt for a veggie omelet or tofu scramble? Feeling naughty? Order a Green Mary, a drink composed of kale, onion, lime, cilantro, tomatillo, and, oh yeah, vodka.
The Diner DC breakfast A breakfast burrito at the Diner. Photo: The Diner

3. Tryst

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2459 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 232-5500
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Always busy Tryst is more than just a place for chai latte with animal crackers on the side. Buttermilk waffles, spinach frittattas, and cold smoked salmon with capers and onion are just some of the options on the all-day brunch menu.
Tryst DC breakfast Cherry-almond waffles at Tryst. Photo: Tryst

4. Woodside Delicatessen (Multiple Locations)

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9329 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 589-7055
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This unassuming eatery has been around for seven decades, boasting a menu that harkens back to yesteryear: creamed chipped beef, cheese blintzes, gyro omelettes, and white fIsh salad sandwiches are both fortifying and a fun tour through the history of Jewish deli food. Of course, there’s also bagels and lox.
Woodside Deli MD breakfast A veggie skillet at Woodside Deli. Photo by Fred K. / Yelp

5. Tastee Diner (Multiple Locations)

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7731 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 652-3970
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For eight decades, this diner has been open day and night, serving all the classics in Silver Spring, Laurel and Bethesda. Dining options range from oatmeal and sliced tomatoes to ribeye steak and eggs.
Tastee Diner MD breakfast Bacon and eggs at Tastee Diner. Photo: Tastee Diner

6. Ted's Bulletin (Multiple Locations)

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11948 Market St
Reston, VA 20190
(703) 956-9510
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The upscale diner that started on Barracks Row has since expanded across the DMV. Taste the signature toaster pastries, meaty breakfast sandwiches, and spicy walk of shame burrito (think: eggs, sausage, cheese, and hashbrowns) that helped build a loyal following.
Ted's Bulletin DC breakfast Assorted breakfast offerings at Ted’s Bulletin. Photo: Ted’s Bulletin

7. Osman & Joe's Steak 'n Egg Kitchen

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4700 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20016
(202) 686-1201
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Nestled in one of D.C.’s toniest areas is one of budget-friendliest breakfast sources around. The availability of everything from funnel cakes, to eggs Benedict with sides of asparagus to candy-studded pancakes make this diamond in the rough a shiny gem. Large crowds may have to wait (or grab the food to go), as space is quite limited.
Osman and Joe's DC breakfast Assorted breakfast offerings at Osman and Joe’s. Photo by Jennifer K. / Yelp

8. Ari's Diner

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2003 Fenwick St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 290-1827
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The new addition to Ivy City blends old (brioche French toast) with new (trendy avocado toast). Indulge in a French toast monte cristo (think: turkey, ham, cheese, and syrup) or try a signature DC omelet featuring mumbo sauce and half-smokes. Don’t worry about going overboard; Planet Fitness, Bikram Yoga, and Crossfit Hierarchy are just steps away.
Ari's Diner DC corned beef Corned beef hash at Ari’s Diner. Photo: Ari’s Diner

9. Commissary

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1443 P St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 299-0018
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Potato pancakes, gluten-free pancakes, blueberry pancakes; Commissary does it all along with huevos rancheros, Denver omelets, vegan burritos, and more. Go light with a bagel and cream cheese (supplied by Bethesda Bagels), a watermelon-burrata salad, or an egg-white sandwich featuring avocado, sprouts, and tomato.
Commissary DC breakfast Bagels and lox at Commissary. Photo: Commissary

10. Bub and Pop's

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1815 M St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 457-1111
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This downtown sandwich shop/supper club now serves its breakfast menu from open to close (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Monday through Friday. There’s something sweet (think: bread pudding), something savory (red bliss potatoes with chives and pecorino-romano), and something sure to satisfy (fried sandwich with bacon, provolone, arugula, tomato, and mayonnaise).
Bub and Pop's DC interior The front counter at Bub and Pop’s. Photo by Ritupriya P. / Yelp

11. Crimson Diner

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627 H St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Located inside the new Pod Hotel, the sleek “diner” from nightlife vets Ian and Eric Hilton focuses on typically southern fare. Expect hot-butter biscuit sandwiches, peach-pecan French toast, and steaming cups of Blanchard’s Coffee. There’s also boozy milkshakes for those in need of something stronger.
Crimson Diner DC bar The bar at Chinatown newcomer Crimson Diner. Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

12. Waffle Shop

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3864 Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22305
(703) 836-8851
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This community fixture (locals don’t even notice the misspelling on the awning anymore) is a go-to for home fries, scrapple, bacon, sausage or a hearty meat lovers omelet. Patrons can opt for hotcakes or French toast, but the main attraction — Hint: it’s right there in the name — has remained so for a reason.
Waffle Shop VA breakfast A Nutella-banana waffle at the Waffle Shop. Photo: The Waffle Shop

1. Florida Avenue Grill

1100 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Florida Avenue Grill [Photo: R. Lopez]
The line that’s often snaking out the door of this dining institution is worth the wait for some of the most satisfying hotcakes in the city. Not to mention classic offerings such as fish and grits, made-to-order egg sandwiches, half-smokes, scrapple, and corned beef hash.
1100 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

2. The Diner

2453 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
The Diner DC breakfast A breakfast burrito at the Diner. Photo: The Diner
Scratch just about any breakfast itch at this Adams Morgan outpost 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Not one for hash browns? Try tater tots topped with cheese, eggs, onions, bacon, mushrooms, and jalapeños. Counting calories? Opt for a veggie omelet or tofu scramble? Feeling naughty? Order a Green Mary, a drink composed of kale, onion, lime, cilantro, tomatillo, and, oh yeah, vodka.
2453 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

3. Tryst

2459 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Tryst DC breakfast Cherry-almond waffles at Tryst. Photo: Tryst
Always busy Tryst is more than just a place for chai latte with animal crackers on the side. Buttermilk waffles, spinach frittattas, and cold smoked salmon with capers and onion are just some of the options on the all-day brunch menu.
2459 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

4. Woodside Delicatessen (Multiple Locations)

9329 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Woodside Deli MD breakfast A veggie skillet at Woodside Deli. Photo by Fred K. / Yelp
This unassuming eatery has been around for seven decades, boasting a menu that harkens back to yesteryear: creamed chipped beef, cheese blintzes, gyro omelettes, and white fIsh salad sandwiches are both fortifying and a fun tour through the history of Jewish deli food. Of course, there’s also bagels and lox.
9329 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910

5. Tastee Diner (Multiple Locations)

7731 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
Tastee Diner MD breakfast Bacon and eggs at Tastee Diner. Photo: Tastee Diner
For eight decades, this diner has been open day and night, serving all the classics in Silver Spring, Laurel and Bethesda. Dining options range from oatmeal and sliced tomatoes to ribeye steak and eggs.
7731 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

6. Ted's Bulletin (Multiple Locations)

11948 Market St, Reston, VA 20190
Ted's Bulletin DC breakfast Assorted breakfast offerings at Ted’s Bulletin. Photo: Ted’s Bulletin
The upscale diner that started on Barracks Row has since expanded across the DMV. Taste the signature toaster pastries, meaty breakfast sandwiches, and spicy walk of shame burrito (think: eggs, sausage, cheese, and hashbrowns) that helped build a loyal following.
11948 Market St
Reston, VA 20190

7. Osman & Joe's Steak 'n Egg Kitchen

4700 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20016
Osman and Joe's DC breakfast Assorted breakfast offerings at Osman and Joe’s. Photo by Jennifer K. / Yelp
Nestled in one of D.C.’s toniest areas is one of budget-friendliest breakfast sources around. The availability of everything from funnel cakes, to eggs Benedict with sides of asparagus to candy-studded pancakes make this diamond in the rough a shiny gem. Large crowds may have to wait (or grab the food to go), as space is quite limited.
4700 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20016

8. Ari's Diner

2003 Fenwick St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
Ari's Diner DC corned beef Corned beef hash at Ari’s Diner. Photo: Ari’s Diner
The new addition to Ivy City blends old (brioche French toast) with new (trendy avocado toast). Indulge in a French toast monte cristo (think: turkey, ham, cheese, and syrup) or try a signature DC omelet featuring mumbo sauce and half-smokes. Don’t worry about going overboard; Planet Fitness, Bikram Yoga, and Crossfit Hierarchy are just steps away.
2003 Fenwick St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

9. Commissary

1443 P St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
Commissary DC breakfast Bagels and lox at Commissary. Photo: Commissary
Potato pancakes, gluten-free pancakes, blueberry pancakes; Commissary does it all along with huevos rancheros, Denver omelets, vegan burritos, and more. Go light with a bagel and cream cheese (supplied by Bethesda Bagels), a watermelon-burrata salad, or an egg-white sandwich featuring avocado, sprouts, and tomato.
1443 P St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

10. Bub and Pop's

1815 M St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Bub and Pop's DC interior The front counter at Bub and Pop’s. Photo by Ritupriya P. / Yelp
This downtown sandwich shop/supper club now serves its breakfast menu from open to close (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Monday through Friday. There’s something sweet (think: bread pudding), something savory (red bliss potatoes with chives and pecorino-romano), and something sure to satisfy (fried sandwich with bacon, provolone, arugula, tomato, and mayonnaise).
1815 M St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

11. Crimson Diner

627 H St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Crimson Diner DC bar The bar at Chinatown newcomer Crimson Diner. Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC
Located inside the new Pod Hotel, the sleek “diner” from nightlife vets Ian and Eric Hilton focuses on typically southern fare. Expect hot-butter biscuit sandwiches, peach-pecan French toast, and steaming cups of Blanchard’s Coffee. There’s also boozy milkshakes for those in need of something stronger.
627 H St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

12. Waffle Shop

3864 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305
Waffle Shop VA breakfast A Nutella-banana waffle at the Waffle Shop. Photo: The Waffle Shop
This community fixture (locals don’t even notice the misspelling on the awning anymore) is a go-to for home fries, scrapple, bacon, sausage or a hearty meat lovers omelet. Patrons can opt for hotcakes or French toast, but the main attraction — Hint: it’s right there in the name — has remained so for a reason.
3864 Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22305

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