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10 Eateries Open 24 Hours Around D.C.

Where to find hearty breakfast plates, fish tacos, and Korean-style hangover soup all day, every day

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Assorted breakfast dishes at Bob & Edith’s.
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The D.C. dining scene gets more diverse every day. But fulfilling every possible craving at any hour of the day remains elusive (where art thou, 24-hour pizza place?).

Local diners can, however, get their fill of zesty tacos, sugar-dusted funnel cake fries, cult hoagies, grilled lamb chops, and more at round-the-clock restaurants all across the area.

Here are 10 local eateries that give it everything they’ve got 24 hours a day.

The featured restaurants are not ranked. They are arranged geographically from north to south.

Know of another can’t miss 24-hour eatery? Sound off in the comments or shoot us an email (dc@eater.com).

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Surfside (Multiple locations)

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1800 N St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 466-1830
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The Tex-Mex arm of the Georgetown Events family of restaurants (Millie’s, Due South, Jetties) has two locations in D.C., but the Dupont Circle stand is the only one that serves gourmet tacos, burritos, and more throughout the day. Tamales, soups, and seasonal offerings round out the menu during regular business hours.

Gourmet tacos at Surfside.
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2. The Diner

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2453 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 232-8800
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This Adams Morgan’s mainstay stays busy at all hours by giving customers what they want whenever is convenient. There’s specialty drinks (bloody mary, Irish coffee), gourmet burgers, vegetarian fare (black bean-filled tacos, mushroom and onion-packed faux Reuben sandwiches), assorted egg dishes, and crowd pleasers such as chili-cheese tater tots.

Eggs Benedict with spinach and breakfast potatoes at the Diner.
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3. Bob & Edith's (Multiple locations)

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2310 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 920-6103
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This homegrown chain has sprinkled outposts throughout Northern Virginia. The core menu features breakfast favorites (biscuits with sausage gravy, country fried steak and eggs, western omelettes), grill fare (patty melts, half-smokes, steak and cheese subs), and classic comfort foods (fried chicken, meatloaf, pork chops with mashed potatoes). Need something sweet? Try chocolate chip pancakes, pecan waffles, or any of the rotating desserts in the display case.

Ice cream-topped waffles at Bob & Edith’s.
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4. Yechon

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4121 Hummer Rd
Annandale, VA 22003
(703) 914-4646
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A late-night dining stronghold for decades, Yechon draws in diners from far beyond its home in Annandale, Virginia. The menu focuses on Korean and Japanese dishes, offering selections ranging from a la carte sushi rolls and sashimi to marinated beef short ribs and kimchi-spiked casseroles.

Sushi and assorted banchan at Yechon.
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5. Kabob Palace

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2315 S Eads St
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 486-3535
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This Afghan eatery keeps Crystal City diners in all the grilled meats, curried stews, and fresh baked naan they can eat. The quarter century-old neighborhood restaurant features assorted kebabs (chicken, lamb chops, seasoned ground beef) as well as specialty dishes (curry chicken, spicy trotters, spinach-potato stews).

A combo plate of mixed kebabs at Kabob Palace.
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6. Amphora (Multiple locations)

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377 Maple Ave W
Vienna, VA 22180
(703) 938-7877
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The flagship Amphora’s voluminous menu covers everything from traditional Mediterranean fare (spanakopita, hummus, pastitsio) and American comfort foods (grilled cheese, roast turkey with mashed potatoes, liver with sauteed onions) to calorie-conscious options (baked ratatouille, meat-free moussaka, vegetarian burgers). Still hungry? The restaurant is renowned for its mousse cakes, seasonal pies, and pastries.

Assorted sweets at Amphora.
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7. Tastee Diner (Multiple locations)

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7731 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 652-3970
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This historic diner has expanded to three locations. Though it’s moved around some, the original dining car still serving Bethesda has been a part of the community for over 80 years. The menu runs the gamut, from breakfast standards (pancakes with eggs, creamed chip beef, fried chicken and waffles) to blue plate specials (crab cake platters, roast beef with vegetables, 16-ounce T-bone steak). The kitchen also accommodates dietary restrictions, substituting egg whites in certain breakfast dishes and providing gluten-free selections on request.

Assorted breakfast dishes at Tastee Diner.
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8. Wawa (Multiple locations)

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1111 19th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 869-2286
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This regional chain planted its first store in D.C. last fall. The downtown location features a full range of gourmet coffee, display cases full of assorted baked goods, and, of course, Wawa’s made-to-order hoagies and breakfast sandwiches. The company plans to open dozens of stores in the next few years, including another 24-hour shop already in the works in Columbia Heights.

Assorted hoagies at Wawa.
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9. Osman & Joe's

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4700 Wisconsin Ave
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 686-1201
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A treasured part of Tenleytown, this old school greasy spoon features a tiny counter typically crowded with tempting dishes. Everyone from famished American University students to hospitality professionals who’ve just punched out for the night pack into the one-room restaurant for a taste of egg-filled breakfast sandwiches, fruit-studded pancakes, messy grill burgers, and more. A fan favorite: powdered sugar-dusted funnel cake “fries” that scream county fair.

Chocolate chip French toast and funnel cake fries at Osman & Joe’s.
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10. Gom Tang E (Multiple locations)

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13840 Braddock Rd
Centreville, VA 20121
(703) 830-1131

Although it serves a variety of Korean dishes, this local chain is perhaps best known for its nourishing soups. Featured offerings include oxtail, chicken, tofu, and seafood-laden brews. But the go-to dish has to be a hangover helper made with pork ribs, vegetables, cloudy broth, and a plenty of spices.

A hearty soup at Gom Tang E.
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1. Surfside (Multiple locations)

1800 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Gourmet tacos at Surfside.
Surfside/Facebook

The Tex-Mex arm of the Georgetown Events family of restaurants (Millie’s, Due South, Jetties) has two locations in D.C., but the Dupont Circle stand is the only one that serves gourmet tacos, burritos, and more throughout the day. Tamales, soups, and seasonal offerings round out the menu during regular business hours.

1800 N St NW
Washington, DC 20036

2. The Diner

2453 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Eggs Benedict with spinach and breakfast potatoes at the Diner.
The Diner/Facebook

This Adams Morgan’s mainstay stays busy at all hours by giving customers what they want whenever is convenient. There’s specialty drinks (bloody mary, Irish coffee), gourmet burgers, vegetarian fare (black bean-filled tacos, mushroom and onion-packed faux Reuben sandwiches), assorted egg dishes, and crowd pleasers such as chili-cheese tater tots.

2453 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

3. Bob & Edith's (Multiple locations)

2310 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204
Ice cream-topped waffles at Bob & Edith’s.
Bob & Edith’s/Facebook

This homegrown chain has sprinkled outposts throughout Northern Virginia. The core menu features breakfast favorites (biscuits with sausage gravy, country fried steak and eggs, western omelettes), grill fare (patty melts, half-smokes, steak and cheese subs), and classic comfort foods (fried chicken, meatloaf, pork chops with mashed potatoes). Need something sweet? Try chocolate chip pancakes, pecan waffles, or any of the rotating desserts in the display case.

2310 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204

4. Yechon

4121 Hummer Rd, Annandale, VA 22003
Sushi and assorted banchan at Yechon.
Marivic L./Yelp

A late-night dining stronghold for decades, Yechon draws in diners from far beyond its home in Annandale, Virginia. The menu focuses on Korean and Japanese dishes, offering selections ranging from a la carte sushi rolls and sashimi to marinated beef short ribs and kimchi-spiked casseroles.

4121 Hummer Rd
Annandale, VA 22003

5. Kabob Palace

2315 S Eads St, Arlington, VA 22202
A combo plate of mixed kebabs at Kabob Palace.
Kimberly J./Yelp

This Afghan eatery keeps Crystal City diners in all the grilled meats, curried stews, and fresh baked naan they can eat. The quarter century-old neighborhood restaurant features assorted kebabs (chicken, lamb chops, seasoned ground beef) as well as specialty dishes (curry chicken, spicy trotters, spinach-potato stews).

2315 S Eads St
Arlington, VA 22202

6. Amphora (Multiple locations)

377 Maple Ave W, Vienna, VA 22180
Assorted sweets at Amphora.
Amphora [Official photo]

The flagship Amphora’s voluminous menu covers everything from traditional Mediterranean fare (spanakopita, hummus, pastitsio) and American comfort foods (grilled cheese, roast turkey with mashed potatoes, liver with sauteed onions) to calorie-conscious options (baked ratatouille, meat-free moussaka, vegetarian burgers). Still hungry? The restaurant is renowned for its mousse cakes, seasonal pies, and pastries.

377 Maple Ave W
Vienna, VA 22180

7. Tastee Diner (Multiple locations)

7731 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
Assorted breakfast dishes at Tastee Diner.
Don C./Yelp

This historic diner has expanded to three locations. Though it’s moved around some, the original dining car still serving Bethesda has been a part of the community for over 80 years. The menu runs the gamut, from breakfast standards (pancakes with eggs, creamed chip beef, fried chicken and waffles) to blue plate specials (crab cake platters, roast beef with vegetables, 16-ounce T-bone steak). The kitchen also accommodates dietary restrictions, substituting egg whites in certain breakfast dishes and providing gluten-free selections on request.

7731 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

8. Wawa (Multiple locations)

1111 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Assorted hoagies at Wawa.
Wawa/Facebook

This regional chain planted its first store in D.C. last fall. The downtown location features a full range of gourmet coffee, display cases full of assorted baked goods, and, of course, Wawa’s made-to-order hoagies and breakfast sandwiches. The company plans to open dozens of stores in the next few years, including another 24-hour shop already in the works in Columbia Heights.

1111 19th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

9. Osman & Joe's

4700 Wisconsin Ave, Washington, DC 20016
Chocolate chip French toast and funnel cake fries at Osman & Joe’s.
Omair T./Yelp

A treasured part of Tenleytown, this old school greasy spoon features a tiny counter typically crowded with tempting dishes. Everyone from famished American University students to hospitality professionals who’ve just punched out for the night pack into the one-room restaurant for a taste of egg-filled breakfast sandwiches, fruit-studded pancakes, messy grill burgers, and more. A fan favorite: powdered sugar-dusted funnel cake “fries” that scream county fair.

4700 Wisconsin Ave
Washington, DC 20016

10. Gom Tang E (Multiple locations)

13840 Braddock Rd, Centreville, VA 20121
A hearty soup at Gom Tang E.
Gom Tang E/Facebook

Although it serves a variety of Korean dishes, this local chain is perhaps best known for its nourishing soups. Featured offerings include oxtail, chicken, tofu, and seafood-laden brews. But the go-to dish has to be a hangover helper made with pork ribs, vegetables, cloudy broth, and a plenty of spices.

13840 Braddock Rd
Centreville, VA 20121

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