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Where To Score Monster Breakfast Sandwiches in D.C.

More than just egg and cheese on toast.

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Waking up early comes with plenty of drawbacks, but one perk is being able to dive into incredible breakfast sandwiches while the area's residents are still tucked into their beds. Of course, this being breakfast, many of these sandwiches have egg on them, (egg + cheese + protein = a popular combination).

But these places take it to another level. Whether it's waffles as bread, meats on top of meats or fried chicken and doughnuts, all are unique and satisfying, and provide a reason to roll out of bed just a bit earlier.

—Updated by Meredith Bethune

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

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1308 G St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 809-5565
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Astro Doughnuts serves up a honey butter fried chicken breakfast sandwich every day – on weekdays, give their epic Old Bay fried chicken doughnut sandwich a try.

2. Bagel Place of College Park

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7423 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD 20740
(301) 779-3900
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Close to the University of Maryland campus, Bagel Place of College Park serves up breakfast sandwiches that any college kid can get behind. The sunrise bagel comes with ham, egg and American cheese. Here's another reason college students should get out of bed besides 8 a.m. classes.

3. BakeHouse

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1407 T St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 299-9042
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Wait for the weekends to order "The Bro" at this small bakery along the 14th Street corridor. It comes with a half smoke, egg, cheese and spicy sriracha on a bagel.

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4. Bullfrog Bagels

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1341 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 494-5615
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On Tuesdays through Sundays, Bullfrog Bagels has several epic breakfast sandwiches on its menu. The pastrami, egg and cheese may be messy, but it's worth it. Doors open at 7 a.m. and close at 1 p.m.

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5. Florida Avenue Grill

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1100 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 265-1586
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Florida Avenue Grill is one of the most classic greasy spoons in the city, opening in 1944. And being a quintessential D.C. establishment, it must have a half smoke on its menu. And it does. Paired with an egg, the half smoke breakfast sandwich will make diners rejoice that they live in D.C.

6. Mason Dixie Biscuit Co.

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1309 5th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(540) 300-6322
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Chicken and biscuits are all the rage. And this stall at Union Market gives area eaters the option to have fried chicken in the morning. The offerings change all the time, so check on Twitter and Facebook to find out what they are putting on and in their biscuits.

7. Northside Social - Coffee & Wine

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3211 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 465-0145
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A place that's pretty much all things to all people, this Clarendon cafe offers a sandwich with bacon, poached egg and maple butter until 3 p.m.

8. Pineapple and Pearls

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715 8th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

Aaron Silverman's new cafe just opened and it's currently serving up egg hash and salsa verde sandwiched between two golden slices of homemade masa bread.

9. Red Apron Butchery

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709 D St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 524-5244
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Red Apron has made a name for itself with its tigelle breakfast sandwiches, served on a special roll inspired by Italy. Try the Buenos Dias with egg, chorizo, cheddar, pickled onion and sour cream.

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10. Shake Shack

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50 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, D.C.

Everyone is talking about Shake Shack adding breakfast items to its menu. And here's the reason why. From 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. each and every morning, Union Station commuters can grab breakfast sandwiches with sausage, bacon, eggs and cheese. With a cup of Stumptown coffee on the side, this will fill you up — at least until lunch.

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11. Stomping Ground

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2309 Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301

This new Del Ray cafe specializes in biscuit sandwiches. Try two different spins on the fried chicken breakfast sandwich, one with pimento cheese and another with Middle Eastern touches.

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12. SUNdeVICH

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1314 9th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 319-1086
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This sandwich shop serves four different breakfast sandwiches, all named after international cities, that could qualify as epic. The Mexico City is piled high with ham, avocado, eggs, tomato, and chipotle butter. Best of all, it's served all day long.

13. Taylor Gourmet

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1116 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 684-7001
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Taylor Gourmet's breakfast hoagies are a fan favorite.

14. Ted's Bulletin

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505 8th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 544-8337
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Find the T.U.B.S. (Ted's Ultimate Breakfast Sammy) at all Ted's Bulletin location. It features griddled toast, fried egg, scrambled egg, sausage, bacon and cheddar.

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15. The Fainting Goat

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1330 U St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 735-0344
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The "breakfast sammy" on Fainting Goat's brunch menu features homemade sausage, fried egg and harissa.

16. The Market Lunch

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225 7th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 547-8444
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Visitors to the iconic Eastern Market lunch counter, if they're not tempted by the pancakes or crab cakes, order this huge breakfast sandwiches, with meat, cheese, egg and even fried potatoes stuffed between a biscuit.

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17. Tony's Breakfast

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1387 H Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 397-7750
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Located near the end of H Street NE, Tony's has "breakfast" in the name, so it better deliver. And its "BLT for breakfast" does. A classic BLT with an over-easy egg makes the sandwich a runny, but delicious, mess. And that's just how it should be.

18. Wicked Waffle

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1712 I (Eye) St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 944-2700
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Waffles don't just have to be on a plate soaking up syrup. Wicked Waffles makes the waffles the "bread" for its breakfast sandwiches. The bacon, egg and cheese between two waffles is the way waffles — and eggs — should be enjoyed.

19. Woodward Takeout Food

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1426 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 347-5355
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Fans of WTF (Woodward Takeout Food) know that the fried chicken biscuit is a great way to start the day.

1. Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

1308 G St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005

Astro Doughnuts serves up a honey butter fried chicken breakfast sandwich every day – on weekdays, give their epic Old Bay fried chicken doughnut sandwich a try.

1308 G St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

2. Bagel Place of College Park

7423 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740

Close to the University of Maryland campus, Bagel Place of College Park serves up breakfast sandwiches that any college kid can get behind. The sunrise bagel comes with ham, egg and American cheese. Here's another reason college students should get out of bed besides 8 a.m. classes.

7423 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD 20740

3. BakeHouse

1407 T St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
a href="https://www.facebook.com/BakeHouseDC?fref=ts">Facebook

Wait for the weekends to order "The Bro" at this small bakery along the 14th Street corridor. It comes with a half smoke, egg, cheese and spicy sriracha on a bagel.

1407 T St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

4. Bullfrog Bagels

1341 H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
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On Tuesdays through Sundays, Bullfrog Bagels has several epic breakfast sandwiches on its menu. The pastrami, egg and cheese may be messy, but it's worth it. Doors open at 7 a.m. and close at 1 p.m.

1341 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

5. Florida Avenue Grill

1100 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

Florida Avenue Grill is one of the most classic greasy spoons in the city, opening in 1944. And being a quintessential D.C. establishment, it must have a half smoke on its menu. And it does. Paired with an egg, the half smoke breakfast sandwich will make diners rejoice that they live in D.C.

1100 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

6. Mason Dixie Biscuit Co.

1309 5th St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

Chicken and biscuits are all the rage. And this stall at Union Market gives area eaters the option to have fried chicken in the morning. The offerings change all the time, so check on Twitter and Facebook to find out what they are putting on and in their biscuits.

1309 5th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

7. Northside Social - Coffee & Wine

3211 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

A place that's pretty much all things to all people, this Clarendon cafe offers a sandwich with bacon, poached egg and maple butter until 3 p.m.

3211 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

8. Pineapple and Pearls

715 8th St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

Aaron Silverman's new cafe just opened and it's currently serving up egg hash and salsa verde sandwiched between two golden slices of homemade masa bread.

715 8th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

9. Red Apron Butchery

709 D St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
Official

Red Apron has made a name for itself with its tigelle breakfast sandwiches, served on a special roll inspired by Italy. Try the Buenos Dias with egg, chorizo, cheddar, pickled onion and sour cream.

709 D St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

10. Shake Shack

50 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, D.C.
Official

Everyone is talking about Shake Shack adding breakfast items to its menu. And here's the reason why. From 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. each and every morning, Union Station commuters can grab breakfast sandwiches with sausage, bacon, eggs and cheese. With a cup of Stumptown coffee on the side, this will fill you up — at least until lunch.

50 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, D.C.

11. Stomping Ground

2309 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301
Missy Frederick

This new Del Ray cafe specializes in biscuit sandwiches. Try two different spins on the fried chicken breakfast sandwich, one with pimento cheese and another with Middle Eastern touches.

2309 Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301

12. SUNdeVICH

1314 9th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

This sandwich shop serves four different breakfast sandwiches, all named after international cities, that could qualify as epic. The Mexico City is piled high with ham, avocado, eggs, tomato, and chipotle butter. Best of all, it's served all day long.

1314 9th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

13. Taylor Gourmet

1116 H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

Taylor Gourmet's breakfast hoagies are a fan favorite.

1116 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

14. Ted's Bulletin

505 8th St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
Official

Find the T.U.B.S. (Ted's Ultimate Breakfast Sammy) at all Ted's Bulletin location. It features griddled toast, fried egg, scrambled egg, sausage, bacon and cheddar.

505 8th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

15. The Fainting Goat

1330 U St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

The "breakfast sammy" on Fainting Goat's brunch menu features homemade sausage, fried egg and harissa.

1330 U St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

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16. The Market Lunch

225 7th St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
Official

Visitors to the iconic Eastern Market lunch counter, if they're not tempted by the pancakes or crab cakes, order this huge breakfast sandwiches, with meat, cheese, egg and even fried potatoes stuffed between a biscuit.

225 7th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

17. Tony's Breakfast

1387 H Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002

Located near the end of H Street NE, Tony's has "breakfast" in the name, so it better deliver. And its "BLT for breakfast" does. A classic BLT with an over-easy egg makes the sandwich a runny, but delicious, mess. And that's just how it should be.

1387 H Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

18. Wicked Waffle

1712 I (Eye) St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20006

Waffles don't just have to be on a plate soaking up syrup. Wicked Waffles makes the waffles the "bread" for its breakfast sandwiches. The bacon, egg and cheese between two waffles is the way waffles — and eggs — should be enjoyed.

1712 I (Eye) St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

19. Woodward Takeout Food

1426 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20005

Fans of WTF (Woodward Takeout Food) know that the fried chicken biscuit is a great way to start the day.

1426 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

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