As fun as it can be to try the city’s latest hotspot, there’s something to be said for sticking to the classics, and what’s more classic than a diner? We’ve got a list of the best places in town for authentic diner grub and comfort food:
Fans of Guy Fieri’s show Diners Drive-Ins, and Dives will be thrilled to find that this Arlington spot has made an appearance on the show. Head here for all kinds of delicious, home-style options like English muffins and omelets.
4711 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22207
Situated in the always-cool Columbia Heights neighborhood, this spot slings pancakes, waffles, and more in an airy, stolen-from-grandma’s-living-room setting that stays open until midnight every day. Take advantage of the free WiFi and bring your laptop so you can surf while you snack.
3415 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20010
Make your way to Adams Morgan to enjoy brunch at this sunny, family-friendly spot. Open City is particularly popular on weekends, so get there early and people-watch while you fantasize about dishes like the smoked salmon omelet and pan-seared tofu with tahini (served all day, of course).
2331 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008
After taking in a concert at DC’s 9:30 Club, one of the premiere music venues in the country, go hang out at the neighboring Satellite Room. The diner-style spot stays open until 2am and serves all-day breakfast throughout the week.
2047 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Enjoy classic diner cuisine like huevos rancheros and waffles at this busy DC spot, located between Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle. Head over in the early morning hours to get in some family time or go with friends after enjoying some neighborhood nightlife.
2004 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009