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500 New Jersey Ave, Washington DC, DC 20001
202-783-2123
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9:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • 22
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  • 42
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Glad it was there

We needed an affordable meal for ourselves and children. This was within walking distance of the hotel.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Jerri R
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Georgia
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Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We needed an affordable meal for ourselves and children. This was within walking distance of the hotel.

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Amman, Jordan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

You're not coming here for anything gourmet. But for a breakfast combination of bacon, eggs, hash browns, and/or french toast, this is a great find.

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fishing creek, nj
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Don't be fooled by any website descriptions of this dump!!!! Breakfast was horrible and the place is nothing more than a hole in the wall luncheonette.....skip this one!!!!!

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Smithsburg, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

If you've ever seen the SNL Cheeseborger routine, then you have to go to this "hole in the wall"; it's the only one outside of Chicago. We stayed in a hotel just across the street, so it was very convenient for lunch. Just basic sandwiches cooked on a small grill, but you can't beat the food especially or the food... More 

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Gilroy, California, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If you are on a tight budget eat here. Otherwise it is a greasy spoon. I hope I never eat here again.

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Dublin, New Hampshire
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We paid less than $6.00 for a breakfast that was over $30.00 at Union Station the day before. The Saturday Night Live connection was fun!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Got to try the cheezboga for myself and it was well worth it. They even let us take a pic with the goat!

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you are looking for super cheap eats, then this place can fit the budget. It was a plus to get our eggs cooked the way we wanted but the love stops there. They were close to our hotel and we were seeking reasonably priced options for breakfast. Don't expect more than extra greasy easy on the wallet fare.

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FORT WORTH
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90 reviews 90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Dropped by during MNF to watch some of the game and have a beer. With the Redskins on TV, I expected a few more folks, but it wasn't busy. Beer was cold and cheap.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you're a fan of the Saturday Night Live "Cheeseboorger, no Pepsi, Coke" skit.... there are many signed photographs of the actors from the skit (and many others who have stopped by). But don't come for the notoriety, come for the excellent sandwiches! Great burgers!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 New Jersey Ave, Washington DC, DC 20001
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 202-783-2123

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 3:00 am

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