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The Diner

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Adams Morgan
American, Diner
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2453 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
202.232.8800
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6:30 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 6:30 am - 12:00 am
Thu 6:30 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 61
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    Very good
  • 36
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  • 7
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great late night spot

I went with a group of friends for some late night food and it really hit the spot. We didn't need or expect anything fancy but got some fries and deserts and left very happy and satisfied. The service was friendly and quick. The atmosphere is fun and quirky. I'd love to go back and try the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
TylerAnne78
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Naples, Italy
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Naples, Italy
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194 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with a group of friends for some late night food and it really hit the spot. We didn't need or expect anything fancy but got some fries and deserts and left very happy and satisfied. The service was friendly and quick. The atmosphere is fun and quirky. I'd love to go back and try the breakfast.

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Thank TylerAnne78
Aurora
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I was not necessarily impressed with the food or decor. Although, we did eat dinner and had lunch another day. Food cost was reasonable.

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Thank HEBAurora
Concord ma
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60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Monday morning breakfast with my spouse and our two mid-twenties children. Orange juice was squeezed fresh. Service was friendly and helpful. Food came out pretty fast. Everything we ordered was tasty, from the yogurt and granola parfait to the "Heights" omelette to the French toast. I'd go back.

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Thank NickMiller_Clarity
Lexington, Kentucky
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

If you are in Washington DC, and hungry especially for breakfast there are few better places in our nation's capital than The Diner on 18th NW. Locals and tourists alike flock to this dining institution for a great selection of real American Fare in a no frills setting that will take you back home. Great French Toast, Eggs any way... More 

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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Varied menu makes The Diner the perfect place for any meal. My veggie burger hit the spot after a 24 hr trip from Asia - just what I needed to ease out of jet lag. Service was good and the food delicious.

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Thank Kaprch
Gold Coast
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Great price, great serve, great staff. We had 2 breakfasts and one dinner here, it was outstanding. Very friendly people.

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Thank baker6567
Annapolis, Maryland
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Came here for a late afternoon Sunday meal. I got a burger and tater tots. Burger was perfectly cooked - really tasty. Bottomless coffee wasn't bad either. The mac and cheese and the chicken biscuit were underwhelming. I like the twist on the diner vibe. Will definitely come back here. And next time I'll get a boozy shake...

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Thank Whitney H
Washington, DC
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324 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

This place is a great choice for breakfast or a casual meal. No pretensions, just basic, good food! There's a nice long counter, some booths and tables. Take a seat by the window for watching the locals walk by. Prices are very reasonable. Opening hours are long. Service is friendly. Clientele is diverse. Love the place. There are some tables... More 

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Thank Decoamie
Simpsonville, South Carolina
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

My wife and I saw this one advertised in a "7 Best" list for breakfast places, and as it seemed close enough to that day's activities we decided to give The Diner a shot. The Diner lived up to its "best" billing. We had the french toast, eggs, sausages, and Eggs Benedict with refillable coffee going strong throughout. It was... More 

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Thank Nick N
Ithaca, New York
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107 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I ate here twice in one day, was traveling on business and had meetings nearby. For breakfast I decided to try the eggs benedict, and the eggs were poached well, but the sauce was very thin and watery, I wish I'd gone for just the eggs. The homefries, however, were perfectly cooked and crispy. For dinner I ordered the macaroni... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2453 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Adams Morgan
  • Neighborhood: Adams Morgan
  • Phone Number: 202.232.8800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 22
  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
6:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
6:30 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
6:30 am - 3:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?