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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
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun - Wed 6:30 am - 12:00 am
Thu 6:30 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 3:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner with my family. I had the Diner Royale which is their breakfast sampler and it was grade A. My family all had lunch and dinner options and were pleased with what they ordered as well. Large menu with alcohol and shakes offered also. Friendly staff and great coffee. Recommend if you're on this side of town.... More 

Thank Brandon B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really liked the French Toast it was the best I ever had . They give you so much food. It was really good. Nicole was our server and she was amazing. Prices are reasonable and you get a lot for the money.

Thank Marian J
Portland, Oregon
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, each staff member offered friendly greetings as we entered. They were engaging and as we learned very efficient. Never did we wait for refills, even though the restaurant was very busy. The food was superior, well prepared and as ordered. We had a Kale salad and asked to have it topped with a burger patty, no problem.... More 

Thank Drake972
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

In DC for business reasons but had an evening on my own. Decided to walk around and have dinner wherever it looked nice, The Diner surpassed any expectation I could have had. The crispiest chicken and bacon on the house-biscuit was a beast of a starter, and the peri peri shrimps on avocado and couscous carpet were the best thing... More 

Thank ManWell88
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We came two seperate times and had two seperate experiences. The first time was for Happy Hour (Yes I said Happy Hour..at a Diner). Happy Hour was great, studded with margaritas, domestic and imported beer, mimosas, nachos, burgers, wings, tacos etc . The music was primarily Top 40, which was fine because it seemed like everyone go to hear "their"... More 

Thank Tiara M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in while the wife got her nails done nearby. Greeted fast, food was good, and server was very friendly. Nothing fancy, this is a diner. But I enjoyed the burger and beer. They did forget my pretzel bytes and the kitchen left an item on that the ticket said (no onions). Minor dings when the burger was excellent. Enjoy.... More 

Thank Rob_Gillis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

When one is looking for a diner this is the place you want. Good diner food with good service at a good price.

Thank Mark E
North Oaks, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We found The Diner after a late flight into the city We'd checked into the Washington Hilton we were bitterly disappointed at the pathetic level of room service and late food offerings they had So, if you're staying there or anywhere nearby, don't eat at the hotel, go to The Diner instead! An Uber driver recommended The Diner, and it... More 

Thank BSterlingV
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

This is the second year that I've tried this place and the last. It was worse than last year. Food is average to poor. Service is excellent. I had eggs benedict and the sauce was grainy and gross. I asked for my eggs to be cooked a little longer but they were slimy and the whites were even slimy. My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

After a long day of visiting monuments and historic sites we needed a late night snack. Cabby took us to a late night area and sure enough breakfast all day , even at 1:00! Great eggs and sandwiches were tasted & eaten without a problem. Their shacks were old school & a welcomed relief, A MUST HAVE! A diffident return... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $22
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 am - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 2:00 am
6:30 am - 3:00 am
6:30 am - 3:00 am
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

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