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The Diner

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Adams Morgan
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2453 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2003
6:30 am - 12:00 am
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you come to dc and 'stay out late', The Diner is a great place the next morning to eat. The food is always great, the service can be hit or miss, but the atmosphere is always busy. The lines can be long at times so if you are going for breakfast or brunch keep that in mind. Its a... More 

Thank David A
new york, ny usa
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Diner is a neighborhood spot frequented local Adams Morgan residents. Situated smack in the middle of 18th Street NW, it also attracts a good number of late revelers from adjacent popular watering holes. The food is unpretentious. Opt for high turn over staples like burgers and pancakes. The Cobb salad is fresh and comes with generous pieces of tender... More 

Thank pucciNewYork_NyUsa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First restaurant ever that we've found Gluten Free pancakes. Our son with celiac was in heaven. Everyone else had wonderful meals for brunch. Reasonably priced for the food and service!

Thank Ruth M
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 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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125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

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
14 restaurant reviews
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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127 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 20009-2003
  • 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?