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The Diner

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Adams Morgan
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2453 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
+1 202-232-8800
6:30 am - 3:00 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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Milford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great breakfast find. The eggs are so light and fluffy, not killed with butter. Thick French toast and not overloaded with oil. Pancakes and home fries all an A+. I also had the Irish coffee with Irish whiskey. Fabulous!!

Thank DL B
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here twice during our four night visit to the DC area, and that should tell you something. We were within walking distance from the hotel and this diner was always packed and a very pleasant atmosphere. We asked on the street and were directed to The Diner the night we arrived. We trust locals. We were not disappointed.... More 

1 Thank wkgal
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Great evening with really nice food and good beer! Thank you The Diner for this experience, and also thanks to our waiter, the real hero of this night!

Thank Frederik G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

Only offer one red, one white by the glass. That's ok but it arrived all fizzy. We were told to "let it settle down." Really?

Thank JeffSK32
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

True diner food. Value for money and big potions . It's as traditional as you can get in diner food opened 24 hours and quick service. Great food

Thank privisha
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86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Stopped in for a quick meeting before our all day meetings Normal diner food and staff Prices were normal for DC - staff was nice ! Don't forget to talk to your drivers (cab or uber) they know more about DC than anyone - they drive it everyday - ask lots of questions

Thank dcU5352FH
Washington, DC
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202 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

I hadn't eaten here in about 14 years. They serve breakfast all-day at reasonable prices given the neighborhood. I had the Bread Pudding French Toast and it was great! I love bread pudding and French Toast so it was very appealing to me!

Thank AJP57
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Before leaving DC and the States I really wanted to have a meal in a traditional diner and "The Diner" didn't disappoint. A great steak, nice french fries and friendly staff.

Thank pedrde
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Definitely a good spot to start off your day. Food offering is basically what you get at most diners. Food and prices are ok.

Thank Seb S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

After visiting family for thanksgiving, we chose this cute diner for brunch before leaving the city. We had a great time and enjoyed some delicious chocolate chip pancakes. They had a wide variety of foods on their menu. Our server was slow; however, the food came out quickly, and the hostess kept our waters filled.

Thank Ally F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $22
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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: +1 202-232-8800

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