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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
Closed 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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480 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I ate here three times - dinner, drinks/late night food, and brunch. On the first two visits, the food and service were terrific. On the third, for brunch, not so much. The restaurant was too busy, too loud, and the kitchen just couldn't do a credible job given the demand on it. Generally service is good, and the prices are... More 

Thank hfulghum
Mexico City, Mexico
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123 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Craving a good breakfast I headed to this Diner whose critics were good. It was about 10 am and it wasn't crowded. My server was nice and attentive and smiled a lot, her service and the pancakes where the best of the place. I ordered their signature breakfast which is eggs pancakes ham or bacon, grits, English muffin. They took... More 

Thank eolmosc
Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommend this place! The food was decent, but the beers/drinks and the atmosphere was awesome. Good prices. Go here!

1 Thank Saga B
Washington DC
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Diner in Adams Morgan isn't a real Diner in the sense of chrome and supposed portability. It is a real Diner in that the food is unpretentious and is, on the whole, far better than most diners, real or imagined. Furthermore, it's a comfortable neighborhood spot good enough to attract a loyal clientele. If you're expecting haute anything, you've... More 

Thank architourist
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is really good but don't expect great service. We waited for 20 minutes before our waiter came to even take drink and food order- and the restaurant was only half full. Portions are not large so it was perfect for me but my husband was still hungry when we left.

1 Thank Amber L
Toronto, Canada
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277 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast, I had teh corned beef hash and it was tasty. Prices are great, but the ervice is slow. THey seem understaffed for the busy place. THey seemed a bit disorganized, Howefver, it is definitely a classic in the area and I would go again.

Thank QueenStreetLaw
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

The food was wonderful and I want to say Oscar was our server. My apologies if I had the name incorrectly, we loved you and your happy movement around The Diner. The door greeter seemed to have angry black woman fever that afternoon. It was most unfortunate. We're frequent attendees and will be back for more great sobering food! Cheers!!!

Thank Aneesah A
Long Island, New York
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182 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

I came to The Diner for dinner and had a great experience. The restaurant is in a great space with a nice outdoor patio. The menu has many options, from all day breakfast fare to lunch and dinner items too. The black bean veggie burgers is one of the best I have ever had. I will definitely coming back to... More 

1 Thank Readrun
Franklin, New Hampshire
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Came for breakfast after a recommendation from a local resident we met walking. Large portions, great variety. Would eat here regularly if I lived locally.

Thank Mary S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Met a local in the street that told us to come here for breakfast. The service is good and the meal is excellent. I got a scramble with mushrooms, broccoli and spinach. Obviously made with fresh ingredients. The prices are very reasonable. The locals know where to go!

Thank Stacey C

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
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?