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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
+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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Washington, DC
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196 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Nice, France
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and i had breakfast and lunch here several times in recent months and we can't wait to do it again next time we're in DC. Cozy relaxed ambiance, exceptionally cheerful personal service, generous portions, excellent wholesome fresh food made to order, very reasonable prices. All this in an authentic cool multi-culti neighborhood only a 20 minute ride from... More 

Thank Mohaajer
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540 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

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 October 17, 2016 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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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

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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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

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 

1 Thank architourist
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 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

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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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, 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 20009-2003
  • 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?