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The Diner

2453 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
+1 202-232-8800
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“home fries” (12 reviews)
“french toast” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2453 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
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1 - 10 of 259 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't need to say any more....just go there. We went EVERY day. You will not be disappointed. : ) The food is fresh, tasty and there's plenty if it. Coffee is lovely too

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

OMG... I don't even know where to start. We had breakfast here two of the three mornings that we were in DC. If I lived in DC, I would eat here all of the time. We arrived each morning around 8 and there was no...More

Thank Biology_Major
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you were after haphazard service, average to poor food but the ambience of a old school diner, this place is for you. If you want hot food, that vaguely matches what you ordered then you should keep on walking. Breakfast arrived with sausage instead...More

Thank Worktraveller3
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Loved the breakfast! For the money, the portions were large and not at all "diner" food quality. Wow. The French toast came with fresh cream and sliced strawberries. The yogurt with granola and berries was enormous. Their homefries were more like tater tots in that...More

1  Thank Ross7573
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Always wanted to try Tryst but ending up going to the Diner instead, as the former, same ownership and next to the Diner, on weekends is always packed with a free wifi seeking crowd which never leaves. Whereas you can almost always get a comfortable...More

1  Thank paxa
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I came in late one evening last week. It was incredible - they had alcohol, greasy delicious food, and a welcoming but funky atmosphere. We absolutely loved it. It's so much better and more reasonable than OpenCity, one of the group's other...More

1  Thank Victoria P
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for an early dinner. No one greeted us so we just sat ourselves. Only a couple of tables occupied. One waiter overwhelmed already, by the time we ready for the check there were a few tables looking for him including us. Food was...More

Thank EmptyNesters6257
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Went with my wife one early evening for dinner. Been looking for a good diner in DC, hard to come by. The Diner was great. Unfortunately I didn't try their breakfast food, but I will definitely be back for that. Burger was awesome, crispy onion...More

Thank cphyt7
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Great place to grab affordable good food at any hour of the day. Spacious, open seating area with friendly, hip staff.

Thank ancientmeadow
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We have long been frequenting both The Diner and a Tryst (next door), both are good depending on you mood and needs. The aptly named Diner is exactly what is says on the tin. They serve up big breakfasts 'just as you like it' you...More

Thank Perfectly_Sorted
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 22
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 00:00
Monday
06:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 00:00
Thursday
06:30 - 02:00
Friday
06:30 - 03:00
Saturday
06:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2453 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Adams Morgan
  • Neighbourhood: Adams Morgan
  • Phone Number: +1 202-232-8800
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