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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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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2453 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
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1 - 10 of 263 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the corned beef hash and eggs. My server said they were house made and delicious. Well, they did look homemade and they also looked and smelled burnt. The portions were small and the meal was awful. I was so hungry, I choked it...More

Thank Craig S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this on Google. Looking for a place to eat fast and tastes good.. We found it with this diner... The food was well priced and good. The family loved it and we would eat there again.. Our waiter really friendly and nice... Bring...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted a healthy breakfast and inn we were staying at didn't have what we wanted. The Diner wasn't a classic diner inside. It was comfortable and the service was excellent. They were very attentive and helpful. Very enjoyable.

Thank etvmd05
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Typical breakfast food. All very good. Was there around 9:30 on a Sunday morning. Very crowded but we sat within 15 minutes. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Can't understand why there isn't another diner like it around town. They'd make a killing.

Thank hosseposse
Reviewed 21 June 2017 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 19 June 2017

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 18 June 2017 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 22 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 03:00
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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