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Market Lunch

Certificate of Excellence
Capitol Hill
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306 7th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2504
+1 202-547-8444
07:30 - 14:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 07:30 - 14:30
Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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Jackson, Miss.
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436 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Market Lunch for a short stack of blueberry buckwheat pancakes. Delicious! You stand in line to order, and then you're seated at a long indoor counter (or at one of the few outdoor tables) to eat. I sat at the long counter aside a group of tourists from Scotland. We talked all about DC and New York City... More 

Thank bradshawgirl
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had heard about the Saturday blueberry pancakes and they were outstanding. This little place is in Eastern Market and you just show up and stand in line to order your breakfast. Get the maple syrup with the pancakes. My hubby had scrambled eggs, grits, and scrapple. We were both surprised to see scrapple on the menu. It was good.... More 

1 Thank Emily F
Potomac, Maryland
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290 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We get the full stack of blueberry buckwheat pancakes with real maple syrup whenever we come to market. Delicious but pricey. Hectic

Thank RonFG
Indialantic, Florida
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328 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Had breakfast here while visiting the Eastern Market. We ordered the full stack (3 pancakes) of the blueberry buckwheat pancakes with real maple syrup (short stack is 2 pancakes). I was unsure of the buckwheat batter, but it was incredibly light and fluffy- Great! Would definitely get those again and again! My husband ordered eggs, bacon, and spicy grits. The... More 

Thank RBD930
San Francisco, California
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I never eat crab cakes anywhere but MD/DC and this lunch counter version is delicious and a great value. I had the crab cake sandwich both times I was there but they have soft shell crab and fish sandwiches and platters.

Thank autumntiger_23
Orlando, Florida
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We waited in line for about 20 mins at Market Lunch, located in the Eastern Market, to order our food. Don't worry, you need that much time to decide what you are going to order. Known for their Blueberry Buckwheat pancakes and the Brick Sandwich (only available on weekends and know as a hangover cure). Even though breakfast is the... More 

Thank Melissa P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Love my egg, cheese, bacon, potato brick breakfasts. Every opportunity I take. Mm mm. Great DC experience for visiting guests. Historic Eastern Market. Great menu, something for everyone.

Thank CucitoRiveraDC
North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I have been to the market on a number of occasions. Every time I am in the D.C. area on a weekend I stop by. I have always wanted to eat here but the line was always long. This time the line wasn't too bad so my boyfriend and I decided to give it a shot. I am so glad... More 

Thank Tara G
Worcester, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Fresh and delicious soft shell crab sandwich slight crunch in the outside and gooey scrumptious. The crab cake plater $14.99 came with your choice of 2 side, I had the French fries and fresh corn of the cob, it was refreshing and season well. Limited space of seating. Bathroom were clean. Friendly customers.

Thank rickysheiy
Vienna, Virginia
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103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I go to Market Lunch for Sunday breakfast several times each year. Excellent comfort breakfast food at a reasonable price. The weekend special Blueberry Buckwheat pancakes should not be missed. The variety of weekend special breakfast sandwiches also very good.

Thank VetTraveler56

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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
US$5 - US$15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 306 7th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2504
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Capitol Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 202-547-8444

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