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Lincoln's Waffle Shop

Diner, Coffee Shop, and American Restaurant$$$$
Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown, Washington
122 Tips and reviews
  • waffles
  • breakfast food
  • pancakes
  • lively
  • authentic
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  • Reagan B.
    Reagan Barbosa1 week ago
    Food was below average. Waffles tasted like an Ego that was put in the toaster. The only reason it was on Parks and Rec was because it had the word Waffle in it. Try Bob and Edith's Diner instead.
  • Brandon R.
    Chicken wings and waffles!
  • abigail.
    abigail.March 22
    Pretty good waffles. But 50$ for regular waffles and coffee (for 4 people) is ridiculous.
  • Sayumi K.
    fried chicken and waffles set is delish
  • Hannah L.
    Hannah LuddyJanuary 5
    A DC must for breakfast. Great waffles with a classic crowded community feel.
  • Megan W.
    Megan WillettDecember 31, 2016
    Great service, but if cleanliness is your thing be sure to not look around. I got pancakes with scrambled eggs and bacon and it was good--typical diner food!
  • Alex A.
    Alex AbosseinNovember 22, 2016
    Lovely place! Had a super yummy dinner (ahi tuna sandwich), so gourmet!
  • Sasha T.
    Sasha TkachenkoNovember 10, 2016
    Too American to be good. Everything is fried and coffee only in this regular style. They look like hardly surviving.
  • Blake F.
    Blake FloerchingerOctober 21, 2016
    The friendly service and great food. The French toast is my favorite part.
  • izzi
    izziSeptember 1, 2016
    Banana Pancake and Scrambled Eggs
  • Ardvaark
    ArdvaarkAugust 18, 2016
    Sure, it's a tourist trap. But it's also one of the few authentic old-school dining experiences left in downtown.
  • Wil J.
    Wil JeudyAugust 10, 2016
    Second time here. So freakin' awesome. Def a place to go. Waffles, eggs are tops.
  • Mary L.
    Mary LaymanAugust 9, 2016
    Crowded and no frills but excellent service and food is GREAT! Well worth it!!
  • Joseph P.
    Joseph PomoneJuly 1, 2016
    Hu is the best waiter there. always entertaining.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PhanMay 26, 2016
    Friendly lively breakfast diner!
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillMay 24, 2016
    A perfect option for an early morning breakfast. Good service but it's gets busy in the morning.
  • Megan L.
    Megan LeeMay 9, 2016
    The waffles, pancakes and eggs are delicious! As a Jersey girl transplant, I needed to find a diner I could call home. The service is quick and efficient! This is part of my lunch rotation!
  • Trace D.
    Trace D.April 18, 2016
    If you're looking for a quick non-touristy bite in a tourist neighborhood, this would do! The waffles are thin, and the service is quick.
  • Ab
    AbApril 3, 2016
    Waffle and chicken. Flavors remind me of Waffle House.
  • Katarina K.
    Katarina KatsmaMarch 28, 2016
    This place is great! Pancakes, breakfast food, and salmon cakes are spot on. I've been looking for a diner in DC for 2 years and finally found it!
  • David B.
    David BaschFebruary 12, 2016
    Chicken and waffles, sweet tea.
  • Kimberly O.
    Kimberly OsieczonekDecember 26, 2015
    The pancakes were awesome. Sit at the bar for fast service!
  • Brian W.
    Brian WehnemanDecember 22, 2015
    Awesome chicken-fried steak and waffle! Small space, but friendly service and great food.
  • Rodrigo G.
    Rodrigo GuerraNovember 8, 2015
    There's no wait list so you have to put yourself in a line to wait to get in.
  • Marcus L.
    Marcus LundgrenOctober 19, 2015
    Waffles are a good choice. But the banana pancakes were also good!
  • Rob C.
    Rob CampbellOctober 12, 2015
    Chicken & Pancakes and Eggs
  • Cynarra
    CynarraSeptember 24, 2015
    Blueberry pancakes and eggs with American cheese
  • Cynarra
    CynarraSeptember 24, 2015
    Nice little diner. I ordered blueberry pancakes and they did not skimp. They had American cheese for eggs when most place only have cheddar. Place and ordered and ordered a second to go. I love eggs
  • abu t.
    abu turkiAugust 14, 2015
    You must have a breakfast in this restaurant while you are in Washington.
  • Kayla
    KaylaAugust 14, 2015
    How yummy! They get slammed but they are sure to keep up with their customers. I got their waffles,egg and hashbrowns. Their waffles were a hit!! I suggest going for a quick meal before touring.
  • Austin J.
    Austin JacksonAugust 2, 2015
    Waffles are delicious but a little tough.
  • Jerry D.
    Jerry DurstJuly 24, 2015
    Great diner!
  • John O.
    John OlsenJune 3, 2015
    It has to be the best Chinese family run Waffle House in DC
  • Elena G.
    Elena GaydukJune 1, 2015
    Go for pancakes , they were amazing
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron SmithMay 13, 2015
    Good waffles. Good coffee. Ordered cheese grits and got grits with a slice of cheese. :( skip that. Order the waffles and eggs and you'll be good to go! Friendly staff. Sit at the bar!
  • Jason H.
    Jason H.May 10, 2015
    Bit of a dive old time diner. But the folks are fun and the food is pretty good. The banana pancakes were excellent!
  • Noel
    NoelApril 25, 2015
    Good food, but not enough seating!
  • D
    DApril 14, 2015
    Chicken & waffles and Banana pancakes
  • Iffat J.
    Iffat JokhioApril 6, 2015
    Decent breakfast close to the museums. Not the best but there's really not much of an option in the area. Not very clean and the waffles were soggy.
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereApril 3, 2015
    There's the waffle dishes, but try this too - Country Fried Steak with Gravy, Eggs and Home Fries
  • Alecia F.
    Alecia FairMarch 28, 2015
    The line moves quickly and service is fast too!
  • Adna
    AdnaMarch 26, 2015
    Typical diner with amazing waffles and fast service.
  • Millicent M.
    Millicent MooringMarch 1, 2015
    hash is delicious but salty - for the two of us, a perfect combo eggs & hash and a waffle to share
  • Deonte B.
    Deonte BusseyFebruary 14, 2015
    Love this place waffles over pancakes every time
  • Jason J.
    Jason JenkinsJanuary 23, 2015
    A mix of Roscoes and Waffle House. Great food, amazing waffle... The owners will surprise you :)
  • Danny R.
    Danny RiveraDecember 30, 2014
    Don't go in within an hour of closing. They will mop over your shoes and bang chairs around while cleaning. Food was great at least.
  • Bethany T.
    Bethany TestaverdeDecember 16, 2014
    Waffles breakfast
  • Dustin H.
    Dustin HaleyDecember 15, 2014
    Pretty good joke in the wall breakfast spot. The sausage was great, as was the waffle.
  • Ari T.
    Ari TaherzadehNovember 12, 2014
    There's nothing like a fat pile of pancakes to mitigate tomorrow's (today's) hangover.
  • Danielle
    DanielleNovember 10, 2014
    Don't judge this place from its exterior. It can be deceiving as the food is a lot more appealing than its facade.... Fast service too!
  • Erin M.
    Erin MurphyOctober 10, 2014
    Everything we ordered was amazing. The place is super tiny and very crowded but worth the wait.
  • Rick G.
    Rick GriffinOctober 1, 2014
    This place is next to the Ford Theater. Lincoln had had made dinner reservations for after the play. Unfortunately the play ended badly and Abe never made it to dinner.
  • Mark J.
    Mark J.September 29, 2014
    Great authentic diner with good food and coffee and great prices. Lots of locals here during the week for breakfast.
  • Nicholas P.
    Nicholas PerezAugust 29, 2014
    Always packed but the food is great and cheap!
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel ShorsteinAugust 24, 2014
    Amazing classic diner style breakfast. Definitely get the waffle, and if you're daring, try the scrapple.
  • Wil J.
    Wil JeudyAugust 17, 2014
    Bacon & eggs are great! Service is quick, good.
  • Jordan K.
    Jordan KokocinskiAugust 8, 2014
    I don't know what it is, but the waffles are so good! Perfectly sized portions make for great value.
  • Schweet Life
    Schweet LifeMay 27, 2014
    Best option for breakfast before the museums open at 10am. Get there early to avoid the line.
  • Brent H.
    Brent HalcombApril 29, 2014
    FAST SERVICE! But the wings will run thru you.
  • Aashiesh P.
    Aashiesh PounjApril 22, 2014
    Great place to eat inexpensive and yummy , it has a cute common dining table !!
  • Dale X.
    Dale XanderMarch 26, 2014
    Chicken and waffles. What else do you need?
  • Jared B.
    Jared BeardFebruary 16, 2014
    Country fried steak was the bomb, worth the wait
  • Yuri B.
    Yuri BJanuary 18, 2014
    Only at real American diner establishment like this would you get Half
  • Sean F.
    Sean FerroJanuary 10, 2014
    The name says it all. Get a waffle Einstein!
  • Velma T.
    Velma TebaOctober 10, 2013
    Best breakfast I had since arriving in DC service is great and fast
  • Rob S.
    Rob ScrippSeptember 15, 2013
    Best corned beef hash in DC! A true greasy spoon. Go for a breakfast here and sit at a common bar table.
  • Amy
    AmyAugust 3, 2013
    Tourist favorite! Usually crowded but quick service! Best breakfast in DC!
  • Missy A.
    Missy ArellanoAugust 2, 2013
    Great service & yumminess when it comes to their food.
  • Emilie A.
    Emilie A.July 17, 2013
    Excellent chicken wings. Waffles r like the ones " Waffle House
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CheneryJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    It's called the waffle shop for a reason.
  • Paola R.
    Paola RamirezJuly 5, 2013
    Super friendly staff.
  • Angelique V.
    Angelique VerverJune 3, 2013
    Great food.. Super quick! Authentic greasy spoon place.. Awesome!
  • Spenser W.
    Spenser WaltersMay 29, 2013
    Gotta stop here for brunch when you come to DC! Good prices, great location, and groovy little diner atmosphere.
  • Katie W.
    Katie Welsh CoperichApril 28, 2013
    Fantastic food. Great service. Nice people. A must try I'm DC
  • Janine H.
    Janine HarrisonApril 22, 2013
    This is a MUST if you are in DC. The service is great and the food is pretty good.
  • Jeff
    JeffApril 22, 2013
    Pork hop has Crack in it, chicken wing has crack in it, waffle has crack in it. Everything was amazing!!!! Now I know!
  • Mark
    MarkApril 21, 2013
    Good waffles, friendly staff.
  • Y - it
    Y - itApril 19, 2013
    Best breakfast in DC
  • Karin T.
    Karin TracyApril 7, 2013
    Here's a tip for management. Put a sign on the door with your seating policy so you don't have to yell at customers when they enter.
  • Vaughn H.
    Vaughn HillyardFebruary 15, 2013
    Very reasonable price for a giddy morning breakfast. The staff lightens up the already peppy mood. They are a hoot. And the waffles, eggs and bacon meet the breakfast needs.
  • Simeon P.
    Simeon PrattDecember 27, 2012
  • Brendan R.
    Brendan RafteryNovember 13, 2012
    Good food, super cheap, and lighting-fast service.
  • Beth B.
    Beth BoydSeptember 29, 2012
    Pancakes are amazing, better than the waffle.
  • Bryent B.
    Bryent BattleAugust 6, 2012
    Wow, this place was an unexpected gem! Must try if you are in DC.
  • Burton B.
    Burton BellJune 30, 2012
    When it's busy, people downstairs may get overlooked.
  • Nate W.
    Nate WestheimerJune 22, 2012
    Waffles. Have them.
  • Jackie D.
    Jackie DJune 22, 2012
    Seriously delicious waffles and a friendly staff :)
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BerardinelliJune 11, 2012
    BEST BREAKFAST and GREAT SERVICE!!! Everyone is very friendly and quick!
  • Arik T.
    Arik TJune 2, 2012
    Waffles were nothing special, grits were lumpy, service was slow. Other than that...
  • Brandon F.
    Brandon F.May 21, 2012
    Go for the chicken and waffles. You'll consume a day's worth if calories in one sitting. Wash it down with a grape soda. It's only appropriate. Very friendly service!
  • Christine A.
    Christine AliferisApril 28, 2012
    Waffles are quite good. Bacon, Turkey sausages and salmon cake good too. Skip the ham.
  • Ria Kitty
    Ria KittyApril 12, 2012
    The best place ever. Great food. Atmosphere. Service! Had using & out with time left before our Ford theatres time slot! Love it!
  • Jaden C.
    Jaden CurtisApril 6, 2012
    Horrible service!!!!
  • S M.
    S MMarch 24, 2012
    Left a 20% CASH TIP next to my plate. Cashier questioned why I didn't leave a tip on my Credit Card. Rude for him to ask in the 1st place?
  • Brett S.
    Brett StidhamMarch 18, 2012
    Chicken Fried Steak and a Waffle: winning combination.
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PuglieseMarch 1, 2012
    Everything is amazing. Omelettes, home fries, coffee...chilled beers in the refrigerated case....all of it. Tourists don't come here.
  • nicky w.
    nicky willisDecember 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the turkey sausage on wheat toast. It's great.
  • Kaili K.
    Kaili KalimaDecember 12, 2011
    This is the greatest little hole in the wall. Located across the street from the Ford Theatre and next door to the house where Lincoln Died. Great food, Great Prices and Great Workers.
  • Dave A.
    Dave AntholdDecember 5, 2011
    Best waffles-so good!
  • Nancy M.
    Nancy MartiraOctober 22, 2011
    Locals and tourists side by side.
  • Elena M.
    Elena MosquedaApril 24, 2015
    Bueno, bonito y barato!
  • Rodrigo Alberto P.
    Rodrigo Alberto PerezSeptember 8, 2014
    Rico y barato, lo que pidan acompáñenlo con tocino y sean felices.
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