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Ted's Bulletin

American Restaurant, Diner, and Breakfast Spot$$$$
Capitol Hill, Washington
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  • The milkshakes at Ted's Bulletin is a can't miss
  • Arik M.
    "Of course, must try the pop tarts (salted caramel is the best!)."(82 Tips)
    Mike W.
    "I had the grasshopper adult milkshake and it was delicious!"(25 Tips)
    Khatiera A.
    "Adult White Russian milkshake...amazing!"(5 Tips)
    Brett G.
    "The cheesy grits and chicken and biscuits are excellent!"(6 Tips)
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  • Molly S.
    Molly StoddartMay 14, 2014
    Amazing breakfast! Biscuits and gravy were to die for, the breakfast sandwich on Texas toast? Genius. And the pop tarts are such a yummy treat. Call ahead to put your name on the list.
  • Washington Post
    Washington PostMarch 13, 2013
    Ted's has transformed the Pop-Tart into legitimate pastry. They fill handmade, almost cakey crusts with homemade jams, fresh berries, brown sugar, and peanut butter and bacon. Read more
  • PureWow
    PureWowJuly 26, 2016
    Shakes come in a dozen traditional flavors plus a handful of adult concoctions like the White Russian and bananas Foster. Don’t forget to slurp one down with a homemade pop-tart on the side. Read more
  • Washington Post
    Washington PostDecember 17, 2014
    This ain't your grandma's shake. While admiring the retro decor, belly up to the bar to order one of this eatery's adult milkshakes, spiked with liqueurs and other sophisticated additions. Read more
  • Evan K.
    Evan KroopJune 22, 2014
    What can I say sometimes you find a neighborhood treasure and teds is it. Adult shakes a must home made poptarts (bacon peanut butter) eggs and homemade corn beef hash with cubes of real cornbread.!!!
    Upvoted Aug 19
  • Diane J.
    Diane JedinakSeptember 20, 2013
    Came here for late breakfast. Friendly staff. T.U.B.S. sandwich was awesome, and oh, the pop tart . Brown Sugar Cinnamon is the way to go! Hubby said the peanut butter bacon one was pretty good too!
  • Arik M.
    Arik MorrisAugust 31
    Of course, must try the pop tarts (salted caramel is the best!). Before indulging, recommend the fried chicken: succulent, and perfectly seasoned.
  • Kasey D.
    Kasey DarlingFebruary 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Grab a seat at the bar, its the best seat in town! Split the Big Mark Breakfast and a Baileys Carmel Macchiato with a brown sugar cinnamon pop-tart - best start to the day!!
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistSeptember 21, 2011
    Ted's is a comfortably classy American eatery outfitted with art-deco accents taken from the 1928 Philadelphia Convention Center, including a front area decked with a green marble-backed bar. Read more
  • Jiliana D.
    Jiliana DulaneyOctober 6, 2013
    I spoke too soon. The Millionaire Bar, Ted's rendition of a home made Twix bar, was amazing. Also... They make their own Ho Ho's! I mean seriously! Could this place be ANY BETTER?!
  • Francisco
    FranciscoAugust 4, 2013
    Lots of good options. Love the gumbo, and the peanut butter bacon burger. They will tell you the cinnamon roll is amazing, but other than being huge and pricey, it's nothing special.
  • GeauxDC F.
    GeauxDC FoodieMarch 3, 2016
    A staple in a Capital Hill diet. Great sandwiches and dining menu. You feel as though your negotiating the next great piece of legislation just be being part of the crowd! Do it!
  • Aniruddha M.
    Aniruddha MandkeSeptember 15, 2014
    Delicious food. Exceptional environment. Really good cocktails. Staff is warm and thoughtful. Must visit restaurants in DC. Do try out their breakfast.
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KMay 18, 2015
    The White Russian adult milkshake is pretty good, but dangerous. Also, all the burgers can be made with a veggie burger, which is nice.
  • Melani K.
    Melani KMay 25, 2015
    Tasty food, breakfast menu all day long. I got the biscuit with fried chicken and fries was good. Big portion, so come hungry! Very friendly service
  • Rafi F.
    Rafi FreeNovember 24, 2015
    Do a Sunday with friends but make it an early reservation or go later like 1:30 2...the crowd seemed to die down and you still can enjoy the food, company, and nostalgia.
  • Steven H.
    Steven HassallNovember 13, 2014
    Best milkshake I've ever had, pop tart was ok! Too much salt in the soup but overall highly recommended!
  • Nat H.
    Nat HarwardJuly 9, 2013
    Heath Almond. From the bar, you can see workers mix up 16 shake flavors, including s’mores and caramel macchiato, while adults can indulge in the White Russian and Nutty Professor boozy versions. Read more
  • NOM NOM Boris
    NOM NOM BorisMarch 28, 2013
    We are all pop for Brown Sugar Pop Tarts (5/5 NOMs)! Stop by and try some home made desserts.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MJune 25, 2012
    The backyarder burger and a poptart, can't go wrong! Check this place out at a time when Eastern Market isn't open and you won't have to wait for hours.
  • Burger Days
    Burger DaysMarch 31, 2011
    Ted's has some inventive burgers here including Ted's 'Burgh (an homage to Pittsburgh & Parmanti Bros.) and Drew's Peanut Butter Bacon burger (note: keep your drink close by, this thing is sticky!)
  • The Hill is Home
    The Hill is HomeJanuary 21, 2012
    The spiked milkshakes are a must-try. Weekend breakfasts are kid-central. Call ahead before you go and ask for the wait time. On weekends expect wait times of 45 minutes to an hour. Read more
  • Theresa
    TheresaNovember 28, 2012
    I had the Peanut Butter Bacon burger. Great size but ask for the peanut butter on the side. They put too much peanut butter on the burger! Fries are not that great.
  • Jae R.
    Jae RobinsonOctober 16, 2013
    Always best to get there early .. or be prepared to wait .. but its always worth it .. great service .. great food .. can't go wrong with Ted's
  • TBD
    TBDOctober 5, 2010
    Plight of the Pumpernickel says the ribs dinner is a great value. You get a plateload of tasty pork ribs and two sides for less then $20. Try the mac and cheese for a rich, filling side. Read more
  • AskMen
    AskMenMay 14, 2010
    This Art Deco space recalls a simpler time, when meatloaf, Sloppy Joes & grilled cheese sandwiches were enough to satisfy a hungry soul. The retro vibe is deliberate. Try the spiked Thai coffee shake. Read more
  • Jiliana D.
    Jiliana DulaneyOctober 6, 2013
    The Southwest (West Virginia) burger is incredible. One of the absolute best burgers I've ever had. You definitely need to try it.
  • Dennis H.
    Dennis HansenJuly 19, 2016
    Very good food and shales but the portions should be considered to share. At least for Europeans.
  • Brunch and the City
    Brunch and the CityJanuary 22, 2012
    Two words: homemade pop tarts! It's kid-central on weekend mornings but breakfast is served up all day. Follow it up with a spiked milkshake and you're set for the weekend. Read more
  • AyeBrooke
    AyeBrookeFebruary 17, 2015
    Great breakfast food... they have turkey sausage, the cheese grits are so good... and so is the smoked chicken salad sandwich...
  • Runjit C.
    Runjit ChandraJune 21, 2010
    I love this place. Has a real vibe of an era far gone. They played "singing in the rain" during dinner and the ambiance was great. Got the southern fried steak and have to have spiked thai coffee.
  • Caitlin B.
    Caitlin BJuly 4, 2013
    The adult milkshakes are amazing but you can still taste the alcohol. "Dirty Girl Scout" tastes like Thin Mints. Key lime is also awesome
  • Woody W.
    Woody WommackApril 13, 2015
    So many options and most are excellent, great for breakfast but also for a burger and shake at lunch or dinner.
  • Jess Z.
    Jess ZimbabweAugust 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Comfort food of a crowd-pleasing variety, including home-made pop tarts and several milkshakes, some with booze. Very friendly service.
  • Audrey A.
    Audrey AJanuary 25, 2013
    Poptarts and boozy shakes! Definitely get the peanut butter bacon poptart and the White Russian shake (it's loaded with booze)!!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SchwartzJuly 3, 2015
    One of my favorite brunch destinations...get the hazelnut milkshake and make sure to get try the pop tarts.
  • Paul D.
    Paul DaveyOctober 12, 2014
    Think I was 5 years old last time I had a pop tart, you can't miss out on these!!
  • Laura B.
    Laura BruceSeptember 9, 2016
    pretty good food, but when I went recently, unfortunately, everything was so over seasoned..all I could taste was salt! Def try the poptarts tho! Yum.
  • Debbie T.
    Debbie TeoAugust 22, 2013
    Homemade pop tarts, milkshakes to die for and great ambience makes this a must try for anyone!!! <3
  • Armie
    ArmieMarch 13, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Best Pop Tarts ever! But why does the Pastry Chef, Rebecca, always make those weird faces? It's the Latino worker bees that do all the work anyhow...
  • Megan W.
    Megan WilliamsNovember 13, 2012
    Burgers, bacon and brussels sprouts. Heaven. Also Chris takes very good care of his customers and makes great recs!
  • Alexis L.
    Alexis LongApril 8, 2013
    Amazing quiche, awesome homemade poptarts, & the white russian milkshake is THE BEST
  • Lindsay F.
    Lindsay FranzoniJune 10, 2016
    My favorite place to eat brunch in DC. Amazing home made pop tarts.
  • NOM NOM Boris
    NOM NOM BorisMarch 28, 2013
    It brings all foodies to the yard, S'mores Milkshake $7 (5/5 NOMs). It was like drinking one giant chocolate bar of deliciousness.
  • USA TODAY
    USA TODAYJuly 17, 2013
    Kids love the Heath Almond shakes, while adults can indulge in boozy versions like the Nutty Professor. Read more
  • Gourmet C.
    Gourmet CherryMay 31, 2010
    Emily @ the bar is great and has tons to recommend....you have to try the Beef short rib sandwich and the Nutty Professor shake
  • David G.
    David GuerraFebruary 7, 2015
    Best brunch in all of D.C. hands down. Pop tarts are a must. Everything else is incredible.
  • Joy H.
    Joy HMay 25, 2013
    When in season, must get the strawberry rhubarb pie. One of the best pies I've ever had in life.
  • Holly B.
    Holly BranchJuly 20, 2015
    The homemade pop tarts are a must try! The breakfast was amazing and the service was great!
  • Debbie F.
    Debbie FarentholdMarch 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I LOVE everything here! Great comfort food done right! Make sure you have the grits for bfast...they are delish!
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