The Diner

Diner, Breakfast Spot, and Bar
2453 18th St NW (at Columbia Rd NW), Washington, D.C. 20009, United States
Hours:
Open until 4:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 4:00 AM–4:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.2/10

Based on 328 votes

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Total Visitors
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Total Visits
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    Rebecca
    "The Monte Cristo and the Croque and Dagger are delicious."(7 Tips)
    Arjun S.
    "The Diner Royale is a gift made in heaven."(6 Tips)
    Alex G.
    "The adult milkshakes are boozily delicious."(3 Tips)
    Russell B.
    "Get the greek omelet, home fries, and sourdough toast."(3 Tips)
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  • breakfast food
  • brunch food
  • croque and dagger
  • good for a late night
  • milkshakes
  • omelettes
  • sandwiches
  • pancakes
  • desserts
  • casual
  • family-friendly
  • lively
  • tater tots
  • 24-hour
  • crab
  • Bloody Marys
  • great value
  • meatloaf
  • good for a quick meal
  • vegetarian food
  • Ab

    A hallway of classic diner food. If you're not sure, just go for the Royale with pancakes. Don't get your eggs scrambled, unless you like them artificial

    Ab · 7 hours ago
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  • Numuque

    quite a rich assortment in weekly specials such as stuffed peppers (turkish) amd frittata (croatian) with affordable prices

    Numuque · 1 week ago
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  • Melissa M.

    Great deal for brunch!

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  • Amanda J.

    The steak and eggs

    Amanda Jones · April 27
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  • Dirk G.

    Best brunch in Adams Morgan, and maybe even all of DC! The staff are incredibly nice as well.

    Dirk Gadsden · March 7
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  • Norie W.

    Chill atmosphere with killer brunch and dinners. Def recommend!

    Norie Wright · March 6
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  • Ari T.

    French fires w/mayo = yum. Plus they serve a *decadent Caesar Salad. *(for it being 4am and drunk).

    Ari Taherzadeh · February 20
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  • Dan F.

    Strangely, I've only ever been here for dinner - which is consistently great

    Dan Foy · February 20
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  • Karen E.

    Best people watching in the city

    Karen Elizabeth · January 30
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  • Javien D.

    Avoid the morning rush! Took 10 minutes to get a table for 2 which was great but food was not good at all. Just had a not so good experience for my first time. My friend said the food is usually good

    Javien Dawson · January 17
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  • Dominique T.

    Ordered the buffalo wings and was so pleasantly surprised. Might even say they're in my top 3 hot wings ever!! A+!

    Dominique Toney · January 15
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  • Aden G.

    Got there around 1:30 am, ample space. Left around 3, there was a line to get in. Make sure you get there before the clubs let out!

    Aden Gideon · January 3
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  • Joe B.

    Ragin Cajun Omelette is great!

    Joe Black · January 3
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  • Ricky S.

    The "Cajun Style" omelet is my goto choice.

    Ricky Sherrill · December 28, 2014
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  • Brett M.

    Great when you are drunk and great when you are not. I verified! 

    Brett Melillo · December 14, 2014
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  • Sam

    Great atmosphere, open 24 hours, and solid food. They even have a tofu scramble!

    Sam · October 10, 2014
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  • Mr2Oh2 ..

    E V E R Y T H I N G!

    Mr2Oh2 . · October 6, 2014
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  • Evan S.

    Brunch was pretty bad. Beer bratwurst exploded in my face and the skin was inedible. My fiancée's florentine benedict was overly drenched in butter.

    Evan Samek · September 14, 2014
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  • Mohammed A.

    The worst pancake ever ..

    Mohammed Al-Mudaifer · August 9, 2014
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  • Zack R.

    Good food, reasonable prices. Usually a decent wait though.

    Zack Rubin · August 9, 2014
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  • Ricardo H.

    Good place, great pancakes.

    Ricardo Harvin · July 26, 2014
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  • Kenny S.

    Get the Meat loaf.

    Kenny Shouse · July 15, 2014
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  • Phy

    I loveeee this place. Out door seating & "The Royale" 👌 Perf

    Phy · May 17, 2014
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  • David D.

    Great Turkey Club!

    David Dweck · May 15, 2014
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  • Mary Carol B.

    Crab and avocado omelet and the blackened salmon sandwich are both good choices but you may not have room for dessert.

    Mary Carol Badat · May 14, 2014
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  • Mykel T.

    Excellent burgers and the jambalaya is the best I tasted on the east coast.

    Mykel Tee · May 14, 2014
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  • Laura F.

    Brunch the best meal. Dinner used to be better. They took away my favorite tuna steak.

    Laura Farina · May 11, 2014
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  • Scott F.

    The only problem with sitting at the counter is you have to watch every single milkshake go by in front of you!

    Scott Frazier · February 23, 2014
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  • Alex G.

    The adult milkshakes are boozily delicious.

    Alex G · February 10, 2014
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  • 1800GOODFOOD®

    1800GOODFOOD® highly recommends The Diner and the warm, friendly staff http://1800GOODFOOD.com

    1800GOODFOOD® · January 26, 2014
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  • Shelita M.

    The deviled eggs are delicious!

    Shelita McBride · January 10, 2014
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  • Colleen N.

    From Washingtonian: Diner Royale, veggie omelet, Greek omelet, Creole Champagne Cocktail

    Colleen N · January 9, 2014
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  • Larry F.

    The sour cherry pie is delicious

    Larry Fulton-Woods · January 6, 2014
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  • Eleanor B.

    Great Bloody Mary

    Eleanor Balaban · December 31, 2013
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  • Manuela J.

    Too expensive for what you get. Spaghetti and meatballs soaked in Ketchup?...

    Manuela Jimenez · December 27, 2013
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  • Eboni W.

    They put the Greek Pasta back on the menu! God is good!

    Eboni Washington · November 17, 2013
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  • Shanna K.

    meh, not that great.

    Shanna King · November 3, 2013
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  • Alex

    YEAH BITCH! MAGNETS!

    Alex · November 1, 2013
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  • Shani A.

    Pumpkin pancakes are in season!

    Shani Adia · October 27, 2013
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  • Jay N.

    3 dollars! 3 USD for tater tots instead of home fries. Ohhhh rrrrrrrrreally!!

    Jay Nix · October 18, 2013
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  • Jilda P.

    The onion rings are back. Delish.

    Jilda Proper · October 8, 2013
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  • Ginnie H.

    Great food but they need more servers! The service was extremely slow.

    Ginnie Hansen · September 28, 2013
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  • Paige P.

    Try the Jameson

    Paige Plissner · September 2, 2013
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  • Amanda C.

    Corn beef hash is very good. Southerner a beware. Grits aren't what I'm used to. A bit like tapioca pudding but oddly enough, not bad

    Amanda Crump · September 1, 2013
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  • Chris B.

    The grilled wings for appetizer is the deal.!!!

    Chris Bond · August 31, 2013
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  • Atari

    Omg, this place sucks...I didn't ino I asked for the fur burger...?

    Atari · August 24, 2013
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  • Ryan R.

    Very good service and the food came out quickly. The food is well prepared and fresh. They have a great club sandwich or Philly cheesesteak.

    Ryan Renfro · August 23, 2013
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  • ThePurplePassport.com

    There can be a line to get in if you arrive at 2:00am. Weekend brunch is another busy time. Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · July 2, 2013
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  • Matt D.

    Even the salad was the bomb

    Matt Dugan · June 28, 2013
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  • Shawn B.

    Delicious breakfast, delicious burgers, you can't go wrong when you have those late night munchies!

    Shawn Barber · June 7, 2013
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