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The Market Lunch

The Market Lunch

Breakfast Spot$$$$
Capitol Hill, Washington
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  • Bruce J.
    "famous blueberry buckwheat pancakes and the eggs Benedict"(3 Tips)
    Rachel
    "Breakfast or lunch, the Fried Green Tomatoes are the way to go."(7 Tips)
    Sam
    "... until noon. Try the bluebucks (blueberry buckwheat pancakes) or crab..."(4 Tips)
    Allan W.
    "The locals recommended the Crabcakes and they are right- DELICIOUS!"(9 Tips)
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  • Gelinda
    GelindaAugust 17, 2013
    I usually come on Saturday for the French toast specials. They always use fresh fruit, not the kind in the clingy syrup, and it's so yummy. Open Saturday and Sunday now.
  • Rachel
    RachelSeptember 30, 2014
    Breakfast or lunch, the Fried Green Tomatoes are the way to go. Perfect batter tops the succulent tomatoes- plus the most addictive sauce ever.
  • Jen
    JenMay 1, 2010
    Get here early on Sat. morning for the 'Bluebucks' & have cash. During the week, try the 'Brick'. For the displaced Southerner - their fried green tomatoes are almost as good as home's.
  • Bruce J.
    Bruce JJanuary 29, 2014
    Come early for Saturday's breakfast. Special items on the menu include the famous blueberry buckwheat pancakes and the eggs Benedict with fried green tomatoes. But bring cash!
  • S F.
    S FMarch 2
    The cashier/order taker was very rude. Stared at me when I tried to order. Not a smile. Not a "can I help you" When I asked for pancakes, she told me in a very unfriendly way no breakfast after 11:00
  • Gelinda
    GelindaAugust 2, 2014
    The French toast special is always delicious. The French toast is topped with fresh fruit from the market vendors.
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DNovember 13, 2014
    Eastern market institution. Cash only. Long lines on the weekends & closed on Mondays. Have only had breakfast. Big scoop of butter on the grits.
  • Russ P.
    Russ PtacekJanuary 31, 2014
    Inspectors closed Market Lunch at Eastern Market citing 5 violations including rodent droppings on the floor in the food prep area. It passed re-inspection and reopened.
  • Close G.
    Close GitmoJanuary 11, 2012
    Jan 11(right now!): the National Day of Action Against Guantanamo & the NDAA! Join us at 1130 in Lafayette Square across from the White House. The program and march will run from Noon-2:30pm EST
  • Sam
    SamJanuary 14, 2012
    They serve the BEST breakfast on Saturdays until noon. Try the bluebucks (blueberry buckwheat pancakes) or crab cakes Benedict!
  • Reagan B.
    The bluebuck pancakes that everyone raves about aren't good at all. Go to Bubby's in NYC if you want real pancakes.
  • Colleen N.
    Colleen NJanuary 9, 2014
    From Washingtonian: crab cake with grits and cheddar eggs, brick sandwich, blueberry buckwheat pancakes
  • Armie
    ArmieDecember 16, 2012
    Best pancakes in DC. Be sure & get 'em with real maple syrup ($2.50)
  • Lee B.
    Lee B.October 7, 2011
    If you like attitude with your food, this is the place. I think Mom called ahead to make sure they gave me a hard time.
  • Design*Sponge
    Design*SpongeAugust 3, 2014
    Found inside Eastern Market this is where you will find some of the best crabcakes in DC. Read more
  • Julia R.
    Julia Robey ChristianJanuary 24, 2010
    Go to Market Lunch. Try the fried green tomatoes. Don't be dismayed by the sometimes salty service. It's worth it. Read more
  • Toni Rae S.
    Toni Rae SalmiApril 17, 2010
    The Brick is a great breakfast sandwich! If you're not afraid of consuming some calories, get it!
  • Chris G.
    Chris GreenOctober 9, 2010
    If in season, get the oysters. Fried perfect, just enough salt in the batter. Awesome.
  • Shaw H.
    Shaw HargettAugust 6, 2011
    On weekends, breakfast is only served on Saturdays til 12. No breakfast on Sundays.
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HoweJuly 1, 2015
    The crabcake sandwich is delicious and worth the money
  • Malcolm T.
    Malcolm TorinoJanuary 19, 2013
    Try the fried green tomatoes with the pink sauce. They are delicious!
  • Kathryn L.
    Kathryn LindsaySeptember 5, 2015
    The rockfish and spicy grits breakfast is great!
  • Allan W.
    Allan WhiteMay 15, 2011
    The locals recommended the Crabcakes and they are right- DELICIOUS!
  • Matt S.
    Matt SilvermanMarch 19, 2015
    Get a crabcake sandwich with egg added on top.
  • Dawn A.
    Dawn ArteagaMarch 17, 2012
    Best crab cake breakfast I've ever had!! So worth the wait!
  • Market L.
    Market LunchOctober 29, 2014
    Lunch time is also good here for having a meal.
  • Karla S.
    Try the fried green tomatoes! Absolutely delicious
  • David K.
    David KlevanMarch 6, 2010
    Mmmm pancakes for Maizie. Bacon, egg and cheese sandwich for me and Charlotte.
  • Nev
    NevFebruary 8, 2015
    The Brick. It's all you need to know.
  • Autty C.
    Autty CrosbyFebruary 18, 2012
    Blue Buck pancakes are divine.
  • Ken
    KenMarch 5, 2010
    The Market Lunch is CASH ONLY!!
  • Tom M.
    Tom MilsonApril 1
    Get the Pancakes!
  • Sila D.
    Sila DDecember 11, 2013
    crab cake eggs benedict... word.
  • Afrikyn V.
    Afrikyn V.February 15, 2012
    The crab cake is just ok.
  • Ben
    BenApril 5
    Pancakes or anything breakfast.
  • Kara
    KaraAugust 13, 2011
    Bluebucks and Fried Green Tomatoes! Delicious.
  • Market L.
    Market LunchOctober 29, 2014
    Everything
  • The Hill is Home
    The Hill is HomeJanuary 21, 2012
    Hello buckwheat pancakes with blueberries!
  • Jessica Z.
    Jessica Zhang3 weeks ago
    blueberry pancakes and fish
  • Market L.
    Market LunchOctober 29, 2014
    Lunch is really good here!
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