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The Market Lunch

The Market Lunch

Breakfast Spot$$$$
Capitol Hill, Washington
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  • Gelinda
    GelindaAugust 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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
    Been here 5+ times
    Breakfast or lunch, the Fried Green Tomatoes are the way to go. Perfect batter tops the succulent tomatoes- plus the most addictive sauce ever.
  • Bruce J.
    Bruce JJanuary 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • Gelinda
    GelindaAugust 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Armie
    ArmieDecember 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best pancakes in DC. Be sure & get 'em with real maple syrup ($2.50)
  • Sam
    SamJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They serve the BEST breakfast on Saturdays until noon. Try the bluebucks (blueberry buckwheat pancakes) or crab cakes Benedict!
  • 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.
  • Colleen N.
    Colleen NJanuary 9, 2014
    From Washingtonian: crab cake with grits and cheddar eggs, brick sandwich, blueberry buckwheat pancakes
  • Patrick K.
    Patrick KiernanSeptember 23
    BLT with egg was delicious. Order at the counter, very quick service. Located inside Eastern Market
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Chris G.
    Chris GreenOctober 9, 2010
    If in season, get the oysters. Fried perfect, just enough salt in the batter. Awesome.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SilvermanMarch 19, 2015
    Get a crabcake sandwich with egg added on top.
  • Dawn A.
    Dawn ArteagaMarch 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best crab cake breakfast I've ever had!! So worth the wait!
  • Shaw H.
    Shaw HargettAugust 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    On weekends, breakfast is only served on Saturdays til 12. No breakfast on Sundays.
  • Allan W.
    Allan WhiteMay 15, 2011
    The locals recommended the Crabcakes and they are right- DELICIOUS!
  • 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.
  • Lee B.
    Lee B.October 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Market L.
    Market LunchOctober 29, 2014
    Lunch time is also good here for having a meal.
  • 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!
  • Karla S.
    Try the fried green tomatoes! Absolutely delicious
  • 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
  • Nev
    NevFebruary 8, 2015
    The Brick. It's all you need to know.
  • 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
  • Tom M.
    Tom MilsonApril 1
    Get the Pancakes!
  • Sila D.
    Sila DDecember 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    crab cake eggs benedict... word.
  • Autty C.
    Autty CrosbyFebruary 18, 2012
    Blue Buck pancakes are divine.
  • Ben
    BenApril 5
    Pancakes or anything breakfast.
  • The Hill is Home
    The Hill is HomeJanuary 21, 2012
    Hello buckwheat pancakes with blueberries!
  • Market L.
    Market LunchOctober 29, 2014
    Everything
  • Jessica Z.
    blueberry pancakes and fish
  • Kara
    KaraAugust 13, 2011
    Bluebucks and Fried Green Tomatoes! Delicious.
  • Market L.
    Market LunchOctober 29, 2014
    Lunch is really good here!
  • David K.
    David KlevanMarch 6, 2010
    Mmmm pancakes for Maizie. Bacon, egg and cheese sandwich for me and Charlotte.
  • Afrikyn V.
    Afrikyn V.February 15, 2012
    The crab cake is just ok.
  • Ken
    KenMarch 5, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The Market Lunch is CASH ONLY!!
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