Market Lunch: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012

Market Lunch’s famous blueberry buckwheat pancakes get a flip on the griddle. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
Market Lunch’s famous blueberry buckwheat pancakes get a flip on the griddle. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Despite the name, breakfast is the best time to hit this
counter-service stand inside Eastern Market. Items on the chalkboard menu
lean toward Southern comfort, and that’s just what they deliver: a nearly
filler-free crabcake arrives with grits and cheddar-laced eggs, while the
appropriately named “brick” sandwich translates to a roll stuffed with
fried potatoes, eggs, and a choice of meats—we like house-made sausage. On
the weekend, the battle for seats is intense, but there’s something worth
fighting for: blueberry buckwheat pancakes, a Saturday specialty. Tuesday
through Friday 7:30 to 11 am, Saturday 8 to noon.

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