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Eatonville: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012
Comments () | Published October 10, 2012
Best Breakfasts 2012

Eatonville
Address: 2121 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-332-9672
Neighborhood: U Street/Shaw
Cuisines: Southern, American, Breakfast
Opening Hours: Monday through Thursday 11 AM to 11 PM, Fridays 11 AM to midnight, Saturdays 9 AM to midnight, and Sunday 9 AM to 11 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Gumbo; crispy chicken breast; pecan-crusted trout; crab burger; jalapeño-cheddar grits; lemon pound cake; peach-and-blackberry cobbler.
Price Details: Starters, $6 to $12; main courses and sandwiches, $9 to $18.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Scene:
Food Specials, Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour Details:
4 PM to 7 PM every day at the bar.
Happy Hour Days:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

Named for the Florida hometown of author Zora Neale Hurston, this sprawling dining room with chandeliers and paddle fans is a lively spot for a Southern-style repast. That means fried chicken with jalapeño-sausage gravy (ask for a bone-in thigh instead of the boneless breast) and custardy mac and cheese or the odd-sounding but delicious fried poached eggs over bacon-studded potato hash. The frittata, with its woodsy shiitakes, feta, and arugula, is a departure from the Dixie theme, but it works. Flaky biscuits come with a few plates—if they don’t, order a round. And don’t overlook the marvelous lavender lemonade, served in a Mason jar. Saturday and Sunday 9 to 3.

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