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

Florida Avenue Grill
Address: 1100 Florida Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-265-1586
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisines: Southern, American, Breakfast
Opening Hours: Open Tuesday through Saturday 8 AM to 8 PM; Sunday 8 to 4:30.
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Hotcakes; eggs and omelets; collards; sweet potatoes; peas; cabbage.
Special Features:
Kid Friendly, Party Space, Breakfast

It’s easy to find a place to grab a plate of eggs and bacon. The reason to snag a stool at this scruffy diner near Howard University is to experience a cultural touchstone. The neighborhood has changed, but this greasy spoon stands as a reminder of the days when U Street was a bastion of black Washington. The cooking—fried eggs and a half-smoke; a buttery biscuit smothered in gravy; grits capped with a thick pat of butter—is serviceable at best, though generous and filling. Every dish is enhanced by the sense of time travel, not to mention the museum-like display of signed celebrity photos, from Janet Reno to Ludacris. Tuesday through Saturday 8 am to 9 pm, Sunday 8 to 4:30.

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