Florida Avenue Grill
DC's landmark greasy spoon.
Reviewed By Ann Limpert, Cindy Rich, Jeremy Stahl
Comments () | Published October 11, 2006
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

From February 2005 Dirt Cheap Eats


Only a row of silver bar stools with red vinyl tops separates the booths from the open kitchen, so diners hear bacon sizzling. Breakfast at the 61-year-old grill, where walls are covered with autographed photos of athletes and entertainers, is greasy but good.

Hotcakes ($3.75 for three) are thin and buttery. Three-egg omelets ($7.95)--try the one stuffed with cheese and turkey bacon--come with grits, fried apples, or home fries. Southern-style sides include biscuits smothered in sausage gravy ($3.95), corned-beef hash ($2.75), and scrapple ($2.75).

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