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.
Comments () | Published October 10, 2012
Best Breakfasts 2012

Market Lunch
Address: 225 Seventh St. SE, Washington, DC 20003
Phone: 202-547-8444
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill, Southeast
Cuisines: Seafood, American, Barbecue, Breakfast
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Friday 7:30 to 3, Saturday 8 to 3, Sunday 11 to 3.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Eastern Market
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Barbecue pork sandwich; coleslaw; thin-cut french fries; blueberry pancakes; egg sandwich; eggs Benedict.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

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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