Market Lunch

225 Seventh St. SE
Washington, DC 20003


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

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

Neighborhood Eats: Market Lunch

One of last year’s saddest events was the fire that destroyed Eastern Market’s South Hall, home of many food purveyors and this hallowed breakfast/lunch stand. Now under the market’s temporary tent, the spot’s following remains devoted—show up after 8:30 on Saturday and you’ll probably have to wait for a seat at the communal table. Also unchanged is the menu, centered around Blue Buck pancakes studded with buckwheat and blueberries, overstuffed egg sandwiches known as bricks, and eggs Benedict doused with hot-sauce–spiked hollandaise.

-March, 2008