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

Market Lunch: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012

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.