Cheap Eats 2018: Market Lunch

Our Capitol Hill lunch of choice? Digging into an oversize platter of fried food from this 40-year-old diner inside Eastern Market. The cash-only fare is classic DC—fried-whiting sandwiches, sweet-meat-packed crabcakes, and golden chicken with mumbo sauce. We especially love the place on weekends, when the stellar breakfast runs until 1:30 pm—blueberry pancakes are legendary for a reason—and specials include Chesapeake soft-shells. Also good: Crabcake with eggs and grits; fried green tomatoes; fried-rockfish sandwich.

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