One of DC’s few 24-hour joints, the Diner is brought to you by the same folks who own coffee lounge Tryst just two doors away. True to its name, there’s home-style chow such as home-made meatloaf with gravy and mash for lunch and buttermilk pancakes for 4am. The Diner is constantly packed with neighborhood hipsters and night owls, but we don’t think it’s the food that keeps people going back for more. It’s those long counters, great for flirting, sipping coffee and playing with your food behind the Sunday paper.
2453 18th Street, NW
|Cross street:||between Kalorama & Columbia Roads|
|Opening hours:||24hrs daily|
|Transport:||Dupont Circle Metro then 42 bus or Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro|
|Price:||Main courses $9–$18|