When Paul Ruppert (the man behind Room 11, Petworth Citizen and more) saw the building that housed the Petworth pharmacy in the 1890s, he said it called out to be a diner because of the big, open windows and the central location. Slim’s Diner couldn’t be more at home in the space, which still boasts the original checkerboard tile flooring and exposed brick, along with new red vinyl booths, chrome diner stools and geometric wall tile. The diner’s namesake is James “Slim” Crawford, a carpenter and painter who has worked on all of Ruppert’s businesses. The number one sellers at Slim’s are the pancakes and burgers, but diners also appreciate the contemporary feel of the menu, which includes a tofu scramble and gluten-free options. The baking program sets Slim’s apart, with pies, cakes and donuts made fresh on the premise.
|Venue name:||Slim’s Diner|
4201 Georgia Ave NW
|Cross street:||at Upshur St|
|Opening hours:||Sun-Thu 7am-10pm; Fri, Sat 7am-1am|