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Florida Ave Grill

202-265-1586  •  $$
ADDRESS: 1100 Florida Ave, Washington, DC 20009
CUISINE: Breakfast, Fried Chicken, Southern, Diner, Home-style, Soul Food, Ribs
FEATURES: Handicap Access, Kid Friendly, Smoke Free, Vegetarian Friendly
DESCRIPTION
If you're looking to start your day with granola and Greek yogurt, landmark Washington, DC soul food spot Florida Ave Grill, open since 1944, probably is not your kind of place. The rest of us will gladly wait in line for a red stool at the counter for heapin' helpings of hot cakes, biscuits and sausage gravy, three-egg omelets, and spicy half smoke and eggs. The signed photos of celebrities, politicians and athletes above the open kitchen area attest that anyone and everyone can agree on a hearty breakfast.
From The New York Times:
"Breakfast at this soul food institution is a dip into the past, evoking the feel of lunch counter sit-ins and the Civil Rights Movement. The place has been serving greasy and delicious Southern cooking since 1944. Buttery grits, Virginia ham, biscuits and gravy, even scrapple — all surrounded by photos of past Washington bigwigs. ..."

"If you value honest eats, this humble restaurant with its sprung-spring booths, pink counter, and red plastic stools is choice. It is cheap, fast, and the motherly waitresses make even us pale-faced strangers feel right at home."
— Michael Stern, Roadfood.com, Jan. 25, 2007
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
No alcohol available. Serving breakfast and lunch Tue–Sun, dinner Tue–Sat. Closed Mon.

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Rating: 4.7
DESCRIPTION
If you're looking to start your day with granola and Greek yogurt, landmark Washington, DC soul food spot Florida Ave Grill, open since 1944, probably is not your kind of place. The rest of us will gladly wait in line for a red stool at the counter for heapin' helpings of hot cakes, biscuits and sausage gravy, three-egg omelets, and spicy half smoke and eggs. The signed photos of celebrities, politicians and athletes above the open kitchen area attest that anyone and everyone can agree on a hearty breakfast.
 
From The New York Times:
"Breakfast at this soul food institution is a dip into the past, evoking the feel of lunch counter sit-ins and the Civil Rights Movement. The place has been serving greasy and delicious Southern cooking since 1944. Buttery grits, Virginia ham, biscuits and gravy, even scrapple — all surrounded by photos of past Washington bigwigs. ..."

"If you value honest eats, this humble restaurant with its sprung-spring booths, pink counter, and red plastic stools is choice. It is cheap, fast, and the motherly waitresses make even us pale-faced strangers feel right at home."
— Michael Stern, Roadfood.com, Jan. 25, 2007
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
No alcohol available. Serving breakfast and lunch Tue–Sun, dinner Tue–Sat. Closed Mon.

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