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Market Lunch

306 7th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2504
+1 202-547-8444
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Gluten Free Options
306 7th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2504
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was super excited to take my husband and son here for breakfast on a Sunday as I had read such great reviews. We arrived at the Market and headed right for Market Lunch and found a nice long line which I had expected based...More

Thank Myflowergirls2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Go up the the counter and just ask them what you should have. Tom will tell you! His crab cakes are great, as are his fried green tomatoes. I have tried 3 or 4 different things, lunches and breakfasts. All were divine. You can't really...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Don't question it. Just go. Keep in mind it's located inside Eastern Market, place is tight as seating is limited. But if you're lucky you can find seating in the back. Sorry, but don't be a contrarian, get the blueberry buckwheat pancakes, with the maple...More

Thank Patty M
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We have been going here for many years and still consider it a treat and well worth the drive from Alexandria. The owner is very invested in, and proud of his food, and values his customers' opinions. Our very favorite is the fried oyster sandwich...More

Thank AshleyUsa
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This place is like a lunch counter--inside the Eastern Market building. We had brunch at 10, opted for short stack of Blueberry pancakes (excellent) and corned beef hash. For the latter, I quote my wife: "I believe this is the best corned beef hash I...More

Thank RichardinOhio
Reviewed 19 January 2017

My older son and I decided to have early lunch here, but my younger son wanted to eat the rotisserie chicken from the other end of the aisle of the market. After waiting some time in the queue and for the manager/owner(?) to finish chatting...More

Thank ETonPlanetEarth
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This is a "DC must" so I'm told. The pancakes they're known for are good, but they're really just pancakes. The process is that you go behind the long table to the right, order at the cash register (cash only), then wait to the left...More

Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We have been going to the Market Lunch for breakfast on Saturdays for 20 years. The food is amazing, inexpensive (except for certain awesome seafood, which varies with market), consistent, and made fresh. There are seasonal twists leveraging in-season ingredients - e.g., my son always...More

1  Thank LetsGoCapitals
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I visited Market Lunch for a short stack of blueberry buckwheat pancakes. Delicious! You stand in line to order, and then you're seated at a long indoor counter (or at one of the few outdoor tables) to eat. I sat at the long counter aside...More

Thank bradshawgirl
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We had heard about the Saturday blueberry pancakes and they were outstanding. This little place is in Eastern Market and you just show up and stand in line to order your breakfast. Get the maple syrup with the pancakes. My hubby had scrambled eggs, grits,...More

1  Thank Emily F
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Judy S
Are there gluten-free breads available?
17 June 2016|
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Response from amccaskill | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am not sure, there are bread-free dishes available.
We were hoping to get an early breakfast on Sunday....does the restaurant open at 11am in the summer too? or is it earlier?
4 June 2016|
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Response from pinkpepper9 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 306 7th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2504
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Capitol Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 202-547-8444
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