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Best diners in D.C. area

flavrmeistr | Mar 26, 2002 11:37 AM

I saw the post further down for the best diners in
Baltimore. Baltimore is the kind of town where you
would expect to find lots of diners and other neighborhood institutions (affordable working-class
town, large native multi-generational population). There was a time when the D.C. area was more like this
as opposed to the wildy successful multi-cultural
experiment it has become (which I, as a chowhound and
curmudgeonly bon vivant, regard as an excellent development). One casualty of this, for better or worse, has been the demise of the local diners and
lunch counters. Food of no discernable ethnicity.
Biscuits at breakfast, green beans and mashed 'taters
at lunch. Good but unfussy food, fairly cheap and
unselfconsciously presented. Are there any surviving
stand-outs that we should know about? Don't keep 'em
to yourself, we won't all show up at once. I'll start
with two:

Bob 'n Edith's Diner on Columbia Pike near Four Mile
Run in Arlington. Great breakfast-steak 'n eggs, big
omelets, biscuits 'n gravy
The Amphora--Rt 123 near Maple Ave. in Vienna--Huge
menu, 24/7, some Greek specialties, breakfast, steaks,
seafood--anything anytime and all good. Full bar.

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