Late-night eats

Whether it’s been hours since your last meal or your evening activities have made your stomach grumble, D.C. is chock-full of places to grab some late-night grub.

The Diner

Location: 2453 18th St., N.W.

Hours: 24 hours

Price Range: Most entrees are less than $15

Why we love it: Not only is it open 24 hours, but breakfast is served all day. They have meals ranging from grilled salmon with mango salsa to mac and cheese that’s guaranteed to satisfy no matter the hour.

Ben’s Chili Bowl

Location: 1213 U St., N.W.

Hours: Monday – Thursday: 6 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Friday: 6 a.m. – 4 a.m.

Saturday: 7 a.m. – 4 a.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Price Range: $10 and less

Why we love it: Ben’s Chili Bowl, made famous by Bill Cosby, has been around for 50 years. Its iconic storefront and rich history draws you in, but the half-smokes and chili dogs will keep you coming back. As its sign rightly proclaims, Ben’s is a Washington landmark.

Jumbo Slice

Location: All along 18th St., N.W. in Adams Morgan.

Hours: Until the bars close and people go home

Price Range: Around $4

Why we love it: It’s an Adams Morgan phenomenon. Leave any bar after 10 p.m. and you’re bound to see lines out the door of any restaurant offering jumbo slices. Slices are double the size of those you’d find at a regular pizza parlor.

Osman & Joe’s Steak and Egg

Location: 4600 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.

Hours: 24 hours

Price Range: About $10

Why we love it: Osman & Joe’s serves typical diner food, but its Web site sums up the menu philosophy: “If you can think of it, we can probably make it.”


Location: 2001 L St., N.W.

Hours: Monday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Thursday – Satuday: 12 a.m. – 4 a.m.

Price Range: Around $5

Why we love it: It’s delicious. Dinner and dessert crepes are available, with add-ins ranging from turkey and cheese to Nutella and marshmallows (just hopefully not all together). Plus, it’s within 4-RIDE’s zone and accepts GWorld.

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