Since 1944, the "World Famous" Florida Avenue Grill has been slinging great food from behind the counter. Hundreds of photos of luminaries line the walls. This may be the only place in town where you could ever have found Al Sharpton on a counter stool next to Strom Thurmond. (And bonus - I mean, it's "Florida" Avenue Grill, so the Florida girl loves it!)
My order: 2 eggs (scrambled with cheese & hot sauce), grits, bacon & hotcakes
My Dad's order: Scrambled eggs, bacon, home fries (his pancakes didn't last long enough for a photo). The Florida Avenue Grill has become a special request every time he visits.
We arrived a bit late, so by the time I snapped this photo the crowd had died down, giving a great perspective of how the Florida Avenue Grill is set up. There are small booths on the right side.
Fan them on Facebook and find them in person on the corner of Florida Avenue & 11th Street NW in Washington, DC.
NOTE: The menu switches from breakfast to soul food dinner after 3pm, so unless you like ham hocks and whiting, get there ahead of the switch. If soul food's your thing, consider them for lunch or dinner as well.