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Florida Avenue Grill

1100 Florida Ave., Washington, DC - (202) 265-1586
For over a half-century, this soul-food diner in DC has been a destination for those in search of country ham and biscuits, fried pork chops, and all kinds of fine southern-style vegetables.
93% Approval Rating (16 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Corned Beef Hash
Half smoke
Grits
biscuits
country ham
stewed apples
pork chops
Peach Cobbler
meat loaf

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (5)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Now that Sholl’s cafeteria is closed, there are just two restaurants we consider absolutely essential in Washington, DC: Ben’s Chili Bowl, of course, and the Florida Avenue Grill. We’ve been fans of the latter for some twenty years now, although it opened about two ..."   [Read More]
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Tuere Toomer
November 09, 2007
"I read a review of the Florida Avenue Grill here on Roadfood.com, and decided to give it a whirl. A local told us that it wasn't the best spot but the food was good. He was wrong! It is a great place and the food is WAY GOOD! It reminds me of eating at my ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

1100 Florida Ave., Washington, DC
(202) 265-1586

http://floridaavenuegrill.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
Sliced in half and grilled, the half-smoke is juicy, with plenty of smoky flavor.  A wonderful breakfast side meat!
"Sliced in half and grilled, the half-smoke is juicy, with plenty of smoky flavor. A wonderful breakfast side meat!"
Cliff Strutz





Don't ignore the Florida Avenue Grill desserts.  The homey peach cobbler was the perfect way to end our meal.
"Don't ignore the Florida Avenue Grill desserts. The homey peach cobbler was the perfect way to end our meal."
Cliff Strutz


A superb combination plate ... for breakfast, lunch, or dinner: spiced stewed apples and a fried pork chop. In the background are over-easy eggs. Not shown: cornbread muffin.
"A superb combination plate ... for breakfast, lunch, or dinner: spiced stewed apples and a fried pork chop. In the background are over-easy eggs. Not shown: cornbread muffin."
Michael Stern


This is ham with character! A couple of biscuits on the side and a dish of red-eye gravy are its perfect complement.
"This is ham with character! A couple of biscuits on the side and a dish of red-eye gravy are its perfect complement."
Michael Stern


Florida Avenue Grill biscuits are a reminder that in some ways, at least culinarily, Washington, DC is very much part of the South. In the background is a bowl of spicy, soulful sausage gravy.
"Florida Avenue Grill biscuits are a reminder that in some ways, at least culinarily, Washington, DC is very much part of the South. In the background is a bowl of spicy, soulful sausage gravy."
Michael Stern


This photo was taken from a booth opposite the counter. Note the gallery of celebrity photos on the wall: they're all fans of the Florida Avenue Grill.
"This photo was taken from a booth opposite the counter. Note the gallery of celebrity photos on the wall: they're all fans of the Florida Avenue Grill."
Michael Stern


The cook and servers in a Christmas mood at the Florida Avenue Grill.
"The cook and servers in a Christmas mood at the Florida Avenue Grill."
Mike Spak


A counter-culture landmark in the nation's capital since FDR was president
"A counter-culture landmark in the nation's capital since FDR was president"
Michael Stern



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