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Lincoln's Waffle Shop

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown / Chinatown
American, Diner
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504 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1401
+1 202-638-4008
05:30 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 05:30 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 05:30 - 15:00
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Chorleywood, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A buzzing diner run by a family affair I believe. We were seated quickly and handed menus, we asked other diners what they were eating or would recommend. We ended up having waffles, pancakes and eggs. The coffee was okay and hot. Plenty of prepackaged milk, butter, jam and syrup. All in all it was okay and a fun experience... More 

Thank Sally M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun place for breakfast. Spirited staff. Good food. Get there early or late. Very busy during prime breakfast hours.

Thank BigFredG
Saint Louis, Missouri
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231 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was super impressed by this place. I felt very historic visiting here - you're next to where Lincoln died and the view from the front bar is Ford's Theatre…very nice. This place is a diner and it operates as one - good, fast food with a smile. I got there about 8am on a Friday morning and there wasn't... More 

Thank Delphine384
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81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I always make it a point to eat here when we visit D.C. This place has the best breakfast around at a fraction of the price. The family that runs it is awesome; and with their diverse menu options you are sure to leave with a smile on your face no matter what time of day you... More 

Thank Amanda C
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very Busy - Located across the street from the Ford Theatre. Not really fancy place more like a dinner. - There is a line out the door when we went. I like the waiter he made it for me.

Thank John V
Blue Ridge, Virginia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting DC before granddaughter skates during Caps game! Always look for local eateries when in unfamiliar towns and this one is a keeper!! I was worried when we first saw the exterior because it is a small cafe, but the food is very good and the customer service is even better! Directly across the street from Ford's Theater and walking... More 

1 Thank mdaztec
Huntsville, Alabama
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love to visit local "diner" type breakfast places where you have a wait out the door! This place was NOT worth it! We ordered a broad range of items to include the famous waffle. It was all horrible with the exception of the banana pancake! Lumpy grits, manufactured ham, and an all around general taste of cheap Chinese fried... More 

2 Thank aubredhead
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here twice already, and the chicken and waffles is amazing! But service is what makes this place so awesome, they make you feel like if you were part of the family and have been there a bunch of times!

Thank Mariangelis S
Shelton, Connecticut
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64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is located right across the street of the Ford Theater and on the same street of the house Lincoln died in. The line was very long but it moves quickly (they get people in, served, and out fast). They pack people in pretty tightly. They serve many different breakfast options and have sides you can order for extra.... More 

2 Thank Lauren T
Rahway, New Jersey
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seems to be a local favorite. Looking to start the day with a good breakfast and decided to try here since it was within walking distance of our hotel. I found it to be outdated and cramped. Waffle was just OK, not hot. Not crowded when I went, so we were in and out rather quickly.

Thank MrsP2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 17:00
05:30 - 17:00
05:30 - 17:00
05:30 - 17:00
05:30 - 17:00
05:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 504 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1401
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-638-4008

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?