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“Unique Sandwiches, Soups and Salads”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Breadline

Breadline
Ranked #942 of 3,196 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: US$8 - US$8
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
Washington, D.C.
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Unique Sandwiches, Soups and Salads”
Reviewed 1 November 2011

Located within walking distance of the White House, Breadline is a local lunchtime favorite. They serve a variety of unique and freshly made sandwiches, soups and salads that rotate depending on the day of the week. You can check their website for the daily menu:http://www.breadline.com/

Some of my personal favorites: the spicy peanut soup, served on Tuesdays, the smoked salmon sandwich and the madrange ham & swiss, available almost daily, and the tomato and mozzarella salad, which is served on Fridays.

Price wise this place runs around $10 a person, but you get an ample amount of food. The sandwiches are really good sized-my favorite ham & swiss is served on literally half a baguette! I frequently go, buy a soup and sandwich and can easily make three lunches out of that.

A few tips: this place is crazy popular, so plan to get there before about 11:30 if you want to avoid long lines. They do a good job of wrapping/bagging food, so you can grab food early and save it to eat later with no problem.

Once the place gets crowded, its hard to tell that there are multiple lines going on inside. And to make things worse, they keep futzing with the set up, probably because of how crowded and confusing it can be. Just know to look for the signs for where to go to order a salad, because it is a different line than the soup/sandwich area.

They sometimes sell out of popular items (like my beloved spicy peanut soup). So if there is something you are dead set on, either go early, or call to see if they still have it.

Visited October 2011
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new york
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1,078 reviews
646 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
“Lines long at lunchtime”
Reviewed 28 September 2011

This block has other attractions-for instance, Roti and a Chopt coming in across the st. The breads look good. This is the 1700 block of Pennsylvania Av close to the White House

Visited September 2011
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Cusco
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“Great Sandwiches”
Reviewed 26 June 2011

The sandwiches are definitely worth going for. I had the Prochutto, and it was very good. I reccomend buying a loaf of their bread. You could tell how good it was by the lines of people so get there early to miss the lunchtime lines.

  • Visited June 2011
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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“VERY VERY EXPENSIVE”
Reviewed 22 April 2011

Had the "fried cod sandwich" that was a special today. It was in brioche bread and included cole slaw. That's it. Nothing else added. Without tax it was $11.95. With tax it was $13.05. Really? It's good, but not worth that much. Some of the counter staff are rude.

  • Visited April 2011
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great food, fast service”
Reviewed 29 October 2010

Breadline was recommended to me after a stop at the Renwick Gallery. I was impressed with the variety of sandwiches. Mine was very good and was prepared quickly.

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