If you want some good chicken soup, stop into Dacha Diner, a little Russian spot where you’ll feel like you’re eating inside of a doily. Aside from white lace curtains, they also have very comforting chicken broth, and the matzo balls that come on top have a nice dill kick. If you’re feeling bold, get an order of pelmeni dumplings and slide them into your soup.
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Volunteer Park Cafe
Volunteer Park Cafe is a go-to morning spot in Capitol Hill, but the secret is to hit it for dinner.
Bakery Nouveau is an excellent Capitol Hill bakery we like most for the twice baked almond croissant and croque monsieur.
Tacos Chukis isn’t a secret anymore, but it’s still great. Hit the Cap Hill spot for fast, cheap Mexican food.
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Skillet Diner is a modern diner in Capitol Hill serving updated versions of classic dishes.
Glo’s is a no-frills Capitol Hill diner serving giant pancakes and perfect hash browns. Just expect a line to eat them.
Varsity Inn is a no-frills diner-y spot in Wallingford. When you need good, cheap brunch without fuss, this is where you go.
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North Star Diner & Shanghai Room
North Star Diner & Shanghai Room in Greenwood is the coolest 24-hour diner in the city.
Pane Pane Sandwiches
Pane Pane is a tiny shop downtown serving great baguette sandwiches. Get the teriyaki meatball banh mi.
Hitchcock Deli in Georgetown makes extremely good sandwiches with meat that’s cured and smoked in-house.
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