DC Diner will open April 1st at 802 13th Street. The hours are still somewhat in flux, but they will open at 6am and likely stay open until 4am (almost 24 hours). DC Diner will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. It's a father and son team with previous experience running a small restaurant. They'll offer breakfast all day with items like waffles, omelets, and salmon cakes. Look for a rotating menu of five sandwiches, including a turkey burger, a no filler crab cake (made from scratch, and broiled, not fried), a shrimp salad po boy, a grilled chicken sandwich, and a vegetarian sandwich with portabello mushroom, bell peppers, onions, and spinach. Sandwiches will come with chips, or hand-cut fries.
The small space (about 600 square feet) limits indoor seating inside to side counters only, but they will have tables outside to take advantage of the very wide sidewalk.
DC Diner officially opens April 1st (6am), but the owners are inviting local kids to stop by Saturday March 26th from 11am-3pm for a pre-opening celebration. They'll have hotdogs, hamburgers, balloons, and face-painting. Big thanks to reader Karen Ramsey for the original tip.