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American City Diner

Posted by on September 6 2007 in Breakfast, Desserts, Red Meat, Sandwich


Sit down, order a black and white milkshake, and play a Blood, Sweat & Tears song at a table jukebox at the fun, ’50s-themed American City Diner. As it is in Heaven, breakfast is served all day, but also try the open-face hot turkey sandwich with mashed potatoes, the diner standby bacon cheeseburger, or any blue-plate special. The servers must come from Jersey, as their sass is undeniable and totally lovable. Watch out, though: owner Jeffrey Gildenhorn sometimes dons a train conductor hat as toy train circles around the tracks above diners’ heads. ACD can make for a great (sober) date night though, with free movies projected onto a large screen on the patio; the diner shows everything from Grease to Some Like It Hot to Fatal Attraction.
For: A Jersey diner experience in the nation’s capital.

Entrees: $3-$13. 202-244-1949. 5532 Connecticut Ave, NW

Originally in the Onion / DC local edition / July 12, 2007

Photo: Washington Post

Full Dis–I used to work there as a server in college

American City Diner of Washington in Washington

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7 Responses leave one →
  1. Leah permalink
    September 6, 2007 took you this long to post this classic!?!?! Soo many good mornings and nights here :)

  2. Maureen permalink
    September 6, 2007

    You took us to this place!!! It’s def a piece of Jersey sitting on a DC corner.

  3. September 6, 2007

    Totally love the milkshakes, best in town.

    Can’t believe I have never seen a movie there. Ohh, I see the Godfather is coming up…

  4. September 6, 2007

    seriously…I would kill for one of those black and whites right now

  5. Robyn permalink
    September 6, 2007

    Their lox scramble is to die for.

  6. Lydia permalink
    September 9, 2007

    Free parking, awesome food and the famous B&W milkshake….who could ask for more?!?!

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