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Mar 18, 2008 08:44 AM

Great Breakfast in NoVA or DC

Currently I am living in Bmore but shortly I will be making a move to Boston. My father has fallen in love with Miss Shirley's in Roland Park. He frequently drives up from FFX to "visit me" so that he can have breakfast at Miss Shirleys (truly is worth the trip). Does anyone know of a restaurant that serves similiar breakfast food down in NoVa or DC? Thanks!

Here is their menu

His favorites are: Oysters Shirley-feller- Cornmeal-Encrusted Fried Oysters, Creamed Chipped Beef & Egg Round on Shredded Potato & Onion Hash Browns, topped with White Cheddar Cheese
Smoked Salmon Benedict- Poached Eggs & Smoked Salmon on Potato Cakes with Chive Hollandaise Sauce & Sour Cream

Update: Thanks for the recommendation, Fl ave Grill does look like it could satisfy the biscuit/ VA ham/ egg diner type of breakfast.

Since he is retired he tends to eat out for breakfast mainly during the week when my mother is at work so places that only do weekend brunch might not work.

What about places with a variety of egg dishes (omelettes, eggs benedict, etc.) ? He has gone to the chain Eggspectaction (sp?) and didn't think it was horrible, just not that great.

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  1. Florida ave Grill? If you like biscuits and gravy.....

    1. Perhaps the brunch at Acadiana or Georgia Brown's? Although they are a little pricier.

      Does Del Merei Grille do breakfast/brunch? They are cajun/southern aren't they? Their website won't pull up.

      Creme Cafe might also be good for weekend brunch although they don't do breakfast that I know of.

      None of my Southern go-tos do breakfast. Anyone been to brunch at Jackson 20 yet? They are supposed to do Southern.

      Florida Ave Grill is a good rec. I second.

      1. What about the The Diner in Adams it's open 24 hours!

        1. Maybe not exactly the same in terms of food items they have, but Tallula has really good brunch too.

          1. What about the Morrison Clark Inn in Alexandria, I have never had their breakfast or brunch, but they do serve on weekdays, and I have head it is kind of Southern, anyone been?