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Thoughts on WTOP Breakfast Poll?

I found an interesting poll on the WTOP Web site concerning the "area's best breakfast." It was interesting to me, at least, because it includes restaurants I've never heard of or visited, and I'm always in the market for a good diner breakfast.

Here's the link: http://wtop.com/?sid=1721312&nid=25#
and here are the nominees:

Bob and Edith's
Bob Evans
Harold and Cathy's (Dumfries
)Mediterranean Breeze (Ashburn)
Nick's Diner (Wheaton)
Tastee Diner
Virginia Kitchen (Herndon)
Yorkshire Restaurant (Manassas)

Good choices? Are there better out there?

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  1. What about Jukebox Diner in Annandale? It is not on my usual route but I noticed it today while at a stoplight.

    Has anyone tried it?

      1. Nick's is a classic greasy spoon- a long counter with a few tables n back, family run and really good. Right by the WTOP studios so that may have a little to do with why its on there.

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        1. re: deangold

          I know that WTOP has a transmitter on the east side of Georgia Avenue several blocks from Nick's, but I don't think the studio is located anywhere near it. I believe the studio is in NW DC (although I could be wrong about that, I suppose).

        2. If you're going to go as far as Dumfries, you might as well go to Waffle House. Scattered and smothered!

          Of all the Tastee diners, I prefer the Laurel location for the right combination of greasiness seediness. Silver Spring is a little too clean and Bethesda is a bit too cramped.

          1. Bob Evans?? I'd do Cracker Barrel before BE.

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            1. re: rHairing

              I agree. Why Bob Evans? I love the Steak n Egg on Wisconsin Ave. in Tenleytown. Nice little dive.

            2. Can't beat Metro 29 Diner on Lee Hwy in Arlington. Pricier than some, but worth it.

              1. Had Virginia Kitchen this morning. Nice place with great service. I think I ordered wrong and will be going back to try country ham and eggs.

                I'm surprised they put Bob Evans on this list, and not others like Chutzpah, or even Amphora.

                1. The Double T Diner in Frederick near the FSK mall. Also, the Frost Diner in Warrenton on old 29 (haven't been in a while, hope it's still there). Favorite greasy spoon breakfasts; Steak and Egg Kitchen on Wisconsin in Tenleytown and City Deli on Bladensburg Rd. for the pastrami and fried egg on rye.

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                  1. It's carryout only, but Blue & White Carryout in Old Town does some tasty breakfast sandwiches. Fried bologna. Porkchops. Even chicken livers.


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