As if we needed another excuse to rationalize our indulgence in heavenly and delectable carbohydrates coated in sugar, it’s National Waffle Week! This has truly been the Year of the Waffle. Eateries everywhere are taking the classic breakfast favorite and dishing it up in new and inspiring ways.
We compiled a list of the best waffles in the District so that you, Bitches, can delight in the fluffy, edible utopia of Belgian brunch goodness.
Becca devoured the Bacon Cheddar Waffles at the Atlas Room and loved every bite. The batter was saturated with bits of bacon and cheddar cheese to give every bite volumes of flavor with the perfect amount of bacon grease. The waffle was topped with shredded cheddar cheese and powdered sugar. If you’re looking for a unique take on waffles, the Atlas Room should be your destination for brunch this weekend. Read Becca’s review here.
The Atlas Room
1015 H St. N.E.
Leave it up to a Belgian restaurant to perfect the art of waffles. At B Too you can order waffles made practically any way you want. They have everything from waffles with mixed berries and sugar to waffles with Grand Marnier. The Bitches tried their hand at the cornbread waffle with pulled pork, avocado, and a poached egg on top. While it sounds like a risky menu choice, with great risk comes great reward. The waffle was phenomenal. And, if that isn’t enough, they also have a lobster waffle, served at brunch and all meals, that rocked Cori Sue’s world. Read Becca’s review here.
1324 14th Street N.W.
A classic combination of savory and sweet might just be how you want to round out your weekend. Ben’s Next Door dishes up a mean Southern-style chicken and waffles. The waffle is cut into quarters and paired with a heaping helpin’ of the chef’s own brined fried chicken. The chicken had a spicy kick and the waffle was a delicate mix of buttery and rich, making it the perfect brunch combination. Read Becca’s review here.
Ben’s Next Door
1211 U Street N.W.
Logan Circle’s mainstay resto for beer and bar fare serves up a killer traditional chicken and waffles. When we had ’em they were just so-so, but then they started serving up the Luther sandwich and everyone forgot about the waffles. Read Cori Sue’s review here.
1337 14th Street
Washington, D.C. 2005
If waffles with pulled pork, avocado, and a poached egg are too far outside your realm of comfort in terms of breakfast food, try Lincoln for brunch this weekend. They have a made-to-order waffle bar that puts you in full control of your breakfast destiny. If you prefer your waffles simply with mixed berries, no problem! Want them with chocolate chips and whip cream instead? Consider it done! Lincoln has a $36 bottomless food and drink deal, so you can eat waffles to your heart’s content. Read Becca’s review here.
1110 Vermont Avenue N.W.
If you were looking for a breakfast sandwich on crack, you’d find it at The Passenger. The Waffle Sandwich is two waffle quarters in lieu of bread with bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiched in between. It’s the optimal combination of classic breakfast foods served in a unique fashion. Why not indulge in The Waffle Sandwich this weekend in honor of National Waffle Week? Read Becca’s review here.
1021 7th Street N.W.
To continue with the theme of unique breakfast sandwiches, Quench has a killer combination of chicken and waffles dished up in the form of a sandwich. A waffle is broken into quarters and paired off in order to cradle crispy fried chicken, honey-maple butter, and country gravy. I’m simply drooling while writing this, so I can only imagine you’re making your reservations for this weekend to venture to Rockville to get your hands on one of these bad boys. Read Cori Sue’s review here.
9712 Traville Gateway Drive