It’s pretty safe to say that as Americans we love a reason to celebrate. If there were a national holiday in celebration of unicorns (which there probably is) we would strap horns to our head, go straight to the bar, and somehow observe the special day in unison. It can get a little out of hand.
Luckily, a national holiday we can all get behind occurs today. On March 25, chefs around the country will light up their waffle irons and pay homage to what is arguably one of the best breakfast treats ever created. We’ve made a list of delicious eateries in D.C. where you can get your hands on those savory, indulgent treats.
After trying several of the other Greek-inspired items on the menu, Cori Sue topped off brunch at Kapnos with a Greek coffee waffle. Who could blame her? Somewhat of a dessert, this waffle is made with chocolate and espresso and topped with chocolate shavings, cinnamon butter, and house-made whipped cream. God bless. Kapnos serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
2201 14th St. N.W.
If you really want to jazz up the holiday, head to Quench for its delicious chicken and waffles. For some, crispy chicken and savory waffles may not seem like a good time, but trust us on this one. If you’re feeling particularly dangerous try a dab of the Tabasco butter for added flavor. Quench serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
9721 Traville Gateway Drive.
Although they seem almost as American as apple pie, waffles are clearly a thing the Belgians clearly know a thing or two about. Marvin serves deliciously filling chocolate and blueberry Belgian waffles that are sure to satisfy any appetite. Marvin serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
2007 14th St. N.W.
Fried chicken and doughnuts—what a mouth-watering combination! This brunch offers a wide array of fried chicken options that are guaranteed to satisfy anyone in your party. A standout on the menu? GBD’s chicken and waffles dish that was as bountiful as the doughnut selection was scarce. GBD serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays and breakfast all week long.
1323 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
B Too believes in the power of choice! Should you like waffles covered in berries and mint, mixed fruit, or even Grand Marnier, B Too has it. Looking to walk on the wild side? Try the cornbread waffles with avocado and pulled pork. B Too serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
1324 14th St.N.W.
American Tap Room is a beers and bros type of comfort food establishment. The chicken and waffles are enormous, hearty, and reliable: buttermilk-marinated chicken thighs, maple syrup, and whipped butter atop a buttery, crispy Belgian waffle. American Tap Room serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
American Tap Room
7278 Woodmont Ave.
The Belgian waffle at Town Hall reminds us of those we had as children. Loaded with blueberries and topped with whipped butter, it’s just like the Country Club Sunday brunch buffet. Town Hall serves brunch Saturdays and Sundays.
2218 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.