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Highlands Cafe & Grill

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4706 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20011-4315
+1 202-829-6200
07:30 - 21:00
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Sun 07:30 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying with family close by, stopped in for breakfast before hopping on the bus to explore the city. I got French Toast, eggs and bacon my son Waffles, eggs and bacon. Both very good. Coffee was not good though.

Thank mom2pg
Fort Washington, Maryland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome! A nice neighborhood spot with amazing food and atmosphere! I had the chicken and waffles, which were delicious.... I definitely will be going back!

Thank Tiaat
Greensboro NC
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and food. Neighborhood establishment with great prices. Salmon and pork chop entrées were fantastic.

Thank VBTravel
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Highlands was recommended for brunch by my daughter after my grandson's football game . We visited last Sat Sept 15th and what a pleasant surprise! Quaint, clean, Cozy with reasonable prices. I loved the mural and friendly ambience. I had the polenta with eggs and mushroom, but ended up eating from my granddaughters chicken and waffles! The best waffles I've... More 

Thank Nurs09
Natick, Massachusetts
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Looking for a place for breakfast/brunch and read some reviews about Highlands Cafe so checked it out on a week day morning. There were five of us. The place is not large. There was outdoor seating but it was way too hot. There were no tables for five - or even close - available. The woman who greeted me, said... More 

Thank Carol119
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Have been here for breakfast and lunch multiple times. I have never had a bad meal, and the folks who work there/own the place are always pleasant. No surprise that this place has lasted and has a loyal following. A neighborhood gem.

Thank JPerkins66
Washington DC
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Visited twice in June. Shrimp po boy was sooooo good. Tasted the chicken, delicious. Serves adult drinks so that's a plus. Great prices. Small and hear it's very crowded on weekends. Week nights it's great

Thank ColoredSpirit
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Across from a Metro bus garage, this is one of the best local diner/type places in DC. The menu is diverse with a mix of Latin and Caribbean inspired dishes, plus standard American fare. The Cubano sandwich, crab cakes, fried green tomatoes are all standouts. And you can get a hearty breakfast until 3 in the afternoon. It's a friendly,... More 

Thank John O
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 April 2016

They have never missed. Everything is great there especially the shrimp linguini. Cozy little spot where everyone goes, great place to catch up with people you haven't seen in a while and the best part of it, is that it is a neighborhood spot.

Thank zippergyrl
Albion, Michigan
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2016

They worked with us for a recent private event. We had a group from out of town and the owner of the house we rent highly recommended Highlands and Moe. I am so glad she did! The food was delicious and it was so nice to have a private space for our group dinner. We plan to frequent Highlands whenever... More 

Thank aeverhart

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4706 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20011-4315
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-829-6200

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Garrett Park, Maryland
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?