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When Slim’s Diner opened in 2016, it aimed to serve all-day breakfast until last call at most bars. Less than a year later, it dialed back its ambitions to a more modest operating schedule of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Now the corner joint is finding footing again, and is reopening for dinner.
“Being open 17 hours a day was a challenge for us as a new restaurant,” says proprietor Paul Ruppert. He also owns Petworth Citizen and Upshur Street Books in the neighborhood. “We have a new team from when we first opened, both front-of-house and in the kitchen. It has taken a significant amount of time and effort, but now that we have righted the ship, we are ready to be open for dinner again.”
The new dinner menu follows a meat & three format, meaning diners are encouraged to pick an entree and a triplet of sides to pair with it for $19.99. One could order meatloaf with garlic mashed potatoes, a side salad, and collard greens. The rest of the menu is comprised of burgers and fries ($12-$14) and breakfast plates ($7-$15). Finish a meal with bourbon bread pudding a la mode. View the menu below.
The diner has a full bar and is happy to make milkshakes boozy for adults.
Dinner hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. The diner is open daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Slim’s Diner, 4201 Georgia Ave. NW; (202) 783-0699; slimsdiner.com