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Ted's Bulletin
Ted's Bulletin

Ted's Bulletin Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tedsbulletin.com
  • Phone: (202) 544-8337
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday 7:00am - 10:30pm Sunday 8:00am - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Eric Brannon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Eastern Market (Blue and Orange lines)
A word from Ted's Bulletin
'This Capitol Hill diner (on Barracks Row near Eastern Market) is a clever nod to a bygone era. Owners Mark and Ty Neal--also behind D.C.'s Matchbox restaurants--named the joint after their father, a West Virginian who was the unofficial "cook of the neighborhood." The old-timey throwback feels like the real deal here; art deco details, like carved marble door frames and metal air vents, are salvaged from the Philadelphia Civic Center circa 1928. Tables--salvaged former doors--are set with folded dish rags and a newspaper-like menu that features comfort food classics such as milkshakes, meatloaf and grilled cheese with tomato soup. Breakfast items such as short stack pancakes and home-made pop tarts are served all day. '- Lauren Sloat at Citysearch Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "Great staff, Great home style food at reasonable prices. Eat like a local!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We enjoyed this fun restaurant with homemade poptarts and nostalgia. The breakfast was delicious and the staff was very nice. We thought the peanut butter bacon poptart was a bit dry, but really enjoyed the brown sugar cinnamon one!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "perfunctory service. Bagel was stale and hard. Not impressive."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our breakfast. Very cool little place with great food."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Top notch ingredients. Pastrami without gristle. Hamburgers that appear to be shaped onsite. The chicken fried steak is the best I've ever had. Fries are okay but more than made up for. I've done brunch before. Hashbrowns are very good. This was an Arena preshow dinner on Tuesday. Sat at 5.30. Left at 7.00. Made 7.30p showtime. Worked out to be a great substitute for dinner at The Pier."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Went for Sunday breakfast. The French Toast was light and full of flavor. Enjoyed it with bacon and home fries. Will definitely return for breakfast again! The server paid the right amount of attention to our needs. She was quite helpful in providing options for my dining partner's desire for steak and eggs. It was very busy. Glad that I made a reservation. Was able to bypass the long line and be seated immediately."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Very cool place with great food! Make sure to try the pop tarts... Regret not getting a few to go! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "After hearing about Ted's for several years, I finally went. The atmosphere as i ate breakfast was cute, warm and charming just as I had heard. My pop tart was good the next day too."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We heard mixed reviews about Ted's but figured we'd check it out and we were SO glad we did. From the moment we walked in the staff let you know that they were thrilled you were there. Our waitress was adorable and so attentive. Food was fantastic, milkshakes were amazing, and I don't care if you're not hungry for dessert after eating...get a pop tart!!! Homemade and amazing! Also...helps that there is a full bar after a day of sight seeing with the family ;)"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Simply put... ....Ted's is fantastic for everyone no matter what your food taste. Your taste buds will thank you."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Loved the decor and theme of the restaurant. The strawberry pop tart was excellent, and my leftover bit tasted great still after a day in the fridge. I was disappointed by the TUBS brunch entree - great flavor (love the sausage), but too greasy for my liking!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Make a reservation and have plenty of time to kill. Food was excellent, but extremely slow service. We were seated right away, but it took over an hour and a half for three people to have breakfast on a Sat morning. Too long ..."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Ted's Bulletin was good as always! I've never had a bad meal or bad service there. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "We actually walked to Teds, from Nats park. Got a little turned around, but finally found it! It was well worth the walk. We had a fantastic waiter, his name was Glen. He went over the menu with us in detail, brought us some ice cold water that we really needed after the walk, and was a pleasure to talk to. He brought us some homemade poptarts that were on the house, which, by the way, were far and above the real thing. I had a turkey burger, and baked beans. My wife had the country fried steak. The food was hot, appealing, and very tasty. Portions are generous. We really enjoyed our dinner at Teds Bulletin, and a big thanks to Glen for making it great! I would recommend Ted's to anyone."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "We had breakfast and it was delicious. Our waiter was great , I regret that I can't remember his name. Will highly recommend to friends/family."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Overall great experience, this was my first visit and everyone from the floor Manager, servers, and even Kitchen Manager were friendly and attentive to guests needs. Our meals, multigrain oatmeal and cheesy grits with an omelette, were prepared perfectly, and I look forward to returning soon. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I brought my parents and grandparents here as I thought they would enjoy the setting and more home style menu, but the restraunt was full of parents letting their kids run wild, literally throwing food. The booth behind a was also full of toddlers, and the parents let them sit up and lean over our booth to watch the tv they had going. In addition, I tried to order beer but after being told that three selections we're not available I just have up. Overall a horrible experience. My wife had to go wait outside before the check was even delivered because the noise was unbearable. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Took 20 mins before we were given coffee. Had to ask to order twice, didn't get to order until we'd been there 25-30 mins. The only time the server was friendly was when she gave us the bill. But the food, as always, was delicious. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "This place is fantastic, if your considering it, just bite the bullet! Get a home made pop tart, the classic egg sandwich and an adult shake and call it a day! "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Every single thing we ordered was incredible....from the country fried steak to the mac and cheese to the milkshakes that followed. However, the homemade pop tarts that we took to go for breakfast the next morning in EVERY FLAVOR were the treat that topped it all!!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "There's a reason it's so hard to get into Ted's Bulletin. We have a number of good pubs, but there is really nothing else quite like it on Capitol Hill. Classic American diner food in an extensive and varied menu and very good service make it a great destination for a casual meal. Do not miss the milkshakes! "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "I made a mistake and booked a reservation a day later. The host was so incredibly understanding- as we had our 6 yo with us. We had to wait a little while but not nearly as long as we would have if we just walked in the door. Great customer service. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Had a great breakfast with the family! Loved the homemade pop tarts. We had peanut butter with bacon and blueberry cheesecake. Highly recommend Ted's!!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Overall we had a nice brunch experience at Teds Bulletin . We did however have a bit of a wait for a table. We made a reservation on Open table 2 days ahead of time and when we called they said they did not take reservations online. Why is open table on there website then? Food was great and service was very good. They just need to take the open table reservation off the website. "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "French toast was delicious. Home made pop tarts were a must try. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "When booking the reservation I mentioned that we were coming to celebrate a wedding that had just taken pace at 10AM. When we arrived, we waited for the Maître D to arrive, and when she did, she had a scowl on her face, and wasn't very warm or welcoming. It was raining and chilly on April 7, 2014, but still no excuse for her attitude...she should've called off that day. There was no recognition of the fact that we were there celebrating a wedding, even though I mentioned it on the Open Table reservation form. We were seated at 11AM, order was taken at 11:15AM, but the food arrived after 1230PM for a party of 8 with no apology, and several incorrect orders. The restaurant wasn't busy, and they seemed to be adequately staffed."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Food is good here for brunch..mimosas are pretty overpriced compared to other brunch hot spots in DC. This location is entirely too crowded to enjoy eating inside on the weekend."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The adult milkshakes were amazing and topped off with a homemade pop tart....perfect breakfast. It was a bit crowded since it was opening day but everyone was accommodated and left with a smile."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Food was awesome. Try a homemade pop tart, even if it's just for dessert!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I had the Greek salad, which was unfortunately, more lettuce than anything else. I also had the cheddar grits, which were delicious and made up for the Greek salad. However, Ted's had plenty of other menu items I would be interested in trying. It's a great place to watch food go by and wish you had ordered whatever just passed by instead. My friend had the Cali club and enjoyed every last bite, especially the bread. We both look forward to going back."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I took my children on the rec of a friend who lives in the area, and none of us were disappointed. We were there for breakfast and I left wanting to come back to try other offerings. Ted's Bulletin is along the lines of an upscale diner, so the food was good, fast and fresh. The noise and energy level were on a diner scale: a little noisy, fast and service but none of those things should keep you from coming. This is what I would expect from a diner for breakfast."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Ted's was just OK this time, which was something of a bummer. It was St. Patrick's Day and my birthday, so I was looking forward to some fun and festive treats but there was nothing special that night. The meal was fine. The milkshake was divine. And, our server gave us free pop tarts to go for my birthday, which was really nice! The whole experience was just a bit lackluster for a holiday/birthday dinner. It was much more fun last year! I would also encourage the owners not to lose focus on the flagship, given their new locations."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Step back into a time when the family diner was the regular for your familiar home cooked comfort food. Ted's Bulitin is genuine. I felt so good I had to just laugh. The exceptionally polite manners of the staff was both "quaint" and fun. This diner is a great "retro" date, family night, or a perfect "regular" for the meatloaf, mashed potatoes & glass of wine. The "local" bakery here makes many must-try goodies, especially the hand made "pop" tarts. The milkshakes are from dipped ice cream. If I lived on the Hill I would eat here at least one or two nights every week."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Service was extremely poor. The food was very salty and average, nthing special. The decor and ambiance is great. Nostalgic and authentic. Great concept, poor to fairly executed."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "I love this place. Super kid friendly. They have a great kids menu, kid toys, and a coloring page menu for them. Adult milkshakes, home made pop tarts and sloppy joe, need I say more? Everything here is great. Staff is willing to make any changes I ask. When in doubt this is where I go."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great food, the server was very polite, and I alway get my pancakes, which are better each time."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I am developing an addiction to Ted's Bulletin breakfasts. I've sampled several items on the menu - pancakes, french toast, omelets - anything vegetarian - and have never been disappointed. The home made pop tarts are amazing, and my next goal is the "cinnamon role as big as your head." The services is friendly and attentive without being obsequious. I'm afraid to share this information because it might mean I'll have a hard time getting a table, but oh well - I'm generous that way."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "I would call their style of food "contemporary feel-good." Very very good. Service was perfect and the managers all walk the floor constantly."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "An "adult" diner, as in a diner-type place for adult palates. Some southern staples, outstanding burgers and hot sammies, and all-day breakfast that is delish. The house-made poptarts are incredible. Bought a few to take home for breakfast the next day. Everyone in my party thoroughly enjoyed their meal. If you want chicken-fried steak or biscuits and gravy or a cheeseburger with brie, or food along those lines, you'd be hard-pressed to beat Ted's."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We arrived early for our reservation, but were graciously seated in short order. The milkshakes were the best I have ever had and the peanut butter and bacon burger was unbelievable. My date was unfortunately not very pleasant, but the staff went above and beyond to take care of her. I will definitely be back, in the company of a more pleasant young lady however. "
    Dined on 2/14/2014