Ted’s Bulletin - Downtown Crown

4.2
196 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Ted’s Bulletin is a laid-back, classic American community restaurant, bakery and bar, serving craveable American cuisine in a comfortable and welcoming environment.

We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. Whether it’s family dinner, business lunch, or just a Ted’s Tart and coffee to-go, we’re as adaptable as your life is dynamic. Our breakfast menu is available all day because we believe that the most important meal of the day can be had morning, noon or night.

Ted’s Bulletin is a haven for comfort and celebrating the things we have in common: a hunger for good food at great value, a need for a place to be comfortable being ourselves, and a desire to connect with our community. At Ted’s Bulletin, everyone has a table, and every table has a story to tell.

Daily Dinner Specials starting at 4pm

MON Burger & Shake Night
TUE Rotating Ted's Tacos
WED Fried Chicken
THURS Shrimp & Grits
FRI Fish Special

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 196 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had a Wonderful time celebrating my acceptance to college

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We had a 6:45 reservation and didn’t get our drinks until 7:15. My husband’s makers mark neat was in a water glass filled with ice. My Rose was a white wine. We ordered cauliflower bites that never came even after asking about them when drinks finally arrived. My husband’s salmon was fine but the potatoes and Brussel sprouts were undercooked and hard to chew. My meatloaf was alright but the vegetables were undercooked as well. It took quite a while to get our server for the check at which point we decided it wasn’t worth desert. I hate to write this negative review but today’s service and food were not acceptable.

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jules
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I felt that our waiter had no friendliness. He was not attentive to our needs. He left the dirty dishes a long time. Food was good. Ambiance good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My mom and I came in and had an amazing server in Grayson. He was awesome. Food was delicious and service even better!

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vipStepherk
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate dinner on the patio because we had our dog with us. The service was excellent, the food was very very good. I had the Harvest Salad with Salmon (which was perfectly cooked) and my friend that the Tuna Bowl. We sat outside on a lovely night and had a very enjoyable time.

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Coldeggsbad
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

3 of us Had an early (7:00 a.m.) breakfast. 2 other parties in the restaurant. We all had a Simple order of eggs and protein and it took 20 minutes. My eggs were cold and bacon burnt. I’ve been hear several times and generally it’s a descent place but this time was pretty bad.

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InfiniteLizdom
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food! Our waiter was very attentive.

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vipSmartPakerLissa
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Kitchen so slow to get out food, but very tasty once it arrived after an hour wait.

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LilianM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great ambiance, service was wonderful. I love eating here, it’s my go to brunch spot.

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FLMDNEWMOM
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for kids

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

We have dined here several times, including a few during the pandemic, and always enjoy the “fancy diner” style food. However on this trip Nehum our server provided such excellent service I feel like it should be mentioned.He was attentive and thoughtful and made my day.

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vipDaveL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

IHOP food but more expensive. Not worth the money.

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TiredMom
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The first time we visited was outstanding food was cooked well and it was perfect. This time I got one tiny carrot cut into 4 pieces my meat was tough and burned the sausages on the other plates were burned and the was over cooked and dry. Our waiter great and we realize that they may short staffed so we didn’t complaint to him or send anything back. We will just wait a little while to revisit

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vipscubastx
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Off the bat, the service was great and the ambience was quiet - after all it was breakfast. Breakfast is breakfast. I wanted to get the crab Benedict of which there was none but the alternative was satisfying. As mentioned above, breakfast is breakfast but I had a very different/elevated take on avocado toast while my friend had French toast. Both were extremely tasty. I meant to try the in-house made pop tarts but forgot. Next time. I'll be returning to try their lunch/supper menu to give a more in depth review on offerings that require more technicality and skill.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great Food and Service!! Ultra convenient!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Food was extremely salty. Cold and not cooked well.

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Sparky
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went to Ted's Bulletin for the first time for dinner and sat and waited for a server for over 15 mins so we got up and left. And, they were not busy at all!

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CandaceM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was very nice and professional, and we enjoyed being able to eat outside. The only issue I that we made clear to the server that my sister was lactose intolerant and couldn't have any dairy. The server checked with the cook and made sure that the dressing for her salad was dairy-free. But, when my sister got her salad, it had a dollop of cream in the center (apparently for the "Mexican corn" that was included). Thankfully, my sister saw it before digging in, but she then had to wait several minutes while they re-made the salad. Had she eaten that cream accidentally, she would've become very sick. Not sure who dropped the ball, but I'd suggest that everyone be more careful about allergies in the future.

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CalvinS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great time. I dined outside and it was relaxing. The food and service was great and worth the money!! A great value!!

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vipReview1
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Our waiter barely came to our table. It was 15 or so minutes after our food arrived before he came to check on us. For whatever reason, our table was a low priority.

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MaishaR
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The family and I love this place. We moved from Maryland and every time we come back this is a must on our list. We are fans of the breakfast meals, but have had lunch and dinner items too. We have NEVER had a bad experience. Highly recommend for anyone who likes good food and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Upscale diner is a bit of a stretch. More like Greasy spoon with slightly improved decorations. This location had Filthy bathrooms, oil slick dining room floor, out of date menu, and only ok food. Probably should have ordered the breakfast as that looked appealing, but we certainly did not pick the right entrees. Disappointing experience that we will not repeat.

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Luv2Saveur
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Meh. Lots better tasting options in Downtown Crown

Ted’s Bulletin - Downtown Crown
Responded on January 6, 2020

Hello, please contact us at info@tedsbulletin dotcom to discuss your visit.

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WeLikeGoodEats
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Consistently good food, plenty of choices for breakfast and lunch/dinner. We usually have excellent service, and the prices are quite reasonable. Be sure to try a Ted's Tart, made fresh up front.

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DeanneH
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful evening...the food was great and the service could not have been better...

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends getting together

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our server had no personality nor paid any attention to our table.

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MOinMinnie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ate here for lunch as an office outing. The pretzel bits and fried cauliflower were delicious as starters and the crispy chicken sandwich did not disappoint as an entree. The Parmesan fries were overrated as they just shaved some Parmesan cheese on top and most of it fell off the fries and onto the plate. Service was quick. Waiter did mix up the sides ordered for a couple of the entrees but was quick to correct the mistake.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Our service was unequivocally terrible!

Our arrogant serve wrote nothing down for party of 8, which was included 3 children.

He forgot one adults entree.

He never brought the children’s menus (child 1 - 6 years old, child 2 - 4 years old and child 3 - 2 years old). I got up and got them and crayons from the hostess stand. After asking 3 times and waiting for over 30 minutes.

He forgot to bring the booster seat for the 2 year old. We had to ask 2-3 times.

He brought the French toast entree and the kids meals nearly 7-10 minutes before the other adult entrees.

He “forgot” and charger us for the complimentary birthday dessert.

He forgot that we asked for one of the milkshakes to come without whipped cream and a cherry

I don’t mind if a server chooses not to write down an order, but get it right it.

I was very disappointed, because this is not Ted’s I am accustomed to. I should have gone to Founding Farmers an exit away on 270.

Ted’s Bulletin - Downtown Crown
Responded on November 12, 2019

Hello, this is very disappointing. Please contact us at info@tedsbulletin dotcom to discuss this. Additional information will certainly help us get better.

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vipFandB
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great crab cakes both as a sandwich or an entree. Both people who had them thought they were delicious and a great value. French Fries are the best. I had a Greek Salad with an impossible burger on it. Loved it and took half home for lunch tomorrow. Followed this restaurant from 14th St., NW to Gaithersburg. Love it and the change there menu to go with the times. Would totally recommend it.

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IraM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

A rough night all around. My wife ordered a glass of wine, almost 10 minutes later the server came back to let her know they were out of it. Pretzel appetizer was fine but nothing special. Ordered two salads, server suggested dressing on the side and yet both came with dressing on them. Salmon salad was so salty it was inedible. They brought another one out which was better but still just ok. No one thought to offer us a combo dessert or entree for the bad experience. Not the experience I’d expected from this type of restaurant.

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Aleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeex
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I went to Ted's Bulletin with my friends for homecoming and it was outstanding. Every thing was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably great. Always love Ted’s!

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Drummer
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The food is little pricey. But their fried food was not very good. The chicken burger we ordered was drenched in oil. The fries were just warm. The restaurant is very nice but food is average.

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Ravenmad
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outstanding food and service

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SaraP
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was terrible. The drinks were as good as the ones served at that frat party I went to in 1993. There is nothing I can recommend about this place.

Ted’s Bulletin - Downtown Crown
Responded on September 5, 2019

Hello Sara, please contact us at info@tedsbulletin dotcom to discuss your visit.

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ATILLIM
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had the steak my steak was a little underdone for my taste but, it was delicious regardless. The hash brown were super crunchy and also delicious. We had milkshakes for dessert. I had the chocolate, peanut butter and banana; a sublime combination. Thick, creamy and plenty of it.

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vipJRao
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a pleasant experience. Ted’s bulletin is doing a promotion. When you buy and entree, you get a free milkshake. When we went, my friends had a great time.

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AmyG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service was great
Enjoyed outdoor seating
Food was delicious
Disappointed by portion size of entree, left hungry after eating an entree and sharing the deviled eggs

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vipWill
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our main server was very pleasant and had very nice manners. But all of the servers were and MANAGERS were not attentive. We had to ask for everything from beginning to end, even dessert menu and carry out containers. We ordered dessert for the table and two carrot cakes to go. The to go slices of cake were half the size = SMALL while the one served at the table was normal size. For what we spent for five people, $260.00 it felt way overpriced! Also for managers to note: THERE WERE TWO FEMALE SERVERS MAKING OUT IN THE DINING ROOM RIGHT BESIDE OUR TABLE!! This was at 6:00pm in a family restaurant and was totally unacceptable behavior. The managers need to be retrained and be on the ball more. Not the first time we’ve had issues with poor management there.

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You can order delivery directly from Ted’s Bulletin - Downtown Crown using the Order Online button. Ted’s Bulletin - Downtown Crown also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Ted’s Bulletin - Downtown Crown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 990-0600.

Ted’s Bulletin - Downtown Crown is rated 4.2 stars by 196 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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