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Ted’s Bulletin - Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

Ted’s Bulletin - Capitol Hill

4.4
4.4
721 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.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 544-8337

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We believe food and drink tastes best when shared! Let us bring Ted’s signature flair for dining and hospitality to your next special occasion or event. Whether it’s an office party, an at-home cocktail celebration, or your birthday blowout with all the bells and whistles, we are here to tailor the menu for your needs, in style. https://www.tedsbulletin.com/catering/

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill

  • Parking details

    Eastern Market (Blue and Orange lines)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 721 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    Kid Friendly

  • District of Columbia

    Great for Lunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    After we were seated, it took about 20 minutes before we finally got a server’s attention. They apologized profusely, saying each server thought the other was waiting on us. But for that slight hiccup, everything else was very nice the rest of the evening. Both the service and the food were great.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was our first visit to this location, and it was a different vibe from the Reston location we’re used to. Food was good, as usual, with the exception of the short rib. Normally we have good luck with it, but this time is was hard as a rock - you almost couldn’t cut it with a knife. We sent it back, then shared dishes with the one who ordered it because the portions are extremely generous. No one went hungry! The service was great, and the manager stopped by to apologize for the short rib.
  3. l

    leesat1

    Austin

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Well deserved reputation for the ordinary and different breakfasts.
  4. GR

    GlennR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As ALWAYS, a great experience at Ted's Bulletin! Nice to experience a the Capitol Hill location for a change!
  5. KT

    KathrynT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love the ambience and the menu! Was a lovely night!
  6. CS

    CarolS

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Biscuits and gravy were bad. Pop tart great! Service started out great but hard to get server to return to table.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Shalene was a great hostess.. The manager just needs to get rid of the knats and flies.. they were annoying while trying to dine & fellowship with friends
  8. MS

    MichaelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Good selections on menu. Nice atmosphere.
  9. PL

    PLC826

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    My husband, another couple and I went to Ted’s Bulletin- Capitol Hill on a Friday night. We had made reservations and were immediately seated upon our arrival. The waitress took our drink order and returned in a timely manner. We ordered appetizers and decided to share some entrees. One entree came out first and a side. Then a huge beautiful salad came out that we did not order, but the waitress tried to argue with us that we did order that specific salad. (We had ordered a different one.) Next, another entree came to the table. Finally, after the entrees were finished, the appetizers made it the table. The waitress blamed it on the people in the kitchen and how they couldn’t speak English. Yes, she literally said this to our party. She never checked on us while we were eating. We had to flag her down to get refills for water after we had asked another waiter for them and he kind of grunted at us. Lastly, the music was insanely loud to be an eating establishment. We could hardly have a conversation. The food was actually very tasty and the right temperature. However, the experience with the waitress and the volume of the music will prevent me from returning or recommending to others.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    A friend and I went to have breakfast at Teds today. We started with coffee and chai tea. She actually sent the chai tea back because she thought it was weak. My cappuccino was delicious. I got the sausage and gravy plate and loved it. She got steak and eggs and wasn’t a fan. Her steak was also undercooked, even after she sent it back. I would definitely go back, she would just order something else instead haha.
  11. RN

    RicoN

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grazed food and the server was very nice and attentive
  12. TA

    TerryA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great location, service and food. Easy reservations great casual menu.
  13. AM

    AnnM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in every aspect. The espresso was pefection.
  14. F

    Feisty795

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Server Was Amazing !!! I Forget Her Name But , I’ll Definitely Be Back For HER ! My Daughter Loved Her As Well So That’s A PLUS . The Food Was Great & They Have A Amazing Menu Full Of Options . Food Was Also Delicious !
  15. RE

    RealEstateExec

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Really gone downhill. Server was forgetful and I never even got my change for the bill. Even though I checked in at front and pulled up my reservation I got notified that I was a “no show”. Sausage was bland, eggs were over cooked. The pop tarts were not as good as I had remembered. Bathrooms are disgusting by the way - hopefully this place is not getting an inspection anytime soon.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing!
  17. MM

    MargaretM

    Monaco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mya bday order Nothing spectacular sever wasn’t severing basically sat ate while we
  18. CH

    CapHill

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    The restaurant was filthy and had many, many flies. We will not be returning.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience1
    Could not get timely service and the tables are way too close together
  20. MT

    MeganT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    The food was good but our drinks were horrible. there was no alcohol in our drinks, and when we asked them to remake the drinks they ignored us. we paid $11 for nothing. the service was terrible! I wont be going back
  21. A

    Anon

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The homemade pop tarts lived up to the hype! Fun depression era decor. We had pretty basic breakfast orders and everything was delicious. Our server was warm and friendly and prompt.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal and great service! Both the Crab Sammy and Ted’s Burger were so, so good! The kids loved the Mr. Breakfast. We also had a HUGE slice of carrot cake, the strawberry milkshake and caramel macchiato milkshake…YUMMY!
  23. C

    Ceee

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Service was great. Food was average. There were so many flies flying around, even though we had indoor seating, which was quite disturbing when you're trying to have a decent conversation and meal. Not sure if it was the weather.
  24. RP

    RaymondP

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Flies, flies everywhere. Food was good when we weren't swatting flies.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great breakfast spot! And Tiffani behind the bar always takes care of us.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Service was pretty decent and food was really good. Even my mom complimented the hash browns and ate everything on her plate! Recommend getting a Ted Tart! If you used to love pop tarts this is a better and much tastier version
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so delicious! The iced tea was the best I’ve had in a while. Our server was helpful and friendly. Try the Ted’s Tarts! We took home several for breakfast the next morning.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    On vacation, I took my family to the Capital Hill location after having had a wonderful experience at another location (can’t recall) on a work trip. It was kind of a bummer. Drinks took forever, and came out after our very burnt baked pretzel appetizer. The drinks were meh in taste and presentation. The food was all just fine. The service was slow and hard to find which I totally have sympathy for but just a bummer for the effort to get there and cost!
  29. C

    Corgimom

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I loved Teds when I fist moved to DC but this experience really ruined it. Food was extremely over cooked like it was forgotten about and reheated. Then was charged twice for the one same meal.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious. I would definitely come back. I need to try different items in the menu. The Salmon Toast was fresh and tasty.
  31. p

    peterm

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    The food was not made well and was rather disappointing.
  32. T

    Tonia

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  33. DL

    DuchessLAKE

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Reservation options were available until 10 PM. We selected a 9:45 reservation and arrived at 9:39. The hostess and waitress were visibly annoyed at our arrival and alerted us when we sat down that we had 6 minutes to order before the kitchen closed. The waitress had an AirPod in her ear and seemed to have trouble focusing or hearing our orders. We were rushed through our meal and told at 10:10 that they had closed and she needed to clean off our table and close out our bill. I shared that reservations were available online until 10 PM and had we known they were closing, we would have gone to a different restaurant. She did not seem to care or offer any explanation. We were in and out in under 40 minutes for a meal that cost over $100 - felt like such a waste. It will be a long time before I visit Ted’s Bulletin again.
  34. JC

    JoeC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    A good spot if you’re looking for options on 8th Street in SE. The service was great. The food was average, but we only ordered 3 items within the dinner section of the menu. The down side was every time I ordered a beer flavor they were out of it. I eventually told the waiter to bring me anything. I thought the cost was reasonable for DC.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The timing of the dishes being delivered were off. Was still finishing apps when Side Salad was delivered and immediately followed by mains. By time we got to the entrees the fries with the Steak Frites were already cold. Seemed like the server was rushing things a bit.
  36. RR

    RickRobertsJr

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary-Celebrating 30 dates for 30 Years
  37. KK

    KayKay

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    the food was really good, but the noise level was too much.
  38. B

    Brian

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Chicken Fried Chicken in the District. Great home made pies as well.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    First time there - great food, good environment. The staff were prompt taking our orders and food came out quickly, but after that it took ages for anyone to come back and check on us, give us our bill, and bring my printed receipt. It really wasn’t busy at all, so was a bit disappointing. Would totally go back though!
  40. ML

    MarshaL

    Fort Lauderdale

    101 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had such a great waiter. We asked him to give us some more caramel and chocolate sauce for our milkshakes and he made them fantastic! Good burger and French fries too

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ted’s Bulletin - Capitol Hill using the Order Online button. Ted’s Bulletin - Capitol Hill also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Ted’s Bulletin - Capitol Hill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 544-8337.

Ted’s Bulletin - Capitol Hill is rated 4.4 stars by 721 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
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Google Map for Ted’s Bulletin - Capitol Hill

505 8th Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Eastern Market (Blue and Orange lines)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 544-8337

  • Catering

    We believe food and drink tastes best when shared! Let us bring Ted’s signature flair for dining and hospitality to your next special occasion or event. Whether it’s an office party, an at-home cocktail celebration, or your birthday blowout with all the bells and whistles, we are here to tailor the menu for your needs, in style. https://www.tedsbulletin.com/catering/

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