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Ted's Bulletin - 14th Street

4.7
152 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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'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 about 8th St location.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 10:30pm, Sunday: 7:00am - 10:30pm
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(202) 265-8337
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Casual Dress
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Cross street
14th & Swann Street NW
What 152 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The food is good. I finally try the Millionaire Malt, love it.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Really good food and service! Love the story behind the business and the fact they had vegetarian options. I tore up a fantastic “build-your-own” veggie burger. They also offer adult milkshakes! Recommend if you’re looking for a filling meal- especially free touring or nation’s capital.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was nice very family friendly

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2017

We stop at TB during our trips from NC to NY and back. Great menu and food. Shakes are amazing.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2017

Stopped by for a quick dinner before a show. Service was fast and the food was tasty. There are good early bird specials, but not good options for vegetarians. Bar drinks are excellent as are the house-made poptarts.

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2017

What a disappointment! Dirty, poor service and the food was subpar.

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3.0Dined on September 5, 2016

The food was great! Just annoyed because they almost lost my credit card.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2016

Outstanding food and wonderful service!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2016

The biscuits and gravy were insane. And the pop tarts were delicious!

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2014

I have been to both Ted's and enjoyed each experience. We had great service, the food was delicious and the space was very festive for a holiday lunch. I cannot wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2014

We always head to Ted's for a delicious breakfast on The Hill, however the wait this season has been longer than usual, even on a weekday, so thought we'd branch out and try Ted's on 14th & Swann, NW. Did not disappoint! The waitress assured us the cheesy grits may even be a little better b/c they put extra love in! They were great--even the northern and western most patrons would convert. A bit more space at the NW Ted's, but no less a cozy feel, and same great atmosphere and food. Wait staff were helpful and attentive and always patient with parties with young kids. They do have a bigger bakery area and more offerings along those lines, and we will definitely be back for another taste of those doughnuts! Yummy! Glad Ted's is spreading the love, as well as offering more Ted's locations to love!

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2014

Walk of Shame is to die for! Good coffee, cinnamon buns are the size of your head with a side of icing you drizzle yourself! Three words De Lic Ious!!!

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2014

I went for lunch after my friend raved about Ted's poptarts and menu...She wasn't wrong - the food, which was plentiful, was great and one of the biggest treats was their poptart, which comes with a choice of fillings. Absolutely yummy! Also ordered their take on a Sno-Ball (remember those pink coconut-covered "cupcakes"); this one was moist and a perfect end to my meal. Will definitely go back again (and again).

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4.0Dined on December 5, 2014

On a whim, when I had a gap in my dog-walking schedule, I stopped in to have a late breakfast at about 10:00 AM on a weekday.so glad I did-it was wonderful--good food, excellent service, and good prices. The corn beef hash hit the spot.

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4.0Dined on December 4, 2014

Ate here for dinner and have previously had lunch. Good solid comfort food (this time we just had burgers, which were well executed, and at lunch the grilled cheese and tomato soup is really good), great space, good service.

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2.0Dined on December 3, 2014

Ted serves good comfort food if your idea of good is the buffet at Sizzler's. The chicken noodle soup was decent---lots of chicken but the mac'n'cheese and the "braised" green beans were real let downs. The mac'n'cheese was too powerful tasting and gloppy and the grean beans, well, they were cooked to a shade above mush. Real disappointment

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2014

Classic american comfort food that is really tasty. These truly are the meals that I crave from my Mom's kitchen and we've yet to be disappointed. A few of our favorites are The Rachel, The Cali Club and the chicken pot pie (only served on mondays) - soooo good!! The Twisted Coconut adult milkshake - WHAT!!!!!!!

We do not live in DC and we have enjoyed some wonderful, creative and delicious meals throughout the city but Ted's feels like home and we keep going back.

If you are weight conscience or seeking a lite healthy meal this is not for you but if you are craving stick to the ribs, feel good fare go hungry and go often.

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2014

My reservation was for later but the hostess handled us arriving over an hour early with grace. We felt very welcomed and the food was very good.

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2014

The food and service and ambiance at Ted's Bulletin are great. However, it's soooo noisy! Maybe because of the tin ceilings, I don't know. I love Ted's Bulletin, great food, but if you're hard of hearing, forget about it.

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4.0Dined on November 22, 2014

My husband and I have been enjoying Sunday breakfast at Ted’s on Barrack’s Row for quite some time. But, we hate the long waits standing on the sidewalk outside of the restaurant and sometimes being seated at a table in the crowded waiting area. So we were really excited to see that there was a location on 14th street.

We didn’t know what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised. It’s much bigger and we were able to get a reservation, which is a big plus. The service was a bit slow, but the server was pleasant enough. It could be just me, but the poptart even tasted better at this location. We don’t have children, but we saw quite a few families and everyone looked to be seated comfortably. So, I would definitely rate this location as family-friendly.

After our experience on 14th St., we may never return to the Barrack’s Row location.

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4.0Dined on November 21, 2014

It is a feel-good kind of place with something for everybody. The common denominator of old-fashioned diner food provides a good setting for people to relax and enjoy a good time and lively conversation.

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5.0Dined on November 20, 2014

All Day breakfast is fantastic and the shakes are the best in town!!

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5.0Dined on November 20, 2014

This is my fourth time at Ted's and every time has been great! Adi was our server on the last two visits and he is wonderful!

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4.0Dined on November 13, 2014

Very good comfort food for a decent price and decent service

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2014

Awesome menu and super friendly staff. Definitely worth it to plan in advance and get a reservation to eat here.

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3.0Dined on November 6, 2014

The breakfast at Ted's Bulletin is relatively simple. However, the place bakes its own pop tarts, doughnuts and cookies.

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2014

Great milkshakes- millionaire malt is by far the best! I had their veggie burger which was REALLY tasty.

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3.0Dined on November 4, 2014

If you want fun, plentiful food, then Ted's Bulletin is the place for you. Don't go for a mundane omelette (which by the way could have used some salt), you need to try one of the decadent choices available on the menu. Milkshakes are worth the calories and can be shared by everyone at the table. The waiter made it very easy on us. The hamburgers, grilled cheese and tomato soup were outstanding choices. Make sure you arrive hungry and ready to try some fun food!

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3.0Dined on November 4, 2014

Ted's bulletin is a very consistent restaurant. You can always count on the food and service being the same, good!

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3.0Dined on October 31, 2014

Was looking forward to here for awhile. When friends came to visit I took them there for lunch. Made reservations and plans to meet them there. Friends arrived on time told staff the reservation was under my name and were seated. I arrived a few minutes later, only to be told that my party had not arrived. I knew this to not be true because I had received several text messages. After phone calls etc. turns out my friends had been there all along. Staff did nothing to rectify the mistake. Moreover, they seated us in an noisy part of the restaurant. It was so bad we asked to be moved. Unacceptable considering it was empty. Except for our waiter Adi--who was exceptional. Food is mediocre and the service, well meh. Won't be going back.

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3.0Dined on October 24, 2014

Website said open until 11:00 pm and last seating was at 10:30pm. We were a little late for 10:15 reservation at 10:20, and they stated numerous times that kitchen was closing at 10:30. They were serious so we rushed and ordered. Food was unique and great! I asked to buy a gift card when we left at 11:00 but was told that "all the machines were already turned off," and I couldn't get one. Not cool!

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2014

Nothing better on a rainy, cold evening than meat loaf, tater tots, chicken parmesean, red wine…! Warm and friendly service and delicious food made for a super evening. And the rain had stopped by the time we left!! Great!

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2014

If you want a great breakfast experience in DC, this is the place to go.

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5.0Dined on October 16, 2014

Friendly staff, FAST service, GREAT food! Themed supper specials, Thursday is TV dinner which hubby enjoyed. Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes w/gravy, braised green beans w/bacon, creamed corn, & 2 donut holes served on a tray. Not like any TV dinner he had, yet reminded him fondly of childhood, m-m-m-Good. I had the Alabama smoked chicken w/white gravy, tangy mayo sauce not gravy; bacon blue cheese Brussels (LOVED THEM), & tater tots (used the sauce on the tots) Yummy! Desserts are OVER the top, hubby had mile high carrot cake, & BEST he EVER ate!! Banana cream pie for me, my childhood memory, scrumptious! Wish we had found them sooner wanted to tray a shake & poptart!

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2014

This is comfort food at it's best! We are visiting from California and came in for dinner with our kids late one evening. We were not disappointed! We ordered breakfast for dinner and everything tasted great. I had the corned beef hash and the corned beef was so good we decided to come back another day to have the Rueben. Our boys couldn't say enough about their food: scrambled eggs just tasted better; pop tart was amazing; french toast was delicious; and the milk shakes were the best. The second night we had the Reuben. Their corned beef is truly the best we have ever had. The chicken pot pie had so much flavor and the crust was was really good (and I am very picky about crust.) The service both nights was fantastic. Highly recommended!

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4.0Dined on October 6, 2014

After a quick google search this place showed up at the top of the lists so I had to try it. I was not disappointed.

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2014

Love this place, always have. I live in New York and I'm still scheming to franchise one here! This place rocks

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4.0Dined on September 22, 2014

I always enjoy Ted's...I love the 14th Street locale...easier than the Hill. I love the new lighter portions on the menu. If I eat one of those, I don't have to feel as guilty about the boozy milkshake!

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2014

Had a a great lunch/breakfast with a close friend...cool fun restaurant, food is great! LOVE the Bananas Foster adult milkshake! What more is there in life?

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4.0Dined on September 15, 2014

The food here was out of this world. Homemade pop-tarts were to die for. Definitely a great spot for breakfast/brunch. They had an old movie playing and the theme of the restaurant was great. My only complaint was that the restaurant wasn't that busy and our service was pretty horrible. Two waiters stood in front of our table while arguing about which one would take our table and then the one who took it was never there to get us what we needed. Still was a great place to eat though!

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