McDonald’s recently announced plans to extend its iconic breakfast menu past 10:30 a.m. and offer it all day. (Yay!) The change won’t take effect until Oct. 6, and locations will be limited to serving either McMuffins or biscuit sandwiches, depending on each store’s sales. (Boo.) We believe you should be able to eat the breakfast you want whenever you want, so we’ve picked our favorite breakfast-sandwich options for every time of day. Consult our schedule when the hankering hits.
1116 H St. NE and 1908 14th St. NW
Both the 14th Street and H Street locales of this sandwich chain cater to late-night partygoers. The all-day breakfast menu is teeny but good.
2 AM-4 AM
2453 18th St. NW
You can’t call yourself a true D.C. resident until you’ve eaten at The Diner in the wee hours. Grab an egg sandwich, made with two eggs any style and one of five types of cheese.
4 AM-6 AM
Osman & Joe’s Steak ‘n Egg Kitchen
4700 Wisconsin Ave. NW
This 24-hour diner is often full of American University students who flock to the greasy spoon for its, well, grease. The stalwart serves one of the best deals in town: $3.19 for an egg and cheese sandwich.
6 AM-8 AM
2309 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria
Chef Nicole Jones comes up with playful combinations at this Del Ray cafe, like fried chicken with za’atar spices, honey, hot sauce and red onion on a buttermilk biscuit.
8 AM-10 AM
Red Apron Butchery
709 D St. NW
Chef Nate Anda’s shrine to beef serves a number of eggy sandwiches served between tigelle, round flat breads from Italy that are cooked to a crisp using lard.
1341 H St. NE
D.C.’s finest bagel purveyor offers many combinations of meat, eggs and cheese on its crunchy bagels. We’re partial to pastrami, Swiss and an egg.
1314 Ninth St. NW (garage)
Sandwiches at this alley spot are inspired by lands around the world. We love the Mexico City with ham, avocado, eggs, tomato and chipotle butter.
2 PM-4 PM
G by Mike Isabella
2201 14th St. NW
You could go for the breakfast gyro, but our favorite at this Columbia Heights sandwich shop is the Jersey Mac made with duck egg, Taylor ham, Muenster cheese and English muffin.
4 PM-6 PM
Florida Avenue Grill
1100 Florida Ave. NW
Since 1944 this corner diner has slung all the greatest breakfast hits, like egg sandwiches with your choice of turkey bacon, half smoke and more.
6 PM-8 PM
A Baked Joint
440 K St. NW
This sprawling bake spot serves some serious biscuits. Ingredients like ham, cheddar, rosemary and bacon are baked in and served with a fried egg.
8 PM-10 PM
All five locations of Ted’s serve breakfast late. Care for a T.U.B.S. (Ted’s Ultimate Breakfast Sammy), made with toast, fried and scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and cheddar?
2331 Calvert St. NW
This coffeehouse comes from the same team behind The Diner. Menus are similar, so double down on that egg sammie.
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