Duplex Diner

Meet Up. Eat Up. Drink Up.

A cool spot for great food and good people.

There's no place like home...except here.

At the bar. At a table. No matter where you sit, you're always sitting with friends here. We're located at the intersection of two of D.C.'s most historic neighborhoods Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle, but we're at the center of fun dinners, festive brunches and, oh yeah, some mean dance parties. So...if you need some family time, good news: we're adopting.

We'll keep your seat warm.

Yum. Buzz. Heeey.

Hover over the pictures to learn about the tasty things we make and why it's fun to consume them here.

From tots to street tacos, we've got the grub to keep you satisfied. Check out our food menu here.


Our drinks are killer. Our wines are awesome. Our bartenders are some of the best in DC. Check out our full drink menu here.

Lemon Squeeze

Questions? Comments? Compliments? Get in touch here.


But, don't just take our word for it...

Look at what cool folks are saying about us.

I've been coming to Duplex for more than 15 years. We call it “the diner”, but all comparisons end there. Chef Mark has put together one of the best menus in town–which is constantly evolving. The drinks are slightly deadly...in a good way. And, you just feel like family when you're here.

— Mark Branning, hot regular

A word from the owners

Mark Hunker and Jeff McCracken
Diner owners Mark Hunker (right) and Jeff McCracken

Jeff McCracken and Mark Hunker have been Duplex regulars since 1998, and in 2015 became the new owners of this historic landmark. It was the culmination of love and loyalty that led them to becoming the proud parents of once of DC's most celebrated establishments.

“No one really owns Duplex, because everyone owns Duplex. It's everyone's home, and that's what makes it so special.”

Duplex isn't our place...it's your place. Come join us.


Mark Hunker & Jeff McCracken

Come on in!

We're open seven days a week...for your dining pleasure (but the pleasure is ours).


Duplex Diner
2004 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009


Open Hours
  • Monday6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

  • Tuesday6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

  • Wednesday6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

  • Thursday6:00 PM - 2:00 AM

  • Friday6:00 PM - 2:00 AM

  • Saturday6:00 PM - 2:00 AM

  • Sunday11:00 AM - 11:00 PM


Duplex Diners generally observes a first-come, first-serve policy. However, we DO take reservations for special events, such as birthday parties, wedding receptions, fundraisers, etc. For more information, contact Duplex Manager, Kelly Lazcko at: kelly@duplexdiner.com