MITD Eats - Weekly Restaurant Pick: Murry and Paul's


Wondering what it’s like to bite into generations of family, integrity, and classic diner cuisine??


NAME: Murry and Paul's

LOCATION: 3513 12th St NE, Washington, DC 20017

METRO: Brookland-CUA (Redline) 

FUNFACT: Murry and Paul’s was one of the only restaurants during the Martin Luther King Jr. era that allowed for African Americans to sit at the counter and eat. 

POPULAR DISH: Pancake Special -  Two large fluffy pancakes (add chocolate chips, bananas or blueberries), with your choice of meat and two eggs (any way you like them) for $6.95

Murry and Paul’s has been a neighborhood gem since becoming a business in 1964. In 1970, the current owner, Ho Chang’s aunt took over the diner, and it has ever since remained the family business. Chang works side by side with his mother who has been working at the diner for half of her life.

The hard working, customer oriented, neighborly family provides timely service, tasty filling portions, and streams endless refills of coffee; all while remaining inexpensive. The building, built in the 30’s originally as an ice cream shop, is embedded with a lot of history and character; creating a sense of nostalgia, in a casual old-school 70’s environment.

Hours: 6am-2pm, 7 days a week

Phone: (202) 529-4078

Cash Only