Florida Avenue Grill


“How was work dear? You look like you’re just about ready to throw in the towel,” Bertha said to her husband, Lacey C. Wilson Sr., after a long day of work. Wilson was holding down a job on Capitol Hill as a shoeshine man. He had been saving his tips, but it wasn’t for a new suit, or pearls for Bertha. Lacey had a dream that was even greater than anything materialistic. Lacey had a vision that he was determined to see brought to life and he was willing to work as hard as he could to make it happen. He envisioned a restaurant that felt like home; where the customers were friends, where you could get a soulfully, home-cooked meal for an affordable price. Lacey envisioned a place where blacks could come and enjoy a meal comfortably without being harassed during a time where the nation was filled with racial tension. Lacey wanted to create a home away from home, where people of different races, social standings, and even religions could sit side by side and have a meal.


1100 Florida Ave NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20009
United States

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I Need A Seat At The Table!

Fish and grits breakfast was off the chain. The wait was about 15 minutes and the server was nice. There was no AC so be prepared to stay warm, but the food was A1. I will be back in the winter time ;-)

October 2016

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Brian T.


While the exterior is unassuming their food isn't. Went to visit Howard University and was referred by one of the students. Just a short walk from the...

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B Q.


I so wanted to love this place, but it didn't happen. We went there for breakfast and after being served, I wondered how well done bacon and eggs could get...

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Chelsea A.


Florida ave grill is a treasure. My favorite thing to get here? Big Berthas Breakfast. There's nothing like some homemade french toast, some scrambled eggs...

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