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.


Sunday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday Closed
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm


1 Review
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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Tiffany S.


I am still talking about this simple but delicious breakfast I had. Best French Toast. Light crisp, fluffy inside! I was hungover and asked my sweet server...

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Shannon B.


Food is Amazing but today the service was awful on 7-15-18 I will always come back here...not sure if they was short staffed or what but it was really...

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Jennie K.


Florida Avenue Grill really knocked my socks off. I need to take some time to acknowledge the chefs who painstakingly make the food with a graceful...

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