I was in DC’s Capitol Hill Area visiting Lincoln Park and came across a diner that’s been there for decades. A half mile due east of the Capitol Building, Jimmy T’s serves a great classic breakfast.
Open for 52 years, Jimmy T is the name of the original owner. He no longer works there, but his daughter Cindy can still be found behind the counter working the grill. Jimmy T, at the ripe old of age of 89, is still around.
Jimmy T’s is open during the pandemic for take out or dine in, with a couple of tables available inside and a few more outside. It was a beautiful summer morning when I was there, so I sat outside. At the moment, they have a reduced menu because of the pandemic, but they do have all the perennial breakfast options: pancakes, waffles, eggs, French Toast, and omelettes. In the area of non-breakfast items, they have sandwiches and burgers.
As I had just completed my morning run, I wanted something light. So I went the omelette route, adding cheese and two vegetables: spinach and tomatoes. Other veggie options were onions and mushrooms. Green peppers are normally an option, but they were out of them.
The food came out quick and was delicious. Freshly made, it was still hot and had a good amount of vegetables. The service was great and both Cindy and the waiter were very welcoming. There seemed to be regulars who were greeted by name; their preferred order already known. All in all, this is a terrific, down home local neighborhood diner. It is worth a stop in if you are ever in the Capitol Hill region. Jimmy T’s is open 6:30-3:00 Wed-Fri, and 8:00 – 3:00 on weekends.