Where to find a delicious breakfast around D.C. for $6 or less

Bob and Edith’s

Walking into the Bob and Edith’s in Huntington on a weekend morning often means instantly joining a line that stretches to the door. That’s how popular this no-frills local chain can be, with a constant flow of families and friends lining up for the chance to seat themselves at the tiled diner’s blue tables and metal bar stools.

To avoid cracking the $6 mark, scan the side-order section of the menu and create your own plate. For example: Combine a glistening order of $2.79 hash browns with scrapple or a half smoke, each $3.19. It’s instant portion control, and the fare here is everything you’d want from a diner. Waiters are happy to refill your coffee mug over and over, but don’t linger: A sign on the wall reminds diners that “management reserves the right to limit seating time to half an hour.”

Locations in Alexandria, Arlington and Springfield, all open 24 hours.