Holy sticks, Quinn’s on the Corner doesn’t mess around when it comes to food. Their brunch menu boasts an impressive offering, and we didn’t hesitate to take full advantage last weekend. We got there around 10:30 Sunday, and it was already bustling. If you want a table here, make sure you come sooner than later because it gets crowded AF. The vibe’s super casual so you don’t need to dress to the nines. Jeans and a tee works just fine – even sweats are a possibility if you had a particularly taxing night. #WeveAllBeenThere #NoShame
We started our meal off with 3 appetizers – BTW we’re lumping steak tacos into the app portion of this post because we feel like it – and they were all fantastic. Let’s start with our bamf taco tray! For $14, Quinn’s gave us two soft flour tacos stuffed with grilled flank steak, pico de gallo, cilantro slaw, and chipotle crema. These were, quite possibly, some of the best tacos we’ve had in the DMV area. If you’re not a fan of red meat, you can swap and get chicken or fish for the same price.
Now, the tacos were amazing, but the french toast sticks ($6) were un-freaking-real. Battered brioche in a crunchy panko crumb coating with cinnamon and powdered sugar? Um, we think yes. Yes, yes, yes, yes, YES! The only thing that would make this better would be a magical chocolate dipping sauce, WHICH THEY GIVE YOU (!!!!) Just look at that amazing goodness dripping.
Then came the big ass pretzel, which was indeed a BIG ass pretzel ($12). It came out piping hot with beer cheese and guinness mustard. We liked the first sauce better than the second, but we’re biased since cheese is life for us. You’ll have to let us know which sauce you prefer! Out of the three starters we got, everything was on point, but the french toast was truly special. If we HAD to rank, we’d give the tacos 2nd place, but it was all genuinely tasty so you can’t go wrong.
Moving onto entrees, we got four different plates and shared everything because that’s how we do.
The breakfast burger ($15) came with chedder, rashers, mushrooms, grilled tomato, aioli, lettuce, onion, and a perfectly cooked sunny side up egg. It was served on fresh, locally baked bread and came with fries – you can get a side salad or tater tots instead if you want. Their topping game was definitely strong – if this combo’s too intense for you, you can always opt for the house burger ($13) aka a standard 8oz beef patty with LTO!
Let’s take a closer look at this eggy goodness…
Then came the crab benedict ($16) – served on a toasted muffin with poached eggs, crab cakes, hollandaise, and Old Bay.
And of course, a savory waffle because what brunch would be complete without one! We had a hard time deciding between the chicken & waffle ($16) and the cheddar bacon waffle ($13), but we ultimately went with the latter because we thought that was the more unique option. And you know us, we LOVE trying new dishes because that’s what food’s all about! We love classics as much as the next, but if we see a cool alternative, we’ll give it a shot 99% of the time. Anywho, this belgian waffle was cooked with irish cheddar, bits of crispy bacon and topped with two eggs sunny side up. FYI, if you don’t like that preparation, you can always ask them for something different.
Last but not least, the real deal reuben ($12). This baby was served on rye bread with gruyere, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing, and house-made corned beef. Although all four of the aforementioned entrees were good, the apps were definitely standouts. We’ll definitely be back in the near future to get their sticks and tacos again for brunch! Their dinner menu looks bomb, too, so hopefully we’ll have a chance to try those dishes as well.
So nomsters, what did you guys think of Quinn’s on the Corner? Which plate stood out to you the most?