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Best Restaurants Thread

Discussion in 'Area Restaurants, Dining and Food' started by ExRIGuy, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. foodie

    foodie New Member

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    Here are some more "tried and true" restaurants that are not new to the area but are good:

    Waffle House (wafflehouse.com) Located in Frederick and Hagerstown, MD. Great cheap breakfasts and other food. Open 24/7. Originally from Georgia.

    May's Restaurant Frederick, MD--Best all-you-can eat steamed crabs without going to Inner Harbor in Baltimore. No web site but look at reviews (eatinfrederick.com). They have all types of seafood, fresh fish, and other foods. Fried, broiled, steamed, etc. Crab cakes are huge and no fillers. Cheap prices for families. A good day trip for families to explore places I mentioned on Helpful Hints (Sites) thread. Kids meals comes on frisbee for their plate. Kids keep frisbees free. Desserts good also.

    Ryans Steakhouse (ryansrg.com) Hagerstown, MD--full buffet with veggies, fried chicken (southern style), prime rib and steaks, full dessert (all kinds) bar, full salad bar, bakery bar, etc. YUM! Kids eat for their age (half price check web site for details).

    The Tortilla Factory (thetortillafactory.com) Herndon, VA--Great Mexican food been around 30 years in area.

    Chengs Restaurant (chengsorientalva.com) Sterling at Parc City Shopping Center near Regal Cinema.

    Countryside Cafe (Sterling at Countryside Marketplace Shopping Center). Great Italian-Greek food and pizzas. Locally owned for over 20 years.

    AOBA (Sterling at Parc Center Shopping Center near Regal Cinema). Great sushi.

    Misc. Korean, Vietnamese, Thai restaurants located at Parc City Shopping Center in Sterling near Regal Cinema. All are great food restaurants.

    Sonic Drive-In (sonicdrivein.com) Massapponax exit/Fredericksburg area--Cosners Corner--new development of over 1 million sq. feet shopping center when finished for that area will be built by 2007 (Spring Quarter). Great place for shakes and burgers.

    Ted's Montana Grill (tedsmontanagrill.com) Cascades Marketplace. Decent food and steaks. Also serves bison which is leaner than beef. Bison is an acquired taste--we like the steaks (Buffalo and Beef).

    Amphora Restaurants and Bakeries (amphorabakery.com) Herndon and Vienna locations. Great catering, bakeries, 24 hour diners, and great Greek/Italian Food. Desserts are scrumptious!

    chowbaby.com--Chow Baby is a restaurant directory of restaurants and eateries from all over the country--not just VA. They review local and chain restaurants in different locales. Great source for when you travel out of state.

    Good eats:mmm:

    Foodie
     
  2. MD_boy

    MD_boy New Member

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    I respectfully disagree about Ted's Montana Grill. We tried it a few weeks ago and it was terrible. Staff was inattentive and seemed like they would rather be somewhere else. My wife got the Fillet I ordered Prime Rib (beef not bison). Hers was overcooked mine undercooked both very tough and flavorless. The sides were bland and the dessert was so so. I don't know if our experience was unique or if it's always this way but we were not impressed at all.
     
  3. Pats_fan

    Pats_fan Former Resident

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    I'm with you OP. I haven't been particularly impressed with Ted's. I've been to a couple of them in the Atlanta area and have found the quality to be so-so and the prices to be high.

    It's OK for lunch, but I wouldn't take my wife or family there expecting a nice dinner.
     
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    christinaandrob New Member

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    i completely agree about tortilla factory. i've known the 2 that own it for more years than i care to admit. they have been consistenly good for a long time - which speaks volumes!
     
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    I've been going to the Tortilla Factory for at least 15 years now. When I first started going, there was only Anitas and Chi-Chi's as alternatives so the TF was clearly on top. Now, however, I don't think a first time visitor will come away thinking "wow, that was great", maybe "hey, that was pretty good." I still recommend it and still go there, but want to set a more balanced expectation level...
     
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    afgm Ashburn Farm Resident

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    Tortilla Factory is awesome. The best salsa around.
     
  7. foodie

    foodie New Member

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    Has anyone eaten lately (or ever?) at the restaurant at Tysons called--
    J. R.'s Stockyard Inn?

    We have guests coming in late next week to visit; and we have not eaten at J. R.'s. From what I have heard, steaks are local and tasty.

    Thanks,

    Foodie
     

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