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Lancaster Co. NOW?

the better restaurants are in downtown Lancaster; try Hunger & Thirst Gastropub, Ma(i)son, or John Jefferies.

Aug 04, 2015
Lewes in Pennsylvania

Fairfax Brew Pub/Craft Beer

There is a Dogfish Head brewpub in Fairfax, or Sweetwater Taverns in both Centreville & Falls Church.

Outer Banks

The Blue Point Bar & Grill in Duck, the Colington Cafe in Kill Devil Hills, Blue Moon Beach Grill plus the Brine & Bottle (both in Nags Head) are all solid choices.

Jul 13, 2015
Lewes in Southeast


2nd on Menomale, also liked Hälsa and Brooklyn Pint.

Irish Inn, Glen Echo (July 2014)

head out MacArthur across the bridge to either Wild Tomato or Fish Taco in Cabin John - both are better than Irish Inn.

Friendship Heights Whole Foods in slight decline?

We've switched & started shopping at the new "Cathedral Commons" Giant Foods just down the street at 3336 Wisconsin Ave, NW. Huge store with good selection and much better parking garage. Just inside the entrance you can grab a glass of wine or beer to consume while shopping - very enjoyable.

Deep Creek Lake, MD Restaurants

Not much in the way of fine dining but some casual suggestions for you: Brenda's Pizza; Canoe on the Run (lunch); Mountain State Brewing (beer & bar food); and the Deer Park Inn (dinner). Also check out Firefly Farms Creamery & Market for goat cheese at 107 South Main St (Rt 219) in nearby Accident. Or scenic Oakland is worth a side trip for dinner at the Cornish Manor Restaurant.

Dec 19, 2014
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

What's good in or near Morgantown, WV?

Hi Liana - shoot me an email at and I'll send you my Morgantown file with notes.

Nov 20, 2014
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

Nodding Head moving from Center City

wow - a downtown Philly institution

Oct 14, 2014
Lewes in Philadelphia

Irish Inn, Glen Echo (July 2014)

Trav's was great - no place left like it in Metro area

Roanoke, VA

Check out the downtown City Market which is open daily during the Summer with over 40 farmers & vendors. As for restaurants either Metro (eclectic American with sushi), the Quarter (Cajun), or Jack Brown's Joint (burgers & beers).

Jul 21, 2014
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

Driving NYC-> VA Beach. Stop for lunch between Wilmington and Ocean City?

You are wise to avoid Rt One near the beaches on Saturday in Summer but it does limit your choices for a decent meal. In downtown Milford is Abbott's Grill or the Georgia House. In Georgetown right on Rt 113 is the Pizza Palace which has decent Greek-style diner food, or my fave would be Po Boys Cajun in Milton but its a little off your route.

Jul 21, 2014
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

Berkely Springs recent dinners?

BSSP (unfortunately) modernized their soaking tubs in the main bath house several years ago but each tub still holds one. In a separate building they have Roman soaking tubs which can accommodate 2-4 people.

Jul 17, 2014
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

Berkely Springs recent dinners?

I would second Lot 12 for dinner; Tari's is okay but perhaps more of a lunch joint. Hope you're "taking the waters" at BSSP.

Jul 15, 2014
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

Rehoboth nightlife for 3/22

Its a little early in the season, but Henlopen Oyster House does have a lively bar scene or check out nearby Dogfish Head Brewing as they tend to have live music on the weekend in addition to good beers. The (Frog) Pond also has music on the weekend with a mixed, yet entertaining crowd.

Mar 20, 2014
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

Morgantown WV question

For downtown dining both are good choices. The Montmartre has the better view but Cafe Bacchus slightly better food. I also like the beer at nearby Mountaineer Brewing, which has a rear deck overlooking the river - maybe start there.

Mar 16, 2014
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

50th Anniversary Bethany Beach, DE

I would second the Brick Hotel. Another possibility is Fish On in Lewes as they have a private dining room that should hold a good size group.

Mar 03, 2014
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

Mercer Kitchen - underwhelmed

Underwhelmed. Cavernous restaurant in the bsmt of a hotel; water leaks required dozen umbrellas hanging upside down over our heads while dining to catch drips. Our group dined on a Sunday night over long Prez Day weekend and restaurant was crowded. Service was missing in action, difficult to get our waitress attention while she was standing around watching the water drips. Had squid & beet salad for apps which came out fairly fast, however, it was along wait for entrees of salmon & pasta, which finally arrived barely warm. Desert was another long wait. Overall a disappointing experience & would not return, suggest Mercer Kitchen get some management out on the floor to address the poor service and kitchen delays.

Feb 19, 2014
Lewes in Manhattan

Cambridge, MD?

try Mantra – 5650 Clearview Key at nearby Horn's Point. It has a beautiful setting on the water and a particularly nice ambiance inside. The restaurant (new in 2012) is operated by the former owners of General Tanuki's in Easton, and features seafood and sushi.

Nov 06, 2013
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

Bluejacket (DC, Nationals Park area)

We waited almost a week after the official 10/29/13 opening to let the place settle a bit but perhaps should have delayed our visit a little longer. The beers are definitely the reason to visit - 20 of their own on draft plus 5 casks. We tried about half, and although I'm partial to the IPAs (Bird of Prey, Imposter, Duel) everything was tasty & quite quaffable. Beer samples (2oz "tastes") are served in flute-style wine glasses which I found an annoying shape & difficult to sip beer out of without your nose wedged half in the glass. Bluejacket is actually one large, attractive, high ceiling space in an old factory near Nationals Park with the bar adjoining the restaurant, called the Arsenal. We had to wait 15 minutes for our reservation but this was a sign of things to come - service and the food were very, very slow. The overly ambitious menu did not really do the beer justice, simple gastropub fare would have been preferable. The menu had many similarities to their sister restaurant Birch & Barley (wolf fish, pork loin/chop, brussel sprouts, etc). Hopefully the restaurant side will eventually find its footing, meanwhile go for the beers.

Fish Taco in Cabin John

Slight correction: Persimmon & Wild Tomato have same owners; while Fish Taco is owned by Food, Wine, & Co in Bethesda.

That said, we were a little disappointed in Fish Taco also. The service and the food were mediocre, and please don't serve me an expensive microbrew in a plastic cup.

Good Mu Shu Pork in Delaware?

IMHO, the best Chinese is a place at the shore: Confucius 57 Wilmington Ave in Rehoboth Beach. And yes, they have Mu Shu Pork.

Oct 20, 2013
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

Two Restaurant Recommendations In Norfolk, Virginia

Plz keep posting - not enuff info on Norfolk area on this board.

Aug 03, 2013
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

Virginia Mountains Restaurants?

Little Grill Collective in Harrisonburg, Red Hen in Lexington, the Quarter in Roanoke, Violina in Winchester, and Graves Mountain Lodge Restauant in Syria.

Jul 18, 2013
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

Ice cream - Rehoboth/Lewes Delaware

If you're arriving from the west, try Vanderwende Farm Creamery – just west of Bridgeville at 4003 Seashore Hwy (which is also known as Rt 404).

Jul 15, 2013
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

Gastropub type dining in DC?

Meridian Pint or Churchkey probably have the best micro-brew selection in town, both with passable food. Try to hit Churchkey first, and then Meridian Pint as MP has the better dinner menu. Both have amazing Draft selections.

How's the food at The Homestead in Hot Springs, VA?

Aside from the resort, the only other options in Hot Springs are the Country Kitchen or Cucci's Pizzeria. Suggest you drive 10 miles north to Warm Springs as the Inn at Grist Mill Square has a decent restaurant (make reservation). And while you are in Warm Springs, stop by the the Jefferson Pools for a soak in what's probably the oldest mineral water spa in the Country.

Jun 09, 2013
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

Any good restaurants in Dover, DE?

I realize you said dinner, but Dover is more of a lunch town. For lunch would recommend Corner Eatery at 33 West Loockerman St or the ribs ar Where Pigs Fly at 617 E Loockerman St. For dinner you almost thave to leave town - nearby and going South I like Cool Springs Fish Bar & Restaurant or going north Cantwell’s Tavern at 109 Main St in Odessa. Otherwise drive an hour to either Newark or Rehoboth for a decent dinner.

Jun 09, 2013
Lewes in Mid-Atlantic

New Hampden Resto and Bar

Sorry but I'm so bored in general with the Sports Bar concept.

Help a Canadian Chowhound narrow down my list - Alexandria, VA to Floyd, VA

Very underwhelmed by Virtue Feed & Grain in Alexandria. Four of us had dinner there last Sunday for the first time and nothing was memorable, including the service. As for Roanoke, check out the downtown farmers market, along with the Quarter at 19 Salem Avenue SE for Cajun food.