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Old Anglers Inn

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10801 Macarthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854-1705 (Brickyard)
301-299-9097
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: A most charming dining spot, the Old Angler's Inn has been immortalized in...
A most charming dining spot, the Old Angler's Inn has been immortalized in countless Washington D.C. novels as a romantic winter getaway, sitting before the fireplace and perusing the menu. It is equally glorious in the summer when the main action moves to the incomparable terrace.
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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, mediocre service

So much potential with a great location, and top-notch food but fails to deliver. The first problem is the parking situation, which is poorly arranged, and could benefit from a lot attendant or a few signs. We were there with a large group and began our meal with a happy hour with appetizers... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
sjhokie
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Winter Springs, FL
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Winter Springs, FL
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

So much potential with a great location, and top-notch food but fails to deliver. The first problem is the parking situation, which is poorly arranged, and could benefit from a lot attendant or a few signs. We were there with a large group and began our meal with a happy hour with appetizers. The apps were great and the servers... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We had a ladies' luncheon for a friend's milestone birthday, and it could not have been a more delightful experience. The patio at the Old Angler's Inn is lovely, and the gardens and babbling fountains are well cared for. The menu was inclusive enough to offer plenty of options for varied tastes, and everyone reported that her food was delicious.... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It was a lovely day outdoors on the patio. ..but the 3 course fixed price of 85 dollars was so over-priced for only average food. Dessert was the only highlight.

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Ridgefield
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This restaurant has been in business for over 30 years and yet has kept a contemporary menu with an atmospheric setting. Very good food, outdoor seating in warm weather and nice cozy indoor seating in colder weather. Great place for conversation as well. Have dined here for many years.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The restaurant is charming inside and has a lovely patio outside. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Yes, it is pricier than the norm, but the food was well worth the price. I've been told that there have been recent issues with the restaurant. My companion and I found none of those in evidence on our recent visit for lunch.... More 

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United States
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This place came very highly recommended. We were disappointed with the service, there were very few tables occupied but we still had to flag our waiter repeatedly to get any service at all. Strike One. The food was very disappointing, the quality of the fish was not the freshest and the oil smelled stale. strike two. when we were done... More 

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New York City, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had walked by the falls and stopped at the Inn for a late lunch. The service was great, not rushed and the crab cake was outstanding.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Popped into The Angler's for tea and the meal was amazing. We both had warm salad of scallop, mushroom and chorizo for starters and it was so good. I had the curry for main course....I had Ross spice it up a bit and it was very very tasty. The decaff latte I had after was perfect. We could not fault... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Restaurant has some great qualities including the outdoor patio which, in the summer months makes it quite spectacular. In the winter however you must climb a small winding staircase which for women in heels is nearly impossible. Once reaching the upstairs, the food is just so so, very pricey and on our last visit was accompanied by very snooty waiters.... More 

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Washington DC
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I have frequented this establishment over the years and watched it change hands on several occasions. The food has always been "average" at best, service slow and the cost per entree somewhat expensive. I have had both lunches and dinners, sat inside and out and would say to dine here if it is convenient for you, but do not expect... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10801 Macarthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854-1705
    (Brickyard)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Potomac
  • Phone Number: 301-299-9097

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 75
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children

Description

A most charming dining spot, the Old Angler's Inn has been immortalized in countless Washington D.C. novels as a romantic winter getaway, sitting before the fireplace and perusing the menu. It is equally glorious in the summer when the main action moves to the incomparable terrace.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?