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Old Anglers Inn

10801 Macarthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854-1705
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Ranked #13 of 46 Restaurants in Potomac
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Price range: $50 - $75
Mon 4:30 pm - 1:30 am
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Brickyard
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.
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English first
Washington, DC
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

On a beautiful Fall Sunday we wanted to do the outdoorsy thing...so a hike in Great Falls sounded like a great escape from the city. We parked the car at the Old Angler's Inn and decided to have brunch there first, before the hike. A yummy omelette, an order of eggs benedict and a few bloody marys, and we were... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Enjoyed dinner after a visit to Great Falls Park on the MD side. Concise, menu but with good variety. Good wine selection and many good choices "by the glass". Group of 4 all had something different and were delighted by food quality and service.

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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I dined at Old Angler's recently and was very disappointed in the cuisine and the service. It seems to me that they're resting on their previous accomplishments! The service was only so-so. My mom dropped her fork, asked for another one, and, after a second request, finally got a clean one 5 minutes after the first request. The chicken salad... More

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Centreville, Virginia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Stopped here after hiking in a nearby park. From the outside, it looked like a great place to grab a pint and burger, sit outside and soak up the sun. Not so fast. First, the maitre d' looked us up and down, sure we were in our hiking gear, but others were as well. We were seated at a huge... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Three of us stopped in for a late dinner, without a reservation and in very casual dress. The owners were very accommodating and volunteered assistance to our handicapped group member, when needed. Although two bar drinks were delivered quickly, one of our party members wasn't offered a non-alcoholic alternative; ice water was served to all. Our meals were excellent-- cooked... More

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Gainesville, FL
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99 reviews 99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Yes, the food might be overpriced, but then you're sitting on a beautiful outdoor patio with water fountains and butterflies. Frankly, our party of five were each very pleased with our meals. And the fact that they use local ingredients is always a plus in my book. It was an expensive meal but we were able to take our time,... More

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Vienna, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We've been going to this restaurant for 15 years. The food can be excellent albeit overpriced and the atmosphere is good. Only real problem is with the staff, especially the poor mannered maître d'. None of the slow and grim wait staff, except the friendly bus people (is that PC or what!?), are ready for prime time. Suggest you make... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We had dinner with friends at Old Anglers Inn, where we hadn't been for years, this weekend. The restaurant is in a very lovely location not far from Great Falls, MD with very pleasant outdoor seating. It was a beautiful evening and the ambiance was perfect. The food was also better than we remember. The service was a little gruff... More

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Potomac, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food was fine, but the setting, location, and seating were SUPERB! Love the patio on a nice day.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Have eaten here many times and it's great each time, the outdoor space is one of the best in DC. Service is always excellent, a must visit!

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