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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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Today
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 25
    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
Most recent review
How much will u pay for ambience?

....cause the food is mediocre at best and way overpriced. But if it's a special occasion and the weather is nice, and you are not really into food anyway, then yes, it's fine!

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
MMMPotomac
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Potomac
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Potomac
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

....cause the food is mediocre at best and way overpriced. But if it's a special occasion and the weather is nice, and you are not really into food anyway, then yes, it's fine!

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Rockville, Maryland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

OAI, as the sign calls it, has a lot going for it. It is near the canal with its good walks, it has a nice, old building with a fire going downstairs in the winter. We've had some good meals here, but the Sunday brunch menu didn't wow us this last visit. BTW, most of the tables are upstairs via... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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188 reviews 188 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Mrs Too and Ben were out and about the other day, and getting a bit hungry. It suddenly occurred to us that we hadn’t eaten at the Old Angler’s Inn in a coon’s age, in fact since the night the whole family got together there to celebrate our “baby” son’s graduation from law school. (The ‘baby” just turned 51.) It... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Life is about experiences. This night was more than a meal. The food, ambience, and service were some of the best we have had in a long time. Our server, Ariel? could not have been better. We even met the owner Mark at the bonfire outside the restaurant. We bought several gift cards for Christmas gifts, knowing that the recipients... More 

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Washington DC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I have been visiting the Inn for the last 10 years now, what I do love the most is the ambiance especially in winter, the fire place by the bar is really relaxing, drinks are good too. As for the food I am not that crazy about it, but one can have a good time with friends and family. In... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Called for lunch after visiting the Falls, was told lunch was open for another 5 mins (2.30). Three of us had a main course, a cappuccino($6.00), two bottles stella ( no draught beer available) ($7.50 each) and cocktail in a tumbler ? ($14.00).My chicken caesar had cold chicken, no croutons, no anchovies so very basic ( $17.00) My partner had... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The food was phenomenal, their executive chef really knows what he is doing. The drinks are mixed very we'll and the service is exceptional, all while in a fun unstuffy environment.

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Baltimore
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

I really like that this was a historic inn dating all the way back to the 1860's. Everything was stone, but it was decorated very tastefully. We sat in the beer garden outside under the lights. It was a beautiful night, maybe a little cool, but the staff provided portable heaters which was awesome. The food was good, but the... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

For a fall outdoor lunch there aren't many places in the DC area any better. It is a pretty space and because it is not a secret reservations are recommended. Limited but good menu. Crab cakes and burgers are good. We have been often and find the wait staff to be very good. Noticing that the large umbrella wasn't blocking... More 

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Washington, DC
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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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: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating, Scenic view

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?