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Mount Vernon restaurants

SF
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Mount Vernon restaurants

Can anyone recommend somewhere for family to eat near Mount Vernon? Is Mt. Vernon Inn the only option? Many thanks!

Virginia
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for Virginia Beach
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1. Re: Mount Vernon restaurants

The food court there is more comfortable with the kiddies we think. The fancier one is...well, maybe a bit less comfortable with little ones that might be noisy and antsy.

If they're old enough to enjoy it, take the boat trip. Ours loved it. A lot of walking. Bring the stroller if you can.

SF
posts: 141
2. Re: Mount Vernon restaurants

Thanks so much!

Do you mean the boat trip to Mt Vernon from DC, or the 45 minute ride leaving and returning from/to Mt Vernon?

Also, we'll leave Mt Vernon in the afternoon and head toward Williamsburg. Any recommendations for dinner an hour or two out from Mt. Vernon?

Thanks again!

Virginia
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for Virginia Beach
posts: 6,223
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3. Re: Mount Vernon restaurants

The boat that leaves from the Mt. Vernon dock and returns to it.

Be aware that the slope down to the dock is very steep...and therefore the walk back up is not long but a hike. Difficult to keep a handle on the stroller going down and we didn't try pushing it back up.

Especially at the end of a busy day of touring what you'd want to do is get the little bus there. We walked down but difficult for people with knee joint issues. And then discovered the bus waiting at the dock for, as a guide said, people who were elderly or had a physical issue but we noticed everyone from the boat heading for it, able bodied and otherwise:) So we followed suit and it was a great ride through a different side of the plantation up. You might want to find where the bus leaves from to go down. Just makes life easier imo.

What route do you take to continue on to Williamsburg? There are tons of fast food and semi-fast food restaurants on Rt.1 in Alexandria South, not far from Mt. Vernon if you check your map. But otherwise let me know what route and maybe I can come up with something.

SF
posts: 141
4. Re: Mount Vernon restaurants

Thank you. We'll find a roadside quick eat. Your suggestions are great!

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