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Looking for a Successor to the Market Inn in DC

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Looking for a Successor to the Market Inn in DC

Sadly, the Market Inn is no more. Anyone out there have any suggestions as to another place like that? The atmosphere was great, and they were always busy.

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1. Re: Looking for a Successor to the Market Inn in DC

This isn't exactly news, it's been closed for well over three years now. Do you mean a successor in terms of a seafood restaurant in the area, a dive, or both?

Market Inn wasn't the greatest seafood by any stretch of the imagination, but as you allude to, it was largely about the down-home atmosphere and things that went unchanged for 50+ years that made it so endearing--including the decor, the surly waitresses and the grease used to fry most of their dishes.

While not a sit-down experience--if you're looking for seafood served with attitude nearby, I'd just head to the waterfront to one of the shacks for a fried fish or crabcake sandwich. Several upscale seafood options are available at National Harbor as well if you want to hold the attitude. www.nationalharbor.com/consumer/dining.htm

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2. Re: Looking for a Successor to the Market Inn in DC

The Lighthouse in Arlington or the Dancing Crab near Tenleytown might fit your need for a local hangout/dive. But if you're looking for the old naval aviation prints in the dining room or the nudes in the bar, those probably won't be replicated elsewhere! :-)

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3. Re: Looking for a Successor to the Market Inn in DC

We loved the "surly waitress." When we arrived one night out of bad weather she didn't wait until we sat down to ask: And you'll have a double what????

And what about the wannabe Sinatra and the mini dance floor? RM

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4. Re: Looking for a Successor to the Market Inn in DC

An old classic for seafood, with a bit of an old-restaruant-bar atmosphere, when I lived in Silver Spring was Crisfield's, on Georgia Avenue. washingtonian.com/articles/…. The Quarterdeck in Arlington was an old, informal standard. http://www.quarterdeckarlington.com/ I haven't been to either in 7 or 8 years, but enjoyed both, especially Crisfield's.

Edited: 2:31 pm, January 11, 2013
5. Re: Looking for a Successor to the Market Inn in DC

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