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“Awesome ribs right off 95” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Maid-Rite Diner - CLOSED

Maid-Rite Diner
Cuisines: American, Diner
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
203 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Awesome ribs right off 95”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

This little jewel has awesome food for minimal price. Great ribs, falling off good! Exit 121 hidden in a little strip shopping center. Wonderful friendly service, family owned.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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29 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Level Contributor
48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A Great Find on the Road”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

This beats any fast food. Not a traditional dinner, but very good. We had wonderful barbeque platters. Sides were good. Service was spot on, the servers were nice and just attentive enough. We were thrilled!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank RetiredInParadise
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Livingston nj
Level Contributor
462 reviews
412 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Let's set the record straight!!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

This is not a diner!!!

It is very inexpensive with an "extremely limited" menu oriented toward barbecue.

If you stay at the Fairfield Inn or Country Inn and Suites you can walk only a few feet to the restaurant. The atmosphere is "50's diner". The restaurant is very clean.
The food decent medium quality barbecue.

This is a better choice than the nearby McDonalds and Burger King.
Don't expect too much from this restaurant where your bill will be less than $ 10.00 per person.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Richard S
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Bristow, Virginia
Level Contributor
668 reviews
481 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
“Close to I95”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

Driving northbound on I95 and it was lunch time. Pulled up trip advisor to find something near the highway but not the traditional fast food. This place is in the corner of a strip mall just a hop skip and jump from the highway. Gas station near by too if you need that before getting back on the hightway. Bright red chairs that remind you of a 50s diner. Read the previous reviews about service and have to agree. We were met by a young tall girl who was very friendly and took our drink and food order and then we never saw her again until we had to find her for the check. The other waitress, who was surly, brought the food. The food was good although the hamburger fell apart since it was loose meat. My husband got a wrap and step son got the brisket which he said was some of the best brisket ever! We got the homemade onion rings and they were good. The french fries were average. Also got a shake for $1 for desert. Son said it was wonderful. Which the owners would get consistent service and then this place would be a gem.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank kes1639
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Portland, Connecticut
Level Contributor
186 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Cute 50's diner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

For fast food this was actually pretty good. We had bbq and enjoyed our meal. It was an easy walk from the Fairfield Inn. Service was good, the restaurant was clean and the food more than acceptable. I would eat here again.

Visited June 2013
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