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“Fine Dining in Leesburg” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tuscarora Mill

Tuscarora Mill
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Ranked #2 of 204 Restaurants in Leesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $35
Cuisines: American, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Loudoun & Harrison
Transit: Loudoun Transit stops at Harrison & Loudoun
Wheaton, Maryland
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fine Dining in Leesburg”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Very good food and a nice beer selection. The service can be a little spotty, so don't be shy about asking for help if your server disappears.

Visited August 2013
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Centreville, Virginia
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Sunday Brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This was our first visit to Tuscarora Mill, and we really enjoyed it. The Mill is very old, the ambiance, service and food was very good. The only problem I had with it is the way the management lays out the brunch. It is very unorganized and you do not know whether your coming or going, or where to start. So, my suggestion to Tuscarora is plan a better position for your Brunch...Otherwise, was wonderful and we will be back.

  • Visited December 2013
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Insider6755
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Sedona, Arizona
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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Not Up To Its Billing This Weekend”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

My wife likes Tuscarora Mill and so we dine there more often than most other neighborhood restaurants. But It must have been an off night for the chef. First and as I have observed previously the wait staff is not trained to the standard of a fine restaurant. Over the last ten years I have to say that the service has always lagged the food.
I ordered a specialty cocktail, called their Strawberry Caipirinha. I realize that it is supposed to be sweet, but this one was nearly undrinkable. I would not order it again.
Tuskies, as locals calls it has gone to a menu of small plates, medium plates, and large plates. There is as well a salad section. This makes for a lot of choices which is good. Given the quality of our selections perhaps some focus is overdue.
The chicken and crab (?) egg rolls were not tasty. In fact whatever protein was in that roll was at war with the crab. Not even the thick dipping sauce could save this dish. My salad (the special) was grossly overdressed and yet was the standout of the meal.
I had mussels steamed in beer for my main course. The mussels themselves were large plump and favorful; but this dish was ruined by the addition of some sort of stinky soft cheese in the broth. I highly recommend you pick another item unless you just love mussels and stinky cheese.
My wife had scallops and beef cheeks. This take on surf and turf, I guess, was large and very expensive ($32). She must have liked it because she ate it all and she is a light eater. I tasted it and thought it was just OK.
We cut our losses and skipped dessert.
Bon chance.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Well done Trip Advisor members!

My wife and I were finishing up some Holiday shopping at the nearby outlets. We were hungry and in no hurry to get into traffic so I fired up the Trip Advisor app and landed at Tuscarora.

Appetizers were great. Hushpuppies and Spring Rolls. Sauces were excellent.

We both orded the Filet Mignon. Perfectly prepared and presented.

Great service. Great location in Historic Leesburg. Super setting in of course an old Mill.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Tom F
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Reston, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic find...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

Great food and great service. Had a sandwich with a few meats and au jus and was great... The tall young man with goatee was very attentive.

Visited December 2013
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