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Old 07-01-2008, 09:16 AM
 
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He tried to impress you by taking you to Bob & Edith's??? My kinda guy! No wonder you married him...
that was hillarious
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:19 PM
 
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Uh no, no impressing, it was called need grease after a long night out!!
Gotcha! And Bob & Edith's has always been very, very good to me at 3:00 in the morning as well...
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:27 PM
 
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I also had a good experience at the Silver Diner, albeit over in Rockville, MD. I've seen one over here in Springfield but haven't yet had the chance to patronize it.
I don't know if any of the Silver Diners count. There's one in Merrifield. There's one in Tysons Corner. But I wouldn't really call them diners. A little too Chuck E. Cheese-like, it seems to me...
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:33 PM
 
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Silver Diner is definitely a diner in my eyes. As a chain, they're a bit more generic and sanitized than say, Bob and Edith's, but the food is real, greasy, diner-style food, and it's your typical casual diner atmosphere. It's not really "divey", but I've been to local diners in Jersey and Philly that are similar to Silver Diner.
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Northern VA
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Dh and I were driving home down US 1 today (just moved to Fredericksburg from Manassas 2 weeks ago) and we stopped by this little restaurant called Ann's Soul Food: Wings and Things. OOOOOMMMMMGGGGG!!! THIS is how soul food is supposed to taste. Not only that, but when I went inside, it smelled like my grandparents kitchen on Sundays when I was growing up.

I had smothered fried chicken, cabbage, mashed potates w/ gravy. All dinners come w/ cornbread. I got a piece of yellow cake w/ chocolate frosting to go. Oh, and sweet tea! Dh got some ribs to eat there and some fried pork chops to take home. We got the kids fried fish and french fries. OOOOOOOOH yes. It was all good and true homemade food. And the owner/cook was there overseeing everything. My dinner was only $7. The fish and fries was $5. They got 2 full size filets and a thing full of fries.

Anyway, in case anyone else is looking for a place to try, this is it.
3349 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Dh wants to go back again tomorrow, lol.
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:51 PM
 
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Outback in Woodbridge is my new favorite.
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Northern VA
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like the chain? I never thought to consider that a diner, drive in or dive...

To me it's a restaurant. YMMV
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Old 09-07-2008, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County
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Not really a dive but more like a diner -- Smith & Clarkson's Deli on Braddock Rd in Springfield (on the Annandale line) is pretty nice for breakfast and lunch. HUGE portions on their French toast! They are in the Ravensworth Plaza where Safeway (and the Swiss Bakery! YUM!) are located, just outside the Beltway.

Smith & Clarkson's Deli
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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Not really a dive but more like a diner -- Smith & Clarkson's Deli on Braddock Rd in Springfield (on the Annandale line) is pretty nice for breakfast and lunch. HUGE portions on their French toast! They are in the Ravensworth Plaza where Safeway (and the Swiss Bakery! YUM!) are located, just outside the Beltway.

Smith & Clarkson's Deli
Good call! They are delicious...solid salads and sadwiches...best around so far
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