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Jan 9, 2003 08:33 AM

Long John Silver's

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Anybody know where there is a Long John Silver's in Washington, DC. Maybe somewhere near 19th and K. I saw somebody with their take out in that area and then couldn't find the place. Thanks.

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  1. I don't think there is one. Maybe they got it in Falls Church.


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    1. re: Kok

      There used to be an Arthur Treasher's on 14th but I think that it has vanished. I don't believe there is any Long John Silver's in the city.

      1. re: Kok

        Yep, there is a Long John's on West Broad St. in Falls Church, near Don Beyer Volvo.

      2. There are no Long John Silver franchises in DC itself. There are a few in Maryland, but none in Montgomery or PG counties. The only ones in northern Virginia appear to be in Falls Church and Dale City. There are plenty of LJS in Virginia, but most of them are in the central and southern parts of the state.


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        1. re: coastcat

          FYI there are 2 in PG County Capitol Heights and Forestville

        2. Embarassing food admission...When i was 9 or 10 or so my girlfriend and I took gymnastics. On our break we would would over to the Long John Silver's & for 25 cents they would gie us a little tray of just the crispy debris from the fry basket...part of me gets sick just thinking about and can't go near a LJS but there is a small part that remembers how yummy they were.

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          1. re: WellFedRed

            In English Fish and Chip shops that's considered a delicacy!

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            1. Not only is it old, it is stupid. Want to know where a LJS is? Go here:


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                  1. re: flavrmeistr

                    aw c'mon, nothing wrong with LJS once or twice a year.

                    OK how about decent fish and chips type places downtown for decent carryout that hit in the $5-7 range for lunch?

                    rather than snipe, maybe take the tack of "well since I can't find a cheap fried fish product of reasonable consistency - what alternatives do I have before I hit one of those ubiquitous hot and cold salad bar/sandwich/steam table places that are NOT consistent (and of suspect quality)"

                    1. re: hill food

                      When I worked in a place that was a nice walk to the Maine Avenue fish market, I'd occasionally go there for a fried fish sandwich from one of the stalls and eat it at one of the picnic tables. The fish was fresh and tasty, it came right out of the fryer, not kept warm under a heat lamp, and it was pretty cheap. That was more than a dozen years ago so the price surely has gone up, but I'll bet the sandwiches are still available, nicely done, and reasonably priced.

                      1. re: hill food

                        I'm not one to turn my nose up at LJS or Arthur Treacher's, but I have a hard time generating a craving for them. Something about them seems very Gorton Fish portion-ey, one step up the food chain from fish sticks which I've had an aversion to since gradeschool.

                        And there's really no shortage of decent crave-worthy mom & pop fish fries in DC. Horace & Dickies 4-piece is still $5. Fries are extra. And the fried fish at Jimmy's Grill at Maine Avenue Fish Market is consistently good, but closer to $9. Mr. P's Ribs and Fish in Brentwood is decent, but a lot of the carryouts do some nasty fried tilapia that isn't fit for human consumption. Morgan's Family Fish Fry off MLK Jr. Avenue in Anacostia does an excellent fish sandwich. And, of course, there's the fried trout at Shrimp Boat off Benning and East Capitol, which has been around since forever.

                        Shrimp Boat
                        4510 E Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20019

                        1. re: hill food

                          Fair enough. Believe it or not, Wendy's has a fairly decent fish sandwich. It's an actual fish filet, rather than a fried square. Not bad.