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Long John Silver's

Ralph Jan 9, 2003 08:33 AM

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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    Kok RE: Ralph Jan 9, 2003 09:49 AM

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


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      Turtle RE: Kok Jan 9, 2003 10:06 AM

      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.

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        Bob W. RE: Kok Jan 9, 2003 11:15 AM

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

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        coastcat RE: Ralph Jan 9, 2003 02:47 PM

        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.

        Link: http://www.ljsilvers.com/locator/loca...

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          agarnett100 RE: coastcat Aug 8, 2011 07:23 PM

          FYI there are 2 in PG County Capitol Heights and Forestville

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            hon RE: agarnett100 Aug 11, 2011 07:38 AM

            the OP is from 2003

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          WellFedRed RE: Ralph Jan 9, 2003 09:55 PM

          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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            Tweaked RE: WellFedRed Jan 10, 2003 02:41 PM

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

          2. ClevelandDave RE: Ralph Aug 11, 2011 08:56 AM

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


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              hon RE: ClevelandDave Aug 11, 2011 10:16 AM


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                flavrmeistr RE: ClevelandDave Aug 11, 2011 10:36 AM

                Indeed. How revolting.

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                  hill food RE: flavrmeistr Aug 11, 2011 11:47 PM

                  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)"

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                    MikeR RE: hill food Aug 12, 2011 04:10 AM

                    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.

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                      monkeyrotica RE: hill food Aug 12, 2011 04:17 AM

                      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

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                        flavrmeistr RE: hill food Sep 9, 2011 09:44 AM

                        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.

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                    Elyssa RE: Ralph Aug 11, 2011 12:15 PM

                    Definitely not one around 19th and K. I work at 17th and K and have never seen a Long John Silver's.

                    Long John Silvers
                    7049 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22046

                    1. twyst RE: Ralph Aug 12, 2011 04:22 AM

                      Im not really a huge fan of the fish, I think it's just ok, but I get SERIOUS cravings for the chicken planks from LJS. The batter is undeniably cravable in my book.

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                        Hillbeans RE: twyst Aug 16, 2011 09:15 AM

                        I hate to admit it, but I love their Baja Fish Tacos!!

                      2. alkapal RE: Ralph Aug 18, 2011 04:31 AM

                        wendy's fish sandwich isn't bad in a pinch (a nice halibut filet) -- and i like their sea salt fries, too.

                        1. monkeyrotica RE: Ralph Aug 18, 2011 06:16 AM

                          Considering they're opening an Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips downtown, there must be some demand for this stuff.


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                            cbauer RE: Ralph Aug 20, 2011 06:20 PM

                            Not that this helps, but just so you know there is a Long John Silver in Ft. Meade MD. It's a combo place with I think KFC.

                            Long John Silvers
                            7049 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22046

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                              flavrmeistr RE: cbauer Aug 24, 2011 09:37 PM

                              Yes, right up the street from Grace Garden.

                              Grace Garden
                              1690 Annapolis Rd, Odenton, MD

                            2. hill food RE: Ralph Aug 23, 2011 11:51 AM

                              odd I drove past one yesterday and thought "why the hell not? and it was ok, but later I belched and the back taste was - doughnut. there must be a LOT of sugar in the batter.

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                                alkapal RE: hill food Aug 23, 2011 01:50 PM

                                yeah, my husband wanted to stop by one about 5 years ago, and i relented… same crappy fish and shrimp!

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                                  wayne keyser RE: alkapal Aug 23, 2011 02:13 PM

                                  Shrimp: meh. But I always found the fish to be good quality, and way back when they offered fried oysters I was in heaven!

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                                    monkeyrotica RE: wayne keyser Aug 24, 2011 04:08 AM

                                    In 1979, Arthur Treachers switched from Icelandic cod to cheaper pollack. I find the stuff inedible, like tilapia.

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                                      alkapal RE: wayne keyser Aug 26, 2011 01:35 AM

                                      yes, waaay back in the day LJS was pretty decent fish and etc.. but that was when i was in florida in high school <cough cough>.

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