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May 8, 2003 11:10 AM

anywhere decent near Leesburg Outlets?

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Is there anywhere decent to eat that's convenient to the Leesburg outlets? Preferably something cheap, quick, Asian/deli/vegetarian/Mexican all options. Thanks! Shopping can make one hungry and their food court is abominable.

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  1. Unfortunately I have also wondered the same thing many times but in driving around the nearby areas all I have seen are a McDonald's and a few bad chains ala Applebee's. Sorry I can't help but would love to hear if you find a place.

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    1. re: elyhtak

      Just a few miles west of Leesburg is the nice little town of Hamilton, home of Planet Wayside, the original "Crummy But Good" joint.

      Right near the outlets as you head into downtown is a venerable locals' favorite, Johnson's Beef House. It's been on my list of places to try for a long time.

    2. Leesburg proper is only 5 minutes away from the outlets and is worth checking out. There are several restaurants, from casual to upscale, in town within a block or two of King and Market Streets and its a nice place to walk around. Thai, mexican, italian and a good ole American luncheonette are in the mix. There was a really nice little French bistro in town but it may not be there anymore. It's just been too long since I ate there to give you a reliable recommendation but I know that I would go there to eat before Applebees, McDonalds, etc, which is what you will see on Route 7 or 15. I wonder if the biker bar is still there on King Street (although they may all be yuppies by now). Look for the Harleys! ;-)

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      1. re: Ellen

        How would one get to Leesburg proper from the outlets? I'll be venturing out there this weekend. Thanks.

        1. re: elyhtak

          The outlets are just a few blocks east of downtown Leesburg. Just take any street (I think Market St. is one) on the other side of the Route 15 Bypass and it will funnel you into the very nice little downtown area.

      2. Another place not too far from Leesburg is the Purcellville Inn. They feature an upscale Italian restaurant but I always enjoyed the burgers and beer in the downstairs tavern after a long ride on the bike path. If you have the time it's worth the detour.


        1. Is the Tuscarora Mill still in Leesburg? My SO used to have a jazz gig there and the food was pretty decent, as I remember...

          1. I would suggest you take a pass on most of the places in downtown Leesburg. The are more atmosphere then food worthy. Not bad so much as blah. I would suggest you check out either:
            A) Giovannis New York Pizza.
            520 E Market St
            Leesburg, VA
            Located in a strip mall, from the outside this place looks pretty iffy, kinda chef boyardee-ish. Don't be fooled. Good pizza, great calzones. Good, fresh ingredients. Owned by a very friendly family.


            B) La Chozita Grill
            210 Loudoun St SE
            Leesburg, VA
            Good peruvian chicken place. Small and a little hard to find, It looks like someones house, the entrance and parking is in back. Tasty food and dirt cheap to boot.

            You can get good step by step driving directions from the outlet mall by going to and clicking on driving directions. HTH