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Is There a Good "Meat and Three" in DC?

richarm1 May 10, 2007 07:01 AM

... or are we not far enough south?

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    bordeauxfan RE: richarm1 May 10, 2007 07:02 AM

    Head east over to Grasonville MD, about 10 minutes from the Bay Bridge on the Eastern Shore, and give Hollys Restaurant a try. It's a throwback to the 1950s/60s.

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      Elyssa RE: richarm1 May 10, 2007 07:23 AM

      Hank's Oyster Bar in the Dupont area has a "meat and 3" special each night. I actually haven't tried it because I almost always get the lobster roll but the person sitting next to me a few weeks ago got the short ribs and they looked delicious.

      (Btw I'm not from the South so I'm not too familar with this concept and Hank's is the only place I've seen it on the menu.)

      1. monkeyrotica RE: richarm1 May 10, 2007 07:48 AM


        Florida Avenue Grill does meat and three, and there are a few more candidates in rural MD/VA.

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          Elyssa RE: monkeyrotica May 10, 2007 08:10 AM

          Ok if you are looking for more of a diner, down home type place...then my suggestion probably doesn't fit. Does Ooohs and Ahhhs do a meat and 3? Seems like the type of place that might.

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            Steve RE: Elyssa May 10, 2007 12:10 PM

            Ooohs and Aahs does two sides, but the term is loose enough I believe to incorporate them. Any small town throughout the South would be lucky to have cooking as good as Oohs and Aahs. Do a serarch on this board for recs.

        2. monavano RE: richarm1 May 10, 2007 10:18 AM

          To keep in your tickler file is the opening of Michael Landrum's "A Place at the Table"; a "meat and three" restaurant which will be the complete metamorphasis of "Rays the Steaks" once the new restaurant space is completed. Currently, he offers a fixed price menu on Sundays in which partial proceeds from each meal goes to a charity.

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            nickdanger RE: richarm1 May 11, 2007 08:05 AM

            Slightly off the beaten path, try Saints Paradise Cafeteria Southern & Soul 601 M St NW, in the United House of Prayer annex. One day I'll get there for breakfast too.

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              Amy B. RE: nickdanger May 14, 2007 12:24 PM

              Saint's Paradise is worth the short walk from the Convention Center metro. We had great fried chicken, fried fish, mac and cheese and greens there with plenty of vinegar. Very friendly people at the cafeteria tables.

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