Dinner in Woodbridge?
Hi y'all, I'm staying in Woodbridge near Potomac Mills tonight and tomorrow night. Do you have any suggestions for dinner? I know it's not a mecca for CH, so I'm not picky. Just something that's not chains and that's better than average. I'll be dining alone, all ethnicities welcome, budget of no more than $35.
Thanks so much!
Dixie Bones and Taste of Tandoor are both good choices close to the Mall.
Tim's River Shore is a crab shack down on the river. It's about a 15-minute drive from the Mall. The fried pickles alone are worth the trip. I usually go for the fried oysters. Nothin' fancy, think paper plates, etc., but the food is pretty good. I had a nice piece of fresh rock fish last time I was there. They have crabs too.
Miguel's Sante Fe cafe is also about 15 minutes away in Montclair one exit down 95 (Rt. 234 North). Really good chili-focused fresh-tasting New Mexican food. Good margaritas too.
Near PM proper, I like Taste of Tandoor in Woodbridge for basic Indian. Order off the menu. They do have a lunch buffet that's ok, but prepared dishes are best here.
Somewhat chow-ish is the new My Karma in Lorton, about 5 minutes up Route 1. Order from the "Indian Style Chinese" portion of the menu for something a bit different.
Both places are well within your budget and have websites.
If you're in the mood for southern food and bbq, you're in the right neck of the woods. Dixie Bones BBQ is an informal and cheap eats place that will offer a great selection of beef and pork and chicken que, along with the usual suspects of southern sides, done with care. You can find the very southern meat and two, or meat and three here.
I enjoy the pulled pork, mac and cheese (incredible), collard greens, and slaw. The catfish looked awesome also, although I haven't tried it yet.There is a small bar seating area, as well as tables. I think it'd be perfect at either for a single diner.