A friend is visiting from Egypt and told me that he has heard of a combination restaurant and antique store and would like to go there. I don’t know of such an establishment and was wondering if anyone might know of one?
If his information is more than ten years old, he may have heard of Evans Farm Inn but it's been gone for several years, now home of $million townhouses.
There is a soda fountain in an antique store in Garrett County, Md called Englander's that serves breakfast and lunch...
Hmmm perhaps could they have been mistaken for something like cracker barrel or such that has like a "store" in it?
At one time, there was a place like this in Silver Spring. It has long been closed. Gillian Clark (Colorado Kitchen) bought the place and is trying to get it re-opened but I don't think it is going to be open for some time yet. I can't think of any other place that meets his description. Can you get any more detail from him, such as "in the city" or "in the suburbs?" Also, if you want to venture up to Laurel, there is a big antiques mall - some junk, some good quality - called Savage Mill. The Ram's Head has a place there. Up in Ellicott City, there are several blocks of antiques and cutesy-stuff shops, with several restaurants sprinkled among them. At one end of town is Tersiguel's, country french. Very popular, though I don't like it at all. I've had four meals there, and they ranged from mostly mediocre to occasionally dreadful (burnt food served). But I may just have had lots of bad luck, because the place has been there for years and is very popular.
Possibly The Mansion on O Street. I haven't been in awhile but the art and furnishings were usually for sale. It's run sort of as a private club, by appointment, for events, but open to the public. They'll do meals for as few as two people or large gatherings.
One of the more unusual places in Washington. Great place for an interesting party.