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MatthewDavid Nov 19, 2007 06:28 PM

Hiya Hounds!

Are there any 24 hour restaurants/cafes/diners etc anywhere near the Baltimore airport? Any genre of food is fine, but I do prefer local spots to chains.

Feel free to contact me off list.

Cheers,
~Matthew
matthewdavidmd@mac.com

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    venera RE: MatthewDavid Nov 19, 2007 09:50 PM

    HoneyBee diner on Rte 3. Never been there, but boy does it look interesting. Don't know if it's open 24 hours.

    Double T diner where Rte 2 and Mountain Rd (Rte 177) intersect is a locally owned chain. Greek owners, so in addition to the typical diner menu you can get gyros, greek salads, etc. Typical diner fare. They are definitely open 24 hours.

    Either place is a 10-25 min drive from BWI, depending on traffic.

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      Warthog RE: venera Nov 20, 2007 04:54 AM

      HoneyBee is on RT. 2, not RT 3. It's on the west side of RT 2 (AKA Ritchie Highway), and a few hundred feet north of the intersection with Georgia Avenue NW, IIRC. It's closer than the DoubleT, but less extensive menu. I believe it's also 24/7/365, but perhaps somebody who's a regular can verify.

      From my admittedly limited experience, I'd say the quality level is roughly equivalent between the Honey Bee and the Mountain Road Double T, other than the comparative menu size. The only other difference is that if you're really tired, the Double Ts are usually more brightly lit inside, which might help fend off a tendency to nod off after a long trip.

      I'm assuming you're a traveller, not a local, and if that's the case, you may want to specify the area that you will ultimately end up in. For example, if you're heading to the someplace on the west side of the Baltimore beltway, the Double T on Rt 40 just outside the beltway is further from BWI than the Mountain Road location, but the total BWI-food-sleep mileage might end up being shorter.

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      jkosnett RE: MatthewDavid Nov 20, 2007 02:47 AM

      Matthew-- The Double T as mentioned above is one of the best diners anywhere, and shouldn't be hard to find... if you need directions write again.

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        Warthog RE: MatthewDavid Nov 20, 2007 05:00 AM

        Another thought for somebody familiar with the specific area to confirm or deny. There's a new cluster of development on the west side of 97 at 174. Is there anything in there that might be a candidate? I don't travel 174 much, so my only glimpse of that development work has been the view from 97 as I've driven by. If there is something in there, it might be closer to BWI than either the Honey Bee or the Double T.

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          AlyKen RE: Warthog Nov 20, 2007 05:38 AM

          Right now, the only things there are a Kohls, Lowes, Chik Fil A, Shoppers, Quiznos, Chevy Chase Bank, Shell Station and a Hair Cuttery. There may be a local place right across 174 from the Shoppers, but I don't think it's open 24 hours.

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          pmody RE: MatthewDavid Nov 20, 2007 10:08 AM

          I absolutely adore the honeybee diner. It is 24/7/365. My parents live somewhat close by, in Severna Park, and my brothers and I go pretty often when we're home over the holidays. One of my brothers prefers Double T, but I'm not as huge of a fan. I find the food and service to be pretty bad. It's not like honeybee is a 5 star diner with amazing food, but I find it to be a lot more charming than the double t.

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            chowsearch RE: pmody Nov 20, 2007 10:55 AM

            there are two DoubleT's "on Rt. 40 outside the Beltway", one east and one west, both adequate. But if you tell us what day and where you're heading, there are other overnight places, like Blue Moon in Baltimore's Fells Point which is open weekend overnights, and there are some very early opens like Frank's Diner in Jessup for truckers and Jimmy's and Theresa's in Fells Point for the tugboat guys.

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            Warthog RE: MatthewDavid Nov 25, 2007 08:29 AM

            Where'd you end up dining, and were you pleased with your choice?

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              MatthewDavid RE: Warthog Dec 1, 2007 10:40 AM

              Thanks for the info all! I dined at Honeybee on the way in and Double T on the way back. I didn't care for Honeybee, but I think I just ordered the wrong thing (veal cutlet). The veal was terrible, and the vegetables were pretty bland. Double T I played it safe with a burger and fries and a shake, which were good.

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              MatthewDavid RE: MatthewDavid Dec 18, 2008 04:24 PM

              DULLES AIRPORT TONIGHT!! - Probably need to get to the Dulles airport by 5am tomorrow morning, so looking for something open 24 hours, preferably near Dulles.

              I doubt I will get a response right away, but I am taking the same route back. I am coming back Monday night, January 5th around 10pm. I will drive into DC if I have to for something amazing.

              This is the route Mapquest is taking me:
              10: Merge onto US-15 S via EXIT 5B toward GETTYSBURG (Crossing into MARYLAND). 68.4 mi
              11: Take the US-15 S/ US-340 W exit toward LEESBURG/ CHARLES TOWN. 0.1 mi
              12: Merge onto US-15 S/ US-340 W. 4.6 mi
              13: Merge onto US-15 S via the exit on the LEFT toward LEESBURG (Crossing into VIRGINIA). 17.2 mi
              14: Stay STRAIGHT to go onto US-15 BYP S/ LEESBURG BYP. 3.6 mi
              15: Merge onto VA-267 E/ DULLES GREENWAY toward DULLES AIRPORT/ WASHINGTON (Portions toll). 12.4 mi
              16: Merge onto VA-28 S/ SULLY RD via EXIT 9A toward DULLES AIRPORT/ CENTREVILLE. 1.2 mi

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                Dennis S RE: MatthewDavid Dec 18, 2008 04:59 PM

                Amphora in Herndon. You're coming from the North. What you'd do is take the toll road East toward DC from Dulles (or the Greenway, just don't go to Dulles). First exit in is Herndon - Elden Street. Take it, make a left at bottom of the ramp. Go maybe a mile but probably not that far. It's on the right. It's just a tad hidden off the road, but if you miss it and see the 7-11, take an immediate right (Alabama Drive) and take what I think is the first right, and that will take you in by the second in-road to it.

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                  Dennis S RE: Dennis S Dec 18, 2008 05:19 PM

                  It's after you pass Herndon Pkwy, but just before Alabama Drive. I think you will see the 7-11 - it should be right before that, but down a little drive.

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                    MatthewDavid RE: Dennis S Dec 19, 2008 07:51 AM

                    Thanks! I had called the bakery last night, did not realize there was a restaurant as well. I will hit it on the way back.
                    http://www.amphoragroup.com/

                    This morning, at 4am, I went to Ye Chon in Annandale:
                    http://www.yechonrestaurant.com/

                    It was a feast fit for a king, though I barely made it through 1/3 of my entrees. The kimche was not the best I have had, but good. Overall I should have asked the food to be spicier; I asked for spicy, but maybe they thought I couldn't take it. =) The food came out almost all at once. Appetizer #1 was Gyoza (fried dumpling) and was good, and I am pretty sure all vegetable. Appetizer #2 was shrimp tempura, which was a little better than average, but it became a little too much fried for the morning, so only ate one and a half. Korean BBQ was Daeji Bul Gogi (marinated pork in "spicy" sauce, but again not spicy enough). Wrapped it in a lettuce with rice and the sauce and gobbled up.

                    Overall a great way to start the morning! I will try Amphora on the way back on the evening of January 5th.

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