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Final plea for edible food near Quantico

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Jeserf Mar 3, 2008 03:46 PM

No one replied last time, and this coming weekend might be my last overnight near Quantico. Once my candidate is released, we'll probably head down rt 1 for a passable overnight crash pad.

I'd like to actually know where to take him for food.

He needs to eat - a lot - and last weekend we went to IKEA!!!

Help me!

is there anywhere in Stafford? Nearby? Indian? Thai? Heck, really good delivery pizza (that might even be more interesting than Ikea!)

I did a search, and nothing relatively new came up, so I figured I'd see if the urban sprawl has lead to better food.

Any assistance is appreciated. :)

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    wayne keyser RE: Jeserf Mar 3, 2008 06:28 PM

    Dixie Bones in Woodbridge?

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      Jeserf RE: wayne keyser Mar 4, 2008 03:27 AM

      he's a vegetarian. (I don't eat meat either, but I can always deal)
      I know, a vegetarian Marine...but he eats what they put in front of him at chow. I'd rather give him vegetarian options....but I hear it's decent there!

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      Jeserf RE: Jeserf Mar 4, 2008 08:25 AM

      I'm bumping this for self interest sake.

      Indian?
      Thai?

      anything besides swedish meatballs from ikea? <sob>

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        MrsWheatie RE: Jeserf Mar 4, 2008 09:52 AM

        I'm not too familiar with the area but know there have been posts on Potomac Mills and Woodridge. So you might try searching those and other areas nearby. Sorry couldn't be more helpful.

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          Jeserf RE: MrsWheatie Mar 4, 2008 09:59 AM

          ...i have, but nothing recent, really, has been posted.

          I guess it'll be a Fridays/Chilis/Flingers/Chatzkys type of mean...

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            amethiste RE: Jeserf Mar 4, 2008 11:05 AM

            I have not lived in that area for quite some time but I remember there was a Thai restaurant and a Vietnamese restaurant in the same shopping center as Outback accross from Potomac Mills. I think there is a Hard Times Cafe there as well. I hope that helps

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              Jeserf RE: amethiste Mar 4, 2008 11:14 AM

              I think I might try to see if My Karma will do take out...then we can bring it back to the hotel and watch movies on my laptop.

              because we're adults.

              But the reviews online for that place seem to be good, and it's not terribly far up Rt. 1, which is where the hotels off base are anyway

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                chowser RE: Jeserf Mar 4, 2008 11:30 AM

                I highly recommend My Karma for Indian food but it loses a lot in take out, especially the hot breads like Naan. In Woodbridge, in the Lowes shopping center in Abi Azteca, great authentic Mexican food. Service is slow; they do a huge take out business (so it might be a good thing to bring back w/ you to your hotel room). Along the PW corridor are a ton of the regular chain restaurants. Dixie Bones is hit or miss--definitely do not go if it's close to closing. The barbecue is dried out by then.

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                  Jeserf RE: chowser Mar 4, 2008 11:38 AM

                  Do you think My Karma would be busy early?

                  I usually snag my guy up from OCS around 3:30, so if we got there right when they open, would we be golden?

                  I think he'd like it.

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                    chowser RE: Jeserf Mar 4, 2008 02:39 PM

                    I'd be surprised if it were crowded. It can get bustling on some nights later but I haven't seen it really bad. If you went at 3:30, I'd guess it would be empty. It's pretty empty at lunch, too.

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                      Jeserf RE: chowser Mar 4, 2008 04:30 PM

                      it closes from...3-5, so I was thinking we'd aim for 5ish to avoid crowds.

                      the menu looks pretty rad, and the post review was "glowing"

                      If we go, i'll report back!

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        Furgs RE: Jeserf Mar 4, 2008 11:45 AM

        Taste of Tandoor in Woodbridge has many vegetarian items on the menu. I've never sampled the vegetarian fare, but the "meat-eaters" menu is quite good. It's located near Potomac Mills Mall on Smoketown Road, in the same shopping center as the aforementioned Abi Azteca. website: tasteoftandoor.com

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