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Mar 3, 2008 03:46 PM

Final plea for edible food near Quantico

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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    1. re: wayne keyser

      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!

    2. I'm bumping this for self interest sake.


      anything besides swedish meatballs from ikea? <sob>

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      1. re: Jeserf

        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.

        1. re: MrsWheatie

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

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

          1. re: Jeserf

            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

            1. re: amethiste

              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

              1. re: Jeserf

                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.

                1. re: chowser

                  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.

                  1. re: Jeserf

                    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.

                    1. re: chowser

                      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!

      2. 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: