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jujew44 Aug 21, 2008 12:35 PM

A good southern girl, I'm in search of some really great fried green tomatoes. The last I had, at Georgia Brown's, were NOT good... any hot tips? THANKS!

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    laststandchili Oct 3, 2011 01:35 PM

    Firestones Culinary Tavern in Frederick.

    Was in on a Saturday last month and the wife ordered their crab cake "sandwich." The cake was sandwiched between two exceptional FGTs.

    1. fishie Oct 3, 2011 12:51 PM

      Market lunch in Eastern Market

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        AmyMarie1 Oct 4, 2011 09:13 AM

        I just looked at the Yelp reviews for the fried green tomatoes at Market Lunch at Eastern Market - wow. Those are fabulous reviews. Will try to make it this weekend.

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        Market Lunch
        225 7th St SE Ste 12, Washington, DC 20003

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        AmyMarie1 Oct 3, 2011 07:51 AM

        I'm also a fried green tomato junkie. Our favorites, in order, are: Restaurant 3 in Clarendon, Overwood in Alexandria, Eatonville in DC, and Lightfoot Restaurant in Leesburg, VA. Also, Arlington Rooftop in Arlington, VA has them, but they've been kind of iffy there - sometimes using red tomatoes! Circa Bistro has a pretty good "tex-mex" version on their current menu. Now sure how long they'll last,

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        Overwood
        220 N Lee St, Alexandria, VA 22314

        Eatonville Restaurant
        2121 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

        Restaurant 3
        2950 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

        1. KWynn Aug 22, 2008 01:33 PM

          This was a while ago (probably 1-2 years) but I remember the fried green tomatoes at B.Smiths being quite tasty...

          1. ktmoomau Aug 22, 2008 10:52 AM

            When Majestic has them, they are really good.

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              mmusiker Aug 22, 2008 06:17 AM

              I went for the extended restaurant week at Circle Bistro on Wednesday night. For a first course they are offering fried green tomatoes topped with shrimp in a remoulade sauce and mache. Three large slices of fried green tomato and the shrimp were really fresh and sweet. Great dish. Huge portion.

              1. monavano Aug 22, 2008 05:04 AM

                The fried green tomatoes at Southside 815 in Old Town are $4.50....I was in the mood to split some wings last night when I ate there, but I think I'm going to have to try them for that price!!
                www.houndstoothgourmet.com

                1. monavano Aug 21, 2008 02:06 PM

                  Overwood in Old Town does a really nice version.
                  http://theoverwood.com/Menu.html

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                    SheriS Aug 22, 2008 04:53 AM

                    I second Overwood. They are very good.

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                    Adam23 Aug 21, 2008 01:23 PM

                    I had some ridiculously good fried green tomatoes last night at Circle Bistro that were topped with shrimp.

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                      crackers Aug 21, 2008 02:01 PM

                      They were on the menu at the Narrows Monday night as one of the available sides. I dipped them in the tasty tartar sauce that came with the crab cakes. Dee-licious! Exit 41 at Kent Narrows heading easterly.

                      my review: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/391445

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                        cleveland park Aug 22, 2008 06:55 AM

                        I had the green tomatoes with shrimp at circle bistro and they were awesome. I think i also may have had the best soft shell of this season here too.

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                        bordeauxfan Aug 21, 2008 12:54 PM

                        I like the rendition at the Narrows in Kent Narrows, just off Route 50 on the other side of the Bay Bridge. And others on this board rave about their crab cakes!

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