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Dreaded IAD overnight: where to eat nearby?

Wien Dec 4, 2008 05:42 AM

Stranded for overnight at Dulles and looking for food options nearby this Sunday night....any suggestions?

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  1. Bob W RE: Wien Dec 4, 2008 07:07 AM

    will you have a car? If so, there are many, many options including outstanding ethnic -- Afghan, Thai, Chinese, etc -- plus more "fine dining" type places.

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      nickdanger RE: Wien Dec 4, 2008 08:21 AM

      Would be helpful to know where you will be. Herndon and Reston have many choices.

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        Wien RE: Wien Dec 4, 2008 12:15 PM

        Best Western in Sterling, no car, but presumably cabs or shuttle available. The closer the better after a long flight.

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          chowsearch RE: Wien Dec 5, 2008 07:09 AM

          The reality is you're probably limited to what you can get to using hotel shuttles, others more local could chime in about what that could yield.

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            Jason1 RE: chowsearch Dec 5, 2008 07:55 AM

            There's a Sweetwater Tavern in Sterling that might be close to your hotel. We usually stop by when flying out of Dulles. Others may disagree, but I really like their food and beer.

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              Bob W RE: Jason1 Dec 5, 2008 11:26 AM

              Sweetwater is a solid choice.

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                xdcx RE: Jason1 Dec 5, 2008 11:41 AM

                it's not going to be that close so you'd have to cab it or take a shuttle to dulles town center and walk a decent amount.

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              dpan RE: Wien Dec 5, 2008 11:03 AM

              There's always the Wegmans up Rt. 28 about a mile away. You can do the salad and food bar, or get a meal in one of their sit down stations in the seafood section.

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                baloo RE: dpan Dec 5, 2008 11:05 AM

                Yes, definitely try Wegmans. They have a lot of variety and the sit down options are good too.

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                xdcx RE: Wien Dec 5, 2008 11:44 AM

                unfortunately where you're staying is kind of a wasteland unless you like data centers. your closest thing would be wegmans. or taking a cab to thai by thai or sweetwater.

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                  Aphioni RE: xdcx Dec 5, 2008 11:58 AM

                  the Wegmans plaza now has Pei Wei, cheeburger Cheeburger, Z pizza and a few other restaurants, nothing FOODIE-worthy though... just down the street though, less than a mile away is a plaza with 5 guys burgers, excellent, Cafe Rumi- Sandwiches, gelato, fresh baked goods- EXCELLENT, Sorrento Grill, very good Medditerranean Kabobs and such... and Otani, Japanese steakhouse ans sushi- also quite good! Maybe a shuttle would service the plaza since it's pretty close!

              3. Meg RE: Wien Dec 5, 2008 12:05 PM

                Take a cab to Reston Town Center and go to Passion Fish. Search the board for reviews.

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                  Wien RE: Meg Dec 5, 2008 12:30 PM

                  As a first-time poster, I am impressed and grateful for all suggestions. Truly a useful and beneficial service.

                2. chaofun RE: Wien Dec 5, 2008 01:01 PM

                  If you can get out to Taste of Burma in Sterling, please do. It is my favorite when I am out there.

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                    mange2te RE: chaofun Aug 2, 2009 05:18 PM

                    We had a great meal at Taste of Burma tonight---wonderful "Rangoon Night Market Noodles", fried yellow Burmese tofu (our children said it was a bit like french fries), harvest spring rolls and green curry vegetables. Decor is nice. Service was by what I can only assume is the teen/early 20ish children of the proprietors---so VERY laid back. Great food--delicious.

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                    pokerfood RE: Wien Dec 5, 2008 07:25 PM

                    Sweetwater - you will not be dissapointed! If you can get to Reston Town Center, Sweetwater's brand new sister restaurant Jackson's is awsome. Also at Reston TC I would hit Mon Ami Gabi. Enjoy.

                    1. chaofun RE: Wien Sep 3, 2009 10:23 AM

                      Additional update to this post, Windy City Red hots. They are a cart that does Chicago style dogs and italian beef. Solid stuff. http://www.windycityredhots.com/

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                        makisushi RE: chaofun Sep 3, 2009 11:06 AM

                        I would recommend NOT going to Windy City, they close down at 5pm and you can't sit down to eat.. It would be a waste of a cab to drive out to ashburn and back to pick up a hot dog.

                        I always leave Sweetwater happy, but the Wegman's Store area is much closer to you.

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