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Jan 5, 2009 10:23 AM

Market Inn in SW to close

I wasn't a fan of the food, except maybe the crab soup, but this is sad. One less dining choice in Southwest.

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  1. I had a farewell lunch there last month with my in-laws and others who had been going there since the early '60s. Yes, the food was nothing special -- and I was disappointed that they had discontinued the turtle soup -- but what a bit of time travel. I hope the Library of Congress got in there with the Historic Buildings Survey cameras.

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    1. re: Bill on Capitol Hill

      The turtle soup at Acadiana is pretty tasty. Matter of fact, I think it's the ONLY place in DC that still sells the stuff. I was disappointed that Bookbinders didn't sell it.

      And like Orleans House, everything in Market Inn will get auctioned at Hope I can afford one of them nekkid lady pictures to classy up the rumpus room.

      1. re: Bill on Capitol Hill

        I liked the Oyster Club Sandwich - fried oysters with bacon on toast with the usual let/tom/etc. One of those "why hasn't anybody else ever made this?" kind of things.

        Yeah, considering that Maryland makes a deal out of Terrapin Soup, why isn't it on menus anywhere in town?

        That's three places we've lost this year. AV's, Sarris's, now the Market Inn.
        Soon we'll be left with nothing but frou-frou antiseptic places serving chocolate martinis.
        When the Tune Inn closes, I'm outta here.

        1. re: MakingSense

          Tune Inn's still going strong, fortunately. I've been doing my part to infect my kids with a love of classic, greasy DC dives.

        2. re: Bill on Capitol Hill

          Market Inn auction site is now online. Mostly antique photos, but there are some decent restaurant supplies available.

          Some of the nude paintings are definitely NSFW though.