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Solo chow for Thanksgiving?

elhuevogrande Nov 20, 2012 12:53 PM

I had a 5pm reservation at Bourbon Steak. It was going to be great. And then my dad cancelled on me.

So. . .where can I get good eats on Thursday, and not feel weird by myself?

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I'm in Annapolis, and will drive 1 hr in any direction, with the exception of Baltimore. I'm a big meat eater, but the only things I really can't stand are ramen and Pho. (Terrible foodie, I know.) Please, Chowhound, save me from Thanksgiving at the Double T Diner!

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  1. Dennis S RE: elhuevogrande Nov 20, 2012 03:43 PM

    Grace Garden in Odenton. Probably open but call ahead.

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      Vidute RE: Dennis S Nov 20, 2012 07:56 PM

      Grace Garden is closed for Thanksgiving.

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      Hal Laurent RE: elhuevogrande Nov 20, 2012 06:29 PM

      Why "with the exception of Baltimore"?

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        elhuevogrande RE: Hal Laurent Nov 21, 2012 12:03 PM

        Because I'm not the greatest driver/parker, and there isn't really an equivalent to the Metro where I can drop my car and take it in from the suburbs.

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        INDIANRIVERFL RE: elhuevogrande Nov 20, 2012 06:51 PM

        Call the Naval Academy. Ask to join them. Dress up in a Tux. I promise you will be impressed.

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          malveaux RE: elhuevogrande Nov 20, 2012 10:27 PM

          China Garden in Rosslyn will offer a Dim-sum menu on Thanksgiving. I've always found it to be a friendly format for solo dining. Get what you want and when you've had enough leave. I always prefer a table but you could make it work from a bar stool if you are aggressive in tracking the carts and pulling them over.

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            elhuevogrande RE: malveaux Nov 21, 2012 12:03 PM

            That's a great idea! It's been quite some time since I've had dim sum.

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            FrankJBN RE: elhuevogrande Nov 21, 2012 12:57 PM

            "where can I get good eats on Thursday, and not feel weird by myself?"

            Why wouldn't you feel weird at the Double T Diner?

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              elhuevogrande RE: FrankJBN Nov 21, 2012 01:12 PM

              There are sufficient numbers of odd people at the Annapolis Double T at any given time that I feel as though I blend in. The food, however, is not great. Not bad, but not good or interesting enough to merit going out for on a holiday. My best holiday meals give me a vague sense of accomplishment.

              Dim sum is at the top of my list, followed closely by that taco place in Hyattsville if it's open.

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