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Nov 21, 2013 06:29 AM

Thanksgiving near Air & Space at Dulles?

We're using this Thanksgiving to go the Smithsonian's Air & Space Museum near Dulles. We heard the Smithsonian was open - and we've yet to see it, so it seems like as good a time as any!

We are going to get hungry during the day and while we do NOT need a fancy Thanksgiving dinner, we would like to eat. Does anyone know of a good (not terribly expensive) restaurant that will be open out that way on Thanksgiving day? Thanks for any help!

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  1. It's a good bet that either Szechuan Village or 100 Degree would be open - good Sichuan either way (at SV order off the menu, not the buffet).

    I wonder if Amphora in Herndon would be open.

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    1. re: Dennis S

      Our last meal at SV (off the menu) was not so good. It seemed like the B Team was in the kitchen, which could be the case on Turkey Day. Have not been back to 100 Degree since a mediocre meal there a few months ago.

      Another Chinese option in the area is Taste @ Hong Kong.

      Good call on Amphora -- open and with some T'giving specials in addition to their massive regular menu (which contains both hits and misses, as we all know).

    2. There is also Mimi's in sterling. they are doing a thanksgiving dinner. They are also taking reservations so I don't know if that would be a problem. There turkey is good, I get it at other times.

      1. The place I'm about to recommend isn't in the immediate vicinity of the Dulles Air and Space, but it's about 15 minutes east in McLean. Historically, Kazan's restaurant has had a large poster on display at the restaurant advertising its Thanksgiving menu. My memory tells me that the offerings included goose and beef in addition to turkey. There's no mention of this typical Thanksgiving spread on the web site so you might want to give the restaurant a call to confirm.


        Phone: 703.734.1960

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        1. re: Indy 67

          That is a really good restaurant.

        2. Thanks, everyone! i really appreciate the help!

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          1. re: keerstn

            Amazing museum, you can easily spend half a day there.

          2. Adding in the Wine Kitchen in Leesburg.

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            1. re: ktmoomau

              I never went there. I think I'll try it.