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About Old Angler's Inn

A most charming dining spot, the Old Angler's Inn has been immortalized in countless Washington D.C. novels as a romantic winter getaway, sitting before the fireplace and perusing the menu. It is equally glorious in the summer when the main action moves to the incomparable terrace.

10801 MacArthur Blvd.
Potomac, MD 20854
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Beer Garden

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday- Sunday: 11:30pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday-Friday 5:30-9:30 pm - Saturday: 5:00pm -10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Happy Hour: 4:30-6:30pm Monday-Friday
Bar: Monday- Sunday open to 1:30 am or to last guest whichever occurs first :)

Cross Street:
Brickyard

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 299-9097

Website:
http://www.oldanglersinn.com/

Entertainment:
Happy Hour 1/2 priced drinks and food. Fantastic sounds....great food and drink....casual fare .

Periodic live music

Catering:
Let Old Anglers cater your next event. We will make your next party, whether it is a casual affair or formal an event to remember. We offer over 50 years experience that is reflected in every aspect of what we do. Call our main number 301.299.9097 and speak with our event planner. We accommodate most any budget. If you are having a small event or a large event we will provide the intimacy that is unmatched.

Parking Details:
Gravel parking lot in a country setting.
Periodic complimentary valet

Executive Chef:
Maria

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Having a special event? No better spot in Washington then the Old Anglers Inn. 8 acres of beautiful grounds right across from the Potomac river. During the winter Old Anglers is perfect with our roaring REAL fire place and old world feel.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

It's always "romance" at Old Angler's. Join us on Valentine's Day and celebrate your love for one another. 3-course perfect romantic dinner for just the 2 of you! Let us do what we know best.....bring romance to your night. $95 p.p.

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Private Dining

Let Old Angler's Inn host your event in style. We offer many different venues and can create an atmosphere and menus that will meet your every expectation. We cater both lite fare events, cocktail parties and sit down dining experiences. Perfect for any occasion!

Old Angler's Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (50)
Special Occasion (47)
Great for Outdoor Dining (41)
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Good for Anniversaries (41)
Good for a Date (40)
Worth the Drive (35)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Cozy (32)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Scenic View (24)
Great for Lunch (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Authentic (14)
Seasonal (14)
Great for Brunch (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Casual (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Fun (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Business Meals (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Live Music (2)
Waterfront (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Was given a romantic table as requested. However, in an almost empty restaurant we were placed near the only other busy tables, one that was very loud with a lot of vulgar language. Put a bit of a damper on the romantic intent of the evening.

However, I would go back and recommend this to others. Hopefully our next experience will be better.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was excellent but the restaurant ran out of decaf coffee and sat us at a table we didn’t like and claimed they couldn’t move us but it appears that they could have. They forgot to put a candle on my friend’s dessert for her birthday.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food in a cozy setting!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Onion soup was fabulous, lamb outstanding and duck delicious

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Had nice opportunity to have dinner with my daughter and everything was just lovely!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

There are good things and some less so. The food and service was good. We had the creative crab cakes and calamari. The cakes were almost 100% crab meat. Tasty but a little dry as it was from the back fin rather than lump meat. The spinach and apricot puree was interesting. The calamari slowed down the service as we requested marinara rather than the sweet Thai chili sauce. That dish worked out well for us. Of particular interest in that it significantly improved out impression of the service was that the bottle of wine we ordered was out of stock. The server offered another which was a Sauvignon Blanc priced $14 higher for the price of the bottle ordered.

If you want a moderate noise level, request the upstairs dining room. Downstairs is adjacent to the bar and very noisy. Access to the upstairs is via an iron very tight spiral which may be a challenge for some. The parking lot could be better marked and lit.

On our way out we were given a $30 discount coupon for use in the following 30 days.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We arrived on a very cold night. The heat in the restaurant was turned way up. It was uncomfortably warm. Overall the food was very good. We had dinner for four for $140. I chose a salad for $14.00 along with my regular dinner. I never should have picked such an expensive salad. I should have split one with my husband. The final bill was more than I expected.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great service, so friendly. Absolutely love how cozy this place is!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

There is clearly a change in kitchen, the entrees were incredible, very much a material improvement over prior recent visits.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We used a Living Social deal, which was a great bargain. The staff was attentive and not fussy. The menu was extensive enough to have several good choices for my dining partner and me, but not so long that it was overwhelming. My partner had the scallops. He was disappointed in the vegetable puree they came with. I had the cioppino - delicious, spicy, five big shrimp, half a dozen tiny scallops, and nine mussels. I couldn't finish it.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Have dined outdoors several times but this was the first winter indoor experience. It was a blustery day but inside the fire was roaring and the logs crackling. The menu offered many comfort, take the chill off selections. We all chose something different to eat and we all agreed we made excellent choices. We were very pleased with the service provided by our happy waiter. All in all, a great way to enjoy lunch with friends on a winters day.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went for a special dinner to celebrate a friend's birthday and New Year's Eve. They weren't quite prepared for the night. Service was definitely not worth the 100 a person we paid. Will be a while before we give this place another try. Food was good was the only saving grace or we would have probably left after the first course.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a lovely New Year's Eve dinner. The food, atmosphere and service was outstanding.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went there for New Years Eve dinner, it was a fixed price menu with 4 entrees. You would think with that few choices they would nail it, but they didn't. The food was cold, overcooked, and bland, except for the over salted Haddock. The server staff was very rude. They were understaffed so everything was extremely slow, and we didn't get anywhere close to the right amount of attention to the table. We spent over $570 for the four of us and would have been better served by getting a really nice bottle of wine and ordering in Chinese. I won't be going back.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2017

EXCELLENT !!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This is a restaurant in an old inn, just across River Rd. from the Potomac River and Great Falls Park trails. Great place to eat after a long cold-weather hike. Cozy fireplace and romantic setting. We dined for lunch, which we prefer as cheaper and more laid back relative to dinner here. The salmon BLT was delicious, as was croque madame sandwich.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was delicious but felt a bit like cattle during this prix fixe holiday evening. Courses were very rushed and wasn't asked if I wanted another glass of wine, my empty glass was just swooped away.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

For dinner on Christmas Day the Inn was grossly overbooked. My companion and I arrived precisely at 6:00 pm, the time we had booked for. We were told that a table would be ready "in five minutes." We stood for ten minutes or so in a crowded doorway with freezing air blowing in on us. Then we were told that there was a table in a room upstairs, up a flight of "four stairs." We accepted that. We were not told that the stairs were outdoors and that there were many more than four. Further, when the door to the room was opened after we were seated, freezing air blew in on us there too. We were served without undue delay, and the first two courses were reasonably good, although not worth anything like what was charged. But the delay with the dessert was so long that my companion's back began to ache. There was a further delay in bringing our check, so that we could finally leave.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Awful. Walked out before even ordering. Had a reservation...but, still, 15-20 minute wait at the door and another 30 minutes (at least) just to get water at the table. Surly waiter. Mediocre menu. Restaurant was so PACKED with tables on Christmas, it felt like a fire hazard! NO WAY I can believe the Fire Marshall has approved that many tables/people for that space. SO disappointing because the front patio of the restaurant was ADORABLE! Take a picture and go eat somewhere else. The inside of this place was BEYOND horrible.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Never disappoints! There for Christmas dinner and it was exceptional. One person in our party needed assistance and the people at the Inn were just amazing in assisting him to and from the car. Highly recommend Anglers Inn!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The new Chef Scott is awesome, visited the Dining Room twice to see how all of the guests were enjoying their meals.... First time in my 25 years of visiting there to have that happen

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Maybe I am not used to fancy dining. Went for Christmas dinner. Felt the valet & coat check was unnecessary. The main course - salmon - was really fishy and disappointing.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The hostess Seating gave best impression. We’d reserved online noting preference for window table. Lo and behold, we arrived to a full house but our window table was waiting for us. Food was excellent except for the pate for which the portion was very small. The price was higher than we expected, but, for Christmas Day lunch, perhaps at market price

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went for christmas eve dinner. Restaurant is very charming. Since it was a holiday, the restaurant offered a 3 course special menu with a fixed price. There was a variety to choose from for each course so everyone in our party found something to please them. The cocktails were good, the food was flavorful and the staff was very friendly and attentive, and the ambience was very warm and inviting. Overall, it was a great way to spend Xmas eve. The only inconvenience was that our table was located on the second floor and I had to negotiate a very narrow spiral staircase to reach it. Since I was walking with a cane after recent knee surgery it was a little bothersome but still doable. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We booked a fireside table for Christmas Eve at 6:45 and it went off with out a hitch seating wise ! Lovey decorations, super service , fun cocktails etc. Our waiter was very funny and attentive. The only thing that would put us off for another holiday reservation would prefix price also being used for children.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We have been here before and this time the service was awful. Our friends meal was served cold--they sent it back. 20 minutes later they got their meal but we were done. we could not get water, bread, etc. the waiter never apologized for the meal being served cold. and then we heard from no one. We spoke to the manager and he was ok but really did not offer up anything to take away from the experience. It was expensive for such poor service....

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was very good, unfortunately the young waiter was cocky and inattentive. Service very disappointing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Fantastic evening with a group of 12. Lovely table near the fireplace. Great food and wonderful service. A very special evening celebrating the holiday season!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Service was very slow. Food undercooked

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We all ordered the rock fish. Fortunately, we ordered delicious acorn squash soup before the entree. Unfortunately, the delicious, well prepared rock fish came on a plate by itself (medium size) on a few pieces of spinach (hidden under the fish)--that's it. For the price, the plate should have added a potato or additional food--the dish was VERY MEAGER. I also noticed that our waiter supplied the table next to us with bread--we were offered none--the bread would have helped fill us somewhat. Honestly, I was hungry after a fairly expensive meal! Sitting by the lovely fireplace with very attentive staff not to mention the beautiful drive to the inn was very nice. They simply need to offer more food for the price--a lonely piece of med size rock fish on a few pieces of spinach, although very delicious, was also very disappointing. You should not leave an expensive meal hungry! Also, offer bread to everyone especially if you serve super small portions!

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We made the reservation because there were numerous slots available on Open table but we were still made to wait 15 minutes to be seated. Staff were friendly and the place has a quaint, cozy colonial inn feel( meaning it’s small). Nice outdoor dining area with a fire pit but it was too cold to sit outside. Food was hit or miss. DO NOT GET THE CEASAR SALAD- it was a sorry looking plate of lettuce, a few croutons and dressing . The Mussels were good, Angus burger was ok but came with soggy fries. Overall a nice place with mediocre food and the worst Caesar Salad you will ever see.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

There are times you have a meal in a restaurant that is so perfect, you reach Nirvana. That's me tonight at the Old Anglers' Inn. We found out later in the evening that they have a new (wonderful) young chef who just moved to the area..
I started with the seared fois gras with a lingonberry sauce and toast points. The waiter persuaded me to have a glass of sauterne to accompany the dish. It was an excellent combination, although I think Pedro Ximenez sherry would have been even better.
My rack of lamb may very well have been the best I've ever eaten, tender, moist, and sweet. It came with lovely asparagus spears and potatoes au gratin. Yum!
My husband was equally satisfied with his French onion soup and succulent bronzino.
We didn't get a chance to order dessert as the waiter came out with a complementary creme brulee for my birthday, a perfect rendition, and two spoons so my husband and I could share.
So between the perfect meal and the superb service I feel exceedingly well taken care of and deeply grateful..

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Suggest getting black napkins too
White lint is not attractive on black pants

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Mentioned it was a 65th birthday celebration in my reservation, but we were disappointed that there was no recogniton made of it. Appetizers were outstanding, entrees were good; dessert very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

New chef came out to talk to visitors .. nice touch as we lingered over coffee

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2017

meal was very nice, wedge salad was excellent, duck and swordfish were very good, no dessert
lower level with cozy log fireplace burning, had not been for several years, we were impressed

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Had a wonderful Sunday evening pre-Christmas Dinner with family. Enjoyed the evening so much! Great food and we could talk to each other. A true dining experience. Kudos to the GM. We will be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Everything was lovely at the restaurant but through this system my reservation was cancelled. That caused anxiety and a number of calls and messages to the restaurant. I did not cancel but your system screwed up.

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Wonderful lunch by the fireplace on a snowy December day! We split 5 courses and a bottle of wine. Everything was delicious -- Duck confit salad, eggplant parmesan, mushroom pasta, swordfish steak, key lime dessert. Lovely setting, attentive service, we were there for 3 hours. Will go back again next year.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Intimate, old-world charm. Lovely in the winter with lights and a real fireplace. Lovely in warmer weather when you can sit outdoors around the fountain with music in background. A special place for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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