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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.
Potomac, MD 20854
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 :)
$30 and under
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Happy Hour 1/2 priced drinks and food. Fantastic sounds....great food and drink....casual fare .
Periodic live music
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.
Gravel parking lot in a country setting.
Periodic complimentary valet
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
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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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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....
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!
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.
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..
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.
My experience was prompted since my daughter was proposed-to here, and I went to get gift-card for their anniversary... such a deal!... but the ensuing KeystoneCops was what sealed the deal: they couldn't find any cards!!... so all the waitstaff was looking and then the OWNER introduced himself... we shared stories... they found cards... I bought one for US...
Dinner was NOT "cheap" but was VERY good!.. and my waiter was on the money!...
NICE PLACE... we'll be back
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