Tuscarora Mill

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Tuscarora Mill, the cornerstone of Market Station, has been serving fine food & wine to its guests since 1985. Originally an operating grain mill, Tuscarora Mill has maintained the rustic interior & charm of the mill. Chef Patrick Dinh’s seasonal menus use the freshest of local produce. Signature dishes include Sesame Roasted Salmon, Roasted Lamb Chops & Portuguese-style Rockfish. To compliment the menu, Tuscarora Mill has an impressive wine list, winner of the Wine Spectacular Award of Excellence for the past 10 years. The in-house bakery, SouthStreet Under, prepares savory breads & decadent desserts daily. Affectionately known to the locals as Tuskie’s, this finer eatery also sports a relaxing bar, serving 22 beers on tap & a café menu. Whether it is a romantic dinner, a casual lunch or a corporate function, Tuscarora Mill will surely exceed your expectations.
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W
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. This place is a gem.

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RH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice lunch!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, beautiful location

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JC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. Menu was pretty varied with many selections for varied tastes. The place was a bit noisy but expectedly so for a busy Saturday night. It was our 45th wedding anniversary and all of the staff recognized us for it. A very enjoyable evening.

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JR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved our experience at Tuscarora Mill and we loved our server Ken. He was absolutely outstanding. The only bad part of our experince was while we were waiting to be seated at our table (which we did not mind doing at all, but we were a bit in the way because of where our table was situated) there was another server who came up to us and quite rudely in voice tone and overly pained facial expression said, "EXCUSE ME I HAVE CUSTOMERS COMING THROUGH HERE". I almost just walked out of the restaurant right then. We were also customers and I felt this was very poorly executed on his part. He should have recognized that we were also customers and either seated us immediately at the nearest table or done pretty much anything other than he did. He was from I think Brooklyn or Queens and had a very classic NYC rudeness quality, but I'll tell you something I don't like dealing with that when I'm not in NYC. We will definitely be back, but I REALLY hope you guys tell this server to clean up his act ASAP or let him move on.

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MA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I have been to this restaurant before three or four times during the past few years and had better experiences. My fish was a little overdone and the selection left little for the chicken-only crowd. I also note that one of the mixed martini drinks was too heavy on the sour mix. That said, we had a party of six and the bison steak was notably great. My wife did as usual and ordered a medley of side dishes and they were all fantastic as well. This rating comes out to about 3.5 where I intend to come back again and see the more typical solid 4 to 4.5.

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DM
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and servers were outstanding. The dining room was a little noisy but overall a wonderful dinner.

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LB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Food is sub par for the price. Service was good. Wine list was nice

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q
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined for birthday celebration for a party of 3 at 6:30. Our party was seated on the outer edge of the main dining area (quieter and more intimate).

Red sangria - 3 out of 5 stars
Caesar salad - 3 out of 5 stars (overall delicious, knocked off stars due to the lettuce was brown/wilted)
Mac & cheese - 5 out 5 stars (rich in flavor)
Brussel sprouts - 5 out 5 stars (soft)

Waiter was bubbly and super friendly (I didn't catch his name, but he's a great addition to the TM staff)!

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EP
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always LOVE our experience there!! We go for special occasions and it is perfect each time!

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LV
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is very creative, fresh, and correct temperature. Megan our wait person, was superb, she recited the specials for lunch, each of us ordered, my guest the chicken salad and I the Rockfish. Have eaten here many times, never a bad experience. In fact chosen Tuscies to cater my daughter's wedding this May.

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k
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Visiting leesburg from new jersey. DISAPPOINTED TREMENDOUSLY. Did not sit us where requested. One main meal was so hot had to wait to cool. Other two meals were luke warm. Pork ragu with pasta in mushroom sauce was chunks of overcooked pork and greasy sauce. Did not have the energy to deal with returning.This restaurant and one other are advertised as the two finer dining restaurants. This was not fine dining. Waste of money. Maybe the other is better, Lightfoot. Do not waste your money here. Go to king street oysters or the wine kitchen. You will get quality food in a fun atmosphere. Not at Tuscomora.

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VS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is outstanding but very pricey, great for a special occasion.

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MS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Experience!
We are locals and have many choices to have dinner. We decided on Tuscarora Mill and were delighted with the food, service and atmosphere.

The server was friendly, professional and charismatic. We started with his recommendation, Seared Beef Fondue...it was OMG good! The sauce was delectable and the beef melt in your mouth tender. My husband had the small wedge salad and also enjoyed the crisp lettuce with the creamy dressing

Our entrees, were fabulous. My husband had the smoked chicken pasta, he wasn't sure he would like it, but he was quite pleased and finished the entire plate! I had the shrimp and grits, the grits were cheesy and creamy and the shrimp were cooked to perfection. Our son was home on college break and joined us for dinner. He enjoyed the Branzino fresh fish, it was flaky and cooked perfectly.

We also indulged in dessert, apple tart with vanilla ice cream, flaky crust with delicious creamy ice cream to accompany it.
Cheesecake Beignets, were to DIE for!! They were warm with cheesecake fluffiness inside and raspberry sauce on the side with homemade cream. I've never had anything like them!
Caramel bread pudding was the perfect texture and sweetness served warm!
Coffee and Pre-dinner drinks were also done perfectly.

We had a wonderful evening, with delicious food, beautiful atmosphere and fabulous service. Thank you for making our family evening special Tuskies! We will be back :)

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D
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great as always

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n
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for a birthday for my friend's mom. Let me just preface this by saying that both my friend and her mom are VERY picky about food and have a lot of restrictions. However, EVERYONE was super impressed with this restaurant! First of all, our server (Emily maybe?) was the sweetest. She took all of my party's questions and didn't bat an eye. She was friendly, attentive and helpful. The atmosphere was adorable - we were in the main dining room in the old mill part and it was so cozy and warm. Just what I would hope a nice restaurant in historic Leesburg would be. Finally, the food...WOW. Between the four of us we ordered brussel sprouts, onion rings, the seafood salad, the spring rolls, the branzino crostini, two arctic chars and the crab cakes and everything was seriously delicious. Best onion rings ever. And for dessert, the birthday girl ordered a flourless chocolate cake which was to die for. The bill was totally reasonable for all of that (plus drinks) as well. Suffice to say, we WILL be back!

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JS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at Tuskies! The steak was cooked perfectly medium and very tender. The wild game plate is always unique. This time was antelope and the dish was excellent. Can never miss a bowl of the chowder either. We love dining here for a special meal.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! Food and service were amazing and we had a wonderful 80th birthday celebration!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent! The service was detailed and attentive!

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BE
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Tuskies for years and this was the best experience to date. Great table, great service (Marc was fantastic), great food, and great ambience. Very pleasant experience. Thank You!

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Q
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and outstanding service and they honored my request for a quiet table! The main area was noisy but our nook was tucked away. So appreciated.

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R
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a birthday Luncheon party for my wife and adult daughter. We have been “Tusky” diners for over 20 years. The food and service are always excellent. Wendy was our server and although the place was packed she took care of us in style. We even received a customized menu. My wife and daughter received souvenir wine glasses and candy. Tusky’s is where it’s at!!

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JH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent. Very attentive and prompt. Thank you.

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p
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, as always. You can never go wrong dining at Tuskies!!

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VS
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great except the Bison was chewy! Blueberry upside down cake was delicious.

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S
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! Well prepared food and our waiter, Marc, was great, too. Highly recommend.

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L
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely birthday dinner with my family and in-laws for my son’s birthday. The food was excellent. We had the fried oysters, seafood salad, duck breast, pumpkin ravioli, crab cakes, lamb shank and steak and scallops. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Our waiter was pleasant and the service was great. My only negative would be the noise level. A bit loud for conversation until the tables around us left.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food with an excellent selection of meat, fish & pasta.

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GT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great - catching up with old friends, so took our time. Our waiter, Mark, was very informative, helpful and patient!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful experience. Felt very taken care, our server was amazing and the food was sooooo delicious!

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j
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was GREAT. Service was also outstanding.
Beautiful interior and mood were also fantastic.
My wife and I love Tuscarora Mill. It is the No.1 restaurant in Leesburg, absolutely

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SB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love going to Tuskies. Everyone always takes such good care of us.

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w
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a unique experience celebrating birthdays at Tuskys...

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g
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat in a booth on what they called the porch. It was really nice just to spend some quiet time together. Our waitress was very helpful describing the dinner and even took care of the special request of splitting the meal. We will certainly go back to this place!

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VM
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always find a excuse to celebrate any event at Tuscarora Mill, this is the best Brunch I ever had!

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GR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always. That's why we keep coming back. Always our go to place with friends and family.

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LC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probanly the best brunch buffett around
Food for everyone!

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BB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch buffet was the best brunch buffet I've ever had. Some of my favorites were the French toast, brisket hash, thick cut bacon, and biscuits and gravy.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service wasn’t good. Paid more attention to every other table around us except for us. Didn’t check on us after the food came for a good 20 min and I had to flag her down to get another cocktail and ask for boxes. Was quicker to grab the signed check at the end then to see how we were doing. This was supposed to be a belated Valentines dinner for my boyfriend and I. Probably won’t come back.

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JL
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good place for a nice, casual evening out. Food was good and better than the service - my water was left unattended and we were fairly ignored while other tables were being taken care of, the first time my meal was served it had items I had not ordered (problem was fixed), one food item was delivered to the guest well after the entrees had been served and we were seated right by a speaker playing music fairly loudly that was distracting. My guests enjoyed the evening, but the restaurant's not on my 'must visit again soon' list. It was a somewhat disappointing experience.

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