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Old Anglers Inn

American, Contemporary
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10801 Macarthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854-1705 (Brickyard)
+1 301-299-9097
11:30 - 23:30
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Mon 16:30 - 23:30
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 23:30
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Kensington, Maryland
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

To start, I really like this place. Great patio and perfect location after a walk along the canals. My wife and I sat on the patio with the dog and after several minutes a waiter arrived. We said we were very thirsty and needed water desperately. Also asked for water for the dog. The dogs water arrived right away. However... More 

Thank Ebyjo
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Valentine's Dinner, Sunday, February 12! We decided on a 5:30pm reservation for our 1st time at Old Angler's Inn. The drive was picturesque going down to Potomac on Falls Road and MacArthur Boulevard. The restaurant was easily seen from the road. On entering one may check ones coat. The dining atmosphere was romantic and cozy. One could have a nice... More 

1 Thank fredels
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's amazing how a Manhattan is the easiest drink to make, yet 9 out of 10 bartenders can't do it right. Old Anglers Inn nailed it. Awesome environment, outstanding food, amazing staff. And a perfect Manhattan! Very happy customer.

2 Thank Kevin S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to celebrate my daughter birthday. A special place for a special occasion. The food, the atmosphere, the service is excellent, not to forget the great fireplace. The price is very reasonable for such of classic and high end restaurant. This restaurant is every seasons restaurant, the patio, the garden is very comfortable. I will highly recommend The Old... More 

1 Thank mariejosebonhomme
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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130 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to Old Anglers Inn for a "going back to college" family dinner last week. Sadly I was very disappointed with the meal and dining experience. When we were seated, we indicated that we wanted to look at the drink menu. But when the waiter returned he was all ready to take our meal orders. And, then we waited,... More 

1 Thank Alan Z
Great Falls, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a lovely spot right off of the canal. Tucked back in the woods. Great menu, nice wine list, fine food. If you are going on a date this is the place. Bring roses. Might just close da deal!

Thank GreatFallser
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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200 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The restaurant is in a nice old building with a great fireplace inside and a nice firepit outside. They have a happy hour. The food and service wasnt as impressive as the building. Perhaps a better place for lunch than dinner.

Thank dcfiread
Arlington, Virginia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We found this place on Groupon and decided to give it a try tonight. We were the first seating of the dinner shift (5:30). The parking lot was empty when we arrived & a getting to be a tight fit by the time we left. It was very busy, so reservations are definitely your best bet. We started with the... More 

Thank DCJim40
Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Would not go here again. Service was fine but food way overpriced and did not cut it. Dismal evening. Anticipated much better quality food than what we received for the price we payed. Too many other high quality and reasonably priced restaurants in VA, MD to choose from. Overpriced, undervalued.

Thank kathleen9iris
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

To say our experience with the Old Anglers Inn this Christmas Day was abysmal would be a gross understatement. We had not visited the restaurant in 20 years and decided to try it for our family's holiday meal. BIG mistake. First, I had reserved our table weeks in advance and confirmed with the staff that the restaurant is handicap accessible... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$75
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
16:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10801 Macarthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854-1705
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Potomac
  • Phone Number: +1 301-299-9097
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?