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Old Anglers Inn

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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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Potomac, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We scheduled a relatively early dinner, and the atmosphere was great with service that is unparalleled. The food was very good, if not perfect. The real drawback was that we did not know about the stairs and would have reserved a table downstairs had we known. There is a tight circular staircase to the upper level and one of our... More 

Thank rksacto
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh, what can you say about a place whose heyday was back in the '60's. Still a beautiful property, in the woods but dinner got off to terrible start by being forced to Valet park (money grab) even though there were many spaces right in the main parking lot. Weird. The food itself was extremely overpriced. We had a $140... More 

Thank Maxwell C
Bethesda, MD
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entered the bar/restaurant area and were seated near a roaring log fire. Scallops and salads were enjoyed but the 'Croque Madam' had thick slices of tasteless brioche with equally tasteless cheese. There was also a mix-up over the wines ordered but the atmosphere was very nice which made for an overall enjoyable experience. I'd give it 3 and1/2 stars if... More 

Thank mog009
Kensington, Maryland
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

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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131 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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 17 January 2017

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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215 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
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?