Hen Quarter, the Southern-themed restaurant on Ellsworth Drive in Silver Spring, has closed effective today, according to a post on the company’s Facebook page.

“We are sad to announce our Silver Spring location is closed as of today, however a new concept will be coming soon!” the post reads. “Thank you to all our customers, and don’t forget to check out our Alexandria or DC locations!”

The restaurant opened in December 2016 and featured Southern fare including Southern-fried chicken, Virginia ham steaks, shrimp and grits, short ribs and barbecued chicken, along with accompaniments such as collard greens, pickled okra and fried green tomatoes.

Hen Quarter is owned and operated by Thomson Hospitality, based in Reston, Va. Founded in 1992, the company is “the largest minority-owned food service, and one of the largest retail food and facilities management companies, in the country,” according to its website.

The company also owns and operates American Tap Room, one remaining Austin Grill, and Matchbox American Bistro, among others.

The Washington Business Journal is reporting that Hen Quarter will be replaced by a Matchbox.

Photo by Mike Mowery

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Hen Quarter Closes Silver Spring Location