Crisfield Seafood, Quarry House Tavern & Samantha’s Restaurant in Silver Spring have been listed in Washingtonian’s article 61 Neighborhood Restaurants That Make the DC Area a Better Place to Eat—and Live:
What makes a great neighborhood restaurant? In some ways, it’s easier to pin down what it’s not: a place with a fussy menu, a two-hour line, or really any pretense at all. We gravitate to the spots on this list for the comforting food, sure. But also for things that are easy to overlook in a fast-moving dining scene. A generous welcome. Time-tested reliability. An instant sense of belonging. Here’s to more than 60 restaurants that—for some or all of those reasons—make the city a better place not just to eat but to live. And we need them now more than ever.
Quarry House Tavern is described as Silver Spring’s cherished dive that has stood the test of time: “Since 1917, iterations of the dimly lit tavern have survived Prohibition, two world wars, a fire, a flood, and most recently, the pandemic (behold: Quarry 7.0, a beer garden and takeout joint from modern-day owners Jackie Greenbaum and Gordon Banks). What keeps the Quarry—and its fleet of longtime customers—coming back is an unflappable spirit and offerings that range from cheap beers and no-frills booze to high-flying whiskeys, hefty burgers, and a jukebox that, like its surroundings, never seems to quit.”
Local chains Busboys and Poets and Lebanese Taverna, both of which have locations in Takoma, D.C., and Silver Spring, respectively, were also honored by the list.
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