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Best locally-owned cheap eats?
Posted by: Ernie ()
Date: July 10, 2013 05:25PM

I'm getting hungry for dinner and am curious to know where you go for a decent sit-down meal that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

Not fast food or burgers but an honest to goodness memorable but affordable meal.

A few months ago, someone here turned me on to Dogwood Tavern in Falls Church and that was awesome. I've been back a number of times. Anywhere else y'all like?

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Re: Best locally-owned cheap eats?
Posted by: habla espanol ()
Date: July 10, 2013 05:27PM

A lot of people here either love or hate it but I'm a big fan of Anita's New Mexico. Not the cleanest place in the world but the food is delicious.

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Re: Best locally-owned cheap eats?
Posted by: psychotom ()
Date: July 10, 2013 05:28PM

Ernie Wrote:
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> I'm getting hungry for dinner and am curious to
> know where you go for a decent sit-down meal that
> doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
>
> Not fast food or burgers but an honest to goodness
> memorable but affordable meal.
>
> A few months ago, someone here turned me on to
> Dogwood Tavern in Falls Church and that was
> awesome. I've been back a number of times.
> Anywhere else y'all like?

Dogwood isn't bad. Better as a bar. Arlington has places like Whitlow's, Green Pig, Liberty Tavern, all of which are good and not to expensive. Try Tallulah's Eat Place as well. In Annandale, Honey Pig is pretty righteous.

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Re: Best locally-owned cheap eats?
Posted by: Back to Basics ()
Date: July 10, 2013 05:43PM

Reston Kebab.......good food and generous quantities at a reasonable price.

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Re: Best locally-owned cheap eats?
Posted by: how cheap ()
Date: July 10, 2013 05:49PM

When you say cheap, do you mean go in plop down $7 and get a decent meal or do you mean a place for under $20 or so? Cheap is a relative term.

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Re: Best locally-owned cheap eats?
Posted by: Ye Ole Woodson Man ()
Date: July 10, 2013 05:55PM

Vienna Inn was good have not been there in many years, In the 70's dinners were
1.25 Ice cold draft 37 cents and hot dogs a quarter, they did not keep a tab you went to the register and told them what you had.

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Re: Best locally-owned cheap eats?
Posted by: Honey Pig II ()
Date: July 10, 2013 07:14PM

I've seen two honey pigs in Annandale. Which one is better?

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Re: Best locally-owned cheap eats?
Posted by: good food ()
Date: July 11, 2013 04:16PM

Anthony's in Falls Church is pretty good. Reasonable prices and good food.

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Re: Best locally-owned cheap eats?
Posted by: Bye bye Tony ()
Date: July 11, 2013 04:19PM

^^^Anthony's in Falls Church closed its doors recently. There is one on Rt. 28 going into Manassas. Good food and reasonable prices.

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Re: Best locally-owned cheap eats?
Posted by: coming soon ()
Date: July 11, 2013 04:30PM

^^^Anthony's in Falls Church is opening up a new Falls Church location at the intersection of Rt. 50 and Annandale Rd.

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Re: Best locally-owned cheap eats?
Posted by: Hoosier Daddy ()
Date: July 11, 2013 04:50PM

No one cares about your dinner.

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Re: Best locally-owned cheap eats?
Posted by: Taco Bamba ()
Date: July 11, 2013 04:52PM

Completely hidden shopping center on Route 7 behind the Jasons Deli

3 tacos for 8 bucks and this is some really good stuff

good size, lots of meat unlike District Taco

I want these guys to do good cause I want to eat there for a long time

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Re: Best locally-owned cheap eats?
Posted by: good food ()
Date: July 11, 2013 06:49PM

coming soon Wrote:
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> ^^^Anthony's in Falls Church is opening up a new
> Falls Church location at the intersection of Rt.
> 50 and Annandale Rd.

Thank God! loved eating at that place, look forward to the new location!

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Re: Best locally-owned cheap eats?
Posted by: I second Anthony's off of 28 ()
Date: July 11, 2013 06:53PM

Great food. I love their steak and cheese subs. The pizza is fresh plus they serve a nice Greek menu. Wonderful service too!

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Re: Best locally-owned cheap eats?
Posted by: Rambo ()
Date: July 11, 2013 07:23PM

Delia's. There is one off Backlick in Springfield and a few others in the area. Family owned and operated and delicious Greek food.

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Re: Best locally-owned cheap eats?
Posted by: ST ()
Date: July 11, 2013 09:16PM

Springfield Pizza Kitchen - Prime Rib Dinner - $14.99 - the best

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Re: Best locally-owned cheap eats?
Posted by: Ye Ole woodson Man ()
Date: July 11, 2013 10:01PM

Fair City Mall by the theater a Italian place Mama Lucia I think, They have some very good Italian specialties daily Chicken Lemon, Marsala others fresh chicken and veal they make it up right there about 9 dollars with pasta and garlic bread. Very good chicken parmasan subs and Italian cold cut subs. Not fancy at all great NY style pizza by the slice or whole pie to go.

They are across from Old Country Buffet which is not bad for AYCE lunch or dinner if you choose the right things and keep a little sanity with the deserts which are very good. 9-12 dollars lunch or dinner. Old Country is also on Rt 1 in Alexandria FX County by Hybla Valley near the new Costco being built.Old Country is a chain and also owns Ryans a AYCE place in Rednecksburg ,I mean Fednecksburg.. No Fredericksburg got it right and other places.

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Re: Best locally-owned cheap eats?
Posted by: FusilliJerry ()
Date: July 11, 2013 10:08PM

Rambo Wrote:
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> Delia's. There is one off Backlick in Springfield
> and a few others in the area. Family owned and
> operated and delicious Greek food.


Delia's is decent but their prices have gone up a good deal over the past few years. I haven't been in there in a long time, but used to work across the street and even then, the prices started going up.

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Re: Best locally-owned cheap eats?
Posted by: FusilliJerry ()
Date: July 11, 2013 10:11PM

El Paso Mexican Reastaraunt there on Commerce in Sprinfield is pretty good. $5 specials for lunch on Tuesdays. The lunch special #8 is good but not included in the $5 specials. It is $8 but it is a massive burrito with a creamy cheese sauce and chorizo.

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Re: Best locally-owned cheap eats?
Posted by: SelousScout ()
Date: July 11, 2013 10:23PM

+1 on Momma Lucia's. Best Sicilian pizza in FFX. Good subs and salads. Carry-out is backed up in the evenings, but there is a reason for that - - it is that good. My only gripe is they do not give you soda refills - - seems like that is the norm these days so I am not sure they have not gotten on board.

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Re: Best locally-owned cheap eats?
Posted by: Springfield Mexican ()
Date: July 11, 2013 11:58PM

I will put a second vote in for El Paso on Commerce St.

Very reasonably priced for great Mexican food.

I'd love to find something comparable and close for Kabobs.

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Re: Best locally-owned cheap eats?
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: July 12, 2013 02:56PM

Surprised no one has mentioned the Clifton Store breakfast burrito assplosion

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