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Old Anglers Inn

10801 Macarthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854-1705
+1 301-299-9097
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good28%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“duck breast” (6 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
10801 Macarthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854-1705
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place has a great location and would benefit from opening the front as a café in the morning. I stay within walking distance so I came for a morning coffee and perhaps some brunch. Was told that drinks are in the back, and the...More

Thank michellerlain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know where to start... we had a dinner reservation at 7:30. We finally got our table after 8. The menus came 20min after. The owner (it looked like this man was the owner) was drunk... The service was inattentive and incompetent. The food...More

Thank irenezanandc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pricey, great place for romantic dinner by the fireplace. Free parking. Nice coffee drinks. and brandies.

Thank travelsecondlove
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and drinks were a little pricey for what they were but still good. The atmosphere was really cool both inside and out. The servers could not possibly have cared less that I was there.

Thank kyurinich
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to Old Anglers over the years through many different owners and chefs. The building remains a unique and atmospheric place to have dinner on a special occasion or to sit outside on a nice afternoon or evening in a great setting. The food...More

Thank stempster
Reviewed 23 May 2017

No room at the "inn," (the primary restaurant was seating no one after about 2:30 PM) so we went to the connected Beer Garden. Mistake 1. Choose the only non-meat item from the extremely limited "menu," a Panzanella Salad. Mistake 2. Expect the food for...More

Thank KAPAtl
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Only had cava champagne which though brut seemed sort of sweet. The duck breast was cooked properly but it was huge and tough and full of fat and very chewy. I could barely cut it. The crab, avacado appetizer was excellent. My husband's pasta was...More

Thank flora m
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Why can't they get a real Chef? Service is good, location is amazing, decoration is unique with a real feel for a great rural inn. So why can't the food be better?

Thank Gazap0
Reviewed 22 April 2017

From its earliest days in the 19th century, the location of Old Anglers Inn has always set this restaurant apart. Situated across from the C&O Canal and set back from the road in all its terraced greenery, the restaurant beckons passersby to come and sit,...More

Thank GAIL T
Reviewed 17 April 2017

W dined here with our daughter and son-in-law. A very scenic place, and the food was very good. They had purchased a groupon, and it seemed as tahough many people was also using groupons. The food was delicious, from lamb to the fish special, and...More

Thank sue f
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$75
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
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)  >  Montgomery County  >  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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