Rita and Bob and Debbie and I had dinner at the Inn, outside, on a weekday night. Rita made the reservation. As we walked in from the parking area, there were a number of people waiting in line to be seated, but our 6:30 p.m. reservation was immediately honored.
The Inn has been in operation since 1860 and for the last sixty-three years has been under the stewardship of the Reges family. The current owner is Mark Reges.
Rita ordered the Beet Salad – Goat Cheese, Arugula, Walnut, Mint, Balsamic-Fig dressing along with Seared Amish Chicken – Carrot puree, Roasted mixed potatoes with spring herbs and Burrata.
Debbie ordered Warm Ahi Tuna Nicoise-Style Salad – Nicoise Olives, Green Beans, Grape Tomatoes, Artichoke, Finger Potato, Boiled eggs, Wasabi Sauce.
Bob ordered Gazpacho and Pan Seared Rockfish – Heirloom Tomato, Olive Oil, Pickled Red Onion, Sea Salt, Balsamic Glaze.
I started with the Beet Salad and then followed with the OAI Crab Cake Sandwich – Toasted Brioche Bun, House-made Tartare Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato, onion, and French Fries.
Early on when ordering we ordered Fried Calamari for the table. But it was delayed even though we asked our server and others for it a couple of times. At one point the owner stopped by and we explained the delay, so he canceled the charge.
For dessert, Rita, Debbie, and I ordered espresso ice cream.
The Inn is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. On the other five days of the week, formal dining is served from 12:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. So-called casual dining in what is called the Beer Garden, is available on Friday from 3 – 9 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 12-9 p.m.
In the so-called Beer Garden, offerings include various burgers and sandwiches, onion soup, Caesar salad and fries.
The men’s room is inside the regular restaurant up a small flight of stairs across from the bar. The walls and floor are covered with large tiles with the walls lighter than the floor. There is a small commode room with appropriate bars and handles. Over the commode is a sign that says, “You flush it you fish it.”
SENSITIVE PLUMBING: “Don’t flush ANY feminine hygiene products, paper towels, wipes, tissues, your hopes and dreams, and our money.” [WW has not seen anything quite like this sign in any of the near 400 restaurants that have been described in the WW].
There is a white ceramic wall hanging urinal just outside the commode room followed by two free standing white ceramic wash basins fronted by wall handing Mirrors. There is another urinal just past the wash basins.
Guests are limited to an hour and a half at their table after having been seated. There is a $5 surcharge for sanitation and outdoor cleaning due to Covid-19.
The Old Angler’s Inn
10801 Macarthur Blvd
Potomac, Maryland 20854