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Old 11-25-2012, 03:50 PM   #16
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Thanks!!!

Just read up on Nandos' Chicken? and Potbelly sandwiches?
Nando's is one of my favorites! Great chicken sandwiches (they can be a bit on the spicy side, even the mild), best french fries of anywhere I've been. Amazing salads and sides.

Potbelly's is decent and inexpensive. Sandwiches, chips, salads (love the non-fat dressing), shakes, excellent choc chip cookies. Not my first choice for a good meal, but it will do in a pinch. I'd pick it over subway.

I didn't read the Gaylord thread, but I find it hard to believe that there are no good restaurants. Maybe not inexpensive enough? Personally, I wouldn't get take-out from Alexandria and bring it back to your room. Too far!
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That's what I'm actually trying to avoid...

I just want to park at the Gaylord, since I'm paying daily parking anyways, and then just walk to get a meal and bring it back or eat at the hotel, but with a picky 9yo it's hard... It's the regular staple meals, if you know what I mean.

I'm not worrying about a high end meal either, as long as it's hot and good, my family is okay - Now if it was my husband and I without 2 kids, then that's a different story.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:58 PM   #18
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Actually, I would just love to grab a pizza, bottle of water/soda and relax in the room but that's just me, I don't need gourmet.

I'm going to see what I can find out about the restaurants.. I know everyone's tastes are different...
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:24 AM   #19
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If you go to Potbelly's save room for an ice cream sandwich. They make them on the spot with their big chewy cookies (sometimes later in the evening they run out of the cookies). My son and I share one since they are so big...very yummy and inexpensive.

Alexandria really isn't close enough to bring food back, at least not as I remember. It's not so much the distance, but the walk to the parking both locations. But the only time I was at National Harbor was with friends and we rode bikes across the bridge from Virginia, so it seemed like a L-O-N-G way!
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We had lunch at Ketchup in National Harbor a couple years ago and thought it was pretty good. I had a really good grilled cheese and the sweet potato fries were really good too.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:56 PM   #22
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I just moved from Alexandria back to Richmond, VA and I found the food scene in Alexandria mostly overpriced and boring. That being said, the food in Alexandria is still better than the stuff you'll find at Gaylord. There were a few places I enjoyed and went back to time and again because I couldn't find much else good; I recommend:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/evening-star-cafe-alexandria
Evening Star Cafe: Great for brunch, the chef was actually on an episode of Chopped last night

http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-dairy-godmother-alexandria
Dairy Godmother: Great frozen custard, it is in the Del Ray area just outside of Old Town (as is ESC)

http://www.yelp.com/biz/vasos-kitchen-alexandria
Vaso's: Cool hole in the wall greek/italian place. Good pizza, salad, fish etc. Better prices than the restaurants on King Street.

Caphe Banh Mi was decent if you like Vietnamese, and Shanghai Peking is some of the best Americanized chinese you'll find in the DC area.
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