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While Young & Hungry catches up on daytime television, we’d like to take an opportunity to expand the scope of the Feed, our weekly roundup of shorter restaurant reviews. Since the Feed’s inception more than two years ago, it seems that Washington City Paper readers haven’t been straying too far from the area’s established restaurant hot spots. Scan our online Restaurant Finder, and you’ll note that only a handful of neighborhoods—Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle, Chinatown, and a few others—can claim that more than half of their listed restaurants have been reviewed enough to earn a spork rating.

Worse yet, readers can pass through whole swaths of the region without coming across a single spork-rated restaurant. Below is a list of some neglected areas, with a by-no-means exhaustive rundown of some of their unrated restaurants. So get to it. If you’re not already registered as a rater, you can sign up at restaurants.washingtoncitypaper.com. We need your opinions to make our Restaurant Finder all that it can be.


Hong Kong Inn2714 Good Hope Road SE (202) 584-0485

Tropicana2863 Alabama Ave. SE (202) 575-8600


Bonefish Grill6315 Multiplex Drive, Centreville (703) 815-7427

Otani Japanese Steak & Seafood House13952 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Chantilly (703) 802-3400

Sho Chiku Japanese Restaurant5930 Centreville Crest Lane, Centreville (703) 266-3053

The Spaghetti Shop13812 Metrotech Drive, Chantilly (703) 817-0115

Sweetwater Tavern14250 Sweetwater Lane, Centreville (703) 449-1100

Thai Basil14511-P Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Chantilly (703) 631-8277


Alfio’s Cucina Italiana4515 Willard Ave., Chevy Chase (301) 657-9133

La Ferme Restaurant7101 Brookville Road, Chevy Chase (301) 986-5255

Golden City7026 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase (301) 986-5140

Indique Heights2 Wisconsin Circle, Chevy Chase (301) 656-4822

Lia’s Restaurant4435 Willard Ave., Chevy Chase (240) 223-5427

Meiwah Restaurant4457 Willard Ave., Chevy Chase (301) 652-9882

Tavira Restaurant8401 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase (301) 652-8684


Berwyn Café5010 Berwyn Road, College Park (301) 345-9898

College Perk9078 Baltimore Ave., College Park (301) 982-0587

Jerk Pit8145-C Baltimore Ave., College Park (301) 441-4786

Jungle Grille8145-F Baltimore Ave., College Park (301) 441-3321

Mamma Lucia4734 Cherry Hill Road, College Park (301) 513-0605

Plato’s Diner7150 Baltimore Ave., College Park (301) 779-7070

Ratsie’s Terrapin Eatery7400 Baltimore Ave., College Park (301) 864-8220

Seven Seas8503 Baltimore Ave., College Park (301) 345-5808

Ten Ren’s Tea Time7418-7422 Baltimore Ave., College Park (301) 864-8920


Café Spice9811 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg (301) 330-6611

Dogfish Head Alehouse800 W. Diamond Ave., Gaithersburg (301) 963-4847

Glory Garden8405 Snouffer School Road, Gaithersburg (301) 990-8200

Golden Bull Grand Cafe7 Dalamar St., Gaithersburg (301) 948-3666

The Nibbler18556 Woodfield Road, Gaithersburg (301) 417-0233

Old Siam108 E. Diamond Ave., Gaithersburg (301) 926-9199

Le Palais304 Main St., Gaithersburg (301) 947-4051

Pho Nam Restaurant15924 Shady Grove Road, Gaithersburg (240) 632-9500

Rainbow312 E. Diamond Ave., Gaithersburg (301) 947-0099

Restaurante Acajutla18554 Woodfield Road, Gaithersburg (301) 670-1674


Bottom of the Bay Seafood9590 N. Laurel Road, Laurel (301) 498-1040

Captain Jerry’s Crab House143 Bowie Road, Laurel (301) 604-2722

Gourmet Shish Kebab3495 Fort Meade Road, Laurel (301) 498-3200

Oliver’s Old Towne Tavern531 Main St., Laurel (301) 490-9200

Tampico Grill42 Washington Blvd., Laurel (301) 490-5200

Toucan Taco315 Gorman Ave., Laurel (301) 498-9833


A Taste of the World283 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon (703) 471-2017

Amphora’s Diner Deluxe1151 Elden St., Herndon (703) 925-0900

Chao Phra Ya2465 J-1 Centreville Road, Herndon (703) 713-0103

Charcoal Kabab394 Elden St., Herndon (703) 435-2400

China King141 Spring St., Herndon (703) 478-3757

Hunan Herndon384 Elden St., Herndon (703) 478-0450

Jasmine Café1633-A Washington Plaza, Reston (703) 471-9114

Luau Garden Restaurant1090 Elden St., Herndon (703) 471-1150

El Manantial12050-A North Shore Drive, Reston (703) 742-6466

Minerva Indian Cuisine2443-G1 Centreville Road, Herndon (703) 793-3223

Obi Sushi1771 Library St., Reston (703) 766-7874

Pho 75382 Elden St., Herndon (703) 471-4145

Pollo Inka668 Elden St., Herndon (703) 481-9090

Rio Grande Cafe1827 Library St., Reston (703) 904-0703

Russia House Restaurant790 Station St., Herndon (703) 787-8880

TurCuisine13029 Worldgate Drive, Herndon (571) 323-3330

Waffle King’s Virginia Kitchen450 Elden St., Herndon (703) 471-0808

Eatery tips? Food pursuits? Send suggestions to hungry@washcp.com. Or call (202) 332-2100, x466.