There is a seafood place in Arlington VA that I ate at last time I was in the area. The only thing I remember about the place is that it is in a boat. Can anyone direct me to the right one?
This one still has me scratching my head. I wish he had given us more clues - the primary one being how many years prior to 2008 was his last visit.
There was a seafood restaurant rather near Arlington that fit his description "to a T" and it was a decent seafood place: Bish Thompson's
on Wisconsin Ave. in Bethesda.
I doubt it was the Quarterdeck
which even a local would have trouble finding; it is more of a bar, anyway - and he surely would have mentioned cracking crabs. Later, he said that the exterior of the building was nondescript, so I am going to elimine Tom Sarris' Orleans House
. It's exterior was hardly nondescript and featured beef (primarily steamship round) rather than seafood. The original Hogate's
fit his description but it was torn down in the '60's to make way for the new Hogate's
which itself closed long ago. Even if he had wandered into Phillips' Flagship,
which does feature a buffet, I hardly think a Carolina boy would want to return. So, I'm thinking Bish's
which was in a nondescript rectangular building with circular windows, greeted you with a sign that said "Welcome Aboard
", and served really decent seafood.
The last time I ate at Bish's
was around 1990. At that time they didn't have a seafood buffet, but could well have resorted to one prior to the throes of closing. Many places use this as a personnel-saving "last resort" before giving up the ghost.
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