Steak, French Toast and … Scrapple

Bob & Edith’s, Arlington

Jeff Greenough

Country-fried steak and mashed potatoes at Bob & Edith’s

Just over the D.C. line and a stone’s throw from the Pentagon is a slip of a restaurant that anyone familiar with Northern Virginia would know: Bob & Edith’s, an Arlington fixture for more than 40 years. Still a family-run operation founded by Bob and Edith Bolton, who are now semi-retired, the diner has 15 booths and 10 stools, and serves up dozens of basics ranging from New York steaks to French toast and even, can it be, scrapple. As we ate plump grilled cheese sandwiches and cheeseburgers, and drank homemade milkshakes, another patron said to his companion, “I think this is my favorite diner again…” Those that don’t agree might point out that the owners are fans of the Dallas Cowboys, the District’s much-despised football rival.

2310 Columbia Pike, 703-920-6103

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