An Afternoon in Georgetown

Anytime you mention food in Georgetown, every person will want to share their opinions with you about all the amazing places. The reason is that there are SO many places to choose. And usually, you can have a pretty reliably good experience as well as it being pretty reliably more expensive than usual. 🙂

A popular favorite, especially among my friends is the Tackle Box, on M Street, close to Wisconsin. I’ve heard about this place for years and Groupon (there is actually one for sale right now, here) began offering deals to go visit so I thought it was high time to make my way over there!

Let me also say that I don’t really remember eating a lobster, straight from the shell. I grew up in Arizona so that is not something we did that often and I honestly don’t remember thinking that much of it anyway. But this being a famous seafood place, I thought I’d go for the lobster and I had half off thanks to Groupon. My lobster was actually just ok, the butter sauce really made it great. I’m not sure if I just expected more from it but it was good. The mac and cheese was above average, good! And the sweet potato fries were successful.

Lobster Dish


Mac & Cheese


Sweet Potato Fries


Here’s the inside of the lobster!

Lobster Inside


You can get all kinds of seafood and in many different forms. Below you can see a sandwich as well as grilled fish. I think we all came to the conclusion that their best stuff is on the grilled menu.

Seafood Sandwich


Grilled Fish


Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the bottom level. One other good thing about this place is that it is really easy to order. You make your order at a register downstairs then pick up your food and sit wherever you want. If there isn’t enough room downstairs, you can take it upstairs. We found a good amount of space for our group which happened to be somewhat large this day. Here’s a good pic with a lot of good faces.

Group Shot


Some of us continued from here to try another place I had been waiting forever to try, specifically because of their Deep Fried Oreo Sundae! Serendipity! Serendipity comes from New York City but it has quickly found a home here. They definitely got some prime property right on the corner of M and Wisconsin and they have a pretty sweet old-time look inside.

Lamp Shot


Bar shot


A couple of shots to get an idea of the menu:

Menu Heading


Menu Content


Here are Cassandra and Becca displaying a Strawberry Milkshake:
Strawberry Milkshake

And here is the winner of the day, the Deep Fried Oreo Sundae. I experienced my first Deep Fried Oreo at a fair in Pittsburgh and was never the same. To have it in a sundae is a great idea; they even breaded with corn flake-type crumbs. It was SO good!

Deep Fried Oreo Sundae


And that included this afternoon in Georgetown.


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