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Jul 09, 2009 01:11 PM
    Everyone likes tips on a great places to eat. So I would like to start a list of the places we really enjoy. So far we haven’t made it out too many times so my list is short. But if anyone out there reading this has some favorites please post them.

    Zum Rheingarten is at the top of my list. It is a German Restaurant located very near Quantico MCB. I can’t wait to get a night out with the hubby to eat here again. My niece and her husband were stationed here before us and actually made the reservations for us. It was delicious!! Thank you Matt and Billie!! I had Scheins Medaillions, which are pork medallions in a cream sauce with mushrooms. My husband had Pfeffersteak…even tastier than mine. Check out their website www.zumrheingarten.com , and you can find out all about the restaurant, including a menu. You will be glad you did.

    Don’t forget to share your dining experiences here!!
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    Jul 09, 2009 01:11 PM
    With Christmas coming around I was hoping to get something special for the family. Does anyone know of a good Italian deli near the Quantico area? I'm looking to buy some cannoli and some Italian sausage!
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    Jul 09, 2009 01:12 PM
    Add "Old Towne Steak and Seafood" on Caroline Street to that list! Best prime rib, and largest, we have ever had. Joe
    Margaret
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    Jul 09, 2009 01:13 PM
    We had Thanksgiving dinner at the new Clyde's in Ashburn- it was wonderful and the service was great. It also has a fascinating history of how it was built, well worth a tour.
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    Jul 09, 2009 01:13 PM
    Add another to the list, "Noodle and Company", at Central Park in Fredericksburg. It is very casual. You walk up to the counter and order your meal. They have several different types of noodles, Asian, American, and Italian and you choose from several different size of plates also. My kids loved the Macaroni and Cheese. It was piled high with lots and lots of cheese!! I had the Penne Pasta and my husband had the Thai noodles. Both were very good. I look forward to trying the new places listed above and have been directed to several local resturaunts from natives of the area. Happy eating
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    Jul 09, 2009 01:14 PM
    Margaret,
    Where is Ashburn in relation to Quantico? I am new here and unframiliar with many areas? I love history so Clydes sounds like a place I'd like to go.
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    Jul 09, 2009 01:14 PM
    Joe,

    Old Towne Steak and Seafood on Caroline Street is just down the road from us. We have a special occasion coming up and I think we are going to try it out. Watch out prime rib!! Old Fredericksburg is a great place to visit. Lots of little shops and antique stores.
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    Jul 09, 2009 01:15 PM
    The Log Cabin is a quaint, small restaurant. A steak and fish sort of place. It has very nice ambiance and good food. It is located on the west side of Route 1, just south of the Stafford Courthouse. (540) 659-5067
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    Jul 09, 2009 01:16 PM
    When we were stationed there, we went to The Globe and Laurel Restaurant. It has an interesting story and is worth stopping in. It is located in Triangle, on Route 1, just north of the main gate to base.

    I found this online and thought it was worth copying and pasting . . .

    Article by:
    Brigadier General Thomas V. Draude, USMC (Ret)
    Chief Executive Officer
    Marine Corps University Foundation
    Everyone understands what a club is, but what’s a Quatrefoil? As most Marines
    know, especially officers who wear one, the Quatrefoilis the cross-like embroidery
    on the barracks cover. Tradition holds that its origins came from the mid 1800’s
    when crossed pieces of rope (line) were sewn to the top of the Marine officers’
    covers so they could be identified by the sharpshooters in the ship’s riggings during
    battle.
    The Quatrefoil Clubis an organization that began in the 1970’s when officers
    assigned to Headquarters Marine Corps (Robert Heinl, Ron Christmas, Paul Van
    Riper, Mac Radcliffe, and J. J. Carroll) gathered to discuss professional matters.
    Starting off in the quarters of its members (with strict rules regarding payment of
    beer for infractions of tardiness), the Club members were eventually banished by their wives and took refuge in Major Rick Sthingyer’s
    Globe and Laurelrestaurant in Triangle, Virginia. The Club has met there since. (Why the name “Quatrefoil”? Why not?)
    Mentorship of this group was one of the more delightful additional duties I assumed as the Foundation’s CEO. We meet once a month
    at the Globe and Laurel with a dozen or so captains and a Guest of Honor. Previous Guests of Honor include: Generals Gray, Hanlon,
    Mattis, Van Riper, Newbold, Christmas, Tom Jones, Gardner, Holcomb, Downs, and myself; Colonels Taplett, Nihart, Radcliffe,
    Carroll, Ripley, Keenan, Sam Mundy, McCoy, and Toolan; and Ambassador David Passage.
    The evening begins with thingytails at a separate area within the restaurant. Major Sthingyer sets a table allowing ease of access to and
    conversation with the Guest of Honor. Grace is given by one of the captains, and the meal begins with French Onion Soup then a
    delicious roast prime rib of beef with all the expected trimmings.
    There is usually no formal presentation by the honoree. He may prompt a few questions by some introductory remarks, but the rest is
    free flow – captain to and from honoree! This continues all through the dinner courses and stops only for the toasts of port wine (poured
    and passed only to the left or “port” side.) The honoree proposes the first toast and then the captains take over.
    At some time in the evening, Major Sthingyer is asked to explain the origin and procedures of the Quatrefoil Clubto the honoree and any
    new members. He does so with gusto and justifiable pride in the continuance of this professional gathering. His last request to the
    captains is that they continue the tradition at their next assignment – usually the Operating Forces.
    The captains are stationed at Quantico. Some are instructors at The Basic School or
    the Infantry Officers Course; others are students at the Expeditionary Warfare
    School. All are delighted to be able to spend an evening with one of our honorees.
    (How would you like to be a captain sitting across from General Gray or the former
    G-3/Regimental Commander from Operation Iraqi Freedom– especially as you
    prepare yourself for your next combat assignment?)
    I hope it’s obvious how worthwhile these evenings are and how much I appreciate
    being the representative of our Foundation which sponsors them. These are
    evenings of – as our mission states – “professional military education and
    leadership development” at their best!
    Captains enjoy dinner at the Quatrefoil Club.
    Major Rick Sthingyer and
    Brigadier General Tom Draude
    BWarnick
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    Jul 09, 2009 01:17 PM
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richar..._Sthingyer


    Posted By on 09 Jul 2009 01:16 PM
    When we were stationed there, we went to The Globe and Laurel Restaurant. It has an interesting story and is worth stopping in. It is located in Triangle, on Route 1, just north of the main gate to base.

    I found this online and thought it was worth copying and pasting . . .

    Article by:
    Brigadier General Thomas V. Draude, USMC (Ret)
    Chief Executive Officer
    Marine Corps University Foundation
    Everyone understands what a club is, but what’s a Quatrefoil? As most Marines
    know, especially officers who wear one, the Quatrefoilis the cross-like embroidery
    on the barracks cover. Tradition holds that its origins came from the mid 1800’s
    when crossed pieces of rope (line) were sewn to the top of the Marine officers’
    covers so they could be identified by the sharpshooters in the ship’s riggings during
    battle.
    The Quatrefoil Clubis an organization that began in the 1970’s when officers
    assigned to Headquarters Marine Corps (Robert Heinl, Ron Christmas, Paul Van
    Riper, Mac Radcliffe, and J. J. Carroll) gathered to discuss professional matters.
    Starting off in the quarters of its members (with strict rules regarding payment of
    beer for infractions of tardiness), the Club members were eventually banished by their wives and took refuge in Major Rick Sthingyer’s
    Globe and Laurelrestaurant in Triangle, Virginia. The Club has met there since. (Why the name “Quatrefoil”? Why not?)
    Mentorship of this group was one of the more delightful additional duties I assumed as the Foundation’s CEO. We meet once a month
    at the Globe and Laurel with a dozen or so captains and a Guest of Honor. Previous Guests of Honor include: Generals Gray, Hanlon,
    Mattis, Van Riper, Newbold, Christmas, Tom Jones, Gardner, Holcomb, Downs, and myself; Colonels Taplett, Nihart, Radcliffe,
    Carroll, Ripley, Keenan, Sam Mundy, McCoy, and Toolan; and Ambassador David Passage.
    The evening begins with thingytails at a separate area within the restaurant. Major Sthingyer sets a table allowing ease of access to and
    conversation with the Guest of Honor. Grace is given by one of the captains, and the meal begins with French Onion Soup then a
    delicious roast prime rib of beef with all the expected trimmings.
    There is usually no formal presentation by the honoree. He may prompt a few questions by some introductory remarks, but the rest is
    free flow – captain to and from honoree! This continues all through the dinner courses and stops only for the toasts of port wine (poured
    and passed only to the left or “port” side.) The honoree proposes the first toast and then the captains take over.
    At some time in the evening, Major Sthingyer is asked to explain the origin and procedures of the Quatrefoil Clubto the honoree and any
    new members. He does so with gusto and justifiable pride in the continuance of this professional gathering. His last request to the
    captains is that they continue the tradition at their next assignment – usually the Operating Forces.
    The captains are stationed at Quantico. Some are instructors at The Basic School or
    the Infantry Officers Course; others are students at the Expeditionary Warfare
    School. All are delighted to be able to spend an evening with one of our honorees.
    (How would you like to be a captain sitting across from General Gray or the former
    G-3/Regimental Commander from Operation Iraqi Freedom– especially as you
    prepare yourself for your next combat assignment?)
    I hope it’s obvious how worthwhile these evenings are and how much I appreciate
    being the representative of our Foundation which sponsors them. These are
    evenings of – as our mission states – “professional military education and
    leadership development” at their best!
    Captains enjoy dinner at the Quatrefoil Club.
    Major Rick Sthingyer and
    Brigadier General Tom Draude


    BWarnick
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    Jul 09, 2009 01:18 PM
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richar..._Sthingyer

    Try this website for the story on the Globe and Laurel.
    Bwarnick
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    Jul 09, 2009 01:19 PM
    Sorry that website is not coming up correctly!!!

    Posted By on 09 Jul 2009 01:18 PM
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richar..._Sthingyer

    Try this website for the story on the Globe and Laurel.

    Bwarnick
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    Jul 09, 2009 01:20 PM
    TIM'S & SAMMY T'S

    TIM'S Rivershore Restaurant & Crabhouse
    Cherry Hill Rd, Dumfries
    (703) 441-1375
    http://www.timsrivershore.com/

    This is a great crab shack style restaurant right on the banks of the Potomac River along Cherry Hill Penninsula! Many patron's come by boat and eat outside. It's a MUST in the summer. It is a little out of the way (by car) but totally worth it. All the food is great and the crab is awesome. A very fun time for everyone. Located North of Quantico. There is also a Tim's II, in King George County, see website for location.

    SAMMY T's Restaurant
    801 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg
    (540)-371-2008
    http://www.sammyts.com/
    Hours:

    Sun-Th 11am-9pm
    Fri/Sat 11am-10pm

    This place has great food and a wide range of menu items, including vegetarian dishes. It is small, casual and a nice atmosphere. We liked the variety of dishes.


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    Jul 09, 2009 01:20 PM
    BWarnick,
    Thanks for sharing. I am glad the list is growing!! Now I will just have to find the time to try them all out. I apologize for the problems you had with your post about the Globe and Laurel resturaunt. I will see if I can get the Majors name corrected and also the website address to the article. I appreciate the time you took to post and if you think of something else please share!!
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