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Best carryouts

Ann Cameron Siegal  |  Updated 01/26/2011

Never judge an eatery by its exterior, for some of the yummiest finds are in the least likely places. This area has its share of wee carryouts that have built incredibly loyal followings over decades.


Blue and White Carryout

Alexandria, VA

Under ten-feet high and twenty in length, For more than 40 years, this itty-bitty carryout has been dishing out huge portions of good ol' soul food.


Bethesda Community Store

Bethesda, MD

Overflowing smoked and pulled pork or turkey sandwiches are stars of the menu at this classic carryout counter.


Mario's Pizza & Subs

Arlington, VA

Satisfying Arlington's late-night cravings with pizza and subs.


Horace & Dickies Seafood

Washington, DC

Golfing buddies opened this little takeout spot in Northeast 13 years ago. Main attractions: late hours and cheap prices.


Mangialardo and Sons Inc. Italian Deli

Washington, DC

In business for 57 years, this third-generation, family-run Italian sandwich shop is one block from the Potomac Avenue Metro in a predominately residential area.


Hovermale's Tastes Best

Fort Washington, MD

Reliable 1950s-era drive-in fare and Dip Tops - cones of vanilla soft-serve dipped in dark chocolate.


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