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Bob's Noodle 66 vs. Joe's Noodle House

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Bob's Noodle 66 vs. Joe's Noodle House

thetwops | Jan 3, 2008 04:11 PM

Hello All,
I know both of these Rockville restaurants have been discussed extensively on this board, but I had to bring them up again. In the lastest Washingtonian rankings, Bob's Noodle 66 was ranked higher than Joe's Noodle House-- this seems so odd to me. Of course taste in food is subjective (and no need to point out that I'm comparing Taiwanese food to Szechuan), but Joe's, to me, seems to be so much better. Over the years, I have eaten at Joe's dozens of times, and almost have never had a bad meal-- at worst, I've had average meals there. Its definitely one of my absolute favorite restaurants in the area. Bob's, on the other hand, is very hit or miss. Their Chicken and Basil cassarole is fantastic (although I've had it be pretty mediocre once or twice). But almost everything else I've had, especially their appetizers, has been pretty disappointing-- that is, a bit on the bland side, sometimes greasy, sometimes not served hot, etc. Do you agree that Joe's is much better? Do you know why Washingtonian Magazine prefers Bob's? If you prefer Bob's, what on the menu am I missing out on?

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