Looking for a place to go on a nice daytrip from DC so that it includes a late (2 PM or so) lunch to celebrate a birthday.
For the trip, could be either an urban setting (e.g. Annapolis, Frederick, Frederickburg) or more rural (e.g. shenandoah) where we could go on a short hike or something like that. This is in mid-October. Looking for a two hour drive or less from the city.
Open to most types of food, looking for a place where dress is casual, not real expensive but up moderate to mod. expensive is ok. Don't know much about restaurants in any of these areas.
Most interested in restaurant recs. We can buld the day around that in most any locale.