I will be staying at the Courtyard in Vienna, VA right next to the Dunn Loring Metro station later this month and would appreciate any suggestions on reasonable ($-$$) places to eat for a single person. I like hole in the wall and value type restaurants that aren't chains. I don't have a car so I'd like to visit someplace close that's walkable. I will be walking down Gallows Rd from Highway 66 to Arlington Rd. Looking at maps online, it seems like it's a mile or so in each direction. I hope the area isn't too dangerous for a pedestrian to be walking in traffic wise. If Lee Highway is too scary to cross for a pedestrian, then are there any options at the corner of Lee Highway and Gallows Rd?
I thought I would ask here since most of the time a hotel will recommend chains. The hotel has a Vienna, VA address but it seems like it you walk a block or two south you are in Merrifield if that helps any.
Thank you for any information and I hope this request isn't too unusual.