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W&OD Trail restos

Dennis S | May 4, 2006 09:50 AM

We've got a bike trailer for the little one and have made a number of short forays, but want to make a longer trip every couple of weekends over the summer. We're starting in Reston and can go either way, but I figured I should open the thread to the whole trail. For me, I would like to know about places where we can be potentially a little sweaty and have a young kid.

Is the place in Ashburn still going? With the BBQ and ice cream in the old store?

I'll start off with Reston/Herndon a bit for those that might end up in that area on their rides:

Plaza America, across from the Fannie Mae (or is it Sallie Mae) building has a number of offerings, including Whole Foods, Philly Mike's, Chicken Out, Vie De France. There is outside seating for any of these in the middle of the complex, to the left of Whole Foods as you're looking at it.

Town Center would have a few offerings, including Paolos. Outdoor seating there as well.

By going north on Wiehle a couple of miles, you can find Lake Anne Plaza which is great for al fresco dining and a small event in itself if you've never been (and a farmer's market on Sat mornings).


When the trail crosses Elden, you're near old town. Jimmy's does outstanding food for a bar (though the ride back may be a long one). Great Harvest bakery is also in old town as well as a Dairy Queen.

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