Clare and Don’s is a pretty terrible pun on Clarendon, but we forgive it because the nice patio, surfboards on the wall, and live music almost every night make us feel like we’re spending our Happy Hour in a (mildly cheesy) tiki hut. Come here for a casual date or to escape from the city with some fruity drinks and fried seafood. And for those who saw “Falls Church” and immediately lost interest - it’s only a few minutes outside Arlington.
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A meal at Green Pig Bistro will be meat heavy and very good. Bring a big group and sit at the communal table.
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