Cheap Eats 2008: Moby Dick House of Kabob
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Moby Dick House of Kabob - Kingstowne
Address: 5900 Kingstowne Towne Center, Alexandria, VA 22315
Phone: 703-822-9999
Neighborhood: Alexandria
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 11 AM to 10 PM. Open Friday and Saturday 11 AM to 11 PM. Open Sunday 11 AM to 9 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Franconia-Springfield
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: N/A
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes kabob e kubideh; grilled swordfish kebab; hummus.

Why go: The name has it wrong; it’s really the sides—the fluffy, buttered rice sprinkled with brick-colored sumac and the hot, heavenly rounds of blistered bread—that inspire the devotion of Moby’s legions of regulars.

What to get: The juicy, assertively seasoned kabob e kubideh, so tender you can cut it with a plastic fork; grilled swordfish kebab; satiny and garlicky hummus.

Best for: A complete and affordable pre- or postmovie dinner.

Insider tip: Don’t order until fresh disks of bread have been mounted on the wall.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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