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Cheap Eats 2008: Pho 75 - Courthouse
Comments () | Published June 1, 2008
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Pho 75 - Arlington
Address: 1721 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: 703-525-7355
Neighborhood: Arlington, Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
Cuisines: Vietnamese, Breakfast
Opening Hours: Open daily 9 AM to 8 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Court House
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Pho, with brisket, fatty brisket, soft tendon, flank stank, tripe, or meatballs; lemon soda; numbers 3, 5, and 9; fresh lemonade; iced coffee.
Price Details: Small pho, $5.95; large pho, $6.80.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Why go: The area’s best, most nourishing fast food from the place that launched the local pho phenomenon three decades ago. Sitting at one of the long communal tables with diners enjoying the noodles makes you feel you’re in a scene out of Tampopo.

What to get: The all-meatball pho; numbers 3, 5, and 9, which offer a nice mix of offal and leaner meats; fresh lemonade; dark, condensed-milk iced coffee.

Best for: A meal on the go that refreshes the spirit and quiets the mind.

Insider tip: Request sawtooth herb in your packet of aromatics along with mint and holy basil; the serrated green fronds lend an unmistakable perfume and a pleasant bitterness to the broth. Thin, sliced onions, available as a side order (50 cents), are an excellent addition, too.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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