Quarry House Tavern

8401 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20910


Neighborhood: Silver Spring/Takoma Park

Cuisines: American

Opening Hours:
Open Sunday to Thursday 5 PM to midnight; Friday and Saturday 5 PM to 2 AM.

Nearby Metro Stops: Silver Spring

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Rowdy

Reservations: Not Needed


Best Dishes:
Fried pickles; tater tots; hot dog; burger.

Dirt Cheap Eats 2009: Quarry House Tavern

Looking at the menu, with its hummus and house-made chips, you wouldn’t guess you were in a 70-year-old basement dive. But that’s what this music hall/hipster hangout is. It’s run by Jackie Greenbaum, the wild-haired proprietor of the more expensive Jackie’s Restaurant a few blocks away.

As with many a great bar, the kitchen relies heavily on the fryer, turning out battered pickle spears ($4) and crunchy tater tots ($3.50). Hot dogs ($5) are from Wisconsin brat king Usinger’s, and you can get your half-pound burger ($8) topped not just with the usual cheddar but with blue cheese or provolone. The beer list is replete with Belgian blonds, thick English ales, and stateside microbrews. And there’s PBR and Michelob for the true dive lovers.

Open Monday through Thursday for dinner, Friday through Sunday for lunch and dinner.

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