(Courtesy Mount Vernon Inn)
Candlelit dining with George and Martha favorites like hoecakes, peanut-chestnut soup, plus bacon-cheddar burger, duck with apricot sauce, crab cakes, fried chicken, steaks. Children’s menu. Fireplace. Live music some nights. Weekend brunch, happy hour Tues.-Fri. in tavern/bar. Hours may vary, though generally: Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Tues.-Thurs. 4-8:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 4-9 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Eight miles south of Alexandria at parkway terminus.