Day 58: Enjoy Dinner (and beer!) at Casey Jones in La Plata, MD

Casey Jones is La Plata, MD’s best kept secret. While it’s a great place to eat, drink, and socialize, it suffers from a bit of an identity crisis.

On one side, pressed against the railroad tracks (hence the name) is everybody’s favorite local bar.  One the other side is The Crossing, a restaurant that strives to be upscale by offering complicated dishes like roast duck and prime rib amidst a quiet, classy atmosphere.  What makes Casey Jones really interesting is that they have more or less accomplished this juxtaposition successfully, with a raucous bar atmosphere co-existing peacefully without interruption of the fine dining next door.

It goes without saying that the food here is outstanding.  The Ahi Tuna I had last time was perfection on a plate, and the baked Alaska dessert is incredible.  The chef has put a lot of work into creating a menu of interesting dishes, pairing strong choices into a fine palate, and their crab cake sandwiches are also top notch.

Casey Jones is the perfect place to be on a Friday night, regardless of whether you prefer dressing up or just hanging out.

Where:

417 East Charles Street
La Plata, MD, 20646

Contact:

301 392-5116

Hours:

Mon – Sat:  11:30 am – 1:30 am

Website:

http://www.casey-jones.com

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