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“Fast and tasty”

Moby Dick House of Kabob
Ranked #12 of 141 Restaurants in McLean
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Persian
Good for: Child-friendly
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Good for: Child-friendly
Reviewed 24 July 2013

This restaurant was across the street from the hotel that I was staying at, so thought I would try it. The kabobs were delicious and the service quick. I would go there again.

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Thank newtothesouth
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

The lamb was not impressive as further down the road at Amoos, which was amazing. Still, if you want some fast Persian food, why not? Perhaps the beef and chicken is better- I didn't try those.

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Reviewed 8 May 2013

An odd name (what does the Great White Whale have to do with kabobs or Persia?), but a great place.

I’ve been eating the kabobs at Moby Dick for close to two decades. I’ve introduced friends and family to the place, and I’ll continue going back.

While the service, prices and food are all excellent here (at least by the standards of a casual eating establishment), it’s really all about the food here. Whether you order a kabob platter or sandwich, or one of the daily specials, there’s no skimping. The meats are all nicely seasoned, grilled to perfection and bursting with flavor. The flat bread comes right out of the tandoor-style oven and is a perfect accompaniment to the rich kabobs. If you order a platter, be sure to ask for some of the ta-dig, the crust that forms on the bottom of the rice pot. It’s a crispy treat with a texture that complements the rice.

The drill here … line up at the counter, place your order and pay for it, then find a table and wait for your number to be called. There’s no table service here, and only soft drinks, and you have to bus your tray when you leave. Like I said, casual dining. But it’s always busy, especially at lunch time, and it never fails to delight.

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Thank John V
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

Good choice with to stop in with family. There are lots of menu items to select from and the food is very good. We ended up selecting a number of items to share at the table and everyone was happy. Try ordering as you along instead of all of once (you will waste less that way).

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Thank vamosalbiceleste
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Reviewed 3 February 2013

The hummus is awesome, as is the bread they serve. The kabobs can't be beat; we nearly always get ours with rice, not bread. Restaurant itself is unremarkable; we almost never eat there. We do pick up and take out a lot. Would call this place excellent for the food, but knocked it down a notch as it's not a great place to sit and eat.

We have taken out from here at least fifty times.

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Thank lectrongrl
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