Artie's is a restaurant tucked in a strip mall on Old Lee Highway, about a mile of Interstate 66 in northern Virginia. For those of us from the city, it's an off-putting location. Not a place where one expects to get a good meal. But my concerns were soon put to rest when we ate there Sunday night.
The food at Artie's was excellent. The baby back ribs, the crab cakes and everything else was very tasty. If you happen to be in the area, it's worth a dining stop.
If you like nautical themes, boat models and murals, then you have an extra reason to go to Artie's -- see the photo -- as these items are prominently displayed among the booths and tables.