File District Commons under: Top Foggy Spots to Bring the Parents. It’s a huge restaurant serving classic American food, and it has much fewer tourists than Founding Farmers, which it’s usually grouped with. It’s not a mind-blowing experience, but it’s safe - especially if your mom “loooooves” oysters and “absolutely has to” try crab cakes while she’s visiting you “in the South.” It doesn’t need to be at the top of your list, but if you need a big table on short notice, they can probably accommodate.
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