One of Benjamin Franklin’s last theories was that taking in a good view while eating aids both in digestion and in the ability to squeeze milk out of coal. Prove him half right with today's Groupon to The Electric Palm Restaurant, in Woodbridge. For $25, you get $60 worth of surf 'n' turf cuisine and drinks Monday–Thursday, or $50 worth of fare and drinks Friday–Sunday. The restaurant will be open on Mondays starting in April and depending on the weather. This Groupon is valid for the indoor and outdoor dining rooms but is not valid for the tiki bar.
From its waterfront perch on the Prince William marina surveying the Occoquan River, this delectably lively eatery boasts fresh sea and land fare along with friendly, attentive service in both its indoor and outdoor dining areas. Settle in with menu offerings such as the mussels, which flex their succulence in marinara or garlic-infused sauce ($11), then cruise down the flavor highway while clutching a crab-cake sandwich ($13) or doffing a beret to the french dip, horseradish-laden beef seasoned and topped with gooey swiss cheese ($11). The eight-ounce filet mignon packs a pugilist punch of juiciness ($23), and the blackened mahi-mahi enjoys its reign atop linguini while being flanked by shrimp in a beurre-blanc sauce ($26).
Sidle up to weekends while dressed in the regular weekend spy gear to enjoy Sunday breakfast from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Early-bird hunger havers can nosh on such savory staples as the cheese omelette ($7.50), the breakfast burrito ($6.50), or the french toast ($6.50). Beverages of the adult variety are plentiful and pair well with the variety of cuisine. While not included in the Groupon, the tiki bar serves menu items of its own and showcases energetic bands grooving and shaking it at the week's end.