Moby Dick is Coming to Cabin John Village

Courtesy of @MobyDickKabob

Moby Dick House of Kabob, the local restaurant group that is currently expanding, has signed on to open a new restaurant in Potomac’s Cabin John Village. The new location will be adjacent to Colony Grill on the back side of the shopping center.

This will be the second Potomac restaurant for Moby Dick, and they have an existing Potomac location 4.5 miles away in the Potomac Promenade shopping center off of Falls Rd. The opening of the Cabin John Village location, which isn’t expected until 2025, will not impact the current Potomac location.

Founder Mike Daryoush emigrated to the United States from Iran in 1975. He opened a small sandwich shop in 1987 in Bethesda, Maryland, serving a few Middle Eastern dishes. He changed to a Persian menu and added a clay oven in 1989. The name references one of the biggest kabob joints in Tehran, which was right near the American Embassy during the Shah’s time. It was called Moby Dick, apparently because the owner really liked the book. Daryoush passed away on May 9, 2019, only a week after the chain’s 30th anniversary.

“The Moby Dick House of Kabob story is not unlike many other great ‘realize the American dream’ stories: have an idea, work hard to make it happen, create value for others, and your idea matures into a successful venture. Through it all, Moby Dick continues to be unyielding in the belief of “never cutting corners.” This is the inspiration behind the kabobs, gyros, falafel, baklava, and our other food items with the character that you love and crave.”

The news of Moby Dick Kabob coming to Cabin John Village was previously reported by Store Reporter.

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