Hungry diners descend as Bob & Edith’s Diner opens Huntington location

HUNTINGTON, Va. — Bob & Edith’s Diner recently opened its second 24-hour location in Fairfax County and its fourth in Northern Virginia.

The diner — with its 12 booths, nine tables and 10 counter stools — seats about 84 people in the Huntington Station location at 5918 North Kings Highway.

Within that strip center, Bob & Edith’s takes the spot that used to be home to an auto parts store.

The diner sports a traditional 1950s look with blue and white tile and blue tables with blue and white chairs.

Bob & Edith’s opened its newest location within walking distance of the Huntington Metro on Tuesday, Aug. 1 and has been in the making since last fall.

Unlike the other Bob & Edth’s locations in Springfield and Arlington, the music isn’t blaring when you walk in, but the menu is the same.

There’s no question people are interested in the place. Over the weekend, crowds packed the diner and lines extended out the door.

Bob & Edith's Diner in Huntington opened Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
Bob and Edith's Diner has been months in the making. The building used to house an auto parts store. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Bob and Edith's fourth location is in a strip center at 5918 North Kings Highway in Huntington. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Crowds wait in line outside of Bob and Edith's Huntington location Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, the sixth day the diner was open. This is the line before the Kellehers ate breakfast. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher) WTOP/Ed Kelleher
Bob & Edith's Diner in the Huntington section of Fairfax County seats about 84. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Breakfast diners packed Bob & Edith's on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Bob & Edith's Diner has seating for 10 at the counter. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Bob & Edith's Diner has a blue and white color scheme. The tiles are dark blue or white while the tables are blue. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
On each table is a history of Bob & Edith's Diner, the first of which opened in Arlington on Columbia Pike. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Bob & Edith's Diner offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Daily specials are posted on a chalkboard at Bob & Edith's Diner in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County, Virginia. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
French toast with two eggs and bacon on Sunday at Bob & Edith's Diner cost $9.09. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Here's a look a the two eggs and four slices of bacon that came with the french toast. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
One of the Sunday specials was a pecan waffle with hashbrowns and turkey sausage for $9.09. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
Enjoy the home fries at Bob & Edith's. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
Bob & Edith's Diner in Huntington opened Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. The diner is open 24 hours. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
A crowd of people waits outside Bob & Edith's Diner in Huntington on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. This is the line after the Kellehers ate breakfast. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)

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