Mrs. K’s Tollhouse Restaurant, a longtime fixture in Silver Spring, is on the market for the first time in nearly a century.
The property that houses the restaurant, at the intersection of Dale Drive and Colesville Road, is available for lease for the first time in 90 years, according to a large sign posted on the property.
When reached by phone on Wednesday afternoon, the property’s leasing agent, who did not give his name, said the owners are hoping to find someone to take over the business. He said the sign advertising the property’s availability was posted on Tuesday.
The restaurant, which opened in the 1930s, closed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and attempted to offer take-out temporarily.
Mrs. K’s celebrated its 90th anniversary in April. In a post on The Source of the Spring website, county historians wrote that the “cozy, country restaurant” was successful from the beginning, despite skepticism that people from D.C. would drive there for a homestyle meal.
“Whereas Mrs. K’s quality, service, price and décor appealed to the women it was probably the portions of the meals served that attracted the guys,” the post said.