Dunkin’ Donuts Now Open in Courthouse

by ARLnow.com January 14, 2013 at 3:45 pm 2,545 47 Comments

New Dunkin' Donuts store in CourthouseJust a month after interior construction started, a new Dunkin’ Donuts store has opened at 2201 Wilson Blvd in Courthouse.

The new Dunkin’ location is offering free medium hot or iced coffee this week to celebrate its grand opening.

The store is open from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, we’re told.

Dunkin’ Donuts replaces a former Quiznos restaurant in the Wilson Blvd storefront.

Photo by Stephanie Todd

  • Deadite


  • DCBuff

    My day just got better.

  • DynaFlash 8

    “Car 54, where are you?”

  • B22201

    Though, I like that they were able to build the thing super-fast. If I’m on that block, my coffee needs will still come from Java Shack.

  • CrystalMikey


  • Time to Make the Donuts

    So much nicer than the Quiznos, which was just gross. Really cool digital screens for menus…and get this, lots of donuts! Property Values in Court House just went up!!!

    • Tabs

      Yeah, what happened to that chain? It started out great–and then the quality just went down the tubes.

      • Wry

        See my full post below. They used to make them on-site and now they make them at some central location and truck ’em in.

  • JohnB2


  • novasteve

    The only way that place could have more cops is if it were a a car without a tax sticker.

    • Steven Joel

      Oh my goodness, how unfunny that comment is.

      • Libby

        Actually, considering the level of kvetching that goes on at this site about ACPD enforcing tax code, I think it was a pretty funny comment!

        • novasteve

          Libby, the person you are responding to doesn’t live or work in Arlington. He’s only here to stalk me. So he wouldn’t know what actually occurs in Arlington.

          • drax

            How do you know who he is and where he lives and works?

  • DarkHeart

    Where is medium hot on a scale from 1 to 10?

    • Douglas Parker

      Medium size, hot or iced coffee. Not medium hot coffee.

  • Hee-Haw

    Yes, this deserves a Stuart Scott “Boo-Yah !”

  • 350sbc


  • School Marm

    As if there aren’t enough land whales lumbering about.

    • R. Griffon

      Actually, I’m pleasantly surprised by Arlingtonian’s relative health and lack of obesity. Have you been to middle America lately? It’s nothing short of a train wreck.

      • PL25rd

        So true – I’m usually stunned when I go back to my native rural Carolina for a visit. It takes me a few days to adjust from being normal-sized around here to being the smallest woman in the store/room down there.

  • Doug

    Great, Now people know where to get their cream with a splash of coffee!

  • Swag

    That place is gonna make bank.

  • Buckingham Bandit

    Nothing like seeing people cheering the arrival of another overpriced junk food chain.

  • Wry

    Three words: Black Raspberry Filled. The drive-through Dunkie’s near Wilson and 10th (now Pio Pio, which looks to me like a money-laundering operation; nobody ever eats there) used to make their own donies on-site. When you got them fresh they were HEAVEN! Now mostly they just truck ’em around and they are stale and dull. Also they never have Black Raspberry Filled.

    • CW

      Fortunately, you are still making ridiculous abbreviations of random words on-site daily.

      • drax

        Maybe he has a small child at home or something. “Does the widdle baby want his Dunkie donie?”

      • Josh S

        The arrogance of youth?

      • dan homles

        .Awesome place! AWESOME PEOPLE. The cashier Carlos was the best, he got my order right and made 1st visit Awesome!

  • Cakes

    My dad used to take me there in the mid 80s. We’d sit at the counter and eat egg crois’anwiches. I miss my dad.

  • Drunk_IrishChick

    Well the place is a disorganized mess…I just got coffee and asked for it black and got cream and sugar and they mischarged me, 3 people were screaming for the manager…only had about 7-8 doughnut choices

    • CrystalMikey

      Well that sucks, but the place is new. Takes a bit for a well-oiled machine to get greased and start running smoothly.

      • drax

        And it is literally “well-oiled.”

        • CrystalMikey

          I was waiting for that…and in 2 minutes. Not bad.

          • drax

            I don’t mess around.

      • Ditto

        I was there this morning as well. I waited to the side for about 10 minutes after I paid before I had to remind someone I was still owed one donut and one free coffee. There was a woman who left and returned in the time I was waiting complaining about a wrong sandwich order, and another guy had been waiting since before I got there for them to fix the incorrect charge on his card. The employees apologized, and when I got to my office, they had given me three donuts instead of one.

    • CW

      And I’m sure you never got bad service at a DDs in BAHHHHHHHHHHston

      • Deadite

        Is that a Chicago accent?

  • Get Healthy`

    Thankfully, the opening of Protein Bar in Ballston will counteract the opening of DD.

  • P. Monroe

    I’d go get some free coffee but I don’t want to put myself in close proximity to the doughnuts/donuts.

  • pol

    Has anyone checked the immigration status of the workeres here?

  • CrackyKreme

    Need a Krispy Kreme to open where the multiple chinnesse places have been and failed on the other side of Clarendon from DD…much better doughnuts!!

  • trackwork4ever

    Will the free coffee still be available this weekend?

  • Jake O

    We seriously need a Waffle House in Arlington…they service a wonderful cup of ‘joe’…

    • Buckingham Bandit

      Outside of the fact that urban stores are completely outside of their business model…

    • HateAtlanta

      Um Waffle House? This isn’t the sticks or trashy Atlanta. We’re about 700 miles north of that mess.

      Waffle House is boring, generic, and their food sucks.

  • Anne

    What a joke! This place is horrid. Nobody who works here knows the menu. It usually takes about three tries to order a small non-fat latte. And no matter how many times you say it (or whether you use “skim” or “non-fat”) they inevitably ask “with skim milk?” and “what size?” when they finally find it on the register. Want a Boston Cream donut? You’ll have to repeat that three times as well. “Did you say you wanted a maple donut?” No. “A plain donut?” No. Boston Cream. “Oh. How many?” Re-train, re-hire, or you’re going out of business as soon as the free coffee promotion is over.


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