Casey Jones Restaurant and Pub to Close

July 24, 2018

Casey Jones Restaurant and Pub in a La Plata, which has been a landmark in the area since 1980, will be closing August 4, 2018.

It will be replaced by a new restaurant from Washington D.C. restaurant group EatWell DC.

The new restaurant will be named The Charles — Farm Table & Public House and will open Oct. 1, 2018. It will be the sixth restaurant for EatWell DC, whose other restaurants include Logan Tavern, Commissary, Grillfish, The Pig and The Bird. This will be its first restaurant in Maryland.

Casey Jones Restaurant recently posted the following information on their Facebook Page.

As some of you may of already heard, Casey Jones Restaurant and Pub will be closing its doors after 38 years. From that cold ground hog day in February 1980 when Nora opened for the first time until we close our doors on August 4th 2018, some of the most remarkable people will have walked through our doors. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all those people, you all have been a part of our laughter and tears over the years. We have made new friends, lost some old ones, watched weddings and births. Survived some really bad times (like the tornado) and came back strong as ever. We never could of done any of it without all of your support and love. Without all of you we would of never been a part of this small but growing town we have called Home. We are saddened that this journey in our lives has come to an end but also excited because it means a new adventure. We would be honored to have you join us on Saturday, August 4th to help us say goodbye to yet another icon. We will be here all day starting at 11:00 am till close that night. Stop in, let’s have one last one for Nora, John, Mark, Paul and Lisa. Let’s have one last one for Casey Jones.


40 Responses to Casey Jones Restaurant and Pub to Close

  1. Charles on July 24, 2018 at 6:59 am

    Hopefully the new place won’t last

    • Shawn on July 25, 2018 at 6:18 am

      You hope a business fails? You must be fun at parties.

      • Charles on July 26, 2018 at 7:22 am

        I sure am…I’m a hoot :)

    • Anonymous on July 25, 2018 at 7:25 am

      So, you want the new place to fail…why would you even say something so ignorant?

      • Charles on July 26, 2018 at 7:25 am

        Because who needs people from Dc coming into La Plata and ruining it? I guess I’m not one of the brainwashed sheep

        • Yuuup on July 27, 2018 at 9:33 am

          It’s not the DC people that would be going to that restaurant ruining La Plata…it’s the DC type people that are robbing the La Plata CVS (3 DC men). Trust me, the DC people that would be ruining anywhere are not the ones that would be frequenting farm to table restaurants…

    • Anonymous on July 25, 2018 at 9:19 am

      How nice you to say that…end of sarcasm.

      • Jen on July 25, 2018 at 6:26 pm

        He’s right and you know it. Don’t be butthurt about the truth

        • Anonymous on July 26, 2018 at 4:29 am

          He’s right about what?It’s an opinion you dumba## LOL

        • Anonymous on July 26, 2018 at 12:44 pm

          So Jen, you would rather see it set empty also? Got it.

          • Jen on July 26, 2018 at 2:33 pm

            Better empty for the right people to come in vs trash from DC

    • Seriously??? on July 25, 2018 at 10:18 am

      what a crappy thing to say!! I’m sad to see Casey’s go but to wish ill on a new business starting up in the center of town??

      • Jen on July 25, 2018 at 6:24 pm

        Because anything that comes from DC is trash. I hope it crashes miserably

        • Anonymous on July 26, 2018 at 9:02 am

          You do know the farm that this company uses for it’s fresh foods is in Charles County, right? Maybe we can put that farm out of business while we are at it. Losers.

          • Jen on July 26, 2018 at 2:34 pm

            Not a bad idea :D

    • How ironic on July 25, 2018 at 10:55 am

      As long as they continue to use work release inmate from the detention center as Casey Jones does they should have the same success.

    • Anonymous on July 25, 2018 at 2:11 pm

      I hope it fails too!!! F-these DC Aholes

      • Jen on July 25, 2018 at 6:23 pm

        Send them packing, La Plata doesn’t need trash from DC- Waldorf is proof of that!

    • Ted Nugent on July 26, 2018 at 12:37 pm

      Yeah, hopefully it will fail and put all the employees on unemployment.

  2. Bunkie on July 24, 2018 at 8:47 am

    I guess the only positive thing to happen to La Plata was the VanGo stop getting moved from the lot in front of Walmart

    • Anonymous on July 24, 2018 at 1:11 pm

      If you live there you’re already screwed. It’s waldorf junior or aka PG South and only getting worse. Now where’s “Charlene” with her prayers only for laplata. Only time she posts.

      • Charlene on July 26, 2018 at 5:46 am

        Prayers! For the commuters and all the victims of strong arm robberies and assaults at the La Plata Park and Ride!

        • Rebecca on July 27, 2018 at 9:54 am

          How about praying for La Plata to power wash the urine from the bus shelters? It’s disgusting! The van go clients are relieving themselves in there. Way to go laplata, keep it safe and classy…..NOT!

    • Jim Goldsmith on July 24, 2018 at 2:42 pm

      Positive? Now people are being accosted by derelicts and thugs at the park and ride! Who’s stupid idea was that?! Now, people cant safely use the park and ride. A camera trailer was set up today, to watch people being robbed and cars being broken into, that’s just brilliant! Somebody needs to be fired, or run out of office for this debacle!

    • Idiot Alert on July 25, 2018 at 9:21 am

      What does that have to do with this article?

      • BigJake on July 25, 2018 at 3:11 pm

        The Walmart VanGo stop was also a landmark in La Plata. Just ask any crackhead. It ranks up there with Casey Jones. Neither will be missed, unless you are a drunk and/or crackhead!

      • Bunkie on July 25, 2018 at 4:14 pm

        Because Casey’s is closing and people from DC are taking over the building, both of which are negative things happening in La Plata.

        • Close Minded on July 25, 2018 at 7:06 pm

          Based on your logic, only laplata residents own businesses in laplata and laplata only?

          • CaseyJr on July 26, 2018 at 6:23 am

            You swung and missed his point. He’s just against the DC takeover. Next!

        • Carlos Johnson on July 25, 2018 at 8:33 pm

          The food sucked and was overpriced. Maybe the new joint will be better. Hope they have whiting, greens and fried chicken baskets. A good ATM would be nice. Maybe put a VanGo stop out front to get more citizens to drop in the new place?

          • Kelvin Butler on July 26, 2018 at 4:34 pm

            Word! You know that’s right!

        • hello on August 2, 2018 at 8:46 am

          The people who are reopening the Casey Jones are WHITE…stupid

  3. Margaret on July 24, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    I always though that Casey Jones would be there for ever . My parents want there and I spend nights after work. I hope that what ever happens it will good. I am very sad and will miss seeing the sign and the memories.

    • Cinderella Jones on July 26, 2018 at 9:42 am

      So, Casey Jones was your utopia? Take it from me, girl, you really need to get a life.

  4. Don on July 26, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    I guess you don’t understand that while they have DC resturaunts they supply them with their natural farm located in Laplata.

  5. Don on July 26, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    While they run DC resturaunts they supply them from their natural farm located in LaPlata

    • RealGreenBean on July 27, 2018 at 9:57 am

      You mean via the wholesale market in Jessup, right? Just like the fake homegrown produce at the fake farmers market. People keep falling for it. Suckers!

  6. Pyine on July 26, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Lived here 30 years and never heard of this place. No wonder it’s closing

    • Gary G Glitter on July 27, 2018 at 1:30 pm

      You must be a hermit.

  7. Anonymous on July 31, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Charles county is done. The savages have completely took over.