I grew up in Texas and have been to the first Chilis restaurant. It's one of my favorite places to go for eating out. This location never seems busy or crowded; I'm not sure why. It's next door to On the Border, which is always crowded. The only discernible difference is that Chilis doesn't give you the free chips that its neighbor does. Regardless, you can expect to find fast and courteous service here, plus the usual yummy food.
Whether you go here on a weeknight or on the weekend, expect to wait 15-20 minutes before you get seated. You won't mind the wait, though, once you take a bite of your dinner. You can customize your burritos and the staff is flexible about allowing substitutions, even for their combo items. Prices are about what you'd pay for Don Pablo's, but the tacos just taste better here.
Amphora's has always been the place where my husband and I go for a late at night dinner. The location is convenient to our house and Wolf Trap (where we volunteer). The food is good and there are plenty of options, whether you want breakfast food, vegetarian dishes, typical Greek fare, etc. The only negative I have to say is that, if you eat your food there, expect to be sitting for a long time. It takes awhile to get your food. I don't know why it takes so long; if you phone ahead, you can have your food ready in 10 minutes, compared to the 20-30 you'll find if you eat there.
The staff are courteous and take the time to get to know you. It's wonderful to walk in and have your order finished before you even pay. The food is good, and the options (such as sizes and portions) are good. The only negative is that Jerry's tends to be a bit higher priced than Subway, but it makes up for it in the amount of food you get.