Lewis Nicholson Portrait Design

Joe Nardelli and Caroline at the Tune Inn
Lewis Nicholson Portrait Design

Description provided by Sharon L. Lewis:

With all the generic and sterile interiors we encounter, it is a special treat to stop by The Tune Inn. In 1955, Joe Nardelli came to Capitol Hill. Six years later, he put up the remarkable, incredible wall. An avid fisherman and hunter, Joe, with a well-developed sense of humor, assembled myriad trophies, specimens and objects of wonder and amusement for our enjoyment. The Tune Inn is unique not only for its decor and ambiance. For 35 1/2 years, Joe has served up one of the best burgers in town. Pass the long bar to the booths in back, enjoy the "down home" atmosphere, the juke box tunes that [play] on, and feel assured that no fast food franchise will take over. Six years ago, Joe purchased the building. Son Tony joined his father fifteen years ago, while Caroline has greeted regulars for nearly twenty years. Joe, Caroline and Tony give to Capitol Hill true individuality.

Note: this description is from 1990; the address of the Tune Inn was given as 231 1/2 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, but was far as we know it's always been at 331 Pennsylvania Avenue SE. Please contact us if you can offer additional information.

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