About The Globe And Laurel
The Globe & Laurel and Major Rick Spooner
Major Richard Spooner opened the Globe and Laurel restaurant in 1968. When he retired, after more than 29 years of service in the Marines, his wife Gloria helped convince him to turn his passion for great food and service from a part-time hobby into a full-time job. The Spooners want their restaurant to honor the men and women who "strap on a sidearm or wear a uniform or badge" in service to this great country. The Globe & Laurel is dedicated to fine dining and the perpetuation of the proud history of our corps of Marines. Many consider Major Spooner the "living historian of the Marine Corps".
The Globe features a large collection of military memorabilia, including an original Medal of Honor and Victoria Cross. The charm, atmosphere, and camaraderie of the Globe & Laurel have been mentioned in numerous books, periodicals, and television shows including but not limited to: The Washington Times, The Fredericksburg Free Lance Star, Fredericksburg.com, mystery novels by Patricia Cornwell, August Patriot by Leland Stevens, A Portrait of the Stars and Stripes by Bud Hanning, Navy/Marine Times, and Restaurant USA. The Spooners and The Globe and Laurel have also been featured on Fox News' "War Stories", the History Channel, and the Food Network.
The Globe and Laurel was originally located on Broadway Street in the town of Quantico, but in 1973 a fire gutted the original building. The Globe and Laurel subsequently reopened in the town of Triangle, just outside the main gate of Marine Corps Base Quantico. Because of a Prince William County construction project that widened US 1, which ran in front of The Globe and Laurel, the building was closed and destroyed in May 2008. In 2008, The Globe & Laurel relocated to a bigger and better location in Stafford, Virginia, just a few miles south of the National Museum of the Marine Corps.