College Park Restaurants

Northwest Chinese Food

7313 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
240-714-4473

Chinese


 

$
$9.50
 

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Excellent Value

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Don Rockwell
 
Hua Wang's tiny noodle house delivers authentic dishes and big flavors at dirt cheap prices. As the name suggests, the menu focuses on dishes from northwest China, particularly those grounded in Shaanxi cuisine.
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (1/20/2016)
"… Wang hails from Shenyang in Liaoning Province, a region known for flavors as bold and exaggerated as a certain presidential candidate. Her dishes, heavy on noodles, are a frontal assault of garlic, chili oil and aged Shaanxi vinegar, a smoky, woody, inky liquid made from sorghum, barley and peas. You’ll be wiping both your hands and your nose when dining here. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (5/5/2016) — Cheap Eats 2016
"… To fully appreciate Hua Wang’s little thing of a place, you need to be a tang-head. You need, that is, to love vinegar—specifically the complex depth of Shaanxi vinegar, a dark, earthy, faintly smoky liquid that punches up, for instance, her sour soup with tiny pork dumplings (a marvel, and only $6) as well as her “cold skin noodles,” a plate of noodles, cucumbers, peanuts, and tofu that’s so much more than just its core elements. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
 
Don Rockwell does not recommend this restaurant.

Sweetgreen

8300 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
240-770-4443

Salads
Healthy

 

$
$9.90
 

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Excellent Value

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Don Rockwell
 
This rapidly-expanding local chain with locations in the DC area, New York, Philadelphia, and Boston, offers healthy, good-quality salads. With its emphasis on fresh, local ingredients and calories posted on the menu, it's one of our picks for healthy "cheap eats."
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The Washington Post has not reviewed this restaurant.
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Washington Post
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (12/1/2007)
The last word from Washingtonian is this badly outdated review of the original Georgetown location. The chain has expanded up the East Coast and hosts a yearly music festival. But it still follows the same basic format: salads and yogurt, featuring local ingredients and numerous toppings. See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
 
Don Rockwell does not recommend this restaurant.

Fishnet

5010 Berwyn Rd.
College Park, MD 20740
301-220-1070

Seafood
Turkish

 

$
$12.89
 

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Good Value

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Don Rockwell
 
Owner Ferhat Yelcin's original College Park fish shack is off the beaten path. The newer, more glitzy DC location is just off well-traveled U Street. Either offers simple, fresh fish, lovingly prepared as sandwiches and fish sticks, with good sides like slaw and fries.
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Unrated (12/21/2011)
"Each day brings a handful of fish varieties that can be grilled or fried, then set in a roll with lettuce and tomato and a smear of a house-made sauce." See Full Review…»
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Unrated (5/30/2012) — 100 Cheap Eats 2012
"Ferhat Yalcin keeps it simple. Inspired by the fish stalls around the Bosphorus, the Istanbul native—a former general manager at DC’s Corduroy—features at least three kinds of fresh fish daily." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"A fantastic "seafood shack" with a semi-Turkish twist, owned by the great Ferhat Yalcin"
Ratings Guide:
★★★★ Extraordinary;  ★★★ Excellent;  ★★ Good;  ★ Average
All restaurants listed rate above-average or better. DCDiningGuide.com also includes a number of unrated local favorites, casual places, and other restaurants that we recommend if you’re in the neighborhood.
Price Guide:
$$$$$ Unlimited (>$45); $$$$ Very Expensive ($35-$45); $$$ Expensive ($25-$35); $$ Moderate ($15-$25); Inexpensive (<$15)
Price is based on the average cost of a dinner entree, which generally reflects a third of the cost of a full meal. Please note, however, that appetizer and beverage prices vary widely. Tasting menus are indicated with an asterisk (*).