Langley Park Restaurants

Pho 75

1510 University Blvd E
Langley Park, MD 20783
301-434-7844

Vietnamese
Pho

 

$
$7.75
 

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Don Rockwell
 
This no-frills pho parlor is the one that started it all (the Rosslyn location is the original), and it's still our favorite. You may find pho as good elsewhere, but you won't find better.
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Unrated (Undated)
"…The steaming Vietnamese classic (pronounced FUH) is good on its own, better when a diner adds a few accents from the accompanying plate of licorice-like Thai basil, crisp bean sprouts, fiery jalapeno and fresh lime. …" See Full Review…»
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Unrated (6/11/2012) — 100 Cheap Eats 2012
Washingtonian notes that "these quick-serve shops remain the standard to this day—remarkable in a business predicated on change, especially considering the flood of competition." See Full Review…»
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Italic — Recommended
"Surely the best chain Pho in the DC area." See 1/15/2011 Review…»

Sardi's

1159 University Blvd E
Langley Park, MD 20912
301-755-5777

Chicken
Peruvian

 

$
$7.95
 

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Don Rockwell
 
This chain of Peruvian chicken joints has some of the best pollo a la brasa around. Its popularity means the chicken doesn't have time to sit around, so it's usually fresh.
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Unrated (5/1/2014)
After numerous visits to the Takoma Park location, I feel confident in saying that this Sardi’s outlet produces some of the best Peruvian chicken around — and some of the most inconsistent. See Full Review…»
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Unrated (5/5/2016) — Cheap Eats 2016
"A busy restaurant isn’t always a sign that a restaurant is good. In the case of pollo a la brasa, however, the surest indication that you’re in for a terrific meal is a line stretching to the door. What that high volume ensures is that the chickens don’t have time to sit in warming ovens, becoming dry. You can be sure Sardi’s will be swarmed when you arrive, no matter the time of day, which means you can also be sure that a bird will be plucked off the spit while you wait, hot and dripping with juice and carved to order in front of you. …" See Full Review…»
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Woodlands

8046 New Hampshire Ave.
Langley Park, MD 20783
301-434-4202

Indian
Vegetarian

 

$
$10.95
 

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Don Rockwell
 
The southern Indian vegetarian food at Woodlands is so good, even the most dedicated carnivore won't miss the meat. The two-restaurant chain is famous for its cheap buffet, which is excellent. But the food is even better when ordered fresh off the menu, particularly the dosas. The giant crepe-like wraps are some of the best around.
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Unrated (7/30/2015)
"Since 1998, Woodlands has enticed even committed carnivores with its vegetarian buffet based on dishes from India's Udupi region. "Our customers drive from all around to have an authentic South Indian experience" (including dosa: a flexible, crepe-like bread served plain or stuffed with potatoes, chutney and more), says owner Anand Poojary, 51. …" See Full Review…»
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Unrated (5/5/2016) — Cheap Eats 2016
"If you’ve never been to this restaurant specializing in southern India’s meatless fare, you have to start with a dosa, a thin, crunchy rice crepe that, in size and appearance, calls to mind a loosely rolled poster. It usually comes filled—say, with a hash of potatoes and onions. Dip a piece into the little cup of coconut chutney. A sublime taste, and the best introduction to what this kitchen is able to accomplish, year after year, without meat or fish. …" See Full Review…»
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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.
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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 (*).