If you’re looking for great food, head on over to Prince George’s County. Whether you’re in the mood for seafood, burgers, pub food, or authentic Asian fare, this area will not disappoint. Here are some favorites that you shouldn’t miss.
This smokehouse has mouthwatering barbecue. Kloby’s Texas-style beef brisket is the house specialty and comes highly recommended. Additional classics include pulled pork, beef ribs, and smoked turkey breast. Their homemade sides include mac-n-cheese, collard greens, balsamic brussel sprouts, and sweet potatoes, just to name a few. Pair your meal with a cold craft beer or sample from their extensive bourbon list to round out your meal.
The Walrus Oyster & Ale House
When in the Chesapeake Bay area, seafood is a must. The Walrus Oyster & Ale House is one of the latest additions to the National Harbor’s restaurant community and does the Chesapeake Bay proud with their take on Maryland seafood. Start off at the shucking bar for an array of local oysters or grab a table and enjoy some steamers. Great appetizers include their deviled eggs, jumbo lump crab dip, and oysters Rockefeller, or you can jump to the main courses and decide between land and sea or indulge in the surf-n-turf. Enjoy a variety of beverages from craft beers to blended cocktails.
Set in the National Harbor, Grace’s Mandarin is a stunning three story restaurant with two outdoor patios and waterfall that spans all three stories. Aside from the spectacular ambiance, Grace’s Mandarin serves up a fusion of modern Asian style dishes derived from local ingredients. Enjoy some sushi from their extensive and creative sushi menu. Their appetizers include favorites such as shanghai chicken wings and a tempura sampler. Main courses vary from curries, noodles, vegetarian, seafood, and beef or chicken dishes. We recommend ordering a few things and then sharing them family style.
Rip’s Country Inn
Known for its homemade comfort food, Rip’s Country Inn has been in business since 1952. Located on the edge of town, Rip’s is set in a rustic barn which creates a cozy and welcoming setting. Their breakfast menu serves up home-style favorites such as corned beef hash and eggs, as well as some more gourmet items like smoked salmon eggs benedict. Lunch doesn’t disappoint either, with a large menu of appetizers such as fried green tomatoes and crab balls, signature sandwiches such as a Monte Cristo, and lunch house specials such as the Maryland fish fry. The dinner menu is equally impressive, with choices of entree salads, steak and chops, seafood options, and homemade favorites such as Maryland fried chicken and chicken sauté.
Crab Cake Cafe
On the more casual side, the Crab Cake Cafe takes their crab cakes to a whole other level. The menu does offer specialty soups and salads, but the crab cake is the highlight. They have six crab cake sandwiches on the menu, ranging from your traditional Maryland crab cake to some more creative items such as the Hawaiian crab cake, Tex Mex crab cake, and the Firecracker crab cake. Other sandwiches include a Chesapeake chicken club and a vegetarian option. Crab cake and shrimp entrees are also available if you aren’t in the mood for a sandwich.
Old Line Bistro
The Old Line Bistro is a casual but creative dining experience. Their eclectic menu pairs nicely with their extensive wine and beer list. The menu offers something for everyone, with starters ranging from goat cheese flatbread with caramelized onions, apple and arugula, or old line wings. The brunch menu offers bottomless mimosas as well as some delicious options such as red velvet waffles and fried chicken or a crab Benedict.
You can’t go wrong when it comes to dining in Prince George’s County. What is your favorite dining spot in Prince George County? We’d love to hear your recommendations.