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Pho in Northern MoCo?

enigmakairos Sep 14, 2007 06:17 AM

A friend and myself vowed to go out for Pho this evening, but the problem is that we have no clue where to go! Anyone have any recommendations for Pho in or preferably north of Gaithersburg?


  1. DanielK Sep 14, 2007 06:26 AM

    In Germantown, Pho Song Long isn't bad. Likewise Pho Nam in Gaithersburg.

    But honestly, it's worth the extra 10 minute drive down 355 to Pho 75 in Rockville. It's by far and away the best Pho in the area, IMO. In fact, I was there for dinner last night, and had one of the best bowls I've ever had.

    Pho Song Long
    11542 Middlebrook Rd, Germantown, MD 20876

    Pho Nam
    15942 Shady Grove Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

    Pho 75 Restaurant
    771 Hungerford Dr, Rockville, MD 20850

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    1. re: DanielK
      reiflame Jan 4, 2008 07:55 PM

      I totally agree; Pho Nam isn't bad (and I work right across the street from it), but Pho 75 is much better.

    2. PJ4 Sep 15, 2007 04:17 PM

      The Pho in Fox Chapel Center is good also. I don't know the full name(it is a number, 75 maybe?). It is next to the India Palace (good too!). The fresh shrimp spring rolls are good too!

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        wookyluvr Dec 24, 2007 11:48 AM

        Adding to this list... Bubble Cafe in Gaithersburg (at corner of QO and 28, in the shopping ctr with Fuddruckers). We enjoy their pho.

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        1. re: wookyluvr
          Meechi Jan 4, 2008 09:50 AM

          I went to Bubble Cafe last night and I did not think it was good. The broth was pretty bland and didnt have that "Pho" taste. It tasted more like Cross Bridge Soup than Pho. Could be because the owners are Chinese and not Vietnamese. The boba was good though but if you want true Pho then Pho 75 is your best bet. Pho Real in Burtonsville also has good Pho sometimes.

          1. re: Meechi
            wookyluvr Jan 4, 2008 02:16 PM

            Thanks for letting us know... we like it, but we are not pho aficionados at all. We've enjoyed it as something new to this part of town and we live very close by. I'm a little embarrassed to say we were probably there at the same time as you last night... our two naughty little boys would have been hard to miss. Anyhow, we will try Pho 75 when we are down that way.

        2. av0055 Dec 24, 2007 12:48 PM

          I think the Pho in Fox Chapel is Pho 81 - we go there for lunch fairly often and it is very good.

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