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Rallo's on Fort Ave - Recent Reviews?

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MarcDC Jun 3, 2008 10:20 AM

I jog pass this diner every time I go to the gym and have always wondered if it's any good. Has anyone been there recently?

I think I might try to get some breakfast there this weekend.... any recommendations? I vaguely recall reading that they have good chipped beef or biscuits and gravy (can't remember which).

Thanks!

  1. JonParker Jun 3, 2008 01:19 PM

    I've never been, but if you do go please report back. I go by there all the time and I'm curious about it myself.

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      MarcDC Jun 4, 2008 07:41 AM

      i'll try to make it there for breakfast this weekend and report back

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      chowsearch Jun 3, 2008 02:37 PM

      heavy on color, light on taste. derivation of the dishes is german bawlmer, i.e., heavy. real characters as servers and eaters. closes early.

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        Hal Laurent Jun 3, 2008 02:49 PM

        Went there for breakfast once. The food was fine (ordinary "traditional" breakfast fare, not modern or trendy stuff). The service was weird, though. It seemed like we were mostly invisible. We definitely felt treated like "not regulars". This was a few years ago, though.

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          curious4food Jun 3, 2008 02:51 PM

          i think they serve "tang" as o.j

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            chowsearch Jun 3, 2008 03:09 PM

            You should probably stop in--you won't go away hungry, but you may not be able to jog again.

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            elgringoviejo Jun 4, 2008 05:39 PM

            Excellent daily specials. The beef stew and sauerbraten are delicious. Old school Baltimore food at its best.

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              BaltoPhilFood Dec 11, 2008 11:45 AM

              Is Rallo's still serving sour beef on Thursdays or do they have it every day of the week now? Is it any good?

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                dan101 Dec 12, 2008 12:53 AM

                Rallo's is a very steady very good neighborhood restaurant that has a very loyal following. I used to go there a few times a week when I lived there, and still try to go when possible when I am on the road. Here are my suggestions:
                Monday-beef barley soup; Wednesday-The turkey dinner and the chicken noodle soup; Oh also the short ribs which are available on Tuesdays, maybe other days too...and the sandwich I like best is sliced chicken breast---I have eaten a whole ot of them!

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