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daddycrack Aug 2, 2010 05:59 PM

I have been working in the Curtis Bay area outside of Pasadena for 4 years and am still looking for some more stable go to's for lunch. Some of the places that are in my rotation are:

1) Pit Stop Pub - surprisingly good fish and chips and fish sandwich. Crabcake is better than anne arundel seafood.
2) Tokyo Sushi - chicken liver teriaki, katsudon, and sushi.
3) Qdoba
4) Dar Kabob - newly opened. Kafta kabob was a treat.
5) Perchis - peruvian rotisserie
6) Miss Saigon - Pho (not great, but good)

Can't really find a good chinese food joint, or authentic mexican.

Looking for anything good.

Tokyo Sushi
60 Mountain Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

The Pit Stop Pub
8111 Ft Smallwood Rd Ste 202, Curtis Bay, MD 21226

103 Crain Hwy N Ste B, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

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    venera Dec 31, 2010 05:42 AM

    Bella Napoli is red sauce italian, but their pizza is really quite good. Their Pizza Bella Napoli has proscuitto, roasted red peppers, and they make their own fresh mozz on site. Some of their pasta specials (Bacci della Nonna, for example) are deeeeeelish! A super lunch would be their antipasto platter and a bowl of their Italian Wedding Soup.

    They are also super accommodating. Once I ordered the "Posieden's Pizza" (which is basically a white pie topped with seafood sauteed in a ton of garlic) and the kid taking the order had no clue what it was -- they had taken it off the menu. He asked one of the owners about it, and the owner came out to tell me he'd be happy to make it for me.

    Once after hearing the specials, I said "I love the Bacci della Nonna, too bad you don't have them" and the server said, "Oh, we can make them for you no problem. Anytime you want anything, ask for it. We can make it for you."

    The owners are totally old school Eye-talians, they come out and work the room every time I've been there. :) Love it! You can search for some other reviews I've written.

    It's in the strip mall with the Food Lion on Mountain Road, not too far from the intersection of Solley Road.


    Near there is Anne Arundel Seafood. Haven't been but people love it. Fresh seafood made to order.

    Bella Napoli
    350 Mountain Rd Ste E, Pasadena, MD 21122

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    1. re: venera
      lrebetsky0423 Jan 27, 2011 12:58 PM

      Snyder's Willow Grove is in Linthicum on Hammonds Ferry Rd. nowhere near where the OP was asking about.

      Haven't been to Moulin de Paris yet but it's not in the Lake Shore shopping plaza it's actually behind the plaza across the street from the McDonald's with Ledo's and Olive & Sesame.

      Personally I LOVE the Dragon Boat chinese take out restaurant in Lake Shore Plaza. It's the only place I'll order take out/delivery from!!

      Snyder's Willow Grove
      841 N Hammonds Ferry Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

      Olive & Sesame
      25 Magothy Beach Rd Ste 106, Pasadena, MD 21122

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      ravyne Dec 29, 2010 11:36 AM

      oh...my bad here is their link--->


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        ravyne Dec 29, 2010 11:35 AM

        Another gem is Moulin De Paris - used to be inconveniently located in a Benfield Road strip mall near Jumper's Hole Road in Severna Park - they have since moved "uptown" and are located in the Lake Shore Plaza Shopping Center - nice, new digs! : )
        Bottom line - go for their lunch menu - half the price of dinner menu and same food. They do carry-out - they include their fresh baked mini french baguette with each order. Best thing: the curries - I favor the chicken - the spiciest curry they have - green. Very fresh tasting - amazing crispy rolls as well. I hated their garden rolls - but then I did not know what they really were and was not into it. Their little desserts are divine - pricey around $4.00? each but they have a chocolate raspberry number that is a-mazing! They also started doing afternoon tea on Saturdays - am planning on taking my granddaughter and checking it out. BTW - they are closed between 3-5 every day - not even open for take-out or to buy bakery items!! Go before three to get the best prices - go after 5:00 if you want to impress somebody special! I have to admit I was a little taken aback when I arrived in the "closed" period and I could see people inside in the dimmed lights, but nobody was opening the door. Period. I could see that little chocolate cake calling to me.....but no dice! <smile>

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          ravyne Dec 29, 2010 11:12 AM

          The best chinese is from Ho Wok on Mountain Road - near Nick's Pizza and Rita's. I have been going there for years and even though I no longer live in the neighborhood will drive just for their General Tso's Chicken. The first thing I require is all white meat chicken and this place is one of the very very few that use all white meat. Hug chunks of all-white breast meat wrapped in delicate pastry-like breading with broccoli and the best tasting sauce - get it extra spicy if you dare!!! Amazing - get it on the combo platter - comes with awesome pork-fried rice and egg roll. You will not regret. This is so good, I rarely get anything else - but I did get their crispy shrimp once and it was great! They were actually reviewed by the Sun, I believe, years ago and that is how I found them.

          1. Dennis S Aug 18, 2010 04:38 PM

            I'm not overly versed on what each area is called, etc., but some of these recs are coming close enough that I'm going to put Snyder's Willow Grove out there. Love this place. Let me know what year you think you're in after eating the meal and before going back outside.

            Snyder's Willow Grove
            841 N Hammonds Ferry Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

            1. biscuit Aug 15, 2010 08:57 AM

              Qdoba is a chain and not a good one at that. I would definitely replace that one.

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              1. re: biscuit
                Telleous Aug 18, 2010 03:52 PM

                Where I agree with you about most Qdoba's throughout the country that they are a chain restaurant. The one in Glen Burnie is truly special, all of the staff that work there are all Hispanic, they know what they are doing when it comes down to cooking great food, and last but not least in my opinion they do breakfast. It is to my knowledge the only Qdoba that does breakfast and on a burrito the put chorizo sausage in it, Holy crap some of the best breakfast burrito that I have ever had. It has almost made me late for work on several occasions.

                Now onto good Chinese food I have to tell you that one of the best places I have had Chinese food at in a long time is a joint called B&A carryout. I general dislike Chinese food. I think that most places that you go to seem very fast-food like. But B&A is something special, they don't necessarily do anything amazing but everything that they do is good if not great (The General Tso's chichen is full of Garlic and other goodness)

                Here is the link http://www.bacarryout.com/menu.html

                3303 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

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                mbarker03 Aug 14, 2010 04:13 PM

                I live in the Curtis Bay area and have eaten at Dar Kabob twice now. I am in love with that place. First time I went, I had the gyro, which was great. Second time, I had the kafta and chicken kabob combination. That was amazing as well. I am glad to see this place in an area filled with pizza and crappy Chinese take out.

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                1. re: mbarker03
                  baltoellen Aug 14, 2010 06:53 PM

                  Where exactly is Dar Kabob? And, is it eat in or carry-out? And, how are the sides? Please tell us more! Thanks.

                  1. re: baltoellen
                    mbarker03 Aug 15, 2010 09:03 AM

                    Its on Ft. Smallwood Rd in Pasadena, in front of Pit Stop Pub. They have one table inside and 2 picnic tables outside. The gyro I had came with fries, but the kabob combo came with rice, which was very good. They also deliver if you are in the area.

                    1. re: mbarker03
                      baltoellen Aug 20, 2010 06:31 PM

                      We headed to Dar Kabob this evening. We ordered a bunch of stuff: grape leaves, falafel, and a kafta kabob salad. Due to a mix up, we also ended up with a chicken shawarma. We're not in the general area, and ended up eating at the one little table in the place. With the exception of the fantastic kafta kabob, I didn't think there was anything worth making the drive for, however, I'd be delighted if this place were close by.

                      The owners are Egyptian and Somali. The Egyptian guy is the cook, however he used to cook at the Somali embassy. He also used to cook for the the king of Saudi Arabia, apparently. In any event, there used to be a Somali woman years and years ago at the JFX market selling her native food, and I remember it being wonderful. I asked if perhaps they would consider adding Somali food to the menu, but it seemed to be a bit of a hard sell.

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                  zenim Aug 7, 2010 12:57 PM

                  I would suggest that you add Ayubi to your list. It is an Afghan cuisine. The chef is from Helmand in Baltimore. They also have wings, mixed chicken, cheese steaks, fish and shrimp. Enjoy

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                  1. re: zenim
                    Jason1 Aug 9, 2010 06:02 AM

                    It's the addition of fried chicken and cheesesteaks that frightened me off. I hate it when restaurants over extend. How does their Afghan food it compare to Maiwand Kabob, which is now really convenient with the Arundel Mills location right off 295?

                    1. re: Jason1
                      zenim Aug 9, 2010 10:39 PM

                      It compares quite favorably with Helmand. And is better I think because the food is fresher. I think because of the location it uses the chicken, etc for a reliable income, but their hearts and passion is with the Afghan food. I look forward to trying Maiwand Kabob and then comparing.

                  2. j
                    Jason1 Aug 3, 2010 06:24 AM

                    No authentic Mexican in Glen Burnie? Check out the recent thread about Taquerias in Glen Burnie. But my summary is that my favorites in the area is La Sirenita on Crain Hwy. It's a terrific place for authentic Mexican (tacos, soups, tortas) plus many other dishes. But even the items like burritos, which almost no one orders, are outstanding because of the quality ingredients that they use. Also on Crain Hwy is Cinco de Mayo, not the store next to La Sirenita, but a seperate place down the road that's a bakery and taqueria. It's pretty good, but I tend to like La Sirenita better. In addition, on B&A Blvd, there's a newish place called La Fondita, but I haven't been there yet. In Pasadena, I like the pizza and Italian food at Bella Napoli. In addition, Pastore's and the new Guiseppes are also pretty good for pizza/subs, etc. Good Chinese is harder to come by. I can't think of anything in Glen Burnie (although I'd be happy if others had suggestions); in Pasadena, Olive & Sesame and Szechuan Cafe are decent American-Chinese places, although I'm always put off by supposed Chinese places serving sushi, but this appears to be important in Pasadena. There's also a new carryout called Hunan One that I'd like to try (they have a somewhat interesting menu), but I haven't been there yet.

                    La Sirenita Restaurant
                    702 Crain Hwy S, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

                    Olive & Sesame
                    25 Magothy Beach Rd Ste 106, Pasadena, MD 21122

                    Bella Napoli
                    350 Mountain Rd Ste E, Pasadena, MD 21122

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                    1. re: Jason1
                      daddycrack Aug 3, 2010 12:12 PM

                      Thank you for the great suggestions. I will give them a try.

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