HOME > Chowhound > Washington DC & Baltimore >


Anything worth eating in Laurel?

  • 9
  • Share

Every once in awhile I find myself in Laurel, MD.

I have been looking for a good place to grab a meal there, but all I can seem to find are lower quality chain restaurants (Silver Diner, Olive Garden, Fridays, and the list goes on).

I was hopeful about Rams Head, but after eating there a few times I realize they are serving inconsistently reheated food.

Are there any good eats in or near Laurel?

Rams Head
8600 Foundry St, Savage, MD 20763

Olive Garden
3480 East West Hwy, Hyattsville, MD 20782

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Posting Guidelines | FAQs | Feedback
  1. Pasta Plus

    Pasta Plus Restaurant
    209 Gorman Ave, Laurel, MD 20707

    1. The Persian Kebob place on Rte 198 is very good and very reasonable

      1. Red Hot and Blue on Main Street.

        1 Reply
        1. re: skipper

          This is a good place

        2. OP here- thanks for the recommendations. I will gladly accept more ;). Pasta Plus and the Kabob place sound like a go.....I don't eat meat so BBQ is out.

          Pasta Plus Restaurant
          209 Gorman Ave, Laurel, MD 20707

          1. Located in the Holiday Inn parking lot, its an easy miss. Tampico Grill is a hidden treasure and one of my fav hole-in-the-walls when I wanna stay in the 'burbs. Great tex-mex, delish drinks, friendly service and plenty of dishes (meat,meat-free) to choose from.

            Tampico Grill
            42 Washington Blvd S, Laurel, MD 20707

            Holiday Inn
            2004 Greenspring Dr, Lutherville Timonium, MD 21093

            1 Reply
            1. re: elledeepea

              Right south of Main Street Laurel, there are a bunch of casual restauarants near the intersection of U.S. 1 and Rte 198. Look for Aunt Susan's Kitchen for Jamaican, Mango's Grill for Mexican, and Irene's (in the same parking lot as Mango's Grill) for, I think, El Salvadoran/Guatemalan. I particularly like the tacos and soup at Irene's.

              Other ideas --

              Go a little north up U.S. 1 to Bonaparte Bread in Savage Mill. That is the same building as Rams Head. They are a bakery, but I think they also sell sandwiches and savory baked goods.

              Go east on Rte 198 from U.S. 1 and watch for a few places on the right side. The Dutch Country Farmers Market just past Home Depot has a basic restaurant and sells pretzels Thursday to Saturday. Mega Chicken sells Peruvian chicken.

              Or go a little south down U.S. 1 and try Pho 54. It is on the of the outbuildings in a shopping center on Contee Road..

              Rams Head
              8600 Foundry St, Savage, MD 20763

              Bonaparte Breads
              8600 Foundry St, Savage, MD

              Mango's Grill
              600 Washington Blvd S, Laurel, MD 20707

              Aunt Susan's Kitchen
              15101 Baltimore Ave, Laurel, MD 20707

              Mega Chicken
              3485 Laurel Fort Meade Rd, Laurel, MD 20724

            2. I like Daves Famous BBQ. Better quality food and fun for a family.

              1. I second Shish Kabob on rt. 198. Pasta Plus is also very good.

                Pasta Plus Restaurant
                209 Gorman Ave, Laurel, MD 20707