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Back up place for brunch with a crowd (and kids) in Silver Spring?

We've planned on meeting friends for dim sum at Oriental East on Sunday only to realize that its the weekend before Chinese New Year and it might be even crazier than the usual craziness there. Its going to be 6 adults and 3 kids (2 of whom are in high chairs). Our plan is to get there no later than 11 so we are in line and won't have to wait too long but I wanted to know if any one had any back up suggestions like a good diner or something near by (NOT Eggspectations) just in case we decide to bail. Thanks.

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Oriental East
1312 E West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Eggspectation
923 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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  1. parkway diner over on grubb?

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    1. re: cambridgeMike

      I'm guessing you mean Parkway Deli?

      http://www.theparkwaydeli.com/

      1. re: skipper

        bravo for the guess

    2. The Daily Dish on Grubb Rd (same strip mall as Parkway Deli) accepts reservations on Open Table so you don't even have to wait.

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      The Daily Dish
      8301 A Grubb Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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      1. re: DCDeb

        I would not suggest the Daily Dish, very poor reviews on here and in my personal experience pretty bad. I'd recommend instead the Royal Mile Pub in Wheaton which does a very nice order off the menu seated brunch on Sat and Sun until 2. You will definitely be able to get a seat.

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        Royal Mile Pub
        2407 Price Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902

        The Daily Dish
        8301 A Grubb Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

      2. Hollywood East in Wheaton Plaza does reservations for dim sum if that helps? Maybe it is not as good I don't go enough for dim sum.

        http://hollywoodeastcafe.com/contact.htm

        11160 Veirs Mill Rd.
        Wheaton, MD
        (240) 290-9988

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        1. re: mscoffee1

          Hollywood East has awesome dim sum. I had no idea they take reservations, thanks for the info. Note that their new location is INSIDE the mall, as explained on their website.

          1. re: hamster

            I called HE and they said they took reservations for weekend dim sum - I have not ever made a reservation there.

          2. re: mscoffee1

            I know that there are always lines at Oriental East, but I've always thought that Hollywood East had better dim sum.

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            Hollywood East Cafe
            11160 Veirs Mill Rd., Wheaton, MD 20902

            Oriental East
            1312 E West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910

          3. Thanks folks. We ended up having no problem at all at Oriental East (of course, we got there at 10:40 and waited in line for 20 minutes but made it in the first round of seatings - just barely). But it is good to know there are options out there - especially that there are reservations available at Hollywood East.

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            Hollywood East Cafe
            11160 Veirs Mill Rd., Wheaton, MD 20902

            Oriental East
            1312 E West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910