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shirleynj Jun 6, 2011 11:20 AM

Suggestions for a good restaurant in College Park (near the University) for a midweek lunch? Prefer American or continental, not Asian. Thanks!

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    Teddybear Jun 6, 2011 11:53 AM

    The only really good food I've ever found in College Park are the kabobs at Food Factory on Rte 1 -- but probably not what you are looking for. You can get ok food in a pleasant atmosphere at Adele's in the Student Union

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    1. re: Teddybear
      agarnett100 Jun 6, 2011 12:00 PM

      The Original Ledo's moved to Knox Road in CP. Or you can go to Mulligan's Grill at the golf course across Route 193

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      Ledo Restaurant
      4509 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740

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      nickdanger Jun 6, 2011 12:42 PM

      Your best bet is to drive to Franklin's in Hyattsville

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        treetop tom Jun 9, 2011 12:29 PM

        The Jungle Grille in the strip center behind Town Hall Liquors (8145 Baltimore Avenue) has good burgers, wraps and salads. Lots of vegetarian choices. http://www.junglegrille.com/

        Sardi's Pollo a la Brasa has terrific charcoal broiled chicken and sides (10433 Baltimore Avenue, just north of the Beltway in Beltsville). http://www.sardischicken.com/

        Plato's Diner on Route 1 is OK, but keep it simple - a club sandwich or chili and a grilled cheese. They often fail miserably when it comes to entrees. Most of their breakfast stuff is pretty good.

        Mama Lucia's at the intersection of Route 1 and Cherry Hill Road is decent Italian, but for pizza I second Ledos at Route 1 and Knox Road.

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        Plato's Diner
        7150 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740

        Jungle Grille
        8145 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740

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          skipper Jun 10, 2011 06:42 AM

          Although I haven't been for a long time, I suggest the Calvert House in Hyattsville
          http://www.calverthouseinn.com/

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          Calvert House Restaurant
          347 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202

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            emmaleeb Jun 10, 2011 12:28 PM

            I haven't checked in a couple of weeks, but Jungle Grille had closed down earlier this year.

            My suggestions would be Ledo's or Franklin's (as mentioned above) if you're looking for a nicer lunch, or Marathon Deli if you just want a sandwich or gyro.

            Avoid Adele's in the student union. It is overpriced and pretty awful (coming from someone who has gone to UMD for the past 4 years). Plato's is also mediocre, and if you just want a sandwich or chili and don't mind driving 2 minutes, I suggest the Hard Times Cafe up Rt. 1 (north of the university) in the Shoppers Food Warehouse plaza.

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            Marathon Deli
            4429 Lehigh Rd, College Park, MD 20740

            Ledo Restaurant
            4509 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740

            Jungle Grille
            8145 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740

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              Teddybear Jun 10, 2011 12:53 PM

              Only thing Adele's has going for it is convenience, if one is on campus anyway. But I have found the salads to be tolerable when convenience is at a premium

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                agarnett100 Jun 10, 2011 01:13 PM

                I totally forgot about Marathon Deli.

                Adele's used to be the spot on campus where everyone would use up their meal points before the cut off date.

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                  MDicecreamguy Jun 10, 2011 05:53 PM

                  My son is a student at UMD ( I also went there....in the 70's) We found a real "Chowhound" type place in the same strip as where Jungle Grill is ( or was) It is called La Pupeseria...very un assuming....but very authentic EL Savadorian cuisine and extremely reasonably priced,

                  Across the street from there....there looks to be a culinary "explosion" ( for College Park anyway!!) by the time students come back for the Fall semsester.Looney's Pub ( from Canton in Baltimore) is opening another location there. THere is also is brick oven pizza place opening....but the BIG new is that Bobby Flay is opening his first Baltimore+Washington location of Bobby's Burger Palace....really looking forward to that!

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                    agarnett100 Jun 10, 2011 10:18 PM

                    I am going to have to check out La Pupesria.
                    I am eagerly awaiting Looney's Pub I have been to the one Canton many times

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                    Looney's Pub
                    312 S Main St, Bel Air, MD 21014

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