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Apr 11, 2012 12:35 PM

College Park area food?

Just moved from Takoma Park to College Park and am very sad to leave the relative variety of restaurants and takeout we had in TKPK vicinity (Silver Spring, Wheaton, Bethesda, Rockville etc.) Now we're in no man's land College Park and even the crappy chinese food joints are extra crappy.

Anyone have a couple places they know of in the College Park area that don't suck?

(p.s. so as not to get flamed, actually love our new place, cute neighborhood right by a small lake/park, just having problems replacing our old Friday night delivery/restaurant standbys)


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  1. Food Factory for kabobs

    1. You are screwed.

      But it is a pretty quick trip to Capitol Hill during non rush hour times.

      Folks in Hyattsville have kept Franlkin's going for years now, the corn pudding (or whatever they call it) is pretty good if it is still on the menu.

      Folks also make the trek up to Laurel for Pasta Plus, it is OK, in a better than you would expect sort of way.

      But on the bright side you have less hippies to deal with . . .

      1. Hard Times is in the neighborhood and I love their grilled wings, burgers, and their chili (Terlingua for me, but ask for the tasting before you choose).

        1. Fishnet!

          I haven't been, but I've heard great reports, and I wish it had been there when I lived in College Park.

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          1. re: silpancho

            You beat me to it. I've been once. Loved what I had. Great, quality fish sandwiches. If I lived nearby, I'd be there once a week.

              1. re: silpancho

                I had a grilled Blue Catfish sandwich on ciabatta with a Turkish Tarter sauce (walnuts, bread crumbs, olive oil, garlic) today. Fish was wonderful, fresh and perfectly cooked. Bread and sauce also special and great. Rarely is bread this quality and I was happy for a non mayonnaise based sauce. Tomato was a waste, but ..... What a nice place and friendly staff and the free water was filtered. Even two tables outside.
                Thanks for recommending this place. I would have never found it.

              2. Actually, Seven Seas on Route 1 was one of my reliable delivery options, and they have a separate Chinese menu with some interesting options:


                I remember enjoying the Shredded Pork with Leek and Roast Salted Fresh Squid. Very friendly and quick delivery too.

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                1. re: silpancho

                  Seven Seas was our family's go to restaurant. It is pretty reliable - when the kitchen is on it can be very good. . . . when the have an off night it can be way too heavy on the grease.

                  1. re: drewpbalzac

                    The last time I went to Seven Seas (a few months ago) it was horrible. I prefer Yum's Express. Even though it's one of those Chinese/steak and cheese/fried foods places, their Chinese is pretty good.

                    I haven't been to the new Chinese/seafood buffet (next to CDepot), but I've read some good reviews of it.

                    1. re: 4X4

                      I tried that buffet its not a bad deal but stay away from the sushi and osyters