Greenbelt Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Greenbelt

April 15, 2018 Vivienne Hutton

Greenbelt is a city in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. Contained within today's City of Greenbelt is the historic planned community now known locally as "Old Greenbelt" and designated as the Greenbelt Historic District. Greenbelt's population was 23,068 at the 2010 U.S. Census.
Things to do in Greenbelt

1. Franklin's Restaurant

5123 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781-2042 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 26 +1 301-927-2740
Excellent
40%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 296 reviews

Franklin's Restaurant

Reviewed By momof4inmd - Salisbury, Maryland

I had mixed feelings on my review for this local restaurant. On one hand I can see where it is popular but on the other our visit was less than amazing. We visited on a Sunday right at lunchtime. We only had to wait about 5-10 minutes for a table of 4. The paid parking lot is free on Sundays so that was nice. My hubby was impressed with their beer selection. The onion rings are huge and sprinkled with ole bay seasoning. I would probably recommend staying away from anything breaded and fried on the menu. The onion rings and the fish and chips just have way too much breading. I ordered a bun less burger with a side of kale and chard. It was tasty and I liked the spicy mayo on top. My daughter ordered the jambalaya. The portion size was extremely small. My husband ordered the bean burger which he said was good but did appear to be dry. Lastly, don’t order the homemade root beer. Really not good at all. For 4 of us our bill was $80 which is a little high in my opinion for what we received. Maybe we just ordered the wrong items or hit them on an off day. Check out the cute attached country store. Tons of unique items and gifts. Wine, beer and snacks are sold there too.

2. IKEA Restaurant

10100 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740-4208 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Swedish, Scandinavian Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast SGD 7 - SGD 13
Excellent
28%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 120 reviews

IKEA Restaurant

Reviewed By Daphne G - Adelphi, Maryland, United States

Meatballs are all everyone talks about but that's mostly because of the tasty gravy and lingonberry sauce that comes with the mashed potatoes and steamed beans. All for $5.99. Similar nicely presented dished include salmon and veggies or substantial salads. Lunch or dinner dishes never pass $7 that I've seen. Kids size dishes are $2.99 and eat for free on Tuesdays (2 free with 1 adult dish)...so that's a savings. It's not high quality restaurant food but decent cafeteria quality food. You can go whether or not you shop there.

3. Sardi's Pollo a la Brasa

10433 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, MD 20705-2322 Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible Peruvian, Latin Lunch, Dinner +1 301-595-3222
Excellent
62%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 170 reviews

Sardi's Pollo a la Brasa

Reviewed By Samet D - Urgup, Turkey

The price that we paid was very similar to something we would pay at any fast-food restaurant. I liked the chicken and found their French fries delicious. The cleanliness was also successful, I accidentally ordered the wrong side and even after I got the plate, I apologized and told them that I accidentally ordered wrong side.

They professionally said no problem sir and quickly gave me an additional side that I requested. Simply my feedback for them is positive.

4. Silver Diner

6040 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20770-1019 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 26 +1 301-220-0028
Excellent
52%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 293 reviews

Silver Diner

At Silver Diner, we're much more than a diner. Whether you choose a classic dish or a vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free option, Executive Chef Ype Von Hengst has created a menu of customizable, healthier choices that all share one thing: the highest quality, all-natural ingredients available.Silver Diner is proud to be a key part of the local community, nurturing it's growth, providing food for healthier lifestyles, and supporting local schools and non-profits. With a menu that features more than 15 local farms that support sustainable agriculture, Chef Ype creates seasonal dishes using the freshest ingredients available within our local region.

Reviewed By Frances77 - South Jersey

Stopped in for eggs benedict. There was no problem switching out bacon for ham. Service was good and food arrived in pretty good time.
The restaurant plays up the fact that a chef created the menu to incorporate locally grown nutritious foods. My dish arrived with no garnish or fruit of any kind, though it came with fried potatoes. Was disappointed with the presentation. Also thought the Hollandaise was more mayo than normal, but this is the first time I had benedict here.
Will return, but found this breakfast choice nothing special. Coffee, eggs and tip came to $22. That is a bit much for a couple of eggs on english muffins.

5. Jewel of India

10151 New Hampshire Ave, Hillandale Shopping Center, White Oak, Silver Spring, MD 20903-1713 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch 301-408-2200
Excellent
64%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 262 reviews

Jewel of India

Reviewed By kyoto5301 - Silver Spring, Maryland

Our Yoga Teacher class went for a group meal here, and all of us; vegetarians, vegans, and omnivores, found something delicious to eat and share. We found the cost to be very reasonable and they accommodated our large group graciously, with excellent service.

6. Hanami

8145 Baltimore Ave Ste M, College Park, MD 20740-2471 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Sushi, Asian Lunch, Dinner +1 301-982-9899
Excellent
51%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 72 reviews

Hanami

Reviewed By WDavidTF - Hyattsville, Maryland

Came here for dinner with a friend to catch up, and it was a good choice. All of the sushi was tasty, and I was particularly impressed with a roll that used cucumber instead of rice (for those keeping the carbs down). It also had good dumplings. Service was good, and we didn't need to try to flag down the servers at any point. Worth going back to.

7. Busboys and Poets

5331 Baltimore Ave, Suite 104, Hyattsville, MD 20781-1926 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 301-779-2787
Excellent
38%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 334 reviews

Busboys and Poets

Reviewed By LBH991 - Annapolis, Maryland

We love Busboys & Poet and have enjoyed many meals at this location. Recently we had dinner with 4 guests and both the service and food were off. We got off to a great start. The server took our order, the drinks were promptly delivered, and the appetizer (coconut tofu bites) was fantastic! Then came the entrees. Those of us with fries noticed 2 things - the temperature of the fries and change in flavor. Cold fries are not appetizing. And the usual flavor of a hint of cinnamon was absent. I waited for the server to have her address the fries issue. The fries here have always been stellar. Was it just an off night? But the server didn’t arrive. And those warm fries never appeared. Then people ran out of beverages and no one came to fill water glasses or ask about a refill. Finally, about 15 minutes later I left the table and saw who I thought was a floor manager near the kitchen window. She was sympathetic and said things would be corrected. But they weren’t. Eventually another staff member brought Water. And the server brought the check. Upon leaving the restaurant I passed another person who may have been the manager that evening. I mentioned the concerns I had to him. He didn’t seem particularly interested. We will return to Busboys & Poets on the hope that they were having on a waaay off night.

8. Mission Bbq

5506 Cherrywood Ln, Greenbelt, MD 20770-7216 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 240-542-9200
Excellent
52%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 66 reviews

Mission Bbq

Reviewed By RussellJW - Falls Church, VA

Superb BBQ by a company dedicated to serving those who serve. Military, First responders, Firemen and Police are remembered every day for what they do to make our country great. Their patches, badges, and posters adorn the walls and booths. The Brisket and all of the BBQ is good too! So are the sides. The one complaint is there are no accompaniments – pickles, onions, jalapenos, mustard for the sandwiches. Fast Service, affordable prices (discounts for those who serve) and a friendly fun atmosphere all in one place. God Bless America again!

9. Hard Times Cafe College Park

4738 Cherry Hill Rd, College Park, MD 20740-1330 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar Lunch, Dinner +1 301-474-8880
Excellent
25%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 85 reviews

Hard Times Cafe College Park

Reviewed By M E - Tucson

We were looking for a late night place for a meal and this place was relatively close to our hotel.

Kind of a dingy diner, but it appears to have a local following. Located in a depressing strip mall, the place has all the ambience of a truck stop - friendly wait staff, worn furnishings and customers who appear to be down on their luck.

The food was not terrible. Strange, greasy and enormous onion rings. Big, over seasoned burgers. Extra charge for a side salad. Cold beer. Moderately priced.

Seems just about as expected.

10. New Deal Cafe

113 Centerway, Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt, MD 20770-1802 Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 301-474-5642
Excellent
32%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
10%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 65 reviews

New Deal Cafe

Reviewed By nursewendybird - Talking Rock, Georgia

I am visiting family here in Greenbelt, Md. where I lived for 3 years. New Deal was always a favorite place to eat foods not readily available elsewhere nearby, such as falafel, sweet potato soup, and other Lebanese cuisine which is completely unavailable in the area of NW Georgia where I now live.
The cafe was having live music that night as is often the case and that was a plus. Up9n entering, we could see that changes had been made. The more open outer dining area was an improvement and the outside seating and inner dining area where the entertainment and bar were located was still available. The menu had completely changed, however, and with the exception of hummus had none of the Lebanese flavor. We were told that the chef, who I had always assumed was the owner, had not " had his contract renewed".He is apparently opening a new place close by, but not for a few months. Menu was limited and disappointing.We almost left due to very little my toddler grandsons were likely to eat and aforementioned lack of expected cuisine, but we gave it a try. I had white bean and kale soup which was okay, but kale was too crunchy, and baked Mac and cheese which the babies had too.It was too cheesy for them and I found it less than great also. My daughter had a decent burger and their beverage options for adults was good.Sadly, we are unlikely to go back unless it is for a music program and drinks. Eagerly awaiting opening of previous chefs place.

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