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

April 14, 2018 Darwin Bolte

Hyattsville is a city in Prince George's County, Maryland, and also a close, urban suburb of Washington, D.C. The population was 17,557 at the 2010 United States Census.
Things to do in Hyattsville

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. 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.

3. Vigilante Coffee

4327 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, MD 20781-2054 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating Cafe Breakfast, Dinner SGD 3 - SGD 26 +1 240-696-1841
Excellent
63%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

Vigilante Coffee

Coffee Roastery and Cafe. We roast all coffee in house and brew all drinks to order. We offer pastries and snack from local bakers and producers. Whole bean Coffee is also available for purchase. Come enjoy our industrial, open, airy space while enjoying a cup of hand crafted coffee.

Reviewed By DonnTheHiker - Greenbelt, Maryland

I walked in late-ish on a Friday morning and found a refreshingly naturally-lighted space, more than ample places to sit, free Wi-Fi (that honestly didn't work that great, but I really wasn't there for that so no big...this time), and friendly service. The mug I had was good enough that I decided to buy a bag of ground to take home; after all, I am not gonna be here every day so let's optimize the visit. It was a plus that I found free street parking a stroll away.

Now. If you have been exposed to the world of Modern Coffee, and if you like coffee with any degree of significance, you have, you will probably not mind (too much) my main reservation: EXPENSIVE. I've been paying 10 to 14 bucks per bag for what cost me $18 here. I could get into a wrangle about how it's more coffee, because I buy whole bean and this was ground, but then, ground means one loses the whole-bean freshness advantage, but I, um, won't. (I, well, just did. OK.) My cup-size mug cost me $3, well over a venti at Starbucks.

But this is part of the reason I tend to make my own. Getting one's daily cup here is going to be a pretty costly proposition. But one cannot deny that Modern Coffee provides very nice surroundings, and that does cost money and it's hard to complain too much about that.

4. Three Brothers Italian Restaurant

4521 Kenilworth Ave, Bladensburg, MD 20710-1217 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Excellent
36%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 25 reviews

Three Brothers Italian Restaurant

Reviewed By metrodiner2015 - Washington DC, District of Columbia

The last time I visited, it was simply to get dessert! However, I have had some nice Italian dishes here. I also like the pizza and side salad. They will make the salad as you wish. For example, I generally omit the green olives on the side salad. To me it depends on the sauce. When they have "specials" inquire about the sauce! I had a garlicky lemon sauce that I hated when they put it over some tilapia fish. Most of the time, the food is good. If you need to take a dessert for potluck, they sell pies and cookies too!

5. Taqueria Tres Reyes

5403 Kenilworth Ave, Riverdale, MD 20737-3103 Latin, Mexican, Spanish SGD 8 - SGD 20 +1 301-779-6060
Excellent
21%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 14 reviews

Taqueria Tres Reyes

Reviewed By Oski_Bear_DC - Vienna, VA

For $3 each I was expecting the usual single-handed meal experienced at other taquerias. These tacos were overflowing with meat, were difficult to hold with one hand, and each bite caused some chunks of meat to fall out. Besides the pleasant surprise for quantity, quality was very good. The lengua was very tender and needed some sauce (green & red accompanied the tacos). The al pastor was flavorful. The real surprise was the tender, crispy texture of the tripa helped by a few minutes on the flat top grill. If you want Coke, both domestic and Mexican versions are available.

It can be busy during lunch. Ordering is faster if you speak a little Spanish. They assume most gringos take out. The TV is blaring a Hispanic station.

6. 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.

7. Ambar Capitol Hill

523 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +1 202-813-3039
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Ambar Capitol Hill

Reviewed By marc c - Charleston SC

Only meal we booked that required transportation in DC but the reviews made it seem worth it. #1 after all! The location is really neat. Nice upscale part of town. Residential area we hadn't been to before. Very cute. Atmosphere at restaurant were good. But hot. Cold night. Too hot inside. Waitress was hurried but nice enough. All tapas. All average.

We ordered about 12-14 different tapas and sadly not a one stood out. Odds alone have ONE of them being a hit. Or not. Brussel sprouts were bitter. Mussels were boring and mostly just onion flavored. The recommended sampler plate was bizzarre. It was supposed to be a uniquely Balkan spread assortment. A smoked trout, a mushroom and a something. It was basically one part creamed cheese, one part fish or mushroom essence and 98 parts air. An ice cold whipped air spread that smelled vaguely of what it was supposed to be. The lamb kabobs were two Bob Evans sausage links on a plate. But presumably lamb. The "steak and frites" was dried out shredded beef on potatoes. Meat pies were OK but mostly pastry. Lamb salami was closest to a "good". And another eight that aren't worth me finding them on the menu to reference. We are foodies that plan our trip meals in advance and live by the Tripadvisor reviews. We like unique experiences and foods. This was none of that. Just a disappointment. Average at best.

8. Carolina Kitchen Bar and Grill

6501 America Blvd, Hyattsville, MD 20782-2087 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 301-927-2929
Excellent
44%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 151 reviews

Carolina Kitchen Bar and Grill

Reviewed By GAFamilyTraveler - ATL, GA

My group of 8 arrived on a Monday evening (6:30p) to celebrate my husband's birthday with our family. My sister-in-law recommended this restaurant and it certainly did not disappoint. The complimentary muffins were a hit .... just utterly delicious! The background music in the restaurant had us swaying and singing, the decor was tasteful and it was a great atmosphere throughout the place during out visit. The menu had so many choices -- we were all satisfied with our meals and serving size was plenty. The hostess was secretly informed that we were celebrating my husband's birthday and after we'd finished the meal, he was quite surprised/thrilled with our server and her team's rendition of Happy Birthday! Thanks so much for the delicious and delightful meal!

9. Spice 6

5501 Baltimore Ave Ste 107, Hyattsville, MD 20781-1932 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Indian, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 301-209-0080
Excellent
52%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 75 reviews

Spice 6

Reviewed By wetired - Hyattsville, Maryland

We've walked past this restaurant many times preferring one with table service. But we like Indian food so finally tried it. While there are many choices and decisions to make when ordering at the counter it is hard to go wrong and counter staff is patient and helpful. The food is delicious and fresh. I enjoyed the tandoori chicken with vegetables and spinach sauce. The chicken with rice and Tika Masala sauce also excellent. We will definitely go back. A nice local find!!!!

10. Shagga Coffee and Restaurant

6040 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781-1506 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 240-296-3030
Excellent
35%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Shagga Coffee and Restaurant

Reviewed By DonnTheHiker - Greenbelt, Maryland

And it's been here for years, and I went for the first time tonight. I guess the rest of you were getting it ready for me; I didn't have any of the complaints I've seen anywhere else in these reviews (which inspired me to finally try it, an index of how good the reviews have been, complaints aside).

I was immediately and warmly greeted seated and served. It's a very comfortable place to eat, open and inviting. I don't think I've seen as many Ethiopian beers anyplace else I've dined. The coffee and baklava are excellent. The combination platters for one are sized just right. But careful with the eyes-bigger-than-stomach issue: injera is a real gut grenade, and a half-dozen of the delicious sambusas (I had chicken) might make dinner almost impossible for you to fit in once the bread - which is your edible knife and fork, so you will eat a considerable amount of it - starts expanding down there.

That said: For someone who, despite an inability to separate doro wat and yebeg alicha from one visit to the next, has eaten a lot of Ethiopian, this place easily ranks with any of that cuisine I have eaten. I look forward to going back; it's hard to believe I won't.

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