Where to Eat in Silver Spring: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Margarita Chappel

Silver Spring is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located inside the Capital Beltway in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. It had a population of 76,716 according to 2013 estimates by the United States Census Bureau, making it the fourth most populous place in Maryland, after Baltimore, Columbia, and Germantown. Silver Spring consists of the following neighborhoods: Downtown Silver Spring, East Silver Spring, Woodside, Woodside Park, North Hills Sligo Park, Long Branch, Montgomery Knolls, Franklin Knolls, Indian Spring Terrace, Indian Spring Village, Clifton Park Village, New Hampshire Estates, Oakview, and Woodmoor.
Things to do in Silver Spring

1. 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.

2. Sergio Ristorante Italiano

8727 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3903 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 301-585-1040
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 260 reviews

Sergio Ristorante Italiano

Looking for a taste of Italy in Maryland? Sergio Ristorante Italiano provides Silver Spring with authentic Italian cuisine in an intimate setting tucked in the basement of the Doubletree Hotel. A family operated restaurant with a 33 year history, our extensive menu includes homemade ravioli, pastas and marinara sauce, spinach stuffed porkchops, fettucine al ragu and delicious tiramisu. All recipes are passed on by Sergio's grandmother, the owner of a restaurant in Rome. Needless to say, our bar is always stocked! If you love honest, high quality food, a warm environment and friendly service, come check out Sergio Ristorante Italiano today. We look forward to seeing you!

Reviewed By RegularTraveler9533 - Chester, New Jersey

The service and food was outstanding. The chicken Param was tender and not overly breaded. The accompanying spaghetti was perfectly cooked with a delicious tomato sauce. The fettuccine al ragu was also a perfect blend. The service was prompt and friendly. The restaurant was not busy this evening so luckily no reservations were needed. Definitely would return when in the area again.

3. Parkway Deli

8317 Grubb Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-2539 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 301-587-1427
Excellent
53%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 476 reviews

Parkway Deli

Reviewed By Jerome B - Columbia, Maryland

Parkway is a long time favorite in the Rock Creek Shopping Center. But to my mind it's overrated because there aren't any really good delis in the area. The service is barely OK, and sometimes it can be impossible to get the attention of the wait staff. The food certainly doesn't come up to the standard of places in NY like Stage Deli. Take out orders have to be rigorously checked to make sure they got it right. Not my favorite place!

4. Mandalay Restaurant & Cafe

930 Bonifant St, # 932, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4514 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Asian, Burmese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 301-585-0500
Excellent
49%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 215 reviews

Mandalay Restaurant & Cafe

Reviewed By LorinaBarbalas - Littleton, Colorado

We upon our friend's recommendation and really enjoyed our dinner. In addition to the samosas and ginger salad (which our 3 year old great nephew loved!), we tried their chicken in coconut cream sauce, the curried beef with cilantro and pork with sour mustard (which was surprisingly good). You can specify how spicy you want your dishes. This is a family run restaurant and the matriarch is the one cooking for you. Service was friendly and quick, too! And don't forget to save room for dessert!

5. La Malinche

8622 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3915 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Mexican, Spanish, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 301-562-8622
Excellent
52%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 143 reviews

La Malinche

At La Malinche, our tapas menu highlights authentic Spanish and Mexican dishes while also exploring more contemporary tapas, showcasing the very best of this unique and exciting style of eating. Come visit us in the very heart of downtown Silver Spring.

Reviewed By IAP65 - silver spring, md

This place is quite small, located in an old store, but it is quite attractive. It is located a few doors down from the Fillmore Silver Spring (a music venue) and across the street from the AFI Silver (an artsy movie house). Thus, it is conveniently located for many date nights. The food is basically tapas or small plates, and it is delicious. The staff is welcoming and very friendly. They take reservations, and reservations are certainly needed on a Friday or Saturday night. The restaurant has a full bar, and the food and drink prices are very reasonable. The restaurant has no parking, but there are several municipal lots and street parking nearby.

6. Copper Canyon Grill

928 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4401 Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 301-589-1330
Excellent
30%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 375 reviews

Copper Canyon Grill

There's nothing timid about our chicken... or our meatloaf... or our hand cut hickory grilled sizzling steaks, line caught Ahi tuna or cornbread baked in a skillet and fired up by fresh jalapeno and Serrano peppers. This is full flavored American cuisine, fresh and bold, made by our chefs from scratch every day, and presented by servers who treat you like the valued guest you are. We invite you to join us for lunch, dinner, happy hour or late evening dining, and enjoy the best that America has to offer.

Reviewed By jddine

Always first class. I have only sat at the bar but have never had a bad meal here. The chicken parmesan is huge, enough for two meals.Thank you for your valuable feedback! We always love to hear that our customers have enjoyed their dining experience with us! We very much hope to see you again soon. - With regards from Copper Canyon Grill Management

7. MI Rancho

8701 Ramsey Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3485 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 301-588-4744
Excellent
33%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 297 reviews

MI Rancho

Reviewed By Andrew K - Jersey City, New Jersey

Four adults and two kids (3 and 5) sat down for a family meal, and the great waiter made sure the kids got their food: cheeseburgers and fries -- early. Grownups got the Saltillo Platter, Chicken Enchiladas, Shrimp Tacos and the Camarones Mi Rancho -- and they were all very good. The Margarita was fine.

8. Pacci's

8113 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4932 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 20 - SGD 26 +1 301-588-1011
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 122 reviews

Pacci's

Reviewed By trailswest2008 - Western Australia

Usually it is 'my shout' when dining in the evening with a young family that I stay with in Takoma Park - Pacci's is their restaurant of choice - but I also had a late lunch solo this time after walking/sightseeing all morning in Washington DC - interesting contrast during the day - when many of the lunchtime diners had already left - staff very casual and friendly and the pizzas etc are still very, very good - thin crusted style suits my 'diet' at the moment and plenty of optional toppings to suit me (and family members -especially children aged 8 and 10). Consistently good over many years - Pacci Perfection

9. Eggspectation

923 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4402 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 301-585-1700
Excellent
36%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
8%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 303 reviews

Eggspectation

Reviewed By ChevyChase_MdSzb - chevy chase, md

How can a restaurant that specializes in eggs, ruin an omelet? The omelet was barely warm, was totally tasteless, dry and the cheddar we asked to have added, was definitely not real cheese, think cheezewiz. On top of that the potatoes were deep fried to a crisp and were just plain awful. Unbelievabley, the order comes with 1 slice of toast not the standard 2 slices of toast you would expect in any restaurant anywhere. The service was also pathetic. Never a refill on the coffee and the order I know I placed for extra toast never showed up. It was offered free of charge as we paid the check. Avoid.

10. Olazzo

8235 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4520 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 301-588-2540
Excellent
37%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 126 reviews

Olazzo

Reviewed By bfbss - Silver Spring, Maryland

I've been to Olazzo a few times over the years and returned tonight because our go to Italian restaurant is closed Monday nights. Kind of a cool space with tables around the bar and a separate back room. It's dark throughout and decor hasn't changed since opening. I had the grilled eggplant with roasted peppers, mozzarella, basil on top of spaghettini. I love eggplant and wanted to love this dish but it was a disappointment. Very little flavor overall. Peppers seemed jarred because of the pickled acidic flavor. Mozzarella was rubbery. Pasta didn't seem homemade, was swimming in oil. The small side salad was nice--romaine, cucumbers and onion. Servers were nice.

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