There is nothing that compares to eating out. For me, to go out with my family and enjoy a delicious dish without having cooked it myself … it’s like a prize. That’s why today I want to share with you 5 restaurants that you have to try in Maryland. These 5 places that I have chosen are in the list of my favorites for many reasons, not just for their good food. They are restaurants that I consider, fulfill the mission of making the experience a delight. They are places that give you nice attention and their establishments are pleasant and perfect to visit with the family.
This list doesn’t go by any special order but they do offer different types of food, so if you choose one of them to go out on the weekend, everyone will be satisfied.
Another important detail about these 5 restaurants that you have to try in Maryland, is that the price range is between $ 12.00 and $ 30.00 per plate.
Copper Canyon Grill
This restaurant offers what it is to me, two essential things : Good food and pleasant atmosphere. At Copper Canyon Grill the food is delicious and the presentation of the dishes is always perfect.
From salads and main courses to desserts, always look exquisite. I love going to this restaurant when I want to enjoy a delicious Roasted Chicken. If it’s your first time, the waiter kindly details the process with which they prepare this deliciousness. Actually the food is exquisite and the service is very good.
They have a family friendly envoirement but really my husband and I usually go alone when we want time for ourselves because of the atmosphere of the place. Very elegant and they have full bar.
Now, if you are a vegetarian, you should know that the menu options aren’t many. However, their desserts always surprises me.
If you go you should try the specialty of the house: Wood-Fired Rotisserie Chicken and it costs $ 19.00 for the dish. A little high for a roasted chicken you could say, but it’s worth it. It is delicious! without exaggerating.
A plate of ribs in barbeque can cost up to $ 33.00 which we could say is the most expensive on the menu. And if a good dessert is your thing, you should try their “Chocolate Uprising” … Omg is a stairway to heaven.
In Maryland they have 3 restaurants that you can visit:
928 Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring, MD
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CCGrillAmerica/
This is a special recommendation for those who like a delicious and juicy piece of meat. Having the opportunity to choose the piece of meat you want to eat is one of the qualities of this place. At Texas Road House, when you arrive you are greeted with a barrel full of peanuts from which you can enjoy whatever you want while you wait. Itn their waiting room you see the peanut shells on the ground because whoever waits, just peels the peanuts and drops the rest to the floor and it’s ok.
Already at the table they always delight you with delicious freshly baked bread and butter (my favorite part) . My recommendation for you to try at Texas Roadhouse are the steaks and the ribs, of which you can even make a combination. I also love that they have a very extensive children’s menu so the kids can eat something different every time they go.
If you go to celebrate a birthday you have to go ready to ride a horse. Well, is not a real horse but those who celebrate a brithday here, wear a hat and ride on a saddle with a wooden base. Very funny.
This is a very relaxed and family friendly restaurant. Its decoration is all with wood details and most of its tables are booths.
They have 9 restaurants in Maryland but the one I visit often is in Bowie, MD:
BOWIE, MD 20720
La Casa del Mofongo
In this 5 restaurants that you must try in Maryland list, of course, I could not miss the Latin options. Have you tried Dominican food? The dominican gastronomy is delicious and my favorite restaurant to enjoy it is without a doubt “La Casa del Mofongo”. It was here where I tasted tostones for the first time. Yes, believe it or not, I’ve never tried them before.
In my country of origin, Guatemala, we do not prepare the plantains this way. A Dominican friend invite me to this restaurant and since then I fell in love with tostones. Try tostones with salami is my delirium. It is one of the most basic dishes but I love them.
Also the family picadera is exquisite, but these are apettizers type of dish. If what you want to enjoy is a main dish then for me the best choice is the Mofongo with shrimp. They have so many dishes to choose from, but if you can’t leave this restaurant without having tasted their delicious Mojitos.
Their mojitos are good as they are dangerous because they are so well prepared that you don’t even feel the liqueur thanks to their sweet taste, but after the Third one, you begin to remember that you are having a drink with alcohol. Located very close to downtown Silver Spring, La Casa del Mofongo offers the most delicious Dominican food.
The restaurant has also a family atmosphere, although if you go with children I recommend you take them during the day. The restaurant has different events assigned during the night, depending on the day. The type of events they have are musical presentations with special artists and kareoke nights. So if you go withfamily, on the weekends, do it while the sun shines.
Oh and one more thing, if you go don’t forget to try the famous “Die Dreaming”(Morir soñando). It is a mixture of orange juice with natural milk, ice and sugar. It is a delight. This drink and a good mofongo complete the experience of Dominican food.
This restaurant is located in:
9441 Georgia Ave,
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Mon – Sat 11 am to 2 am
Sun – 11 am to 1 am
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lacasadelmofongomd/
Taqueria Los Primos
Let me tell you how I discovered this awesome restaurant. I used to work in an office in the city of Laurel and my co-workers used to tell me about this awesome food truch at the corner of Route 1 and Route 32. So many times at lunch we went there during the week.
In this truck you could always see very friendly guys attending to the bunch of people that no matter what, if it was hot or cold , they lined up to try the delights they were selling. I remember one day I said to one of the guys: “You should have a restaurant, your food is delicious” And the one of them said: “That’s what we’re doing, we’re saving money for that and with God’s blessing very soon we’ll do it”.
Who was going to say that a couple of years later I was going to see the restaurant, and almost across the street from where I worked. Every time I go, it gives me so much pleasure to see the place because I could see where they started. What I heard is that they still have the truck in the same place just to let people know that they now have a restaurant.
In Taqueria Los Primos you’ll find what they are for me, the best Mexican tacos in all of Maryland. Seriously and without exaggeration, the Mexican food they have is the best. Each taco costs $ 2.00 and my favorite are the beef and the pastor tacos. Is funny to me because tortillas have never been my favorite but if I’m having their tacos, I eat up to 6.
But please try also the “Gringas“. Not in all Mexican restaurants you will find them because they seem to have been invented in a specific area of the southern in the United States. Nobody knows exactly where or when the gringas were born but they are de-li-cious.
This restaurant also have a suitable environment to receive families with children and the patio tables are great for meetings with friends in summer. Although if you are going to take the kids I recommend that they go during the day. Like any other place where beer is sold, it is better to take the family on suitable schedules for all audiences.
Go to this restaurant only if are you are hungry and eager to eat the best BBQ ribs you’ve tried. When we go here, we’re always very hungry, and my husband says: “Tomorrow, don’t have breakfast ’cause we’re going to Famous Dave’s”.
That is the olny way you can enjoy everything this restaurant has. It is a restaurant in which they’re friendly with children. It is also the perfect place to watch a Football game because they have TV screens around the bar area and a good selection of cold beers. So if you go with friends or someone special they have full bar.
I have to confess that I have never tasted desserts here, but not because I do not want to, it’s because I can’t. We are a family of 4 and we always get the All-American BBQ Feast ($ 63.99) and it’s so much food that you’re quickly satisfied because you taste a little of every delicacy they offer.
Look what a delight! This accompanied with your favorite drink is enough to satisfy any palate. It’s one of my favorite places. They offer barbecue ribs, chicken, hamburgers, sandwiches, appetizers, salads and drinks. I love the decoration of the place. As soon as you step inside, you are transported to a farm in Kansas City or to a cabin in Texas. It is open for lunch and dinner. It is a great place. And as the famous Dave Anderson says:
” May you always be surrounded by good friends and great barbecue”.
HOURS of OPERATION
Columbia, Laurel & Waldorf
Sun – Thurs | 11 am – 10 pm
Fri – Sat | 11 am – 11 pm
Sun – Thurs | 11 am – 9 pm
Fri – Sat | 11 am – 11 pm
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/famousdaves/
Local Dishes All Over the Country
It doesn’t matter where you are or what part of the country you travel to, there will always be a restaurant with good food and a pleasant atmosphere that I’m sure you will enjoy. Below I show you a list of different cities and restaurants that are a fellow bloggers favorites and can become yours too. Check them out before you plan any trip or if you have friends and relatives in these different cities, suggest them any of these restaurants.
Asheville, North Carolina – A Thousand Country Roads
Baltimore, Maryland – Theresa’s Reviews
Boston, Massachusetts – Bianca Blogs
Charleston, West Virginia – Honey and Pine
Fairfax, Virginia – Cook With 5 Kids
Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Acupful
Lanham, Maryland – Jenny Day by Day
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania – Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Miami, Florida – Sabrina’s Sea of Colors
New York City, New York – Smiling Notes
North Jersey, New Jersey – Crayons and Cravings
Western Finger Lakes, New York – Home in the Finger Lakes
Austin, Texas – Kitchen Concoctions
Austin, Texas – My Big Fat Happy Life
Austin, Texas – Hi Lovely
Forney, Texas – My Life Homemade
Houston, Texas – Pop Shop America
Houston, Texas – It’s Pam Del
Los Angeles, California – Moore or Less Cooking
Palm Desert, California – Tabler Party of Two
San Antonio, Texas – Sincerely Onyi
Seattle, Washington – Revel and Glitter
Seattle, Washington – Satsuma Designs
Skagit County, Washington – Long Wait for Isabella
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois – Become A Coupon Queen
Canton, Ohio – Hall of Fame Moms
Carmel, Indiana – Home Maid Simple
Cleveland, Ohio – Greatest Escapist
Fort Wayne, Indiana – Kiddies Corner Deals
Grand Rapids, Michigan – The Epicurean Traveler
South Suburbs, Chicago – Home Everyday
St. Louis, Missouri – And Hattie Makes Three
Atlanta, Georgia – Sunshine and Holly
Charleston, South Carolina – My Borrowed Heaven
Greenville, South Carolina – Joann’s Food Bites
Macon, Georgia – Intelligent Domestications
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – Creative Southern Home
No matter what your choice is, any of these restaurants can make your weekend something special. Visit any of them and let me know about your experience, or if you have a restaurant that is your favorite, leave the information in the comments section, so I can share the info in a future post .
Enjoy and don’t forget t “Good food is the basis of genuine happiness”.