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15 Options for Takeout and Delivery In Prince George’s County

A mix of new places and classics for soul food, pizza, Vietnamese, and Texas-style barbecue

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Prince George’s County contains a sprawling section of Maryland just east of the District. Roads leading into small cities and suburbs such as Hyattsville, College Park, Lanham, Bowie, and Upper Marlboro, are full of strip mall stops and small town restaurants catering to a population that includes a large African-American middle class and diverse Hispanic communities. From soul food to Vietnamese to Texas-style brisket, this takeout map offers a sampling of some of the newer options in the area.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Swahili Village Bar & Restaurant

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10800 Rhode Island Ave Suite N
Beltsville, MD 20705
(240) 965-7651
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This Kenyan restaurant draws African diplomats and bankers to Beltsville with grilled or stewed chicken, beef, goat, and fish dishes that incorporate influences from India and the Arabian peninsula. Chef-owner Kevin Onyona opened a downtown D.C. location a week before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down most business in the District. — Gabe Hiatt

Slow-cooked chicken from Swahili Village
Slow-cooked chicken from Swahili Village
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2. Sardi's Pollo A La Brasa (Multiple Locations)

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10433 Baltimore Ave
Beltsville, MD 20705
(301) 595-3222
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This local chain serves chargrilled chicken for takeout or delivery at multiple locations around Maryland and Virginia, including this one in Beltsville. Don’t forget to load up on sides of yuca and black beans too.

Sardi’s [official]

3. Taqueria Habanero

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8145 Baltimore Ave suite b
College Park, MD 20740
(240) 241-4486
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This Route 1 outpost of an essential D.C. taco shop has many of the Puebla-style favorites from the original. It also offers margaritas to-go, which pair well with queso fundidio, chilaquiles, or tacos al pastor. Order online or by phone for carryout.

Chef Dio Montero poses with dishes from Taqueria Habanero in College Park.
Chef Dio Montero poses with dishes from Taqueria Habanero in College Park.
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4. The Original Ledo Restaurant (Multiple Locations)

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4509 Knox Rd
College Park, MD 20740
(301) 422-8122
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Yes, there’s such a thing as Maryland pizza. It’s a thin-crust square pie, because, as the radio jingle goes, Ledo’s “doesn’t cut corners.” The College Park restaurant is the original Italian pizzeria, but there are many franchises located across Prince George’s County too.

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5. Northwest Chinese Food

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7313 Baltimore Ave suite e
College Park, MD 20740
(240) 714-4473
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On the border of College Park-Beltsville border sits Northwest Chinese, a neighborhood favorite for Chinese fare, which specializes in dishes from the Shanxi province. Popular orders include spicy cumin lamb skewers and burgers, red oil sesame dumplings, and pan-fried noodles available for delivery on Postmates.

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6. Ruby’s Southern Kitchen

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14207 Old Annapolis Rd suite a
Bowie, MD 20720
(240) 260-3989
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Soul food is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Ruby’s Southern Kitchen in Bowie. Takeout includes braised oxtails, shrimp and grits, collards, and hoppin’ John. Order online for curbside pickup.

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7. Banana Blossom Bistro

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6202 Rhode Island Ave #116
Riverdale Park, MD 20737
(301) 277-8500
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This Vietnamese restaurant in Riverdale Park offers online ordering for “family meal” options that feed groups of four or eight, plus a-la carte options for pho, banh mi, and vermicelli bowls.

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8. 2Fifty Texas BBQ

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4700 Riverdale Rd
Riverdale Park, MD 20737
(323) 761-4535
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2Fifty is a small new smokehouse in Riverdale Park that channels flavors from the Texas Hill Country with its brisket and ribs. Smoked sausages include Cajun andouille, bratwurst with cheddar, and jalapeño and spices. Online orders are available for Sunday pickup.

2Fifty has a selection of smoked sausages, including cajun andouille, bratwurst with cheddar, and jalapeño and spices. 2Fifty Texas BBQ [official]

9. KitchenCray Cafe

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4601 Presidents Dr
Lanham, MD 20706
(301) 577-1425
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This seafood-heavy soul food cafe in Lanham dishes out hits like a lobster or jumbo-lump crab grilled cheese and banana pudding cheesecake. Order online for contactless pickup. A second location is on its way to H Street NE.

10. Franklins

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5123 Baltimore Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20781
(301) 927-2740
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This brewpub is a Hyattsville landmark that sells crab cakes and build-you-own pizzas, available for contactless pickup or delivery to a limited area.

Franklin’s Restaurant, Brewery, & General Store in Hyattsville, Maryland...
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11. Pizzeria Paradiso (Multiple Locations)

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4800 Rhode Island Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20781
(240) 467-3210
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Pizzeria Paradiso continues to be a good neighbor in Hyattsville, staying open to feed the hungry masses with Neapolitan style pies via takeout and delivery. The local chain is also giving away 10,000 free pizzas to senior citizens, families in need, and healthcare workers.

Pizzeria Paradiso [Official]

12. Rips Country Inn

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3605, 3809 Crain Hwy
Bowie, MD 20716
(301) 805-5900
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Family meals to-go are available at this old-school, roadside restaurant. Favorites include Maryland fried chicken, baby back ribs, and chicken Parmesan. There’s also a liquor store next-door where customers can pick up wine, beer, and spirits, including local Cotton & Reed rum.

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13. Savor At Studio 3807

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3809 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood, MD 20722

Some vendors remain open for takeout at this recently opened, black-owned food hall in Brentwood. Relish Market sells smoothies, cold-pressed juice, spices, hot sauce, and other groceries. Shell Shack Seafood has lobster sliders, curried salmon, and Rasta pasta. — Gabe Hiatt

Have you tried The Shell Shack sample yet? What are you waiting for? Sample a mini crab, a jerk chicken slider, a lobster slider, shrimp lollipops, and corn fritters! We are open and taking orders until 9pm! Come by (with a mask ) to place your order OR order online at www.theshellshackseafood.com

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14. Marlboro Grille

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14606 Main St
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
301-627-1411

This quintessential diner in Upper Marlboro is doing curbside pickup for short stacks and turkey clubs. Check the Facebook page for menu options, then call in orders in advance.

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15. SUCCOTASH

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186 Waterfront St
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
(301) 567-8900
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Southern dishes are available either a la carte or in family-style format from the National Harbor location of Chef Edward Lee’s D.C. restaurant. Every order helps support the LEE Initiative, a restaurant worker relief program.

Wings at Succotash
Wings at Succotash
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1. Swahili Village Bar & Restaurant

10800 Rhode Island Ave Suite N, Beltsville, MD 20705
Slow-cooked chicken from Swahili Village
Slow-cooked chicken from Swahili Village
Swahili Village [official]

This Kenyan restaurant draws African diplomats and bankers to Beltsville with grilled or stewed chicken, beef, goat, and fish dishes that incorporate influences from India and the Arabian peninsula. Chef-owner Kevin Onyona opened a downtown D.C. location a week before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down most business in the District. — Gabe Hiatt

10800 Rhode Island Ave Suite N
Beltsville, MD 20705

2. Sardi's Pollo A La Brasa (Multiple Locations)

10433 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, MD 20705
Sardi’s [official]

This local chain serves chargrilled chicken for takeout or delivery at multiple locations around Maryland and Virginia, including this one in Beltsville. Don’t forget to load up on sides of yuca and black beans too.

10433 Baltimore Ave
Beltsville, MD 20705

3. Taqueria Habanero

8145 Baltimore Ave suite b, College Park, MD 20740
Chef Dio Montero poses with dishes from Taqueria Habanero in College Park.
Chef Dio Montero poses with dishes from Taqueria Habanero in College Park.
William Martinez/Taqueria Habanero

This Route 1 outpost of an essential D.C. taco shop has many of the Puebla-style favorites from the original. It also offers margaritas to-go, which pair well with queso fundidio, chilaquiles, or tacos al pastor. Order online or by phone for carryout.

8145 Baltimore Ave suite b
College Park, MD 20740

4. The Original Ledo Restaurant (Multiple Locations)

4509 Knox Rd, College Park, MD 20740
Ledo Pizza [official]

Yes, there’s such a thing as Maryland pizza. It’s a thin-crust square pie, because, as the radio jingle goes, Ledo’s “doesn’t cut corners.” The College Park restaurant is the original Italian pizzeria, but there are many franchises located across Prince George’s County too.

4509 Knox Rd
College Park, MD 20740

5. Northwest Chinese Food

7313 Baltimore Ave suite e, College Park, MD 20740
Northwest Chinese Food Farrah Skeiky/for The Washington Post via Getty Images

On the border of College Park-Beltsville border sits Northwest Chinese, a neighborhood favorite for Chinese fare, which specializes in dishes from the Shanxi province. Popular orders include spicy cumin lamb skewers and burgers, red oil sesame dumplings, and pan-fried noodles available for delivery on Postmates.

7313 Baltimore Ave suite e
College Park, MD 20740

6. Ruby’s Southern Kitchen

14207 Old Annapolis Rd suite a, Bowie, MD 20720

Soul food is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Ruby’s Southern Kitchen in Bowie. Takeout includes braised oxtails, shrimp and grits, collards, and hoppin’ John. Order online for curbside pickup.

14207 Old Annapolis Rd suite a
Bowie, MD 20720

7. Banana Blossom Bistro

6202 Rhode Island Ave #116, Riverdale Park, MD 20737
Banana Blossom Bistro [official]

This Vietnamese restaurant in Riverdale Park offers online ordering for “family meal” options that feed groups of four or eight, plus a-la carte options for pho, banh mi, and vermicelli bowls.

6202 Rhode Island Ave #116
Riverdale Park, MD 20737

8. 2Fifty Texas BBQ

4700 Riverdale Rd, Riverdale Park, MD 20737
2Fifty has a selection of smoked sausages, including cajun andouille, bratwurst with cheddar, and jalapeño and spices. 2Fifty Texas BBQ [official]

2Fifty is a small new smokehouse in Riverdale Park that channels flavors from the Texas Hill Country with its brisket and ribs. Smoked sausages include Cajun andouille, bratwurst with cheddar, and jalapeño and spices. Online orders are available for Sunday pickup.

4700 Riverdale Rd
Riverdale Park, MD 20737

9. KitchenCray Cafe

4601 Presidents Dr, Lanham, MD 20706

This seafood-heavy soul food cafe in Lanham dishes out hits like a lobster or jumbo-lump crab grilled cheese and banana pudding cheesecake. Order online for contactless pickup. A second location is on its way to H Street NE.

4601 Presidents Dr
Lanham, MD 20706

10. Franklins

5123 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Franklin’s Restaurant, Brewery, & General Store in Hyattsville, Maryland...
Outside Franklin’s
J. Lawler Duggan/For The Washington Post via Getty Images

This brewpub is a Hyattsville landmark that sells crab cakes and build-you-own pizzas, available for contactless pickup or delivery to a limited area.

5123 Baltimore Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20781

11. Pizzeria Paradiso (Multiple Locations)

4800 Rhode Island Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Pizzeria Paradiso [Official]

Pizzeria Paradiso continues to be a good neighbor in Hyattsville, staying open to feed the hungry masses with Neapolitan style pies via takeout and delivery. The local chain is also giving away 10,000 free pizzas to senior citizens, families in need, and healthcare workers.

4800 Rhode Island Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20781

12. Rips Country Inn

3605, 3809 Crain Hwy, Bowie, MD 20716

Family meals to-go are available at this old-school, roadside restaurant. Favorites include Maryland fried chicken, baby back ribs, and chicken Parmesan. There’s also a liquor store next-door where customers can pick up wine, beer, and spirits, including local Cotton & Reed rum.

3605, 3809 Crain Hwy
Bowie, MD 20716

13. Savor At Studio 3807

3809 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD 20722

Some vendors remain open for takeout at this recently opened, black-owned food hall in Brentwood. Relish Market sells smoothies, cold-pressed juice, spices, hot sauce, and other groceries. Shell Shack Seafood has lobster sliders, curried salmon, and Rasta pasta. — Gabe Hiatt

3809 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood, MD 20722

14. Marlboro Grille

14606 Main St, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

This quintessential diner in Upper Marlboro is doing curbside pickup for short stacks and turkey clubs. Check the Facebook page for menu options, then call in orders in advance.

14606 Main St
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

15. SUCCOTASH

186 Waterfront St, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Wings at Succotash
Wings at Succotash
Scott Suchman/Succotash

Southern dishes are available either a la carte or in family-style format from the National Harbor location of Chef Edward Lee’s D.C. restaurant. Every order helps support the LEE Initiative, a restaurant worker relief program.

186 Waterfront St
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

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