'N Surf: Good seafood. From the club: Take a left out
of the parking lot. Take a right on 198. Take 1 South. Bay ‘N
Surf is on the left side, about a mile south of 198. 301-776-7021.
14411 Baltimore Ave; Laurel, MD 20707
Buddy's Crabs & Ribs: Ribs. “Probably
the best ribs I have ever had,” Tim Harwood. From the club:
Take a left out of the parking lot onto Old Gunpowder Rd. Take a
right on 198. Take 1 South. Buddy’s is on the left across
the street from the Laurel Mall. 301-604-2145. 14707 Baltimore
Avenue, Laurel, MD 20707
Chapala’s: Mexican/El Salvadoran. Good
food, informal atmosphere. From the club: Turn left out of the
parking lot, take a left at the light for 198. Continue down
the road past the Rt 29 intersection, Chapala’s is on your
right. 301-421-0924. 15530 Old Columbia Pike; Burtonsville, MD
Chung King: Mongolian BBQ. Decent, can usually
handle fairly large groups with no wait. From the club: Turn
LEFT out of the parking lot, and take Old Gunpowder to a RIGHT onto
Rt. 198. Stay on Rt. 198 (it will cross over I-95, and cross
both halves of Rt. 1) You will pass the race track on your
left as well. Chung King will be on your right in a plaza
with a Pier 1, and a Fabric Store. 301-498-3230. 3439 Fort
Meade Road, Laurel, MD 20724
Mandarin House: Chinese. “worth the drive.”
Good food, reasonably priced. One exit north of the club on I-95.
From the club: Left out of the parking lot, Take Old Gunpowder
Road to a RIGHT onto Rt. 198. Get on I-95 Northbound towards
Baltimore and go one exit north to Rt. 216 towards Laurel. Turn
LEFT at the first light onto All Saints Road. Mandarin House
is in the plaza on your right just after the first light on All Saints
Road. 301-604-7235. 9105 All Saints Road, Suite C, Laurel,
Pasta Plus: Italian. Very tasty pasta;
service is rumored to be on the slow side, but
take-out tastes just as good! From the club: Turn left out
of parking lot, turn right at the light for 198.
Keep going until the Rt 1 intersection and pull into
the shopping plaza on the left – Pasta
Plus is in this strip mall. 301-498-7878. 209
Gorman Ave.; Laurel, MD; Closed Monday.
Peking Restaurant: Chinese. From the curling club:
take a left out of the parking lot. Take a left (west) on 198. Cross
Rt 29, Peking is just ahead on the right, just past Chapalas. 301-421-1131.
15504 Old Columbia Pike; Burtonsville, MD, 20866
Red, Hot, and Blue: BBQ. A local BBQ chain, good
pulled pork/chicken and ribs. The hot sauce is hot! From the club:
take left out of parking lot. Take a right onto 198. Take a left
onto 7th St.(MD 216). Take a right onto Main Street. 301-953-1943.
677 Main St, Laurel, MD 20707.
Seibel's: Diner, Ice Cream & Dairy Store. Wonderful
homemade ice cream. Diner-like breakfast, good food, good prices.
From the club: From the parking lot turn LEFT onto Old Gunpowder
Road and take it to a LEFT onto Rt. 198. Stay on Rt. 198 as
it crosses Rt. 29, but get into the right lane. Seibel's
is on the right, just past the shopping plaza. 301-384-5661.
15540 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866.
Sierra's Grill: Mexican. Nothing fancy, but
good Mexican food. From the club: Turn right out of the parking
lot. Turn right on Powder Mill Road. Turn right on Beltsville Drive
(there’s a light there). It is on the right back side of
Calverton Shopping Center (where the Giant store is). 301-572-7830.
11619 Beltsville Drive, Beltsville Maryland 20705. Carry-out
Tubby’s: Diner. Basic diner food. From
the club: Turn left out of the parking lot, take a left at
the light for 198. Tubby’s is on the left – you’ll
have to drive past it and do a U-Turn to get there. 301-490-2828.
5701 Sandy Spring Road; Laurel, MD
Chain restaurants on Route 1: These
are all on Route 1, south of 198, within a block or two of the Mall.
side of Route 1 heading south:
side of Route 1 heading south:
Greene Turtle (okay, I don’t know if this is a chain
Famous Dave’s (ribs)
Don Pablo’s (on the road behind the Silver Diner)
Lone Star (on the road behind the Silver Diner)