Monday, March 05, 2012

Bowie Restaurant Project: (46) Old Bowie Town Grille

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Old Bowie Town Grille, 8604 Chestnut Ave
Most Recent Foursquare Check-in: 02/15/2012
Total Foursquare Check-ins: 3
Pre-Foursquare Visits: No
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

In July, I asked on Patch.com for the place to get the best burger in Bowie. The first response, in September, suggested Main Street's Brasserie. That was not a good suggestion. The second suggestion I got was in November, for the Old Bowie Town Grille. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner.

The Old Town Bowie Grille has an extensive menu. It even has a fairly big gluten-free menu. But unless you don't eat beef, I urge you to go there for the burgers.

The service has always been good, but not spectacular. I gather they do a lot of their business in the evenings (there is always a list of upcoming live music), so going there for lunch has been a good way to find an uncrowded restaurant -- that was especially good when we took the kids there.

So, to summarize, good burgers, nice enough interior (though a bit dark), gluten-free options if you need them, and a way to remind someone that Bowie isn't only strip malls. Four stars. I don't want to go any higher because I'm not recommending people drive from out of town to make it here. But it's definitely among the best places in Bowie.
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