A charming city with small town ambiance, located less than an hour from the US capital, Bowie, Maryland is home to an impressive selection of restaurants serving everything from contemporary Asian fare and seafood to homemade ice cream. Check out our guide to Bowie’s 10 best restaurants.
A local dining tradition since its first location opened in neighboring Lanham in 1983, Jerry’s Seafood is known throughout the area for its gourmet seafood dishes and friendly, first-rate service. Its Bowie branch is Jerry’s newest location and features a gorgeous dining room decorated in warm, earthy tones and, like its original Lanham location, serves its legendary crab bomb. Ten ounces of jumbo lump crab seasoned with Old Bay before being baked to perfection. Other standout dishes include the Maryland crab soup with spicy sausage, vegetables and a tomato base and the fresh hand-filleted Atlantic salmon.
Jerry’s Seafood, 15211 Major Lansdale Boulevard, Bowie, MD, USA, +1 301 805 2284
Old Bowie Town Grille
Old Bowie Town Grille is a must-visit destination. Locally owned and operated, the Old Town Bowie Grille is a welcoming neighborhood joint serving healthy, contemporary fare alongside a good range of beers, wines and spirits. Menu highlights include items like slow-cooked BBQ baby back ribs and Southwest-style chicken topped with Jack cheese, shredded cheddar, diced tomatoes, scallions and BBQ sauce.
Old Bowie Town Grille, 8604 Chestnut Avenue, Bowie, MD, USA, +1 301 464 8800
Simple Pleasures Ice Café
An ideal destination for any diners with a sweet tooth, Simple Pleasures Ice Café is an old-fashioned ice cream parlor serving its own brand of delicious house-made ice creams, cakes, cookies and pastries, all prepared on-site under the supervision of owners Rodney and Terri Russell, who learned the art of ice cream making while living in Europe. A charmingly quaint interior sets the scene in which to enjoy Simple Pleasures’ wide range of homemade ice creams, sundaes, splits and milkshakes, all available in unique flavors such as banana pudding, lemon ginger snap and toasted honey almond.
8519 Chestnut Ave, Bowie, Maryland 20715, 301-464-6777
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