Dining Guide

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Route One 


From 6040 Baltimore Ave to 4700 Rhode Island

Chez Dior

This cozy, family run Senegalese restaurant opened in 2014 when Mamadou Fall and his partner, Binette Seck wanted to serve comfort food to the Senegalese transplants who had previously been ordering takeout from their home kitchen.  The servings are hearty and the food is rich and flavorful — we recommend the yassa chicken or poulet yassa.

Franklin’s Restaurant and Brewery

Franklin’s is the only combined restaurant, bar, and toystore in the world, and was Prince George’s County’s first microbrewey. Sourcing fresh, local ingredients their menu includes pub classics to compliment their rotating assortment of beers.

Shagga Coffee & Restaurant

Shagga specializes in authentic Ethiopian food that can be made with meat, fish, or as a hearty vegetarian meal. Their colorful, flavorful platters can easily leave multiple people feeling satisfied.

Carcas de Ayer (formerly Cafe Azul)

Carcas de Ayer has been family owned and operated since 2009 and serves up authentic Venezuelan small plates and sandwiches. Their Arepas, Cachapas, Tequeños, Cachitos, Hallacas, Empanadas and Cuban Sandwiches are homemade with highest quality fresh ingredients.

Vigilante Coffee

Vigilante coffee serves specialty coffee and snacks at their flagship store right here in Hyattsville. Their coffees are sourced ethically and are roasted in-house, making perfect blends for any taste. They also offer coffee classes for the truly obsessed.

Shortcake Bakery

The owner of Shortcake Bakery, Cheryl Harrington, has flour in her veins. In 2011, Cheryl opened Shortcake Bakery & Cafe after spending years baking for her family and loved ones. Shortcake’s goods are all-natural and preservative-free. Try their cookies, cakes, scones, or savory Jamaican pies.

Prime Restaurant

This restaurant and bar serves African cuisine like goat meat stew, grilled tilapia and plantains, and gari. They also have a full bar with a nightclub atmosphere.

Pizzeria Paridiso

Pizzeria Paridiso’s newest location is in Hyattsville, where they sell their own award-winning craft beer alongside artisan pizzas. Their pizzas start with hand-tossed dough in a domed, stone oven. They also host a multitude of events and offer happy hour deals on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Spice 6

Spice 6 is a modern fast-casual Indian restaurant that features build-it-yourself naan pizza and other Indian fare. Spice 6 has been in operation since 2012 and now has multiple locations around the DMV area.

Tara Thai

Tara Thai greets visitors with a soothing, underwater-themed decor and fresh, high quality Thai dishes. From curries to noodles to rice, they have a variety of rich dishes as well as cocktails.

Busboys and Poets

Busboys and Poets, so named in honor of the poet Langston Hughes who worked as a busboy at the Wardman Park Hotel in the 1920s, is a combined coffee shop, restaurant, and book store. They also host musicians and poetry readings occasionally. Here you can find both food for the body and mind.

Also on Route One:

Snagfroid Distilling, Streetcar 82 Brewing, Maryland Meadworks, Subway, Chipotle, Yogi Castle, Teriyaki Kaizen, Domino’s, and Elevation Burger

More to come! ~