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“You go for the Pho not the Ambience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pho #1

Pho #1
5764 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD 21228-1334
410-719-7500
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Ranked #12 of 95 Restaurants in Catonsville
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“You go for the Pho not the Ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012 via mobile

An extensive pho and Vietnamese main dish menu. The food is delicious and a terrific value. The large, fragrant bowls of pho come with aplate of fresh basil and bean sprots for garnish. This little restaurant in a Route 40 shopping center is well worth a trip.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
1 review
“Worth trying”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011 via mobile

Love the food, food itself is great. But horrible service and tip is already included- one time I gave more than $5 tip on $10 pho+ Hotrible service. So watch out for that.
Dont expect a great service but their pho is one of the best-

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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baltimore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Delicious and reliable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2011

I was just ready to head to PHO #1 for lunch when I remembered that I should share my thoughts with TripAdvisor. Pho #1 has always provided us really fantastic service, delicious food, and all at an unbeatable price. I have never once had bad service or food there. My favorite: #18 small with a coconut smoothie - no boba!

  • Visited January 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Owings Mills, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“worst customer service NEVER GO!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2010

I had the worst experience at this restaurant on route40 pho#1, the staff has no training on how to handle customers, the manger was just dressed in jeans and had the worst attitude ever. he was even cursing and harassing the customers. I had to call the cops on this place. i asked for the owner name and manager said the owner was too busy to deal with customers. they refused to alter anything on their menu and said chef will not like it there are any alteration made to the order. Horrible place. there is no sense of customer service. the manger was drunk or high..never ever go there.. there are so many other good restaurant out there that would appreciate their customers and i would rather give my $$$ to business that provides good service and food.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Eldersburg, MD
1 review
“Awesome Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2010

My wife and I stopped at Pho #1 for lunch today. It was her first taste of Vietnamese cuisine and she loved it.

I had the Pho Bac Biet, Goi Cuon and iced coffee. She had the Bun Cha Gio Thit Nuong and a coke.

The service and food were great.

We'll definitely be back.

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