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“Decent simple place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of College Park Diner

College Park Diner
9206 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, College Park, MD
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Ranked #5 of 99 Restaurants in College Park
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: North of Univ of Maryland
College Park, MD
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“Decent simple place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Nothing fancy but not degradation either. The seating is a bit narrow/cramped and there's not much in terms of side dishes that's not very starchy, but the food arrives promptly and with a smile. I haven't been by on a Sunday morning but I imagine it must be very crowded.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Russian first
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English first
Beltsville
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“First timer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Visited this place for the first time for late breakfast. The service was quick, the waitresses were friendly and food was good. I had the Belgium waffle with scrambled eggs and turkey sausage. It's way better than any of those chain restaurants (ie, Denny's). I would definitely go back again. Be prepared to wait for a seat. The place isn't that big.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Windsor, NY
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Busy for breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

A small diner, but very busy with quick service. The food was good and the staff was very friendly. We were there for breakfast on a Sunday morning. The french toast was excellent!

Visited October 2012
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“chef ramsay could learn a few tips here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

stopped in for a saturday brunch, a had a few doughts, the place looks like a old howard johnson's from the outside, but we were starving.

as we were going to our seats we noticed two cildren giggling with delight over their hot chocolate. as soon we sat down, our waitress promptly delivered our menus and took our drink orders. we placed our order, and shortly thereafter our food arrived. the coffee was good and strong and the food was even better.

this place has the best wait staff i have ever seen. the teamwork between the staff and the cooks is incredible. did i mention, the kitchen is in the front of the restaurant so you watch your food being prepared.

checks are up at the cashier located at the entrance, so tables turned quickly and we did not have to wait for our check. the menu is small, comfort food, all winners.

the patrons were young and old, of every shape color and hue. additionally, the place is open 24 hours.

chef ramsay, come here and learn a few tricks

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Get the omelettes they are to die for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

That said I should lay out some other recommendations
1. AVOID THE NON-BREAKFAST FOODS AT ALL COSTS!! it is substandard fare and not really up to par with the rest of the menu.
2. If you need to use the restroom don't be shocked to find sexually explicit graffiti in the bathroom as it was there when I first ate there and last ate there
3. Go at night that is when the food is best
4. Bring a spare tummy as you will be pretty full by the time you stop eating.

The lady at the grill really knows what shes doing and the place serves breakfast for dinner which is a win :D

This place looks unassuming and is very easy to miss so if you are considering eating here KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED as you're driving
The staff are very friendly but the decor is very cheesy.

If I am ever in the area again I will definitely eat here again.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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