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“I love Bobby... but not his burger palace...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bobby's Burger Palace

Bobby's Burger Palace
8150 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740-2432
240-542-4632
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Ranked #16 of 92 restaurants in College Park
Cuisines: American
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Rockville, Maryland
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103 reviews 103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“I love Bobby... but not his burger palace...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I love Bobby Flay and was so looking forward to trying his Burger Palace. To begin with, the location of this restaurant is very convenient if you are a student of the Univ. of Maryland in College Park as it is right in the heart of the campus area; however, if you are not a student and trying to get to the restaurant, it will be challenging. If there is any chance of a Univ. of MD sporting event going on at the college, you may have the worse traffic of your life just getting down the road to the restaurant...and parking is even a more challening task.
Be that as it may, I was determined to try Bobby's restaurant and I ventured out to the restaurant. It was very crowded with students, so it the atmosphere was, again, akin to a college cafeteria.
After waiting a long while, I finally I was served my burger with fried onion rings... was it a good burger? Yes, it was juicy and tasty... was it the best burger I ever had?...No! it was very, very far from the best burger... in fact, there are a half dozen other places much nearer to my home and without all of the traffic hassle that make far better burgers with better toppings. So, if you happen to be walking near this place, it might be worth it to stop in...otherwise, I wouldn't make any special effort to get there.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
College Park, MD
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122 reviews 122 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Ridulous”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

I wouldn't have minded going back for a burger but the last three times we've tried the parking lot (very tiny) has been full. Not very welcoming.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Potomac, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Burger places in College Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Food, quality, customer service and location, this place is a good fit for College students, families or a solo traveler. Recommend it if you're in a mood to have some burgers.
Friednly staff and service. Parking can be a problem but the Manager advised us they are working on getting a lot soon.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Burgers were good, but there weren't enough choices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

I love upscale burger places and was craving something grilled for Labor Day, but this fell short of many other similar restaurants that I've had. The food was good, but there weren't enough choices and a bit too expensive for what it is. The milkshakes are tiny for $5 and and burgers only alright.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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College Park, MD
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Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“No longer new, no longer on their best behaviour”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The burger with salad was still very good, but the last time I was there, there were piles and piles of dirty dishes all over the place making finding a good clean place to sit impossible. I mentioned this to a manager who ignored me. The last times we *tried* to go there we couldn't; the center has a miserably tiny parking area, with only four handicapped parking spots (you have to pay for) which have been full every time. Drove around and around the little tiny narrow space and gave up in frustration.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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