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Old Bowie Town Grille

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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8604 Chestnut Ave, Bowie, MD 20715-3732
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of my closest friends lives nearby so I passed this cool establishment often without going in. Finally, last Saturday, I was in the area and had nothing pressing to do so... It was so good! And it wasn't merely that the food was good or the PumpkinAle really tasted like pumpkin, it was that everyone, from the bar staff... More 

Thank cehwriter
Bowie, Maryland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

We live in Bowie and moved here about the time the OBTG (as it's known) opened. The owner is very friendly and looks out for her guests. The staff is attentive and makes sure the guests are taken care of properly. The menu is diverse with something for everyone. The menu is primarily American style but they do offer some... More 

Thank PhilipColumbus
Bowie, Maryland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

My wife and I have been customers for years and really appreciate the atmosphere, the family who runs the place and of course the food. They have two bars (one downstairs and one upstairs), an outside roof deck and live music at night. Lots of regulars and repeat customers plus they are open for lunch.

1 Thank Jeff G
Bowie, Maryland
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Worth a detour to Old Bowie. Nice selection of beers on tap and pub food. Crab cake are tasty. The servers are accurate and delightful. It is a highlight of local owned places. Enjoy their menu. Good burgers and sandwiches.

Thank sgmike2015
Bowie, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

see review above for lunch, evening, and special events +++++. great place to go. lunch, evening, groups

1 Thank George C
Bowie, Maryland
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

Attended a business celebration event held in the upstairs room and roof-top deck. Amazing spot for having an after work draft beer and making some good business connections. The appetizers and hors d'ouevres were tasty and plentiful.

1 Thank bowiejohn2015
Gambrills, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

We went there for the first time after my son's piano recital. Friendly attentive staff. They got one order wrong but fixed it quickly. Yummy crispy chicken fingers!

Thank Karen H
Baltimore, MD
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132 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

This little pub in Old Town Bowie wears many hats. We do not participate in the special events or the bar section, but often go to lunch on Sundays. They have a variety of salads and sandwiches, and the best cream of crab soup anywhere. I find myself craving that soup, and I have to get it every time we... More 

Thank oklybb
Bowie, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Nice local restaurant with good food and local bands several week nights and weekends. Servers are quick and friendly, the owners make an effort to know everyone.

Thank TommyTunes50
Bowie, Maryland
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

Great neighborhood place. Super friendly staff. We have been stopping by for burgers and beers since Bob and Teresa opened. Live music with local bands. Very nice place to have party or celebrate birthdays, anniversaries etc. in addition to burgers we enjoy their daily specials. They make you feel like you are family.

Thank Lorrie F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8604 Chestnut Ave, Bowie, MD 20715-3732
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bowie
  • Phone Number: 301-464-8800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?