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Bete Ethiopian Cuisine & Cafe

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811 Roeder Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4422
+1 301-588-2225
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good51%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Ethiopian, African, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
811 Roeder Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4422
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

Authentic Ethiopian food. It had a lot of Ethiopians eating there which was a good sign. However, service was kind of slow. It seems more suited for takeout.

Thank peterkM7851EF
Reviewed November 7, 2017

I learned to love Ethiopian food while a Peace Corps Volunteer there for three years. Living in Washington, DC for most of my adult life makes it EASY to search out and enjoy the vast number of "habesha" eateries. Bete is conveniently located in downtown...More

Thank CharlieJewett
Reviewed October 11, 2017

I'd say 80% of the options here involve meat, but my wife and I had the Vegetarian Combo ($12.95) and the Special Vegetarian combo ($16.95), which adds beets, string beans, minced jalapenos, and a stuffed jalapeno which actually didn't make it to the plate, all...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed August 22, 2017

My daughter thinks Bete is great and she & her husband took us there. It was late on a Monday night and it was totally empty. We got a table in the back garden and ordered based on my daughter's likes - two trays of...More

Thank ChuckP440
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Due to a power outage in our building, we fled to downtown Silver Spring in search of breakfast. My wife bas been hankering for Ethiopian, so we ended up at Bete. It was cool with a light breeze, so we opted for the outdoor garden...More

Thank jaseaton
Reviewed July 23, 2017

Having enjoyed the many Ethiopian restaurants in downtown silver spring, we thought we'd give Bette a shot. We were welcomed in on a hot summer day, and our host gave us the coolest spot as we had two kids under two. We ordered our food...More

Thank BoatsBootsBalloons
Reviewed April 10, 2017

We were a group of ten and it was nice to be accommodated in a semi -private room upstairs where we were there only ones...the waiter was great in explaining all the food and how we should situate ourselves for sharing Good vegetarian choices They...More

Thank bluesmama11
Reviewed January 4, 2017

While visiting the area we went and ate Ethiopian food here. It was quite good. Our local sister is a vegetarian and ordered a sampler platter, she recommended, which we shared. We also ordered a platter with lamb and beef. If you have never eaten...More

Thank DoozerLaFae
Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

My Dad really wanted to get takeout from here. I'd been before, and remember it not being great (though eating outside on the patio had been wonderful). He really wanted to try it, so I thought I'd give it another chance - maybe it was...More

Thank MinervaZee
Reviewed July 6, 2016

I ordered the vegetarian special and it was ok. The service was attentive. Overal the experience was just ok..

Thank arachaeldavis
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 811 Roeder Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4422
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 301-588-2225
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