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“UnderImpressed”
Review of Seibels Restaurant

Seibels Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 29 Restaurants in Burtonsville
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Silver Spring, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
500 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“UnderImpressed”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

This 'diner' is just around the corner from our house, and we've been meaning to try it for ages, as one of our son's middle name is "Seibel". Figured it would be great to have a nice diner right in the area. So with in-laws in tow - we headed over for a late breakfast.

We should have stayed home and cooked our own brunch.

The first ding was they didn't have ANY tea, except decaffeinated. No tea for a breakfast place??!
The endless coffee (which wasn't good enough to enjoy endlessly) was $2.75 for a mug and small carafe. And then our food came....
We had an extensive selection of the menu - pancakes, waffles, eggs, etc...
All came out plain and very basic. Seems they lost their spice/flavor drawer.
Eggs Benedict was average.
Although they claim the corn-beef hash to be homemade it looked and tasted more like it came from a can. It was mostly burned throughout and had little flavor.

Apparently, they have "preferred customers" here - as several groups of people came in after us, and were seated long before us. Almost caused us to leave as this happened 5 times. Hostess also didn't attempt to grab a booster/high-chair for out little one (2 yrs), so I had to lug it through the restaurant.

Might go back for ice cream, but not again for breakfast or any other meal.

Service: Prompt, friendly and professional
Food: Ehh.. Basic diner fare.
Parking: Lot. fairly ample
Bathrooms: Cramped, but clean
Ambiance: It seemed to be an older crowd (as in the senior set of 65+)
Prices: Seemed a bit pricey for diner fare.
Patio: Decent size, but situated right on Rt. 198.
Waiting are: Cramped with only 5-6 seats

Of note: The grill is right upfront and in plain view. Having served as a cook at various restaurant I was dismayed to see the primary line cook not wearing a hair net to keep her hair back; and was also wearing shorts and a short sleeve shirt.

  • Visited November 2013
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English first
Beltsville, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

The food is pretty good but way over priced for the amount of food you get. When you ask for a glass of water you get a 6oz glass, when I said I wanted a large glass, I was told this is what we were told to use for water. The ice cream is food but for a small sundae, they charge you for the topping! They recently renovated but the prices are still way too high for the small serving sizes.

  • Visited September 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Overpriced and underfed.”
Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

If you are going to charge a lot at least provide a decent serving. Poor value for the money. Breakfast items often need to be sent back because they are not hot.

  • Visited June 2013
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Silver Spring, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The best homemade ice cream!!!”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

you gotta try the cinnamon ice cream....it's fantastic!!
I haven't eaten a meal there yet....I just go for the homemade ice cream yummmm

Visited March 2013
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Silver Spring, Maryland
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A better than ever place to go!”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Several reviewers claimed that Siebels was the place to go only for ice cream. Not so -- at least lately. There was a time I admit that food had gone down in quality, taste, and service. I think that's made a positive change. Most foods are made right there, vegetables, meats, salads etc. are fresh according to season. All poultry comes from local Meadow Lawn farm, and the fried chicken is best around. We live in Silver Spring and come often. Service has greatly improved, and the place is being "remodeled" (you can find pics on their website.)

Give it another try.

  • Visited January 2013
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