Marlboro Grille

American, Diner
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Editorial Review

Located in the middle of Prince George's County seat, the Marlboro Grille is close to the county courts, the office of the county executive, the sheriff's office and board of education. That's why you'll find suits rubbing elbows with law enforcement and people in T-shirts talking over plates of no-frills diner food every morning from 7 a.m. on. Ignore the tired decor -- the artificial plants look like they've been around since the restaurant opened in 1995 -- and tuck into a platter of turkey sausage, a brick-size pile of hash browns, two eggs and four pieces of toast, or the popular combination of a half-smoke with two eggs and your choice of buttery grits or home fries. Servers are friendly and efficient; it's easy to see why so many customers know them by name.

Menu sampler: turkey sausage, two eggs, home fries and toast, $6.69; half-smoke with two eggs and home fries or grits, $8.99; bacon and egg sandwich, $3.29.

-- Fritz Hahn (April 10, 2012)