Prince George’s County Restaurant Week kicked off Friday at the “Taste of TNI,” a tasting event at Bladensburg High School, where more than 20 restaurants from the county offered culinary samples and where students from Bladensburg High School’s Culinary Arts Program demonstrated cooking techniques.

“This program we are putting on with the TNI,” the Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative in Bladensburg/Riverdale Park, “shows the tremendous amount of talent in our restaurants and our young people. It highlights the fact that Prince George’s is becoming a place to be,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III.

Baker says the county expects millions worth of new mixed-use development, including the planned construction of the $925 million MGM casino resort proposed for National Harbor.  “When MGM is looking for people to work in their restaurants, we want to show we have the talent here in Prince George’s to staff that,” Baker said.

Over the years, the number of interesting places to eat in Prince George’s has multiplied, Baker said. “My wife and I went to Howard University. We were both military brats, and we liked to go to different restaurants to experience them,” Baker recalled. “Almost all the restaurants were in D.C. when we moved to the county. We would end up going back to D.C. to eat.

“Now, I find with our kids, we are having the option of taking them to places in Prince George’s County. It’s not just Franklin’s on Route One, it’s Busboys and Poets. It’s a variety of restaurants in National Harbor. It’s the Ethiopian restaurant on Route One. It’s the coming places in New Carrollton and Mount Rainier. All those different types of places you find make people want to stay in the county and eat.”

Here is a list of restaurants participating in Prince George’s County’s first county-wide Restaurant Week, an event created to promote the variety of  cuisines offered at food establishments in the county and turn Prince George’s into a destination for foodies.

Prince George’s County Restaurant Week,which features special deals and prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus, runs through Saturday, April 5.

Alamo Mexican Restaurant

5508-14 Kenilworth Avenue
Riverdale 301-927-8787

Busboys & Poets
5331 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville 301-779-2787‎

C.J. Ferraris
14311 Baltimore Ave
Laurel 301-725-1771

Chef’s Secret Restaurant
5810 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelts 301-345-6101

De Ranch Restaurant & Catering
3511 Maryland Ave
Cheverly 301-773-5444

De Soul Café
7651 Matapeake Business Dr.
Brandywine 301-782-9752

Soul Food

El Carbonero
1425 University Blvd., Unit E
Langley Park

El Cubanas
5409 Kenilworth Ave.
Riverdale 240-876-4530

El Sitio Restaurant
5837 Riverdale Road
Riverdale 301-864-1850

Everlasting Life Restaurant
9185 Central Avenue
Capital Heights 301-324-6900‎

Half Note Lounge And Restaurant
4881 Glenn Dale Rd
Bowie 301-809-6683

Hanami Japanese Restaurant
8145 Baltimore Ave
College Park 301-982-9899

Italian Inn
6221 Annapolis Road
Hyattsville 301-772-2100

J’Ollies Restaurant
9023 Annaplois Road
Lanham 301-577-3073


Joplin 360
10707 Indian Head Highway
Fort Washington 301-292-3126

La Chocita
4800 Annapolis Road
Bladensburg 301-277-0155

La Sirenita
4911 Edmonston Road
Hyattsville 301-864-0188‎

Mama Stella’s
7918 Old Branch Ave.
Clinton 301-868-3057‎

Mango Café
4719 Annapolis Road
Bladensburg 301-277-4048

African and Caribbean

Mango’s Grill Restaurant
600 Washington Blvd
Laurel 301-776-8834

Mexico Lindo
5652 Annapolis Road
Bladensburg 301-779-7911

New Deal Café
113 Centerway
Greenbelt 301-474-5642

Old Dominion Brewhouse
6504 America Blvd Ste 105
Hyattsville 301-887-1818

Old Line Bistro
11011 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville 301-937-5999

Old Town Inn
14547 Main St.
Upper Marlboro 301-627-1400


Olive Grove Restaurant
6868 Race Track Rd
Bowie 301-464-222

Pizza Italia
6308 Livingston Road
Oxon Hill 301-839-3446

Queensway Restaurant
5851 Riverdale Road
Riverdale Park 240-882-3942

R. J. Bentley’s
7323 Baltimore Blvd.
College Park 301-277-8898

Royal Jade Asian Cuisine
7401 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt 240-542-9904‎

Shegga Coffee & Restaurant
6040 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville 240-296-3030

Swahili Village Bar & Restaurant
10606 Baltimore Ave.
Beltsville 301-613-3514

Taqueria La Placita
5020 Edmonston Road
Hyattsville 301-277-4477

Tara Thai Restaurant
5501 Baltimore Ave.
Hyattsville 301-277-7888