The Best Locally Owned Places to Eat in Bowie, MD

Whether you’re living in Bowie, interested in moving to Bowie, or just passing through; it’s always good to support locally owned restaurants. By eating at local places, you’re getting a taste of the town’s cuisine while keeping your money in the local economy. While Bowie doesn’t have the eating options of nearby DC, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by that this quaint community has to offer.


Old Town Deli

Old Town Deli is a great local diner and eatery. Owned by a Korean couple, you’ll find great breakfast sandwiches, lunchtime subs, Korean specialties, and strong hot coffee. The prices are more than reasonable and the portions are filling. A great place to eat a delicious meal surrounded by friendly, smiling faces.


Jerry’s Seafood

For more than 25 years, Jerry’s Seafood has been serving the Bowie with it’s famous crab bomb, crab cakes, fresh fish, homemade soups and other gourmet seafood delights. There is a wide offering of Maryland seafood dishes, all with a local twist. If you can’t make it out to the store or live outside of the area, Jerry’s also offers next day delivery of all it’s famous seafood dishes.


Lima’s Chicken

Who doesn’t love a great Peruvian chicken place? Lima’s poultry is seasoned with a secret recipe and is left to marinate for a few hours before taken to the oven, which is then served with potatoes and a fresh salad. Lima’s Chicken serves large portions for a great price. As normal, chicken comes in ¼, ½, or hole chicken sizes with plenty of great sides to choose from.


Ichiban Sushi Asian Bistro

Ichiban Sushi can satisfy all of your cravings for Asian food, served in an elegant, friendly atmosphere. Of course, their sushi is great, with many different varieties and house specialties to choose from. If you’re not in the mood for sushi, they have plenty of Japanese, Chinese, and Thai dishes for you to choose from.  


Simple Pleasures Ice Cafe

Simple Pleasures Ice Cafe offers homemade ice cream, coffee, tea, delicious cakes, pies, cookies, torts, and pastries that are prepared onsite. Simple Pleasures also serves soups, sandwiches, and salads, and surprisingly great Cajun cuisine. If you are looking for a place to take a date, host a meeting or tea party, Simple Pleasures is a great choice. WiFi is available.


Best Pie

Best Pie is one of the best kept secrets in PG County. The owners have been baking incredible pies for over 30 years. They have over 40 varieties of pies, including all types of fruit pies and custard pies. Special requests can be honored if you contact them in advance. Lines are often out the door during holidays, so you’ll need to order ahead of time.


The list above is a good starting point for exploring the exciting local restaurants that Bowie, MD has to offer. There are many more local (and not so local) great places to eat in the area. Eating in out in Bowie will show you why so many people call this area home.

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