Hotel restaurants aren’t just for the people lodging there, though having a fabulous in-hotel restaurant is a great reason to book at a particular spot. Prince George’s is gifted with several excellent hotel restaurants, from Asian-inspired hot spots to classic steak houses. At each one, you’ll be able to get locally sourced fare, unexpected twists on traditional dishes, and handmade specialties.

Try one of these first-class restaurants that just happen to be housed in Prince George’s hotels:

  1. The restaurant at College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, called The Commons, has a menu packed with innovative American cuisine, and you can enjoy it in an upscale but accessible dining room. The locally sourced dishes include Maryland crab soup, a Carolina pulled pork sandwich, and a pan-seared lemon chicken.
  2. It’s not easy to count the number of world-class restaurants inside MGM National Harbor. Each one offers a different take on first-rate cuisine, and if you’re in the region, you can try them.
    • There’s Ginger, with its pan-Asian menu that will take your tastebuds across borders. You can try Vietnamese spring rolls, soft-shell crab fried rice, and live lobster.
    • The nostalgia of the Voltaggio Brothers Steak House creates a sophisticated environment to match its sophisticated menu. Choose from the short rib pot roast, the roaster grouper, or the dry-aged black Angus.
    • Bring some fun to your dinner at Diablo’s Cantina, where you can enjoy creative cocktails alongside your favorite Mexican fare. Don’t miss the street tacos, hot fajitas, and homemade guacamole.
    • Take a trip to Italy when you visit Osteria Costa, which works hard to make you feel like you’re eating along the Amalfi Coast. Order one of the wood-fired pizzas, homemade pasta, or fresh seafood dishes.
    • If burgers and fries are more your thing, you don’t need to look further than TAP Sports Bar. You can watch a game on one of the 70 flat-screen TVs and enjoy a local beer while you chow down on all the meals you’d expect from a sports bar — and much more.
  3. Portum Restaurant & Lounge at the Harborside Hotel in Oxon Hill offers massive brunch, lunch, and dinner menus, so you’re bound to find a meal you love. Try the Portum omelet for brunch, the jerk chicken tacos for lunch, or the  St. Louis ribs for dinner. If you’re still hungry, finish your meal with a serving of Portum’s French croissant bread pudding.
  4. Everything served at Old Hickory at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor is of the highest quality. You’ll get farm-fresh omelets, Wagyu steaks, and Hudson Valley foie gras. Even the kids eat well here, where their menu includes chicken croquettes, salmon filets, and ice cream sundaes. While you’re there, hop over to Harbor Social to catch a sports game and choose from the list of creatively named burgers. The Valley Girl is a plant-based burger topped with vegan chipotle sauce and the K-Pork is a Korean pulled pork sandwich topped with kimchi.
  5. The Hotel at the University of Maryland is home to more than one restaurant — and three of them are perfect for a dinner out with friends, colleagues, or family.
    • GrillMarX is great for anyone who loves their meat since the menu includes a hickory-grilled hand-cut steak, pan-seared crab cakes, and fresh fish sandwiches.
    • Potomac Pizza has been serving traditional and customizable pizzas since 1978, and they do it all in a family-friendly environment.
    • At Iron Rooster, you can get seasonal specials or new twists on classic dishes. Try candied bacon, waffle churros, or fried chicken with raspberry preserves.
  6. Sauciety at The Westin Washington National Harbor is dedicated to finding trusted suppliers that bring ethical, sustainable, and organic ingredients. The result: patrons who get to eat well, both in health and happiness. Try the honey-glazed salmon, roasted beet salad, or crab cake duo.

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