Five Guys

3238 Donnell Dr
Forestville, 20747
Reviews:
Let me start by saying that I love me some Five Guys. There is no other place I'd rather grab a burger and some fries. This location just came up short for me. Five Guys is known for their delicious burgers and very generous portion of fries - they fill up a small cup, place it in the bag, then shovel extra deliciousness in the bag. My hubby and I usually get one order of fries and share them. Well, at this location I was VERY SAD to see them fill up the fry cup, place it in the bag, and then very carefully measure the extra portion to throw in the bag. Call me a fatty, but when I indulge and make a trip to Five Guys, I expect to pig out. This was not a fulfilling portion to share. Also, when we entered the establishment we were not greeted. Fine, whatever, it's a fast food joint. We approached the registers to order, staring longingly at the employees behind the counter, but they didn't speak up. Eventually, someone grunted something to indicate it was okay for us to speak, and we placed our order. While we waited for our food to be cooked, other customers came in and were given a very warm greeting. I was a little bummed we weren't given equal treatment. The burgers and the fries we did have were very tasty, per usual. And if you've never visited a Five Guys before, be warned that little cheeseburger=1 hamburger patty and cheeseburger=2 hamburger patties.
Best. Five Guys. Ever! It was obvious that the crew had their system down to a science from the second I walked in! "Customer at the door!" Once I ordered, also a pleasant experience, I was "Wowed", by the perfection of the customer service to all who entered. Conversational, friendly, full of smiles... and you know what... tonight makes the third time we've come back since then! I made a point to compliment everyone including management on the exemplary experience I had. I took pictures that first night, and my son just found out that Ryan and Chris were two of our "burger chefs". Simply awesome. Posting pictures as well.
I tried to call and I was on hold forever. Actually, I was beginning to get upset because I was trying to order takeout before the weather for worse. Anyway, I finally order my food over the phone, but I was less than three minutes away. When I walked in, I noticed that there were a decent number of people in the restaurant, so I got over my frustration. The cooks and cashiers were so upbeat. There was a certain vibe about this Five Guys that I haven't seen in the others. Although they were working quickly, they laughed and interacted with the customers. It was like everyone knew each other. The cashier, Markel, was so nice. He smiled the whole time and made the wait less painful ( it was storming and I was ready to get home). I was there to order my sister a burger since I dont eat meat. She loved her burger. I ordered a grilled cheese, which was quite standard. I really enjoyed the fries even though the grease made me ill. That's not a Five Guys problem but a Taheerah problem. Overall, I will definitely recommend going to this Five Guys. Will I be back? Probably not because I don't eat meat and the fries are way too greasy for me.

(301) 516-5555

Burgers

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Five Guys Burgers and Fries

3238 Donnell Dr
Forestville, 20747
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Le sigh....the BEST Five Guys location & staff EVER are no more. This location has shut down. I hear they will be re-opening near Ritchie Marketplace, but not until February...meaning they will lose this fantastic staff. It is a sad time. We'll miss you guys!
This location has been permanently closed for about 4 months now. I have no idea why they went out of business. But one minute they were there the next minute they were gone. Don't waste your time trying to find this place.
This is my favorite burger place, and this five guys is one of the better ones in my opinion, great customer service and excellent burgers!!!

(301) 516-5555

Burgers, Fast Food

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Pg Seafood Carryout

3128 Donnell Dr
Forestville, 20747
Reviews:
Great food, clean carryout, the people are really nice. The only bad thing I would have to say is that, they have a guy that is in there, I believe he might be selling cds. Not sure if he doubles as security.

(301) 735-9060

Seafood Markets

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Heaven’s Bakery

Forestville Mall,3261 Donnell Dr
Forestville, 20747
Reviews:
The cookies are great although sometimes the customer service is not they are a bit stingy and very picky and not very friendly it's a hit or miss sometimes you get a nice person sometimes you don't but again the cookies are great it's even okay to buy the frozen cookies and make your own I would recommend just don't look for any great customer service because you'll be lucky
When I came in to order my cake the experience wasn't that great so I had to knock a star off. The "manager" was really rude and didn't want me to write my (complicated) phrase on the order form so I let him do it and when it was wrong and I asked him to correct the spelling he got upset and had a bad attitude. I was there to buy an almost $100 cake...not a couple cookies...I wanted it to be done right. When i went to pick up the cake after a couple minor tweaks to the decorations on it it was perfect. The manager then on duty...maybe the owner? Was really pleasant...I heard him mention his wife also works there ...I'm guessing owner...he was nice so it made up for the other rude guy. Now to the part that matters most besides the service...the CAKE! It was really tasty and nicely decorated. Never would have thought to order from them had I not been referred by a friend.
Can't go wrong with a bucket of Snickerdoodles! I go to Heavens's at least once every 3 months to get my fix. Will try a slice of that coconut cake next time because it looked yummy. And great customer service.

(301) 568-3144

Bakeries

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Ledo Pizza

3020 Donnell Dr
Forestville, 20747
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Plain and simple, good pizza. The staff is great and helpful and the place is always clean. I like the fact the ingredients taste so good. If you like making your own pizza, go for it or grabs craft pizza.. YUM.
My first time here and it was wonderful. I ordered the Veg Out pizza - it was expertly cooked and the ingredients were fresh. Will definitely be coming back.
I order the pepperoni and hamburger pizza 14 in. It was delicious and freshly made when I arrived. Did not know there were great places to eat pizza other the usual pizza hut and Dominio. Ledo's is far better tasting than the main pizza chains. I will continue buy pizza from this restaurant. The service is great but they should be fluent in English since we are in America.

(301) 736-3800

Pizza

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Rita’s Italian Ice

Penn Mar Shopping Center,2950 Donnell Drive
Forestville, 20747
Reviews:
Rita's as you'd expect! Cold, delicious and a shining STAR in this neighborhood! We all need a Rita's close by right? SE, DC could use a Rita's ASAP! Things to note and why this isn't a five star review: Ok. You decide and rectify any order and pay FIRST. You move down, if you can, to where another server takes your receipt and you wait for them to clarify the order and make your treat. It's like doing this TWICE, when I'm used to going through the order and what I want once. Maybe this is better for their business and to handle the volume of people, but for the customer, it's a bit annoying. I feel all of the portions of my treats are slighted (don't want to call it stingy but...) Inventory control? The prices aren't cheap here for what you're getting, but I always look at my treat and notice that I feel the serving is smaller than I'd get at another location. I justify it by convincing myself I don't need more anyway. (Chinatown location is my preferred choice.) You have to request to scan the QR code for your Rita's rewards. When you don't see it, you forget! A visit wasted. If you want Rita's on this side of town, this is where you get it.
Rude older woman working as manager, does not kknow how to treat customers. I went to this location in Forestville with my two children. Rude older woman says customers are not supposed to grab their own spoons for sanitary reasons, I ask her where is the sign, she replies we dont need a sign you should just know. I will not be going back because of the rude woman. If customers can't get their own spoons then create a sign or put them somewhere where customers cant have access to them and please work on customer service instead of being rude. When getting icecream with children, the experience should be fun and I should not be met with rudeness
Location, is well staffed, young and enthusiastic. Uplifting musical selections, well, run establishement. Wish they had a few more flavor options. Otherwise, It's water ice, plus more. Get you some.

(301) 669-7399

Desserts, Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt, Shaved Ice

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HoneyBaked Ham

3222 Donnell Drive
Forestville, 20747
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If you are a lazy cook go ahead and pick up a ham from here. I won't be doing that. However, I will go and pickup one of their fresh ham or turkey sandwiches. I ordered ham and brie, a classic combination. They were out of white bread so I got it on croissant. Good choice Aisha. The bread was very soft, the ham generous, and the lettuce and cucumber was crispy. Now this place needs a new set up. Despite having the order here sign it wasn't clear where to order. If you just want a sandwich you'll have to wait in line behind all the people who want hams.
Just left Honey Baked Ham in Forestville I haven't been there sense I was a little girl. But today I was craving a turkey sandwich on a croissant. Let me tell you this was the best sandwich I've had in forever I'm tempted to go back and get another one! The man who rung me up was very sweet and accommodating! I will be back.
This place has two types of deli meat - turkey and ham. Today they ran out of turkey. How does that happen?!?! Plus the people working here aren't very nice.

(301) 735-2595

Meat Shops, Sandwiches, Delis

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Applebee’s

3447 Donnell Drive
Forestville, 20747
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The worst!! Customer service is the worst I've ever seen, with bartenders rolling their eyes and bad drinks. I hate every time I'm forced to come here with friends.
The wings were spoiled the server was rude they over charge for shots so I wont visit this location ever again
I was in this area and wanted to just sit somewhere and get some me time. To my surprise they were setting up for Karoake night. It was a different experience for me because it had a party type of feel. It was refreshing for me being African American and not many places to hang out at a fun affordable price in the DMV area. It may seem a bit bizarre for someone outside being familiar with our culture but it is a breath of fresh air. I invited my best friend the next week and she felt right at home. We are both from Michigan. P. S Our drinks and food was great. She ordered a pasta, I had shrimp. We kept it simple because we usually don't go to chain restaurants. p.s.s There is police present, which is not the norm for Apple bees but neither is the type of night they have. It is appreciated unfortunately this is the world we live in (wish it wasn't necessary but they know more then I know about the area and safety first before politics) ... Thanks!

(301) 516-7800

American (Traditional), Sports Bars, Burgers

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IHOP

2990 Donnell Dr
Forestville, 20747
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This place is the worst it sucks beyond believe he has a horrible smell of mildew coming from the ceiling every time I come here it gets worse and worse I don't visit anymore the food is okay could be better they don't serve turkey items turkey sausage etc. need to call and order you have to wait on hold for at least 10 minutes or more and when you arrive it's never rightI would not recommend this place to my worst enemy avoid it all costs
Excellent service this morning! Wonderful meal!! My son and I truly enjoyed our breakfast today!!
Trash. Waited 45 mins for a piece of toast. Had to get our own utensils and condiments. We were the waitresses only table and she still couldn't get it together after 5-6 trips to the kitchen. You could tell she didn't care. Lauren needs to do better. Won't be back.

(301) 967-9300

Breakfast & Brunch, American (Traditional)

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Old Country Buffet

3443 Donnell Dr
Forestville, 20747
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This is the absolute worst experience I've ever had at a restaurant. It was the lunch from hell!! It was so bad, I will be writing corporate to voice my anger and displeasure. I was of course dragged here against my own will because of a birthday celebration for my Great Aunt. I would've never chosen this place, mainly because I despise buffets, but other reasons factor into the equation as well. Since it was for family, I obliged. We had to stand in line to pay for our meal to get in. My parents were in front of me and when my mother was leaving the register, the cashier made a smart comment about her to the "manager" standing next to her. He chuckled and don't say anything else. Since she clearly wasn't being discreet, I heard her and I went off! No one on God's green earth will ever, and I do mean ever, disrespect either of my parents, without me letting them have it. Clearly her ignorant tail had to realize the majority of us in the line were with the big birthday party group, so why make a comment in front of one of us. After I confronted the cashier, I moved into the dinning area. After greeting some family members, I got a plate. I can honestly say that it wasn't one thing that I actually wanted. I ended up with a salad and some rock hard chicken nuggets. I wasn't the only one displeased, because several of my family members complained about the food they ate. The food just plain ol' sucked. While getting my food, I saw the manager and confronted him about his unprofessional manner and his employee's rude attitude. He acted as if he didn't recall what I was talking about. I let him know how I heard what she said about my mother and how he chuckled it off. He didn't reprimand her or comprehend why I was so angry. He proceeded to say, "that sounds out of character for her." What? I heard her with my own two ears and so did he. Instead of him checking her or apologizing, he stood there like the fool that he is, and played dumb about the situation. He even had the nerve to say that he's sorry about "how I perceived the situation." Are you kidding me? That was a slap in the face! I didn't "perceive" anything, I experienced it point blank. Had he not been such a coward and had customer service skills, he would've apologized on behalf of his simple employee and tried to smooth the situation over. His lack of interest about the situation pissed me off even more. Speaking to him was clearly pointless. To add insult to injury, my cousin had her car broken into while we were in this hell hole. In broad daylight someone came into the restaurant parking lot and busted her window out and stole whatever they got their hands on. I'm tired of patronizing establishments and the staff feels they can say and do whatever to the customer. Whenever I spend my hard earned cash at any establishment, I expect to be treated like a valued customer, not a bother. If at all possible, I would give this place ZERO STARS! Needless to say, I WILL NEVER COME BACK TO THIS CLASSLESS RESTAURANT (and I use the term restaurant very loosely) AGAIN!! Kick Rocks with No Socks!
Food is tastless at times, bread was hard as a rock... placement of food and dirty plates in plan site.. very displeased with
Food is always good,clean. Employees are ghetto. THEY PUT WALNUTS IN THE SALAD NOW! I found this out the had way since I'm allergic to nuts

(301) 420-9740

Buffets, American (New), Breakfast & Brunch

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