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Best Dine-in Restaurants

in Pasadena Maryland

Are you a foodie who’s looking for the best restaurants in Pasadena, Maryland?

Then look no further! I’ve compiled a list of the 13 best dine-in restaurants in Pasadena, as voted on by our Best of Pasadena Facebook community. No matter your preference, you’ll be sure to find some truly amazing local cuisine on this list.

1. Two Rivers

Two Rivers is the perfect place for a date night, family celebration, or catching the game with friends in their spacious sports bar. Offering delicious American food including grilled steaks, fresh seafood, and plenty of options for the kids. They also have an event hall and catering, which has quickly earned them the reputation as the Best of Pasadena! Location: 4105 Mountain Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122

2. Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse is a staple and somewhat of an anomaly in Pasadena. Known for their Hand-Cut Steaks, Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs, Made-From-Scratch Sides, and Fresh-Baked Bread. Whatever their secret, the parking lot is always full and they consistently deliver a great dining experience. Location: 4465 Mountain Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122

3. Szechuan Cafe

Szechuan Cafe has grown into an icon of quality, service and great Asian food. From your first course, such as their over-sized egg rolls, to the fresh sushi bar, to their Chinese donuts for dessert. You haven’t really lived until you’ve taken a saki bomb with the owner and surrounding patrons! Location: 4315 Mountain Rd F, Pasadena, MD 21122

4. Primo Pasta Kitchen

Primo, as the name suggests, delivers superior dining in every way. From the ingredients, to the hospitality, to the comfort of their lounge area, they won’t settle for anything less than the best. Stop in for lunch or dinner and enjoy some of their fresh bread, amazing salads and delicious Italian cuisine! Location: 8557 Fort Smallwood Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122

5. The Rumor Meal

Rumor Meal offers great food, a comfortable atmosphere and hometown feel. The concept is focused on bringing people together, sharing great meals and servicing a small community of friends and neighbors. Also voted one of the best places for pizza in Pasadena. Location: 4730 Mountain Rd #4, Pasadena, MD 21122

6. Picantillo

The Picantillo Restaurant is where you can find a variety of Mexican and American food, all prepared with fresh ingredients at affordable prices. Start your meal off with some fresh chips and salsa, and enjoy a margarita or two! One of the few restaurants on the list open for dinner and lunch. Location: 4590 Mountain Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122

7. Passion Asian Bistro

Passion Asian Bistro is the best place to eat authentic asian cuisine and drink. They offer Japanese, Chinese and Thai Cuisine, including some of the best sushi around. Available for dine-in, take-out and delivery. Location: 25 Magothy Beach Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122

8. Mutiny Scratch Kitchen

The formerly known Mutiny Pirate Bar takes great pride in combining the classics with surprising twists. Whether it’s coming from their kitchen or bar, whatever they are serving is guaranteed to be both familiar and exciting. And if you like rum, be sure to ask about their rum passport! Location: 33 Magothy Beach Rd #100, Pasadena, MD 21122

9. Anthony’s

Anthony’s Pizza and Pasta House Anthony has been dedicated to the creation of some of the best Italian food around for over twenty years. They strive to create a clean and family friendly setting that will keep you coming back for more! Location: 8010 Hog Neck Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122

10. Founder’s Tavern

Founders Tavern prides itself on the quality and freshness of every ingredient they use in their food. Themed around a celebration of the Founding Fathers and the birth of this great country, along with some amazing comfort food that we all know and love. Location: 8125 Ritchie Hwy Unit P, Pasadena, MD 21122

11. Bella Napoli

Bella Napoli is an authentic Italian restaurant best known for their homemade bread, mozzarella cheese, and award-winning cream of crab soup. Enjoy a variety of wines, and be sure to ask for some limoncello to finish off your meal. Location: 350 Mountain Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122

12. East West Bistro

East West Bistro restaurant offers authentic and delicious tasting Chinese cuisine. The convenient location and affordable prices make their restaurant a natural choice for eat-in or take-out meals in the Pasadena area Location: 8151 Ritchie Hwy, Pasadena, MD 21122

13. Oscar’s Ale House

Oscar’s Ale House prides themselves in providing the best craft brews and food in the area with 36 different beers on draft to choose from. They source from multiple craft breweries all over the nation, but don’t worry, they love our local brewers too! Location: 8026 Ritchie Hwy Suite B, Pasadena, MD 21122

Well, there you have it! Our picks for the best dine-in restaurants in Pasadena. These spots were voted on by local residents in our Best of Pasadena Facebook group, and I think they’re all definitely worth checking out. 

If you’re new to town or just looking for a change of pace, be sure to add at least one of these great restaurants to your list. And if you need help finding your new home in this great city, let me know. I’d love to assist you in any way possible!

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