Rise & Shine Cafe

Rise & Shine Cafe
7995 Solomons Island Road
Owings, MD  20736

Rise and Shine Cafe is a cute little cafe that is located in the Reid Building plaza.  They offer wonderful homecooked meals, such as breakfast options (breakfast sandwiches, omelets, etc.), lunch options (sandwiches, wraps, soups, etc.), dinner options (entrees such as BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Tilapia, Bourbon Rib-Eye Steak, etc.), desserts, and drinks (soda, milk, and teas).

The hubs and I stopped by to have lunch, and we tried the following: ‘Slap Ya Mama’ Fries (french fries topped with a generous amount of shredded melted cheese, bacon bits, and your choice of ranch and/or sour cream; with the ranch sauce, it was yummy; while this app was filling, it wasn’t overly greasy!); Homemade Cream Chip Beef over Toast, served with Homefries (the hubs was a total fan and thought this was one of the best chipped beef dishes he’s had! This had a great creamy taste, filled with a generous amount of chipped beef; the slices of toast were a great complement; I was such a fan of the homefries, as they were sliced thinly, crispy, seasoned wonderfully, and had some great sauteed onions mixed in!); a Classic Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Sandwich (you can choose for the crabcake to be broiled, fried, or blackened; we opted it to be fried; the crabcake was tasty and seasoned well, with pretty much no filler; this came with a side of yummy and creamy rémoulade sauce that had a nice zippy tang to it, and a generous amount of fries); Southern Maryland Fried Chicken (4 pieces that included a thigh, a breast, a wing, and a drumstick, this had a seasoned batter and was moist; we both thought it was okay; the entree also came with a choice of 2 sides – we chose mashed potatoes and gravy (this came out super super hot, and I loved this – creamy and delicious!) and macaroni and cheese (the hubs was a fan); and, a Backyard Burger (topped with slices of ham, bacon, leaf lettuce, tomatoes, onion rings, and chipotle mayo – the patty was handformed and delicious; while this burger was generous in the toppings and its size, I think a regular bacon cheeseburger would have been just fine for me!; this also came with a side of fries).

I also tried their homebrewed sweet tea that had a nice sweetness to it.  We were a little sad that the desserts had run out, but that just gives us an excuse to return again, very soon!

This lovely establishment is run by Ms. Dianett and Ms. Danielle – both were so so so super sweet and welcoming and checked up on us to make sure that everything was great.

This is definitely a hidden gem in the Owings area, and I highly recommend in making the trek to get yourself filled with a lovingly-prepared, satisfying, and comfort fare.  I can’t wait to return to try out their meatloaf, their Bourbon Rib-Eye Steak, and their desserts!

+homecooked breakfast/lunch/dinner
+homefries
+jumbo lump crab cake
+rémoulade sauce
+mashed potatoes and gravy
+handformed patties for burgers
+ranch sauce
+ask for Ms Danielle and Ms Dianett
+parking available in lot

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Slab-O-Ribs

Slab-O-Ribs
3360 Livingston Road
Indian Head, MD  20640
301.375.6297
Seasonal; Saturdays & Sundays

SLAB-O-RIBS is currently open for the season, guys!!!  This very unassuming shack off of Livingston Road offers the best ribs EVER!  Mr. Joe, the owner, is oh-so-awesome and very passionate about his ribs and his homemade sides (like potato salad, collard greens, mac & cheese, baked beans, etc.) – and, rightfully so, as his food is sooo delicious!  If you’re lucky, he sometimes has hot-out-of-the-oven yellow cake and rum/whisky cake available (next availability will be during Memorial Day weekend!).  We always get a couple of slabs of ribs, hot BBQ sauce on the side (mild sauce is also available), and family-sized sides of the collard greens, potato salad, mac & cheese, and the baked beans.  The ribs are fall-off-the-bone tender, has a lovely crispy exterior, and that lovely color within.  The homemade BBQ sauce also takes it to a whole another level, but the ribs themselves are flavorful as it is, so sauce is technically not needed!  Don’t forget to ask if they have NC-style pulled pork, as that is just so moist and so flavorful – don’t forget to get a cup of their coleslaw for that nice creamy crunch complementing situation!  They have outside seating available, but we usually take it to-go.  One of my favorite places EVER, we’ve been bringing all of our dear friends, and they all become Mr. Joe’s fans right on the spot – SNAP*  Check out Slab-o-Ribs – you won’t be disappointed!

+Memphis-style ribsssss
+NC-style pulled pork!
+hot sauce & mild BBQ sauce available
+yummy sides (collared greens, potato salad, mac & cheese, and baked beans)
+yellow cake and rum cake available on special weekends
+ask for Mr. Joe!
+limited outside seating available
+open Sat & Sun, during summer months
+catering available
+little lot for your car

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