Dirt Cheap Eats 2008: Pho 88
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Pho 88
Address: 10478 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville, MD 20705
Phone: 301-931-8128
Cuisines: Vietnamese, Breakfast
Opening Hours: Open Sunday through Thursday 10 AM to 9:30 PM, Friday and Saturday 10 AM to 10 PM.
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Pho number 3; pho number 5; pho ga with chicken; spring rolls; pork chops over rice; mango bubble tea.

Pho 88 (10478 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville; 301-931-8128). A helpful staff adds to the appeal of this pho place known for its beefy oxtail soups (around $7) loaded with noodles, sprouts, star anise, and ginger. Offerings range from a simple bowl with thin-sliced brisket to a no-holds-barred rendition with a slew of meats and offal. There’s also pho ga, a first-rate chicken version with flavorful broth and juicy morsels of poultry.

Drinks go beyond the usual Vietnamese coffee and lemon soda to green-tea smoothies and mango bubble tea. Round out your meal with crisp spring rolls and toothsome pork chops over rice. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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