Cheap Eats 2010: Pho 75 — Herndon
100 places that offer great food at low prices.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published June 15, 2010
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Pho 75 - Herndon
Address: 382 Elden St., Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: 703-471-4145
Neighborhood: Reston/Herndon
Cuisines: Vietnamese, Breakfast
Opening Hours: Open daily 9 AM and 8 PM.
Kid Friendly: Yes
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Pho, with brisket, fatty brisket, soft tendon, flank stank, tripe, or meatballs; lemon soda; numbers 3, 5, and 9; lemonade; iced coffee.
Price Details: Small pho, $5.95; large pho, $6.80.
Special Features:
Kid Friendly

Why go: Warming on a cold night, light enough for a hot day, soothing when you’re not feeling well, satisfying for breakfast—there’s no bad time for the Vietnamese soup called pho. This mini-chain of cash-only cafeterias proffers large bowls of intense, anise-rich broth with noodles and beef that are among the best in the area.

What to get: Pho with any combination of fatty brisket, flank steak, meatballs, or bits of offal; chicken-noodle soup, a surprise hit; fresh-squeezed lemonade and lemon soda; dark, sweet Vietnamese coffee.

Best for: A quick, satisfying meal.

Insider tip:
To brighten up your bowl, ask for fresh sawtooth, an herb similar to cilantro, to be added to your plate of basil, bean sprouts, and lime wedges.

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