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19735 Frederick Rd, Germantown, MD 20876-1337
+1 240-686-2068
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great value and awesome depth of flavor. All of the beef broths are authentic and the chicken-based soups are equally delicious.

Thank sweem2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Fast friendly service. Lots of families with children of all ages. Not a fan of the rap style of music but I'm a lot over 28yo

Thank 20877troubleindeed
Los Angeles, California, United States
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The pho was perfect piping hot, and flavors were well balanced. Meat was still cooking when our bowl arrived. Ambience was chill as well.

Thank Saue
Cleveland, Ohio
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you enjoy a great meal please go to Pho 81, the Pho is outstanding. I go there with friends, and always have a great meal.

Thank Carl H
Clarksburg, MD
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116 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Love this place! Best Pho, awesome if you have a cold or don't feel well. My favorite is the #11 beef and their crispy shrimp rolls, which are in a rice wrapper (so if you're gluten free, like me, this is one of the few places you can have a spring roll you can eat). The staff is very friendly... More 

Thank Thebean28
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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182 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

My daughter and her friend took my husband and I to our first "pho" experience. It was a cold night and the idea of hot soup sounded great. It did not disappoint. The service was quick and the bowls were large. So large in fact and packed with noodles that we have a second meal now waiting for us in... More 

Thank Linda B
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

We come here every time we are in town visiting relatives. Their Com and Bun dishes are always incredibly delicious. I'm a fan of the lemon grass chicken and the wife enjoys the pork. Their spring rolls are also perfect each time. My brother-in-law and his family order the Pho usually and my son got Pho when we were just... More 

Thank Jermoozle
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Sorry no photo. Found this after a quick search after mountain biking. Two of us each got larhe bowls of pho. Think numbers 7 & 11. Huge bowls. This pho is pretty good. Ive had better broth but the noodles were very good. Great service. Nice interior. Classic rock on the radio also helped.

Thank Bobikes
Gettysburg, PA
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299 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Went on a Saturday evening and it seemed LOTS of other people had the same idea. The carryout line was ringing off the hook too. Maybe cuz it was a chilly weekend and Pho was just what we all neeed. I had the rare beef pho. Beef is served raw but cooks in the broth. The flavor was wonderful. The... More 

Thank paymeami2
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Pho is a simple food yet flavorful when crafted correctly. The broth is rich and not super salty here. The meat was good but not much of it. (4 pcs) The host did a great job of explaining the menu to a party member that had not had pho before.

Thank 20877troubleindeed

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Restaurant Details

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Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19735 Frederick Rd, Germantown, MD 20876-1337
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Germantown
  • Phone Number: +1 240-686-2068

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?