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4901 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6000
+1 301-951-2653
08:30 - 20:30
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Mon - Sat 08:30 - 20:30
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Brooklyn, New York
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Really good lunch spot with excellent salads, burgers, chicken sandwiches and fries... Have not had one bad thing here. Only reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5 is it could probably use a couple options in the middle of the heaviness spectrum (it's either light salads or super heavy burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches)... Great food, and friendly... More 

1 Thank kvn1029
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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144 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Tried the BLT burger and fries...ask to try a side of their special ketchup! They are right up there with other burger spots. They have a menu of solid options without pushing the "gourmet" limits. Staff is great, food is delicious, menu is user-friendly/familiar, served quick.

Thank Megan H
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

We were sad that many of our favorite non-chain choices were no longer in the food court at Union Station. BUT Bold Bite was a great treat. Great burgers and smoked sausage. Fries were delicious and offered with dipping sauce. Forgo the chains, try this place. Union Station food court is a great affordable food option!

Thank mrscold
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1,041 reviews
710 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 414 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

There are so many "gourmet" burger chains, but this is a standout. The burger bread, meat and other ingredients were excellent and prepared to perfection. I ordered fries and asked for them extra crisp and again perfect.

1 Thank Richard B
Alexandria, Virginia
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2014

This was my first time and decided to try the naked dog with a small fry. This place was a great recommendation and will be coming back for sure. The hot dog and small fry reminded me of summer! The person taking my order was super friendly and the food came out nice and quick. I don't know which was... More 

1 Thank Elaine M
Washington, DC
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2014

We were walking by on a Saturday morning and saw a sign for fresh donuts so we couldn't resist and popped in to take a look. I had a donut, my son had donut holes and my husband had to try a breakfast sandwich after perusing the menu. Everything was delicious. The donut was large, very thick and coated with... More 

1 Thank beaner0500
Bangkok, Thailand
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185 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

This place is a mecca for great and interesting dogs. Try any of them (my favorite is a Chicago style) and you will not be disappointed. The fries are also something to write home about - really amazing.

1 Thank Paul J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

I've been to bold bite a few times. They have great hot dogs, like their half smoke whith dog and their Chicago dog. Their doughnuts are made fresh in their store and taste great. i would highly recommend coming here.

1 Thank Matt H
Rockville, Maryland
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

I've visited Bold Bites a couple times with my son. They have a great menu of hot dog styles, including the must-try Chicago dog. The staff is friendly and enthusiastic, and the food is quite good. This last trip (see picture) I had the Chicago and also a chili dog. The chili was pretty good, could have been a little... More 

1 Thank andyb575
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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231 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

Had been wanting a 'Chicago style' hot dog (without hopping on a plane and flying to Chicago). Did some online research, and came up with Bold Bite. Surprisingly, it's not located in the busy part of Bethesda's 'restaurant row', but that's a plus. On a sunny Saturday afternoon, it wasn't crowded; just right. Service is super-friendly and food is well-prepared.... More 

1 Thank JoyceInDC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4901 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6000
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-951-2653

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