By: Lynne O’Meara

Bryans Road, MD- Martin’s BBQ is now open in Waldorf! I first met Martin when he opened a restaurant in Bryans Road a few years ago. I’m happy to say he is now open in Waldorf and much closer to me!

Martin has an interesting story about how he started cooking; he entered a Betty Crocker cooking contest! And he won a scholarship to a culinary school in Baltimore. I stopped in recently to welcome him to Waldorf, what a great guy! He has perfected soul food and BBQ. His meats are all so flavorful, juicy, and tender. And his sides are delicious! When I stopped by, I had rib tips, beef brisket, baked beans, and butter beans. Yes…butter beans. They were well-cooked and very flavorful. The baked beans had a bit of sweetness, just the way I like them!

You can taste the smoked flavor in the meats and the sauces were spot on. There was a mild and a spicy sauce. He has many menu options; in addition to the soul food and BBQ, he has sandwiches, soups and salads. He plans to have a lunch buffet, and I can’t wait!!

Martin’s is located at 11481 Berry Road and the hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-9pm and Sundays from 11am-6pm

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