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“Good!”

Boomerangs Original Ribs
Ranked #5 of 36 Restaurants in Solomons
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Berlin MD
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Good!”
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

We came here based on a recommendation from a local. Glad we did! My husband had the ribs, I had the chicken. Both were very good! Came with your choice of 3 different bbq sauces. The sides were also good and homemade . We especially enjoyed the side salad which was fresh, nice greens with homemade dressings. Although some may say its not that important but the bathrooms were spotless and rennovated

Visited August 2014
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Pala, California
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“We and the need for meat & a good sit down”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

after being on the road for a couple days we needed to have a good sit down we were in town for only a day and a friend suggested Boomerangs, well we were pleasantly surprised, the picture say it all my son was happy

  • Visited August 2014
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“Eh.....”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Listen to me people: it's easy to make "fall-off-the-bone" ribs. There's no trick to it; you simply overcook them and this is the case with Boomerangs (and to be fair most Southern Maryland BBQ joints, Adams Ribs up the road is the same). There is no discernible smoke flavor (and no smoke to be seen from the building; should've been a hint) and the sauce is heavy.
The waitress was quick, but unfriendly. She didn't even tell us her name until we got our food. No smiles, just matter-of-fact.
I do have to say the fried haddock was excellent so the lesson here is if you want great BBQ got to Tennessee; if you're in Southern Maryland stick to what they know: seafood.

  • Visited August 2014
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California, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Boomerangs Original Ribs not as good as expected”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Upon walking in there was a sign saying "Please Seat Yourself", which was not unusual as it was a fairly slow Monday evening. The first thing I noticed was the sound, or lack thereof. There was music playing, but in another room, so the dining area had a weird muffled feeling. Overall, I think the building could use some updating and modernizing, maybe add some windows for some natural light. There were just a few small windows, so the lighting was a bit dim and dreary. After a few minutes, a waitress came with menus and took our drink orders, which she returned with almost immediately. We ordered a combination of two entrees with two sides, along with 10 wings. The wings were ok, but a bit tough and dry, with plenty of sauce and ranch on the side. The entrees arrived, and I was disappointed at how small the BBQ pork sandwich was, but fortunately it had a decent taste. The steamed jumbo shrimp were good, but were coated liberally with old bay. The sides, cole slaw and potato salad were good, but kind of small portions as well. We also ordered apple pie with ice cream; the ice cream had a very nice flavor, and a very soft/smooth texture. The pie was also decent, nothing exciting, but at least a good portion. Overall, the service was very friendly and polite; they kept our glasses full and the food arrived within reasonable time. Probably will not go back, but it was ok, and some people may have a better impression.

  • Visited August 2014
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Nocona, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Don't expect good BBQ”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

I guess we expected something different....we really WANTED to like this place. It's easy to get to and the waitress was very friendly. But the atmosphere was more like a school lunchroom than an intimate restaurant, and the food left MUCH to be desire (as a matter of fact, we had to fix another dinner when we got home because we really couldn't eat what we'd ordered).
Sorry to be so negative, but we won't be going back.

  • Visited May 2014
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