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Where to Eat in Frederick: 7 Unique Restaurants to Try

Looking for a great place to eat in Frederick?

Frederick is home to tons of amazing, unique shops and eateries you can’t find anywhere else.

From gourmet restaurants to hole in the wall diners, Frederick has something for every palette and budget. It’s one of the many reasons we love calling Frederick home. It’s not just a heaping of chain eateries you can find in any suburban area. We have so much more than that! You can go out any night of week and find a delicious meal that you can’t get anywhere else.

Here are a few we want to introduce you to.

Where to Eat in Frederick Maryland

Where to Eat in Frederick: 7 Unique Restaurants to Try

Monocacy Crossing


About Monocacy Crossing: Monocacy Crossing is located off the beaten path five miles south of Frederick. As soon as you walk through our door, you relax, you’re comfortable, and at home. Our menu selections and extensive wine list will satisfy everyone in your party. So come, enjoy, be our guests!

Facebook Review: “Monocacy Crossing is our “Go-To” spot in Frederick, with or without children. Mostly recently we celebrated my birthday there with a party of 10 and the food, service and atmosphere was delightful. Perfect for all occasions! Great wine and great food!” -Meredith H.

The Wine Kitchen


About the Wine Kitchen: The Wine Kitchen on the Creek is a modern, seasonal style chophouse that features local, high quality cuts of meat and a farm fresh menu that includes many seafood and vegetarian options along with a dynamic wine and spirits list.

Facebook Review: “Dined here for brunch and had a great experience, would definitely recommend. We all ordered the 3 for $26 deal and left full and more than happy! The food was superb and the service was great! I recommend the cornmeal pancakes and the biscuits and gravy(egg was cooked to absolute perfection).” -Aaron E.

Surfhouse Maryland


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About Surfhouse Maryland: The Surf House Island Cantina family is about two things, great friends and great food. Our location opened its doors March 2016 and our goal is to bring the beach to the home shore. We are home of the best fish tacos in town, hosting locally sourced ingredients, from the farm, to your plate.

Facebook Review: “This restaurant is one of a kind in these parts!!! The food is like an explosion of flavor inside your mouth!! Staff is super friendly. Service is great. Atmosphere is like a beach party. What a gem!!! Try the Fat Panda or the fish (or shrimp) tacos…you won’t be disappointed.” -Jennelle C.

Hootch & Banter


About Hootch & Banter: Hootch & Banter offers modern American fare with French Influence. Our service is warm and attentive, providing each and every guest with a personalized dining experience. The lively atmosphere transports you from quaint, historic old town Frederick to a sophisticated metropolitan hot spot. We are a great gathering place for all occasions, whether you’re just grabbing a cocktail or planning a dinner with friends. Our menu focuses on seasonal items, changing often, with virtually everything made fresh in house. Our bar program features seasonal cocktails, made with premium spirits and freshly squeezed juices.

Facebook Review: “The best addition to downtown Frederick in the last few years. Unique drink selections on every visit. I like browsing the great recipes and trying something new every time. Similar with menu, some staples every week like filet app and twice cooked wings. Entrees are fresh and different and easily the best food for the buck downtown.” -John M.

White Rabbit Gastropub


About White Rabbit Gastropub: The White Rabbit is Downtown Frederick’s first and only craft beer house & gastropub featuring 40 rotating taps of beer, cider and wine, also fine spirits and craft cocktails. Dine on locally sourced steak frites and other fine pub fare in the comfort of a speakeasy location with the ambiance of a 7th generation hatter’s estate. Bask in the warm glow of our small batch whiskey bar parlor or dine with brother elk in the first level lodge. Follow the White Rabbit and you will find craft everything.

Facebook Review: “Taste. Style. Panache. Effortless Satisfaction. These terms describe both the food and the setting of White Rabbit. This place is in a separate dimension from most new food places that try and fail to be “trendy” or “relevant”. White Rabbit feels timeless, and the victuals were absolutely worth writing home about (we had brunch). You must try the French fry varieties! Everything seemed prepared with love and attention to detail, with prompt and conscientious service. Even the soundtrack, sampling Depeche Mode and other lost treasures, made me want to stay in the pub till my next meal.” -Ian M.



About Vintage: Great food. Great people. Great memories. Vintage is Frederick County’s community restaurant.  We serve elevated American comfort food in a beautifully renovated restaurant in historic New Market.  Join us for warm hospitality, locally sourced ingredients, and craft beverages!

Facebook Review: “We’ve had dinner here twice in the past week, after hearing great things from friends, and we were nothing short of impressed. Got the full experience between both trips – first was a quick dinner with the Mrs. in the bar, the second with a party of nine in the dining room for a special occasion. The staff was extremely warm, attentive, and accommodating. The food speaks for itself. We had several people in our party with somewhat specific food preferences and found that everyone was able to order and have several choices. Drinks were great and very reasonably priced. Easy 5 Stars. Keep up the great work.” -Tom D.

The Main Cup


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About the Main Cup: The Main Cup is an All-American restaurant that sits on the National Historic Road in Middletown, Maryland. Our locally owned and operated restaurant has been in business for 10 years. In that time, we have developed a large number of regular customers who love our wonderful environment, delicious food, and unbeatable service. The quality of our food is excellent. Everything is made FRESH, and with four dining areas to choose from, you’ll love our warm, inviting ambience. The owners are very involved and hands on, so they can ensure the highest quality of food and service.

Facebook Review: “Love the huge mug of hot tea you get here. Our food was great salmon and spinach salad and the tomato bisque and loaded grilled cheese sandwich. This was our second visit our first visit was a party of 7, three children and everyone enjoyed their food which was incredible. Friendly staff, great spot to eat.” -Ruth P.

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