Gaithersburg, MD Restaurants
Traveling down from Boston this weekend. Can anyone recommend good places in the Gaithersburg area? Looking for a good experience for small family. Nothing extravagant. Something a little unique to the area would be great. We don't have any dietary restrictions, and we're very adventurous eaters.
No chains, please.
Gaithersburg has tons of great cheap ethnic eats. I think it's one of the most underrated areas in DC (mostly because people are afraid to drive out this far)
Burma Road - Burmese
Pana Thai - Thai
Flor de la Canela - Peruvian
Growlers - Brewpub
Tai Shan - Chinese
New Fortune - Dim Sum
Pho 75 - Pho
Roy's - Sandwiches
Mayhan - Afghan
I hope this helps! If there's any particular type of food you're interested in, let me know.
Thanks. We're less likely to go for Asian. The Burmese, Peruvian, Afghan options look interesting because they seem rare.
We love real Mexican (Mole, Pipian, slow cooked, sauce dishes - not burrito joints)
Seafood is also a good choice, as long as it has a mid-atlantic slant to it.
We'd probably drive an hour if the it was worth it. I've read good things about Mannequin Pis & Le Palais.
DC in general lacks Mexican but has tons of Salvadorean, Guatemalan and Peruvian to make up for it. Go to old town Gaithersburg - it's all Salvadorean, and most if it is pretty good. I like Antojito's.
If you want something a little more upscale, I would recommend heading up to Frederick. Not only is it an adorable little town, it has abundant parking and a bunch of good restaurants. Volt is probably the most famous right now due to Bryan Voltaggio's showing on Top Chef. It's hard to get a seat for dinner but lunch is always an option.
Found a good taco place today - Taco Bar. It's at the gas station at Rio/Washingtonian. They have 6 or 7 different types of tacos and a topping bar with 4 different types of salsa, cilantro, lime etc. A huge steal - we got 4 tacos (lengua, pastor, chorizo and suadero) plus two drinks for $14.
Italian - Il Pizzico at Gude and Rockville Pike
Most Peruvian a good bet
Mannequin Pis - Not recommended if time is limited, there are better choices I think
15209 Frederick Rd Ste 2, Rockville, MD 20850
Mannequin Pis Restaurant
18064 Georgia Ave, Olney, MD 20832