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Can anyone recommend a good restaurant in Germantown? I did a board search, but most of what came up was asian oriented. I like that, but my guest would likely prefer a good steak, pork chop, etc. Any recommendations for more traditional fare?

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  1. In Germantown proper, there's not a lot. Agrodolce is ok, but long past it's prime.

    Do some searches for Gaithersburg - it's the next town south, and there are more choices there.

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    Agrodolce
    21030 Frederick Rd Ste J, Germantown, MD 20876

    1. Its like stepping back in time, but The Flaming Pit is good for steaks & prime rib. http://www.flamingpitrestaurant.com/

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      Flaming Pit
      18701 N Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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      1. re: wysguymd

        Stepping back in time for sure. I enjoyed my meal but yes, it is definitely an old-fashioned place. The decor, the menu, the owner waiting at the entrance to greet you, even the glass used to serve my mixed drink.

        In Germantown the best sit-down restaurants are asian. There's also Outback Steakhouse.

        In northern Gaithersburg there's Il Porto, Dogfish Head Alehouse, and Growler's Brew Pub.

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        Flaming Pit
        18701 N Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

        Dogfish Head Alehouse
        800 W Diamond Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

        1. re: wysguymd

          I have always wondered about this place. I know people born and raised in the area who have never been there. I have never met anyone who has been there (not that came up anyway). I have always wondered if it was any good.

          1. re: lalajane

            I bought a couple of items at the Salvation Army store - right next door - and there were plenty of cars in the parking lot, so it fills a niche.