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Sep 9, 2011 10:44 AM

Germantown Restaurants

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.

    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.

      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.

        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.