Mount Airy/Frederick area suggestions
I just moved to Mount Airy with my wife and son and am looking for some local suggestions that don't take me all the way into DC or Baltimore(I'm well aware of all the great places there). Anything besides Volt/Lunchbox that I need to try?
Acacia and Isabella's in Frederick are my choices when I'm up that way. My sister has lived in Mt. Airy for nearly 30 years and I haven't heard her talk about anything earth- shattering but I will ask. Well, if you are steamed blue crab eaters, I can highly reccommend Lu and Joe's in Damascus (ignore the Harleys out front).
re: Terrie H.
Tasting Room-fine dining
Dutch's Daughter-old school American
Double T Diner-breakfast
May's-crabs and seafood
Silver Maple-fine dining
Braddock Home Inn-family dining
Morgan's Inn-American tavern
That should get you started. Welcome to Central Maryland. You picked a nice place to live.
I love Market Street in downtown Frederick. I've heard good things about a lot of the restaurants within a couple blocks of Volt, but have only been to Firestones recently. Had great experiences there. They offer a brunch menu well into the afternoon on weekends featuring some really nice dishes. Last time out I had a corned beef hash dish that was simply perfect, each component of the dish was executed perfectly and as a whole was just magnificent.
Also, on 15 N in Emmittsburg is Chubby's BBQ. Well worth the trip.
I think this is a great area for good eats, and love the fact that I can avoid Washington and Baltimore. Aside from the traffic on 70, I'd say you're very well situated.
In addition to the other fine recs, Brewer's Alley for craft beer and southern inspired food (bonus patio in good weather) and Chicken Basket for old time fried chicken. Not impressed with Shab Row Bistro
Heading east, Bistro Blanc in Glenwood is well worth trying. You might also want to check out the Howchow blog for Howard county restaurants.
Some others I have not seen mentioned yet
Wine Kitchen – Carroll Creek - Next door to the Lunchbox
Summitra – Thai - Patrick Steet
Caribbean Soul – Caribbean - Weis Festival Shopping Center off of Jefferson St
AKA Friscos – Sandwiches – In an industrial area off of English Muffin Way
Sardis Chicken – Peruvian Chicken - McCain Drive off the Golden Mile
Viets Aroma – Vietnamese – Same shopping center as Caribbean Soul
GoGo Gogi – Korean Food Truck – Various Farmers Markets
Carterque - BBQ - Mt Airy
Juliet's Italian Market for excellent subs and panini, home made mozarella and Italian deli items.