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Mount Airy/Frederick area suggestions

WCUJason Dec 27, 2011 04:12 PM

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?

  1. Terrie H. Dec 27, 2011 04:39 PM

    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).

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    1. re: Terrie H.
      WCUJason Dec 27, 2011 04:51 PM

      Thanks! I'll check them out.

      1. re: Terrie H.
        flavrmeistr Dec 28, 2011 06:23 AM

        Tasting Room-fine dining
        Lucky Corner-Vietnamese
        Black Hog-barbecue
        Il Forno-pizza
        Il Porto-Italian
        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.

        1. re: flavrmeistr
          Terrie H. Dec 28, 2011 10:13 AM

          What a great list! It will be so nice to have some new places to try.

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        BlueRidgePro Dec 28, 2011 05:27 AM

        Monocacy Crossing in Fredrick is very nice. Our favorite.

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          laststandchili Dec 28, 2011 06:21 AM

          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.

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          1. re: laststandchili
            flavrmeistr Dec 28, 2011 10:14 PM

            70? Not a problem. 270 is the most congested interstate highway in the nation.

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            nickdanger Dec 28, 2011 09:46 AM

            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

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              WCUJason Dec 28, 2011 02:45 PM

              Thanks for all the great suggestions. This should keep us busy!

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                dzoey Dec 28, 2011 07:22 PM

                Heading east, Bistro Blanc in Glenwood is well worth trying. You might also want to check out the Howchow blog for Howard county restaurants.

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                  wysguymd Dec 28, 2011 07:56 PM

                  Another place not mentioned already is Brick Ridge in Mt Airy.

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                    BlueRidgePro Dec 29, 2011 05:17 AM

                    Another suggestion is Main Cup in Middletown.

                    1. Mister Big Dec 30, 2011 04:53 AM

                      Dempsey's Grille in Middletown for good fried chicken.

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                        jimg28 Dec 30, 2011 06:29 AM

                        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

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                          lawhound Dec 30, 2011 10:12 AM

                          Juliet's Italian Market for excellent subs and panini, home made mozarella and Italian deli items.

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                            Wckdclw Jan 3, 2012 05:49 PM

                            No one for Micks American bistro?

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                              Hue Jan 3, 2012 06:48 PM

                              Been quite awhile but Old South Mountain was pretty respectable

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