Over four years ago (gulp! really?) I wrote this post with my list of Frederick’s top ten restaurants based on someone’s search terms that brought them to this site. Since then, that post has been an extremely popular one, bringing people to this website who are searching for dining destinations in Frederick. Unfortunately, many of those restaurants on that first list have since closed. I’ve also moved downtown and my dining needs and perspectives have changed since 2008. I am now single and an empty nester, so this list is mine alone as opposed to the last one where I took the choices of my family into consideration when making the list. I’d love to see your own lists in the comments.
Without further ado, my updated Top Ten Restaurants of Frederick:
10: Matsutake (for the sushi lunch buffet)
9: Coal Fire Pizza (I love the thin, crispy crust)
8: Monocacy Crossing (I moved this from #1 to #8 only because I haven’t been in a while but it is still a favorite)
7: Quynn’s Attic (I had forgotten how much I love this place until I moved downtown and since then, I’ve enjoyed the lunch and dinner menu. It’s also a ton-o-fun to people watch out the front windows)
6: Black Hog (pulled pork sandwich, greens, mac n cheese…my mouth is watering!)
5: Magoo’s Pub (I love the sandwiches and the salmon salad and the good beer)
4: Lucky Corner (every time I go, I think I am going to deviate from my three usuals, Chicken Pho, Chicken with chili and lemongrass or Chicken pad thai. I rarely do but now they have small sized bowls of Pho so sometimes I can double up!)
3: Mexicali Cantina (of all the Mexican options, this is my most preferred one)
2: Brewer’s Alley (I have enjoyed every meal there and every beer there!)
1: Olives (There is music on this site so turn your speakers down! Olives has become my go-to restaurant these days. I love the atmosphere, the paninis, the pizza. Heck, I’ve liked everything I’ve had there and the staff/service is great)
Honorable mention goes to Cafe Nola for their fabulous liquor infusions.
You may have noticed I have left off restaurants that feature seafood. That’s because of my shellfish allergy. That’s why you get to make your own list!