5361 Spectrum Drive
Frederick, MD 21703-7339
Phone: (301) 668-2003
Fax: (301) 668-3514
May's Restaurant is a haven for seafood lovers, with a menu featuring so many mouth-watering options that you will be hard pressed to decide where to begin. While every dish here has a merit of its own, the crabs are by far the most sumptuous. Although primarily a seafood restaurant, May's also offers a few options for those who cannot or do not wish to indulge in a culinary delight of the marine variety. Delicious food and friendly service are the hallmarks of this warm and inviting place, and before you know it you will be back for a taste of more.
Classy and casual, the Mediterranean Grill at Frederick serves up a selection of scrumptious Mediterranean dishes. Although the service may be a tad slow, what you get at the end of your wait is well worth it. The dishes that arrive at your table are freshly prepared and beautifully presented. The hummus, falafels and shish kebab plates are especially popular, while the samplers are a great choice for those new to the cuisine. All in all, the Mediterranean Grill is a wonderful place to go to for a relaxing, leisurely meal with loved ones. The restaurant has recently joined hands with Waiter on the Way, making it possible for diners to sample some of their traditional fare from the comfort of their homes.
Located on the outskirts of the city, accessibility is not one of Monocacy Crossing's strong points. But the restaurants popularity proves that people are willing to make an effort and travel the distance for a good dining experience. It would be quite easy to mistake the cozy looking house in which the restaurant sits, for a private residence if not for the prominent sign up front. Enter inside, and the atmosphere gets much more cozier and welcoming. Warm red hues dominate the dining room and the subdued lighting gives it a comfortable, almost homely feel. On offers is a fantastic selection of contemporary American specialties that's bound to delight one and all. Steaks and seafood receive good representation on the menu while creations like 'Red Miso Glazed Salmon over Purple Sticky Rice' warrant a try. A choice of salads prove to be good accompaniments. The wine list is well-chosen and offers some great options from California as well as other regions like France, Italy and Germany. Sit out at the large outdoor area for a delightfully casual meal.
Joanie's Carroll Street Cafe is the neighborhood cafe located in Frederick. The cafe also houses an antique shop.
La Paz is a cheerful little Mexican restaurant located at South Market Street. The menu features a variety of Mexican dishes, including popular favorites like fajitas, quesadillas, guacamole and tacos, alongside burgers and sandwiches for those who are not fond of Mexican flavors. The service is friendly, and the ambiance is bubbling with life. With a selection of beers and margaritas to add, a visit to La Paz is likely to be a pleasant one.
Budding culinary and hospitality professionals toil hard to make your experience, a memorable one at 200 Monroe. Part of the FCC Culinary Arts & Hospitality Institute, the restaurant provides a fantastic experience of a working restaurant to its students as they endeavor to graduate to a professional level. Experienced hands deftly guide the amateurs as they take on every challenge from cooking to plating and serving. The regularly changing menu offers a good amount of diversity everything from pizzas and steaks to seafood making an appearance. The spacious dining room, with warm lighting accents, overlooking the open kitchen a cozy affair and makes for a comfortable atmosphere. Stop by for a meal and you just might spot the next big thing in the city's food scene.
Cacique Restaurant offers its diners a relaxed, yet formal dining experience. The menu features an excellent selection of Spanish and Mexican dishes, with something to suit most taste buds. With a fireplace and outdoor seating, the restaurant is diverse and caters to parties of all sizes. While all the dishes are well prepared and generous in portion, the fajitas are especially popular. With a tantalising menu, attentive service and welcoming ambiance, Cacique Restaurant is a great place to head to for a taste of Spanish/Mexican cuisine in a refined setting.
Sitting at the ground level of the beautiful Hendrickson Building downtown, Isabella's renders an experience that's as striking as its surroundings. Exposed brick walls greet you inside and stand testimony to the history of the place. Most of the interiors retain the its original features, with some thoughtful contemporary touches and lighting choices making for an elegant, yet comfortable dining room. Tapas is the name of the game at Isabella's and you'll thoroughly enjoy the superb variety on offer. Apart from this, the extensive menu of Spanish specialties including classics like paella is sure to please one and all. Food menu changes seasonally and makes use of the freshest produce available. The wine list has a fair amount of variety, with some great choices in champagnes and bottled reds and whites. Try the sherries and sangria for an authentic experience. The patio is a popular affair.
The Tasting Room at Frederick offers its customers not just a simple meal, but rather a dining experience. With panoramic views of the bustling Market Street, the restaurant strives to do justice to the town's historic culture while presenting a modern take on food. The dishes vary from more traditional favorites like Crispy Calamari and Local Beef Hamburger, to more exotic selections like escargot. Sumptuous, delicious, fresh and artistically plated, the dishes at the Tasting Room are best paired with any of the fine options on their excellent wine list. The attentive and knowledgeable service is the icing on this cake, making the price tag well worth the experience.
While the historic building that houses Firestone's looks pretty much like a number of other ones that surround it in Frederick's historic center, it assumes a prominent character inside thanks to some smart retaining and reworking on the interiors. Original exposed brick walls blending in with the rich wood paneling and accents make for an extremely elegant atmosphere inside. Ornate lamps and a warm lighting overall accentuate atmosphere. Executive chef Jack Walker presents a menu of familiar looking American favorites with his own flavorful twists for a satisfying experience. The seemingly endless bar at Firestone's boasts of a drinks selection as large, and is an extremely popular affair not just to hang out with friends, but also to make new ones. Choose from a selection of no less than 80 beers spanning the globe and a superb wine list that has won accolades from Wine Spectator. Swing by during the popular happy hours for some great deals. Garnering rave reviews and a number of awards since its inception, Firestone's is easily one of the city's favorites.
Brewer's Alley is a charming little brewpub that proudly boasts the title of being the county's first. This restaurant and pub has been satisfying the appetites of the town's locals and tourists since 1996 with a fine selection of brews, and a food menu featuring traditional American pub fare like sandwiches, burgers, pizzas and soups. The ambiance can only be described as quaint with wooden floors and a casual feel, while the service staff are friendly and attentive. With live music shows and late happy hours, the pub is full of life and vitality.
The Victorian mansion that houses Volt invokes awe and provides an apt setting for the high standards that this restaurant sets. Going by the restaurant's majestic facade, one might expect the dining room to be steeped in history, but Volt goes the opposite way with a sleek contemporary interior while still retaining many of the building's distinctive features. Clean lines, flowing white spaces and contrast in the form of the deep wooden hues on the chairs and the artwork on the walls gives the dining room a very fresh vibe. The lounge introduces some color to the proceedings with deep dark hues on the bar and some great use of natural and decorative plants. Dining at the curved chef's table, with the mosaic-tiled counter and watching the chef in action is a delight. Chef Voltaggio offers an excellent menu of contemporary American fare that utilize the best of the region's freshest produce. Seasonally-changing, the menu incorporates classic favorites with the chefs innovative takes and additions. A selection of prix fixe menus will allow you to fully experience the delightful specialties on offer. Hang out at the comfy lounge for a diverse array of spirits and an excellent cocktail list.