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880 N East St, Frederick, MD 21701-5039
+1 301-378-2895
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I stopped by to order take out and was surprised by the speed and quality of my order. The dinner menu is more full entrees, so I chose Bryan's burger. Delicious and satisfying, and stayed warm till I got home. When I crave a good burger, will definitely come back.

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Thank Denise B
frederick, maryland
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654 reviews
415 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 547 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Generally a nice place to meet with friends over good food. The pork belly sandwich was supposedly a new menu item so I tried it. Got a chewy piece of meat with a slightly spicy flavored glob of mayonnaise on bread. Should swiftly rotate this item off the menu!

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Thank fred200099
Baltimore, Maryland
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not your typical diner. It is different from the moment you walk in. Your greeted by a friendly hostess who promptly seats you (unless its a weekend, then there is sure to be a wait). You are then quickly greeted by servers to take beverage and food orders. The menu is simple with only a few selections of... More 

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Thank RRoss0411
Spring Grove, United States
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Top Chef so it's pretty cool to be able to walk into a Bryan Voltaggio restaurant that is close by. I went there for lunch after my nephew's soccer game and the first thing I noticed was that the building used to be an old car dealership so you are sitting in the showroom :) They have a... More 

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Thank Timothy K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed lunch with another couple after working up an appetite hiking in the Catoctin area. The atmosphere is upscale diner and although the restaurant was full, the noise level was moderate, making conversation easy. To start,the four of us split an order of deviled eggs which were mustardy and vinegary and topped with bacon bits - tasty. We also... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Baltimore, Maryland
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place serves slight twist on standard American dinner food. Get their early-ish, since sometimes they sell out of the dish you want......for a good reason because it is good. The portions are not your American plate sizes but more European. The food is excellent, love their chicken basket, but go for their more obscure dishes....these are superb. Menu changes... More 

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Thank Taosmeister
Maryland
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83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Went to Family Meal for dinner since eating at Volt was an "interesting" experience. We ordered the salmon with faro (substituted grits) and the fried chicken. My partner liked the fried chicken but he made sure to order the spinach side which was good because the dinner didn't come with a vegetable. The chicken was tasty, the biscuits were soft... More 

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Thank Mmutsy
Thurmont, Maryland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Had heard all the hype and since we had a couple hours to kill in Frederick, my wife and I decided to try this restaurant. First we were surprised that everything was a la carte. None the less we ordered the briased brussel sprouts, and fried chicken. Our biscuits arrived with the brussel sprouts but it took another ten minutes... More 

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Thank trapperjohnk
Winchester, Virginia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Sunday brunch before 11am so breakfast food offerings. Good selection of menu choices. We reserved a table and we're seated promptly. Both indoor and outdoor seating were available. Building seems to be an old car showroom which made a unique setting. The interior design is fresh and appealing. Staff was polite, attentive, and friendly and they keep your water full.... More 

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Thank LindaBigsby
Frederick, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I was looking for a place to take my mum for lunch and this came recommended. I thought it would be a little traditional for her, a little hip for me, but it was overall just disappointing. My chicken salad sandwich tasted like tuna salad-the gross kind of tuna salad with pickle relish in it. Yes, the sandwich was overstuffed,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 880 N East St, Frederick, MD 21701-5039
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
  • Phone Number: +1 301-378-2895
Description
Chef Bryan Voltaggio's modern American diner offers affordable all-day meals in a former Frederick car dealership transformed by clever design and raw, natural materials into an open, airy space, with a long counter fronting an open kitchen; its menu elevates the comfort-food canon, while adult beverages include boozy milkshakes as well as wine, beer and cocktails. Signature dishes include Fried Chicken with Buttermilk Biscuits, Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy and Duck Fat Fried Potatoes.

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over a year ago
Sharpsburg, Maryland, United States

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?