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Family Meal

880 N East St, Frederick, MD 21701-5039
+1 301-378-2895
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (170 reviews)
“fritters” (41 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (44 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
880 N East St, Frederick, MD 21701-5039
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I stopped in for lunch with my wife. I like the atmosphere of the restaurant and have always liked some things on their menu. They also promote local breweries which I like as well. But two things made me wonder about the future of this...More

Thank toxdoc51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just wanted to see old downtown Frederick and we drive up on ‘Family Meal’ which was super busy. That is code for good place to us. We entered and saw the wait line but the hostess told us we could be seated immediately at the...More

Thank sandracU5354YM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten breakfast here 3 times and very much enjoy the food. But unable to visit a lot because of the price. Went solo and my cost was $30+. Breakfast items are unique. Presentation excellent.

Thank chemcoty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We frequent Family Meal often for date night and for family night. Menu is fantastic and high end , however, always pancakes on the menu for my son! The potpie fritters are a must have. Topping it all off is the wonderful cocktail menu. Definitely...More

Thank T F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Expect a wait, but the staff is so nice. They gave us complimentary coffee! Our wait was probably 20 minutes. I had the mushroom omelet, my hubby a stack of pancakes and sausage. The omelet was outstanding, they must have used 4 eggs, it was...More

Thank M C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had been a couple of times at the Family Meal for brunch The place is mildly interesting . Service has been very good both times . .Nothing special about the food . It is one degree above the Silver diner . Their coffee was good...More

Thank 156sylvie111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have always enjoyed taking guests and friends to Family Meal for a unique and fun dining experience and in the past would have rated this place with a "Very Good - Excellent" review. As of October 6, 2018, that has sadly changed. On Saturday...More

1  Thank juliawA4676EH
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Very fun place with unique dishes. Minimal wine list but is a family restaurant. Gets very busy on weekends. Fried chicken is yummy

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Situated on the site of a former auto dealership and in its glass-walled building, this restaurant starts with the advantages of ample parking, good inside space, and an outdoor patio. It is open from early morning until late evening and the menu, which is limited,...More

Thank Spruce912
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Great unusual starters, followd by shrimp and grits. Super beer selection, including some I have never heard of. We were a very large party, and they fixed table fast , and made us feel very welcome

Thank balibob
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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