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Mountain Gate Family Restaurant

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133 Frederick Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788-1813
+1 301-271-4373
05:00 - 22:00
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Thurmont, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 April 2017

very friendly, family oriented. a waitress sat down to visit with an elderly man who had been waiting for his guests for quite some time. I thought that was sweet and added to the family like atmosphere.

Thank aabler
Asheville, North Carolina
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Great tasting bread, love the pies, yummy fried clams. Great all you can eat, waitress did a wonderful job, looking forward to coming back!!!!

Thank skystar99
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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190 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We were just crushed when Cozy's, next door closed.....we were HUGE fans of Cozy's and wish it would reopen because we LOVED it there and would drive down from PA just for dinner there BUT Mountain Gate is a decent option when in the area and you have a hanker'n for buffet dining. Their warm hospitality and sweet service is... More 

Thank Donna S
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We've been driving past this restaurant for 30 years and never stopped. We won't make that mistake again! Homemade bread, soup, nice salad bar. Lots of choices on buffet. Wonderful desserts. And reasonable prices. We will be back!

Thank Dave G
Maryland Line, Maryland
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The floors, ceilings, tables, chairs, bathrooms, etc. needs to be completely updated and be thoroughly cleaned. My friend told me her waitress had an awful cold and was still working. The fried chicken was pretty good, the hot vegetables were canned and were of the instant variety. Sliced ham was good. Cold salads were OK. Every time we have ever... More 

Thank lindacruiser
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

My family stopped to eat after a day of snowboarding, so hunger was an understatement. There are plenty of menu items and the Buffet has a great variety to choose from. A little expensive for the quality though. The meat was dry (Turkey, Beef). The sweetest part of this visit was the cozy little shop where you can find handcrafted... More 

Thank Klm127
Poland, New York
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Cute restaurant. nice setting, even have a small gift shop inside. Wait staff was Great ! And Many Deserts too choose from :)

Thank Russell B
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I am not a fan of buffet style but this place is good. Salad is usually fresh and the hot food stays well attended. The parking lot is always busy, so I expect this place is doing well. I recommend you go for breakfast. The locals do. ;)

Thank Mic S
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at MountainGate several times. Living in the area, we know it's a popular place to eat for travelers. Every time we go there, it's usually because I get a hankering for a buffet. Every time we go out here Quality of the food seems to get worse and worse. The presentation of the food is not a... More 

Thank S P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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157 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We've been here before, on bus trips, but it's been many years. We were very glad to find it still in business, and the array of choices is nearly mind-boggling. We were delayed by lousy weather, so arrived after 3 pm for a late lunch. The salad bar was pretty good, the veggies were terrific, and these were kept refreshed.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 Frederick Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788-1813
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Thurmont
  • Phone Number: +1 301-271-4373

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