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Family Meal

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880 N East St, Frederick, MD 21701-5039
+1 301-378-2895
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Gettysburg, PA
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had been to this restaurant once before for an unmemorable evening, but it has such a following I gave it another chance as a fine dining place to take the boyfriend the other night. The first disappointment was watching him turn the menu to try to find the rest of his options, as the six or so main dishes... More 

Thank Intrinsicat
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172 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had heard such good things about this place, and so, perhaps our expectations were too high. But my shrimp and grits with andouille sausage was greasy. The sausage overpowered the delicate flavors of the shrimp and grits. The green onion on top was stringy. Another person ordered a shrimp appetizer and the cocktail sauce was too sweet and didn't... More 

Thank MouseDance
Annapolis, Maryland
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were 2 couples who travel an equal distance from MD and VA to visit and lunch. Family Meal was a great choice. The menu is innovative and fun. The variety met our needs beautifully. We started with appetizers of deviled eggs – that were yummy – and a delightful treat, hoecakes with pimento cheese spread. One of the innovative... More 

Thank Patricia T
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family meal is a busy yet quaint eatery in the heart of Fredrick MD. After a saturday of antiquing in Beaver Creek, we decided to stop off 270 for some comfort food. We we promptly greeted with a smile and within a few minutes were seated at a nice corner booth. The bar was packed with diners enjoying lunch and... More 

Thank Rtwodogs
Overland Park, Kansas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party ordered about half of the menu and we tried it all! All was fabulous. The french fries fried in duck fat were delicious and served with fabulous sauces. The onion rings were good but i was not crazy about the bacon taste. I got the fried chicken but could only eat a little bit of it because of... More 

Thank RitaBlan
Germantown, Maryland
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117 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is a take off on the familiar family roadside restaurants we all know by the chief Bryan Voltaccio. We have been here several times the menu looks like a family restaurant menu, but the food has flavorful twists not found at a family restaurant and is cooked to perfection. My wife got the the Bryan's Burger which was... More 

Thank Doc J
Jefferson, Maryland
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This "old style" throwback to a diner is a fun place in town to eat. The fried chicken is amazing, interesting appetizers on the ever-changing menu & creative desserts that are fun to try. They also make boozy milkshakes, homemade donuts on the weekends & the best breakfast sandwich I've had.

Thank johnkO6449SA
Barre, Vermont
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Be sure to get the deviled eggs! And early customers can buy the freshly made doughnuts until they're sold out. Never had a bad meal here (try the Belgian French toast). It's a go to anytime I am in Frederick.

Thank Robert802
Pekin, Illinois
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362 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We had lunch here and all our food was good - creamy parsnip soup, Greek salad, and huevos rancheros. Plenty of free parking and a short drive from historic downtown Frederick.

Thank Pippadude
Leesburg, Virginia
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We arrived for an early Saturday lunch and when we said we did not have reservations we were told it would be a 30 minute wait, even though we could see several open tables. (The wait turned out to be about 15 minutes.) We ordered the burger, a pastrami sandwich, the "Cuban" ham and pork sandwich and sides of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
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
Groups, Local cuisine, 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
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?