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Firestone's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.firestonesrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (301) 663-0330
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    All reservations made on Open Table are for our second level dining area. If you need lower level reservations, please call the restaurant directly.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Jack Walker
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Church St
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is a parking garage located on Church Street, less than half of a block from the restaurant
A word from Firestone's
Firestone's Culinary Tavern, opened in 1999, is located in downtown Frederick's picturesque Historic District. It is housed in a 1921 building that was initially the home of Shipley's Department Store. The restaurant combines outstanding cuisine with the casual atmosphere of a neighborhood tavern. The Washington Post says, "the atmosphere is prime...the food is, too!". Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "We have been to Firestone's many times for brunch and dinner. The service has always been attentive and the waiters (and kitchen) have been accommodating to food allergies. The menu, while not extremely large, is varied and unique. My husband (who was a maitre'd in New York and critiques everything) thinks the pastrami sandwich is one of the best he's ever had. The wine selection is decent and it is nice that you can choose between 3 sizes of wine servings. Portion sizes are large enough that we've never had room for dessert. Try to get a table in the window upstairs for a view of Market Street."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Pure deliciousness! Everything is always so well-prepared, and the servers are delightful! My husband and I love this place! He ALWAYS orders the Pastrami Sandwich, and it never misses. Try this place, you will love it too."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Went here while exploring Frederick and loved the restaurant. Great food, wait staff was knowledgeable, and the ambiance was special--very old, renovated space that is beautiful."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Firestones for her birthday...it was a completely wonderful experience! The food and beverage was wonderful and we had a second story view of the street and it was just a completely wonderful experience. I would def go back again."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I've been to Firestone's several times now, finding the food, service, and atmosphere to be consistently excellent and, even though it can get very crowded (the bar, as well, seems to be a favorite hangout for locals and visitors alike), we've been able to hold a conversation through a meal very nicely, i.e. without yelling or, as in some places, "could you repeat that?" The staff are unfailingly helpful, courteous and friendly."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Great service, delicious food,and on Sundays jazz to complete the mood...what a find in quaint Frederick Maryland."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This was our first time at Firestones & it was a great find .. Great service/great ice tea/ live music... Great brunch place.. It was a little loud for talking but we would definitely return"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Always enjoy our visit to Firestone's...we discovered it first back in 2005 on an impromptu day trip, and have made it a must stop ever since. The food never disappoints, nor does the service. One of my favorite meals was a fried green tomato concoction that was absolutely delicious...I still hope each time I return to catch it back on the menu. The restaurant itself is very interesting, housed in an old department store called Shipley's with stamped tin ceiling tiles. Our favorite table is upstairs next to the window overlooking the street. We've never been for dinner but I imagine it could be quite romantic in the evening. If you haven't been to Firestone's, make it a point to give it a try...you'll be glad you did!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I was walking up the street looking for a place that looked inviting and comfortable. It was about 4:30 so it was nearly empty. It was happy hour and drinks most food was 1/2 off. Our waitress, Karen, was fantastic. Service was great. Food was deliscious. The crab dip was yummy. flank steak salad was perfect."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We had a great time at Firestone's! Our server was charming and the food was incredible! Can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The chef is obviously more impressed with his menu than we were. There was nothing notable about any of the food except that it was overpriced and underdone."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Went for lunch. Just had a Chicken Spinach Salad, which was very good, so hard to judge the overall restaurant. My friend had the Pastrami sandwich, which looked awesome. Menu is very interesting; however, not very extensive."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Lunch was listed all through the afternoon so reservations were made for 3:30. Place empty,no hostess, sat at bar and had "pub grub". Why offer reservations all afternoon if you are offering such a limited menu and not the full lunch menu. This is a super restaurant with a good lunch and dinner menu but certainly not what I signed up for when making the reservations."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The flavors and textures were amazing. The service was great. It was an all around exceptional."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "very much enjoyed the pastrami sandwich, liked the layout and décor of the establishment, and the service was great. rustic elegance!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our group of 6 was visiting from Missouri, Arkansas and Rhode Island and we were all impressed with the ambiance, the food and our delightful waitperson. While it's not inexpensive the quality of the food makes a visit to Firestone's well worthwhile."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had dinner at Firestone's on a busy Saturday night in June. Our server was quick to greet us and did a wonderful job throughout our stay. We started with salads, including the field greens (good) and the Caesar (just okay). Our entrees were amazing. My dining companion ordered the duck, medium rare, which was flavorful and tender and far better than the same dish we tried a few weeks ago at Petit Louis in Columbia, MD. I had the seared scallops served with grits. Again, Firestone's kitchen outdid themselves, as both the scallops and grits were seasoned and cooked perfectly. The restaurant was extremely loud, but we'd been there before and knew that going in. Firestone's has remained consistently good for many years and we will be back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We've been to Fireatone several times and loved it. However, this time the service was exceedingly slow and the food way over-salted almost to the point of being uneatable. Probably will go back and give them one more chance."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Firestones is good for any occasion. Bring the family or just your best friend. Go for happy hour or an anniversary dinner. Order anything on the menu it is all good. The service is outstanding as the staff is proud of their work. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The staff was very welcoming. They gave us a great table (I had asked for a special table for our anniversary). The waiter was very friendly and attentive. The sample tastings were nice. However our meals were underwhelming. My husband's chicken was dry and the potatoes were greasy. My fish was fine but didn't have much flavor. The overall experience was a "good.""
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food was OK but not great. The place is loud. I'm guessing that there are better options in the area unless you are looking solely for a Friday afternoon happy hour scene. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Great food and great service. Our server, Alice was excellent. Always a great place to dine."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Quickly returned to this Frederick favorite for a second dinner while vacationing in Frederick last week. Fresh ingredients creatively prepared. Tuna tempura roll, big enough to share, but kept it for myself as an entree. Oysters! yes!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "My girlfriend, her son and I had a great brunch on Mother's Day. The food and service were outstanding and the Jazz Band provided a great vibe (without being too loud). Would highly recommend Firestone's!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "A few years ago, I treated my mother to Mother's Day Dinner at Firestone's, so this time, I figured I would try the brunch option, since so many of my friends have raved about it. The food was absolutely delicious, and I do wish I could remember our server's name, as she was a delight. We booked our reservation for Sunday at 11 a.m., and although we do not drink, it is important to note, that it must be after 11 a.m. on a Sunday in order to purchase alcoholic beverages. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "On Mother's Day, my wife, myself and our 6 month old daughter patronized Firestone's. I made reservations for 2 over a week in advance. They placed us in the most awkward place upstairs completely in the way with the baby. Meanwhile, four top tables sat empty our entire meal. The food was good.. Great eggs benedict. The server on the other hand, in my opinion was rude. I'm not sure if he simply did not have a personality or if he was simply being nasty. Other tables had very personable servers however; our luck. On top of it, when we ordered mimosas, the manner in which he demanded our ID's was rude and unnessecary in my opinion. We are working professionals, dressed as such, with a child; really? The table next to us, same age, were not."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We tried to eat here on another occasion, but the wait was 2 & a half hours. We recommend highly using the open table reservation system, it works perfectly. Last night we met our daughter & her husband who live in Northern Virginia here for dinner. They were very accommodating when the kids got stuck in traffic & were late for the reservation. Dinner was special all around. Our waiter was attentive, but not overbearing. My "hanger steak" was cooked perfectly & the potatoes were great. All four entrees we sampled were good, including my husband's giant hamburger with truffle fries. For dessert we ordered the chocolate brownie with coffee ice cream. A spectacular finish to a great dinner. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Waiter was excellent and the staff. Loud could not have a conversation. Food was salty. Expensive. Easy online to make reservation. Nice walk. No parking near by."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Every person working there was wonderful. Our waitress (we were her last table before she went on maternity leave) was a doll! I couldn't get over how down to earth and sweet she was. The Palate Cleansers between courses was absolutely tasty and a nice touch as well. The appetizers - GET the Tuna Tartar and the Deviled Eggs (110% recommend these). My MIL could have eaten 2 courses of them and left. Everything is basically home made and wonderful. I wish we had room for dessert."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Visited Firestone's for the 1st time last weekend, for lunch. It was a delightful experience. Old rustic building with plenty of charm. Lots of people having a good time dining and listening to live music. Food was very good, well prepared and very nicely portioned. Wait staff was attentive. Definitely will be back, again."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We had brunch here before a play at a nearby theatre, and it was very enjoyable. We were seated at one of the coveted spots by the window upstairs, but had no trouble hearing the live music playing downstairs. There's a very relaxed atmosphere in this restaurant. We were not rushed at all. Our server was perfect -- personable, efficient, knowledgeable about the menu, timely with everything we needed but did not hover. The food was great as well -- we tried the quiche of the day, which was a very large portion, and the stuffed french toast. The quiche was fantastic, and the french toast was decadent without being overly sweet. We will certainly return."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "I keep thinking we will try another restaurant, but every time we end up at Firestones and we are never disappointed."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We've been to this restaurant numerous times and have never been disappointed. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a special occasion. A bit on the pricey side but well worth every penny."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The restaurante was great and the food was very good as well. I was a bit disappointed only because they change the me menu daily and I had already looked at it and had my heart set on something else that wasn't on the menu. However, I was very happy with my new choices. My waitress was wonderful however, the girl that was cleaning the tables wasn't very nice. She had an attitude and wasn't very nice when I asked to be moved to the table by the window. My waitress happily said yes and the other girl said, "I guess you can move" and stomped off, she eventually ended up breaking something at another table while cleaning it. Other than her attitude everything else was perfect. I would definatley go again. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Firestone's provides an exceptional atomsphere for business gathering - able to hold discussion. Service was outstanding as well as food"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "This was our third consecutive year celebrating our anniversary with brunch at Firestones. We left having the same discussion we had the previous two years, which was better the food or the service? Both are absolutely amazing!!! It is well worth the several hour drive. We're already looking forward to next year."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I was fortunate enough to have a table by the window. I love people watching and observing the dynamic change as late the early evening street croud turned from family strolls to heavy party goers. The food was awesome and the wine list was just right. If you do have an opportunity to reserve a table, make sure it's a window seat! I love this place!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "For dinning an upstairs table is what one wants. A table by the window overlooking Market Street will make the experience a rememberable one. The menu, while limited, is a delight and the food is well prepared."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Firestone has a casual vibrant atmosphere with some old world charm. Great location on Market Street in downtown Frederick. We sat upstairs in the front window, so it was fun to look down on the street and watch people walk by below. Our waitress, Karen, took great care of us and gave us excellent suggestions for food choices. My husband's pastrami sandwich was to die for and I don't usually care for red meat! The pastrami is house made and served on toasted house made sourdough bread. We will return just for that!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Overall enjoyed the atmosphere and food. The noise level was a little high at times but acceptable. The wait staff was efficient and polite and the steaks we ordered were fantastic. Was a little pricey but what isn't nowadays."
    Dined on 3/22/2014