Georgia Brown's
Georgia Brown's

Georgia Brown's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gbrowns.com/
  • Phone: (202) 393-4499
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 4:30pm (last seating at 3:30pm)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Low Country, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Jim Foss
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer limited off-site catering. Please call the restaurant and speak with our special events coordinator for more details at 202.393.4499. If you prefer, please feel free to email your inquiry to abrown@capitalrestaurants.com.
  • Private Party Facilities: Looking for that perfect place to host your special event...well here we are. We can accommodate large groups in the main dining room with a menu designed especially for your birthday, anniversary, rehearsal dinner, corporate event or casual gathering. Whatever the occasion, we will help you create a memorable and personal event amid our beautiful setting.
  • Private Party Contact: Ayanna Brown 2023934499
  • Entertainment: We offer Live Jazz every Wednesday from 6:30pm until 10:30pm and Sunday's for our Jazz Brunch from 10:00am until 3:00pm. (The last seating for brunch is at 2:00pm)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between K and I Streets
  • Public Transit: We are conveniently located near the McPherson Square metro station on the orange and blue lines. Exit the metro at Vermont Avenue and walk one-half block North on 15th Street. Traveling on the red line stop at Farragut North. Walk two blocks east on K Street. Turn right at the corner of 15th and K. We are mid-way through the block on the right.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer Valet Parking Service nightly beginning at 5:00pm and Sunday"s for our Jazz Brunch beginning at 10:00am. There is a fee of $8 per car. In addition, there are several near by parking garages and limited on-street parking. Please make sure to read the signs and meters in reference to time restrictions and fees.
A word from Georgia Brown's
Come and experience our lively interpretation of South Carolina Low-Country cuisine. Enjoy good southern food, servers who bubble over with hospitality, and a dining room that is truly distinctive. With its honey-colored walls, golden woods and bronze sculptures that crawl across the ceiling, designer Adam Tihany has created an atmosphere to awaken your senses. What better place to enjoy low country cuisine than in this contemporary environment celebrating the south. Offering the flavor of the South - the Soul of Washington; where we will be sure to leave a light burning in the window for you, our guests.

Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/gbrowns

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Georgia Brown's reviews from OpenTable diners
424 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (166)good for groups (165)fit for foodies (159)great for brunch (119)romantic (89)neighborhood gem (86)hot spot (76)great for lunch (74)vibrant bar scene (37)great for outdoor dining (31)late-night find (22)kid-friendly (22)notable wine list (18)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Great food, a little expensive
    EatingOutALotInDCVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The food was great, the service was amazing, and the wine was reasonable. My only complaint is that open table rates the restaurant with "$$," and the prices are worthy of "$$$." Most of the entrees started at around $28.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I went to Georgia Brown's for my anniversary. The food was good but I was shocked to see it was crowded on a Tuesday night.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place for Brunch
    IS28
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Went to Georgia Brown's for a girlfriend brunch. The live jazz was pretty amazing, service was great, and the buffet was good. You get to take an entree home for the brunch deal. You have the option to eat the entree there but the buffet can definitely fill you up. The price of the brunch was $42 and bottomless bloody mary's or mimosa's was an additional $25. With tip I spent $86 for the brunch but as long as you drink at least 4 drinks, I would say it was worth it. Definitely a fun place and saw a handful a people with their children enjoying the jazz.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    It was a wonderful experience for my 27th birthday. All of my party enjoyed their entrees and drinks. The ambiance was perfect and the service was sbsolutely stunning....Note: For some reason the letter before t isnt working.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Things have changed
    BrieWms
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Our servers/waiters were unfriendly. They never smiled, wouldn't acknowledge you if you tried to get their attention and ignored several requests. One of our guest asked for water a few times to no avail. The trout was not very tasty and the waiter was insulted that I only had one small bite. I asked for a dessert menu, she returned and dropped it on the table and never returned to inquire if I would be getting dessert. They seem to be disappointed at the idea of having to serve our party. I was very disappointed in the experience, especially since other tables seemed to be enjoying their experience and our party was suffering with bad waiters.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wasn't all that
    jmethechefVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We were seated late; the food was ok, macaroni and cheese was awful, tasted very sour. Everything needed salt. They were just way too busy to pay much attention to anyone, and it was very loud, tables super close together. Not at all a relaxing dining experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Georgia Brown's dinner experience
    blondie
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We dined 11/15, party of 10 at 6:45 pm - seated promptly. Drinks, appetizers. Everyone liked their dinner as well. One of us ordered a steak medium rare and it came well done. He sent it back and by the time it was reserved, the rest of us were done eating. We had asked for separate checks for each couple and the waiter said that was fine. However, it took him 20 minutes to prepare the checks and each one was incorrect, mainly overbilling. More time to fix that. The server was extremely busy. No one ever refilled water or iced tea. It was too bad to end our wonderful night on this note.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thoward2013VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    First time diner. Everything was great. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    This restaurant is an excellent choice the food and service have always been consistent. Great job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome service and food
    CjonesVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The waiter and all of staff we're very knowledgeable of the area and the food. The fried chicken and the greens were great! By the way, the drinks were delicious. I was greeted by the hostess and she gave me an option of available tables. I didn't realize that she was the GM of the restaurant. Her name is Ayana. She was very personable! Thanks for making sure that me and my guests enjoyed ourselves
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Taking a meal home sold many of my friends to come for the brunch, however they were all disappointed regarding the small portion size
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jazz Brunch
    Soulfoodie
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We attended the jazz brunch the music was awesome! The chefs prepare omelets and waffles and slice beef turkey and ham. The buffet had the typical foods also Jambalaya. They were a little light on the desserts but the place isn't real big. They gave us a choice of 8 items on their menu that we could order to go, this was included in the brunch price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sita
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We really enjoyed the jazz brunch, always a winner for special occasions. The food and service were very good, better than our last visit last year. Being able to take dinner home is a plus but the portions were smaller than in the past. Still, it seems like a good value for the price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    john
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My family loves to eat out when we are on vacation. I found Georgia Brown's and since we all love southern food, thought it would be perfect. We had two younger children (8 &12) with us , who know how to behave in a restaurant but didn't feel like they were welcomed. Even though we tried to slow down the pace of the meal, we were done in just over an hour. The food comes out very fast so take your time ordering between courses. The food was good but not great, we tried the fried chicken and the shrimp and grits but have had better down South. Overall, i give it a B- due to the pace of the meal and the cost.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    PamO
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    A unique restaurant as suitable for a romantic date as for our family of 3 with a 13 year old. Catfish, fried chicken and home made Jack Daniels chocolate ice cream were our favorites and the sides were all outstanding. I'm usually a wine drinker, but the cocktail list had enough interesting choices that I chose one and was not disappointed. Our waiter was a hit with our daughter but appeared to be equally attuned to the very different needs and personalities of the groups seated around us. Only concern was that the tables were packed tightly together, putting us in close proximity to the diners behind us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Jenifer
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The service and food were amazing. They were great accommodating my kids. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • More than a Restaurant
    DCResident
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Georgia Brown's continues to amaze me. Yes, it's a phenomenal restaurant and the quality of the food -- and the creativity of the combinations -- absolutely live up to the fine reputation it has established in the DC area for fine dining a la the South. But it's more than the menu that has earned it acclaim -- Georgia Brown's is an experience. Our waiter Bob is as much of a staple to this experience as the fried chicken. It was my second time at the restaurant and I was delighted to have an encore performance of his service, complete with his uniquely hilarious and informative commentary. The hostesses were as welcoming in the spirit of southern hospitality as could be, while the ambiance balanced the geographic feel with a DC couture look.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    A disappointment. The waiter forgot out appetizers. The skirt steak that I order was not done properly (I asked for medium rare and received a well-done) . To their credit the restaurant comped the diner which I did not ask them to do. I would have sent it back but I decided that given the waiter it was likely that I would receive the same thing back to me. Generally, I had hoped that the food here would be comparable to Table 52 in Chicago. What a mistake, not even close. I hope that they can iron these issues out.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never a bad meal!
    TJones310
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Georgia Brown's is one of my favorite stops whenever I visit DC. The food never fails!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great birthday celebration!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We celebrated our mom's birthday at Georgia Brown's. Cocktail list is excellent -- I could have ordered one of each! (Well, maybe not ;-) They even have ginger beer for Dark & Stormies. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The roasted beet salad was a big hit at our table. Save room for dessert! We ordered several and passed them around the table. Service was excellent, not too warm and friendly but he's there to be our server, not to be our best friend. The staff was unobtrusive and allowed us to socialize without constant interruptions. Overall it was a great place to celebrate a birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time for brunch
    Isadora10
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Had been to Georgia Brown's before and wanted to try their famous Sunday brunch. There was an excellent jazz trio, but we were sat so close to the musicians it was impossible to hold a conversation until they went on break. Will make a note of that for future visits. The food was good, as expected, with a good vibe throughout the restaurant. Service was a little slow which was surprising since the restaurant was not packed and it was a buffet. Took almost 10 minutes to get a cocktail, but once received, service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Georgia Brown's
    StealtButterfly
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The food was good, very attentive and friendly wait staff, seating is tight but not as bad as some other venues I've been to in DC. The highlight for me was the soul jazz band called Swinging In Tongues. Excellent choice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    MMM3TC
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Our waiter, Meryl, was great! He explained all about the amazing brunch and drink possibilities and made it fun. Even though it was a buffet, he checked in often, kept our water and coffee topped off and made the whole experience more fun. The food was presented beautifully and tasted really good... and then you get an entire meal to take home with you. This is certainly not a typical buffet. Well worth the price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Ambience
    glassiter1120
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary by having dinner here and the food was delicious, our server was wonderfully attentive considering she had other tables. The music was fantastic, because they were playing a mixture of 80's & 90's jams. We will certainly be back to dine here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was not up to par
    Unserviced
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My visit was on a Saturday at 6p. It took 15 minutes of sitting before I went over and requested a waiter. After looking around at a few other tables we saw they had been given bread. We didn't see our waiter after the appetitizer while we waited for our food, so we grabbed another waiter and asked him if bread at each table is customary. He said yes and got us a baker with fresh, warm bread in it. He also refilled our drinks. My partner didn't like her food at all, the deconstructed jambalaya. I did like mine, the cowboy steak. Our appetizer, the green tomatoes we fine. We did not order dessert. We'll likely return, as I don't think our visit was the common experience of their guests, and because my food was just delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    TrevaandTrina
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I made reservations to dine at this restaurant and was expecting real fine dining. My wife and I were very dissatisfied with the whole experience. We dressed up and all only to be dining with folks who dressed in shorts and hoodies.The place needs to be updated with new furniture, décor and more. The food wasn't great and at the very least needed some seasoning. The meals are over priced along with the drinks. The waiter was good and try really hard to make a good impression.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DC's Southern Gem
    LLRoberts
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    It is rare to open a menu and not see a single dish that I wouldn't want. Absolutely lovely food, great service, and fun jazzy feel. The fried green tomatoes are a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Put some South in your mouth
    JimmyO
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    From the minute we entered the door, the staff was nothing short of spectacular. My wife and I were looking for some Southern Comfort Food and found an elegant white table cloth restaurant that went above and beyond our expectations. The waiter seemed more like a host instead of an employee. He made some beverage recommendations(the peach Martini is my wife's new fav) and I followed along with his wine recommendations. Excellent choices. I must say, if you never have had deviled eggs with a kick to them or fried green tomatoes done correctly, now is your chance. Dinner was 'off the chain' . The shrimp stuffed with crab is more than you can eat, particularly if you have snacked on the corn Bread rolls with peach marmalade butter, YUM!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Larry
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    First time at the restaurant although I have heard about it for years. Great food and service. Will definitely return for dinner on my next trip to Washington, DC. I would take clients, friends and family to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It wasn't the Best
    Danni86
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I've been to Georgia Brown's numerous times and the quality of the food has began to decline. Most of the items on the brunch bar were not served warm and the food was presented fresh.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Save your money
    TravelMaster
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    It was good music and good service. The food however was not worth what we paid. I am sure you can find something comparable for less outlay out cash.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This Yankee Approves
    finntastik
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I'm a CT Yankee who knows next to nothing about Low Country cuisine; other than Georgia Brown's rendition of it is absolutely delicious. Very elegant dining experience with excellent service and an apparent passion for their menu that is obvious in every dish that comes to the table. My friends have recommended Georgia Brown's to me multiple times, and I'm very happy I finally got to try it out. I recommend it to you as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice ambiance
    casualdater
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Menu is moderate for DC standards and overpriced. Ambiance is stellar. Drinks were boldly flavorful. More of a romantic dinner then a foodie lover's dream.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • perfect birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    With very little time to help my fraternity brother from Atlanta plan a birthday dinner for his wife. We went to George Brown's on the word of my cousin the food and atmosphere were good. Georgia Brown was the perfect place and the food didn't disappoint anyone. Great service, Great Dinner menu, and the desserts were the best. Thanks Georgia Brown's for making her day a great way to end the day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall good experience
    Gdgrl
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My friend and I had dinner here before a concert. We made reservations so we were seated very quickly. Our server was good - attentive. We ordered appetizers - fried green tomatoes and catfish fingers. The fgt were just ok and I would not order them again. The catfish was ok a bit over fried, but they were served with a bleu cheese slaw that was fantastic. I had the shrimp and grits for my entree - excellent! It was a sizeable portion; although I wanted to eat it all, I couldn't! My friend had the gumbo which she said was very tasty. We were glad we chose Georgia Brown's. Overall a pleasant dining experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Start Poor Finish
    GroupOf6
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We arrived the restaurant wasn’t crowded. Ordered: fried green tomatoes, truffle mac-n-cheese, & butternut squash soup; it arrived quickly & hot. Dinner: cowboy steak, deviled shrimp, gumbo, & pot roast (though our server said it was potpie); it arrived shortly after appetizers cleared. The steak meal was huge, enough for 2, the devil shrimp was very spicy, the gumbo short on flavor (needed a kick of something), but the pot roast was not potpie (wow), but it was very tasty & tender so we kept it. By then the restaurant was packed; had to ask for water more than once. Dessert: bread pudding & crème Brule w/coffee. Coffee COLD & crème Brule COLD, sugar still granulated on top (wow). Bottom-line; go when the restaurant is not busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good to go
    Lovemesomefood33VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Always enjoy Georgia Brown's and would recommend to anyone who hasn't been there.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the best... As I had heard
    Bellafoodie
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Was really looking forward to my dining experience here. I heard the fried chicken was amazing. Although our server was excellent and the fried green tomatoes as well as the deviled eggs were amazing the chicken was not. Family Meal in Frederick has better fried chicken. Your chef should go there!
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  • Good food
    KatyVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Food was really delicious-- and that is clearly important when dining. Service is not so good. Our poor waiter didn't understand my question of pan fried vs deep fried. He didn't seem to be a top notch waiter in general. Clearly the staff gets to select the music. This was the WORST. Part. It was terrible R&B. Loud, horrible R&B. Just really ruined a good experience. Had the music been bearable- it would have been a pretty good visit. Goes to show how far a little good music and service goes.
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  • I will be visiting again soon!
    cherryl
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The food, the service, the miosas, everything was absolutely wonderful. It was my first visit there, and it definitely will not be my last. I couldn't have picked a better place to have a birthday brunch at! Keep up the fantastic work!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate