Monocacy Crossing
Monocacy Crossing

Monocacy Crossing

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.monocacycrossing.com/
  • Phone: (301) 846-4204
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm, Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Monocacy Crossing
Monocacy Crossing is located off the beaten path five miles south of Frederick. As soon as you walk through our door, you relax, you're comfortable, and at home. Our menu selections and extensive wine list will satisfy everyone in your party. So come, enjoy, be our guests!
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Monocacy Crossing reviews from OpenTable diners
101 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (59)special occasion (55)neighborhood gem (47)great for outdoor dining (43)romantic (42)notable wine list (34)good for groups (30)great for lunch (25)great for brunch (14)scenic view (9)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)Show More
  • The food just didn't meet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2009
    The food just didn't meet my expectations. The food was too heavy. It wasn't bad just not good enough to return without hearing they changed the menu.
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  • Excellent food. Excellent
    JeanneMcD
    Dined on 10/18/2009
    Excellent food. Excellent service. We were thinking a Sunday night might not be too good but it was spectacular. We took out of town guests with us and they were delighted!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Pleasant and helpful server,
    DelRayDiner
    Dined on 10/17/2009
    Pleasant and helpful server, very good food. The lamb shank deserves special mention.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As always, Monocacy Crossing
    KT88VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2009
    As always, Monocacy Crossing delivers! One of our favorites, we drive from Annapolis for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The menu was excellent and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/11/2009
    The menu was excellent and the food was delicious. The service was particularly nice in that it was not at all rushed, but the waitress was very responsive. The wine list was also notable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If I had passed this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/10/2009
    If I had passed this restaurant on the road, I would not have stopped to eat at Monocacy Crossing...however, on the recommendation of my daughter, we had dinner there and was pleasantly surprised not only by the great food, but also the service which was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A delightful surprise, though
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/10/2009
    A delightful surprise, though I'd been warned that the outside is misleading...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Monocacy Crossing is one of
    GinMartiniGirl
    Dined on 10/3/2009
    Monocacy Crossing is one of the best restaurants I've eaten at in years. The location, the service and the food were all outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very nice spot not far from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/3/2009
    A very nice spot not far from Washington and close to Frederick, we met my brother and his wife from near Gettysburg for a great night and a good dinner. The service is very friendly and accommodating, the wine list is imaginative and relatively inexpensive, and the specials were nicely presented. We had the black bean soup (tasty and substantial), the oysters (excellent), and the house smoked salmon (good). For entrees, three of the group chose the Coho salmon and all raved about it, (although one of our group thought the wild rice pancake was less than good). I had the stuffed pork chop and thought it to be more formidable than expected. I would have preferred a simpler dish. We all loved the brocolli. Nice place. Give it a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We found Monocacy Crossing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/25/2009
    We found Monocacy Crossing to be really nice high-end casual dining. The food was well-prepared. The white meatloaf is a great variation on a classic and the pork loin was perfectly cooked and seasoned. The kitchen seemed to be a bit behind that night, but the staff was attentive and the wait not a problem for a Friday night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very good. Service
    Lagunadiner
    Dined on 9/23/2009
    The food was very good. Service was good. A very pleasant country dining experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We used to trek to Monacacy
    KT88VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2009
    We used to trek to Monacacy from Annapolis 0n special occasions. Now that our children live nearby it's great to be in the area and just decide to pop into Monacacy on a whim. From appetizer to desert, this restaurant serves great American food with a creative twist. Always a pleasure to dine here and the staff always efficient and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Interesting menu; excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/19/2009
    Interesting menu; excellent preparation and presentation - Consistently outstanding every time we go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT, AN EXCELLENT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/12/2009
    ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT, AN EXCELLENT DINING EXPERIENCE FROM START TO FINISH!!!!!!! EVEN THOUGH IT IS AN HOUR DRIVE WE WILL BE BACK SOON!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Had lunch and the food and
    foodfan16
    Dined on 8/28/2009
    Had lunch and the food and service was very good - - a pleasureable dining experience! Try the artichoke appetizer - - delicious!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service & food were excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/21/2009
    Service & food were excellent! Attentive but not overbearing staff. Since it is in a cell-phone dead zone
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food...courteous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/15/2009
    Excellent food...courteous service...some interesting sides like "crispy spinach" that you won't find elsewhere...good for casual lunches or formal dinners...hidden gem status.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • We bought wine by the glass.
    TomInMD
    Dined on 8/12/2009
    We bought wine by the glass. Never before have we been served by the waiter bringing the bottle to the table and giving us a taste before serving, just as if we were buying by the bottle. I wish more restaurants would do that. Both the shrimp and grits and the beef medallions were excellent. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The pork was pink and the
    DaveNBettyVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2009
    The pork was pink and the steak was purple. Evidently, some like their food that way. Once it was cooked, it was excellent! A bit noisy. Waiter was attentive and there when needed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • At first when we got there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/5/2009
    At first when we got there I was very disappointed. Even annoyed. It was loud and sound was bouncing from every surface. The service was fine, but my glass was not kept full all the time. However, once I tasted the food it was amazing. The filet mignon I ordered may very well be the best steak I ever had.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a pleasure to try new
    soupiemacVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2009
    Always a pleasure to try new things from the ever-changing menu. Great service and amazing flavors. One of my favorite places in the area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very enjoyable evening. Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/2/2009
    Very enjoyable evening. Great food and great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ihad dinner with a friend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/31/2009
    Ihad dinner with a friend to celebrate her birthday. What a wonderful time we had. Our waitress was pleasant, helpful and attentive. We started out with the 3 cheese tray and asked for a suggestion of wine to go with it. The chef suggested a sparkling wine, Kenwood, which was perfect with our cheese tray, we also were given a complimentary second wine to try. For dinner my friend got the eggplant and I got the crab cakes. Both were excellent. The crab cakes were the best I have ever had. So much lump crab meat and no filler, I was in heaven. I have been to Monocacy Crossing before and have always enjoyed. We really had a fine dining experience. I have another friend who has a birthday to celebrate and plan to bring her here
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Excellent restaurant. The
    Cris
    Dined on 7/30/2009
    Excellent restaurant. The food was extraordianary, the surroundings casual and inviting and the servers attentive. The wine list is solid with reasonable mark-ups. The cost a bit on the higher side but well worth it. The type of local establishment that you recommend to others. I have been before and will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for Sunday Lunch/Brunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/19/2009
    Went for Sunday Lunch/Brunch. We sat outside on the patio which was very pleasant, surrounded by flowers. Just got the Carolina Barbeque and Buffalo Chicken sandwiches. You may think that sandwiches are just sandwiches but this was not the case. Both took the tastes to the next level. The Buffalo chicken was melt in your mouth good, with the gorgonzola cheese. They were awesome. I would recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent eclectic menu, fresh
    lsfcmhVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2009
    excellent eclectic menu, fresh ingredients, attentive service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a lovely dinner and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/12/2009
    We had a lovely dinner and everyone seemed to enjoy their entres. Mine, the pork tenderloin, had excellent flavoring (sage) which I enjoyed. Service was slower perhaps than we liked, but it was an lovely evening anyway.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything about this experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/12/2009
    Everything about this experience was great. The service was excellent, the waitress assisted with all questions going way beyond what is usual. She was totally attentive and encouraged the use of the table, again beyone what is usual. The food is excellant, the most tender tasty calamari, I have ever had. My friend and I had salads and appetizers, cannot say enough good things
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • The food was excellent as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/10/2009
    The food was excellent as was te service. Terrific selections, innovative specials, and a wide variety of appetizers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining at Monocacy Crossing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/1/2009
    Dining at Monocacy Crossing is always a pleasant experience... never had a bad meal. We always take out out-of-town guests to MC, and they always request to go back upon their return visits.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a lovely 40th anniversary
    LongbeachlindaVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2009
    We had a lovely 40th anniversary dinner with our best friends!!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was good, but a bit overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/29/2009
    Food was good, but a bit overpriced. Service was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tucked away in the woods near
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/29/2009
    Tucked away in the woods near the Monocacy River, Monocacy Crossing is not to be missed!! It definitely makes my top 10 list (a very coveted list indeed that is populated by the likes of the Coronodo Hotel in San Diego and privately catered meals at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles). I had the sauteed BBQ shrimp with lobster infused cheese grits. Nothing down-home about this specialty! The BBQ sauce was light, fragrant, and just a tiny bit sweet. The lobster infused cheese grits were literally to die for! A fresh garden veggie (that evening snow peas) accompanied the dish and was steamed to perfection. Their wine list is extensive and excellent. I would certainly go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service and excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/10/2009
    Excellent service and excellent food. A really nice touch is that when you order wine by the glass, they will pour a taste of it first to make sure you find it to your liking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were there for brunch and
    Babs
    Dined on 5/10/2009
    We were there for brunch and sat outside, which was very pleasant on a nice day. The food was between good and very good. The service was nice -- complimentary "champaign" for mothers day. Inside looked pleasant. We'd go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had lunch on a busy Sunday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/10/2009
    We had lunch on a busy Sunday indoors. The good news: Food was surprisingly well prepared and sized. The salads were meal-sized and fresh. Feeling full - we took half our lamb Shanks and NY Strip Steak meals home. Service was very good - appropriate and professional. Complementary bread basket contained a warm and fresh variety. Water glasses were topped off frequently. We requested a quiet table, but apparently there were none. It was too noisy for us. We were disappointed in the lack of a dress code. We were in our Sunday best among others sporting T-shirts, shorts, and flip-flops. Salad and dinner for three without dessert or drinks totaled well over $100.00.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a lovely lunch and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/3/2009
    We had a lovely lunch and would go back in the future
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This restaurant had been recommende
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/24/2009
    This restaurant had been recommended by several friends. My husband & I went there for our 29th anniversary. We made a reservation with Open Table & it worked out fine. We were seated as soon as we arrived in the front room at a nice table for two. The service was great & the food was very good. I am a sort of picky eater, but I found the buttermilk chicken w/ham gravy very tasty. My husband had the beef medallions & said they tasted good. I had a Mango Cosmo Martini which I enjoyed & the dessert we had - the cake w/the coconut cream filling (which we shared) was very moist. We would absolutely recommend Monocacy Crossing to our friends, especially for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Decor is sort of historic
    sizial
    Dined on 4/23/2009
    Decor is sort of historic country tavern/inn. Not extremely quiet, but noise level tolerable. Thoughtful and well-timed service. Food a tad pricey, but creative and nicely presented. I had hangar steak special w/ chili sauce (doneness as requested!), served w/ sweet potato mashers tasty enough for a dessert, and perfectly cooked pea pods. Partner had the pork medallions in sage & cider glaze (YUMMY!!) w/ scalloped potatoes which were cheesy-delicious. Creative apps, too (artichoke beignets, whiskey duck nachos). Nice, homey dessert selection. Coconut pound cake was sinful, but served a little too hot. A very pleasant experience & I would definately go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is terrific, with a Southweste
    BeatemBucsVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2009
    Food is terrific, with a Southwestern flair and great variety. Meals and wine are moderately priced. Friendly, casual service. An all-around excellent experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate