The Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain
The Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain

The Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thecomusinn.com/
  • Phone: 3013495100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm Month of December Lunch: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Private rooms for parties and our Grand Room and tented Terrace can host weddings and parties 25-200 guests. The Terrace is beautifully landscaped with seasonal flowers, a water fountain and the most breath taking view of Sugarloaf Mountain.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private lot on site
A word from The Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain
The Comus Inn is the perfect choice for a relaxing afternoon or evening out with family or friends. The restaurant is a rehabilitated historical property with a stunning view of Sugarloaf Mountain. The Comus Inn utilizes the freshest ingredients from local produce and cheeses, hormone free beef and sustainable seafood to provide a dining experience to suit your taste and appetite. Food is prepared to order with artful presentations that appeal to both the palate and the eye. Our goal is to provide our customers with a superior dining experience from the moment they enter until their departure. We promise to greet you quickly, sincerely and elegantly, serve you with highly trained staff and most of all serve dishes that are high quality, cutting edge and the best value.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
The Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain reviews from OpenTable diners
121 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (104)special occasion (84)romantic (82)great for brunch (51)fit for foodies (45)neighborhood gem (34)good for groups (21)great for lunch (21)notable wine list (18)great for outdoor dining (9)hot spot (4)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Birthday Dinner
    TimA
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This is a great spot to have a special meal. A wonderful view, great food, live music and a wedding going on outside. The menu has something for everyone: steak, chicken, fish and more all with a wonderful accompaniment of vegies to go with. But the real fun is watching the sun setting on Sugarloaf mountain. Friday included special treats of live music in the dining room and a wedding going on outside. Such a romantic dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A true gem overlooking Sugarloaf.
    JHumpVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This is a great restaurant, and a must visit. The staff is always friendly and will always go out of their way to help you. The sunday brunch is fantastic, and we do visit often for this. But seems like the menu may have been a little light this visit. They used to have homemade donuts, and they were fantastic. The kids loved them. Anyways, great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner
    Jodi
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was my first time at the Comus Inn even though I grew up in Damascus, and have lived in the area for over 40 years. My husband and I had a wonderful dinner - please try the hushpuppies because they are amazing! I had the crab cake and he had the steak - both were very good, and the strawberry/rhubarb cobbler for dessert was the perfect way to end our evening. Our server, Carla, was most attentive, very nice, and the service overall was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or date night. Note - they do host a lot of weddings, so there's a tent setup outside which can partially block your view of Sugarloaf.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    DB25
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food and service are fantastic. Highly Recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not miniority friedly
    Potomac88
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The owner/manager did not seem happy to see us. He gave warm welcome to every table except ours. There were only 4 tables in that area and he came and greeted everyone at least twice. He never made an eye contact with our table. That was Sunday brunch and the service folks were very nice and professional. Other guests chatted with us as well. The manager/owner did not seem care and welcoming us to be there!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Burned chicken
    Look5409
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I took my daughter for a special brunch Aug 31. Our salad and appetizer were good and she said she really liked her omelet. I ordered waffle and chicken. The chicken was burned to a crisp. Honestly. I didn't want to send it back and make my guest then wait to start her food. Also the serving was a leg and a thigh -something I would never serve at home. It was even really poor quality chicken with very little meat
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nicely done
    lliss
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Being in the food service business in all different capacities for 25 yrs makes me a little more aware of things in a restaurant. And it has been awhile since I have been to a place (reputable or not) that has done an overall above average job. But Comus Inn had excellent and knowedgeable service, original and classically prepared dishes and what seemed like a fluid teamwork to make everything flow well, without ever feeling rushed. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was very good.
    DJSWashDC
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food and service were very good. The waiter's suggestions were spot on. The cocktails, although priced like downtown Washington, were exceptional. It is a lovely setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Seafoodyes
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We always like the Comus Inn. Saturday night they had a wedding going on in the backyard so service was a bit slow. The food was the best that we have ever had there. Sauces were exceptional. It was worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Maitre'd service
    love2eat
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Good food and ambiance. Service is also good except for the way the maitre'd assigns tables for the arriving guests. For several guest groups with the same reservation time and party size, he assigned tables NOT on first-come-first-serve basis, and the quality of the assigned tables (in terms of table size, view, location, space, and noise level) varies a great deal. Whatever principle he used to do the table assignment, which he refused to answer/reveal to me, seems consistent with my suspicion of a RACIAL treatment.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had better nights there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Very nice but over priced for what it is. Only real negative was getting seated: I had a 6:30 reservation but at 6 I was stuck in traffic so I called to say I would be there by 6:45. The person in the phone said that was fine. When I got there (at 6:40) the maître de reiterated my reservation was at 6:30 and I would have to wait until 2 other couples waiting were seated. Then all of a sudden he was able to seat me at the worst located table in the restaurant, claiming the two other couples, who clearly weren't together, wanted to sit together. It was obvious they had requested the dining area with the view, which meant we were stuck looking at a wall. Service was initially very slow but got better. Also the waiter forgot to bring bread.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent choice!
    DisappointedseafoodloverVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great service, good food, lovely atmosphere and view. Truly enjoyed our dinner at the Comus Inn. Well worth the trip! Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still quaint and classy, but...
    Surprising
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food remains very good and the menu has some real variety. But I'm afraid the ownership may have overestimated the loyalty of its clientele. The prices have really jumped up and that will certainly impact how often I return. Love the restaurant...but maybe a little less than before.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comus Inn
    crazycaryn
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    After living in Frederick, Md for 6 years, we finally decided to try The Comus Inn. The building is a historic one at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain. The view was breathtaking, but we were moved to the end of the room for a better view because a tent was set up for a wedding the next day. The food was good, the service was excellent. Enjoyed our evening. We were there early in the evening and was told the sunsets are something that should not be missed. We will have to go back to see if our waiter was right.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Elegant Country Dining
    JohnA
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Comus Inn is a contrast in equal parts fine dining, beautiful scenery and neighborhood hangout...that is if you live in horse country below Frederick. The food was excellently prepared and very tasty. The welcome from owner and staff was down home friendly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant Experience
    unseperatables
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great food, superb service, wonderful inside atmosphere and outside view. We do not have that many years of life expectancy so this was an opportunity to make the most use of our time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find
    foodforthought
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    While going to Sugarloaf winery we made reservations at the Comus Inn, what a find! Food was superb and the staff was very knowledgable. Would definately return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • both casual and dressy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Don't be fooled by the tablecloths- you can also wear shorts to this place, even for dinner. There's a great Jazz vocalist friday nights
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant!
    LIve4food
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We visited the Comus inn two weekends in a row & each time enjoyed wonderful & warm hospitality. From the moment we walked in the front door to the moment we left, the service was exceptional. The food is original & very good, the wait staff is excellent, & someone is always checking to make sure your dining experience is superb. We will definitely be back again, soon. So glad we found the Comus inn!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambiance plus
    sams
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Our gourmet dinner was superb, coupled with a jazz singer, great service and ambiance--made for a wonderful evening out. The staff and service are excellent and always so welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Special Anniversary Dinner
    OlneyFoodie
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    After reading the previous diners' opinions about their visit to Comus Inn, I was somewhat skeptical but wanted to try it for myself. I am so glad that I did. From entering into the restaurant and being greeted by the host and the owner was a plus. As others have said, the view of the was obscured by the event tent but I wasn't there for the view....I was there to celebrate my 43rd wedding anniversary at a special place with my husband. The wait staff was just right - attentive but not in the way. The food was excellent!! We enjoyed the crab hushpuppies, the salmon and the pork loin. Ended the meal with homemade ice cream - grasshopper, peach & vanilla....yummy. Loved being out in the country away from the busyness of the city.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch after a hike
    DJSWashDC
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The Country Benedict was a tasty twist on eggs benedict made with homemade biscuits. The omelet was nicely flavored with tarragon. The service was efficient and professional.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebration
    britterVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was our second time celebrating a special even at the Comus Inn. From the moment you get there they make you feel special. Incredible views and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • peaceful and calm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We went with friends and had an enjoyable meal and nice scenery. The service was excellent from the host greeting us to the waitress that served us. Would go back again and nice place for a more upscale meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience yes......food......ok
    suzmull
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I can only judge on the one meal I had there. The hanger steak with blue cheese fries. I ordered the steak medium rare and it came very rare. There was not much flavor added to the meat so not so exciting flavor. The blue cheese fries were good. Service was very good. I was going to try the chicken with Vidalia, peach and bourbon sauce but when the waitress described it as "sweet" and the chicken was bone in, skin on and baked.....didn't sound so appealing. I would try again for breakfast or brunch maybe.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Apres civil war: An eating monument
    annbarc
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Service was great. We really liked hearing about the history of the area and the restaurant. Presentation of food was divine as was the food itself. We hope to come back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Lunch
    MattStur
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We both had a Friday off and decided to go to the county for lunch. We had had drinks at the Comus Inn years ago, but never eaten there. What a wonderful choice we made. The setting was lovely, the service pleasant without being overbearing and the food was great. The Shrimp & Grits were the best I've had anywhere. The Oyster Po Boy rivaled any we've had in New Orleans. The asparagus soup light, yet flavorful and the Maryland Crab soup excellent. The dessert list was very busy -- lots of ingredients in all of them and @ $12 each, we thought rather expensive. One disappointment -- the coffee was really bad.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Finale
    Sarei
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Took my husband on a surprise adventure for his birthday to Sugarloaf mountain, starting with a picnic at the vineyard, then a private pottery class, hiking, and finishing at the Comus Inn. We got the Chef's Tasting Menu which was an incredible value for the price. I loved the interesting food pairings that the chef came up with. We are foodies in our 30's and we really enjoyed every bit. If anything, it was a little TOO much food! Everything was delicious, the server was excellent, and the view was gorgeous. Nothing to complain about, and it was the perfect end to a perfect day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great View for great food
    asf20814
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Have loved the Comus Inn over the years, in the past for it's pastoral country setting just below Sugarloaf Mountain. It's good to know that the food, service, and ambience are all now top notch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Birthday Dinner
    SmithIsland26
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was the first time that most of the members of our party had dined at Comus Inn. We were first greeted by Jessie who made us feel very comfortable while seating us. He went out of his way to accommodate us with our request to sit near the window to have a scenic view of the Sugarloaf Mountains (there was a wedding party with a tarp blocking some of the view yet he made sure we had the best view possible) and told us a history of the building was used to treat soldiers during the Civil War. Our food was cooked to perfection and we also enjoyed soup selections made by server (who was excellent as well). Our experience was wonderful and we look forward to returning again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comus Revisited
    SofiVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    If they don't change a thing, it will still be an outstanding restaurant for food and service with a view thrown in for free.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed Review, honestly
    Jhary
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We've been to Comus Inn a few times. Usually a great menu and excellent service for a price that reflects the quality. This time we were in an interior room (usually we've been on the porch) and the staff just couldn't regulate the freezer-like temperature in the room. They were nice about it and repeatedly tried to cover the A/C vent, but it wasn't till we were nearly done with the main course that it started to warm up. (Other tables mentioned it, too.) Meanwhile, my wife ordered the special fish dish and it was completely forgettable/kind of tough. My rib eye was very good and was cooked to order, but it really didn't make up for the cold and the fish. We may not visit for a while, again. Especially at that price point.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view and setting; okay food
    Clearvu
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We live in the area near the Comus Inn and have gone there many times. We had a lovely table overlooking the back terrace. The wait staff was attentive, and one of the owners greeted us as we arrived. We started with an appetizer-- crab hushpuppies with a dipping sauce. If there was crab in the hushpuppies I could not taste it. The hushpuppies had been deep fried and were crunchy due to overcooking. I had the risotto and it was flavorful, but sticky rather than creamy. Another in our party had the chicken, and it was under cooked, making it difficult to cut with the knife provided. My wife had the fish of the day and it was underseasoned and and a little dry. Yeast risen rolls came with the dinner and were tasty.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening
    Yum0
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We went to the Comus Inn for our 5th anniversary dinner. The food was great and the server was friendly and helpful. We were in the back room with the mountain view, but I was hoping we were at one of the tables at the window. In mentioning that we were celebrating our anniversary, I thought the restaurant would make note of it and maybe do something to acknowledge it, but they did not. We did ask our server and greeter to take our picture and they were happy to do so.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Stickman33
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I hadn't been to the Comus Inn for years. I was pleasantly surprised at the renovations and elegant experience. Everyone was very friendly and attentive. Food was really good. Only disappointment was that the event tent blocks the beautiful view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    kimberlady04
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We had a great time at the Comus Inn. We went for our 5th Anniversary and loved every second of it. We were greeted promptly at the door and we were sat at a table with a view of the Sugarloaf Mountains. Our server was very nice (I forgot her name! Sorry!) and friendly. All of the food we had was awesome. We shared the Deviled Eggs & Shrimp for an appetizer. I had the Crab Soup for a 2nd course, the Rockfish for my entree and the mint chocolate tart for my dessert. My boyfriend had the wedge salad, the filet and the flan for dessert. We loved every part of it. Thank you again for making our day very special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food and outstanding service
    Suezie
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    What a wonderful evening. My new favoriate evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Super!
    MKPIPER
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Our go to spot for special occasions. We always feel welcome and right at home.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delightful
    Sheila
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Service is great, food is delicious, and the view, you can't beat the view. Out of the way for most, worth the drive. Country dining....a great change of pace.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining
    MDdiner
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My sister and her husband were visiting from Florida and we wanted to take them somewhere that reflects the beauty of Maryland. Conus Inn was an excellent choice - great views of Sugarloaf Mt, excellent food, and friendly attentive service. We arrived at 7:30 PM and the sun had not yet set. My husband was facing the window and the sun was very bright in his eyes. He had to retrieve a pair of sunglasses from the car to make dining more comfortable. That was the only negative of our dining experience & would not keep us from a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet