The Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain
23900 Old Hundred Road
Dickerson, MD 20842Neighborhood:
Contemporary AmericanPrice: $30 and under
The Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.thecomusinn.com/
- Phone: (301) 349-5100
- 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.
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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
- Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
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The Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain reviews from OpenTable diners
131 reviews since July 27, 2014
- Ambiance4.5Noise LevelModerate
scenic view (106)special occasion (101)romantic (91)fit for foodies (53)great for brunch (49)neighborhood gem (37)great for lunch (27)good for groups (27)notable wine list (26)great for outdoor dining (16)kid-friendly (10)hot spot (4)late-night find (2)Show More
- Excellent DiningMDdinerDined on 6/28/2014My 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:
- Wonderful EveningOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 6/28/2014Our first time at the Comus Inn and it won't be the last. From Jesse who welcomed us to our sever Justin, everyone was, in one word, superb. Go, you won't be disappointed.Special Features:
- Spectacular ViewJMo1974Dined on 6/27/2014Our first time at this wonderful restaurant was exceptional.This inn usually has large events on weekends, but we were lucky to go on a weekend with none.We made our reservations for 7:30 PM to see the sunset at 8:00.We were not disappointed, the view was amazing from the back dining room.The food was also very good.I got the quinoa and kale salad to start with.It was the best thing we had this particular evening.I got the duck for my entree.It was good, but too much grisel and a bit tough.My wife got the Maryland crab soup which was okay (Nothing special).For dinner she got the braise poulet which we both tried.I wished I had ordered that instead as it was very good.Overall, we will be back and have recommended it to friends and family.Special Features:
- DrivingCarlDined on 6/22/2014I'm a regular at the Comus Inn and you never disappoint me. I love the setting and the drive to get there. My friends are always so glad for the experience. I often follow the dinner with a drive through Maryland's beautiful countryside. Everything is always perfect.Special Features:
- Brunch Was GreatBrunchDined on 6/22/2014My brother was in town and really wanted crab cakes. We both had crab cake eggs benedict and it was great! They even accommodated us by making a crab cake BLT to go which wasn't on the menu. Thought that was nice of them.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Perfect for a 45th anniversaryJamesDined on 6/21/2014We had not been to the Comus Inn since the remodel. It was even better than we remembered. The care the staff gave was outstanding and the food was tremendous!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very NiceCymdDined on 6/21/2014Enjoyed our lunch very much, the food was very good except for the Bison Kabob, the meat was a little tough, mushy, and no flavor. The atmosphere was nice, it's a shame the large tent covering the water fountain and mountain view. The host was excellent he put us in a corner table where we were able to get a little partial view of the beautiful mountain. We will go back again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very Pretty ViewDCFoodieVIPDined on 6/15/2014Very pretty view of the Mountain. The food was okay, and so was the service.Special Features:
- Always a wonderful evening!JessicaandLarryDined on 6/14/2014The Comus Inn is one of our favorite "special dinner" locations. The food is outstanding, and the service is the best for 100 miles around. When you are there, a MUST try is the Passion Fruit Mojito. A unique menu, generous portions, and peaceful atmosphere make it a truly special place.Special Features:
- Very Enjoyableabbymarie1Dined on 6/14/2014My wife and I come to the Comus Inn on special occasions. We were celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary on this occasion. The staff is always very pleasant and accommodating. The food is excellent. The view is superb. We have really enjoyed all of our dining experiences there and will continue to go there on special occasions.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Continues to amazeFrLeeDined on 6/13/2014We just love coming to The Comus Inn! We always find the service to be above expectations and the staff always remembers us. We love hearing the jazz singer they have the second Friday of each month.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Perfection Exists in Mont. CountyChristopherVIPDined on 6/13/2014Once again, I must complement The Comus Inn for their perfect service and food quality. My filet was cooked flawlessly with a flavor that has no equal in the area. All our other choices tasted as if they were freshly picked and prepared with the excellence of any 5-star restaurant. I also continue to marvel at the service- Carla was our server, and what a gem she is - you must request her - though honestly everyone from Jesse the matre'd, to the owner who always greets us with a smile is so professional, yet personable, you would think you should be paying hundreds of dollars for this treatment, you feel like family, and are treated like royalty. Kudos again to the Comus Inn, you must get there now for the best food and service in the areaSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A Spectular EveningSunderlandDined on 6/13/2014For our 55th wedding anniversary we decided to revisit our roots in Frederick County. Comus Inn was our favorite some 30 years ago, so we decided to return for our day's main event--dinner. We were absolutely delighted. The staff were especially gracious and accommodating, particularly our waitress. For starters we began with a round of roasted oysters--a delightful prelude for what was to come. The wine list was outstanding, and the entree menu was so tempting it made it difficult to choose. In the end we decided for the Filet Mignon. It was truly fabulous. The dessert list gave us delectable choices that complemented our meal and offered a grand finale to our appetites. Comus Inn is rare gem!Special Features:
- A View to RememberFemmeFoodieDined on 6/4/2014I took my Mom and my foodie nephew last week for a drive around Sugarloaf followed by early dinner at the Comus Inn. Since it was a weekday, it was quiet with one couple there when we arrived and another while we were there. We all really enjoyed the evening - the view, the beautiful flowers outside, and lovely table settings. The starters and wine were excellent and well priced. However, the entrees were over-priced at $38 for one & $40 for the special (for which the waiter did not give the price; something he should have done). The quality of the food was great; at that price I expected more accompaniments. Anyhow, not to take away from a wonderful evening, excellent service and a great overall experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Comus Inn DisappointmentmarylandculinaryloversDined on 6/1/2014Ambience normally great. A key part of the ambience of the restaurant that makes it very special is the view of the mountain. For our visit, they left a wedding tent in place that totally blocked the view on the porch, along with terrible glare. Yet they still seated guests. So check on this before going. Other than this problem, this is a restaurant very worth visiting.Special Features:
- maiaVIPDined on 6/1/2014From the enthusiastic greetings we received upon entering the Comus Inn, to the friendliness of our server and the imaginative food offerings, we loved every minute! Of course, the picturesque view from our table was glorious, and all was positively lovely!Special Features:
- Excellent brunch and serviceNoneDined on 5/25/2014View from dining on the porch is spoiled by the presence of a tent for weddings, which takes away from the dining experience in a beautiful location.Special Features:
- If you're rich....OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 5/24/2014...don't mind overcooked food, cold coffee, and the scenic view of a white wedding tent then Comus Inn is a lovely place to dine on a special occasion. Our waiter was very nice and allowed us to sit and visit with no pressure to order, eat and leave -- which we appreciated. However,the food, while beautifully presented, left much to be desired. Whiskey sour was not made correctly, oysters were dryand tiny and 3 of the 4 steaks were overdone- taste was fine -just not for $42. Lovely desserts but cold coffee quickly remedied by our waiter brewing fresh pots. The ambiance is nice (would have been more scenic if a wedding tent wasn't just outside the porch blocking the mountain view)good food but definitely NOT worth the prices on the menu.Special Features:
- No more view1stimerVIPDined on 5/24/2014Very sad to return to Comus Inn to find that the spectacular view from their back dining room has been completely obliterated by a huge function tent. A white tent that reflects intense light into the room on a sunny day. A request to move to the front room was not met with interest, and only grudgingly carried out. Service was very slow. Food was fine, but not exceptional. Am afraid we won't be going back.
- Excellent ExperienceFoodie4LifeDined on 5/22/2014The food was amazing. I had the filet mignon with lobster butter and it was so interesting. I would definitely go back again.Special Features:
- Husband's Birthday Brunchpscott8186Dined on 5/18/2014Our server, Chris, was excellent; he made eye contact when speaking with us, attentive to our needs, always had a smile for us and he made our visit very enjoyable. The view was amazing and we are planning on returning in the fall to enjoy the beauty of the foliage. The food was very tasty; the hard part was deciding what to have.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very Nice Rainy NightlocalmdVIPDined on 5/15/2014Food and service were both very good. Restaurant was empty in part to a heavy rainstorm and the staff was very accommodating. Wine list needs to be updated and refreshed to match the menu. Overall, a very good experience though.Special Features:
- Service great, food notD4350Dined on 5/11/2014The service was great but the food was average to below averageSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The Comus InnOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 5/10/2014The Inn was quite charming and welcoming. Definitely worth the drive (45 minutes for us) to experience this lovely location.Special Features:
- A Lucky FindExplorersDined on 5/10/2014We were planning a drive to the Sugar Loaf Mountain area and surfed the Web for a place to have dinner. What a lucky find! We stopped in for an early dinner and there weren't many people there yet, but it was filling up fast when we left. We will definitely be back!Special Features:
- First Minor DisappointmentSamriDined on 4/27/2014Usually the food at The Comus Inn is the best in the area. However, on Sunday, April 27, 2014, my companion and I were disappointed for the first time. The usually devine dinner rolls were not fresh and the med-rare rib eyes arrived at our table very rare and with a strange flavor. Worst of all was my own failure to report food problems, primarily because it was a birthday celebration. My guest found his prime rib and accompaniments delicious. Do not follow my sad example. No matter how good an establishment's food has been in the past, help ensure its continued excellence by reporting items that are not fresh and sending poorly prepared food back to the kitchen.Special Features:
- Fabulous foodTiffSDined on 4/27/2014Came her for a girls brunch prior to hiking the mountain. Great food, great service, unbeatable views!!Special Features:
- One of Our FavoritesTimmVIPDined on 4/26/2014This has become a destination spot for the food as well as the view. In fact, the food makes the view a distant second because it is that good. Wonderful variety of fresh and well prepared food with several interesting twists make the food that much more enjoyable. Service is attentive and training is obviously taken seriously--everyone is a professional. I have read some complain about the price. You get what you pay for and if you need to complain about that, you may wish to look for a chain instead. This is worth the trip for a special occasion or for a great lunch. I think it is wise to have a reservation if you want the view.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- JuliaDined on 4/20/2014The location is great overlooking Sugarloaf Mountain. We were at the last seating, and within 30 or 40 minutes of us sitting down they started to take apart the tables. Then we basically watch them take each station down in front of us WHILE we were eating and had multiple people stop by asking if we were finished with different buffet stations. Seating apparently was an issue for the restaurant when there were only two tables (our two tables) out of the 15 tables downstairs was occupied the rest was empty. When we asked if we could have seating next to each other, they said they would get us close but couldn't sit us together. Why have the last seating at 5 when the workers and owners are trying to rush and push us out of there.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 4/20/2014Had a wonderful Easter Brunch. Staff amazing and helpful.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good food but poor seatingOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 4/20/2014The brunch buffet was excellent, but we were seated on the second floor and the buffet was in the basement. I wish they had told us about that when we arrived because my dad has a bad knee and I'm 7 months pregnant so there was some trouble getting up and down two flights of stairs. Otherwise, nice place.Special Features:
- Perfection at the Comus!!ChristopherVIPDined on 4/20/2014When I think of the best dining experiences I have ever had, they always have a few things in common, and if I were to ask, you would probably say the same things: flavorful/perfectly prepared food, attentive but not hovering service with warm personalities, an ambiance that takes your breath away, so you enjoy the experience and ultimately want to return. Well these are standards that the Comus exceeds with EASE!! Our Easter meal was flawless, I cannot think of anything to change. A few highlights include the roast lamb and beef, poached shrimp, candied coconut and ginger carrots, waffles, and chocolate caramels that actually made us all pause and savor them. The service is equal in quality, as their team is nothing short of 5 stars!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Perfect for Easter BrunchradialDined on 4/20/2014Years ago, the Comus Inn was a little rough. But ever since it went under new management a few years ago, it has been offering good food and good service in a scenic setting with a front row view of Sugarloaf Mountain. We went for brunch on Easter this year and had a great meal. The food was fresh and well prepared, the Mimosas actually had some champagne in them, and the friendly wait staff was in constant but unobtrusive attendance. Loved it and look forward to going back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Easter brunch at The Comus InnCarpyDined on 4/20/2014This was a wonderful brunch with so many choices. View of Sugarloaf Mountain enhanced this Easter experience. I was surprised, however, when we were charged extra for coffee when the cost of the brunch was already higher than most. We also added champagne for an extra charge. Many Sunday brunches include mimosas or champagne without extra charge.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Beautiful ExperienceClarkDined on 4/18/2014Our food was beautifully prepared with an attention to detail. It was a joy to dine at the Comus Inn.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Comus Inn - Lovely!ReichsFordFarmDined on 4/16/2014Our party of 4 enjoyed a private table, with a wonderful view of Sugarloaf Mountain and the setting sun. We were not rushed, but felt able to enjoy the company of our friends in a unique venue. We will return again, soon! Howard and JoySpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Lovely settingdinning4funDined on 4/13/2014A special little gem with a view to Sugarloaf mountain. Food was very good, staff excellent.....great for family gathering or quite brunch for two. You'll be glad you tried it.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Five Starsdinner4allDined on 4/12/2014Beautiful, rural, historic location. Fabulous service. Nice menu selection, creative presentation. Delicious food. Delightful ambiance. Couldn't have asked for a better dining experience!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Expirience!SandyDined on 4/6/2014The place is a hidden gem! It was my special someone's birthday and I surprised him with a romantic delicious dinner. Out table was faced towards the sugarloaf mountain during the sun setting. It was so romantic. The food was delicious. I had the grilled salmon and my special someone had the steak. it was all delicious!! we were able to take a walk outside and it was just the perfect conclusion to our romantic night. The service was on point. it was soo annoying (meaning servers that go every second) but he came at the right times and very pleasant.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wonderful place to eatJohnSDined on 4/6/2014The food is always good. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The view is great. We eat here quite often and have always had a great experience. I would recommend the Comus Inn to anyone who likes a nice enjoyable atmosphere with great food. We held a wedding here last year and everything was incredible as well. Its nice to see a restaurant that maintains such a high level of service and quality food time and time again and where customers are the number one priority.Special Features: