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

The Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain Details

  • 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 & Promotions: 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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "What a wonderful evening. My new favoriate evening."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Our go to spot for special occasions. We always feel welcome and right at home."
    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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our 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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our 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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I'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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My 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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We 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!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Enjoyed 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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The 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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My 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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We 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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Once 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 area"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "For 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!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I 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."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Ambience 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."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "From 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!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "View 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. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "...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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Very 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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food was amazing. I had the filet mignon with lobster butter and it was so interesting. I would definitely go back again. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Our 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. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Food 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."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The service was great but the food was average to below average"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The Inn was quite charming and welcoming. Definitely worth the drive (45 minutes for us) to experience this lovely location."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We 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!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Usually 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."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Came her for a girls brunch prior to hiking the mountain. Great food, great service, unbeatable views!! "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "This 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."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The 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. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Had a wonderful Easter Brunch. Staff amazing and helpful."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The 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."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "When 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!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Years 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. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
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