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Party Size
For 2
Date
Mon, 6/18
Time
9:30 PM
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Family Meal

4.5
1761 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
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A modern American diner, Family meal offers reasonably priced all-day meals inspired by comfort classics. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner by chef Bryan Voltaggio.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Open Daily, Monday-Sunday
Breakfast: 7:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
Lunch: 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Dinner: 4:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
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Phone number
(301) 378-2895
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1761 People Are Saying
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4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

We visited here for Father's Day lunch. We have been to Volt and Aggio but wanted to try somewhere we could bring the kids and it not be an issue. Diner-like atmosphere but very modern and the food was fantastic. Two of us had the burgers and one had fried chicken. Fabulous! And they were very accommodating for my food allergies (gluten, dairy, soy). Only issue we had is our order of duck fat fries didn't come out with the meal and we ended up cancelling it because they didn't come out within 10 additional minutes. Overall however the food, service, and atmosphere was fantastic... And kid friendly!

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Made a special trip to eat here while in the area. Did not meet expectations. The signature fried chicken was dry. The beet salad was broken up into too small pieces. The service was uneven.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was excellent, as always

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great service and food. Outdoor seating was pleasant as well.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Had a great date with my husband here. The food was delicious and fun. I love the service at this restaurant. The wait people who helped us were terrific, giving us just the right amount of attention and crisp humor.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Just a family outing. Appetizers are consistently great. Entrees can vary. The cod was delicious. Sometimes a bit salty. Friendly staff—usually super noisy but it was not busy for some reason so the atmosphere was a little more chill.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Inventive twists on classic diner dishes, made with fine dining technique...for a good price.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Went for my 30th birthday dinner. The food was great, very attentive server, and I even got a candle in my dessert. It was a special night.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

wanted something on the way back to Pittsburgh. This was a convenient place to get off expressway. the atmosphere was nice and bright with windows. food was tasty

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Good food, great service, glad we went there. The food was classic comfort food done well. My husband had the fried chicken, I had a loaded cheeseburger. We had the Red velvet whoopie pies for dessert. Would go back anytime.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Gourmet take on diner specials. Nothing fancy in ambience, but the food us delicious!!!!

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3.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Ordered the Nashville Chicken. Expected more as it was a sandwich, thought it would be regular chicken pieces. One of our orders had to be sent back since it was made wrong. The pancakes for my son were dry and not that appetizing. There duck fat fries recipe seems to have changed. Not as much flavor as I remember. Service was good, seated quickly but a little slow.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

We love family Meal for breakfast. There omelets are light and fluffy, the coffee strong, and the hash browns are awesome.
Definitely make a reservation, even for breakfast. We walked in and were seated right away with our reservation while the couple behind us were told 45 minutes.
We also love coming for dinner--love the fried chicken.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Excellent food, attentive servers, the only thing I would change is the noise level. Very loud, between music coming through the speakers, dining room conversations and the fact of how this building is constructed, we had a really hard time hearing each other.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Just moved to area, this is our new go-to spot. We will bring everyone that visits us to this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Excellent food in a cool atmosphere will definitely go back when I’m in the area

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Great food and service to match.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Love family meal. Love Tim.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We always enjoy Family Meal and eat there frequently. Their fried chicken, duck fat fries, meatloaf, burgers, and special vegetables are all outstanding. When you want comfort food, this place can't be beat. There are some innovative options, too. We have never been disappointed. It is quite noisy when crowded, but worth putting up with for the food.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went for a Mother’s Day breakfast with our two year old. Casual with great food. Chicken and waffles was amazing as was the Bloody Mary. Also loud enough that our two year old just kind of blended in.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We had a great meal and our server was a sweet young guy, but I had a Downtown Frederick Partnership gift card that they said they honor, but somehow couldn't get to work, and the floor under our table was really dirty - like whole pieces of food that I inadvertently stepped in and it got all mushed in my shoes... That was gross. I'll go back sometime I'm sure but definitely prefer outside to in and will not expect them to honor the Downtown Frederick gift card again!

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food was not so good. They give you water that is not cold and no ice for the water.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Our meals were excellent! I had the steak frites and my husband had the fried chicken. Both were crazy good. For appetizers we had the deviled eggs (omg delicious) and the wedge blue cheese. Service was superb. Only thing I missed was Bryan Voltaggio showing up!!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Always delicious! Fried chicken the best! Onion rings and fries/duck fat fantastic.
Service always great !
One if our favorite places !

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

This was our second time. The food is very, very good. However, the pricing seems off. I paid $17.99 for the pasta bake (with a much fancier name). I expected fancy or unique or volume. What I got was a small pasta, baked with cheese. The fried chicken is still outstanding. I will keep trying things.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great food, great server, ice cold beer what else could you ask for!! We love this place!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great service drinks & food. Whole family was happy. Will return when in Frederick.

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2.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Got to Family Meal only to be told they only had 1 menu for 3 people at the time. It was 10 minutes before 2 more were brought to us. Food was ok, and a bit pricey. Waiter was nice, but stopped at the table way too much with questions.

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Was there for a business meeting. The service was a bit awkward. We had reservations, but there were only 3 people there when we got there and yet still the hostess asked if we had reservations. Our server was a bit slow on the uptake. She was also sloppy with pouring coffee (spilling over the rim of the cup and leaving a puddle on the table, a cocktail napkin would have been in order. she didnt even offer to wipe it up) and then with over pouring the water.
The food was very good and the servings generous. I would still go back.

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The breakfast food was mediocre,nothing truly stood out. The bacon cut was thick so it only appeals to those who enjoy juicy bacon not crispy, Mom had it and stated it was alright.

My husband and I had the goat cheese omelet and it was a bit watery from the roasted onions stuffed inside, not very appealing to the senses. Our daughter had the scrambled eggs and toast, toast was overdone so she barely touched it.


As I mentioned, food was edible but nothing truly stood out.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Delicious meal, great service. VERY loud. Difficult to hear my husband across the booth. Menu has nice selection , but has not changed much since the last time we were there over 9 months ago.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great lunch date with my momma for our birthdays. There was a HUGE group right next to us hence the energetic vibes but the wait staff was still very attentive. All the food was delicious :)

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

This was the perfect to meet someone for a delicious lunch but in an informal, casual atmosphere. We've been several time and never been disappointed.

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3.0Dined on April 23, 2018

We've been here twice and I'm not sure what it is, but this isn't hitting the mark for us. I LOVE diner food because it brings me back to my childhood. The setting is spot on as well as the interior design. But the food is lacking. I had the meat loaf and it was essentially a giant meat ball with a dab of mashed potatoes and a half teaspoon of gravy. My husband had the Nashville chicken which is a sandwich that you can't actually hold. He used knife and fork. He was full after our meal (including appetizers and drinks), but I wasn't. We left and went to another spot for dessert. Not sure if we'll be back.

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3.0Dined on April 23, 2018

I was at Family Meal this week for dinner with a friend. I had a cocktail before the meal and it was excellent. Fairly priced for a generous pour. I ordered the fried chicken, adding the duck fat fries as a side. I had to send the fries back for another order as they did not measure up to what I had eaten in the past. The 2nd order didn't quite measure up either. The chicken pieces were large, however, they required a paper napkin to soak up the grease on each piece. I would not order this again. Overall, it is my opinion that the fried chicken was not as good as what I have enjoyed in the past. The service was excellent and that helped raise the grade of my review.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Best shrimp and grits I've had in a long time. Friendly service and the beer from Rockwell Brewery just across the parking lot was excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Not super kid friendly for a crazy toddler who likes to run. A little loud. Tight fit. Food is great and the server tried very hard to accommodate our requests.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was exceptional. Can’t wait to go back an try more options. Also the cocktails were unique and delicious. Service wasn’t exceptional but it was busy. Not a deal breaker.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fantastic lunch while in the area. Staff was very welcoming and accommodated my husband’s customization with pleasure. True neighborhood gem!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Was good..server wrote down one item wrong for a salad.. didn't make abig deal, but will check next time

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