Great food & service. Went a little skimpy on the fries this time and my chicken sandwich was a little greasy but excellent. Pot pie fritters were yummy. Great beer selection
Always a good place to meet friends, Family Meal offers a variety of tasty and unique food preparations in a utilitarian setting. This is one of the few excellent breakfast restaurants in Frederick. Not only does it open for breakfast at 7AM, but also you can get breakfast until 11AM.
While we love this place for dinner, breakfast was disappointing. The food was average and a little pricey. The service was really slow for a breakfast meal when the restaurant was empty.
Great breakfast, donuts are great. Get the goat cheese omelette.
Delicious food in a modern, industrial atmosphere. It's very loud, but the service is great.
Great servers and the food was top notch
Went during restaurant week and haven't been in a while. My steak came out rare - I tried it just to make sure (ordered Medium) and then was brought out again (more like medium rare). Although it wasn't done how I wanted either time, the second time, it was awesome. The service was slow, but it was restaurant week & busy, so can't really ding them for that. The chicken and waffle my significant other got was okay, but wasn't really impressed. Overall, for $70, I definitely expected more.
As always. Fantastic food, unusual but incredibly tasteful deserts. I love their old fashion cocktails. We'll be back
Yummy! Great date night with hubby! Very good food. Loved the steak frites and mug cake
Try the Nashville Chicken...so, so good, a wonderful balance of flavor with a little heat.
This has been a fantastic experience. My parents and I have started coming here after Church on Sunday for brunch. The staff are very nice, food is good, and the prices are very reasonable.
Our waitress seemed preoccupied with other guests. I asked to switch from ice tea to soda because of the ice tea taste. She didn't tell me I would be charged for both.
This was my third time at Family Meal. The first was AWFUL. I got a BLT and the bacon was just a slab of fat. I am not a picky eater and I absolutely could not eat it! The second time was much better; I got a burger and it was tasty. This last time I got the goat cheese omelette. It was DELICIOUS!! I was trying to be diet conscious and asked for a side salad instead of the home friees. All I got was a bunch of greens; I was not impressed with that especially for the price!! I think their prices are way to high for the food and atmosphere. The location of the restaurant is not that desirable. There are so many restaurants in Frederick. This does not make the top of my list.
Food good. Service good. Avoid first table in the dining room, as every time the door was opened, there was cold air on my neck. Did not enjoy pickled peppers on the Chicken and Waffles, odd combination. Waiter was nice and efficient.
Fried chicken, shrimp and grits, and gnocchi dishes were selected. Had deviled eggs for apps. All food was served hot and were delicious. Cocktails were ok. Server did a great job -was friendly and efficient. When the place is busy the noise levels are high - so don’t expect an intimate dining experience. Desserts were a little disappointing- the tiramisu and mug cake were nothing special; they were good but not on par with entrees. A good overall experience.
Service and food are excellent! It is a great place to take friends and family.
The BEST fried chicken in town. Seriously. We keep coming back, and it's always consistent. I love the hometown approach. The delicious, but unpretentious food. Friendly service. Great for kids. My girls love the platter the kids meal comes on with the separate compartments! So fun.
Very good. We had the fried potatoes (French fries) as an appetizer. The sauces were delicious. Everyone was getting the potatoes. The fried chicken was good. The meatloaf was good. The ambiance normally would not be that good but the snow falling outside the huge windows was a really cool scene. The service was the best part. Attentive, quick, in rhythm. A good experience. $19 for meatloaf... a little pricey. We recommend going here. Next time, it’s the double burger for me.
Food is always good, but expensive for what it is.
What a wonderful meal! Delicious food served by a friendly and knowledgable waiter. Fourth time dining there and have enjoyed it every time!
Best fried chicken EVER!
awesome onion rings!
amazing banana split!
They also have wonderful salads... lol
Sunday evening dinner before the movie; arrived early before reservation time and was promptly seated early. Food arrived quickly, was hot and excellent. Bit of a lag in attention between the meal and dessert. Always a great place to eat.
I keep going back hoping it will be good but they always seem to disappoint. I really think it's time for me to just give up. This particular day, it literally felt like we were eating cafeteria food. The chicken salad was so bland. I'm not sure consistency exists here because things never taste the same. They did a play on a fast food burger that made the fast food burger look more appealing. The water was warm and just... gross. Once I asked for chicken on my kale salad and they served me a kale salad with a whole breast, bones and all, on top. Another time I went to sit at the bar when they asked me if I could wait at the front because they had reserved the bar for someone else... but agreed when I said I thought it was first come, first serve. I left that night, and should have never returned. The service has never been good. I mean, I literally do not know where they find their employees. I love Volt, so I just don't understand how Family Meal is just so, so sad.
Really pleased to see Huevos Rancheros back on the brunch menu, and this updated version is even better than the original one, substituting corn meal fritters for the tortilla.
I heard about this restaurant from my friends and colleagues for sometime and decided to make the drive from Germantown, MD. I do not know what took me so long, this place is awesome. I think it was the best fried chicken I have ever eaten. The only negative comment is the gourmet beer selection is ridiculously priced, please check before you purchase.
Had another awesome dinner. Food was great and service was great. Love coming here whenever I can.
We are Sunday morning regulars and everything was exceptional as always.
Awesome meal - but way to loud. it was a fun environment but really hard to hear. It was fire and ice weekend so maybe that was the reason. We will be back though.
Fried chicken is the bomb. BFD is the next time treat.
Our waiter as usual was attentive to our needs , informative , smiling and happy , consummate professional
Lunch was fabulous as always. My friend visiting had the chicken and I had the shrimp and grits and we shared. The chicken was hot and fresh. The shrimp were cooked perfectly. Hubby had the burger, juicy and delicious as always. Oh—-plus we ordered the duck fat fries for her to try. They were hot and crispy and come with yummy dipping sauces.
I had a great meal, and the prices are a good value. The fried chicken is probably one of the best I have ever eaten. The hostess was awesome, a part of our party was late for our reservation, but she seated us anyway. The other "hit" were the chicken pot pie fritters...AMAZING! I was not impressed with the duck fat fries, I honestly can't understand why so many reviewers raved about them. I think the fries at Five Guys are 10x better. The other miss were the deviled eggs, not very flavorful at all. I will absolutely go again when in the Frederick area.
Have been to Family Meal three times and each has been incredible. The food is amazing and I don’t think there is a bad choice to be had. The Duck fat fries are amazing and we would even make the trip just for those
Must try. Food is fantastic. Atmosphere is great. Service is outstanding.
Fun menu and spot. Accommodated some picky eaters easily Excellent service.
Delicious vegan options and very nice waitress!
We have been going to Family Meal for awhile now. The service we had was the worst ever!! It took over 10 min to get served water and the waitress never even apologized. The fried chicken is still delicious though and the cocktails are to die for.
We eat here at least 2 times per month. Family Meal is always consistent and enjoyable.
The food was disappointing. Lacking flavor and the presentation was bland too. The noise level precluded any conversation without shouting.
We arrived to find the store Super busy as it seems to be like most good restaurants on Saturday nights - we were seated About Thirty Minutes late on our reservation of 715. The store did offer a round of complimentary drinks as a gesture of apology which we appreciated but they took 15 minutes to get.
Our Waitress was overwhelmed and service was very slow and our table was left unattended for long period time - although she was nice and did seem to try. But for a $300 dinner I expect decent service even if on a busy Saturday night.
Not enough supervision was evident of the servers in my opinion. One of four entree’s was woefully late to the table while the other three were finishing. We finished our bottle of wine and the server never noticed or cared to check.
I’ve Been eating at Family Meal for years, and I’m sure we will go back at some point - just a bad night I guess.