Firestone's

4.8
2005 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Firestone's Culinary Tavern, opened in 1999, is located in downtown Frederick's picturesque Historic District. It is housed in a 1921 building that was initially the home of Shipley's Department Store. The restaurant combines outstanding cuisine with the casual atmosphere of a neighborhood tavern. The Washington Post says, "the atmosphere is prime...the food is, too!".

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best truffle fries I’ve ever had–and I’ve had a lot. The steak & cheese practically melted in our mouths. Really great lunch!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu was amazing. Everything was delicious!

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vipRealFoodie
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Savory food. Well-designed desserts. Justine did a wonderful job serving. We will be back!

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Rosec
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is phenomenal. Service was phenomenal. I’m so glad I found this place.

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vipKeving
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Jalapeño Margarita and Wagyu sirloin

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Anabanana
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have lived in Frederick for over 20 years. Though we have been to many other restaurants around town, last night was our first time at Firestone's for dinner. We had an extremely delicious meal from start to finish. The service was very good and the atmosphere was just what we expected for a downtown tavern setting. We definitely plan to go back.

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TessS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food good, service good. We enjoyed our lunch. Thanks.

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Will
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with great options (Don't forget to get dessert!), and a wide variety of fun drinks. The staff is wonderful too!

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GwenH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Would recommend and will definitely visit again

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KandJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As many restaurants, Firestones is short staffed and our wait times were longer than pre-Pandemic. That being said, all of the staff are friendly, efficient and working their hardest. Our special request to sit in the window was accommodated. One of our favorite restaurants!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had the jerk shrimp with pineapple salsa rice appetizer with the field greens salad. After looking at a nifty looking milkshake picture online, I also ordered a pistachio cherry milkshake. It was way too much food. Although smaller than a entree salad, it was still larger than a side salad; it was delicious. I woofed it down before I remembered to take a picture of it. The same thing with the jerk shrimp and rice; five shrimp and a sizable amount of rice. The milkshake was delicious; it had huge chunks of cherries in it. I packed most of the shrimp and rice to-go; the salad and milkshake filled me up. There was a moderate noise level around me, nothing distracting. Beautiful wood decor, balcony seating upstairs. I sat about 6 feet from the door across from the bar. Because of Open Table, I had a table waiting for me when I checked in at the door. My waiter took a bit of time to get to me but once he got started, he took care of my order and got my food to me quickly; a very pleasant, overly apologetic young man. I had a very wonderful evening

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MikeT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Firestone's appetizers and entrees are truly exceptional. From the tuna tartar, to the rockfish ceviche, to the foie gras, to the scallops, to the clams fettuccini, to the duo of duck, to the soft shell crab, it is all AMAZING! When they are busy, sometimes one has to wait a few minutes on more water or another drink. I have found their desserts a tad inconsistent: the poached peach heartbreakingly small, the strawberry rhubarb was good, and the coffee bavorois was incredibly delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This is the type of place that would deserve a Michelin star in a bigger city, as in, if you are in Frederick, you should eat here. Not every dish is “the best thing ever eaten” but there are enough things here that are off the charts delicious. Our personal service was acceptable, waitress being extremely friendly, taking good care of our table, bussers are 20 somethings and act accordingly. It is not “fine dining” it is “fine dining food/cocktails” at a pub. It is noisy, relaxed, unpretentious and a memorable experience.

Highlights: jalapeño Margarita, Imberico Chorizo, oyster selection, pork belly (breadless blt)

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Gingerrules
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The chef is very creative and presents an outstanding meal each and every time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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TravisJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. Fine dining selections at a reasonable price. Will definitely return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Grouper dinner since I left St. Pete in 1987.

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MegS
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was excellent as always! Alice is pleasant and always provides exceptional service each time we’ve come there.

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vipoddcouple
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place for a date! The food was amazing! The drinks were great too!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and everything was delicious. Will definitely be returning

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CarolL
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fabulous. Great experience and will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Everything from appetizers, sandwiches, and brunch around $15. Cocktails were $10. Server was friendly and attentive. Food was decent, hash browns were spectacular! We got chicken and biscuit, eggs stroganoff, coffee, gin cocktail and cobbler for dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food! Super ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my mother’s birthday! Great service and they sat us at a table looking out to the street. Wonderful experience and would definitely recommend.

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customer
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was good but pricey. Loud there. Waiter helpful but was told they booked our table amd gave us a 10 minute warning

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JeffM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had some friends over for lunch. They were very pleased and said they would pass on their recommendation. Wait staff was great, food was delicious.

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CHRISN
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Wonderful food. Service a little off we never got bread

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vipLizJ
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All the food here was delicious The sandwiches were a great size and the homemade pasta in the beef stroganoff was great. The only complaint the the Kale Salad. It was literally a bowl of Kale with just a small amount of chicken. It was suppossed to have Quinoia in it and it did, but about a tablespoon on the bottom of the dish. If I had not ordered the awesome berry cobbler I would of left hungry.

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SandraF
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was extremely friendly and attentive. She made our dinner extra special with her happy disposition and excellent service. We did not have to wait for each course because our waitress kept things rolling from appetizers, entrees, and dessert. This was a Birthday dinner for our friend and she got to pick a dessert which came with a candle. Great food, excellent service, nice atmosphere, and very friendly staff. Thank You Firestone’s!! I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone!!

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Diner212
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Popular spot, great look, staff well trained … but vegetarian options practically non existent. Even for brunch! In that regard, they have the kind of menu you saw a lot in the 90s when the veg option was an afterthought if at all. Won’t go back except to drink and eat gobby appetisers

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We were happy to be seated upstairs where we felt more cozy and could enjoy the architecture. We were super disappointed in the food, especially for the price. The restaurant feels tired, but the staff were hustling.

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MoniqueW
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner Al fresco. Delicious appetizers, the foie gras mousse was amazing. The kids enjoyed their meals and we loved the scallops and venison. The cocktails and dessert were also very well done.

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Countrygirrrl
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our dining experience was OK and pricey. When we arrived, we initially had trouble getting the attention of staff to place our drink orders. The dozen oysters we had as an appetizer were poorly shucked; there were small pieces of shell in most of them. I had fish for the main course, which was good, but the side had way too much sugar in it. We asked for bread and got sweet brioche. I would recommend the place for happy hour (great bar and my cocktail was excellent), but not for a fine dining experience.

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AndreaS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great. The service was good, the waitress could have been a bit more attentive.

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Emma
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, great service, we had a great time!!

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Kajal
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! The hostess, waitress and all other staff were friendly and very polite. They alerted very attentive and patient to us. We were with 3 young kids and they seem to be ok with kids.
Food quality was excellent and the desserts were tasty. Couldn’t ask for better place.

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HarryL
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been in Frederick for 25 years but had never been to Firestone's. Love the old but classic bar. The ladies had their spiked milkshakes, one orange dream sickle and the other had a smores with chocolate liquor. All were delicious. Us two guys had some raw oysters and the descriptions they had of the saltiness and creaminess were spot on and wonderful. The ladies got Monte Cristo sandwich's white us guys got the beef. The ladies loved theirs and the beef sandwiches were melt in your mouth. The rolls were fresh and soft and went well with the tenderness of the beef. A really good experience and I know we will be back.

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DestinyP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to spend a birthday. Had the ceiche, tuna tartar, scallops, and duck all were amazing.

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KarenB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to go to Firestones. My go to place in downtown Frederick. Wait staff was amazing and the food was sooo good. I got my usual entrée and decided on the bread pudding, best I have ever had. I have a soy sensitivity and they are always so great about checking anything that I order. Will definitely go back again

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vipFredericklady
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious as always

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Firestone's using the Order Online button. Firestone's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 663-0330.

Firestone's is rated 4.8 stars by 2005 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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