About Firestone's

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!".

105 N Market St
Frederick, MD 21701
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

All reservations made on Open Table are for our second level dining area. If you need lower level reservations, please call the restaurant directly.

Cross Street:
Church St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 663-0330

Website:
http://www.firestonesrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
There is a parking garage located on Church Street, less than half of a block from the restaurant

Executive Chef:
Andrew Mayers

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Firestone's Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Worth the Drive (16)
Casual (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
People Watching (13)
Fun (13)
Scenic View (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Romantic (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Cozy (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Authentic (10)
Great for Brunch (10)
Business Meals (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Great Beer (7)
Healthy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Live Music (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Excellent service great food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I am a huge fan of Firestone's and dinner was delicious as usual.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Firestone's never disappoints! It's our go-to when we want a nice, quiet, delicious date night. Service and food are always perfect.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Excellent service and very tasty, creative dishes and appetizers

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

My fiance is a picky eater and it's always a struggle finding somewhere that he enjoys. I took him to firestones this year for his birthday for the second time and he got the hanger steak and still hasn't stopped talking about how good it was. I got the deviled eggs and watermelon and prosciutto and it was incredible. I've never been let down for a meal here. They've got a variety of options. Our waiter was very attentive and recommended a wine that I'm now in love with.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

A Frederick gem! Excellent customer service, good food, reasonable prices, wonderful atmosphere upstairs!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Live Music, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Firestones is our go to place for brunch on Sunday or whenever we're in Frederick. Best crab dip anywhere and the pastrami hash is to die for. Jazz combo on Sunday is great.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Nice restaurant although noisy because the bar is on the first floor with an open ceiling. Dining is primarily on second level. Great views of Market Street activities while dining.

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food was excellent from beginning to end. The atmosphere is busy and reminds one of NYC! Our waiter was professional, funny and knowledgeable. This place is a must if you live or visit Frederick. A great night and a 5 star rating from our friends who have lived in Manhattan for the past 10 years.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 3, 2017

I took my boyfriend and my parents to Firestone's for two occasions- celebrating their anniversary and introducing him to them. Our server, Chris, was extremely polite, helpful, and professional, and he really helped us relax and enjoy ourselves. My parents don't enjoy a lot of meals out, and they were both at ease and impressed. My mom tried mussels for the first time and loved them (I agreed that they were excellent). This spot (and Chris) are both worth recommending.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Excellent lunch! We'll be back! Much better than our dinner experiences!

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Wonderful food and atmosphere. We have tried dinner and brunch and we love both!

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Opened up a larger table for the two of us so we could have the window view. Food was incredible and the service was great. Best restaurant in downtown Frederick!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Delicious as usual! The service is always great too!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Fun, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Always enjoy the atmosphere and excellent food. We asked for a window seat and were given an excellent table overlooking Market Street. The crab cakes were outstanding. Will continue to go often.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Firestone's for lunch, midweek...something new for us, but a real pleasure. Was seated upstairs, with a nice view through the large windows. We were able to sit and talk comfortably. The staff was attentive, knew the menu and the wine/beer selections very well and provided some good suggestions. Our meal came out with just the right timing, and we loved our oyster po'boy and shrimp and grits selections.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Casual, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Went here for a small get together and it could not have been more perfect. They had live music that wasn't too loud and the food was great!! I would not take a group larger than 6 as it is not a large building. The service was a bit slow, but we didn't mind. We will definitely be coming back!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 16, 2017

As usual, a great meal and service! The volcanic pork shank and salmon were wonderful

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 16, 2017

They held our table when we called running late due to traffic jam which was great. Our server Alice, who we've had before was gracious and attentive. We had duck confit spring rolls, heirloom tomato salad buratta, crab dip, and oysters on the half shell. I personally had lamb roulade. The apps were delicious and my lamb was fork tender and very good, but there was such a splash too much salt here and there through the plate which was forgivable but unexpected. My friend had the aged cowboy steak medium rare. The steak was high quality but overcooked when it came out. They quickly brought out another cooked properly but it was of lesser quality and had lots of fat and sinew. We sent it away and they took it off the bill and sent the GM out to apologize and offered other options. The other diners were happy with their meals. Having eaten here before, I can say they usually get everything pretty right but it was just an off night for the kitchen regarding steak I guess. I will be back in spite of this faux pas.

Tags: Great Beer, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great restaurant. Come often. Competes directly with Frederick's best restaurants and is a great value.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

It was all great. The meals - salmon and crab cake were the best after dining in Frederick for 20 years. The view down on Market Street was a riot. Service was spectacular.
Just a couple of loud voices, but quieted down when they started to eat. They gotta eat too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Firestones has been very consistent over the eleven years that we've lived in downtown Frederick.
Excellent food, great service, and a Boisterous atmosphere.
Everyone that we've brought here loves it.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Quiet Sunday night with a window table 👍🏼

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Firestone's is a go-to spot for my husband and I. Mike is an outstanding waiter and takes excellent care of his customers. The food is excellent and can be altered for food allergies, if necessary.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 9, 2017

I had the fritatta (sp) and it was terrific as usual; my friend had the mac and cheese and pronounced it delicious.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Food and service were great. They even were able to honor special request for anniversary meal. Window tables are great ambiance.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great meal as always. I still say this is The best restaurant in Frederick!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 5, 2017

My wife and I had the Cowboy Steak (bone in ribeye)... Everything was great, except the steak. Both were undercooked (came rare, really chewy

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Excellent food, with friendly service in a remarkable setting

Tags: Organic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Wonderful all around- great food and server did not rush us which lead to a very enjoyable meal.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 29, 2017

We love eating at Firestones's. From the minute we walked in the hostess greeted us with a friendly smile and brought us immediately to our table. Then the fun really begun. Our waiter was lively and very knowledgeable about the restaurant. He obviously wanted us to enjoy everything about eating at Firestone's. From appetizers to dessert everything was superb. We can't wait to go back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Always elegant dining

Tags: Live Music, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Don't be fooled by the 1920s building and antique interior because Firestone's menu is sure to blow your mind. The menu ranges from simple items like hamburgers to fancy entrees like scallops, crab cakes, lamb and others. We were served zucchini bisque, compliments from the Chef and Pineapple Sorbet to clean our pallets in preparation for our entrées. The ChopHouse Burger is A MUST! The service was equally amazing! Truly a gem in the historic downtown Frederick area!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Great meal great service great

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Firestones always delivers - food, service, everything. Simply outstanding. If you haven't been, you owe it to yourself to go!

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Romantic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Good food, good service and right in the middle of Frederick, will be back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The service was excellent, but 2 out of 3 brunch items were overcooked and not entirely as described. However, I would still recommend them for lunch and their charcuterie as those are both very good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Amazing service, food and atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Alice seemed very pleasant and attentive at first, but she forgot ketchup and tending to our soda refills after we asked when she served the food. She seemed to forget about us; saw her only tending one other table near wait station.

Good presentation and quality were excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 15, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our 26th Wedding Anniversary. The service was top notch our waiter made sure we had everything on time and made sure we had time to talk with each other and enjoy each other. They made the dinner special for our anniversary.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, People Watching, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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