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

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Casual (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Fun (14)
Romantic (14)
People Watching (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
Cozy (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Scenic View (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Business Meals (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Authentic (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Great Beer (7)
Healthy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Live Music (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 6, 2017

As always, a delicious meal. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Great location in Fredrick and wonderful food. Highly recommended!

Tags: Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 24, 2017

We love the trip to Frederick and always have a great lunch at Firestone's.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Firestones is our go to place for brunch. Sundays starting at 12:00 they have jazz combo not to loud not to soft. We always enjoy our visits, make sure you try the crab dip it's outstanding.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Really good service and food once again. You can always expect this here.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We came for Mother's Day. We should have known better then to order the prime rib when they mis-spelled it on the menu. 32$ for re-heated prime rib and out of the can aujus, then they served my wife's med-rare order very well done. I'm extremely dis-appointed. Firestones is better then this.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Casual, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 12, 2017

This is my fifth time dining at Firestone. I have never been disappointed. They are always consistent. The food is always excellent, as is the service.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Another fantastic meal at Firestones. The food and service is always exceptional, which is why we visit often.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 7, 2017

It's nice to have a good food experience in a more casual atmosphere. The menu changes daily so I won't include details on menu items we tried. Plating and presentation was colorful and attractive. The noise level was a bit high and at times it made for difficult conversation. Overall, it was a good experience and I would return.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Was disappointed in the wait time even though I had a reservation. Upon arrival I was told there would be a delay because I added an additional person. Understandable, however I was disappointed that the hostess allowed walk-ins (who arrived after my party) to be seated before I was seated. Additionally, although we ordered ahead of 4 other tables, our food was the last to arrive. The server came to the table and stated she would speak to the manager to figure out the delay in our food. Unfortunately, neither the server nor the manager came by to follow-up.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Very good food, excellent service, we enjoyed the street view from our table.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 4, 2017

As always, our experience was fantastic!

Most recently, We were celebrating my wife's 30th Birthday. They print their menus before each meal and they included a "Happy 30th Birthday" note on each menu for her! It was a nice touch.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Well prepared and presented entrees. Service was friendly with an appropriate level of attention. We were not hurried.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Great food and service

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Excellent, great food and table upstairs by window fantastic.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun, Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 23, 2017

.Excellent as always.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Went to Firestones for a lunch with my wife and a friend, and it was excellent. I had the raw oyster appetizer, my wife had the hanger steak and eggs, and our friend had a Monte Cristo. All were very, very tasty. Additionally the mimosas and Bourbon Sours were generous and flavorful. The wait staff was attentive, but not intrusive during the meal. Waters were refreshed at just the right frequency. Overall, a delightful meal. And yes, we will return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Went for brunch- food was amazing!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Excellent restaurant in Frederick, MD. We'll definitely be back. Great menu selection, enjoyed out appetizers, dinner and wine. Service was good, but waiter didn't seem to be very focused or attentive. There were other wait staff, for table pickup and water, they were very prompt.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on April 22, 2017

This place is great. The food is always very good and service is on point. The new raw bar menu is also a nice addition.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Lunch on a Sunday afternoon. The grilled pizza appetizer is always a good place to start. Service is usually good. It can get very loud at times, especially with the live music and a full house.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 16, 2017

One of the few places to go for brunch especially on Easter. Both are our entrées were delicious. Good service. Great ambience. Good value. Can't wait until my next meal there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 14, 2017

A favorite, we weren't disappointed. Great food and service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 14, 2017

It was great

Tags: Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 13, 2017

First day of vacation! Drove from Wilmington Delaware to have the hand cut pastrami sandwich. So worth the 2 hour drive. Coleen served us and remembered some of our favorites even though we hadn't been there in a while. Love this place!!!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on April 13, 2017

We love this place. Very good food and even better service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Warm quick reception...& Chris is the best! As always a local favorite, comparable to Tuscarora in Leesburg.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Love their eggs Benedict and coffee!
The Monte Cristo is also delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Firestone's is our annual long distance anniversary brunch. After several years of driving the 100 miles each way, we began to wonder when our expectations would begin to exceed our experience. Certainly not yet. The ambiance and the food remain amazing and the service continues to be the best we receive anywhere. We're already looking forward to next year.

Tags: Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We had fantastic service and the food was excellent and well presented. Firestone does little things that make you feel like you are at a very expensive restaurant like provide sorbet to cleanse your palate between courses. The only downside is the noise of you want a quiet meal, given the openness and proximity of the bar.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, People Watching
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We really enjoy eating at Firestones's, but I was disappointed with the location of our table. I requested to be at a quiet, romantic table and we were right above the bar and it was very noisy. The food and service was excellent. We will possibly come back, but definitely not on a Saturday night.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Excellent food, excellent wait staff, superb presentation.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 8, 2017

I've never had a bad meal at Firestone's. Meet friends here because it's in between our homes. We get in a few times a year. Definitely recommend it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Firestone's delivers consistently good service and flavorful entrees that are creatively presented. The weekend brunch menu offers a variety of unique creations that always exceed expectations in flavor and freshness.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 7, 2017

In this return visit, we met friends, had a drink in the bar, and were seated at an upstairs window seat overlooking Market Street promptly at our reservation time. We shared baked oysters and calamari appetizers, both of which were very good. Four different entries-prime rib, trout, lamb roulade and crab cake-were beautifully presented and delicious. Service was pleasant and knowledgeable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 2, 2017

I have nothing but good things to say. It's been four years since I moved away from Frederick and it was well worth the hour drive from Anne Arundel to dine here with my husband. All staff was on point, our martinis were made perfectly, and the waiter was friendly and offered useful information. We are excited to return. The food was delightful and obviously great care went into its preparation. I cook often at home, so when I go out I'm looking for things that are either beyond my skill to make, or that offer ideas into future recipes- and I want a pleasant dining experience with my husband to enjoy quality time. I was granted every one of my wishes..thank you to chef and staff for creating a memorable evening!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Lunch was quick, delicious and the staff was extremely friendly.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Awesome lunch with a friend at an outstanding table with a view down Market St. Food was very tasty and service was superior, my friends new favorite restaurant.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 28, 2017

An excellent place to close an important business deal on a weekday evening. Highly recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Scenic View, People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Organic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Firestone's is always reliable: great food, attentive wait staff, good prices and loud. Can't go wrong with this one.

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