Monocacy Crossing

4.8
2055 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Monocacy Crossing is located off the beaten path five miles south of Frederick. As soon as you walk through our door, you relax, you're comfortable, and at home. Our menu selections and extensive wine list will satisfy everyone in your party. So come, enjoy, be our guests!
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4.8
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Steve
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, great food and great service. Get the Pork Tenderloin. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening

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PatR
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The buttermilk chicken was sweet and moist. The potions are generous. The artichoke appetizers and calamari are outstanding. Can't go wrong with any option on the menu. Often have interesting specials, kangaroo, John Dory or Lous de Mer that never disappoint.

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TomInMD
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the monkfish special. It was outstanding. My wife had shrimp and grits and she thought it was great,
too.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and food. Best to make a reservation

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vipJenniferB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food was amazing! They have the best seared tuna around.

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DavidT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I really enjoyed our time out. It's been awhile since we have gone out to dinner. But since you have the outside dining area. It made it very comfortable to be in. The drinks, appetizers and food are exceptional. Always a treat to go. And Becca was very helpful with our questions and her service. Thank you again, David.

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Presh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special meal... food was superb. We dined inside but the patio area looks inviting for our next visit.

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radial
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We hadn't eaten at Monocacy Crossing for years but snagged a last-minute reservation there for Easter Sunday brunch. They had some drink specials on the menu, so we started things off with cocktails. Smokey Sunrise for me and a boozy coffee drink for my partner. When they ask if you want bread, say yes. They served us fresh, warm raisin bread, and brought us more when we asked for seconds. Yum. As for the mains, I had a generous portion of chorizo quiche which came with a nice side salad. She had Belgian waffles with bacon. Food was great. No dessert for me, even though I was tempted. She had something involving bread pudding and whipped cream that made her smile. Service was friendly and attentive. We sat inside at one of the high top tables near the front windows. They have a very nice outdoor eating area if you are smart enough to reserve one of those tables. That's the only thing I would do differently. We really enjoyed ourselves and will be back soon.

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RonW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

great food and ambiance. took a friend there for her first time. she loved it.

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SueK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a good time at the Monocacy Crossing but the new Spring menu is a fun change. I had the new salmon dish this weekend. It was delicious. You cannot go wrong here. Great food, super servers.

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vipbvshipp
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, as always. Everyone in our party enjoyed.

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DavidJ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It’s been a long time since we dined here. The restaurant had been renovated, yet it still seemed dated and worn in places. Our server was top notch, introduced herself (Cheryl) and brought our drinks and food out very quickly. The food was good, although nothing special. The creme brûlée was too “custardy” for our taste. The wine list by the glass was very limited.

Overall, it was a pleasant dinner. We noted extensive outdoor seating which would be a very nice alternative to eating indoors once warmer weather arrives!

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EileenS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food would recommend

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Chloe
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious and the staff is very personable. We love this place.

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MamaD
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch - The fried deviled eggs with crab were to die for!! The bread...yummm. The service was great too.

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KristaM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new spring menu! New additions plus the return of some old favorites!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent. Loved the jalapeño bacon doughnuts!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor seating. Our server Becca was fantastic!!!

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LisaR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I always love my meals at Monocacy Crossing. And this one was no different.
the Grilled Caeser Salad with Grilled Salmon was perfect for my l lunch.
There was only 1 other table in the dining room with us.
The staff is always friendly, professional and knowledgeable.
Our server could have checked on us a little more often. But other than that, everything was fabulous as usual.
And even though it was lunch, I still got the pound cake dessert. OMG. that's all. O.M.G.
I have never left MC without having it. And neither should you!

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LisaP
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! My husband and I both enjoyed steaks and the wedge salad followed by banana cheesecake for dessert!

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vipMarty
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The gods was wonderful. Unfortunately, the service was not at its usual level of excellence.

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AliceA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends brought me here for a retirement brunch. We all loved everything! It was a nice day so we could be outside and socially distanced as well. My friends said they would definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great dinner, cooked to our request.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The service was good and the food was fabulous!

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Irishman
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was really good, our server was pretty poor though. Didn’t give us silverware with our bread and no steak knife with the steak. Was a bit slow with drinks too.

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LindsayG
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived 15 minutes early for our reservation, but they sat us right away. The waitress immediately told us happy anniversary, and was super informative and prompt. The food was absolutely outstanding.... and since I’m 9 months pregnant instead of giving us complimentary glasses of champagne to celebrate they gave us a free dessert. Will absolutely return!!!

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AlexG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a delightful spot! The SCALLOPS! Great drinks, zero fussiness, good food. It’s bigger on the inside than it looks. Don’t keep passing it by, stop and give it a shot!

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MegF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Reasonably priced. Nice atmosphere.

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ChelleD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time at Monocacy... :)

Can't wait for warmer weather...

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PattiH
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was outstanding and we tried everything from appetizers to dessert. The duck nachos and crab dip were superb. The pork tenderloin in cider sauce was tender and full of flavor. The burgers, sandwiches and salads were also outstanding. We had the creme brulee and coconut pound cake for dessert - and definitely recommend that you save room for them!

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DanielB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

We went here for my girlfriends birthday, it was a first for both of us. The restaurant itself is beautiful inside and out. The food was absolutely fantastic! Unfortunately the drinks & the service didn’t match the food. Both of our drinks were awful and barely drinkable due to how strong they were, basically straight alcohol with very little flavor. Neither of us wanted to finish our drink and certainly didn’t want to ask for a second. The most disappointing part however was the waitresses complete lack of service. Our waitress came to our table for the very bare minimum, never asked how anything was and spent most of her time catering to the other tables with older couples. Upon paying, she quickly slapped the card and receipt back on the table and walked away without so much as a “thanks for coming in” or “have a good night.” I believe that she assumed because we are in our late 20’s that we wouldn’t tip as well and thus why she rudely ignored our table. My girlfriend was a server for years and was just as irritated with the service.

That being said, the food is still fantastic and worth a try. We will give it another try but we will be sure not to get the same server.

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RS06
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is perpetually awesome and thats why we frequent it! My wife and I do wish they'd switch the club soda in both the blueberry mojito and blood orange crush over to Sprite for a slightly sweeter drink. Are we being nit-picky? Absolutely lol! Other than that this place is without fault!

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Groverdill
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the patio and it was very pleasant- especially with the heaters!
The blood orange margarita was DELICIOUS! Apps and dinner were excellent! Monocacy is our favorite place to dine out!

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BarbaraC
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very much looking forward to a nice steak for my Birthday dinner. The food was amazing, the steak came our perfect, charred( I asked for it this way) on the outside and pink in the middle. I would, without hesitation recommend this place. The service was top notch as well!!!!

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BLFamily
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

There for a birthday... Overall good experience. Small, quiet. Not crowded at all. The food was all hot and fresh, drinks were strong. Amazing seafood, amazing burger. Duck nachos and fried deviled eggs were delicious! Great cold salad! I think the entree portions were a little small for the price, but the quality was fantastic. Our server was friendly but wasn't very attentive and we like we were bugging her at times. I probably wouldn't have a birthday there again but definitely a great spot for a nice dinner.

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vipDCFoodie
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food in a great, surprisingly rural setting. The outdoor garden eating area is lovely. Great service with very accommodating servers.

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ShiraR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was imaginative, promptly served and delicious. Hostess was gracious and accommodating; instead of the high top table in the noisy bar, she seated us at a standard table in the quieter dining area. I had the trout and my husband the salmon. We were able to get scalloped potatoes which we love, instead of rice. The lime sangria was not as good as other sangrias we have had there; it tasted medicinal. The bourbon, chocolate peanut butter truffle cake was flavorful and not too sweet. Monocacy Crossing is still our favorite restaurant.

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JamesS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I've been going to Monocacy Crossing since it was the Blue Fox, and it's just a great place to eat. On a nice summer day you can sit outside and enjoy the Whiskey Duck nachos and good beer and wine, or go inside for a classic Maryland Inn experience.

My only complaint? The wine list had only two French champagnes, and one was a rose and he other only came in splits.

I know, I know. . .

It's a great place, well worth the drive in from anywhere in the area.

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LaurieK
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We started with the red onion straws with a delicious dip and warm bread in three varieties. Our adult meals included the dinner burger piled high with crispy shoestring fries and the bacon-wrapped beef medallions with chunky redskin mashed potatoes and fresh steamed green beans. Our teenager didn't want a whole meal and ordered the Tai sweet and spicy chicken bites snack and they offered to serve it with fries to make it more like a meal. Dessert included a complimentary birthday vanilla ice cream served in a puff pastry with 3 kinds of sauce and a slice of ultra creamy lemon cheesecake with blueberry compote. The wait staff was friendly and helpful, the atmosphere was relaxing (although the back room was slightly chilly without the wood stove burning) and we will definitely be returning in the future.

FAQs

Monocacy Crossing offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 846-4204.

Monocacy Crossing is rated 4.8 stars by 2055 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.