Monocacy Crossing

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1759 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KandiW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Frederick! Great atmosphere and amazing food!

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Jamess
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

What a way to have our first meal out! As usual the food was outstanding, and the outside patio was a great environment. The only small disappoint was there was only two choices for deserts that night. Making the reservation proved to be easy and we didn't have to wait for a table.

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HappyCouple
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and wine. Steak cooked to perfection. Scallops and Bacon appetizer cannot be beat.

Nice patio.

This really is a hidden gem.

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KathyH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience at Monocacy Crossing. We meet wonderful people there every time! Great food and drink and conversation.

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MaryC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monocacy Crossing remains consistently excellent!! Never wavers! There are always great selections from the Fried Eggs with Crab Meat Appetizer (swoon over this!!!) to great sandwiches to Entries (perfection!) to wonderful desserts! We’re already planning to go back soon!

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Chloe
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat in Frederick. The food is delicious, the service is great and the prices are reasonable.

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Mccullyc
West Virginia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply wonder restaurant. Great venue and wonderful food. Service...can't say enough good things.

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2mato
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Loved that we we able to have a special dinner outside at one of our favorite places . Salad was simple but wonderful. I had the fish special while my wife had the strip ,both were great . Service okay not bad but not great . Didn't know there were drink specials ,we found out when the server at another table told her guests . Couldn't tell me what bourbons they had ,I had to start naming ones until she said I have heard of that one . And that is what I got . Glad I wasn't ordering wine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it here! It was our second time and it was lovely.

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Lockfarm
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality Glad to be back! The food and service are above and beyond.

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RonW
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic as always. Our favorite is place. Rich and Kelly are great hosts!!!

Can’t wait - need another visit soon!

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Birthdaygirl
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night of outdoor dining after the pandemic. Was
Amazing! Great food and staff were friendly and everyone was happy to be out!

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Viewisgreatbutdonteat
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and service! Definitely a must dine

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Lisaa
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an incredible experience with the family! We were all adults though. Not a kid friendly atmosphere. Food is outstanding! Service outstanding’

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always everything was great!

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MaureenH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are frequent patrons of this restaurant. It never disappoints. The NY Strip and Pork Tenderloin are two of our favorites. The cocktails are delicious too!

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Visitor
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This was our first ever visit. The food was just okay, certainly nothing special. For sure it was overpriced.

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TomB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very special restaurant. Its menu has outstanding quality and taste. Also, has a few signature items that are memorable---the egg and crab appetizer are "To Die For".

It is a 5 diamond/star venue. A very deserving rating of 5 stars/diamonds that is earned because the experience is outstanding!

MH
vipMaureenH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new seasonal menu! Lots of choices for everyone. I had the evening special which were crab cakes and they were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a nice time. Hadn’t been there in quite awhile and was impressed with the remodel. Food was really good. Gave it 4 starts due to burger being very med rare when asked for medium. I understand chefs are different but I’d order med well if I get the burger or steak. Another lady I saw had sent her steak back. The crab dip was amazing. Drinks were good and service was good as well. I will be going back!

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Beths
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

1St time at MC-was a little unsure when we first arrived! Food was excellent, attentive service!!!!

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CosmopolitanGranny
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Monocacy Crossing so much that it's become a destination worth a drive out from DC. But we wish we lived closer and could join what appears to be a happy crowd of regulars around the bar that fills the entrance. It has everything we want in a restaurant: good service, an interesting wine list, and a competent and creative chef producing a diverse menu.

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Wayne
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent and good service. Only negative was noise level at lunchtime. Maybe it was just a noisy group group but there should be some noise reduction put in, especially since ceiling is so low.

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vipMichaelF
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, beautiful interior, food was awesome - great Ruben, Grilled Romaine Salad, and Bacon Cheeseburger. Very nice location for a quiet business lunch!

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DebbieV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Excellent food. Waitress seemed a bit overwhelmed but the other servers picked up her slack and dinner was wonderful

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AdamR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Had a reservation and arrived on time but still had to wait 15 minutes to be seated. Hostess sat us with no menus. Had to wait another 10 minutes for the waitress to come over. Very disappointing experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a party of 4 and we all ordered a different entree. Each one of us said we ordered the best thing on the menu! Everything was amazing!

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Mbr123
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always consistently delicious. They had a special appetizer that was a tuna poke bowl that I hope they add to their regular menu because it’s outstanding. My husband and I love this place!

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vipGenson
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal at the best restaurant in Frederick. Tuna Poke, Steamed Asian buns, Filet Mignon topped with Crab and a perfect Cosmo served by the much missed Rebecca. So glad you are back 🤗

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was enjoyed by all.

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CWALLS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our 20th Anniversary there. Food was excellent and the service was great.

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dinersfrompoolesville
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food - we have never been disappointed, and we have dined there several times.

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NicholasS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had asked for a cake I brought to be placed on our table prior to our arrival and was not disappointed. The food was delicious and their offering of half-portions is a fantastic way to order just enough food. I ordered the poke bowl for an appetizer. I only order fish once in a great while due to my apparent ability to taste something even slightly "fishy". Not sure how to describe it, but it tastes like old fish smells. The fish in this poke bowl was delicious and smelled great. Not a hint of the "fishiness" that normally turns me away from dishes like this.
I ordered a half portion of the mushroom risotto. It tasted delicious, but was not overfilling so when I finished I still had room for a slice of the cake we'd brought.
The waitress offered to cut the cake for us at no cost and we enjoyed that with a cup of coffee each.

Overall the experience was wonderful and we look forward to coming back soon.

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williamj
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our all-time favorites - the food has always been excellent and staff recommendations are always spot-on.

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LesR
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went here for the first time for a special dinner. Starting with the hostess and ending with finishing our dinner, our experience was 5 star! Our server was very knowledgeable and made wonderful suggestions when asked about various dishes. This restaurant will definitely be on our “go to” places for a nice dinner out! Thank you for making our night perfect.

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JulieI
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for a group of friends and they all thanked me for picking such a good place. The fish special was fantastic. The waitress was fantastic as well.

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RB55
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

First time patrons. Food was VG. Steamed mussels were extraordinary! Wait staff excellent. Ambiance ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service both at the bar and our table. Excellent food recommendations from our server. Food was very good

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MichelleF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I really wanted to like the food but it just wasn't good. The crab dip had a weird smoke flavor. I had a salad which was a plate of field greens with a few tomato slivers. The meatball was just ok but not really good. I also had avocado toast and it has very little flavor. Just an avocado on bread but no other flavors. It was more like diner food than fine dining. Outstanding service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Service was great! Food was excellent!

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

Monocacy Crossing is rated 4.7 stars by 1759 OpenTable diners.

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