Monocacy Crossing

4.8
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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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.6
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4.6
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vipNckC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great comfort food at reasonable prices . Rosa our server and entire staff were exceptional . We Will be back

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vipKathi
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My FAVORITE ALL TIME restaurant - even though it's an hour away, well worth the drive. Great food, a good selection of wine, pleasant atmosphere, just an awesome place to spend the evening or a Sunday brunch.

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DonnaK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio at Monocacy crossing is always great. The good and service never disappoint. I try to eat outside there as the inside dining seems more “elderly” and the outside seems more “youthful”.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outside seating! Such a good menu — very hard to decide what to order. Wonderful food; hope to return soon!

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RS06
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it, every time! We will be back!

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peteharmatuk
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An outstanding resturant and a great value for the money spent....the crispy deviled eggs were wonderful with a HUGE lump of crab meat on each one....I (and I shared with my wife and daughter) especially liked the Grilled Romaine Hearts with Caesar Dressing and Parmesan Shavings salad.....was surprised by the pickled onions, but it was a huge surprise as they were great...

I had the Veal and Pork Bolognese over Fresh Pappardelle Pasta.....I've had something similar in Bologna and this was as good or better.....My wife had the Halibut and was glad that the asked for the sauce on the side as she decided to just ditch the sauce as the fish was juicy and tender and sweet tasting on it's own...the greens were done just as she likes with only a hint of "butter" on them. and combined with the spaetzle she was really impressed ...My daughter had the braised short ribs and had to take a doggie bag home.

We followed the recommendation of our server "Becca" on the Pinot and it was excellent...so much so, we ordered another bottle!!

Great experience that will have us coming back again.....

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bluelitespecial
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outside seating on Saturday was great. Try the catfish fingers. Excellent.

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jkfoods
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Three of us sat at a table in the new back room.
UNFORTUNATELY, there was a table of six LOUD women behind us. So noisy that we couldn’t hear our server, and barely ourselves.
SO RUDE—and these were professional, middle- aged women. Just awful.
After they left we joked about it with the customers at another table who were also appalled.
The server did say that he would’ve moved us to a table in the other room but none available.
HOPE YOU RUDE FATMOUTHED women are reading this. Disgusting.

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JohnH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and thoroughly enjoyed it. Food reviews were spot on and delicious meals. Great cocktails. We will be back. Thank you.

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Lindag
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience. Excellent dining selections and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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MarianF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love sitting on the patio! This past Wednesday, we had the lovely Alexa as our server.
Even though my husband doesn't like mushrooms, he ordered the Burger and Brew.
I wasn't in the mood for a burger so I got my usual, the Scallops in in bacon vinaigrette. Always wonderful. The sweet heat hushpuppies were good, too. And I got his mushrooms!
Alexa suggested I get the mashed potatoes so I did. Since they weren't all that hot, I was going to take them home when Alexa said she would bring some hot potatoes out, which was very nice. I ate them all!

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AllanD
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and everything was great. I ordered a steak and my wife ordered Shrimp and scallops. My steak was cooked to perfection in the manner I requested. My spouses shrimp and scallops were also delicious. Our order including an appetizer was served when we were ready and our server came by multiple times to make sure everything was okay. We left very happy.

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Krol
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Most tender flank steak ever, achieved with a very tasty marinade, and served with lovely tomato and arugula salad and super crispy, super thin shoestring potatoes. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. We have dined here many times and have never had anything less than a delicious meal.
Covid safety measures are observed with patio tables very widely spaced. There is not much good weather left for outdoor dining so GO SOON. The diningrooms are spacious so social distancing is certainly possible. The Regans will no doubt continue to do their best to keep their clients and staff Covid-safe. The food and service are almost worth the indoor-dining risk.

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vipMarty
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining was really lovely and we appreciated the fact we could make a specific reservation for it. This was our first time out for dinner in six months!

Service was excellent, food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and food and drinks!

JH
JimH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, staff and ambiance. Been coming here for years!

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KarenY
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal and great ambiance. Service was also very prompt and courteous. Had a family meal there and it was a perfect setting.

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viplena077
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to this restaurant for a few years. They never disappoint us with the food or drink choices and their quality. Lemon drop martini and devil eggs are my favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at Monocacy Crossing and it was great! The filet with blue cheese mousse was amazing. The salmon was also very very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area. We love top of the line food and this place has it together! We will be back again soon!

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AndrewS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The place is much bigger on the inside than it appears from the outside. The food was great (crispy deviled eggs "unbelievable"), sweet heat hushpuppies, our entrees were delicious as well. Of course, don't forget the drinks, try the Sangria "wow"! Last but not least, the service: I can't recall his name, but he made some great recommendations and was very knowledgeable of the menu items. We will definitely be returning!

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Littlemom
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent lunch. Great service, great tasting food

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ArdenM
London
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It never disappoints. My favorite restaurant in Frederick County. I wish they would bring back the petit filet to the lunch menu.

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MaggieW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my friend since she had never been and she was very impressed and can't wait to go again. We both had the crispy fried deviled eggs, which are phenomenal followed by dessert of their delicious, home made coconut pound cake! It was awesome.

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KatherineL
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places any day but always celebrate birthdays there. Great service great food Love the patio. The recent redo of bar area also nice upgrade.

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TeriR
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality of food is excellent as is the service. One of our favorite places to dine.

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FrederickGirl
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the Shrimp and Grits with Tomato Gravy! It was delicious and enough for two meals — generous portions. Our neighbors loved the beef medallions and fried chicken. Oh — and we started our meal with Deviled Eggs with Crab — beyond amazing. We can’t wait to come back. Service as always was excellent and patio seating perfect.

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Legalcakes
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

our server, while efficient was not very friendly. Also, she kept reaching in front of my face to attend to my husband who was to my right. Awkward when it came to refills on our sodas. three of our party had soda, and our server wasn't getting us fresh drinks. I had to ask her if there was a charge for refills and she said you can have one refill. this policy should be clear as it was uncomfortable to have to figure this out.

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SandyG
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so perfect and accommodating. Excellent food and service.

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Damien
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great service & atmosphere! Love it every time!

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vipTony
Baltimore
131 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very reasonable for quality. Great server. Wish they would expand menu a little .

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vipLockfarm
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Love MC. They are struggling with new employees

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DonnaK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service are always excellent. I prefer the patio dining as the inside has a bit of an elderly vibe, but it’s one of of favorites. Highly recommended. Our waitress, Candace was superb.

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EleanorB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outside dining. We made a reservation. Dinners were excellent and so was the service.

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JanM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food and spirits. Our number one go to restaurant for many years. Ate outside and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The restaurant followed COVID rules and for the most part the patrons did as well. Very fine dining.

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Winniesmom
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent grilled Caesar salad and sauteed scallops. Great patio areas. Unique specials.

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Richard
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great...sever Melanie was awesome, she was very attentive. Bar keep - Becca made tasty drinks. Would highly recommend!!!

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IEBttrm
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The server, while very nice, was not at all knowledgeable. When our friend asked what is polenta, she advised it was root vegetable, and we had to correct her, the gentlemen asked what kind of bourbon is used for an old fashioned, she didn’t know and we didn’t expect her to but she returned with the ingredients of the old fashioned... only to be sent back to inquire about what bourbon again. She didn’t know the tap beers. It was just not a great showing. The cocktails overall were lacking.
As for the food, it was ok. We have eaten there before and been blown away, not this time. No crab cakes, which was highly disappointing, the crab dip was just not good, my husband’s filet was undercooked. The hush puppies were tasty but the glob of almost frozen maple butter on top took away from them. Our friend did discover that the monkfish with the lemon sauce on polenta was quite nice.... currently limiting our outings to once month for a nice meal, we unfortunately will not return.

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AlVJR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We sat outdoors and enjoyed our visit and meal

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LeslieP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

In the past year monocacy crossing has gone downhill. it took over 20 minutes for a person to come to our table to even take our drink order. The drink order was wrong. The food order was wrong. And the table behind us was loud and raucous and swearing. I am flabbergasted that no one asked them to pipe down and to stop swearing. I was there with my 87 year old mother and this was beyond comprehensible behavior by a bunch of 30-somethings.
But the worst is that nobody from the restaurant asked them to be quiet.

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 1911 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.