Monocacy Crossing

4.8
2183 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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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GillS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This is the third time I have been here and it has always been a good experience. Lovely ambience, great food and our server was very welcoming and nice. While it was great to be outdoors to feel the fresh air, I would prefer to be indoors - but understandable because of the times we are in. Thanks again for another wonderful experience.

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vipScott
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good thorough the years and their menu continues to refine itself. Lots of outdoor seating and a newly remodeled bar area!

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vipGnosis
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Candice was great. Helpful with suggestions of favorites and new items. Observant but not obtrusive. Anticipating our needs and very friendly.

The decor has been updated and the food has returned to its former excellence. We were regulars that had suspended our patronage. And not due to Covid. We will happily return again soon!!

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DanH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. This was the second time in a month that we have eaten there and both times were great!

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lisa
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I would NOT recommend this place. It was sweltering hot outside and I asked to eat inside. The waitress was quick to say "oh we are completely booked inside". The owner walked by as I was standing inside trying to cool off with my daughter while my family was outside, I told her I was hot and needed a table inside. She said "oh yes it's hot outside..." and walked away. I am visibly pregnant and it was AWFUL. What is even more insulting is the waitress simply handed me to-go boxes and the check--but the food hadn't even arrived. AND guess what? the restaurant was 80 percent empty inside. Unbelievable. I am never coming back. Go elsewhere where you will be better served.

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WHMill
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend. Everything we had was delicious.

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vipTravelingFamily123
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for Father’s Day brunch!

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vipgaryb
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great waitress

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VictoriaL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made us feel very special for our anniversary!

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JamesS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside and the restaurant is right off a two lane road, so you do hear traffic, but not a lot.

The food is always good and they have a great cocktail and beer and wine selection.

We've been customers for years, and it's still our first choice for dining out.

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Elizabeth
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the patio dining at Monocracy Crossing! The ambiance, food and service was great. It’s a really interesting menu with something for everyone. Especially love the snacks and appetizer options. Our only complaint was with a couple of the cocktails which did not taste good. We were grateful that our server allowed us to send them back.

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DanaC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time dining at Monocacy Crossing. Parking lot is always full when we drive by. Food was excellent. Waitress Christine was fun. Service was great. We will be sure to go back!

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vipLockfarm
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What is not to love. Great Food... Great Space... snd Great Service!

thank you!

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vipMark54
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent local restaurant with great food and outstanding service.

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Groverdill
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner on the patio. Reservations are a must - they’re very busy.

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Patricia
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monocacy Crossing Restaurant in Urbana, Maryland is consistently excellent with the lunch and dinner menus, service and atmosphere. This restaurant is highly recommended for an enjoyable get together and special occasion.

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vipBill
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We have dined here for 17 years. We never got our dinner after an hour wait so we got the check and left. You can't afford to lose customers like us. Never again.

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KristinC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lawson was professional, attentive and so friendly with a big smile. Food was awesome as always! Outdoor dining is so nice there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelly mad additional accommodations to fit another person in on our party. She went above and beyond the call of duty. We had Becca as our service who was excellent. She gives proper timing from drinks to appetizers to main course entrees. Becca serves with a smile great personality and helps with menu items. This is my fave place. Thank you

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gapake
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again we had a wonderful meal here. The service is always good and everyone is so friendly. My husband had the hanger steak and it was so tender that he didn’t need a steak knife. Don’t forget dessert. The coconut cake is the best.

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vipGoodEater
Charlotte
57 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and enjoyed sitting on the patio. Would definitely come back!

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GerriD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delish, the service prompt, and the cocktail and wine we had with meal perfectly complimented our menu choices. Portions were large enough to box for another meal at home. All good and nice to be dining out again inside.

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EricR
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two words.....totally awesome. Sunday brunch at this place was so beyond expectations. Just moved to the Frederick area from Washington, D.C. This place would blow anything in DuPont or 14th street out of the water in regards to food, ambiance, and service. 10$ off wine bottles on Sundays...FYI. Ask for Cheryl, best service we had in years, plus she’s a dynamo with suggestions with a welcoming demeanor that we have been lacking in our dining experiences for some time. Totally recommend the crap dip with pita. Waffles to die for. Cocktails on point! Kudos crossing.....now we must come for dinner!

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DJGR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything but the noise level! Food and service was super!

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MoiAussi
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing meal at MC. The cinnamon buns were awesome as was the rest of the meal. Servers were also great! A great place to reenter society.

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glainc
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday Brunch outdoors for the two of us. Food was excellent, drinks were well made. Service by Emma exceeded expectations.

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vipClaireWithLove
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monocacy Crossing is outstanding. They have gotten bigger, more comfortable tables and chairs for outside dining with umbrellas. There are a number of small dish/appetizers to try such as the chicken empanada (a little spicy), a Reuben eggroll, deconstructed ahi tuna appetizer, and roasted romaine Caesar salad. In fact, I just did appetizers for dinner and shared some with my husband.

My favorite entrée is the pork with sage and apple cider and scalloped potatoes. The steaks have always been good.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual, the food and service were fantastic. I have yet to find something I have not liked at Monocacy Crossing. As I learned this last time, if you’ve never had the coconut poundcake… get the coconut poundcake. Phenomenal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service and atmosphere was exceptional!

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Greenfieldfred
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am a regular customer at Monocacy and always enjoy the dinners. The staff members are very friendly and accommodating. I especially like the outdoor seating in the spring, summer and fall.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining on deck, great staff, menu had many choices to choose from.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it as always!!!

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NadjaS
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Delicious drinks. Great service. Great atmosphere. As always.

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vipBmorediner
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We’ve been wanting to try this since seeing a mention in Only In Your State. Then came COVID-19 and I was reluctant to take my elderly parents. So glad we finally made the trip (from Baltimore). They were very busy but service was friendly and prompt. We had drink specials and they were both very tasty-I love a good fruit crush and the Man Crush, made with Jim Beam Orange instead of orange vodka was delicious! It was hard to choose among the dinner offerings, but the BBQ Shrimp with Pimento Cheese Grits was perfect-those grits!!! My husband had the Wahoo special and loved every bite. Although it was a little bit of a drive, the experience was well worth it. Will definitely return.

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WayneC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite free restaurant in Frederick county. Never had even a small compliant. Amazing hidden gem.

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vipRobertT
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Monocacy Crossing, provided excellent food and amazing service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Would not sit at the hop top tables near the bar again. Was a bit loud from the bar. There were 3 guys sitting near us at the bar that was using foul language. That was nor pleasant since I was having dinner with my daughter.

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Maverick
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere are always excellent! We love the friendly staff and great outdoor patio area.

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TraceyS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Their menu is a bit limited although everyone found something they liked. Limiting the menu allows the chef to concentrate on the quality of the meal being prepared and this certainly was evident as the entrees we ordered were excellent.

JB
vipJenniferB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here at least 1 time per week and all of the food is wonderful!

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 2183 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.