Monocacy Crossing

4.8
2288 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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vipDavidJ
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We started coming here regularly for dinner in the spring. Since then, I’ve noticed a definite trend downward in the service level. I’m not sure if they just don’t have enough servers, or here are other management troubles, but something is going on. The last few times we dined here, we waited several minutes for our server to appear, and then at least 10-15 minutes just to get our drinks. Food took another 20-25 minutes. The quality of the food is still quite good, but the experience was diminished I felt.

It’s still a beautiful spot for dinner, just be prepared to wait for everything.

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vipLindaL
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. We moved away and come back to visit friends and always make it a point to eat here. Fantastic food, fantastic service (Mathew). If you go you must have the coconut pound cake for desert.

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tomxp
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Superb food with highly varied menu and excellent service. Only negative was high noise level which made conversation difficult.

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Mike
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting - great service and food - will definitely dine here again

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KathyC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite go to restaurants for any occasion. Food, service and ambiance always rate top 10 score.

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KBHC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Maria was the best server! She's such a sweet person and was very attentive to us.

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vipGinaS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Great service. Very friendly. We were celebrating our anniversary. Will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Great food, drinks, dessert and waitress. Unfortunately annoying, very loud drunks at the bar.

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BryanM
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very surprised and excited about location. Very nice looking outdoor seating but unfortunately had not reserved a table early enough. Seating inside was comfortable with plenty of room. Although close to the bar that is frequented by local patrons on there regular Saturday night out. Atmosphere was more like a loud rowdy bar than a eloquent dining experience. But overall very nice place staff friendly and on point and food very good and very much worth the 2hr round trip.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from the time we walked in until we left. Hostess was friendly and seemed to be waiting for us to come in. Our server was fantastic and very knowledgeable and helpful with my celiac food needs. The food was amazing and we will certainly be back!

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DonD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going there! Brought new friends there on Sunday evening. Becca, our server last night and bartender for previous visits, is amazing! She is professional, an awesome server and bartender, always happy and smiling and a joy to see.

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vipAmyK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was great. We ate outside and it was a lovely setting.

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AlvaroB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excelente food and service.
The menu is limited for a brunch.

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vipStepherk
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had a lovely dinner in the outside dining area of Monocacy Crossing. The food was excellent and the service was great.

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EMS1
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been fans of MC for years and brought another couple who had not been there for almost that long. After dinner, they thanked us for reawakening them to the beauty of the restaurant.

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Groverdill
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar and enjoyed an early dinner. Zack gave us excellent service and the food was delicious.

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michelep
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We sat outdoors on a gorgeous day. The patio had umbrellas but I moved 3-4 times to get out of the direct sun…no one noticed or offered to tilt an umbrella. Food was delicious…crispy egg app was amazing! All of us liked our lunch item too. They were busy and seemed like the one waitress was stretched but nothing serious was missed. Great place inside or out! Highly recommend.

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LynnK
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever we travel from Richmond to see our Maryland family, we always try to dine here. The scallops are DIVINE!!!

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cherylr
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Those fried deviled eggs with lump crab meat and slaw is to die for!!!!

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SandraB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service were excellent. The music was too loud & not the type you would like to hear while eating in such a high level restaurant. It would have been fine for a bar. Because the dining room is so close to the bar - that may have been the issue. Recommend moving the speakers away from the dining area or figure out a method to reduce bar music from overtaking the dining room.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best. Such a hidden jewel. We love it here

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TimF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is good, no matter what we order and the staff is always welcoming!

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Groverdill
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Met a friend for brunch and had a lovely time. Food was excellent, service was very attentive and friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the BEST drinks, appetizer, dinner & dessert for a special dinner with my mom. Our waitress was so sweet. We will be back!!

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LisaG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Monocacy Crossing fir years! The food is amazing! Some favorites remain in the menu but there are wonderful specials. The crispy deviled eggs and pound cake are not to be missed. I like the selection of small plates that I can pair with a salad rather than a heavy meal. We were celebrating our 37th anniversary and we’ve had many anniversaries there1

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EMS1
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was not the first time we have eaten at Monacacy Crossing and it will certainly not be the last. As always the food was outstanding and the service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food and amazing service!

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vipLockfarm
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience once again. Great good great service in a wonderful setting!! Thank you!

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CarolL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is very tasty and there are varied choices at different price points. The outside seating was extensive but we had a problem with ants at our first table and a bird pooped on my shoulder since the umbrellas weren't directly over the tables.

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Gins
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently excellent food and friendly knowledge service our server Christine is personable, warm & welcoming and knowledgeable of menu and drinks.

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JonS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and stellar service! Our two person table was in a bit of an awkward space, but everything else was perfect.

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Earlew
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Have eaten here several times and I always expect a little more than what you get at Monocacy Crossing. Food and service are decent, but not memorable. Always want to be wowed, just not.

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vipJPDEDD
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice outdoor area for evening dining. The Louisiana Shrimp dish was terrific, and the Salman dish did not disappoint. The greens salads were a bit too basic for my liking. I prefer some other garden veggies in my salad. Decaf coffee was rich and flavorful. Good experience. Will definitely be back.

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LDeer
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional...wonderful service, above average food

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RhondaT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants, and will visit again as soon as I can.

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vipFrancieT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always 💕

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PamW
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Appreciate the choice of seating - patio; bar; or dining room. We were greeted and seated quickly. Our waitress introduced herself quickly and provided excellent service. We enjoyed our visit!!

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Lee253
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant for special occasions never fails to please. The food is
plated beautifully and is delicious. It is a gem in a rural setting and popular.

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RobinE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delightful dinner at a delighful restaurant. Everyone enjoyed every inch our the meal, and we all had dessert. Everything from a chicken salad to Salmon dinner with two of us having the hanger steak. Different, delicious, and a bit decadent,

We had been siting outside when the waitress suggested moving inside because of the rain. We did and it was the right call. Very nice that she suggested it.

The place is old and warm, but don't go for the ambiance. Go for the food.

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NicoleD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!! Food came out quickly and was fantastic (some of the best deviled eggs I've ever had)! Outdoor seating was fun too.

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 2288 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.