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About The Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain

The Comus Inn is the perfect choice for a relaxing afternoon or evening out with family or friends. The restaurant is a rehabilitated historical property with a stunning view of Sugarloaf Mountain. The Comus Inn utilizes the freshest ingredients from local produce and cheeses, hormone free beef and sustainable seafood to provide a dining experience to suit your taste and appetite. Food is prepared to order with artful presentations that appeal to both the palate and the eye.

Our goal is to provide our customers with a superior dining experience from the moment they enter until their departure. We promise to greet you quickly, sincerely and elegantly, serve you with highly trained staff and most of all serve dishes that are high quality, cutting edge and the best value.

23900 Old Hundred Road
Dickerson, MD 20842
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Southern, Contemporary Southern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm Month of December Lunch: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 349-5100

Website:
http://www.thecomusinn.com/

Parking Details:
Private lot on site

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private rooms for parties and our Grand Room and tented Terrace can host weddings and parties 25-200 guests. The Terrace is beautifully landscaped with seasonal flowers, a water fountain and the most breath taking view of Sugarloaf Mountain.

Private Dining

The Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain offers six private dining rooms, most with a mountain view including our lower level which offers a private bar and hardwood dance floor. This level opens onto our beautifully landscaped terrace with a fabulous mountain view!

The Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (33)
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Good for a Date (26)
Romantic (23)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Cozy (22)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Great for Brunch (17)
Great for Lunch (12)
Casual (12)
Authentic (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Seasonal (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Business Meals (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2014

Everything is worked to perfection. The food, servers, and all the staff make this dining experience feel like you are eating in someone's home!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2014

We had an excellent dining experience! The view of Sugarload Mountain was spectacular. The service was excellent and well as the food! I look forward to eating at the Comus Inn, again! I would definitely recommend it for all types of occasions. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2014

Loved the view and ambiance. The food was finely prepared. For Thanksgiving meal, there was a wide selection of well prepared meats and salads. The desserts were scrumptious (sinfully so for the crème Brule).

What was missed was a selection of green vegetables (peas, green beans, broccoli, etc.).

However, what detracted from the experience was the lack of service. Seated on the second floor, guests had to traverse up and down stairs to get to their food. Upstairs, our server was seen only once every 20-30 minutes - too long if you needed a glass filled or anything beyond your own self service. While there was a carver provided for a cut of turkey or prime rib, he is not supposed to request you to take the leftovers from the old turkey or slab of prime or to try to get you to take the first slice of the next turkey with the skin or "Please take a leg." IMO, if someone wants anything but the breast, they shouldn't be coming to a fine dining establishment.

For the price, we will think twice before returning again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2014

We booked Thanksgiving brunch at the Comus Inn for ourselves and our daughter and her husband. We had never been there before but we are definitely going back. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. The view towards Sugarloaf Mountain is nothing shy of magnificent. The waitress accomodated our request for a photo with grace and a smile. There was nothing to fault -- a gem that I had so far missed in my 10 years in Montgomery County.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2014

Congratulations to The Comus Inn! You did it again with your Thanksgiving Day Buffet- the new additions of the Pumpkin Ravioli and Pumpkin Waffles were scrumptious and made what was already a standout buffet and fabulous meal, even better. As always, The Comus Inn offered extraordinary service and flavors so fresh that you could not find any complaints - so my complements to the staff for an excellent experience. If you have not been The Comus Inn yet, you really need to try it - the consistency of food, service and excellent flavors make it a definite choice for brunch, dinner, or an occasion. We look foreward to going back very soon - well done!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2014

The servers at the turkey station did not know how to cut the meat! No complimentary drink at all--water was the only free beverage--we were charged for two iced teas--very cheap for that price for the meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2014

Beautiful setting - with a view of sugar loaf and the countryside (ask to sit on heated and enclosed back porch huge windows and beautiful views) patio in warmer weather, outstanding service - everyone from the manager to the server was friendly and welcoming (even the bartenders and bussers greeted us as we entered and left) very welcoming , food very good but not amazing - good basic food...

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2014

The old world charm and service was excellent. But the food was not good. No plans to return.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 21, 2014

We drove there for a leasurely winter Friday afternoon lunch. The view of Sugarloaf mountain from the sun-room-like dining room is fantastic. The host and waitress were very friendly, good-spirited, attentive and helpful. A great find.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2014

We ate dinner at the Comus Inn last Wednesday. We had been there for our rehearsal dinner for our wedding and wanted to go back.

The service was outstanding! Our waitress was knowledgeable and came by at just the right times. She knew the menu and was helpful in making good dinner choices.

The food was very good but very overpriced. I had the crab cake which was a $40.00 entree. Not that outrageous for a crab cake if the portions are good. This was tiny, served on 4 microscopic asparagus spears with 3 potato wedges served in a metal pot to keep them warm. There was no side salad. If this meal cost the restaurant $10.00 to make, I'd be surprised. My husband had the chicken which was good, but again, for $28.00, the portion was small and nothing exceptional.

I wish I had nicer things to say about this restaurant. In spring and summer the views are wonderful and you can eat outside.

I'm all for a business making a profit, but I felt like I was being fleeced.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2014

The food at The Comus Inn is always awesome. However, on our recent romantic night out, we couldn't leave the restaurant fast enough. The live music was far, far too loud. My husband and I were unable to converse at all. We weren't offered an option of sitting in the room with the music and were shocked to see available seats elsewhere when we were leaving. Had it been an enjoyable evening, we would have had another glass of wine or dessert. We were very disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2014

Comus inn has been around for a long time! Beautiful views while eating. Premium food and prices. Excellent service and wine list. Food was delicious! Atmosphere quiet. No kids when we went so perfect date night! Would highly recommend if you want a nice night out!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2014

Service was great. The staff made us feel special. Even general manager came over to talk to welcome us. very special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2014

Our experience was a delightful mid-afternoon luncheon in the country. Our table overlooked Sugarloaf Mt. The wait service was friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and was presented in a lovely way. The ambiance was lovely and the restaurant was not noisy. My husband and I could actually carry on a conversation! Reservations are recommended as this is a favorite spot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2014

This has become one of our favorite restaurants in the DC area. The setting is great, the service always friendly and welcoming and the food is as good as any on 14th St (where we live). The Maryland Crab soup is some of the best I've ever had.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2014

The Comus Inn has become one of our favorite dinner spots. We usually start by enjoying a dozen oysters which they kindly serve on two plates rather than just one large platter in the center of the table. The warm dinner roll with honey butter cannot be passed-up! Selecting a salad is not easy, the seasonal specials are wonderful treats; this visit we both enjoyed the baby kale with citrus. Entrees are also creative and delicious. I especially enjoy the salmon and any steak is a great choice. For dessert try either the crème brulee or chocolate cake.

From the back dining room there is a lovely view on the surrounding farm land. Interior dining rooms offer a quiet elegance in an intimate setting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2014

In making reservations we requested a window seat facing sugerloaf mountain. In reservation confirmation they did not state that this area of the restaurant had been planned for a reception later that night. We arrived early to insure good seating but they still did not inform us of the lousy seating we would be given. The rib eye steak was lousy. The salads and crab soups were outstanding.

Not recommended for the average guy. Will not return and will not recommend to others

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2014

This restaurant is very overpriced for the quality of the food. It was disappointingly mediocre.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2014

nice enough place to eat. the waitress was cute and friendly. great views of the mountains but obstructed by a huge white party tent right out the window. Awkward tables for two lining the wall opposite the windows. The tables were very long and skinny making it difficult to talk to the person opposite you. I wouldn't go back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2014

As always, excellent food for brunch, friendly atmosphere, and beautiful view.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 1, 2014

* Used a Living Social/Amazon Local deal.
* Greeter got us a 'better" table after a small wait. Thanks.
* Owner/General Manager stopped at our table to talk. Gave us a small history of the restaurant. Nice personal touch.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2014

Checked Out the Comus Inn for the first time for a Fall Lunch. Ordered he Chicken Potpie, and Hushpuppies, was a perfect and very tasty meal on a crisp and cool Fall Afternoon, the ambiance and View completed the meal even more.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2014

From start to finish everything was fabulous. Comfortable, quaint, awesome view. The maître d Jesse was professional and pleasant. The service was just right. Not too much where they're checking on you every 2 minutes. The food was perfect. My crab BLT was delicious. Defiantly try the crab hush puppies.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2014

The atmosphere at Comus Inn is very relaxing, very inviting, very friendly. Jesse Goode is a real treasure. The food and service are excellent. The view is gorgeous. The prices are surprisingly affordable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2014

The Comus Inn is beautiful. The service is good. The only problem is that the menu is heavily carnivore. There are no choices for vegetarians or pescatrians.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2014

Exceptional service, food, and friendly banter from the staff. A nit out of the way but I'd drive out just for the food.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2014

The seasonal watermelon salad was unbelievable - the absolute best watermelon I have enjoyed in years! Go to The Comus Inn for dinner, you won't be disappointed, we never have had a bad meal at this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2014

Very good wait staff! Carla was warm and friendly, accurate and prompt. Great recommendations for entrees and excellent service. Food was unique and delicious!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2014

Service was excellent.Teas, scones, & pastries delicious. Sandwich selection mediocre. Comus Inn is a lovely setting with beautiful views of the mountains. Lovely decor and such friendly staff. Our only disappointment is that their Sunday tea is served group style with everyone seated at a long table in a private room. The explanation was that Tea is to be a time to socialize and meet new friends. That's not what my friends and I look for in an afternoon tea, but rather a private table in a quiet environment where we can catch up on what's been going on in each others' lives. We don't go to Tea to make new friends. So if you are looking for a nice quiet table to relax over tea and pastries to talk privately, this is not the Tea for you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2014

This is a charming place for dinner or brunch. We had dinner and could see the sunset on Sugarloaf mountain. We both had filet mignon and they were excellent. While the experience was good and will go back, I would say the service was on the slow side and menu could have a few more choices.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2014

Beautiful setting, very elegant. One of the wonderful things about this restaurant, however, is the view. Therefore, we were very disappointed when we arrived to find that the view was almost entirely obstructed by a huge white events tent, set up for wedding. I know they do events, but it ruined a special dining experience. The food was well prepared, but nothing extraordinary or partciularly creative or complex.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 12, 2014

Sad to see that they've opted to start charging for biscuits and whatnot, but they haven't let me down in terms of food yet. The view is amazing on a nice day and it's the perfect place for a meal with the parents. It's not as dressy as Yelp states, but I wouldn't come in with jorts and a no-sleeve shirt.

Service was great and the staff has a great attitude. Food is not mind-blowing, but good with interesting combinations of ingredients in their dishes (nothing crazy though). Would definitely be coming back here again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 10, 2014

From the moment Jesse greeted until he bid us farewell we had a lovely evening. The Comus Inn is becoming one of our favorite dinner restaurants. Everything we ordered was very fresh, delicious and nicely plated. Their wine options are very impressive, with choices to fit any budget, including many choices by the glass.

The service pace is maybe a little slow for those prone to eat quickly and not interested in being seated at a dining table for more than a few minutes. But, if you’re going out for a nice dinner and want to enjoy the company of your dining companions and take in the beautiful view of the surrounding farm land this is the perfect restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2014

What a lovely place! The Comus Inn is beautiful, romantic and picturesque. I took my girlfriend and her kids and my kids there to celebrate two birthdays. We had a great time; the food is delicious, service excellent and the place couldn't be more lovely with a beautiful view of Sugarloaf Mountain. The charcuterie plate is very nice - with homemade meats; I had the delicious and very filling Shrimp and Grits with Andouille Sausage. The homemade waffles were a big hit with the kids and the crab hush puppies were delicious. Great bloody mary's too!
The wait staff and management were very friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend The Comus Inn for a great brunch, a romantic dinner or a special occasion like a birthday or an anniversary.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2014

We love Comus Inn!! Brunch on Sunday is super. Food is wonderful and service is fine. View is a big plus. We always bring special guests when we visit the Inn since the overall atmosphere is splendid.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2014

Wonderful special evening. The staff is extremely friendly and the view is wonderful. The food was delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 3, 2014

Has amazing potential if decor etc were more in keeping with old country inn - also disappointed in food -- too much and mediocre-- reviews on line in August were discouraging - almost decided agst- but some September reviews were enthusiastic -- service was great except waitress should have told us much sooner lunch was really late being served due to mixup in kitchen

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2014

My wife, cousins and I really like coming to the Comus Inn for Sunday brunch. The food is excellent and the service is great. We all like looking out the windows at the surrounding countryside.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2014

The only thing we can find negative to say is that they didn't have our first choice of wine, and seemed a bit rushed in the service, even though there were empty tables in our room. Food was very well prepared (we both had beef, and the sauces were very tasty). Peanut butter Napoleon for dessert was unique and delicious. I'd have made the chocolate on the top a bit thinner so it was easier to pierce with a fork. The setting is charming and the host was friendly and engaging. We'll be back for another special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2014

I've been to the Comus Inn several times before and left feeling disappointed this last time. The staff is friendly and the views if the sunset and Sugarloaf Mountain were beautiful but other than that the dining experience wasn't one that made me want to come back. We waited more than an hour for our dinner entrees and when they finally did arrive they were "okay". The portions were small and the food was overpriced. I'm not usually a fan of massive portion sizes or "cheap food" but if I'm spending more than $100 for dinner for two I'd expect a little more food than what we were presented with, especially after having to wait an hour for it. The wait staff was friendly but I wish someone had checked on the status of our order sooner.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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