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The Red Horse

4.5
345 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steak
Perfect For:
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  • Quiet Conversation
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The Red Horse Steakhouse, a full service restaurant conveniently located off US 15 and Route 40. Professional wait staff serves the finest grilled steaks and traditional seafood in a comfortable, casually elegant, atmosphere. Steaks are hand cut and trimmed daily. Complete bar facilities including a diverse wine list able to accommodate all tastes. Private facilities are available for banquets, receptions and business dinners. Come enjoy an affordable quality Frederick dining tradition.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(301) 663-3030
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Linden Ave
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Parking details
Plenty of parking in a well lit private lot.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Extended hours for Mothers Day 11:30 - 8:00. Choose either buffet style dining on the lower level or plated dinners from our dining room menu. Make dining room reservations on line. PLEASE CALL FOR BUFFET RESERVATIONS.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 345 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.1
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The meal was wonderful and the presentation was perfect. It was our 1st. visit to the Red Horse and we found it very charming and inviting. We especially loved the beautiful stone fireplace. And, the cocktail I ordered was great. We plan to visit again in the future. Also, we found the staff was very friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We have been eating at the Red Horse for 23 years and never had anything but excellent food and service.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The food was very good. Steaks were done perfectly. Service was outstanding

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We enjoy the white table cloth dining experience at The Red Horse! Food was delicious and service was terrific. Staff were friendly and helpful. Note: If you want the prime rib, which is quite delicious, they recommend making that note in your reservations. They had run out by the time we were there at 7:30pm.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

This restaurant is an institution, and its reputation is well deserved. A solid steakhouse menu, the food was all prepared perfectly. Good choice of sides, desserts to die for. A surprise on the menu was the duck breast which my husband ordered and loved. Fair prices on alcohol, an overall very nice dining experience. There are two dining rooms--one that has the bar and the other more quiet. Good for families, friends, business meetings and dates. Probably why it has been around so long--they serve everyone!

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The service at The Red Horse was good but, the food was sub par. Our salad was wilty, the steak was under-cooked, and the mashed potatoes were dry. The oysters Rockefeller were small, dry and overcooked and the bread was not anything better than a cheap grocery store loaf. The restaurant has not updated since I went as a child. It is stuck in the 1980's. Disappointing date night.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

A dated, but very clean Frederick classic. Clearly stuck in the 1980's decor, but well maintained and very well kept.

Food was prompt, well presented and very tasty.

The owners should consider a revamp, ditch the wood and old time chairs: keep the food and service.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Always great food and service, never had a bad experience count on a great meal

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went here for Valentines Day, the ambiance was great and the food was superb!! The wait staff was good and the guys that fill your water were on top of it! I would recommend this place!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The good was delicious and our waitress was friendly and took wonderful cares of us. We can't wait to go back!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

When the Red Horse was in Hagerstown MD. my wife and I loved it. We decide to visit the one in Frederick MD since the one the one in Hagerstown has closed. We drove an extra half hour to get to it but it did not disappoint

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We had our first meal at Red Horse for my husband’s birthday. The appetizers were amazing (seared ahi tuna bites and shrimp cocktail). My filet mignon was very tender and cooked just right but not as flavorful as I’d hoped. I’m from Texas, so I have high standards for good steak. This was close, but not as good as steakhouses back home. My husband felt the same about the crab cakes: good, but not fabulous. It was really nice that they gave my husband a free dessert for his birthday. Service was attentive and we liked the quiet retro ambiance, so we might go back and try other items.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

The staff here is always great. In addition to the good food, the cocktails are generous as well.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We ordered the surf and turf. We expected the steak to be a filet. It was New York strip steak and a bit fatty.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

I think you would have to go pretty far to get a better steak. Always a very pleasant place. The open ceiling with all the wood is not only attractive, but seems to keep the noise down and the fireplace is quite inviting. The service is always good, but this night the busboys were really exceptional. Very professional and attentive without being the least bit intrusive. It seems like little detail, but when even the little details are taken care of so well, it really makes for a very enjoyable meal.

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

Fantastic food & great service! And Mondays are 1/2 price bottles of wine, so that was a bonus! Huge shrimp in the shrimp cocktail appetizer and a fantastic filet made for a great dinner.

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3.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Four of us had an early dinner there on a Saturday evening during the holidays. The oysters on the half shell were fresh and clean, the Caesar salads pretty average, the steaks and prime rib were declared very good. They were not busy when we were there so the servers were very attentive, the water glasses kept topped up, and the food came at an acceptable pace. The menu, while perhaps somewhat dated, provided tasty food and the service was friendly.

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1.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Even though the restaurant knew I was in a wheelchair, they had no way to get upstairs to dining room. Very disatified!

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Nice place to dine. Great steak and onion soup!! Will go there again soon.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

I will simply say that I'm sorry I waited so long to return to the Red Horse. From the time we walked in the front door to the time we left, we felt welcomed and appreciated. The service was outstanding and the food was equally as good. Everything was perfectly cooked from the tuna to the filets. We will certainly not wait as long to return. Thank you for a great evening.

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1.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Without question, this was the most expensive worst meal I have ever had. The calamari was undercooked and had no flavor. It came with an extremely watery substance in a cup that I assume was supposed to be some form of ranch dressing. They had serious guts uncharging the salads that came with the meals. They weren't edible even if they were free - especially the awful, awful "blue cheese" dressing that came with them. I have never in my life eaten blue cheese that didn't taste like blue cheese. My son's shrimp entree was atrocious. The shrimp, like the calamari, were undercooked and soggy. My prime rib came out on a plate by itself, swimming in a puddle of some sort of broth, and cold. The rib eyes other people in my party ordered were cooked well, but they had no flavor. Even the bread was flavorless. Truthfully, the only decent (not good) part of the entire meal were the french fries, and I'm guessing that's only because they were frozen from a bag and someone else was responsible for their flavor. The decor was dated and not appealing. I felt like I was in a run-down 1980s steakhouse with no redeemable nostalgia attached to it. Overall, a terrible meal that made me wish we had opted to get a sub to go at the WaWa across the street.

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3.0Dined on November 2, 2017

On the afternoon of November, 2 2017 my wife and I visited the Red Horse there was only one waitress working who apologized for being understaffed. We choose a window seat and regretted that choice because we spent the rest of our evening in the company of numerous flies and gnats. My wife and I both ordered steaks and baked potatoes.Both of our steaks were reasonably hot and cooked to order, but my potato was lukewarm and my steamed vegetables were actually cold. Including the tip we paid over $100.00 and drove an hour and a half each direction. I would have to say that after we considered everything we both agreed that the Red Horse did not live up to it's reputation. We will not be returning.

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2.0Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was way too expensive and did not taste very good. The menu selection was limited too. The service was good but that still did not justify the prices. The restaurant could use a facelift as well.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Love this place, perfect for special occasions, wait staff was great, just a relaxing place to go and steaks are excellent.

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2017

My folks and I were at the very well-known and historically excellent, Red Horse just this past week. We were there again this year, as we were last year at this time, to celebrate my birthday. My folks live in Rockville and were thrilled to go back to The Red Horse having had such a great experience the year prior. (It is hard to believe an entire year has flown by already.) Our server, Stephanie was excellent and extremely attentive to our needs and the evening with Mom and Dad was delightful. I have a funny feeling that we will be back there again next year :) Needless to say, we loved it! Thanks Red Horse for the carte blanche service!

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2017

Outstanding service, Great Food ,Great for a small get together.

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1.0Dined on September 3, 2017

The restaurant has a terrible odor when you walk in it smells like a funeral home they haven't updated anything in 40+ years selection of beer was ridiculous said we needed reservations but there wasn't a soul in there so we left and I would not recommend this to anyone the place needs to be shut down

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3.0Dined on August 27, 2017

Service was outstanding, but the facilities were dated, and offerings very conventional.

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4.0Dined on August 19, 2017

I was traveling back home and choose this restaurant because it was close to route 70. I had know idea that it would be the greatest meal I have had in years. The bus boy was amazing. in fact he was better than the waiter. I have already recommend this place to several friends. on the con side, I am a lighting designer and the lighting need to be address.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Fantastic food, superb service and a warm and inviting location. I am definitely looking forward to going back again.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2017

I've been coming here for years for special occasions and the meals have been constantly wonderful!

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3.0Dined on July 2, 2017

We were inpressed with the food but the restaurant decor is very dated. We would go there again but for the food only.

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2.0Dined on June 22, 2017

Don't order the bowl vs the cup of soup. Two dollars more for a different crock of the same size.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2017

I've come to the Red Horse for years for my birthday and anniversary. Tonight, though, they were out of the prime rib end cut and lettuce for a tossed salad. The prime rib and Caesar salad I did get were very goo, though.

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3.0Dined on May 24, 2017

Meats were over cooked and underseasoned

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2017

It was my first time here (my companion's second) and I will definitely return. The interior is "rustic" and somewhat dated. Tables are well aligned for visibility. Each of us selected the prime rib as our entrees. Mine was supposed to be medium rare, but arrived medium well - no, I didn't send it back in case you are wondering. It tasted great. My companion had an end cut and remarked that her's wasn't seasoned enough. Vegetables du jour were crisp and the bread supply was endless. I've seen mixed reviews about The Red Horse so was a bit reluctant to try it... I'm glad I did.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2017

I love this restaurant. I have been going here for over 30 years. The steaks just melt in your mouth.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2017

The service was mediocre. Although the waitress was pleasant, she forgot a few items and was slow in coming to the table. The food was just okay despite the prices being fairly high. We were there to celebrate our som's graduation and were not impressed.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Value didn't match the quality of the food. The service was good but still wouldn't recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2017

Awesome resturant. Great evening.

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