One of the best things about visiting Frederick is that there is always something new to see, or in this case eat. The county is constantly changing and adding more and more delicious dining options to its map. Check out our list of the top 10 new restaurants worth trying in Frederick!
1. Raw Bar
Firestone’s has been a familiar name in Frederick for years with its popular restaurant and market. This year the business expanded to include Raw Bar, an intimate and newly renovated space offering oysters, charcuterie, and a full bar.
Must try: Oysters on the half shell of course!
The moment you walk into this chic dining room, you know you’ve found a sophisticated place. Serving modern American cuisine with a French influence, the service here strives to be warm and attentive. The menu changes often, with fresh seasonal selections offered every day.
Must try: The Banter – House cured fork tender Waygu corned beef, gruyere, black Russian bread, house country mustard, roasted corn salad, served with three potato salad
Dreaming of a European getaway? This new restaurant and wine bar is sure to provide a delicious taste of France. Enjoy a quick lunch, linger over a romantic dinner, or start your Sunday with a unique brunch.
Must try: Entrecote Steak Frites – Char crusted boneless ribeye steak, served with pommes frites and catsup
What started in Carolina Beach, NC has come to Downtown Frederick! Lined with TVs playing whichever game you are hoping to watch, this oyster bar offers more than just oysters. Pop in for a basket of fish and chips or bring some friends and split a steampot.
Must try: Low Country Boil - Shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn, and a side of slaw, steamed in Old Bay
With some of the most beautiful outdoor seating in Frederick, Opa is located along Carroll Creek Park and offers authentic Greek cuisine. Depending on what you order, dining here can be just as entertaining as it is delicious!
Must try: Saganaki – Pan fried Kefalograviera cheese ignited by a shot of Ouzo tableside
Chef Jorge Velasquez has a unique twist on Peruvian cuisine that you won’t find anywhere else. This is an excellent place to dine in or bring take your food with you!
Must try: Mayta’s Ceviche - Fresh seasonal fish marinated in citrus juice, sweet potato glaze, corn kernels, aji amarillo leche de tigre
Housed in a building that survived the epic flood of the 70’s, McClintock uses organic grains to produce spirits that are milled in-house. Check out this incredible building with a tour and taste their sustainably produced gin and whiskey.
Must try: Forager Gin - A vapor infused new-world style gin using botanicals inspired by native herbs found in the Appalacian Wilderness
Confession: Reina is not actually a new restaurant. However, they do have a totally new menu which makes them worthy of this list. The new menu features contemporary American cuisine and the ambiance is just as lovely as ever.
Must try: Crabenedict (brunch only) – Toasted English muffin served with crab cakes, two poached eggs, and stone ground mustard hollandaise sauce served with country fried potatoes
9. Silver Diner
Silver Diner has reinvented the diner experience by creating a menu featuring classic American favorites with a contemporary twist for today’s lifestyles — heart-healthy options, no trans fat, fresh and locally sourced ingredients, and entrées with fewer than 600 calories.
Must try: Banana Stuffed French Toast - Layered with vanilla bean créme, sliced bananas, chocolate chips, salted caramel and vanilla drizzle
10. Good Juju
Located in historic Everedy Square, Good Juju is Frederick’s juice and smoothie bar. There are plenty of gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian options available, encouraging healthy but still tasty eating. Breakfast and lunch entrees compliment juice and smoothies to make lots of full meal options.
Must try: Tropical Bowl - A mixture of mango, pineapple, banana and coconut water, topped with shredded coconut, coconut granola, strawberries and banana