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Mountain Gate Family Restaurant

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133 Frederick Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788-1813
+1 301-271-4373
05:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 22:00
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been driving past this restaurant for 30 years and never stopped. We won't make that mistake again! Homemade bread, soup, nice salad bar. Lots of choices on buffet. Wonderful desserts. And reasonable prices. We will be back!

Thank Dave G
Maryland Line, Maryland
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The floors, ceilings, tables, chairs, bathrooms, etc. needs to be completely updated and be thoroughly cleaned. My friend told me her waitress had an awful cold and was still working. The fried chicken was pretty good, the hot vegetables were canned and were of the instant variety. Sliced ham was good. Cold salads were OK. Every time we have ever... More 

Thank lindacruiser
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family stopped to eat after a day of snowboarding, so hunger was an understatement. There are plenty of menu items and the Buffet has a great variety to choose from. A little expensive for the quality though. The meat was dry (Turkey, Beef). The sweetest part of this visit was the cozy little shop where you can find handcrafted... More 

Thank Klm127
Poland, New York
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cute restaurant. nice setting, even have a small gift shop inside. Wait staff was Great ! And Many Deserts too choose from :)

Thank Russell B
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

I am not a fan of buffet style but this place is good. Salad is usually fresh and the hot food stays well attended. The parking lot is always busy, so I expect this place is doing well. I recommend you go for breakfast. The locals do. ;)

Thank Mic S
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at MountainGate several times. Living in the area, we know it's a popular place to eat for travelers. Every time we go there, it's usually because I get a hankering for a buffet. Every time we go out here Quality of the food seems to get worse and worse. The presentation of the food is not a... More 

Thank S P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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156 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We've been here before, on bus trips, but it's been many years. We were very glad to find it still in business, and the array of choices is nearly mind-boggling. We were delayed by lousy weather, so arrived after 3 pm for a late lunch. The salad bar was pretty good, the veggies were terrific, and these were kept refreshed.... More 

Thank Soars37
Fairfax, Virginia
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475 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Our group of 10 had dinner here. Most people ,including me, had the buffet and a few, including my wife, ordered from the menu. The buffet was just okay - not much meat. The big issue were the ordered meals, esp-especially my wife's. The order meals came u a little late, except for my wife's. When most of the people... More 

Thank Bob R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I remember when all the food was made from scratch. My wife and I visited it today and it was terrible. Almost everything came from a can or a box. To be fair the meat was good. They need to get those great Amish cooks to cook from scratch the way they used to. Fake potatoes and gravy. YUCK!

Thank Roy T
Raleigh, North Carolina
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Went with our family, 8 of total. Food was fresh on the buffet and a great variety. The shrimp and fish (Cod) was hot and moist. The salad bar was plentiful. The carved ham and steaks and chicken so good. Many homemade desserts and also delicious. They have a small store with local items, among other things. Fun place, great... More 

Thank Laura S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 Frederick Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788-1813
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Thurmont
  • Phone Number: +1 301-271-4373

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?