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880 N East St, Frederick, MD 21701-5039
+1 301-378-2895
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Fenton, Michigan
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We couldn't get a reservation for Volt (waited too long), so we decided to try Family Meal. I really like the idea, family food with a special touch. Our salmon with farro was wonderful. It had a lot ght and silky sauce. Good salad to begin. The wine list was good; we would have appreciated more regional selections. There were... More 

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Thank dawnbeth2
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had time to kill in Frederick while my wife worked so I thought I'd look for a local "diner" to linger over breakfast and read the paper. Family Meal sounded dinerish so I headed out. The location was right for a local diner - an older commercial area, but the building was boxy with lots of glass. Almost like... More 

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Thank Steve B
Charleston, West Virginia
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with friends after some brewery hopping. We shared duck fat fries and Mac and cheese which were tasty. I had mussels and liked them very much but wanted more of them. My friends got meat loaf and fried chicken and said both were really good. Bustling atmosphere, modern dining room. Service was excellent. 30 minute wait even after 9... More 

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Thank WVBirdie
Minnesota
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95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner is touted as a Top Chef runner up. We figured that they must know how to make an interesting meal. So, we stopped in for breakfast. We were greeted by a friendly, but standard east coast brusque server. I think that they must get a negative reaction a lot from tourists passing through, because after we ordered (and... More 

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Thank FoderickE
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great, clean gem. Enjoyed duck fat potatoes, pastrami, mac and cheese and Brussels sprouts salad were delish! Would pass on the Cubano next time.

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Thank Ashley B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the 2nd celebrity chef restaurant I've been to and both visits have been a disappointment. Overpriced, oversalted, over hyped.

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1 Thank Danielle G
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to the Family Meal several times since they opened, very busy every time, including week nights. We've tried just about everything on the menu and it's all good! Maybe their best dish is their burger! Have very creative and excellent desserts!

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Thank Evan R
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really really good food! Fried chicken was perfectly cooked and portions were generous, great house made pickles and biscuits, with spicy dipping sauce on the side. Try the chicken pot pie fritters appetizer! Great home cooking, quick and friendly service. A bit noisy when busy (lots of hard surfaces reflect noise) but interesting atmosphere and lots of free parking.

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Thank Kathleen H
New Market, Maryland
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63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

My wife and daughter and I ate breakfast here recently. I ordered the eggs any style where I received bacon and a sausage link. I also ordered a side of home fries. My daughter ordered the same thing. My wife had the omelet with a side of bacon. I ordered my eggs over medium. Even if they would have come... More 

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Beijing, Beijing, China
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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

What tastes like a fancy restaurant but looks like a diner? Family Meal in Frederick! Thinking of it as a fancy restaurant helps you understand Shrimp and Grits or Steak and Eggs (for lunch) at $20. Thinking of it as a diner helps you feel "come as you are casual" and "bring the whole family." Fresh ingredients, thoughtful presentations, trendy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 880 N East St, Frederick, MD 21701-5039
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
  • Phone Number: +1 301-378-2895
Description
Chef Bryan Voltaggio's modern American diner offers affordable all-day meals in a former Frederick car dealership transformed by clever design and raw, natural materials into an open, airy space, with a long counter fronting an open kitchen; its menu elevates the comfort-food canon, while adult beverages include boozy milkshakes as well as wine, beer and cocktails. Signature dishes include Fried Chicken with Buttermilk Biscuits, Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy and Duck Fat Fried Potatoes.

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