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Family Meal

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880 N East St, Frederick, MD 21701-5039
+1 301-378-2895
07:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

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

1 Thank Danielle G
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

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!

Thank Evan R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 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.

Thank Kathleen H
New Market, Maryland
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank Dorian D
Beijing, Beijing, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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 

Thank Billiemunoz
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Went for breakfast with a small group. Made a reservation online, had no problem getting seated. Prices are a little high however, the portions were big and the food was delicious. The wait staff was also very friendly.

Thank MachinaTiger
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Visited Family Meal with my children since my husband was out of town. We were surprised to see the spaghetti was removed from the menu. Bow tie buttered noodles are offered instead which is difficult for kids to eat unless cut up. Ordered the chicken which was amazing! Ordered collard greens which were entirely TOO SPICY and I love a... More 

Thank QuadMFamily
Frederick, Maryland
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Trendy and good food but the hard, sleek aluminum surfaces and open kitchen make for very noisy dining.

Thank MWLMunson
Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Had a great meal. The chicken pot pie fritters are a must! Also the duck fat fries with three dipping sauces were delicious. Wait staff was friendly and helpful. Would definitely eat there again.

Thank Lorrie B
Roslyn, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I had the pleasure of dining at Family meal on a Sunday afternoon, for, well, a family meal! It was delicious! My cousin eats there frequently, and was the one to recommend it. We had about a 15-minute wait, which isn’t bad for a Sunday afternoon. My Aunt and I got the short rib onion soup and it was phenomenal!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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
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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over a year ago
Sharpsburg, Maryland, United States

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