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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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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 yesterday NEW

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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved everything. Shrimp and grits, fried chicken, salmon. Even the kids pancakes and applesauce were the best we every had. Tim was an excellent waiter too. We'll go back.

Thank Katrinka703
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend the fried chicken. Excellent taste and enough for two. While the food is five star, the price ends up being a little too expensive since all the items are ordered separately - total adds up.

Thank al c
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With all due respect to Mr. Voltaggio, a local celebrity, the food, service and ambiance is okay. Price is just too high for the type of food served. The restaurant's name is somewhat misleading; this is not a restaurant that caters to families and guests really don't see families sitting at the tables. It's more a place for "girls day... More 

Thank Magda M
Gettysburg, PA
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had been to this restaurant once before for an unmemorable evening, but it has such a following I gave it another chance as a fine dining place to take the boyfriend the other night. The first disappointment was watching him turn the menu to try to find the rest of his options, as the six or so main dishes... 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
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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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?