How do you spend your Sunday mornings? If you are like many people in Frederick and Montgomery Counties, brunch is an important weekend ritual! Where do you go for great food and atmosphere? Luckily, there are plenty of great local options! Here are just a few local favorites:
West side of Frederick: Dutch’s Daughter, https://dutchsdaughter.com/
This Frederick standby has a favorite since 1984, with good reason! Known for their high-quality food and excellent service, they also have bragging rights to amazing crab cakes (winner of Best of the the Best 2017 and Frederick Magazine’s Best of Frederick 2017 for best crab cakes!) The Sunday brunch buffet is quite a spread, including cream of crab soup, salads, eggs (with and without crab!), prime rib, bacon, potato wedges and more! Save room for dessert, because they have plenty of them on offer at the buffet, including chocolate-covered strawberries, eclairs, pecan pie and others. Bonus…if you like a mimosa with brunch, the prices here can’t be beat.
Downtown Frederick: Isabella’s, http://isabellas-tavern.com/
Isabella’s, in beautiful downtown Frederick, is well-known for its tapas menu for lunch and dinner, but should not be overlooked for brunch! They offer a variety of tasty eggs benedict and omelette options, as well as salads, pancakes, and burgers. Their menu is seasonal and may vary daily, so expect to see new menu items whenever you visit!
East Street, Frederick: Family Meal, http://www.voltfamilymeal.com/
Breakfast is served all-day, every day, at Family Meal. This is a popular Sunday morning spot in Frederick, and one that should be experienced! The restaurant is one of Bryan Voltaggio’s (a Frederick native who competed on both Top Chef and Top Chef Masters). Located on East Street, in a building that used to be a car dealership with large windows all around, the area has an industrial vibe. Patrons can see into the kitchen – sit at the bar for an up-close view of the action!
Northern Montgomery County: The Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain, http://www.thecomusinn.com/dining/
The Comus Inn is an elegant venue overlooking Sugarloaf Mountain. It is a popular site for weddings and banquets. Brunch fare has a southern flair here, including options such as Fried Catfish Po Boy and Florida Rock Shrimp and Grits. The omelettes are not to be missed, along with another favorite, Chicken and Waffle.
Potomac, MD: Founding Farmers, https://www.wearefoundingfarmers.com/
This farmer-owned restaurant is able to brag of making almost all of their food and drink from scratch…bread, butter, pasta, desserts, ice cream, and even sodas! This 3-star certified green restaurant sources most ingredients from family farms. For brunch, there are plenty of “breakfast cocktails” and French Press coffee to enjoy. Meals range from the healthy (protein plate) to the decadent (vanilla cream filled french toast with maple cinnamon sugar, anyone?).
Get out and explore some of the great brunch options this weekend!