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Minerva Indian Cuisine

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16240 Frederick Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4001
(301) 948-9898
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Really Good Indian Food

I found Minerva's when I worked in Herndon - imagine my joy when I found out they had a restaurant near my home. Their complete dinner (I am a BIG fan of their butter chicken) is just delightful. I also love their Dhal, spicy and hot but not so much that you can't taste the food. The complete... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
BullyLover2
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Darnestown, MD
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Rockville, Maryland
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I am not particularly fond of Indian cuisine, and I found this restaurant to have a reallya authentic flavor. Everything was delicious. We ordered a dinner, so we had a sample of different things. Portions are big and good to share. The location is very unpretentious and decoration simple, it feels like home cooked Indian Food

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

If you're on holiday from India then go here only if you're really starved for Indian food. Wide variety of South Indian and North Indian dishes but the quality and taste is quite average. Service wasn't too great either...we had remind them a few times

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Darnestown, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I found Minerva's when I worked in Herndon - imagine my joy when I found out they had a restaurant near my home. Their complete dinner (I am a BIG fan of their butter chicken) is just delightful. I also love their Dhal, spicy and hot but not so much that you can't taste the food. The complete dinner includes:... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The chef or the cook in the kitchen did not put the exact ingredients that is writen on the menu. I asked for giner chicken white pieces of white meat , I got it with with dark meat. Even the waiter disagree with me telling me it's cooked with dark not white . I asked for the menu to show... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This place is conveniently located at intersection of Shady Grove Rd. and Frederick Road (Rte. 355, aka Rockville Pike to the south). I've been there several times over several years for the lunch buffet, which features the largest variety of foods I've ever seen in an Indian restaurant buffet. The food is fresh and delicious and the offerings have often... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great atmospher, great selection on the Buffet Line, and attentive staff. This place os way out of the way for us But we make the drive because it is so good. I havent tried the dinner menu yet But im sure its delisious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Decent Indian food near our hotel, and only one odd thing: if a waiter dissuaded you from tipping, what would you think? Does the manager take all tips away from them or something?

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

When we eat at Indian restaurants, we have difficulty deciding what to order. So buffet allows us to sample and enjoy many dishes. Minerva has several branches, and we tried them all. This one is usually the best, for taste and variety of dishes. Several in our family eat vegetarian. They have plenty of tasty choices. For meat-eaters, this place... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My colleagues and I often have lunch at this local restaurant. The lunch buffet is all of the things you want in a buffet... it is exceptionally clean, well stocked and items replaced rapidly. The exceptional variety of food is kept warm and delicious. The cost is very reasonable and the wait staff is pleasant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I'm rating the lunch buffet. Strip mall is kinda dumpy. Parking sucks but the line is out the door though it moves pretty quickly. The best Tandoori chicken I've EVER had. Food is fresh and tastes prepared daily. Not like some places that reheat yesterday's food or use today's Tandoori chicken in tomorrow's butter chicken. Containers available to take food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16240 Frederick Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4001
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: (301) 948-9898

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm

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