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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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11:00 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: Buffet

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Can't beat their lunch buffet!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
drlynnrose
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Rockville, Maryland
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Ashburn, Virginia
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156 reviews 156 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Friends introduced us to Minerva. The food was excellent! Different dishes than we've normally seen at INdian restaurants geared to American taste buds. Vey enjoyable - loved the little sampler dishes one gets when one orders the Dinner. Well worth the $2 more. The service was attentive - perhaps a bit to the extreme w the water pitcher, but we... More 

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Maryland
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A group of friends was looking for a place to gather for lunch, and one of the women suggested Minerva. I am so glad to have had a chance to try this place. Diners can order off the menu, of course, but the best deal here is the buffet. We arrived at 12:45 on a Saturday and chose a comfy... More 

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Rockville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Usually go early for the lunch buffet since it can get crowded. Large selection of good eats. Service doesn't really matter since it is a buffet but they remove the spent plates and keep the water glasses full. Had not been there in a few months and it was time to get some of the tomato chutney, naan, tandori chicken... More 

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vineland, nj
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I was in Gaithersburg for work in November 2014. I had checked this place out on Trip Advisor and knew it was close to my hotel. I love Indian food, had three long workdays and wanted no fuss looking for dinner. Friday night no problem, ordered and picked up about half hour later. Chicken Tikka, Samosas, and Vegetable Korma were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Not even one item is good. Hospitality is poor. Only the ambience is good.I don't recommend this place.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

When we want Indian flavors, or even can't decide on a restaurant, we go here. The food is tasty, fresh, hot, and plentiful. Because it is buffet, we can get food in front of our 2-year old grand kids instantly. With several vegetarians and several meat eaters in our group, we find something for everyone. Can get busy at lunch... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Went to Minerva again after a year's absence, this time with friends. We did the lunch buffet and it was excellent. The dal was one of the best ever and the tandoori chicken was very tasty. The gulab jamuns were sweet---as expected---but not overly so.

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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?