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9713 Traville Gateway Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
301.309.9090
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food!

This is the original Cava and it's tucked into a strip shopping center. Don't be fooled by the outside, the inside is dark and cozy. You may even need your phone light to read the menu and it's fairly loud in there. But it is fun and the food is terrific. I've been coming here since it opened and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Jayne K
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Rockville, Maryland
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Rockville, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is the original Cava and it's tucked into a strip shopping center. Don't be fooled by the outside, the inside is dark and cozy. You may even need your phone light to read the menu and it's fairly loud in there. But it is fun and the food is terrific. I've been coming here since it opened and have... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It is a fun atmosphere and great food. Love the crazy feta and meatballs. I like that they added reservations as a option but after your time is up, they really want the table back.

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Bethesda, Maryland
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Cava is one of my absolute fave local restaurants with local patronage. Don't judge a book by it's cover - the exterior is not exciting as it is in a strip mall, however once you open the door you are rewarded with its hidden charm and character - exposed brick, candles and family photo decor. They have a cozy, romantic... More 

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Washington DC
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I have been to this restaurant several times with friends. It is always busy during lunch hour. The food is good, but expensive. The lunch special are good value (ok price and decent portion) The other dishes expensive considering the portions are pretty small. The service is usually good (efficient enough but not friendly) in my experience. I only go... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Have been going to this Cava location since it opened. The meats they use are exceptional. My favorites are the lamb chops and the mini gyro. There is also an array of dips that are freshly made from scratch. The service is refreshingly friendly and attentive. You never have to hunt down your server or ask for anything. All of... More 

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Northport, New York, United States
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207 reviews 207 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I heard about this place from my friend who is engaged to one of the owners, and her parents who rave about it. My family and I went there last Saturday and boy were we positively surprised. I expected it to be good, but it wasn't just good. It was great! It far exceeded our expectations. I never expected that... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Have been dining here for years. The food is always exceptional. The menu changes seasonally so the variety is nice. Best items: village salad is great. Haloumi cheese is simply prepared but oh so tasty. Lamb sliders are simply divine. Scallops risotto is delicious. Only downside to Cava is the noise. It would be nice to invest in noise reduction... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Unless you live in the neighborhood, Cava Mezze is in an out-of -the way location in the Traville Shopping Center - essentially a strip mall adjacent to the University of Maryland Shady Grove Campus. But this is not college grub. It's a trendy and tasty mezze-style (small portions for sharing) Greek restaurant that always attracts a good crowd. Have eaten... More 

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Keswick, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The beet salad is wonderful! My friend and I both had the filet mignon with gorganzola cheese on top w/a bit of blue cheese - it melts in your mouth. Yes, it's loud but the quality of the farm-fresh food and large choice of menu tapa items makes it a meal to remember! You can drive by it easily so... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I ate here with friends on a Friday night. The place was packed and tables were right up against each other. You would have never guessed how trendy and cute it was on the inside just by looking at the plain outside. My husband and I ordered the gyros and ate WAAAY too much pita bread. I can't deny that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9713 Traville Gateway Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: 301.309.9090

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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