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“Tasty steak at a pretty deserted restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bugaboo Creek Steak House - CLOSED

Bugaboo Creek Steak House
15710 Shady Grove Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
301-548-9200
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Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Tasty steak at a pretty deserted restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

My coworker and I stopped here, admittedly a little late on a weeknight for dinner. The first thing to know is watch for the signs, as it's hidden in a bizarre location behind a Red Lobster.

I found the service to be good, but we were more or less the only people in there. The waitress forgot things a couple times, but she was friendly and remedied it immediately.

It's a little strange - it's a very western theme - mounted stuffed animals, antler chandeliers. And they talk.

The food was excellent and reasonably priced. On your first Foursquare checkin, you get a free giant cookie (enough for 2 people to share).

They have a house Pale Ale brewed by Harpoon, which was excellent.

Overall, it's similar to a Texas Roadhouse or other reasonably priced chain places. The food was very good. I'd recommend it!

Visited May 2013
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English first
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Decent food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Liked the food, was priced accordingly. I ate in my first night here, then called for take-out the second night of my stay. They charged almost twice the amount it should have been, then when I asked for it to be corrected, they charged for a salad, which was supposed to be included with the meal according to the person who took my order, then they failed to bring an itemized reciept for my expenses so I had to wait for the bartender to return to get me that yet. All in all, my take-out order ended up taking just as much time to finalize as if I had eaten in, not worth it, Red Lobster is right next door.

Visited April 2013
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Fort Belvoir, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great Food and Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We were originally going to the nearby Red Lobster but passed due to a huge line spilling out the door (and let's face it- Red Lobster isn't worth the wait). Saw Bugaboo Creek and decided to give it a shot based on the decent crowd. Went inside and was pleasantly surprised. Outdoor atmosphere and dining area wasn't crowded. The waiter was very nice and instantly helped calm my daughter by pointing out the 'talking' Christmas tree. Kids are entertained by various other talking critters. I ordered a prime rib and it was one of the best I've had. Give it a shot. You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Germantown, Maryland
1 review
“Great Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We had read a few negative reviews, but wanted to try this restaurant anyway. Are we glad we did! The food was delicious and our server was great. Our water and tea glasses were never empty. We had the sampler app., sirloin steak, and prime rib. Everything was cooked exactly as we asked. My husband always likes his fries crispy and well done. He usually has to send them back for further cooking. He had steak fries and they were perfect the first time.
We went early in the day and it wasn't crowded at all. by the time we left, the place was packed. We liked the atmosphere of the restaurant. It was clean and the staff seemed cheerful. We got more food than expected for the price paid.
We will definitely go back.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rockville
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good lunch spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Frequent this place for workday lunches. They changed the menu a few months back and the lunch specials are quite what they use to be. Big surprise there. However it is still a good lunch and the service is always good. We typically go early and the place is typically quite busy by the time we leave.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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