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“A healthy and tasty option in Frederick” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Orchard

The Orchard
43 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 663-4912
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Ranked #10 of 320 restaurants in Frederick
Cuisines: Vegan, Vegetarian, Healthy
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Laurel, Maryland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A healthy and tasty option in Frederick”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Was looking for something a bit different in Frederick including a wide range of vegetarian choices. Stopped in for lunch on a Saturday. Lots of options including vegetarian. Enjoyed a veggie sandwich. Tasted very fresh. Nice atmosphere and
decor plus reasonably priced.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Seoul, South Korea
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A nice place to sit and eat”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

The Orchard flies under the radar in Frederick, not having the high visibility of Volt or Tasting Room or similar. It's not the big star-studded date location, not the experimental cuisine place or anything flashy. The Orchard is, instead, a well-balanced, dependable and enjoyable experience. It's a great place to go for a leisurely, but not too-slow, dinner with friends or acquaintances, with a reasonably priced menu and a lot of good options to choose from. Try the gnocchi, if it's on the menu that night. The lighting and seating arrangements are functional and calm, with good spacing and a nice laid-back feel. A lot of people will feel the conversation flow here, and just as many will be content to sit back and make a little bit of small talk intermixed with peaceful silences. Overall, the Orchard is a dependable community place - not too much of anything, but enough to fit most everything.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Keedysville, Maryland, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Excellent Meal, Great Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The Orchard is a great restaurant. I have been going there for many years. The food is fantastic, fresh, never bland. There are many options without red meat. I love their tempura and stir fries. Their wine list is great and the service is wonderful. You can hold a conversation without shouting.

  • Visited January 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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Keedysville, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Most Excellent Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

The Orchard has been around in downtown Frederick for quite some time. It would be easy to rest on the laurels, but they do not. This restaurant continues to provide some of the best and freshest tasting food in the area. The stir fries and tempura are outstanding, as well as the freshest tasting salads around. Excellent service, excellent wine list, and even when busy you can hold a conversation at your table. This is a great restaurant.

  • Visited January 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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maryland
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Vegetarian done right”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

OK. How many times have you gone to a restaurant with your vegetarian husband and asked what veggie options they have on the menu, only to find out it's either going to be fettucine alfredo or pasta primavera? Granted, my husband has had some good primaveras and alfredos...but enough, already. That's not the case at The Orchard. What a pleasant surprise to find that the vegetables are the stars at this restaurant! The Orchard's meat options are delish, but this restaurant is the place you've been looking for to take your die hard carnivore friends and show them that a meal can be meatless and satisfying. The veggie salad is my all time fave. The appetizers are fresh and fun. The stir fries are light, tasty and satifying. The soups, yum. A great place to stop for tea (or coffee) and dessert. The lemon squares are decadent. This is a comfortable place, with a great atmosphere, in the heart of downtown. Seats by the window are great for people (and dog) watching. We always leave The Orchard feeling like we've eaten healthfully. We're filled but not uncomfortably stuffed. The prices are very reasonable. I think this place might be my favorite place to eat right now. Can't wait to go back!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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