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“Not Your Average Pizza Shop” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Coal Fire Pizza

Coal Fire Pizza
7820 Wormans Mill Road, Frederick, MD
(301) 631-2625
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Ranked #83 of 334 Restaurants in Frederick
Cuisines: Pizza
Description: Opened within the last six months.
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Description: Opened within the last six months.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
“Not Your Average Pizza Shop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We've been here a number of times, including May 18, and my thoughts are consistent with each of our visits. Pizza quality is good, but they go light on the meat toppings for some reason. Pizza crust is always nice and crispy, and the quality of the toppings is good. They give you three different sauces to choose from, from non-spicy to spicy, so they have something to please different pallets. They have an amazing selection of domestic beers, not only the traditional brews but a huge variety of microbrews - this is unique for pizza shops that I've been to. They also have a nice wine selection. Service has always been good. Atmosphere is nice, too, if a tad on the noisy side. They also have a number of sandwiches, pasta (mac and cheese looks great) and a nice little bar, so this is a full-service restaurant (except for dessert, which they do not offer).

  • Visited May 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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English first
Washington DC
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142 reviews 142 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Crispy Pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I usually don't like thin crusty pizza but Coal Fire's was crispy and I liked it very much. I had there signature sauce which was just slightly sweet and very tasty. I will go back.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Frederick, Maryland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Meh.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We've been to Coal Fire a few times, even taking guests on one of those visits because they wanted to try it. But I have yet to be impressed. The service is not that great. The pizza is not that great. The subs are decent but there are better places to get subs. The kid's menu is just odd. Fries are good. But with so many great pizza and sandwich places in Frederick I won't be making another trip to Coal Fire. There are just places I like much much better.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Frederick, Maryland
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“pizza is nothing special”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I have only eaten there once and it was so bad, I will not be back. They had a huge number of waitstaff and other bored-looking people hanging around with not much to do. The pizza was disappointing. There are far better pizzas to be had in Frederick (e.g. Brewer's Alley, Ilforno, Pizza Blitz, etc etc - even Lido's).

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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New Market, Maryland, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Good pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Their pizza is delicious. It is coal-fired so the crust is thin and very crispy. The sauce is different from most pizzas. We tend to get the signature sauce which is a little sweeter. I've had the spicy sauce in the past. While it is somewhat spicy, it tends to kick in later but it's not an unbearable spicy. Service is usually very good and attentive. Very nice food and experience.

  • 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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