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Minerva Indian Cuisine

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16240 Frederick Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4001
(301) 948-9898
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for the lunch buffet. $12 per person. It's worth it as it has all our favorite dish : butter chicken, goat curry, tandoori chicken, fish curry, daal , okra. The briyani chicken rice was very nice, perfect with the goat curry. The bread was fresh . Our vegetarian co workers were happy with the vegetarian table as... More 

Thank Yvette C
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent six weeks in Northern India in the summer of 2014. When I got back to the USA, I missed Indian food more than anything, and tried finding a good restaurant in the area. Minerva serves Indian food that is so fantastic that it compares to the food in local restaurants in Jaipur. My family now frequent the restaurant,... More 

Thank Shachar G
Houston, Texas
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Came here pretty late in the evening with family friends for dinner. Pretty good service, it took a while to get the food out though. The food was pretty decent, nothing special though. I'd come back if I was in the area.

Thank divya92
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Good Indian food, well attended by local community, convenient off the I-270. Wide choice of Indian food.

Thank lgodinho2016
Rockville, Maryland
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

I stopped by for the lunch buffet today, and I was thoroughly pleased with its variety. Several chicken dishes (I remember butter chicken and tandoori chicken; there were others); a good variety of vegetable-based dishes, enough for a vegetarian feast; at least three different varieties of fried rice, plus plain white rice if that's what you fancy; even goat, braised... More 

Thank RickWestlake
Olney, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Good service.plenty of food.good quality.Lack of small bowls for sambhar deserts.food was scaterd instead of Dosa Edly Sambhar together.No bowls for Sambhar.U should have more sambhar bowls.

Thank razdan1
Rockville, Maryland
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Husband and I had a delicious meal at Minerva's. We each ordered a dinner entree, which came with soup of the day, lentil dal, raita dessert and one dish. I had the butter chicken and my DH had the saag paneer. Both dishes were excellent. The service was quite slow, though the waiters were pleasant and friendly. The prices were... More 

Thank doglover3
Toledo, Ohio
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner with my wife during our recent visit to Washington DC. This restaurant was recommended to us by the hotel we stayed at and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious and plentiful. The main dish of your choice came with a naan, lentils, vegetables, raita, rice, soup and dessert. The prices were very reasonable. Definitely... More 

Thank Sanjivj J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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204 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

I stop at this restaurant when dinnertime has me driving from one work location to another, and I am always glad to eat here. The service is quick and friendly, and it's easy to mix and match the main dishes and sides to order exactly what I want, and there is a huge variety of dishes. The full dinners are... More 

Thank cmdevlin64
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been eating a Minerva for several years with large and small groups. The lunch buffet has a variety of vegetarian and meat dishes, with unlimited refilling. Fresh breads and desserts included. Owners very accommodating for the size of the group. In and out quickly, for those in a hurry. Free parking. Convenient location on 355 (Frederick/Rockville Pike).

Thank carolrm75

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Television
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16240 Frederick Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4001
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: (301) 948-9898

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