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PRICE RANGE
$12 - $40
CUISINES
American, Bar, Contemporary, Dining bars
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Takeout Available
  • Outdoor Seating Available
Updated 10/15/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/15/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed January 8, 2022

First time here. I thought Bolder had an interesting menu with a number of things I wanted to try. I had the cheesy shrimp pasta and it was tasty. Everything other folks had was also very good. Restaurant reminded me of Iron Bridge. We went...Saturday for a late lunch and the place was very quiet.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed November 29, 2021

Recently drove out from Frederick for brunch here the Sunday following Thanksgiving. Perhaps because of the holiday/travel day, it wasn't very busy at noon. We enjoyed some great drinks and sizeable portions. And one thing that caught my attention was how COLD the draft beer...was...wow! Rare to find good draft beer that is ice cold. Kudos there! The food was very tasty, staff was friendly without being intrusive and I'd definitely eat here again.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed September 26, 2021 via mobile

I'll start with positive- we had a great waiter and my partner enjoyed his steak. I ordered the shrimp linguine and I won't rate it because I'm not sure if it's meant to be that way but the sauce was so heavy and rich I...could only eat about 1/3rd of it. The brownie sundae was delicious. Negative- much confusion at the hostess stand. There was a party of 5 that came in ahead of us and two younger girls at hostess stand. I'm not sure what they were doing but eventually they sat them outside. We had reservations and asked for a table outside. One girl said she would check and went outside. Another girl came and asked to help I said we had reservations and wanted to sit outside. She said there aren't any tables. The other girl came in and said there's one table but the other girl sat us inside. Whatever, we sat inside. A couple came in without reservations as we were sitting down asked to be sat outside and were led out. There is way too much going on at hostess stand, they are checking in people, getting takeout orders, and the 2 wait staff kiosks are all crowded in one space.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 31, 2021

Possibly the worst dining experience of my life at a total cost of 240 dollars. The owner is rude, insulting and provides poor leadership. She insulted the entire dining party because the steak was overdone and the vegan meal was covered in cheese and butter....When the owner was told that nearly half the time I order vegan, it comes back incorrectly. What's worse are the insults. We were at fault for the incorrect meals according to the owner. She would not stop insulting the party, even after we requested the insults stop. We were regulars, multiple times a week, but no more. On a previous visit, one of our guests, from out of town and elderly was repeatedly insulted by the same owner. I am an educated business owner. This situation is untenable. Kindly avoid such a restaurant and do not put your free time at risk. If we are truly free enterprise, then this behavior must be removed from our community. Stay away. I should have. Daniel Holiday was victimized multiple times. We are slow learners. Don't make our mistake.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 30, 2021

The service was lousy, the drinks were WAY overpriced, the beef was raw. Nothing good to say about our recent visit. We were bragging to friends about how good this place was and boy were we all let down in high fashion. Don't think our...former favorite place will see us again any time soonMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 25, 2021

I hate to write a positive review of this restaurant because it may encourage even more diners to come to this already popular and crowded restaurant. We dined here recently and had a great meal which was served in a timely manner despite the restaurant...being full. Service was great as well. We look forward to our next visit!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 10, 2021 via mobile

I just loved the whole experience! The food was delicious. The service was good. The restaurant is decorated well. If you go on a weekend, get a reservation, we did!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 19, 2021

Living in Damascus, MD, there are no good restaurants in town. But just 15-20 mins up the road in Mt. Airy is this lovely little spot with an outdoor patio that serves wonderful food. Whether you are going for brunch (Eggs benedict Maryland-style with crab...cakes and fried green tomatoes? yes please!), lunch, happy hour, or dinner, the food is consistently very good.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed July 11, 2020 via mobile

They have a nicely varied menu, and everything was very well prepared and flavorful. Ordering by phone was straightforward, curbside pickup was quick and easy in spite of a very busy restaurant.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 4, 2020 via mobile

Excellent local restaurant with a great atmosphere. Varied menu options, and food comes out fresh and consistently delicious. Cool bar with a great vibe and drinks-Worth the trip!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed April 5, 2020 via mobile

The staff and service at Bolder is amazing! We are from New York and we’e looking for delivery to our dear friend in Mt Airy. The staff was extremely helpful, kind and compassionate. I am thankful for their efforts, assistance and generosity under challenging circumstances....Next time we are in Mt. Airy we will be sure to stop.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed March 13, 2020

Visited for the second time recently with another couple. Great variety of tasty food and drinks. I shall return.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant with friends and with my husband. We have celebrated birthdays and anniversaries here. Great atmosphere! Wonderful food! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 10, 2020 via mobile

We really enjoy the food and service at Bolder. Both are top notch. Good luck parking though. The lot is bad enough to keep me away.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 2, 2020

Though we have had some so-so experiences here recently, today's brunch was excellent. Eggs Benedict were very well prepared - eggs poached properly, thick sliced Canadian bacon, way better than average home fries and my wife's short ribs were moist and tender and a generous...serving. Served with subbed home fries for grits along with eggs, it made for a hearty meal. Was today so much better because the manager, Ellie, was there? Could be and would hope to see her often if that's the case.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Yes, they have GF options.
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According to a Google search, Paul Saiz.
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Yes, BOLDER food/drink offers takeout services.

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BOLDER food/drink is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4