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Family Meal

880 N East St, Frederick, MD 21701-5039
+1 301-378-2895
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“fritters” (37 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (41 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
880 N East St, Frederick, MD 21701-5039
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181 - 190 of 533 reviews

Reviewed October 17, 2015

We had an unexpected day off, so headed here for a belated birthday lunch. I'm told the meatloaf was a good as ever, but my "house-cured pastrami" was just average. The pastrami was too fatty for my taste. Something just seemed off here on this...More

Thank PlansAhead
Reviewed October 14, 2015

Food is super yummy- fried chicken, chicken pot pie fritters, deviled eggs, and braised beef brisket among my favorites. Lunch is priced a little better. Definitely worth trying!

Thank Donna F
Reviewed October 14, 2015

The first time I entered the Family Meal, I was greeted by two lovely, eager hostesses. I was waiting for another person, so I had to wait in the front area. From the 10-15 minutes I had, you can tell this was a well run,...More

Thank David B
Reviewed October 13, 2015

Perhaps we ordered the wrong things, but we had hoped for something memorable. Our waiter recommended the grits, saying he was from the South and knew what we had in mind. What came out was coarsely ground and unpleasantly flavored with cheese. The pimento mac...More

Thank D P
Reviewed October 11, 2015

We stopped after a day on the MD-PA trails. Great staff with a culture of service. They made good recommendations for food. Great fried chicken, grits and onion rings. We took the first available table outside but the hostess recalled our preference for a booth...More

Thank Chuck G
Reviewed October 8, 2015

I have been here several times for lunch. The service is amazing and you can tell thought goes into the dishes. My go-to app is the duck fat fries. They are amazing.

Thank Joshua D
Reviewed October 8, 2015

This has been a consistently very good restaurant experience. Not your run of the mill food preparation. Good place to take guests. The wait staff consistently advertise the chicken as their specialty - skip the chicken and try almost anything else (unless you really just...More

Thank fred200099
Reviewed October 4, 2015

We went here on the recommendation of friends and found it to be decent. Nice interior, friendly staff and prompt service. Slightly disappointed they do not carry fountain drinks (as I'm not a coffee person) but not the end of the world. I think my...More

Thank C M
Reviewed October 2, 2015

Four of us had lunch here and it was wonderful! It's a cute and busy art-deco diner with a very imaginative menu. Some of the best onion rings we've ever had (corn-flake encrusted) with a side of delicious horseradish mayo sauce. The deviled eggs were...More

Thank DiamondGirl1011
Reviewed September 27, 2015

We found our way up to Frederick and stopped in at Family Meal. Of course we know of Volt and had heard about this other / less expensive place by the famous chef bryan voltaggio. Honestly we did not know what to expect driving thru...More

Thank Neil F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 880 N East St, Frederick, MD 21701-5039
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
  • Phone Number: +1 301-378-2895
  • E-mail
Chef Bryan Voltaggio's modern American diner offers affordable all-day meals in a former Frederick car dealership transformed by clever design and raw, natural materials into an open, airy space, with a long counter fronting an open kitchen; its menu elevates the comfort-food canon, while adult beverages include boozy milkshakes as well as wine, beer and cocktails. Signature dishes include Fried Chicken with Buttermilk Biscuits, Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy and Duck Fat Fried Potatoes.
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