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Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar

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44 N Market St, Fl 1, Frederick, MD 21701-5471
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of my Frederick favorites for lunch. They have a three tapas special which is a great deal. Full service bar. Nice ambience. A little pricey for dinner.

Thank Jonathan W
Freelton, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A Saturday dining experience, enjoyable by the many taste sensations over the 7 dishes we shared between three people. Everything from fried asparagus and bacon wrapped figs to a chocolate cup to finish meal. The tastes and flavors we had were just great and all washed down with a very good sangria.

Thank Doug G
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for brunch and got the eggs Benedict and sausage gravy. It was wonderful. The kids had pancakes which were good too. A little bit of a longer wait but we had a larger group so understandable.

Thank Sean I
Nelson, Canada
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104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu is unusual and sophisticated. It features shrimp dishes,crab, mussels,beautiful use of brie and other cheeses as well as meat dishes. These are all tapas, but, larger servings that I would have expected. The interior has old world charm with comfortable bright tables and more dimly lit big booths. The lunch menu, if I remember correctly offered 3 tapas... More 

Thank Don. T
Bethesda, Maryland
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All four of us enjoyed our evening there. We arrived at our reservation time of 6 PM, got seated and served promptly. Lots of delicious choices.

Thank alphawolf
Silver Spring, Maryland
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered tapas for lunch: the brussel sprouts, the homemade potato chips with the goat cheese dip, the gambas, and the mussels. All of the dishes were excellent! Our waitress recommended the brussel sprouts and the chips and she was right! They were very good! And all four tapas were enough for my wife and I. We finished all and... More 

Thank kilaonig
Lincoln, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a restaurant owned by the the very good chef and restauranteur, Mike Isabella!! We had lunch there - the wait person got the order wrong, the food was very mediocre and some was inedible - namely the asparagus fries - not good at all - the sauce for the chorizo in potato chip was pretty good as... More 

Thank Q3965XJsusan
Damascus, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have never been disappointed in Isabella's. It is best enjoyed for a long leisurely meal. I recommend ordering a few items to start, but keep the menu and order more as you go. Some of my favorite dishes include the calamari, shrimp with black rice, mussels, chorizo with mashed potatoes, bacon wrapped dates, and any paella. Can you tell... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

While I would not generally recommend this place to out of area visitors for a full dinner - it is a great place for a few drinks and Tapas. I've visited Isabella's several times - both with business groups (small and large) as well as family - and while enjoyable, it's not my go to place for a nice, sit-down... More 

Thank Karey K K
Cebu City, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

American and other European food intrusion makes the " Spanish" part of the name somewhat suspect, particularly the lunch sandwich specials. But the fried asparagus was good, even if the choice of dressing could be more refined. The gaspacho was okay, but the lentil soup was a disappointment. I had the turkey club, which was good, but I will try... More 

Thank Bing M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $35
Mediterranean, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 N Market St, Fl 1, Frederick, MD 21701-5471
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
  • Phone Number: 3016988922
We welcome you to visit and enjoy our restaurant in downtown historic Frederick located in the Hendrickson Building. We have selected the finest Spanish cuisine complemented with an exclusive wine list. In the heart of historic Frederick, Maryland, Isabella"s has become a favorite destination for local residents and worldwide travelers alike in search of a truly Mediterranean dining experience.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?