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Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar

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44 N Market St, Fl 1, Frederick, MD 21701-5471
+1 301-698-8922
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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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Missoula, Montana
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279 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

We just went there for dinner. I had the watermelon salad and bacon wrapped scallops. Excellent meal with great service. The place is noisy.

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Thank jsMT1994
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 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.

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Freelton, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

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.

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Thank Doug G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 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.

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Nelson, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

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 

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Thank Don. T
Bethesda, Maryland
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

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.

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Thank alphawolf
Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

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 

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Thank kilaonig
Lincoln, Virginia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

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 

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Damascus, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

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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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $35
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 301-698-8922
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?