We're fans of Volt and Chef Voltaggio so had planned on wrapping-up our anniversary weekend with an overnight in Frederick and a nice meal at Volt. Sadly, the weather had different plans and Volt was without power so off to Family Meal we went.
Overall, we had a great meal, which I'd rate a 4.5 if TA allowed a half-point.
Started with the deviled eggs, home-made but with a touch of trout roe, bacon, sea salt. They were a bit on the salty side but creamy smooth and quite tasty nonetheless.
Highly recommend trying the Bee's Knees cocktail: a refreshing summer treat with a kick. Adult lemonade indeed! The Frisco Sour was also worth a try!
The fried chicken was the highlight of our 2 entrees--moist, crispy, pan fried and just like my Mom's especially when jazzed with a bit of Frank's hot sauce! The biscuits were more layered and pastry-like with a nice herbal touch, definitely NOT my Mom's buttermilk variety! The flat iron steak well cooked, nicely seasoned, and simply presented but as noted in earlier reviews, a bit scant on portion.
Our (duck fat) fries were scrumptious, but just a little heavy-handed on the salt.
We so wanted to try one of the adult milkshakes, but opted for the blackberry-peach cobbler with ice cream...so good we wanted to lick the bowl!
Our waitress, Hannah was WONDERFUL! Ask to sit in her section and you'll be happily and promptly served--even in a packed house.
We highly recommend you give Family Meal a try for their novel approach to creating comfort food with a foodie twist. It's a bit pricier than Waffle House or your local diner, but as they say, you get what you pay for. We're looking forward to our next trip to Frederick and a great meal at one of Voltaggio's restaurants.
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