Join your neighbors and other Maryland foodies to try over a dozen local restaurants at the 2019 Frederick Restaurant Week.

There is simply no other way to try this many great places without breaking the bank. Restaurant Week (March 4–10) brings together communities, foodies, and the restaurants that love them in one festive week of special menus.

salmon en papillote

Courtesy of 200 Monroe

How does it work?

The Frederick Restaurant Week website lists the 18 participating restaurants. Simply check them out and browse their special RW menus. Find one (or several) that you like and make reservations. It's that easy!

Prices start as low as $15 for a two-course lunch, and each restaurant's listing will tell you exactly how much you'll pay for each prix fixe meal.

Brewer's Alley, fries, beer, burger

Courtesy of Brewer's Alley

What looks good?

Honestly, it all looks scrumptious. To give you an idea of the types of deals you'd get, here are my personal choices from what I'm seeing on offer:

Lunch at Brewer's Alley ($20.19): I love a good Shrimp Louie Salad so would start there before moving on to the Ludicrous Burger that features grilled cheese sandwiches as buns. Dessert would be the Lemon Meringue Pie with raspberry sauce because you'd need fruit to cancel out the calories in the burger, amirite?

Lunch at Isabella's Taverna and Tapas Bar ($20): Gambas al Pil Pil would be my starter because who doesn't love garlic shrimp? My main course would be the chicken and mushroom paella, and I would finish with the classic flan.

Dinner at 200 Monroe ($35): I'd start with the Smoked Mozzarella Arancini with Tomato Ragout, then the Salmon en Papillote with seasonal vegetables and orzo, and finish with the Flourless Chocolate Cake with berry coulis.

Isabella's Taverna, shrimp, tomato sauce

Courtesy of Isabella's Taverna and Tapas Bar

Know before you go

  • The prices listed for each restaurant do not include tax or gratuity. Be sure to factor that in and tip accordingly.
  • Restaurant Week tends to draw big crowds, so dining during slightly earlier or later hours might yield a better experience.
  • The discounted pricing is applied to the Restaurant Week menu; while you can certainly order additional items, kitchens may be limited during this special event. Don't be that guy who asks for discounts on regular menu items!

Are you heading to Restaurant Week in Frederick this year? What are some of your favorite restaurants or signature dishes? Let us know in the comments below!

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