Where to Eat in Brunswick: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 15, 2018 Tambra Mccollister

Brunswick is a city in Frederick County, Maryland, United States at the Maryland/Virginia border. The population was 5,870 at the 2010 census. Brunswick is home to three schools, Brunswick Elementary School, Brunswick Middle School, And Brunswick High School.
Things to do in Brunswick

1. Beans in the Belfry

122 W Potomac St, Brunswick, MD 21716-1113 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night +1 301-834-8378
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 164 reviews

Beans in the Belfry

Reviewed By MizCharli

We first discovered this spot on a bike ride between Point of Rocks and Harper's Ferry on the C & O Canal biking and hiking trail. Brunswick is seven miles from Point of Rocks and a good stopping point for refreshment and a pit stop. This place has great atmosphere - a historic 1700s church building that has been renovated into a coffee and lunch spot. Lots of group seating, whether soft chairs and sofas, or tables and chairs. Orders are walk-up and taken in the pulpit / choir loft area. Service is a little slower than other places, but that's no problem when you pass the time catching up with friends or admiring the stained glass windows. Staff is friendly, and food is good -- light fare of soups, salads and sandwiches, hot and cold drinks, plus a case of bakery items. We like to make B in the B our halfway point for meeting friends who live in Gettysburg.

2. Market Table Bistro

13 E Broad Way, Lovettsville, VA 20180-8609 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 540-822-3008
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 145 reviews

Market Table Bistro

Origin Specific Cuisine Local Season Lunch, Dinner and Brunch(Saturday & Sunday) Pet Friendly Patio

Reviewed By Judy P - Luray, Virginia

While the server was kind and attentive, and the catfish delicious, we were shocked at the pricing and lack of attention to detail for the restaurant in that price range. Pulling up we noticed immediately lack of attention to landscape detail, including empty flower beds, no mulch and front porch dirty/not swept. There was nothing warm to greet us. There was plastic seating on the patio. When we stepped inside while we appreciate the minimalistic style, it was not a warm or inviting atmosphere. When opening the menu, we found it very wordy and confusing, and the prices were shocking. While the main course ($26.00 for catfish on rice only) was delicious, it was way out of proportion to the price and plate (both huge). I think with some attention to detail for atmosphere (can be minimalistic with atmosphere) and price adjustments (maybe add a salad) and warm up the entrance, the farm to table experience could step up because the catfish was really delicious!

3. A Better Choice Bakery

27 W Potomac St, Brunswick, MD 21716-1112 +1 301-969-0341
Excellent
75%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
25%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 4 reviews

A Better Choice Bakery

Reviewed By Juliet P - Brunswick, Maryland

You can stop in and pick up a great assortment of freshly baked items. Food allergies are not an issue. This bakery caters to those with specific dietary needs. You can also order special occasion items. You can find the baked goodies at farmers markets and stores, but why not get it fresh from the overn??

4. Guide House

19112 Keep Tryst Rd, Knoxville, MD 21758-1315 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 301-655-3663
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 65 reviews

Guide House

Reviewed By Crcb - Williamsburg, Virginia

This small restaurant has an outdoor rafting theme, which suits its location near Harpers Ferry and the Appalachian Trail. It was lively on a Friday night. The crab soup was very good, the hamburgers and grilled cheese sandwich were average, the French fries soggy, and the salad crisp, if uninspired. The cupcakes (apparently the only dessert offered) were very good. They have a large selection of beers and other drinks. The raspberry lemonade was good. Service was fairly slow but very friendly.

5. Country Cafe

1723 W Washington St, Bolivar, Not Harpers Ferry, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-6326 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 304-535-2327
Excellent
57%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 171 reviews

Country Cafe

Reviewed By Bonnie H - Charles Town, West Virginia

Have always wanted to go here after living in the area for 11 years so we decided to go try them for a nice Sunday Holiday Weekend Breakfast. Did actually try to eat here before but arrived only to find it closed even though it was a day they should have been open according to their hours. Parking is an issue because there really isn't much in front of it 2-3 spaces at the most so you have to do street parking. When we arrived we could tell by the cars it was busy. Walked in and every table was full and there were folks ahead of us. There is no sign that says please wait to be seated or please check in at the register and no one taking names. Eventually one of the only 2 servers they had looked at us and said it will be awhile. It was and more folks arrived but no one else was seated during that time. About 3/4 of the folks that were seated did not have their meals so again we figured going to be awhile. All of a sudden the other server a young man looked our way and said are you on the wait list? We said what wait list? He said well I will put your name on it. Again we waited. A table left and they actually separated a 4 top into 2 tables so it appeared yea we were going to be seated. BTW no one behind us got put on a wait list either. He came and got us and the couple behind us. Our table was bare no condiments, utensils etc. He tossed us a couple of menus and said do you want something to drink. We both ordered coffee. He came back sort of slammed the full mugs of coffee on the table both had spoons in them, the coffee sloshed around and he left. So we both take cream and I use sweetener but alas there was none. We waited and he eventually came back and said you ready to order? My husband said well some cream, sweetener, salt and pepper napkins and silverware would be nice to start. He said and I kid you not This is verbatim, Well, we pulled this table apart to make 2 so your's doesn't have all that stuff on it. My husband said so because you pulled the tables apart does that mean we don't get any of that? He said sure and that is when we got up and left. Seriously I ask you WHY does this area make it so hard to support local business and then they are shocked when a business fails? I can't review the food because we got none and we won't be back to try it but I can tell you that this place is in need of some server help and better management.

6. Little Red Barn Ice Cream Cafe

4610 Lander Rd, Jefferson, MD 21755-7803 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch +1 301-378-8100
Excellent
59%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Little Red Barn Ice Cream Cafe

Reviewed By MarySL00 - Washington DC, District of Columbia

Average selection of sandwiches for lunch and options for breakfast all day (bagels, eggs, etc). Side of chips or pickle in combos. Great selection of ice cream. Soft-serve ice-cream also available. Nice casual patio with tables and Adirondack chairs. Combos around 10$.

7. Potomac Street Grill

31 E Potomac St, Brunswick, MD 21716-1471 Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 5 - SGD 24 +1 301-969-0548
Excellent
59%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 107 reviews

Potomac Street Grill

Syrian family owned business 26 yrs of food service unique middle eastern food and some other tastes from around the world with our own touch, so stop in and enjoy our cozy atmosphere and great staff to accomendate your needs we also do catering and we have outside seating if weather permits hope to see you then Potomac Street Grill!!

Reviewed By Rosalee B - Jarrettsville, Maryland

Great service. Food was good but salad had slimy black pieces in it that were old greens gone bad. Just enough to make it unappetizing. I picked them out. The falafel was delicious and the tahini sauce, cucumber yogurt and cider dressing were also delicious.
First iced tea could have been fresher. Second was great. Such a nice little restaurant with good food choices, good service, a bar, and everything. Just need a little more attention to freshness of certain items.

8. The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

42461 Lovettsville Rd, Lovettsville, VA 20180-2334 Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Brunch, Lunch SGD 33 - SGD 123 +1 540-822-9017
Excellent
73%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

Sourcing food that satisfies the palate while fulfilling our goals of supporting small local artisan growers and producers and utilizing our farm as the chef's pantry gives us the opportunity to create a progressive menu that draws its inspiration from the seasons and in harmony with the earth. The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm presents a venue with a breathtaking view and natural setting overlooking the Potomac River. Our farm to your table presents local, organic, seasonal cuisine. Dining Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening, Saturday or Sunday brunch/lunch, Sunday Supper, a wedding, rehearsal dinner, corporate or special event - we strive to exceed your dreams. The chef's innovative and skillfully excited dishes follow the lead of nature, being mindful of the environment.

Reviewed By LLJohnson5 - Haymarket, Virginia

Well, I have enjoyed Marcel’s , Restaurant Eve and other “nice” restaurants and I get the impression that at $100+ a head Patomack is trying to offer the same experience. Tonight they had some sort of fall theme going on and almost every course they served had something burning (straw,cinnamon sticks, sycamore and grape leaves). While the food was good (creative and a solid god but not excellent) it just didn’t make sense, for example they served “A homage to Linden Vineyards”, which was burning vineyard leaves from the winery and a skewer of Atlantic Sturgeon from NC, (which was so over cooked I thought it was pork) but where was the relevance in fish from another state to the vineyard? The little story cards with each meal was cute and made for interesting conversation.
Anyway, because of the theme the restaurant was filled with smoke fumes because all the diners were being severed the same themed dishes, which didn’t make for an enjoyable meal as all I could taste and smell was fire. To add to that they had a fire pit going right outside the door and every time they came in and out with food etc. they brought more smoke in with them.
As for the restaurant itself, the views are nice but at night you can’t see anything so there’s that. Also at those prices for dinner could you at least put a table cloth on the table and make it feel less like a hospital cafeteria. The half lit Christmas lights hanging from the beams, brick floor, and old greenhouse setting just didn’t work for me. I know, I know.....they got rave reviews from everyone else. The chef, the food, the views, that’s great, but this is my review and I’m not drinking the kool-aid.
With all that said, I’m glad we checked it off the list but the next time I want dinner in a greenhouse I’ll just go in the yard. Maybe it’s a better location for a Sunday brunch and we’ll try it again but for a nice romantic evening with a tasting menu, I want soft, I want ambience and I want comfort and it felt very makeshift for me.
So, In short for me, the whole thing, food, service, theme, and restaurant aesthetics were just, meh!!!

9. Sheetz

3842 Burkittsville Rd, Knoxville, MD 21758-9723 Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Fast Food Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 301-834-8456
Excellent
33%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
31%
Poor
12%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 16 reviews

Reviewed By Wormy W

I live for Sheetz! I stop at them over anyone else when I travel.

I had to report on this one

#308 1237 Mebane Oaks Rd Mebane NC even though I couldnt find the right one on trip advisor somebody has to know whats going on at 308

Its 10/13/14 12:06am and this place was horrible dirty, empty shelves, stuff laid everywhere out of place, every counter dirty with spills sticky and papers even the service counters.

The restroom floor looked like a mad dog went tp crazy on the floor, shreaded papers everywhere, not just along walls but everywhere. Handicap stall had 2 empties in the floor, as I did my business I counted 18 pieces of paper in the floor, just in that stall!

The carpeted area at the checkout was so full of trash that it would have filled a vacuum bag up a quarter way with just what was on the carpet.

3 people on duty. Store was not busy.

I couldnt believe this was my Sheetz, broke my lil heart.

Please pass this along to the right store. If it was mine I would want to know

10. Potomac Grille

186 High St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-4102 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 304-535-1900
Excellent
37%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 300 reviews

Potomac Grille

Reviewed By lisaann1065 - Tamarac, Florida

We found this place to have lunch on a freezing January day. There are old photos and signs from the area which are very interesting to look at. There is a fireplace and spring inside with a small bar and tables. It is rustic and cozy. There is seating outside with nice views of Harper's Ferry when it is warmer outside. The food was good and tasty. I had the Potomac Steak Sandwich... the burger was good too. Check this place out!

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