Where to Eat in Gaithersburg: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 15, 2018 Janette Largent

Gaithersburg ( pronunciation (help·info)), officially the City of Gaithersburg, is a city in Montgomery County, Maryland. At the time of the 2010 U.S. Census, Gaithersburg had a population of 59,933, making it the fourth largest incorporated city in the state, behind Baltimore, Frederick, and Rockville. Gaithersburg is located to the northwest of Washington, D.C., and is considered a suburb and a primary city within the Washington–Arlington–Alexandria, DC–VA–MD–WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Gaithersburg was incorporated as a town in 1878 and as a city in 1968.
Things to do in Gaithersburg

1. Il Pizzico

15209 Frederick Rd, Rockville, MD 20850-1112 Takeout, Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available Seafood, Italian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 20 - SGD 52 +1 301-309-0610
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 471 reviews

Il Pizzico

Il Pizzico features Italian cuisine offering fresh locally sourced ingredients prepared using time honored Italian guidelines

Reviewed By gjkNY - New York

We stopped by on a Thurs night. We didnt have a reservation so we decided to just order an appetizer and wine instead. We order the Grilled eggplant bundles filled with smoked mozzarella and ricotta and tomato sauce. Delicious! The white wine was Italian and unknown to us but it was very good- crisp and refreshing. Il Pizzico offers a full menu with a nice variety of pasta, meet and fish selection. They also have a nice wine, beer and cocktail menu. The servers are all very friendly and attentive.

2. Mythos Mediterranean Grill

8371 Snouffer School Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20879-1502 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 301-519-1093
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 144 reviews

Mythos Mediterranean Grill

Reviewed By Juan B - Washington DC, District of Columbia

I have followed TripAdvisor recommendations dozens of times all over the US and have only felt that they were wrong three times, and this was one of those times. My wife had beef shish-kabobs, which she ordered medium, but they were overcooked. I ordered lamb shish-kabobs medium and mine were not only overcooked but the flavor was terrible so I was unable to eat all of them. We ordered from the children’s menu chicken nuggets and fries for our grandkids, and their food was fine. In fact, my four year old grandson gave me a chicken nugget and a few fries and I enjoyed that. I will probably never go back but if I do I may order chicken nuggets for myself.

3. Coastal Flats

135 Crown Park Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-4551 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 39 +1 301-869-8800
Excellent
50%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 441 reviews

Coastal Flats

GAR's favorite beach house serving coastal and classic food making every day a vacation. Flip Flops, optional.

Reviewed By BethBrue - Gaithersburg, Maryland

Coastal flats has delicious food! Their bread is amazing and food is consistently good. My husband and I went for dinner on Friday at 8pm and it was slammed. Our meal was tasty and the service was prompt, maybe too prompt. We felt very rushed and hurried out of the restaurant. I understand it was a busy night but by 9pm when we had finished there were very few people waiting and it felt unnecessary to have rushed us.

4. Dogfish Head Alehouse

800 W Diamond Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-1413 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks SGD 14 - SGD 39 +1 301-963-4847
Excellent
44%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 537 reviews

Dogfish Head Alehouse

Reviewed By LolaGo1 - Washington DC, District of Columbia

Except for 6 more restaurants, we had eaten in the top 20 restaurants in Gaithersburg (per ratings of Tripadvisor reviewers). Since this restaurant is one of the remaining 6 restaurants, my friend and I decided to eat here today, February 4, 2018.

The entire building has the restaurant and Bar/Beer house. The latter is located at the Ground Floor while more seating areas are on the second floor as well as the kitchen. We were greeted by smiling staff as we entered the building.

We ordered fried calamaris for our appetizers, Paella and Ahi Tuna dish for our entrees and beverages.The total of our bill is $72 that includes tips.

Our server named, Nathan is excellent, always checking on us and asking about our needs. The other staff members were helpful and nice.The restaurant is modern and clean.

OUR FOODS: I did not know that they are Cajun-based and thus are all spicy for my taste buds. The fried calamaris have hot peppers and thus after 4 bites, I stopped eating them. My Paella has all the proper ingredients such as rice, shrimps, chicken, beef, clams, tomatoes, etc. However, it is very spicy as well.

To remove the spicy taste in my mouth, we ordered the brownie with ice cream. They helped remove the spicy taste in my mouth!

We shall not go back to this restaurant because of their spicy foods. Had we liked spicy foods, we would definitely go back and dined at this restaurants due to reasons mentioned above. Do dine here if you like spicy foods!

5. Yuraku

19773 Frederick Rd, Germantown, MD 20876-1338 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 301-515-7448
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 160 reviews

Yuraku

Reviewed By Ismailbandook - Mumbai, India

We regularly visit this small Japanese restaurant and are never disappointed. The sushie and rolls we order are an assortment with shrimp, salmon, eel, calamari and avocado. The restaurant is always crowded especially for the week day lunch buffet, an excellent value at $14.95.
We got the orders within 20 minutes. The dishes are elaborately presented and served almost making them pieces of art.
It's worth driving even 50 miles for a visit.

6. Bonefish Grill

82 Market St, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-6532 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 26 - SGD 33 +1 240-631-2401
Excellent
38%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 238 reviews

Bonefish Grill

Reviewed By Fred H

This is a go-to place to meet our family for dinner because of the location. While the other four members of our party seemed okay with their dinners mine was awful. My lobster tail was under cooked (ugh) and the steamed broccoli was mush, cold, and tasted like fish. I was so disappointed not to mention still hungry upon leaving.

7. Fontina Grille

801 Pleasant Dr, Rockville, MD 20850-5830 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 301-947-5400
Excellent
40%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 190 reviews

Fontina Grille

Reviewed By RetiredTravelers07 - Maryland

This was a return visit with out of town friends. We loved the warm bread and dipping oil. The salads were fresh and sized right. My wife and I enjoyed our veal piccia and marsla, respectively. Maria, our waitress was happy to substitute angel hair pasta for spaghetti in my order. The house chianti was a good complement to our meal. Our friends enjoyed their penne con broccoli. The mini cannolies which came with the specials were taken home to be enjoyed later. Maria is to be commended for being so accommodating in all our requests.
The grille was quiet when first seated but as it filled up it became noisy. Good value and many choices.

8. Copper Canyon Grill

100 Boardwalk Pl, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7342 Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 240-631-0003
Excellent
36%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 432 reviews

Copper Canyon Grill

Welcome to Copper Canyon Grill Restaurants where you’ll enjoy full flavored, fresh American cuisine served in a casual, energetic atmosphere.

Reviewed By Judy G

The Copper Canyon Grill has lots to be excited about... well for me ... the fireplace outside did it for me.... we got a table outside with the FIRE and I mean Fire.... it was so very cozy area and warm.... was nice,....and a great...MoreDear Judy, Thank you for your valuable feedback! We always love to hear that our customers have enjoyed their dining experience with us! We very much hope to see you again soon. - With regards from Copper Canyon Grill Management

9. Vasili's Kitchen

705 Center Point Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-6462 Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 39 - SGD 66 +1 301-977-1011
Excellent
53%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 250 reviews

Vasili's Kitchen

A new vision from the new Mediterranean Award-winning Chef Yiannis Loukakos comes back to America with the cuisine of a modern Mediterranean. Chef Lucacos, one of Greece’s most famous and beloved chefs, is a true ambassador of a culinary philosophy that emphasizes simplicity, and seeks to create a playful discourse between local ingredients and elements of Mediterranean cooking that speak to the senses.

Reviewed By Darduggle - Gaithersburg, MD

Two couples met for dinner on a Friday night. This was our second time there in the past four months, Everyone's first comment was about the uncomfortable chairs and we all figured we would not linger long. Salads and wine were terrific. Dinner was good but one order of lamb chips was overcooked - not good for a $35 entree. By the end of dinner the room had gotten rather loud so, in lieu of dessert, we opted to go elsewhere for drinks and conversation. We really want to like this place and add it to our rotation but it has not earned that honor yet. we will try again in a few months...

10. Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 240-632-2150
Excellent
31%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 424 reviews

Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

Reviewed By Vulturecap - Middletown, md

Julio's is my daughter's favorite restaurant and we celebrated her return to college with lunch at Uncle J's during Sunday brunch time.
We started with guac made at the table. It was a very automated process. We couldn't get any sort of response from the preparer, she just made the guac and left it on the table. She probably had someplace she would rather have been.
My wife and daughter ordered chicken fajitas. The skin and some of the peppers were burnt and the chicken a bit dry. I had the spicy seared ahi tuna. It was room temperature and not spicy. Rather bland, now that I think of it.
My other daughter ordered the Jalesco: shrimp, chicken and beef fajitas. The shrimp were served on my wife's plate. We corrected it.
The waiter, Adrian, was pleasant and fairly attentive. Never asked about the meal. Just served, refilled drinks, and off he went.
Unle J's was a destination for us. This may have been an off day for the staff. The total meal cost $116. Hope they improve their service and food.

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