Firestone's

4.8
1969 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Firestone's Culinary Tavern, opened in 1999, is located in downtown Frederick's picturesque Historic District. It is housed in a 1921 building that was initially the home of Shipley's Department Store. The restaurant combines outstanding cuisine with the casual atmosphere of a neighborhood tavern. The Washington Post says, "the atmosphere is prime...the food is, too!".

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFredericklady
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious as always

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. First time we visited and we would for sure go back. Our waitress was knowledgeable of our questions regarding food selection. Drinks were kept filled, outdoor dining was a great option, friendly staff, and a reasonable wait for food of that caliber. 10/10 recommend.

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JohnM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were outstanding (came for lunch ) our group had Chophouse Burgers, Hot Pastrami Sandwich and Hoissin Chicken and Exploded - all raved - and Mixed Berry Cobblers for Desert (amazing!). Service very professional. Ate in Sidebar (in retrospect, probably should have stayed in main restaurant...as Sidebar maybe a little more casual atmosphere than I was looking for .... but quiet was nice bonus)

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CherylS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant. Excellent service and food. Our go to!!

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Luvmybun313
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fancy dinner in Frederick! We loved this wonderful dinner and we cannot wait to go back again. Try the tasting menu and the grilled foie gras and of course the oysters. Yummy!

MB
vipMereB
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow - the tempura soft shell crabs were lick your plate good!

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ElizaK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love oysters, an great beer list, extensive spirits list and and amazing chef....do not go to Firestones. See yall at brunch Sunday

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vipYummy
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Hostess and waitress both very grumpy. There were only two tables. They need a lesson in customer service. I usually LOVE Firestones. Food is great. The table next to us felt the same way

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Dave
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Very accommodating for food allergies. Gluten in my case. Have no complaints at all. Service was also great.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent as always!

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Leeloo
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After 2 years and a vaccination, my friend and I thought that Firestones was better than ever! Excellent, flavorful food, great service, and reasonable prices. My only concern was that the masking policy seemed ambiguous, but we were spaced far enough from other tables for our comfort level.

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Angela
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting for a nice lunch. Food and service were both excellent!

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vipPanko
Washington DC
236 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been dining at Firestone's for many years. I consider it the best restaurant in Frederick--at least it's my favorite, hands down. This evening, you could feel the pent up energy from the reopening throughout the two-story restaurant. The menu is eclectic; dishes are influenced from around the world. However, the cooking style is consistently US South/Southeast, which means buttery/creamy/salty. (Wear comfortable clothing.) Tonight, our party of three shared the rockfish ceviche appetizer, which was good. For entrees, we had the Arctic char, Mahi Mahi, and soft shell crab. All were very good if on the heavy side. The house-made bread (and chive butter) was excellent--challah-like. Lively atmosphere and our server, Kristopher--he's served us many times in the past--is one of the best servers anywhere. I highly recommend Firestone's Culinary Tavern. It's worth the drive (for us > 40 miles).

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Snowbird
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch! The Rockfish Ceviche is always fantastic!

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vipRonM
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine here a lot and leave happy every time.

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vipGraceE
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service and really lively, loud atmosphere

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hyey
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good restaurant in downtown Frederick. Would have rated excellent, but the noise level made this more of a bar experience and not a fine dining experience. Food was excellent, appetizers of rockfish seviche and Fois Gras excellent. Steak entre was cooked to perfection and the Tempura battered soft shell crab over risotto was great. Good pours on drinks and service was excellent. Hard to talk over the noise.

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Tigerseye
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Staff was fantastic!

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vipCeciliaP
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love having a seat by the window looking out over Market Street, enjoying the fabulous food and great wine at Firestone's.

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ScottO
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible dinner! It was actually one of the best meals I have ever had in Frederick! I highly recommend Firestone’s as it is my favorite restaurant in the area!

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Foodie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was outstanding! The cocktails were delicious! The food exceptional and the chef samples and sorbet were extra touches that helped make our meal unforgettable. Definitely returning! Highly recommend!

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MarTK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BLTA was delicious. The chicken sandwich serving was substantial and tasty. Our server was attentive but not intrusive. We will be back.

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AshleyB
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and the best place to have our first restaurant meal in 15 months.

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EmmaW
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience for our anniversary at Firestones. We requested a seat by the window which we got, and the food was amazing 😊

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vipTheresaD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my dish, had the scallops. Portion size was perfect!

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vipBrettD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The beer list is extensive.

The oysters, cheese board and crab dip were tasty.

The Wagyu sirloin was perfectly seasoned and prepared.

The homemade cantaloupe sorbet and coffee ice cream were divine. The custom “downtown Frederick” mug was the perfect compliment to my after dinner coffee.

Wait service was excellent. Food service was a tad slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch - really enjoyed it. My first time

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vipmnkyboy
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal!!

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vipSCGirl
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a birthday lunch for my husband we both had egg dishes and the eggs were cooked to perfection. I had the chicken and eggs and really could recommend it. The chicken is fired over biscuits and then topped by 2 sunnyside-up eggs. The bloody Mary's were good.

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vipwilly
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

we enjoyed our meal and great seat at Firestones, the food was very good, not exceptional. It was at the right quality for the price. The environment was VERY loud, it was tolerable as it was just two of us, but if we were out with friends it would have been difficult to talk.

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JaniceP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was great! They seem understaffed as we had to wait a while before our waitress came over, but once she did, she was great!
Food is amazing there!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything’s was fantastic. We requested to eat outside, which was great, although the noise from the traffic cruising up the street could get loud at times.

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ArpanaV
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good attentive but not intrusive service. Good food and Cocktails. Would come again.

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vipCharlottesSoul
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening. We sat at the window table on the street and we could see all the life bustling outside while enjoying our conversation. Ian was our server and we really enjoyed his presence as well as our dinner.

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vipDannyH
Richmond
31 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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AlexG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For quite some time, I walked past Firestone's, assuming it was a pub. Didn't even check the menu. A friend from VA was coming to town. As I sometimes do, I asked my guest to pick the spot for dinner. Firestone's was the pick. WOW! From the moment we arrived, the joy and excellence of this place was almost relentless. We sat at a table upstairs overlooking the street. First? This place is a feast for the eyes. It's fun to look around.

So that's cool right? Of course. Then we met Claire (sp?) she filled our water glasses. Later she would talk to my friend about the menu. Super fun, knowledgeable. Consider my friend and I to be members of Claire's fan club!

Then the menu. I adore folks that include venison in their menu. All kinds of other things sounded great. And they had something else that I enjoy. Wine made with Tempranillo grapes. Cocktails that sounded tasty as well.

Then we met Chris. This dude has his game DOWN! Delightfully intuitive, yet completely unfussy service. Funny as hell to boot. He fielded questions, told jokes, and really seemed like he was enjoying what he was doing. Having a great meal served by someone who is happy and funny is a great treat.

We started out with a charcuterie board and cocktails. Yum! We could have stopped there, that board could be considered a meal in and of itself. We lingered on this, trying all kinds of combinations of what was on the board. All smiles!

Then dinner... oh my good god damn! Venison on my side of the table. My friend had the tips. We kept smiling at each other and making sounds of pleasure. Chris would pop by and make sure everything was up to par. It was! Chris was part of our meal. He was knowledge and entertainment. The food was awesome. Chris was a delightful compliment to very good food.

Then dessert. OMG! Three hours later, we left. Well fed, smiles on our faces! Thanks for a delightful experience. Y'all got it nailed!

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PeterL
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, very special I taste and overall presentation!
Tables are socially distances and the staff was Uber accommodating!

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DanielM
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great, friendly service. Excellent Oysters. We love eating outside here, always pleased with the menu options. Please add spindrift nonalcoholic seltzer waters to your menu! Excellent Food. Foie Gras is great too.

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vipChasAMD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, good service, and nice decor. Noise level with the bar and open balcony very loud. Would have preferred the noise level much lower for fine dining.

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paulovillamoro
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The venison and beef were hard and chewy. Both were low quality cuts of meat. The duck and fish were great.

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You can order delivery directly from Firestone's using the Order Online button. Firestone's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 663-0330.

Firestone's is rated 4.8 stars by 1969 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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