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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Maryland - DC Suburbs

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Updated 05 April 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Maryland - DC Suburbs? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyses nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Manalu Italian Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1206)
$30 and under
Italian
Frederick
About the restaurant
Manalu is a new authentic Italian restaurant by Chef/Owner Marco Pontecorvo. The name was to combine all three of his family members names. MA for Marco, NA for Naomi, his daughter, and LU for Lucia, his wife. Manalu's goal is to bring a taste of Italy and a touch of Naples in the town, by serving authentic Italian cuisine and the original pizza Napoletana cooked in a brick oven. The atmosphere is very cozy and warm, perfect for family and friends. Manalu` also has a full bar and happy hour Mon-Fri from 4pm to 7pm. Happy hour also includes a food menu with delicious appetizers.
Top review
Fran
Dined on 10 Apr 2024
Our experience was absolutely incredible our server was great and came and asked us how everything was the owner came over and ask how our stay was and the food the food was excellent all in all was a great time definitely would come back again thank you
A photo of Chercher Ethiopian Cuisine restaurant
4.9
4.9 (100)
$30 and under
Ethiopian
Bethesda
About the restaurant
Chercher Ethiopian Cuisine is one of the best Ethiopian restaurants in the heart of Washington DC offering a fun-filled, casual dining experience! Cherecher strives to always serve you fresh and affordable Ethiopian cuisine. This is what our customers say about us.
Top review
brenthvip
Dined 2 days ago
Amazingly good! Huge family style plates and you will leave happy and full.
A photo of Brazil Gourmet Pizzeria & Grill restaurant
4.9
4.9 (97)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Damascus
About the restaurant
Exquisite pizza and Grill in the best style of São Paulo, Brazil.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 7 Apr 2024
The best restaurant in the area. Delicious food, friendly staff
A photo of Cava Mezze- Rockville restaurant
4.8
4.8 (675)
$30 and under
Greek
Rockville
About the restaurant
Your neighborhood hangout dedicated to shared plates and culinary excellence.

Outside dining and contactless takeout and delivery are available.

10 percent off all curbside takeout.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
We ate on the patio for the first time. Food was awesome, service was amazing — fabulous experience all around.
A photo of District Bistro restaurant
4.8
4.8 (16)
$30 and under
Bistro
Kensington
About the restaurant
District Bistro,Located at 11230 Grandview Ave, offers classic American Cuisine utilizing simple, high quality ingredients from local farm Co-ops and Creameries in Pennsylvania. Founded and headed by Chef Pedro Matamoros who has been crafting spectacular American cuisine for the past 30 years in locations such as the Tabard Inn, Nicaro, 8407 Kitchen Bar, Bluebird Cocktail Room in Baltimore and more.
After Embarking on the journey to create Franks Burger Place in Wheaton with his two sons, Marlon and Derek Matamoros. Chef Pedro, Inspired by his love of cooking and community, Fell upon the opportunity to Bring to Wheaton what he believed was missing, a casual Eatery to enjoy great food, and classic hand crafted cocktails.

Top review
LS01
Dined 4 days ago
2nd visit was a charm. Enjoyed the house special, an amazing soft shell crab sandwich, cooked perfectly on a wonderful bun, served with some of the best fries i have eaten anywhere, hand made, not frozen. Spouse had the fish and chips which she really enjoyed. Even the ice tea was excellent, real tea, not the powder that many places use. Service was excellent. it was nice to see the dining room bustling early on a Sat evening. This is a great addition to Wheaton dining and really deserves local support. We will return!
A photo of Monocacy Crossing restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3155)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Frederick
About the restaurant
Monocacy Crossing is located off the beaten path five miles south of Frederick. As soon as you walk through our door, you relax, you're comfortable, and at home. Our menu selections and extensive wine list will satisfy everyone in your party. So come, enjoy, be our guests!
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Candice was great, food is always excellent! Drinks are great also.
A photo of The Island Hideaway restaurant
4.8
4.8 (556)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Solomons
About the restaurant
Welcome to the Island Hideaway. A family owned and operated restaurant offering an assortment of fresh New American Cuisine ​on Solomons Island! We have done our best to create a warm environment that offers a variety of tasty food.

Please note:
-All reservations are based on a 2 hour seating time
-Reservations outside are NOT guaranteed.

Top review
GeoffW
Dined 6 days ago
Food is always spectacular! Super loud and very cold inside
A photo of Delhi Spice restaurant
4.8
4.8 (27)
$30 and under
Indian
Bethesda
About the restaurant
India has always been known as a land of spices and Asia’s largest spice market is in Delhi!! Join us as we take you through an aromatic journey of both local and exotic spices blended with the labor of love and effort put into each of our dishes, we try to bring diverse flavors of Delhi to you through the spices used to create our signature dishes.
Top review
KayakDC
Dined on 5 Apr 2024
This restaurant was new to us—but we are likely to become regulars. The food was absolutely delicious. The staff was lovely. The drinks were inventive and tasty. And the restaurant itself is beautiful. How we have managed to miss it so far is beyond me. But we will be back….a lot.
A photo of Persimmon restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2812)
$30 and under
American
Bethesda
About the restaurant
Persimmon is a beloved neighborhood bistro offering up unforgettable favorites!

Bring an appetite for great food & wine!

Let's Gather & Eat!



Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Great soup and ravioli. Sort of bland linguini and crab cake. Wine flights were good bang for buck. Seating by the window is great ambience. Good music. Vibes work despite a mix of cuisines and decor.
A photo of The Wine Kitchen on the Creek restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3566)
$30 and under
American
Frederick
About the restaurant
The Wine Kitchen on the Creek is a restaurant where you come for great steak, seafood, and vegetarian dishes featuring all the freshest, seasonal ingredients we can find. We offer a unique dining experience within a comfortable environment and the utmost attention to hospitality and every detail.

Executive Chef Jeff Beard has created a menu that defines the modern chophouse genre. Our wine list of over 50 wines by the glass is curated by our wine director Justin Langley, and is organized in tasting flights that can be either paired with your meal or enjoyed on their own. We also offer an exciting, seasonal cocktail list curated by our world class bar manager, Erin Lamb.

Our general manager, Laura Dubrule, ensures our guiding philosophy of offering truly great food, drink, and hospitality in their purest forms, consistently exceeds our guests expectations. We work to create a place where each guest feels like they are enjoying an unparalleled meal in a friend’s kitchen.

Top review
SteveR
Dined 3 days ago
Only reason ambience was 4 was due to noise level. Would love to come again when it's warmer and sit outside!
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