The 10 Best Restaurants in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Photo of Sophia Francis
9 February 2017

Gaithersburg is a vibrant city, featuring a lively old town, the attractions of the bustling RIO Washingtonian Center, and scenic Rock Creek Park nearby. The local foodie and restaurant scene is also thriving, and with many places to choose from, you will find yourself spoiled for choice. Here’s our guide to the top restaurants in this lively Maryland city.

Gaithersburg’s lively lakefront RIO Washingtonian Center | © John Bointon / Flickr


With a driven attitude on everything food related, founders of Sardi’s restaurant are committed to creating an inviting environment for locals and international customers. A wide-ranging menu at Sardi’s means that you will be spoilt for choice with such options as chicken, salads, sandwiches, deserts and many other tantalizing dishes. From the menu, try the grilled sirloin steak, a black Angus steak marinated in garlic, oregano and other spices. The dish comes with a choice of two sides and is succulent and tender. Alternatively, opt for a half chicken that has been marinated and charbroiled and comes with two delicious side orders.

Gazebo Café

Deli, Cafe, American
A café with a range of dishes and an inviting, cozy atmosphere in which to relax, Gazebo Café should be first on your choice of places to visit when in town. With welcoming staff and dishes such as omelettes, fries and waffles, as well as a wide range of coffees, the café boasts good food and great service. From the menu, sample the oven-roasted, hot turkey on flat bread, served with melted Swiss cheese, organic spring greens, grilled bell pepper and red onion, avocado and fat-free mango dressing. Another delectable option is the Italian grilled chicken served with organic green leaf lettuce, vine ripe tomato, honey mustard dressing, melted provolone cheese, and a French baguette.

Dogfish Head

Pub, Restaurant, Pub Grub, American, $$$
A restaurant with a wide-ranging menu, Dogfish Head boasts big flavors and big events. From pizzas to salads, burgers to hearty sandwiches and more, diners can choose from a long list and are bound to leave satisfied. Sample a succulent slow-roast beef ciabatta with melted provolone and caramelized onions, with a dipping tub of au jus and horseradish mayonnaise on the side. Alternatively, try a fresh, wood-grilled chicken, bacon and shrimp salad served with a mixed green salad including carrots, cucumbers, avocado, tomatoes, house croutons and blue cheese. These mouthwatering dishes are not to be missed.


With fresh food that is made from scratch daily and delicious salsas and marinades that tantalize the taste buds, Tortacos is a family-owned joint that serves up delicious dishes to local diners. From the menu, you have the difficult choice between chicken, pork, tender steaks, and (for the more adventurous) braised beef tongue. You can also sample a freshly made Mexican sandwich served with beans, onions, avocado, lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise. Or try an LA-style taco that comprises of your choice of meat served on a corn tortilla and garnished with your choice of toppings. With fair prices and big flavors, this place should be on your list if you are traveling to Gaithersburg.

Tortacos, Montgomery Village Crossing, 9629 Lost Knife Rd, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, +1 240 632 9423


Bar, Pub, Pub Grub, American, 0
A brewpub that was founded by beer lovers and aims to serve up a wide selection of craft brews and food, Growlers creates the perfect ambience in which to relax with friends and enjoy good food. With plenty of entertainment, including trivia nights and live karaoke, this place combines the best of music and dishes, creating a vibe that simply must be experienced. Try the succulent lamb burger served with a tzatziki sauce, baby spinach, feta cheese spread and pickled red onions. The intense, delicious flavor will make your mouth water.

The Golden Bull Grand Café

Cafe, Restaurant, American, $$$
A popular landmark in Montgomery county for over 30 years, Golden Bull Grand Café provides banquet facilities and functions and is known for its specialities of prime rib, steak and seafood. From the appetizer menu sample the delicious crab cakes served with warm crabmeat, artichokes and cheeses, served with sourdough bread. Try from the meats a juicy tenderloin filet mignon that is broiled to your preference and served with Béarnaise sauce. With plenty of choices, this restaurant is sure to satisfy and will wake up your taste buds.

Giuseppi’s Pizza Plus

Serving up delicious food for over 23 years, Giuseppi’s Pizza Plus’ award-winning dishes and recipes combine the tastiest, freshest and best-quality ingredients to produce mouth-watering eats. Their daily menu is wide-ranging, from meatballs to salads to creatively-topped pizzas; you will not find it easy to choose from this range. Try out the hot grilled chicken salad, or the Greek pizza served with spinach, feta cheese, olive oil, fresh garlic and provolone.

Giuseppi’s Pizza Plus, 335 Kentlands Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, +1 301 869 1111

Hershey’s Restaurant & Bar

Bar, Restaurant, American, $$$
With live entertainment on Wednesday evenings and home-cooked food, Hershey’s Restaurant & Bar is a great restaurant in which to have a good meal and relax with friends. Choose to build your own burger with such ingredients as lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, jalapeños, cheese and meats, or sample one of their tender, marinated steaks, served on a bed of rice pilaf with green peppers, onions mushrooms and tomatoes.

Jazmin Cuisine

Serving up crispy tacos filled with succulent marinated meats, and fresh coffees that are perfectly blended for your satisfaction, Jazmin Cuisine boasts excellent flavors and appetizing food. Start with the American breakfast served with pancakes, sausages or bacon and scrambled eggs. From the dinner menu sample the combo fajita platter served with chicken and steak options, rice, beans, guacamole, Pico de Gallo sour cream and tortillas, or opt for a light beans taco salad served with lettuce, rice and beans.

Jazmin Cuisine, 7601 Airpark Rd, Gaithersburg, MD, USA +1 301 208 1444

Taco Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Mexican
Aiming to provide the community with authentic Mexican food that awakens your taste buds, Taco Bar has exceptional service and offers a unique dining experience. From the menu, choose such delicious options as tacos and tortas, breakfasts and soups. Sample the burrito breakfast served with rice, beans, eggs and cream or the hearty and delicious pork and corn soup. If you arrive hungry at Taco Bar, be prepared to leave this place full.

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