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Bassett's Fine Food & Spirits

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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19950 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837
+1 301-972-7443
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a delightful slightly nicer than just casual restaurant in a tiny town of Poolesville, MD. A perfect pit stop on the way to White's Ferry or nearby C&O canal. They have a small bar section and two small dining areas along with an outdoor patio donating area. Their fried chicken is perfect every time; their unique crispy batter... More 

Thank 729fair
Boyds, Maryland
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I have lived within 10 miles of Bassett's for the past 15 years. Every weekend we had lunch breakfast or lunch at Bassett's following a morning ride. The food has continuously gone down hill the past few years. Now I go infrequently. Three weeks ago, we ordered Steak Salads for lunch- the meat was so tough and rubbery - I... More 

Thank SusanBoydMD
Sophia S, Manager at Bassett's Fine Food & Spirits, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear about your unacceptable experience. We strive to provide excellent food and service. Thank you for your feedback, without it we would not be able to make any improvements. More 

Peoria, Illinois
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Found this place using Hertz GPS while in Maryland for business. Our waitress was friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. The food was great and well prepared. My issue was the manager on duty, an obviously well-fed blonde, felt the need to chew out our waitress over a trivial matter of rubber gloves. The manager was very loud and everyone in the... More 

Thank webwolff
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72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We often go to Basset's for special reason for just to enjoy a great meal. It is family run with lots of local people and culture. No one should get too or through Poolsville with our stoping for a meal/

Thank bob A
Rockville, Maryland
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a real neighborhood gathering place. The bar is designed for friendly conversation, the decorations, for the season, but the wait staff is among the best I have ever encountered. I visited twice in the last week, once for brunch and once for lunch. At the lunch, I had eggs Benedict with a complimentary glass of champaign. At the... More 

Thank Andrew20850
Frederick, Maryland
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

First disappointment was receiving rolls with margarine not real butter. Clam chowder had celery in it, but ok. The crab cake sandwich was small & I didn't care for the breading. They forgot my husband's side dish, and the salmon was just ok & did not like quintos/spinach it was sitting on, since it was overcooked & drenched in sauce.... More 

Thank Mommaoffive
Potomac, Maryland
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329 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

First time here. Highly recommended. Started with spiced shrimp. We each had fried chicken--delicious. Homemade apple crisp and ice cream for dessert. Nice server. Beware of speed cameras!

Thank RonFG
Dearborn, Michigan
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243 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Sitting squarely in what might have been the literal crossroads of Poolesville, Bassett's is in the center of the charming town (more like a village.) Passing working farms, orchards, and horse pastures, the drive alone is worth the visit, and as fall begins to really set-in, it will become even more picturesque. In what may have been an old house,... More 

Thank greagan
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch on the most wonderful porch , food and service all great, I insist on returning for dinner in a week or two

Thank Alan D
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We've been going out to Bassetts for many years now. It draws an eclectic clientele. We've been there for lunch after bike riding on the C&O canal or dressed well after attending an event across White's Ferry into VA. It's a charming spot in a small town. I went a few days ago, however, and I'm left wondering if there... More 

Thank Dayle M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19950 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Poolesville
  • Phone Number: +1 301-972-7443

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?