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Mountain Gate Family Restaurant

133 Frederick Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788-1813
+1 301-271-4373
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good34%
  • Average22%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“ham” (20 reviews)
“fried chicken” (29 reviews)
“pies” (26 reviews)
Open Now
05:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
133 Frederick Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788-1813
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

None of us were impressed, the chicken both baked and fried was dried, most sides were sticking together and the desserts were rubbery.

Thank jenniferdK283IS
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Stopped here a few times passing through for lunch. Descent buffet for the money. Plenty of food, & salad selections. Stopped in for b-fast, well, different story. It was either over cooked, or just plain tasteless. Struggled to cut a pancake with a knife. The...More

Thank SamMiddletown
Reviewed 6 July 2017

It has been a few years since I have enjoyed a meal here. July 5 I got a chance to do so. The food was great as it always was. Besides the great buffet the desert bar had 7 types of cakes and about 13...More

Thank Brooks321
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Stopped to grab lunch, chicken was excellent, salad was fresh. Huge selection of desserts. $8.99 for the lunch buffet was not bad at all. You can even order from a menu as well.

Thank 648pepperb
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is a nice family restaurant for a quick meal; large buffet from salad,soup full course meal and dessert. We ordered off the menu for a hamburger, malted waffle, all good but not great. WE ate here a bus trip and had the buffett.

Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

This is a family run restaurant and a buffet. You can also order off the menu. The fried chicken is very good. Nice salad bar. I would rate the rest of the food as average. They use small glasses for soft drinks. It is a...More

Thank Lydia J
Reviewed 21 April 2017

very friendly, family oriented. a waitress sat down to visit with an elderly man who had been waiting for his guests for quite some time. I thought that was sweet and added to the family like atmosphere.

Thank aabler
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Great tasting bread, love the pies, yummy fried clams. Great all you can eat, waitress did a wonderful job, looking forward to coming back!!!!

Thank skystar99
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We were just crushed when Cozy's, next door closed.....we were HUGE fans of Cozy's and wish it would reopen because we LOVED it there and would drive down from PA just for dinner there BUT Mountain Gate is a decent option when in the area...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We've been driving past this restaurant for 30 years and never stopped. We won't make that mistake again! Homemade bread, soup, nice salad bar. Lots of choices on buffet. Wonderful desserts. And reasonable prices. We will be back!

Thank Dave G
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Judy M
8 May 2017|
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Response from lindacruiser | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, because we have only eaten their lunch buffet. Wy not give them a phone call ?
Paula M
12 April 2017|
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Response from Bonnie J | Reviewed this property |
They have an Easter Buffet but not a brunch.
Amanda S
18 February 2017|
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Response from Soars37 | Reviewed this property |
The question has been answered wo will add a couple of other comments -- the lunch buffet is similar to the dinner buffet, but the dinner buffet includes more options (believe shrimp is included for dinner, not lunch). What... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 Frederick Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788-1813
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Thurmont
  • Phone Number: +1 301-271-4373
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