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Top 10 Montgomery County Restaurants You Need to Try

Like most of you, I’m constantly looking for the best place to eat locally. Since I live in Montgomery County, I’ve compiled a list of the 10 greatest restaurants and local dining venues, near me, that you should visit!

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The 10 Best Restaurants in Montgomery County

10. CAVA Mezze Restaurant | Rockville, MD

4.5 Star Rating, Yelp

Cuisine: Greek

9. Ted’s Bulletin | Washington, DC 

4.4 Star Rating, Yelp

Also located in Gaithersburg, Ted’s Bulletin serves breakfast anytime and offers American cuisine.

8. Nantucket’s Reef | Rockville, MD

Featured in Dining Out, Montgomery Magazine

Cuisine: New England-style seafood

7. Il Porto | Gaithersburg, MD

Featured in Dining Out, Montgomery Magazine

Cuisine: Italian

6. Tortacos | Gaithersburg, MD

#1 Best Mexican Restaurants in Gaithersburg, DineRank

The Tortacos menu begins with pork, steak, chicken, or vegetarian options and expands from there.

5. Thai House Restaurant | Gaithersburg, MD

4.6 Star Rating, Yelp

A few Thai House customer favorites include mussels, spring rolls, pattaya noodles, and goong phuket.

4. Black’s Bar & Kitchen | Bethesda, MD

100 Best Restaurants (2008-2014), Washingtonian

Black’s Bar & Kitchen offers visitors select seafood, steaks, and modern American cuisine.

3. 8407 Kitchen & Bar | Silver Spring, MD

100 Very Best Restaurants (2012-2014), Washingtonian 

Cuisine: American

2. Lilit Cafe | Bethesda, MD

Best Gluten-Free Option (2015), Bethesda Magazine

Cuisine: Mediterranean

1. MoCo’s Founding Farmers | Potomac, MD

Best Restaurant in Montgomery County (2015), Bethesda Magazine

Founding Farmers in Potomac offers farm breads and from-the-range meat, as well as seafood favorites like crab cakes. Its sister restaurant is Farmers Fishers Bakers in Washington, DC.

My Honorable Mentions

There are so many local favorites with stellar ratings that I had to include an honorable mentions list. Here are more Montgomery County restaurants that are some of my very favorite:

  • Mon Ami Gabi — Bethesda, MD
  • Clyde’s Tower Oaks Lodge — Rockville, MD
  • Quincy’s Bar & Grille — Gaithersburg, MD
  • Paladar Latin Kitchen — Gaithersburg, MD

Want to Learn More about Montgomery County?

If you’re new to the area or if you’re relocating to Montgomery County, enjoy sampling the diverse restaurants listed in my top 10 and feel free to explore the communities. Contact the Movin’ Maryland team if you’re interested in learning more about living in Montgomery County!

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