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Find Fast and Flavorful Eats in Frederick

Find Fast and Flavorful Eats in Frederick

Part of the fun of a road trip is picking out cool places to eat along the drive. Lucky for people traveling through Maryland, there are plenty of places to find flavorful eats in Frederick. Frederick is home to several quick-stop restaurants for travelers on the go. Sure, you can pull over for a quick but satisfying meal, but we recommend checking out Frederick’s eclectic shopping, outdoor adventures, or range of options for history lovers, family travelers, and craft beverage enthusiasts. 

Quick Bites

Fuel up for a day of exploring with an açaí bowl at Prospect Pantry in New Market or grab a scrumptious sandwich at Pump & Rye, a new school deli and market in Urbana. Visit Firestone’s Market on Market for their beloved house-made pastrami sandwich.

Photo Credit: Firestone’s Market on Market in Frederick, MD

You’ll also love Maxwell’s, where you can pick up burgers and shakes to devour while people-watching at Carroll Creek Park.

Grab a quick slice at Pretzel & Pizza Creations, a family-owned business with a secret flour recipe that creates a delicious, unique pretzel dough used throughout their menu, most notably as a pizza crust.

Photo Credit: Pretzel & Pizza Creations

North Market Pop Shop is a must-see when visiting Downtown Frederick. Grab a quick hot dog or sloppy joe (both available in vegan options) and pair it with one of their 400 rotating soda flavors. They’ve got your staples, like birch beer and cream soda, and more adventurous options like butter or grass soda.

Food Trucks

For busy travelers with a full itinerary, nothing beats a quick and delicious meal from a local food truck—and Frederick’s got plenty. Food truck fans will love summer Fridays at Baker Park when local food trucks gather for a lunchtime feast! Here are our suggestions on what to order:

  • Three Daughters: chicken shawarma with a side of Mediterranean-loaded fries
Photo Credit: Three Daughters food truck
  • Grilled Cheese Please: the B.A.T.—cheddar cheese on brioche with bacon, avocado spread, sliced tomato, and spicy ranch


  • Fifty Fifty: the Ogre—a Fifty Fifty burger with beer-battered onion rings, caramelized onions, raw sweet onion, and tiger sauce. 
Platter of four burgers and fries
Photo Credit: Fifty Fify

Fifty Fifty also has a location inside Olde Mother Brewing Co. Read more about it here.


A version of this article originally appeared in the 2023-2024 Official Visitor Guide for Frederick County.

This article is sponsored by Visit Frederick. Visit Frederick is the Destination Marketing Organization for Frederick County, Maryland. Stop by the Frederick Visitor Center at 151 S. East Street. Plan your trip at

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Feature Photo Credit: Pumpernickel + Rye in Urbana, MD.

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