Editors' pick

Family Meal

$$$$ ($15-$24)

Editorial Review

2012 Fall Dining Guide
By Tom Sietsema
Washington Post Magazine
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012

No matter your appetite, Family Meal in Frederick has something to satisfy it. Eggs and bacon for dinner? Done. A nice piece of fish? Reel in rockfish served with succotash. Comfort food comes by way of fried chicken with buttermilk biscuits and a fat pork chop sweetened with peach relish, while trend monitors can count on duck fat fries and mezcal-spiked cocktails to amuse them. Seemingly the only thing owner Bryan Voltaggio left out of his latest attraction, a window-wrapped diner set in a former Nissan dealership, is a good piece of pie, but the former “Top Chef” contestant promises better desserts are on their way. Noise is a problem. Parking, as you can imagine, is not.