Food & Drink in Gaithersburg

Indian Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout at Kerala Cafe (Up to 53% Off)

Kerala Cafe

Gaithersburg

Fresh-ground spices flavor North and South Indian dishes such as ginger chicken, goat curry, and vegetable korma

$47.47 $23

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$9.99 for a Triple D Burger Combo with Fries and a Drink at BGR The Burger Joint ($15.77 Value)

The Burger Joint

Multiple Locations

Crowd-favorite burger topped with bacon, fried egg, cheese, and grilled jalapenos comes to the menu full time

$15.77 $9.99

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$24 for Two Groupons, Each Good for One Large 16-Inch Pizza with Two Toppings at Potomac Pizza ($39.94 Value)

Potomac Pizza

Multiple Locations

Bite into slices of homemade pizza made with non-fat sauce and dough, layered with toppings such as spinach with ricotta or grilled chicken

$19.97 $12

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$19 for $40 Worth of Indian Food and Drinks at Tandoori Nights

Tandoori Nights

Multiple Locations

Clay ovens prepare marinated boneless chicken breast, curry coats cubed goat and veggies, and biryani dishes top tables inside modern eatery

$40 $19

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Hookah with Two or Three Flavors at Hookah Alibaba (Up to 63% Off)

Hookah Alibaba

Gaithersburg

Puff exotic hookah flavors with friends from bubbling water pipe

$34 $13

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Two or Four Italian Entrees and Glasses of House Wine for Dinner at Luna Italia Restaurant (Up to 48% Off)

Luna Italia

Gaithersburg

Classic Italian entrees, such as lasagna, spaghetti carbonara, shrimp scampi, and chicken picatta, pair with glasses of house wine

$55.90 $29

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One 6-, 7-, or 8-Inch Signature Fruit Cake at Classic Bakery (Up to 34% Off)

Classic Bakery

Gaithersburg

Signature fruit cake prepared with fresh dairy, fruits, and ingredients such as flour, egg, sugar, strawberry puree, and vanilla extract

$21 $15

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Fusion Hot Pot Cuisine for Two or Four or More Adults at Riverside Hot Pot Cuisine (41% Off)

Riverside Hot Pot Cuisine

Gaithersburg

DIY, organic hot pots that can be customized with 13 choices of meat, 13 choices of seafood, and 21 different vegetables

$29 $17

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Continental Cuisine at Golden Bull Grand Cafe (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Golden Bull Grand Cafe

The Golden Bull

Prime rib, steak, signature crab cakes, and a salad bar with more than 75 options

$40 $22

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Sample Indian Street Food Custom-Made By a Cooking Instructor

Indian Street-Food Experience

Gaithersburg

Sandhya custom-makes four savory Indian snacks while recreating the social atmosphere of a street-corner stall

$45

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Even though Portuguese explorers couldn't pronounce the Swahili name for the African bird's eye chili—pili-pili—the sailors fully embraced its flavor shortly after landing in the region known today as Mozambique. Intrigued by the small, fiery pepper, they combined it with aromatic doses of herbs, garlic, and lemon to create the first peri-peri sauce. That sauce eventually became a wildly popular marinade for poultry, and the tasty concoction made its way to South Africa over the next several centuries. There, in 1987, two friends decided to honor this culinary legacy by founding the first Nando's Peri-Peri restaurant. The eatery continued to remain true to its South African roots, even while expanding to encompass locations in 24 countries across four continents.

Beginning with fresh chickens that never see the inside of a kitchen freezer, the chefs furtively marinate the birds in a secret peri-peri sauce for 24 hours before grilling them over an open flame. Diners dictate the heat level of their order, requesting that the grilled chicken arrive relatively mild or that wings be slathered with even more incendiary spices. The succulent chicken can be plated with hearty side dishes—such as Portuguese-style rice with herbs and peppers or peas with mint—or served in the form of a sandwich, wrap, or pita. To complement the menus' African flavors, Nando's worldwide locations collectively feature more than 4,000 pieces of African artwork.

224 Boardwalk Pl
Gaithersburg,
MD
US

BGR The Burger Joint’s burgers start with high-quality ingredients—most importantly, all-natural beef from grain-fed cattle, free to run in the fields and given zero hormones, fillers, or antibiotics. The prime beef is dry-aged, blended, and ground fresh to form patties that are grilled over an open flame, and then placed atop buttery, locally made brioche buns delivered fresh each day. The menu focuses on the Legendary Burger, which includes gourmet toppings such as avocado, applewood bacon, and grilled jalapenos. For nonbeef eaters, the menu's selection of burgers also includes turkey and veggie varieties, as well as The Greek, a seasoned lamb patty topped with tzatziki and feta. Burgers are also available in a lettuce wrap or on a salad in a healthy salad bowl.

Diners can request all of BGR The Burger Joint's freshly made fries—from thick-cut yukon gold potatoes to asparagus fries—be topped with parmesan, rosemary, roasted garlic, or a tiny tiara. The staff hand-spins shakes with Gifford's or Breyers ice cream to create extra-thick treats for finishing off meals, and some shops curate their own selection of bottled vintage sodas and offer beer and wine.

229 Boardwalk Place, Washingtonian Waterfront
Gaithersburg,
MD
US

The Melting Pot transforms date nights and friendly outings into rich, sensory experiences by gathering diners around communal pots of fondue and adorning their tables with sumptuous four-course feasts of cheese, salad, chocolate, and steakhouse fare. Bubbling pots of emmentaler, lager-laced cheddar, and creamy fontina quell urges to engage in skewer swordfights as guests eagerly dip and slather slices of crisp granny-smith apples or crusts of artisanal bread. Creamy peppercorn ranch and decadent burgundy-shallot vinaigrette drape plates of crispy salad greens and roma tomatoes before servers parade out the pièce de résistance—fresh shrimp, sesame-crusted ahi, and succulent slices of filet mignon that bathe in roiling pools of coq au vin and bourguignonne. As a tasty digestif, dessert-savvy diners coat brownies, marshmallows, and unlucky car keys in cauldrons of milk, dark, and white chocolate.

9021 Gaither Rd
Gaithersburg,
MD
US

With locations in six states, 16 Handles is carving out a delicious space for itself in the self-serve frozen-yogurt world. In addition to rewarding customers’ cravings with a rotating daily selection of 16 flavors—each packed with protein, probiotics, and calcium—the healthy-dessert emporium sets itself apart from its competitors through its eco-friendly practices. 16 Handles not only arms its patrons with biodegradable cups and spoons crafted from cornstarch, but it also works with Trees for the Future, an organization that assists global communities in growing trees for agriculture, food, and animal habitat. Through their partnership, 16 Handles has planted 91,284 trees so far, one-quarter of which grow frozen yogurt instead of leaves.

215 Boardwalk Pl
Gaithersburg,
MD
US

Potomac Pizza?s chefs toss and stretch fluffy, nonfat, and cholesterol-free dough into pizzas lauded by the Washington Post for ?returning pizza to its good name? in a world of national chains. The DC-area pizzerias create each pie with freshly-made sauce and a selection of 24 toppings, such as grilled chicken, eggplant, feta cheese, and Canadian bacon. Potomac Pizza?s kitchens also whip up calzones, and other Italian specialties such as lasagna and veal parmesan, served in Potomac?s dining rooms or nestled into boxes for takeout and delivery orders.

625 Center Point Way
Gaithersburg,
MD
US

Working together with his son Areen, Classic Bakery owner Rubic Movsessian handcrafts cakes, cupcakes, and pastries with recipes passed down through the family for more than 50 years. He bakes three-layer cakes from scratch and offers 40 yellow-cake flavors, such as bourbon vanilla, five sponge-cake flavors, such as marble, and 35 fillings in the likes of oreo cream and fresh mixed fruit. With this vast array of ingredients and the help of arrow-toting cherubs, he also constructs elaborate customized wedding cakes. In addition, he slaps deli cuts of salami, ham, or roast beef between bread and pours steaming cups of armenian coffee and espressos, serving more than 15 sandwiches and an equal number of drinks.

18503 N Frederick Ave.
Gaithersburg,
MD
US