Restaurants in Maryland

$15 for $30 Worth of Mexican Dinner Cuisine at Azul 17

Azul 17

Columbia Market Place

Cooks prepare dishes such as chicken in mole sauce, while bartenders forge beverages using more than 100 blue-agave tequilas

$30 $15

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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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$17 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Ikko Sushi

Ikko Sushi

Silver Spring

Salmon, eel, and crab are artfully arranged in colorful displays of sushi alongside noodle and teriyaki dishes beneath hanging lanterns

$30 $17

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$11 for $20 Worth of Vietnamese and Southeast Asian Food at Pho D'Lite

Pho D'Lite

Waldorf

Health-conscious dishes from all over Southeast Asia include pho and vermicelli bowls—noodles, spices, meat, and richly seasoned broth

$20 $12

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$11 for $20 Worth of Pan-Asian Cuisine at East Moon Asian Bistro

East Moon Asian Bistro

Glen Burnie

Huge variety of pan-Asian dishes such as Thai-style panang curry, sweet and sour chicken, and wonton soup

$20 $11

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$20 for $40 Worth of American Pub Grub and Drinks at Golden Sports Bar & Grill

Golden Sports Bar & Grill

Ellicott City

Bar with 8 pool tables, 10 dart boards, and loads of TVs and video games keeps the party going with 1/2 pound burgers and draft beer

$40 $20

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Mexican Cuisine at Baja Fresh (Up to 45% Off)

Baja Fresh

FSK Mall

Flame-grilled flavors of never-frozen chicken and steak fill tacos, burritos, and taquitos made to order with farm-fresh ingredients

$20 $12

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Sushi and Pan-Asian Cuisine at Taipei Tokyo (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Taipei Tokyo

West Rockville

Chinese, Taiwanese, Thai, and Japanese cuisine includes noodles, sushi, curry, and fried rice

$30 $18

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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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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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Sushi and Thai Food for Dine-In or Takeout at San Sushi Too & Thai One On (Up to 50% Off)

San Sushi Too & Thai One On

Towson

Thai curries, soups, and salads alongside creative sushi rolls, tempura, teriyaki, and udon and soba noodles

$30 $15

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$15 for Two Groupons, Each Good for One Dozen Bagels at Bagels 'n Grinds ($25.98 Value)

Bagels 'n Grinds

Severn

Proprietary 10-step recipe yields made-from-scratch-daily New York–style bagels with crisp surfaces and soft, chewy interiors

$12.99 $7.50

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Dine-In, Takeout or Delivery at Carini's Pizza, Subs & Pasta (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Carini's Pizza, Subs & Pasta

Stevensville

Specialty pizzas with housemade crust and sauce; hot and cold subs including cheesesteaks; pasta dishes

$20 $10

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$17 for $30 Worth of New American Cuisine at Aqua 103

Aqua 103

Paramount-Long Meadow

Upscale takes on classic dishes, including ribs in apple-butter BBQ sauce, steak kebabs in a burgundy-mushroom glaze, and seafood pasta

$30 $17

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$16 for $30 Worth of Fresh Food at River Watch Restaurant & Marina

River Watch Restaurant & Marina

Essex

Munch on shrimp, clams casino, steak, chicken, salads, and crab dip while drinking in views of the water

$30 $16

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$20 for $40 Worth of Indian Cuisine and Drinks for Dinner at India's

India's

Annapolis

Kumar family serves up dishes of chicken tandoori, black-lentil dal, naan, and lamb stew, fragrant with fenugreek, cumin, and ginger

$40 $20

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Greek Meal for Two or Four or $17 for $30 Worth of Takeout at Perry's Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge

Perry's Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge

Odenton

Greek meals commence with saganaki or grape leaves, followed by braised lamb, gyros, or moussaka; carry out Greek or American dishes

$30 $17

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American Food for Two or Four or More at Riverboat On The Potomac (49% Off)

Riverboat On The Potomac

Colonial Beach

Classic American dishes paired with a panoramic view of the Potomac River

$35 $18

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$19 for $35 Worth of Belgian Cuisine at Mannequin Pis

Mannequin Pis

Olney

The award-winning restaurant features numerous styles of Belgian beers as well as steamed mussels in one of 17 savory broths

$35 $19

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Sandwiches and Salads at New York Deli (50% Off). Two Options Available.

New York Deli

North College Park

New York–style sandwiches, housemade chicken salads, falafel, and wraps made with local pita bread

$10 $5

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$9 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mediterranean Food at My Three Sons ($ Value)

My Three Sons

Edgewood

Fresh, locally grown ingredients form the backbone of a variety of Mediterranean dishes, including pita sandwiches and New York–style pizzas

$10 $4.50

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$15 for $30 Worth of Barbecue at RG's BBQ Cafe

RG's BBQ Cafe

North Laurel

Southern barbecue such as pit turkey, pulled pork, and baby back and spare ribs; homemade sides include corn bread and mac ‘n’ cheese

$30 $15

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$11 for $20 Worth of Beer, Wine, and Mixed Drinks at The Firehouse Pub

The Firehouse Pub

Riviera Beach

Mixed drinks, shots, wine, and domestic and imported beer at pub with billiards table, frequent live music, and biweekly karaoke

$20 $11

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Upscale Fare at The Milton Inn Restaurant in Sparks (Up to 54% Off). Two Options Available.

The Milton Inn Restaurant

8

Award-winning chef besieges taste buds with artisanal fare & handpicked wines in nearly 300-year-old fieldstone manor

$65 $30

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Sushi and Japanese Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout from Yomato Sushi (Up to 48% Off)

Yomato Sushi

Arnold

Menu includes 20 specialty sushi rolls, including the Sweet Heart and Tiger Eye, and several varieties of lemongrass soup and curry

$25 $13

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$18 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Peruvian Dinner at Pollo Cabana ($30 Total Value)

Pollo Cabana

Greenbelt

Peruvian-style chicken cooked over a charcoal rotisserie served whole or in burritos, quesadillas, and salads

$15 $9

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Hibachi Cuisine or Sushi at Ginza Japanese Restaurant (Up to 50% Off).

Ginza Japanese Restaurant

Ginza Japanese Steak House

Colorful sushi rolls served alongside hot entrees cooked on hibachi grills in front of diners' tables

$30 $15

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$12 for $20 Worth of Italian and Greek Food at Bellagio Pizzeria (Up to 53% Off)

Bellagio Pizzeria

Rossville

Eclectic spread includes specialty pizzas topped with feta and gyro meat, 8-inch subs, and crab cake served with fries

$20 $12

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Mexican Dinner Cuisinefor Two, Four, or Carry-Out at Sierras Grill & Taqueria (Up to 50% Off)

Sierra's Grill & Taqueria

Calverton

Chicken barbacoa, enchiladas in ranchera sauce, fish tacos, and other Mexican dishes

$30 $15

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French Cuisine at The Elkridge Furnace Inn (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

The Elkridge Furnace Inn

Elkridge

Shrimp wrapped in prosciutto, stuffed summer squash, and quiche du jour served at an inn that dates back to 1744

$50 $25

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Burgers and Shakes at Z-Burger. Six Locations Available.

Z-Burger

Multiple Locations

Burgers with a choice of 20+ toppings and milkshakes in 75 flavors

$10 $6

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American Cuisine at Highland Inn (Up to 54% Off). Two Options Available.

Highland Inn

Highland

Enjoy American cuisine such as clams casino, dry-aged pork chops, and grilled shrimp and grits

$65 $30

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Classic American Comfort Food at The Greene Turtle (50% Off). Two Options Available.

The Greene Turtle

Aberdeen

Cheeseburger sliders and bavarian pretzel sticks lead into hearty entrees of handmade crab cakes, grilled chicken, and char-grilled steaks

$30 $15

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$30 for $50 Worth of Italian Dinner Cuisine and Drinks at Chiapparelli's

Chiapparelli's

Havre de Grace

A Zagat-rated Italian eatery with homey favorites such as spaghetti with handmade meatballs and American-style jumbo crab cakes

$50 $30

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Contemporary Cuisine and Drinks for Dinner at Nage (50% Value). Two Options Available.

Nage

Nage Restaurant

Chefs use locally sourced, organic ingredients to create shared plates of truffle macaroni and cheese, burgers, and mussels

$40 $20

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$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Jamaican Food at Wat U Makin' Jamaican ($20 Total Value)

Wat U Makin Jamaican

Joppa

With its bright green and yellow exterior and its authentic jerk chicken, the restaurant transports guests to Jamaica’s island paradise

$5 $3

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Indian or Nepalese Food and Drinks for Dine-In or Take-Out at Mount Everest Restaurant (Up to 47% Off)

Mount Everest Restaurant

Mount Everest Restaurant

Classic Indian entrees, such as paneer tikka masala and shrimp vindaloo, along with low-fat Nepalese options

$30 $16

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$18.99 for Three Sandwich Combo Meals at Woodings Beach Deli (Up to $38.97 Value)

Wooding's Beach Deli

Lewes

Hoagies piled with meats and cheeses, new york pastrami sandwiches, and more at deli located close to the bay

$12.99 $6.33

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Seafood Dinner for Two or More or Four or More at Olde Towne Inn (Up to 43% Off)

Olde Towne Inn

Upper Marlboro

Sophisticated American fare; crab stuffed salmon, blackened mahi mahi, and seafood fettuccine with fresh scallops, shrimp, and crab

$30 $17

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Italian and Sicilian Dinner for Dine-In or Carryout at Carmelo's Italian Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Carmelo's Italian Restaurant

Pumphrey

Local organic ingredients and imports from Sicily combine into penne capricciosa, gourmet pizzas, and other authentic dishes

$30 $15

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$16 for $30 Worth of Indian Dinner Cuisine for Two at India Garden Fine Dining Restaurant

India Garden Fine Dining Restaurant

Bel Air

Traditional clay oven helps prepare Indian specialties such as tiger prawns, lamb chops, and roasted eggplant seasoned with bold spices

$30 $16

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$20 for $40 Worth of Inventive American Cuisine at Blue Hill Tavern

Blue Hill Tavern

Canton

Classic dishes such as crab cakes with inventive spin and seasonal ingredients

$40 $20

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Pan-Asian Cuisine at Jesse Wong's Asean Bistro (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Jesse Wong's Asean Bistro

Ellicott City

Duck in orange or tea leaves, green chicken curry, braised bean curd, and seafood in garlic sauce from the hands of a Malaysian-born chef

$30 $15

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$15 for $30 Worth of Dinner and Drinks at India Palace Bar & Tandoor

India Palace Bar & Tandoor

Germantown

Tandoor chicken, biryani rice, goat and lamb curries, and paneer simmering in a flavorful spinach blend

$30 $15

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$12 for $20 Worth of Italian-Inspired Pizzeria Fare at Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza

Pete's New Haven Style Apizza

Silver Spring

Massive pies with crisp, chewy crust emerge from stone ovens topped with locally sourced ingredients and housemade meatballs

$20 $12

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Burgers, Fries, and Shakes for Two or Four at Mikie's (Up to 48% Off)

Mikie's

Glen Burnie

Grill pros serve up burgers topped with optional cheese and bacon, paired with fries and a thick shake

$19.05 $10

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$20 for One Pizza and One A La Carte Food item at Zum Zum Pizzeria (Up to $36 Value)

Zum Zum Pizzeria

Ellicott City

Pick up a pizza and another dish at this creative food joint, where chicken tenders, jalapeno poppers, and onion rings are all big draws

$36 $20

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Indian Cuisine at Delhi6 (45% Off)

Delhi6

Ballenger Creek

Restaurant inspired by a region of India renowned for its authentic cuisine features Indian-inspired decor and a warm, rich ambiance

$20 $11

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$16 for $30 Worth of Traditional Taiwanese Food at Bob's Noodle 66

Bob's Noodle 66

Central Rockville

Baby shrimp, sea cucumber in a brown sauce, and bamboo shoots with shredded pork fold into a menu of traditional Taiwanese dishes

$30 $16

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$45 for an Indian and Nepalese Meal for Two at Himalayan Heritage ($82 Value)

Himalayan Heritage

Multiple Locations

Biryani, tandoori-baked dishes, and other Indian and Nepalese dishes served amid cultural décor

$82 $45

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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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Chinese Cuisine and Sushi at Mai Dragon (Up to 46% Off). Three Options Available.

Mai Dragon

Fort Meade

Eatery serves Chinese food such as pork fried rice, beef lo mein, and sweet and sour chicken, and creates maki rolls, sashimi, and nigiri

$25 $14

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$39 for a Champagne Brunch Buffet for Two at Historic Kent Manor Inn ($56 Value)

Historic Kent Manor Inn

Stevensville

Free glass of champagne or mimosa pairs with entrees such as cheese blintz as well as carved meats, omelets, and waffles

$56 $39

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Café Cuisine at 49 West (50% Off). Three Options Available.

49 West Coffeehouse, Winebar & Gallery

Annapolis

Hearty breakfast dishes, healthy sandwiches, and seafood entrees served in a café with local artwork and live music

$30 $15

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Party Cover and Jamaican Buffet for Two or Four at College Park Reggae Fridays (Up to 63% Off)

College Park Reggae Fridays

College Park

Guests dance to reggae and R&B music from live DJs while dining on Caribbean fare from a Jamaican buffet

$60 $24

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Jamaican Food at Island Spice Jamaican Cuisine (Up to 46% Off). Three Options Available.

Island Spice Jamaican Cuisine

Edgewood

Pair the signature mango tea with extremely flavorful spiced dishes including jerk chicken, goat curry, oxtail, and Caribbean rasta pasta

$20 $12

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Teppanyaki Dinner and Sushi at Ginza Of Tokyo (Up to 37% Off)

Ginza Of Tokyo

North Laurel

Hibachi chefs prepare savory dishes with sea foods, meats, and veggies; sushi chefs create artful maki rolls and sashimi

$45 $29

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Casual Seafood at Fifer's Seafood (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Fifer's Seafood

Green Haven

Chefs prepare New England favorites, such as freshly shucked little-neck clams, fried oysters with cocktail sauce, and jumbo crab cakes

$40 $22

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Two American Appetizers with Two 16-Ounce Beers for Two at The Greene Turtle - Hunt Valley (Up to 61% Off)

The Greene Turtle - Hunt Valley

Hunt Valley

Cheeseburger sliders and bavarian pretzel sticks complement beers, such as seasonal varieties from Sam Adams and New Belgium

$37.98 $15

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Steak and Seafood for Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Christopher Daniel (Up to 50% Off)

Christopher Daniel

Cockeysville

The lunchtime menu satisfies with bison, grilled favorites, and seafood salad; dinner excites taste buds with classic steaks and fresh fish

$20 $10

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$12 for $20 Worth of Food and Drink at Gino's Burgers & Chicken

Gino's Burgers & Chicken

Aberdeen

Enjoy chicken sandwiches, real ice cream shakes, and Gino's famous giant burgers, all made-to-order from fresh ingredients

$20 $12

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Mediterranean Cuisine at Espuma (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Espuma

Rehoboth Beach

Artfully plated meals inspired by Italian, French, and Spanish cuisines on a menu that shifts with the seasons

$80 $44

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Barbecue at Chicken On The Roof Grill (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Chicken On The Roof Grill

Joppatowne

Barbecue joint dishes out buffalo wings, chicken tenders, pit beef sandwiches, St. Louis–style ribs, cheesesteak subs, and fried fish

$10 $6

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$15 for $30 Worth of Indian Food at Sizzling Bombay in Bel Air

Sizzling Bombay

Bel Air South

Traditional Indian kebabs & tandoori dishes with chicken, lamb, seafood & veggies

$30 $15

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Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$60 $29

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47% Off Japanese Food and Drinks for Two at Koto Sake Japanese Steak House

Koto Sake Japanese Steak House

Hickory Ridge

Chefs create seafood and steak meals tableside; sushi rolls with asparagus, yellowtail, eel, shrimp tempura, and crab meat

$30 $16

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West African Cuisine at Dinner at Roger Miller Restaurant (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Roger Miller Restaurant

Silver Spring

West African dishes such as curry goat and traditional stews at a small eatery named for a beloved Cameroonian soccer star

$24 $12

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$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza, Pasta, Subs, and Burgers at Hilltop Carryout

Hilltop Carryout

Glen Burnie

Carryout favorites such as meat-lovers’ pizza, meatball subs, buffalo wings, poutine, and gyros

$20 $12

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$11 for $20 Worth of Pan-Asian Dinner Cuisine at East Moon Asian Bistro

East Moon Asian Bistro

Ellicott City

Specialty sushi, fiery curries, and noodle dishes from across Asia served in a sleek dining room speckled with artwork

$20 $11

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Italian Dinner for Two or Take-Out from That's Amore (Up to 36% Off)

That's Amore

Rockville

Italian favorites made fresh daily include fettuccine alfredo, chicken marsala, and thin-crust pizza

$45 $29

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Three-Course French Mediterranean Dinner for Two or Four at Brasserie Monte Carlo (Up to 51% Off)

Brasserie Monte Carlo

Bethesda

French Mediterranean dishes such as fettuccine carbonara and braised beef short ribs in a red-wine reduction

$92 $46

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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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Tacos, Burritos, and Margaritas at Mexican Café (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Mexican Café

Annapolis

Tacos filled with chicken, steak, pork, or tilapia complement house specialties such as tamale dinners and more than a dozen margaritas

$20 $10

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Brunch Buffet for Two with Bloody Mary, Mimosa, Coffee, or Tea at Azteca Restaurant and Cantina (Up to 47% Off)

Azteca Restaurant and Cantina

North College Park

Brunch dish buffet, such as huevos rancheros, chicken soup, sweet plantains, paella, talapia in a cancun sauce, and an omelette station

$50.90 $28

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Up to 40% Off Sandwiches — Shane's Rib Shack - Laurel; Valid Tuesday - Friday 1 PM - 7 PM

Shane's Rib Shack - Laurel

Multiple Locations

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$10 $6

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Mexican Food for Two or Four at Sabor Restaurant (47% Off)

Sabor Restaurant

Bethany Beach

Classic Mexican dishes with tortillas and salsas made fresh in-house, plus six flavors of margarita and other Latin cocktails

$30 $16

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$40 for a $50 Gift Card at Tin Roof

Tin Roof

Baltimore

Listen to live music and munch on quesadillas and make-your-own nachos at a Music Row favorite

$50 $40

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Mediterranean and American Dinner for Two or Four at Rudy's Mediterranean Grill (Up to 48% Off)

Rudy's Mediterranean Grill

Columbia

Mediterranean dishes such as hummus & spinach pie join internationally eclectic menu of shrimp scampi, pastrami sandwiches & crab cakes.

$60.95 $33

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Ethiopian Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Addis Ababa Restaurant (Up to 47%Off)

Addis Ababa Restaurant

Addis Ababa

The Ethiopian restaurant serves a mix of traditional stews plated alongside injera flatbread, as well as fresh vegan and vegetarian options

$20 $11

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To get a sense of The Greene Turtle's commitment to the neighborhood, one need only sit at the bar and look up. Dozens of mugs hang above the counter, emblazoned with the pub's logo and a unique number—each one belongs to a recurring patron. The Mug Club awards its members with draft-beer discounts and other specials, but more importantly, it allows loyal patrons to feel as though they own small slices of the venue without tattooing their names on the bartender's arm. This sense of shared familiarity is what fuels the entire franchise, which refrains from calling its locations "restaurants" in favor of friendlier terms: gathering places, communities, havens.

Many of the locations contribute more than mugs to their districts. Staff members who participate in the annual Tips for Tots program donate the entirety of one day's tips to a nearby Toys for Tots initiative, and Tuesday Funds for Friends events benefit local organizations. These efforts have been chronicled by press sources such as Food and Drink magazine, with features that liken The Greene Turtles' philanthropic generosity to the generous portions of comfort food that leave the kitchens.

From cheeseburger sliders and flatbread pizzas to handmade lump-crab cakes, the offerings on the menu embrace barroom traditions along with ingenuity. The steak and chicken entrees arrive with classic sides of green beans and yukon gold mashed potatoes, whereas the eastern shore mac ‘n’ cheese updates a comfort staple with chopped bacon, lump crab, scallions, and Old Bay seasoning. Diners can enjoy their meals by the glow of private flat-screen TVs—there's one in every booth—or beneath one of many larger televisions broadcasting sports games throughout the venue.

830 Market Street
Westminster,
MD
US

Husband-wife duo Julio and Lily Soto opened Azul 17 to celebrate not only Mexican cuisine, but to also embrace the culture through music, vibrant design, and a selection of more than 100 tequilas made with 100% blue agave. Their chefs all hail from Mexico and bring family recipes to the kitchen?including one chef's grandmother's recipe for black beans. It's ?old world style with updated presentation,? says manager Peter Bonohue. Peter has been in the restaurant business since he could legally work, and to him, Azul 17 has an especially fun atmosphere. ?I love tequila now,? he confessed.

While chefs simmer their signature mole sauce and servers add fresh lime juice to margaritas, guests recline atop white leather banquettes or modern chairs. Eyes dance with murals and shimmering blue-tile mosaics splashed against white walls. Those whites are illuminated with a multicolored neon glow as DJs spin club, house, and Mexican tunes starting at 10 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. On Thursdays at 8 p.m., guests can spice up their tired hokey-pokey routine with salsa lessons.

9400 Snowden River Pkwy.
Columbia,
MD
US

A lengthy lineup of traditional game-day fare and a sports atmosphere captivate fans at Fox and Hound - Bailey's, where the kitchen remains open as late as its neighboring fully stocked bar. Chefs cook until the wee hours of the morning and always until the bar closes, baking Bavarian pretzel starters, crafting towers of onion rings, and preparing hand-battered chicken tenders that are cooked until they are golden brown. They blend their own seasonings to sprinkle over grilled-to-order burgers, and draw from a diverse roster of cheeses and toppings to crown their wood-oven-inspired flatbreads.

While manning the bars, bartenders tap into a stash of libations, such as UV Whipped vodka and Patron Silver tequila, to mix their specialty cocktails. To further foster a sporting ambiance, high-definition TVs glow with sports games and custom music-video playlists, and guests partake in pastimes of ump bashing, billiards, or competitive people watching.

20021 Century Blvd
Germantown,
MD
US

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.

924 Ellsworth Dr
Silver Spring,
MD
US

In the kitchens of Brasas Grill, El Salvador native Claudia Rivas brings culinary touches learned across Puerto Rico, Argentina, and Peru to her preparation of saffron-infused paella and chilean sea bass. The grill's slate of Latin-American dishes "couldn't be more different from the chicken fingers and burgers served at all the places around it," according to a 2012 review in the Washington Post Express. Reviewer Kristen Page-Kirby singled out the ceviche, as well as the "wine-infused, chewy steak-and-potatoes dish called solomillo al jerez." Elsewhere on the menu, meaty combination plates recall Brazilian-style churrascaria, setting Angus steak and barbecue ribs alongside lobster tails, mussels, and andouille sausage.

2716 Crain Hwy
Waldorf,
MD
US

The allure of Bill Bateman's Bistro increases exponentially with a glance at the wide-ranging menu. Locally lauded for its superlative wings, Bill Bateman's Bistro's offers glazed poultry in a variety of sizes and sauces. Combine cuisines with 10 ($8.49) of the Sweet Thai Chili Wings, or firmly uphold winged tradition with 30 original buffalo wings ($22.99). Fifty Wings from Hell ($36.99) will sate the fire-deprived tongues of fearless wing devourers and can be ordered via a Ouija board that until recently was just a game. The shrimp-melt wrap ($10.99), jalapeñoed Heat Wave Burger ($8.99), and grilled-chicken-topped California Salad ($10.99) are but a few of the numerous bites capable of complementing the various cold draft beers. For the full rundown of possible palate pleasers, see the complete menu for each participating location: Parkville, Severna Park, Glen Burnie, and Reisterstown.

805 Aquahart Rd
Glen Burnie,
MD
US