It started with COVID of course, but to be honest, my quest to find the best take out in Frederick has been mostly driven by my desire to cook as little as possible while also not having to venture out.
Oh, and supporting local restaurants, of course.
As more people have begun to embrace take out options, restaurants have gotten much better at providing the service and at this point you can truly enjoy any type of take out in Frederick that you fancy.
Naturally, some remain better than others and if you’re looking for a list, this one is a great place to start.
I asked the local Everything Frederick Facebook group for their feedback on this one and of course they delivered smashing results to help you enjoy the best take out in Frederick, Maryland.
Note: Top pick in each category determined by number of mentions in Facebook post.
Where to Get The Best Take Out in Frederick, Maryland According to People Who Live There
Best Mexican/Latin Food Take Out in Frederick
Big Papi’s literally specializes in take out (you can’t eat there for the record) and have brought birria style eats to Frederick with a bang. I’ve been there more than once and the lobby is always packed with people placing and picking up orders.
Recommend you call ahead unless you just like standing around smelling delicious food while your stomach growls impatiently.
Besides the fact that they are insanely delicious, it is the perfect food for a gathering. I really miss west coast style tacos and these are the closest I’ve found here locally. It’s my go to when I have friends/family over. – Tara R.
Other Mexican/Latin Food Options Locals Love
Cafe Bueno is a locally-owned Mexican restaurant in Frederick MD serving authentic Mexican cuisine for lunch and dinner Monday – Saturday. We invite you to our new and improved location in Historic Downtown Frederick, MD where you’ll find the same delicious, scratch-made Mexican cuisine and friendly service.
“Doesn’t matter what you get, it’s a bargain.” – Lynda S.Sardi’s
“Sardi’s really is the best Peruvian chicken you really can’t go wrong with them. Don’t skip out on the yucca fries!” – Amanda A.
Best Pizza Take Out in Frederick
Pistarro’s is one of my personal faves. I’m not a huge fan of pizza (don’t hate me, but I don’t love red sauce in any form), but I am obsessed with their Funghi pizza.
You can place your order online and just run in and pick it up.
Pistarro’s Pizza usually go with whatever the special of the day is. Their faro salad bowl is absolutely amazing – fresh lemony flavors!! – Ronya M.
Other Top Picks for Pizza
Pasquale’s Italian Pizza & Restorante offers a wide variety of Italian specialty foods. From the delicious salads, appetizers, pasta specialties, cold and hot subs, club sandwiches and of course New York style Pizza, Sicilian Crust and Deep Dish Pizzas. There is a children’s menu available. Dine In or Carry Out. Conveniently located in New Market, Maryland just off Route 75 and Interstate 70 in the New Market Commons Shopping Center. Pasquale’s does not have a liquor license but you are welcome to bring your own beer or wine. Outside seating available on the patio.
Get the Smashburger Pizza. It sounds crazy because it has pickles on it, but I kid you not when I say your taste buds will be sobbing tears of joy if you do it. – DudeMom
Best Indian Takeout in Frederick
Not gonna lie, I am not a major fan of Indian cuisine largely because of my lack of experience with it (anyone wanna meet for lunch and show me the ropes?!), so I’ve not sampled any of these locations myself.
Tulip Grill had the most shout outs in the post so I’m going to take Frederick’s word for it on this one.
Best Butter Chicken in town, and their lamb dishes are fantastic. Honestly, everything we’ve had is top quality. -Marla T.
Other Top Picks for Indian Food in Frederick
Our family loves this place! Butter Chicken and Chicken Tikka Masala are our favorites. The garlic Naan is a must! Really large servings. – Tara R.
Clay Oven Restaurant offers delicious dining and takeout to Frederick, MD.
Clay Oven Restaurant is a cornerstone in the Frederick community and has been recognized for its outstanding Indian cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff.
Our Indian restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients.
Best Place to Get a Sandwich for Takeout in Frederick
They also do pizza at Starvin’ Marvin’s, but it’s their sandwiches that got the people of Frederick really talking.
I’ve run in for lunch a few times and am in love with their BLTs and fries. I am a sucker for Old Bay, but I hear some of their other options are top notch also!
I second Starvin’ Marvin’s! The Zorba salad is absolutely fantastic and my favorite thing to order! – Christine V.
Other Sandwich Shops Locals Love
Grilled Cheese Please best sandwich EVER! BAT = bacon avocado and tomato spicy ranch sandwich! It is the best sandwich I’ve ever had hands down! The flavors just dance in your mouth so much and you want to just savor the awesomeness! – Carolyn S.
Note: This is a food truck.
Their food is always the most delicious, fresh, amazing food and even delivered tastes perfect! I love the Alcatraz sandwich and some exploded potatoes. – Tess P.
Best Place for Asian Takeout in Frederick
I have a good friend who is a HUGE Wok In Wok Out fan.
I’m sad to report that both times I tried to get it they were closed. The tears are still flowing after hearing about the deliciousness of their noodles!
The wok katsu and solid as a wok are such great appetizers! Whole menu is . – Faith N.
Other Top Contenders for Best Place to Grab Asian Takeout in Frederick
We eat here almost weekly. Nothing beats a huge bowl of Pho on a cold day. The owners are also always so kind and personable. – Tara R.
Tsumani is a perfect combination with original Japanese dishes with Western Style cuisine -a unique fusion that will entice everyone to come and experience something new. From ramen to Izakaya to a tapas, each delivers something slightly different, with the guarantee of creative food full of flavor.
Modern Asia is a Asian restaurant serving a wide array of fine traditional Asian dishes. They not only offer amazing Asian food but also serve it in a pleasant atmosphere that’ll have you coming back for more.
Best Place to Get Steak Takeout in Frederick
Pre-pandemic we were all about some of the other local steak houses for steak dinners and, while they’re still good for a night out from time to time, we fell in love with Madrone’s for take out.
I love getting steaks from them because when I say medium they know I mean it, and they have gotten pretty efficient at managing to-go even though they are also fully open.
Best place to get a takeout steak dinner is hands down Madrones. The steak is always cooked perfectly to your specifications. You want it medium rare? Then you are getting a seared brown outside and a slightly cool, reddish pink inside. You want your steak well done? Well, order from somewhere else because Madrones doesn’t do steak dirty like that, lol. Their sides are delicious–nice baked potatoes, thick grilled asparagus and the optional sauces, while not needed for their steaks, are also delicious. Don’t want steak? The salad options are unique and yummy. The Seafood Explosion would make Aquaman weep it’s so loaded with the bounty of the sea. And for appetizers, you can’t go wrong with their Goat Cheese Brulee dip. And if you really want to treat yo’ self, their special Le Grand house burger with Brie, thick bacon and truffle aoili is a cheat meal worthy of the Rock. I prefer dining in, but when you want to take your carry out order to the next level and have a special meal at home, you can’t beat Madrones! – Leeann W.
Best Place to Grab a Burger for Takeout in Frederick
I can’t attest to Oscar’s for takeout because it’s a little far from where we live to make it a reasonable or quick option, but it is one of my husband’s favorite local places to get a burger.
We’ve been doing carry out from Oscar’s Alehouse West just about once a week ever since the pandemic started. Delicious every single time. – Sean O.
Other Great Places to Grab Takeout
Delicious – breakfast, lunch, dinner, everchanging “grab & go” menu, gluten free options, simple to order, simple to pick up, incredibly accommodating staff. And desserts. The. Best. Desserts!! – Leslie R.
They are my go to place for carry out. I get the curry goat and rice. I literally hum while eating it and dance in my seat. Valentines, Mothers Day, Birthday don’t even ask because I’m going to say I want Jerk and Jive. – Bronte C.