Top Ten BEST Restaurants in MoCo According to Trip Advisor

Top Ten BEST Restaurants in MoCo According to Trip Advisor

Below is a list of the top ten best restaurants in Montgomery County, as determined by ratings on Trip Advisor.  Trip Advisor is an online travel company that features user-generated content and reviews.

Two of the restaurants on this list have unfortunately closed in the past year. We kept them on the list because A. as a show respect for the fallen businesses, and B. because they are still technically listed on the site’s top ten.

If we took out the two closed restaurants, Mandalay in Silver Spring and Gregorio’s Trattoria in Potomac would have made the list.

10. Picca Pollo A La Brasa: 13000 Middlebrook Rd, Germantown
Coming in at #10, Picca is a Peruvian restaurant opened by the Sardelis cousins of the famous Sardi’s Pollo a la Brasa. In addition to chicken, the menu also features items like ceviche and stews. Picca also ranked as the best restaurant in Germantown on Trip Advisor.

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9. Mythos Mediterranean Grill: 8371 Snouffer School Rd, Gaithersburg CLOSED
Mythos unfortunately closed back in January of this year. The family owned Greek restaurant was a popular spot in Gaithersburg for over ten years.

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8. Mykonos Grill: 121 Congressional Ln Ste 104, Rockville
Mykonos is ranked as the #2 restaurant in Rockville. From their website: “Mykonos Grill welcomes you and invites you to experience the Aegean, the tranquility of our island, our beautiful colors and our rich heritage. We bring it all together, put it on a plate and serve it to our guests.”

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7. Raku: 7240 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda
This fine Asian dining spot, which also has two locations in DC, serves sushi, sashimi, and bento boxes. Ranked #2 restaurant in Bethesda.

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6. Coastal Flats: 135 Crown Park Ave, Gaithersburg
Coastal Flats, which ranked as the #1 restaurant in Gaithersburg, is a GAR owned seafood restaurant in Downtown Crown.

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5. Parkway Deli: 8317 Grubb Rd, Silver Spring
Ranked number #2 in Silver Spring, Parkway Deli is a New York style deli that’s been serving MoCo since 1963. Great sandwiches and desserts.

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4. Jewel of India: 10151 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring
Jewel of India is a modern, gourmet North Indian restaurant in Silver Spring.  Considered by many to be the best Indian food in Montgomery County.

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3. Sergio Ristorante Italiano: 8727 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring CLOSED
This cozy Italian restaurant had been serving the area for 37 years before closing its doors back at the start of the pandemic.

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2. Il Pizzico: 15209 Frederick Rd, Rockville
Known for their handmade pasta, when you ask someone from the area who has the best authentic Italian, Il Pizzico is usually the first place that comes up.  The restaurant celebrated their 30th anniversary in June of 2020.

1. Chef Tony’s: 4926 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda
As of the publishing of this article (May 20, 2021), Chef Tony’s in Bethesda is still open at their St. Elmo location. Due to redevelopment, the location is scheduled to close on Sunday, May 23rd.  The owners have announced that they will move to a new location in the area and hope to be open in September. Chef Tony’s, the best rated restaurant in all of Montgomery County, is known for their fresh seafood and large wine selection.

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A local community movie is filming in our area in June and needs contributions!

Local actors, teens, teachers, housewives, and retired residences are trying to make this film happen but we need your help.

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Come be a part of the audience for this film! Invite your friends. Be a part of this film being produced right here in our area.

This is a social impact film that will show locally and internationally at film festivals in 2025 and also at colleges.

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Free Community Father-Daughter Dance

Fathers and father figures, create unforgettable memories with your daughter at our free community father-daughter dance on June 1st, from 6-8 pm. Hosted outdoors at Olney Baptist Church. This event offers a delightful outdoor experience complete with a DJ spinning tunes, interactive games, a charming photo booth, delicious treats, and exciting raffle prizes. Fathers/father figures and daughters of all ages are warmly welcomed to share in this special evening together. Join us for an evening of joy, laughter, and cherished moments!

In the spirit of giving back to our community, we are partnering with Quest to Feed Montgomery to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need. We kindly ask each attendee to bring along a non-perishable food item to donate during the event. Every contribution, no matter how small, will go a long way in supporting families facing food insecurity in our area.


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