Gentleman Jim’s is On The Move

by MCS Staff
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Gentleman Jim’s is On The Move

Gentleman Jim’s, one of the pioneers of Maryland Style Pizza, is moving for the first time since 1990.

The move will only be 1.3 miles away from the current location on Earhart Court to the former location of The Grille at Flower Hill in the Flower Hill shopping center in Gaithersburg.

The restaurant got started in Twinbrook off of Veirs Mill back in 1971, by the gentleman himself – Jim Hance. In its previous incarnation it was known as the Cavalier restaurant, when it was located in Washington D.C.
They made the move to the current Gaithersburg location (18917 Earhart Ct.) and even brought a lot of the original pans, that are still used today, from the Twinbrook restaurant.
Gentleman Jim’s has remained in the family throughout the years and is currently run by Joe Hance, a 2003 Gaithersburg High School graduate.
The restaurant is known for its pizza, which is different from most because they use Swiss cheese. Some people love the Swiss and some don’t, but if you don’t, you’re in luck…you can substitute mozzarella or provolone.
The menu also features “Gaithersburgers” (half-price on Tuesdays), half-price pizza on Mondays, soups, salads, and a lot more. Some of the menu items are even named after family members or longtime customers.
For now, the move is expected to take place near the end of 2020 or early 2021.
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10 comments

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Jerry Robb October 23, 2020 - 1:24 pm

Best of luck in your new location. In the 1950s I went to the cavalier. Later I went to your now location. My husband and I had half-price pizza every Monday for several years. When he died, we had his reception there.

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LYNN cOOK October 24, 2020 - 7:11 am

I can’t say enough good things about Gentleman Jim’s, I grew up there, my daughter grew up there. So many good memories. We have just started having family night with my Grand kids every Monday night. The first place we decided to go to was G J’s. John Hance worked for me in the 70’s when his Dad took over the Cavalier.

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Ed Andrews October 24, 2020 - 11:50 am

Can’t wait to visit new location. I have been eating there since mid70’s at Twinbrook Location. Pizza has a delicious unique taste like no other. Remember good times we had bringing home pizza on Friday nights and sharing with in-laws.

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Marlene Portner Meyer October 26, 2020 - 4:38 pm

My father was the original owner of the Cavalier restaurant on 14h St. in DC. I have been to Gentleman Jim’s several times and met Pete before he passed away as he started with my dad. I appreciate the Hance family for keeping the history of the Cavalier alive. It sounds very meaningful to me.i can’t wait to come to the new location whenever You can travel again.

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Alan Levy December 2, 2020 - 11:41 pm

I have been eating Cavalier Pizza since the 50’s.

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Phyllis November 8, 2020 - 6:51 pm

Can’t wait!

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Alan Levy December 2, 2020 - 11:19 pm

I been eating the Pizza since the 50’s. Still taste the same I am going to order it for my 84th Birthday.

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Bob Joseph December 8, 2020 - 12:10 pm

Please let me know when you move.

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Gail Serls December 22, 2020 - 3:05 pm

Been visiting the Cavalier in Twinbrook since the 70’s. Since they moved to G’burg also. To get their pizza. Good luck. And will see you at the new location.
Feel free to send me any specials

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ED SUITER February 11, 2021 - 4:21 pm

Where is the new location??? off of 124??; near Giant??

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