Legacy Restaurants

This Business Appreciation Week, we are celebrating businesses that have been in Frederick County for 20 years or more.   It is no secret that Frederick County has some of the best food to offer in the region, and these Legacy Restaurants have set the bar high!  Be sure to follow us on Facebook, because Oct. 5th-9th there will be opportunities to win a gift certificate to one of these Legacy Restaurants. 


The Red Horse Steakhouse - Established in 1968, The Red Horse Steakhouse is a full service restaurant conveniently located off US 15 and Route 40. Professional wait staff serves the finest grilled steaks and traditional seafood in a comfortable, casually elegant, atmosphere. Steaks are hand cut and trimmed daily. Complete bar facilities including a diverse wine list able to accommodate all tastes.

La Paz Mexican Restaurant - Opened in 1978, La Paz is a Mexican restaurant in Frederick, MD. Family owned and known locally for legendary Margaritas, offering beautiful and relaxing outside patio seating right along the Carroll Creek.

Mountain Gate Family Restaurant – Opened in 1979, Mountain Gate is renowned for their delicious homemade cooking, fresh baked goods, catering, and unique gift shops.

Roy Rogers Restaurants – In 1980, Pete Plamondon Sr. opened the first Roy Rogers franchise in Frederick, MD.  Since then, people can’t get enough of their hamburgers, roast beef sandwiches, fried chicken, and side items.

Carriage House Inn - Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Carriage House Restaurant and Catering in Emmitsburg, Maryland offers quality and gracious service in an elegant country atmosphere.  Carriage House Inn has provided fine dining since 1986.

Canapes, Inc. - Established in 1989, Canapés is a highly regarded full-service catering and event planning company. Canapés 550 Grab & Go Café offers a selection of our signature breakfast items, pastries, soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods and more. Everything is made fresh daily and available for immediate pickup.

Frederick Coffee Co. and Café – Opened since 1991, Frederick Coffee Co. and Café offers extended hours 7 days a week and a variety of breakfast foods, salads and sandwiches all day long, “Coffee Co” boasts many regular customers who have become like members of the family. They enjoy a casual atmosphere inside or out with free Wi-Fi, live music, and a friendly, outgoing staff.

Pretzel and Pizza Creations – Pretzel and Pizza Creations has been offering gourmet pretzel dough, hand blended and slow mixed to fluffy perfection since 1991.  Pretzels, pizzas, calzones, pretzel wrapped hot dogs, and more can be found at this much loved downtown establishment.

Firestone's Culinary Tavern – Opened in 1993, Firestone’s uniquely American version of the British Gastro Pub features innovative food prepared with the freshest ingredients in the casual atmosphere of a neighborhood tavern.

Beans & Bagels – This coffee and sandwich shop has been a go to for locals since 1995.

Red Lobster – This Frederick County Red Lobster has been offering seafood since 1997.

How many of these Legacy Restaurants have you eaten at?