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The Main Cup

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14 W Main St, Middletown, MD 21769-8091
+1 301-371-4433
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:59
Sat 08:00 - 23:59
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Middletown, Maryland
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Great service. Highly recommend. Very relaxed atmosphere. Prompt service. On a warm sunny day, very nice outdoor patio seating available.

Thank kellyelle
Frederick, Maryland
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this restaurant! They have a wide variety of foods from breakfast to great dinners. The atmosphere is great as well

Thank kmk1024
Middletown, Maryland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Fantastic food and service! I highly recommend their crab cakes and Reuben sandwich! The restaurant has a very rustic charm. It could use more booths. The bar area is separate. The drinks are very good.

Thank kaykline
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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262 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We've been here three or four times now -- it's a 40-minute drive -- and each time we say the same thing: "Y'know, it's a 40-minute drive, and really, really worth it." I had a salad with Ahi tuna; excellent. I could kind of hide the fact that I'm on a diet. And it was so good, I thought I... More 

Thank LoafJugThouTree
Middletown, Maryland
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere situated in old ice cream parlor. Excellent sandwich with fresh fruit for side. The place can be noisy - lot of hard surfaces ( brick walls and stained concrete flooring) add to the ambience but reflect sound - if they are busy dont expect it to be quiet. Been there a number of times and the service... More 

Thank dougr87
Dulles, Virginia
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We had family visiting over the holidays, and one day took them out for lunch. We chose The Main Cup because we knew it to be low-key and informal, while also comfortable and dependable when it came to serving a delicious dish. We sat a large round table - chatting and thoroughly enjoying our meals. Our waiter was attentive, but... More 

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Columbia, MD
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348 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

My wife and I were on our way home from being in West Virginia and stopped at the Main Cup for lunch. My wife ordered a Steak Quesadilla and I ordered the Steak Onion Salad. Both dishes were wonderful and we cleaned our plates. We have been to the Main Cup many times and their food and service are consistently... More 

Thank LordThomMohr
Middletown, Maryland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I had a lovely lunch this week. My favorite is the Strawberry Salmon Salad. Grilled salmon atop greens and sliced strawberries with a citrus vinaigrette. I thought that was one of the only things I could eat as a gluten free diner, but they have expanded their GF options to include pizza's, quesadilla's and taco's. I will be dining there... More 

Thank Travelbuff300
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129 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Friendly atmosphere. Hard-working owners (Bob & wife) are always there! Always good food for a decent budget. The beer list is more interesting than the wine list. Lively bar scene. And it is open much later than any other places in this sleepy village. Keep it up guys!

Thank Pascal S
Dundalk Sparrows Point, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were staying nearby at Greenbrier State Park. It was a rainy Friday night so we opted to find a place to eat rather than cook in the campground. We loved the exposed brick interior and hangings on the walls. We had pizza, which was excellent - nice crispy crust and delicious sauce. There were many other menu options and... More 

Thank Lisa B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:59
08:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 W Main St, Middletown, MD 21769-8091
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 301-371-4433

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?