Barking Mad Cafe
Here’s to the mad ones - Jack Kerouac
Amazing food, great customer service and a perfect spot for Sunday brunch! We will definitely be back!
Wide variety of stuff on the menu. Staff were super friendly and helpful. I would definitely go back.
Food was great
Amazing food. Wolverine dog was delicious. great prices too. very accommodating to diet preference
The sea scallops were amazing. Varied menu with lots of creative options.
I went for Valentine's weekend for Brunch. I made reservations because I heard the place can get pretty busy during Brunch hours. We were seated immediately when we arrived and our waiter was attentive and pleasant with all our needs. Overall great good, good drinks. The eggs benedict was cooked too hard for my liking, but there are other options when I go next time.
The Valentine's Day special dinner was extremely good with a creative menu with interesting choices. Service was also extremely good and the ambiance was very festive. This is the third time we have gone to the Valentine's Day special dinner and it was great every time.
I was surprised to see the fixed price menu for Valentine’s Day. It was a much more expensive night than I’d anticipated. And I couldn’t really hear the live music even though we were not that far away from him. However the food was amazing! And the atmosphere lovely for the occasion.
A quaint little treasure in the Gaithersburg/Germantown corridor that is family friendly. Menu has wide variety of great healthy options, and the food is simple but flavorful. I will be back!
A quiet Tuesday night which was perfect for me - my first foray after surgery 2 weeks ago. Our food was delicious, wait staff was attentive and friendly and we were able to relax and chat without too much noise.
"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The potato-leek soup was amazing and the Bibb lettuce salad was refreshing. The table was split on the monkfish – one person thought it was great, but another felt that the tastes didn't quite mesh. Everyone loved the flat iron steak. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."
I usually have dinner at Barking Mad, and have always been pleased with the food selection, quality, service and ambiance. This is the second time I have gone there for brunch, and it is equally as good. There are a number of healthy and attractive breakfast and brunch choices, and you can always customize with the side menu. Their coffee is always delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Fantastic menu with options for vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters. Beer list needs modifying (draft). Would love if the beignets were available at all meals!
I have always enjoyed the food at each visit. This time the service was excellent as well!
Very good food. Great service but felt rushed. Hostesses constantly walking by looking at you. Waiter rushing you to order and pay. Don’t go there if you are looking to relax.
They need to be reminded about our drink orders (booze and coffee orders) a few times but when they came they were very good. I highly recommend the peach Bellini which was refreshing with just the right amount of sweetness and the latte was absolute perfection. The food was delicious with very generous portions and the cinnamon pancakes were the top dish at the table. It was busy so we felt a bit rushed by the serving staff to give up the table after being there for just over an hour, so if you want a place in which you can relax and converse at a more leisurely pace with friends this is not the restaurant for you.
Our reservation was cancelled due to inclement weather. We drove from Annapolis to meet our relatives in Gathersburg. Found another establishment that was happy to serve us.
This place used to be much better for dinner.
Had a 1:00 reservation, had to wait till 1:30 to get seated, then we were seated in the very noisy bar area (we were a group of 5 all over 60 years old). The food is fabulous, and the staff is as friendly as possible given the situation (Barking Mad is very popular, seating is a challenge). Though I love brunch, I don't think I will go back to BM on a Sunday. Glad they are doing well, it is a great restaurant, even given the challenges.
Awesome place, awesome service, awesome food....
Went with my canasta group of 7 ladies on Wednesday and enjoyed my pizza so much went back in Friday evening with my husband and friends. Loved the pizza. Salads were also yummy.
Will be back again. 😋
Restaurant was crowded and they did not have enough servers. Took a long time to get water, food. I ordered salad with shrimp and the shrimp tasted bad and the croutons were stale. My daughter ordered her salad without nuts and it came out wrong. Restaurant was apologetic and comped my salad but left “a bad taste”.
Great place! Service was great, coffee flavors were different and delicious, and food was very tasty!
A great place to have brunch.
noisy and the food is mediocre. don't desire to go back as there other restaurants to try.
We had a great brunch! The food was delicious and the service was fantastic! Can’t wait to go again!!!
Great ambiance, good for working through lunch during the week and brunch on Sunday’s. Waiters were friendly, personable and attentive. I really enjoyed the selection of flavored lattes and coffee drinks. I’ve been there for both weekday lunch and weekend brunch. I had something like a power bowl for lunch. It was delicious and very filling. Brunch was just okay. I ordered huevo rancheros, and I’ve had better. Overall I really like this place and will certainly be back.
Nice place. Good food. Not much privacy and could be a little quieter.
Our first impression is that The Barking Mad Cafe was cheerful, bright and clean. We are looking forward to another opportunity to eat there.
I am beginning to question the need to make reservations as the hostess does not ask if anyone has a reservation and people who do not are seated before me.
The food is absolutely wonderful, the biggest down fall to this restaurant is waiting to be seated. Empty tables requiring 30 minute turn overs. As people enter and see the tables empty growing impatient with the turn overs and leaving. I did not leave, but we waited 15 minutes for a vacated table to get turned over and prepped. Which is ridiculous!!! I could have wiped the table down myself, it was painful to watch, how slowly your bus boys/gals worked the room to clear the tables...
Horrible experience. Reserved table but hostess didn't have a clue! Food was too salty and served cold. We ended up paying $50 for b/f and didn't find this Cafe worth paying this amount.
Chef / Manager didn't have the courtesy to come & apologize for serving us a mediocre meal....
Awesome atmosphere, quality food and incredible service. See you soon!!!!
We've been coming here since they opened and much preferred the service and wait time when they were less crowded. It took 45 minutes after we ordered for any food to come out. They will need to figure out the kitchen staffing or will lose customers
Excellent food and great ambience. We have ordered fried chicken with jalapeño waffles and eggs, Everything was excellent.
A good brunch menu, but the food was medicre. The noise level was very disruptive. The staff was friendly and effective.
I love Barking Mad Cafe! The menu is reasonably priced and has a nice rotation of new items, different from what you’d expect from most restaurants in northern Montgomery county. The food is always fresh and well prepared. The service is always prompt and attentive.
Barking Mad Cafe serves amazing food with exceptional services consistently, outdoor seating area is enjoyable, sometimes you can catch live performance, we always have amazing dinning experience there.
This is my second time here and while the service was better than my initial experience, it still is not up to par. I can’t for the life of me figure out what the issue is because they are definitely not short staffed. Servers are running around everywhere in this restaurant... everywhere but to your table. I ordered steak and eggs and the steak was severely over cooked so I did not eat 98% of it. I would have requested a new one but in the amount of time it took for a server to return, I had given up. Great chai latte, great ambiance, the servers are friendly. But I don’t come to a restaurant to necessarily make friends and service is apart of the experience.
I went to the cafe with a couple co-workers for a working lunch and it was even better than anticipated. I had always thought this was a dog cafe due to the name but was pumped to find out it's a delicious bistro! The food was really delicious and the staff was friendly. The service was a little slow but nothing too bad. Overall I'm glad I found this gem and will definitely be back!
Barking Mad Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 297-6230.
Barking Mad Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 422 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.