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Clyde's of Columbia
Clyde's of Columbia

Clyde's of Columbia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.clydes.com
  • Phone: (410) 730-2829
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Late Night Menu: Sunday - Thursday: 10:00pm - 12:00am, Friday & Sunday: 10:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Brian Kosack
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have two semi-private dining rooms.
  • Private Party Contact: Paul Kraft or Billy Ireland (410) 730-2829
  • Special Events & Promotions: Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov 27, 2014
    Christmas Eve Dinner on Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014
    New Year's Eve on Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Little Patuxent Parkway, Route 175
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private Lot, Free Parking.
A word from Clyde's of Columbia
Located on beautiful Lake Kittamaqundi in the heart of downtown Columbia, Clyde's has been serving lunch and dinner daily, and Sunday brunch, since 1975. With a seasonal American cuisine menu, diners can enjoy Wild Alaska Salmon in season, Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Filet Mignon, or a delicious Bacon Cheeseburger. Sunday brunch features favorites like French Toast, Eggs Maryland and Steak and Eggs. Serving a late-night menu, Clyde's is the place to go after a movie or a concert at nearby Merriweather Post. The Tomato Palace, our delightful Italian restaurant right next door, serves homemade pastas, wood-fired oven pizza, and a variety of salads, sandwiches and Italian entrees.

We do not accept reservations for outside dining.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "My wife and I brought our daughter's family to dinner on the evening of July 5th, and had a very good meal. This was our first meal at this restaurant, and we were not disappointed. As we had a 3 week old baby, we did not try to eat outside but were seated in a perfect corner away from A/C and lots of movement. Our appetizers were the crab avocado dip and carnitas tacos (two, we cut into four halves so all could try them), which were a great way to start our meal. Their crusty bread was very good, both to eat and to consume the dip. Our group then had the brick chicken, the eggplant, and fish and chips -- all memorable."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We scheduled a party of 6 to watch fireworks. It was a good decision and the wait staff did a pretty good job accommodating the crowds. The view was not the greatest due to the large trees but we enjoyed it."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Clyde's has done much better in the past. The new brunch menu relies more on lunch entrees rather than breakfast entrees. The single crab cake was small and with four mini-potato halves and a small bit of salad was the smallest portion of the four dishes we chose, but all of our party were still hungry after completing every bite of their entrees."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Clyde's Columbia is a go to restaurant. Good food, service, environment, etc. This last time though I ordered the Filet special. The steak and accompanying spinach and mashed potatoes were delivered to our table lukewarm at best. It tasted as if the Filet had been cooked several hours earlier, and then the kitchen did a poor job of reheating it."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great food! Awesome service! They even set us next to the window so we could watch the fire works. Will definetly return!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I have frequented Clyde's from its beginning in Georgetown. Probably over 100 times. Never a disappointment and always a great place for business"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We enjoy meeting friends here -- it's a good halfway location for us & it's right on a pretty lake. Consistently good food & service."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Food tasty but prices inordinately high for common menu. Ambiance nice but waitress, forcibly kind, was a bit bothersome and made guests feel more like an imposition. Lost our appetite to stay for dessert. Remembered why we don't dine here often, despite the wonderful location. Pack a lakeside picnic instead."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The calamari was overcooked, and the clams in the linguini & clams were overcooked and over seasoned making it barely edible. The service was also very spotty."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "First let me say the Alaskan wild salmon was exquisite in all aspects of food connoisseurship: taste, supporting vegetables, presentation, cooked-to-specifications, etc. However, we made reservations a week in advance of our wedding anniversary and requested a booth, but when we arrived (right on time) it was clear the hosting unit had not seen our special request and had already filled all the booths. As a consequence, we had to wait an additional 15 minutes for a booth to become available. Not a huge issue, but it does make one question why Clyde's allows for special requests if they are not reviewing them in advance."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Never heard of this place until ibrecieved a gift card. The crab cake was delicious. Will definitely dine again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Clyde's in Columbia is a great place for lunch. There was lots of conviviality during the World Cup matches. The petit filet with Béarnaise was tender and tasty and filling enough to forego dinner. I often go to Clyde's in Chevy Chase and have never been disappointed. It is predictably good."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Service was slow, food wasn't hot enough, and server was non-attentive. In addition, the host tried to seat us at the very back of the restaurant directly next to the kitchen despite other booths were unattended. We were very disappointed in the overall service for a pricey establishment!!!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We are 'regulars' at Clyde's. We love that the menu changes frequently to take advantage of seasonal and local produce. The monthly specials are always superbly done and yet a real bargain. This month's Alaska salmon is no exception -- and the brunch 'pita wrap' is sooo good!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I took family there for a nice meal. The waiter forgot to bring one of our party's soup. The salad was supposed to have fried pita chips on it. One of the pita chips was actually a French fry. I was very disappointed. I'll think twice before going back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Swordfish was amazing. Like holy hell, what was that lemon orzo made with? It had a sweet lemon desert taste that finished savory, so amazing. Service staff was friendly but not engaging, as if they were working under up tight management. Dessert was a brownie sundae that was too rich for two people to eat, but my god was it awesome."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "One of the first we ever went to after moving here was Clydes, so the reservation was made for our 48th Anniversary Dinner. We never expected how "Special" the treatment, food and service were going to be. We were greeted with, "Oh, the Anniversary Couple", escorted to a booth with a waterview (my request on OpenTable). Levy, was the most outstanding waitress we have had in many years. From our Champagne Toast, a remarkable suggestion from her (due to an allergy),bringing our other drinks without delay and checking on us periodically, Right down to the Vanilla Cheesecake with Berries ,that we shared......everything was Perfect. Clydes is Number One in our book and will always have a "Special" place in our hearts."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I've been to Clyde's twice and each time I had a wonderful time. Their crab dip is absolutely amazing and the crab cakes are superb. My husband was impressed with the food and we will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We come here often especially during special occasions. Food is always great."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "It was Father's Day and as expected, the restaurant was crowded. Overflowing with people waiting, dirty tables abound, service very slow and an even slower wait staff. Great location, great view and the added bonus of a outdoor festival but I'll skip Clyde's next time."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Six of us went to dinner at Clyde's for Father's day. There were many available tables so it definitely wasn't packed. The food was good but the service was pretty bad. We ordered 3 appetizers and 2 were delivered to our table. We had to remind them of the other one. I asked for a second glass of wine, which never arrived. The waitress never checked on us after the food was delivered and then we had to wait a very long time for our check. The food was fine and presented well but the service really disappointed."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Clyde's has a great menu, with some "haute couture" items and some everyday items, including a good variety of sandwiches. Seven of us were seated in the "library," which is quieter than the rest of the dining area. Some in our group had various sandwiches or hamburgers; others had salad. I had the spring chicken putanesca, which was delicious. Everyone was happy with their food. Although it took almost 20 minutes after we were seated for a waiter to arrive, we had learned earlier that they were short staffed. Once the waiter came and we explained that we had theater tickets for a 7pm show in Baltimore, he was very prompt in taking our orders, and food was brought out in plenty of time for us to eat and then get on our way."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was excellent and we had a quiet table so we were able to have a nice conversation. Will certainly go back."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great food and drinks, ambiance, pleasant unpretentious staff, beautiful view, well-appointed - Clyde's is an unequaled dining experience by the lake. Any time - Sunday brunch, lunch or dinner is the right time for Clyde's."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My wife and I decided to dine with our friends, prior to a concert. It was nice and the food was good, however, I think we were expecting great food, and a better selection. My wife had the cream of crab soup which was runny and bland. I had the French onion soup and the New Yorker sandwich. My soup was also a bit flavorless for my liking, and the hot dog on my sandwich was over cooked and a bit chewy. As I said before, the food was good, though for the price, we expected great. The service was nothing short of what should be expected at an upscale casual dining establishment."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was so so; service was absolutely horrible."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The service was excellent and the food came really quickly. If the restaurant hadn't been crowded I wouldn't have expected the food to come that fast, and it was very crowded. The server was great. The food; however, was warm. The only thing that was hot was my crabcakes. However, the crab dip was on the dry side and only warm. My husband said that the chicken sausage sandwich was just warm too. Additionally, the fries were dry and on their way to being burnt. I would probably reluctantly try the restaurant again just because it came so highly recommended to begin with, but I was not as impressed as others I know."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Celebrated our anniversary at Clyde's and everything was fantastic from the beet salad to buttermilk coconut pie. The staff made our special occasion more so. A wonderful place to dine !!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We decided to sit on the dock to take advantage of a great view and the Saturday happy hour. Our service was very poor. We had to flag down our waitress several times, who wasn't all that knowledgeable of menu items. The food was good and came out in good time. I'll go back, I just don't have any high expectations on the service."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We went to Clyde's because we were near Columbia, MD and the OpenTable reviews were good. My wife liked her cocktail, but I was surprised at the small size of the draft beer. Then the food came: my wife had a pork, clams and chorizo dish; the pork, the bulk of the dish, was overcooked, tough and inedible. My Rubin sandwich was the worst I had ever had; piled high with tough, thickly cut pastrami, almost no thousand dressing, and terrible sauerkraut. When my wife complained about the pork, the waiter said he would tell the chef! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Some major menu changes but willing to sub. Missed some of the old favorites. Sandwiches were same price as dinners which is unusual. It pushed me to dinner menu. You can always get bread if you want it. Otherwise, this is always a good choice especially when the weather is good and you can see the lake."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had been to other Clyde's locations so we knew what to expect for food and service. Both were good and met expectations. It was pretty loud the night we were there due to, we think, a bunch of high school graduation parties. However, if you live in the area give it a try."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "It was a beautiful day in Columbia for an outdoor lunch at Clyde's. There was even a band playing. Food was good except for the shrimp bisque."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "the swordfish and shrimp bisque soup of the day was wonderful"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "This restaurant needs to work on their seasonings and additions of ingredients to plates. The lamb was tough, overcooked and under seasoned, the chicken was over seasoned. Both dinners had some items on the plate barely present. The crab dip had no notable crab. Our waiter paid more attention to other tables than to us and our soda was never refilled throughout the course of dinner. There are plenty of amazing restaurants nearby, don't waste your time here. Would not return. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "We were really happy with the brunch meal we had recently. Very tasty food, good service and nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We love Clyde's and always have, the food is consistently good at a fair price. For some reason though on this last visit the service was less than good. Although it was Sunday and a holiday weekend, the servers seemed to be surprised that business was up. We sat quite a bit before our drink order was taken and then there was a looong wait before the dinner order was taken and before it arrived. The food was good though, my soft shell crab sandwich was perfect! Sadly we sat nearly 20 minutes waiting for the check. We have never had service this bad and can only assume this was a fluke, we love Clyde's and will be back."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Clyde's continues to shine throughout these 50 years. Always treated with great service, good food and a lovely setting on the lake in Columbia."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My wife and I consider Clyde's to be our favorite restaurant. We eat there often and on almost every special occasion such as anniversaries, birthday's, etc. When we have out of town guests an evening at Clyde's is an absolute must. The remodel has only improved the atmosphere and made it even better."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Was seated in the bar area; very noisy; hard to hold conversation with the other couple. Food was good, not great, potions appropriate, service was excellent, very attentive waiter. Excellent meeting place. Good bar scene; a lot of traffic there. Good neighborhood place."
    Dined on 5/23/2014