Rudy's Mediterranean Grill

Rudy's Mediterranean Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rmgrill.com/
  • Phone: 4102902204x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am.
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish
  • Executive Chef: Rudy Keskin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 175
  • Parking: No
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Rudy's Mediterranean Grill is a Mediterranean restaurant in Columbia. And first Turkish Restaurant in Howard county
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Rudy's Mediterranean Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (18)fit for foodies (10)good for groups (6)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (4)special occasion (3)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)romantic (1)hot spot (1)notable wine list (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Not as good as our previous visit
    savta3
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Unfortunately, this visit didn't live up to the promise of our first one. Remodeling work was going on which made for a lot of noise. Rudy apologized for this and told us he hadn't expected to have much business since it was Labor Day. Our server wasn't attentive to the dishes we ordered and neglected to tell us that there was a hot pepper on the top which had not been the case the last time we ordered that dish. He also didn't tell the table behind us and they were unpleasantly surprised too. We'll go back as the food is generally very good, but we'll check and make sure no work is being done on the premises first.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bland
    satisfied
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I thought the food was very bland. It could have used a little bit of salt and some seasoning. I went to the restaurant because I really wanted fresh pita bread and they have store bough pre packaged pita bread. It is not fresh.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious dinner!
    savta3
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We enjoyed a delicious Mediterranean dinner. The lentil soup was wonderful and very substantial. We'll keep that dish in mind for a cold, wintery day. The menu is very eclectic with as many traditional American dishes as Mediterranean ones. There is sure to be something to please everyone. Portions were ample. Service was very good. Sadly our waiter told us he had enlisted in the Marines and would be leaving by the end of the month. They are gaining a very capable young man.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth going to
    Upfromcolumbia
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Rudy's only problem is it is located in an industrial area of a suburb. So, although everyone who has eaten there loves the food and service, they are often overlooked. The cuisine is Turkish (Greek/Mediterranean) and terrific. Portions are generous. Meals include soup and salad. I'd love to see it busier. So, if you can't get reservations at other places and don't want to wait hours or a meal, try Rudy's. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • local2
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We look forward to our next meal here, will definitely recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were very satisfied with the food, service and value at Rudy's. We were in town visiting and a friend suggested we go there...when we come back to Columbia, MD, we would like to go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wow!
    JuanVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Rudy's is a great addition to the Howard County area. I thought the food was very good, from the lentil soup to the grilled lamb. And the desserts? Yumm! We tried the baklava and the rice pudding. Both were outstanding. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • second time and still
    titoVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    can't said enough about our dinner. All was done just right, service was attentive but not on your face. Our friend that had dinner with us, her first time and she was happy with everything.. for a picky eater, it was good. Nice music Saturday night, large groups having dinner also at the same time, service was not affected.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 19 reviews are from the Rudy's Mediterranean Grill reviews archive.
  • Great Place
    NoisyVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This establishment can not be beat for value as it provides outstanding food and service for a reasonable price. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dissappointed
    bilboVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    I made a reservation and was shone to the worst table in the restaurant and this was for Mother's Day. Loud music and the TV were blaring in the background and they were cleaning with a vaccuum. Had it been any other day I would have left. The food was average and expensive to boot. Never gain.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better than expected
    Eric
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    Everyone's meat was very tender and delicious. Generous portions, great serviice. One half has tablecloth covered tablrs for both casual and occasion dining . Mediterranean menu with a Turkish emphasis. I'll go to this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing particularly special
    Daughter
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    Nothing particularly special about the restaurant itself, but the service was stellar and the food is unique (Turkish) which I loved. I would return!
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  • I like this place and rarely
    ScottS
    Dined on 4/1/2013
    I like this place and rarely nearly never give 5's, The service is prompt and courteous, the food is very tasty and the price is reasonable. Try to save some room for the baklava you'll be glad you did.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful!
    davieVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    I had lentil soup and lamb chops, and both were outstanding. My wife and I will definitely go back soon.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Authentic and delicious Turkish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Authentic and delicious Turkish food. We've come often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marvelous Turkish food. Brings
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/9/2013
    Marvelous Turkish food. Brings back fond memories of our trip to Turkey every time we go to Rudy's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We're coming back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/10/2012
    This was our first time visiting. We were amazed by the adana with yogurt. The lentil soup was seasoned differently than the typical lentil soup and it was superb. The prices were reasonable. The menu is a little strange with the "all day breakfast" and we were concerned that this would be like a Denny's or IHOP, but we were completely wrong and glad to try this restaurant. We are looking forward to a second visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Turkish food was delicious.
    thisisdumbVIP
    Dined on 12/3/2012
    The Turkish food was delicious. Nice to find a place serving good Mediterranean food. So much of what is around is bad pasta.
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  • Rudy's Mediterranean Gem
    ScottS
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    quaint little place with very friendly and knowledgeable wait staff. useful info on what is what and made great recommendations. We will definitely be dining there again and a Groupon makes it super affordable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was fresh, authentic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    The food was fresh, authentic and delicious. We will be back to try the breakfast menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/7/2012
    What a great neighborhood restaurant! Rudy always greets us and his staff is most attentive. The food is delicious and the kabobs are scrumptious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All of the food was very good.
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    All of the food was very good. We had 2 different soups which were both excellent, and the entrees were also very good. However the prices were higher than they should have been for the amount of food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding TUrkish restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    We have been going to Rudy's for dinner since he opened about 9 months ago. WE love Turkish food, and it is hard to find quality, authentic TUrkish dishes in this area. THe food was wonderful from the start, and the rest of the experience (e.g.ambience, service) has only gotten better since then. Rudy's had also added some wonderful menu items (e.g. Leverek - a Mediterranean fish grilled whole, lamb chops to die for, Pide - a Turkish style pizza). All in all, a wonderful experience. The main problem is that the location is not ideal - in a mundane shopping center that is hard to find, and off the beaten path unless you work or study at one of the Gateway Drive buildings. It is only a problem the first time you come.
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  • The owners and chefs are Turkish
    JoElVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    The owners and chefs are Turkish and thus the food is too! However, the menu is very diverse and one would be able to get something that was not Turkish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prices were a little high,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    Prices were a little high, but the food and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • There was confusion regarding
    bobbieVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    There was confusion regarding who was to wait on our table. The food was good and inexpensive. They tried to make us feel better by offering us free coffee.
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  • The food was sooo delish!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    The food was sooo delish!!! I will be def going back!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate