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Tark's Grill
Tark's Grill

Tark's Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tarksgrill.com
  • Phone: (410) 583-8275
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday: Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Golder
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available on either side of the restaurant in public lots.
A word from Tark's Grill
Upscale Casual American Grill serving lunch and dinner daily.
Voted Best Patio in Baltimore County 5 Years in a Row.
Voted Best Crab Cakes in Baltimore County by Baltimore Magazine.
Featuring a Menu Designed with the Freshest Cuts of Seafood & Meats
and Customizable Salad Combinations.
Two Small Private Dining Rooms Available by Reservation.
Seasonal Cocktail Menus Available in Bar & Lounge Area.
Great Place for an elegant dinner out, cocktails with friends,
& Casual Family Meals.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Tarks is always reliable for a great dining experience. We love eating outside in the nice weather. Saturday night they had a musician and that added to our experience."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Dollar to Dollar great deal always. We had great choices and great service. I have never had a bad meal there. Thankyou"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Disappointing. Tempura Monkfish special was highly recommended by our server. It was a soggy mess. We gave feedback that it was soggy ... no adjustments to the check. The caesar salad was anemic - romaine was more yellow than green. Margarita pizza as a nice little app to share? Don't think so. Picture a thick crust frozen pizza with extra cheese ... not extra sliced mozzarella ... just a lot of shredded cheese. Unlikely to return."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "went there for a birthday lunch and was able to sit at the table that straddled the inside and outside, so I could get a little a.c. service was too slow and my medium hamburger was well done. waiter was also not attentive enough. everyone else's food was okay or fine. salad was prepared beautifully. another mixed experience at Tark's, so it is not in my top restaurants to patronize."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We were delighted with our dinner. Luckily we were served by the same person, Kevin, who tries his best to assist us enjoying our entire time at Tark's. We look forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The fried oyster are exceptional. Hamburgers very good. The Chilean sea bass and salad were good but was nothing to write home about, especially at the price. Ambience is good but tables are close together. A good restaurant, but at the prices charged it should be excellent. Therefore, I would not recommend Tark's Grill to relatives or friends."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "this was our first time dinning at Tark's, but it certainly won't be our last. food, service and atmosphere was great."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Ate outside for lunch. Very good!! Will return when I am in the area. Nice that it isn't a chain restaurant!!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We always come for the Tuna, Shrimp and NY Strip. But I also love halibut which was a special Saturday night with lime and cilantro and it was absolutely delicious. I am hoping it becomes a regular item or at least a frequent special. They are also now having nice dinner music outside on Saturdays which was a treat. So nice to have a local restaurant that is so consistent in high quality food and service with such a nice variety as well."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I love Tark's for their great food, but I don't like how they cram so many tables into so little space. If you're looking for some place to have a quiet, romantic dinner, this isn't the spot."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Brought friends from out of town and they were thrilled to find soft crabs."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Management should spend more time training servers. Our dessert arrived and the server stood across from us (3 people) and handed our plates to us. Don't care much for a restaurant that pictures itself as a classic white-table-cloth establishment and doesn't take the time to understand what good service actually encompasses."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "It was my birthday dinner which was mentioned in our reservation nothing was said on top of that horrible service and very noisy. The menu online is completely different than in the resturant so I chose this for my birthday dinner due to the one online and was completely let down."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We had a Sunday lunch/brunch on a beautiful day. We sat outside and had good food (interesting salads and soups as well as pancakes). Both the company and the setting made the occasion a special one."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We have dined there many times and are usually pleased with the food and the service. The noise level is, at times, too loud to encourage conversation at our table. All things considered, we will return there due to the convenience of location in addition to the above (food and service)."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Weather was perfect for dining al fresco. Very busy on Friday night, but service was able to keep up Recommend the Lindsay salad, paired well with house chardonnay and crab cake."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My 3 girlfriends from elementary school and I had a wonderful get-together. Food was good and full of flavor -a bit pricey for my more frugal friends. Crab cakes were good - not Baltimore great - though, service is always great. The bar area was full and lively. We got a booth - my preference."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This is a very popular restaurant, and they do a good job with food quality and preparation. Due to the weather we didn't get to dine outside. The smaller room we were seated in was very cold, but they did try to remedy that. Our meals were fine, but we couldn't finish our lunches, so we took "doggy" bags to go. All in all, they still do a decent job of bringing patrons in for lunch, as well as dinner."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The food was excellent, if pricey. Our only complaint was the lighting which was so dim it made it impossible to read the menu. We mentioned this to the waiter and he said he would share this with the management. Honestly, I mistook a serving of potato for the sea bass which was presented on a blackened plank. Delicious but who knew what I was eating until I tasted!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I took my dad to Tark's for Father's Day. We were seated at a great table for two on the patio. Everything from that point went down hill; From the service to the meal. Basically I paid for the table. The one thing that stood out was this...I asked if the orange juice was fresh squeezed and the waiter looked right at me and said "oh absolutely". Well...it wasn't. I told him it was not fresh, his response to me after lying about it was..."oh okay". I said..."but you told me before I ordered it that it was", he said " oh, well it is fresh squeezed somewhere else and then they ship it here". DUUUH!!!!! I guess he meant at the tropicana plant, before they put it in the carton."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The fish choices were very good! Also, the presentation was well done."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had reservations for 4 had to wait at least 15 min t be seated. Service was slow and not very attentive. Appetizers were forgotten till after entrees served. This was a Wednesday 7 pm reservation."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "totally unsatisfactory experience--but management did adjust our bill as a result of our comments to him and our server. Been many times, and this must have simply been an off day. We will return and hope that all is well next time."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Our first time at Tark's. Relaxing attractive atmosphere and food was excellent. Noticeably fresh. Nice variety. Staff was friendly and helpful. Wine was excellent. We were there for a light lunch. If you like shrimp salad theirs is sweet and fresh. The blueberry cobbler was perfect too. They had a interesting hummus appetizer. Looking forward to trying the brunch too. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Folks there was very accommodating after we missed our reservation time. Lunch was lovely, great salads!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We have been at Tark's twice. The first time we enjoyed the outside area for drinks. For dinner we had steak, which was good. They have a limited menu and "not so good" appetizers. The second time we had soft shell crabs which were surprisingly terrible. How can that be in Baltimore? A more extensive menu prepared by an experienced chef would make this restaurant a gem!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "It was my first time there and I took a friend who wants to recommend it to her friends. I might even go there for dinner tomorrow. I live in the area and can't believe that I never thought to go there before."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "3rd time should be a charm, but sadly not in this case. First time we tried lunch, they either have a sub par lunch staff, Sunday staff or a bad day. Food was barely adequate- strange because it is normal very good. Service was a step above a chain restaurant- also strange because evening service is the best we've had in a long time. Sad "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Had a very good dinner, excellent margarita, and great calamari but we all thought the prices for the entrees were pretty high. $30-33 range for fish, scallops etc. Everything was great but would go for light faire or save for special occassion. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Tark's is a great choice for a business lunch as well as for nice dining with friends. It is conveniently located in Baltimore County and attracts people who want a pleasant dining experience; good food; and an attractive atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Never had less than a great meal here with friendly and helpful staff. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Good food--good service--relaxing--enjoyable--will go again"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "My meal was very disappointing. I had the shrimp in wine sauce with fettuccine. The flavor was mediocre . The noodles tasted like they came out of a bag bought in a grocery store. When you pay $24 for an entre , you expect much more. Tarks has a great atmosphere and the good service. But good food is important."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food was very good, however the server was one that likes to disappear. Had to have the bus person find him to get a glass of wine with my entree. He finally arrived with the wine after I was almost finished with my meal. When we ordered our dessert and coffee, it arrived with no sugar, or utensils. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This was my 2nd visit to Tark's. 1st time was lunch and this time was for dinner. Each of us had a different entree. All of them nicely presented. We did not get any appetizers or dessert but, had several mixed drinks and beer. My 3rd drink was a little lien on alcohol as compared to the 1st and 2nd. Our group consisted of 3 people. We chose a bar booth as to the dining area or outside. Attention to detail and service was certainly above average. It was interactive and fun due to the running of the Preakness. Two of the three people in my group received 2 Preakness glass sets which, was a pleasant surprise, for our participation in the Preakness pool. A good meeting place for people coming from different areas of the 695 Beltway."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The atmosphere in the lounge was relaxed. We were able to talk and leisurely eat our meal with little interruption. The California Cobb salad was refreshing. The ability to have small, appetizer or meal sized salads is great! You get just the right amount. The mussels and broth had a little spice which made the dish interesting and very tasty. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Good food. Good service. Would definitely Return. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Always the best of everything, food, service, atmosphere!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Went there for a Mother's Day brunch. For $32 a person was expecting something pretty special. While the food was acceptable, nothing excited me and motivated me to come back for more. Will never do a brunch there again. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We made a reservation for 8 people on Mother's Day, at 1:00 for lunch. We were not informed when making the reservation that the regular menu would not be available and the only option would be a brunch buffet. This was an issue for us because we had 2 elderly people with us, who were not able to walk around. It was extremely loud and hot in the restaurant. The air conditioning did not appear to be on, despite it being 80 degrees outside. Our server was very attentive. The hot foods were luke warm at best, the salads were placed in very small serving bowls and were frequently empty. Several of the plates from the clean plate pile had specks of food/dirt on them. Mango crush tasted like nothing but watered down pineapple/orange juice. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014