Clyde's of Columbia

4.3
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$30 and under
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American
Located on beautiful Lake Kittamaqundi in the heart of downtown Columbia, Clyde's has been serving lunch and dinner daily, and weekend 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. 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 The Soundry or at nearby Merriweather Post.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.4
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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Seat by the windows watching the sunset over the lake, exquisite.

j
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience once again!👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

AD
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice experience and the food was very good. The service was timely and the atmosphere was acceptable.

DR
Baltimore
68 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nicely decorated for the Holidays. We ere seated promptly in the area requested. I had the beef stew which was presented differently than in the past. Loved it. Spouse had chili and the autumn salad. She enjoyed the salad, but thought the chili lacked chili flavor [too much tomato and vinegar taste]. Overall though an enjoyable outing

t
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our birthday dinner was very nice.

j
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for brunch. Great food and great service. My lady really enjoyed the view of the water from our table. We will definitely be back....soon!👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

DT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

It was average. The food was good although my shrimp and grits was extremely spicy which was not noted on the menu. The service seemed a little off. I don’t think the server was very fluent in English.

BT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere: hood food; clean and the wait staff was attentive

NM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Clyde's for our Thanksgiving meal because they offered a traditional meal along with other meal options.
The traditional meal was outstanding ! My husband had a pasta dish that he thoroughly enjoyed.
The service was excellent and we weren't rushed despite the fact that the restaurant was full.

l
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife and her parents to Clyde's in Columbia for Thanksgiving dinner and it was wonderful. The food was great and the atmosphere was perfect. It was a great time and we all really enjoyed ourselves. Thanks again very much!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

MH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. Very noisy.

PP
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Server was gone very long time between visits to the table. Had to ask several times for things like water and condiments. Host of meeting requested coffee before the meal. It arrived in a dirty cup. After some time, he asked for and received a new one. The dirty one remained in front of him for the rest of our stay.
Food was good. Server was nice, but could use more training.

OT
Baltimore
95 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in Baltimore, and my friend in DC. Clydes in Columbia is a great restaurant in a location that’s convenient for the two of us to meet up. I had the steak chopped salad, and it was awesome. Our server was nice, fun and professional.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the crab cakes at Clyde’s! 😍 They never disappoint !
Great food and great service

MH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and experience
Food was delish

O
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We went on a Saturday night for a 6:45pm reservation and arrived a little bit early and seated on time. It was very crowded during the time we went. The food was average. I wish the menu had more items to choose from. I think the food and drink were above price. The staff was nice and respectful.

JR
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal and experience at Clyde’s.

CH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the scallop dish -- please never delete it from the menu!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food

MH
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was great

N
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Emma, was wonderful. Food was excellent

2
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice time.

E
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Emma our server was lovely! It was a perfect place to meet friends!

S
Baltimore
126 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

No matter how busy Clyde's gets on a Saturday evening they always honor our reservation. Our server was very pleasant and since we've dined here so many times, we knew what we wanted as soon as we sat down. When our appetizers arrived my onion soup was missing. The waiter apologized and said it would take another 4 minutes but by that time the rest of our meal arrived so I asked that the soup be put in a "to go" container and I took it home. The turkey Reuben, corned beef Reuben and 2 burgers were excellent. The hand cut fries seemed to taste even better than usual but no one could figure out why. We chose not to get dessert since we were so full. Clyde's is our favorite place for great food, great servers, and a very pleasant atmosphere. Plus free parking is always easy in a nearby garage.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic!! Best seafood in Columbia!!

KP
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening with great food and excellent wait service!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

L
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice for lunch. Good food, nice views, pleasant staff.

MM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

SO disappointed. We always loved Clyde's in Rockville and we were going to be driving through Columbia so this seemed like a perfect way to celebrate my husband's birthday. What a mistake! The service was slow and the food was mediocre at best. Our waitress was so unpleasant. She gave us the feeling like we were not welcome. Every request was treated like such a hardship from drink refills to getting our check. We will NOT be back and I do not recommend this Clyde's.

c
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Not rushed great waiter. Food choices could be more. Love that view! Nice experience

KN
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Our family went to Clyde’s for Sunday brunch and 2 of the 3 meals left much to be desired. One order was requested without beans; despite the waitress repeating the requested omission, if arrived with beans. That dish had to be redone, causing it to come 10-15 min after the other dishes and causing the diner to sit hungry. Additionally, the sausage accompanying an order of pancakes was cold— it had clearly been cooked quite some time before. That was sent back and caused another delay. The waitress was apologetic, at least. I don’t see any need to go back here as there are plenty of other consistently good restaurants in the area.

CJ
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and a well received meal by everyone in our party.

VR
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall, the service was good, although our food took a bit of time. It was the usual Clydes fare (I.e., burgers, crab cakes, crab dip, salads, fish and steak—and to my surprise there were no specials). My biggest complaint is that the bartender was unable to prepare a simple cosmopolitan or lemon drop. The nice thing about this Clydes is that you can see the lovely pond outside the window. To sum things up, it was a relaxing weekend meal with a great friend.

j
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

At lunchtime restaurant was not noisy.

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend and his family gl celebrate his birthday. The restaurant was very nice and comfortable. The staff was pleasant and service was good. I had the salmón, which was cooked perfectly and delicious! The only complaints were that there was not enough dressing on the Reuben sandwich or sauce on the buffalo chicken sandwich. The créeme brûlée was OUTSTANDING, creamy deliciousness!!!

KR
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have enjoyed Clyde's of Columbia for years. Every dish that i have eaten have been enjoyable from the simple cheeseburger to the crab cakes. The food is perfectly seasoned so that you are not overpowered by salt or other seasonings. Whenever I have a visitor to Columbia, I always bring them to Clyde's. The location on Lake Kittamaquandi really shows a beautiful and historical side of Columbia, MD. The wait staff is very attentive and sensitive to allowing conversations during a meal. I would and have recommended Clyde's of Columbia to anyone visiting Columbia, MD.

S
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great casual dining!

VO
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was fairly over priced and the best service we got was at the bar area. The staff was clearly overwhelmed with an 18 person reservation that took over the whole restaurant while several other fairly large groups were also trying to check in. It resulted in my group getting pushed to the side and waiting even longer when we also had a reservation. One member of my group ordered the filet Mignon rare and was disappointed that it was cooked through even more than my medium steak. For the price, the food just wasn't that great. The wait staff was nice though and the interior of the restaurant is clean and well decorated.

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