Clyde's of Columbia

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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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h
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great experience when dining at Clydes.

K
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and the beautiful setting. We had a reservation and we were seated within about 10-15 after arrival. The restaurant was very busy on a Saturday night, and our food came out surprisingly fast. We will be back soon!

AJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our table was ready, the view was nice. Our server was helpful and nice. The food was very good. We will go again!

BT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always great! Three generations of our family have and continue to enjoy meals at Clyde’s of Columbia! This is particular Clyde’s always has had great service, good food and friendly waitstaff! We come here several times a year to meet my parents who moved to Columbia in the early 1970’s!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious. Waiter and staff were very attentive. Wonderful experience and one of our favorites!

MC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

An hour after we ordered the waitress realized she had forgotten to put in the food order. We just thought it was taking a really long time.

HB
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Joe, our waiter, was attentive and informative. Overall wonderful experience ... as always.

S
Baltimore
129 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We met friends for brunch at Clyde's on a Sunday afternoon deciding it was halfway between our homes. We had a 12:30 reservation and even though we arrived a little early and it was very busy, we were seated immediately. Two of us chose the omelet which consisted of grilled onions and spinach and was very fluffy and tasty; one had the Reuben served open face even I advised against it since I've had the Reuben on several occasions and find the closed sandwich to be better - moister and with more dressing; and the fourth person in our party opted for a plain grilled chicken sandwich which he said was very tender and flavorful. Our server was excellent and attentive without being intrusive. Clyde's is one of our favorite go to restaurants and we're never disappointed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pretty good. Our waiter was awesome!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrive and we’re immediately seated. It was a very pleasant experience. Food and ambiance was great

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day with my boo! Food was delicious the jumbo crab cake is a must!!!!

ML
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an enjoyable evening. Our waitress was very attentive and all food (appetizers and entrees) came out hot, was well-seasoned and delicious.

SS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Clydes of Columbia continues to be a reliable destination for a special event or regular weekly dining opportunity. The hostess was disappointing but this was more than made up for by an outstanding server and a top-notch manager who responded to our issue about the hostess. Food and service were, as always, excellent and cost was moderate.

D
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Clydes in Columbia for 38 years. The food is delicious and reliable. Service can be spotty but usually good. This week was good. We had a lovely Valentines Day dinner.

CP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Valentine's Day Dinner! The food was excellent asalaways.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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TN
Baltimore
53 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent. We were seated on time and got a great table for our Valentine’s Day dinner. Food was okay; my spouse’s food was not cooked as desired, but we decided to take it home to finish it to her liking.
I will try Clyde’s again for upcoming business meetings.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great service

CG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Clydes. The food is always delicious and our server was great.

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous afternoon! Beautiful view, fantastic crab cakes and wonderfully taken care of by A.J.!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food!

b
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great neighborhood feel. attentive bartenders. great food !

DR
Baltimore
70 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Consistency is elusive
We like the ambiance of Clyde's, and sometimes love its food. Over the years, an inconsistency has crept in with respect to the food. On Saturday, I had the Beef Stew, which used to be a favorite when in season. This was the 3rd time in recent months, and each time the dish had deteriorated. This last time, it was more like a soup, with soggy mashed. Tasty, but not what it ought to have been. The last time, it looked as if it had sat for a while, and was dried out. First time, it was great. My dining partner had the scallops and raved about them. Fresh, and tasty. So, a tie.......One excellent meal, one not so great.

MS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Atmosphere was nice. Nice view at the lake. The food was very good. The service was excellent. Making reservations was very easy.

BC
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Our server was excellent to match the food.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I asked the server to put a candle on my friend’s dessert who is having a birthday but they did not do that, and service wasn’t great

OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server tailored our timing and experience perfectly.

DJ
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took advantage of the Restaurant Week menu which gave us an ample amount of food and a taste of Clyde’s. Very enjoyable experience food, service and atmosphere were excellent.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience!
Great food and attentive, curteous service.

FC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience1

The only thing great about our visit to Clyde’s in Columbia was our outstanding waiter. The restaurant smelled very musty. The food was overly salty. I have been to several Clyde’s restaurants in the DC area and this location was not of the same caliber. I do not think I will visit this location again.

PH
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We arrived for out appointment - mentioned that our other colleague was on her way and that there would be three of us. Then we asked to be seated by window - and person proceeded to seat us behind a post - and we had to mention that we could not see the lake/water . . . she moved us.

Then - when our colleague arrived - and EVEN THOUGH SHE HAD THE RESERVATION # with her, they said that we had not arrived. Fortunately we had seen her outside the window - walking by the lake and knew she was there. After a bit, she called us - because we had texted her and told her we were already there. So - my husband left the table to go and get her.
Finally - my eggs benedict (egg whites of the poached eggs) were so poorly cooked that we sent them back and we waited and waited and waited . . . the other two people at my table almost finished dinner before we finally 'cornered' the waiter - to have him go back to kitchen to get my food. When food FINALLY came back - the eggs were cold and the plate was very hot - like it had set on the stove - but had not been 'recooked'. Manager did not charge us for that plate - as waiter called manager. Also - restrooms were not as clean as they should be.

t
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I always find any of the Clyde's to be top notch and a good value. Nice atmosphere and high quality food and service. A local treasure.

N
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Ordered a drink before my meal. The drink came out followed by my salad a few minutes later. No time to enjoy my drink. A few minutes later, my meal came out. In front of me was my drink, my salad, and my dinner. By the time I finished my drink, and eat my salad, the meal was cold. The waiter apologized and said he would make it up with a desert. Not that I wanted the desert, but it was never offered after the plates were cleared. Seemed like a "rushed" dinner. There were six of us and maybe they needed to quickly turn over the table...Not a good relaxing, enjoyable dinner!!

AT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately our experience wasn’t good at all. It was my wife’s birthday and our reservation was for 6:15 PM. We arrived at least 15 to 20 mins early. I informed the hostess we had a reservation for two. One of the hostesses stated they currently we’re seating 5:30 and 6:00pm reservations first. My wife and I took a seat. We observed guests with no reservations being seated before us. Once we brought that to the attention of the hostess, instantly they find seating for us. If that wasn’t bad enough they wanted to squeeze us between two parties. We weren’t happy and requested another table. It was a better table but at this point we left. The customer service was awful and the place wasn’t very clean or impressive to say the least .

J
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Clydes has the smallest crab cake in Maryland for $19.99 ... the house Chardonnay is excellent, a Rutherford wine from Napa CA...nice location on Lake Kitamakundi...

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall it was a positive experience. We came to celebrate my husband’s 38th bday during HoCo restaurant week.

SS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! I would absolutely recommend Clydes of Columbia.

JB
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant. We were seated next to the emergency door. It was drafty and cold. Both myself and my husband kept our coats on. Everything else was top notch.

d
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Zucchini crisps were good but greasy, house salad was good. salmon dinner was dry and didn't care too much for mushroom medley, crab cakes were fine, brownie ice-cream sundae was very good. I had always liked their chili and reuben but I don't eat meat anymore. I was disappointed they didn't make a vegetarian chili or a seafood reuben.

CH
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeting by staff was exceptional. Loved waiter when he asked about food allergies ! Exceptional cuisine and service was fantastic! Will be back.

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