Clyde's of Columbia

4.5
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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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J
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was a good meal. The restaurant was not busy due to people staying home for the Corona outbreak. Service was good not great but very adequate. Food was very good. Overall a good dining experience.

s
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as was the service. Happy to recommend.

W
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was very good in a relaxing atmosphere. The special haddock dinner was moist and delicious. The sideS were flavorful as well. Would recommend

JB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice opportunity to have dinner with my young adult son. Our server was friendly and helpful. The crab dip and apple cobbler were excellent. Will definitely come back.

DR
Baltimore
72 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinner for 4. Clyde’s graciously allowed us to bring our own cake, furnishing us with silverware and plates. Kudos. All of use enjoyed our entrees. One had the filet, the another sea scallops, my spouse their delicious burger with sautéed onions and mushrooms (sans bun), and Beef Stew for me.

Lots of comfort food available at reasonable pricing. Great value for a restaurant with its own special ambiance.

F
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

For some reason neither of us liked the taste of our salads. We know that they were changing shifts and they messed up on our order and had to redo it but the vinaigrette lacked flavor and just was disappointing.

F
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can count on Clyde’s to provide consistently good food and good service. In fact, our hamburgers were perfectly cooked and delicious, and the server was fantastic.

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice dining experience. I have been to this Clyde’s previously. Consistently good.

CM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The service is great and the restaurant is quite nice with an awesome view of the lake. But the food lacks flavor and presents as boring. I can't say I would recommend them for a great meal.

W
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food and service at Clyde’s on the lake. Gave us a bad table—in the corner by the door. There were many others open. Should have asked to move more forcefully as they were not even half-full. Love the cream of crab soup. My go-to place for a meal while in Columbia.

F
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best salmon nicoise salad I've had. The fish was cooked exactly as I had asked.

h
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great experience when dining at Clydes.

K
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
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!

BT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
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!

AJ
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
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
8 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
55 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
Baltimore
2 reviews
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
73 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.

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