Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.03mi
  2. Distance: 0.43mi
  3. Distance: 0.75mi
  4. Distance: 1.19mi
  1. Distance: 0.03mi
  2. Distance: 0.43mi
  3. Distance: 0.75mi
  4. Distance: 1.19mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.03mi
  2. Distance: 0.43mi
  3. Distance: 0.75mi
  4. Distance: 1.19mi
  1. Distance: 0.03mi
  2. Distance: 0.43mi
  3. Distance: 0.75mi
  4. Distance: 1.19mi

About Clyde's of Columbia

We do not accept reservations for outside dining.

Located on beautiful Lake Kittamaqundi in the heart of downtown Columbia, Clyde's has been serving lunch and dinner daily, and Sunday 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. Sunday 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 nearby Merriweather Post. The Tomato Palace, our delightful Italian restaurant right next door, serves homemade pastas, wood-fired oven pizza, and a variety of salads, sandwiches and Italian entrees.

10221 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD 21044
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Late Night Menu: Sunday - Thursday: 10:00pm - 12:00am, Friday & Sunday: 10:00pm - 1:00am

Cross Street:
Little Patuxent Parkway, Route 175

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 730-2829

Website:
http://www.clydes.com/

Parking Details:
Private Lot, Free Parking.

Executive Chef:
Cesar Montesinos

Private Party Facilities:
We have two semi-private dining rooms.

Private Party Contact:
Billy Ireland: (410) 730-2829

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Send a Gift Card

Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.

Clyde's of Columbia Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (81)
Casual (66)
Scenic View (65)
See All
Good for a Date (61)
Special Occasion (59)
Great for Lunch (54)
Neighborhood Gem (51)
Bar Seating (45)
Cozy (44)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
Business Meals (40)
Sunday Lunch (37)
Great for Outdoor Dining (36)
Comfort Food (34)
Good for Groups (32)
Happy Hour (31)
Fun (29)
Seasonal (29)
Great for Brunch (26)
Worth the Drive (26)
Romantic (24)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Authentic (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
People Watching (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Late-night Find (15)
Healthy (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Great Beer (13)
Quick Bite (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Afternoon Coffee (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Live Sports (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Organic (2)
Tapas (2)
Live Music (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Sort by
S
2508 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

We are regulars at this location... the service was off on this particular visit. Just did not have that usual Clyde's professionalism. Server stood right behind me and had an extended conversation with another individual before even taking our drink order... did not check in with us during the meal. Like I said... not up to Clyde's standards

Tags: Happy Hour, Waterfront, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service2
value3

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Great evening at Clyde’s - as always.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I like Clydes in general for its ambiance and good eats. However, our experience on this occasion was par. The window seat was drafty, though we asked to be seated by the window for the view outside. The pastrami sandwich was on thin bread which was overwhelmed by the meat and kraut and sauce. The meat wasn't as tender as I anticipated. However, my wife's rockfish was very good. I felt I was often searching for our waitress. Service and food is usually good but for some reason this was not its night. Maybe next time...

Tags: Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

I love the bar seating at Clyde's in Columbia. Real tables in a straight row along the outside of the bar area allows you to dine in a more casual environment while also feeling like you're having a normal sit-down meal. Very nice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

It was cold and the waiter with whom we were NOT overall happy noticed our wearing our coats while seated, said he would have the thermostat made highter - never did. The same waiter had a difficult time getting to our table - asked to refill our coke glasses, never did. The food came on time. THe mussels, while fresh were mixed with chic peas and the sauce was forgettable. The French onion soup was good. The cod was tasteful as was the lemon broccoli but the mashed potatoes was a scoop of a lump of potatoes with no taste. Since I had leftovers, I added salt and garlic powder for eating the leftovers at home.

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service1
value2

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Food was good- service could have been better. Server was good in the beginning but tapered off. Someone else served the food and dessert and we had to find our own spoons for dessert, after asking for them.

Tags: Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service2
value2

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had great seats, an exceptionally attentive waiter and the food was excellent.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Apps were good. Entrees were cold and greasy. No one came to check on us after food was dropped for almost 15 minutes. I usually love Clyde’s, but this was remarkably terrible.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service1
value1

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Excellent - I had the duck. Service was perfect. My wife had the root vegetable - butternut squash stuffed with vegetables.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The bacon wrapped scallops were tasty and our server was very bubbly, yet professional. Clyde's remains a staple.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We got seated right away, which was a good sign. But that was about the best thing that happened at this restaurant. After we got seated the hostest got our water and then we sat there waited for about 25 minutes for someone to take our order but no one came, so we decided to sit for another 10 minutes until our group of 3 decided to leave and eat some where else. I'm a frequent customer at the Rockville location and can say that the customer service there is above and beyond the columbia location. One thing that I can take away from this experience is that I will never visit the Clyde's Columbia again.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service1

 
·Dined on January 1, 2018

There was a bit of wait (15 mins) to sit down even though we made reservations at 7:30pm for New Year's Eve. The server was very hospitable, however, we were a bit disappointed after we've learned that the restaurant would close at 9pm for a NYE party event. Not sure why reservations were allowed up to 8:30pm when we booked online but I digress. I had ordered the salmon with a side of rice. I wasn't impressed. The salmon was very bland; broccoli rock hard and bland as well. The rice was assaulting my taste buds and after three or four bites I had surrendered.

We received our food after 8pm and were hurried to digest our food before the restaurant closed. Server did not offer us a dessert menu due to the "scheduled" event at 9pm. It showed how much they cared about the party arriving and not the guests eating at the restaurant.

Will I return to the restaurant? No. Will I recommend this restaurant to anyone? Maybe, but I would suggest not ordering the salmon dish. Maybe they had rushed to prepare my meal, thus reason for the lackluster taste.

The only good thing I can say is the drinks were good. My other companions seem to enjoy their meals.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service2
value3

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a very lovely night. Food and service were both very nice.

They never brought one person's drink the entire meal but otherwise great.

Also we were told the restaurant is handicapped accessible but it is a really long walk from where you can drop someone off to the entrance of the restaurant. One person in our party has mobility issues and this made it night difficult.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Another excellent meal at Clyde's! The steaks were divine and I love the wild boar pasta. This is one of our favorite restaurants because they consistently hit a high standard of quality, with a comfortable dining room and friendly professional service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 30, 2017

The service was good as usual. The food was great. Sevice was pleasant. The atmosphere was perfect. I would go again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

During this visit, our service was very spotty. We sat our table for nearly 9 minutes without any server acknowledgement and when he finally came over, he never apologized for the wait and simply took our order. We only saw him one other time as our entrees were being served and he asked us how our food was (!) and just before he was planning to present the bill. He never checked on us during our meal, to clear dishes or refill beverages. The table next to us also experienced significant delays in their requests for simple requests such as coffee.
Our appetizer arrived within 9 minutes and our entrees took 30 minutes to arrive after being ordered. All food entrees were perfectly prepared, nicely presented and served at the proper temperatures. The steamed rockfish was delish, especially the broth. It would have been great to serve with some crusty bread to soak it up.
I like Clyde's food and restaurant atmosphere, but I expected much more attentive service.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service2
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Service was very slow even though there were very few patrons. We also had to pay additional for food that was offered on their late night happy hour menu because we sat at “bar seating”- an area less than 5 feet away from the bar.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service1
value2

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We have been dining here for 37 years and continue to enjoy this Howard County restaurant. The food is always great and the menu is varied. The staff is thoughtful and accommodating.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, People Watching, Seasonal, Waterfront, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Nice place, open table worked great cut wait time down from hr to minutes

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Atmosphere was Great, Good was Very Good. Service was Good!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value5

 
·Dined on December 25, 2017

It was Christmas Eve and the place was very busy. Everything took longer than I have experienced the many times I've gone in the past. The meatloaf was overly salted. The pasta dish tasted under cooked. Couldn't find the crab in the cream of crab soup. I've been many times before and it must have been an off night.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience1
service3
value1

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I was there for a Christmas-Eve date. Food and service were both fine, but not spectacular. Restaurant was very busy and lively. I do wish greater effort had been made to accommodate my request for a "quiet, romantic table," or at least referred to with apologies. My Duroc pork chop was especially good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

 
·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great for Christmas Eve dinner wait staff very friendly an accommodating. Food was well prepared and served hot and fresh good menu moderate pricing good seasonal selection and desserts.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Casual, Cozy, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Appetizers were very good. Seafood portions are very small for the price. The service was excellent and management addressed the concern about the extremely small portion of one of the seafood dinners.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Clyde's is consistently good. It would be nice to have some different and more imaginative vegetarian options, but in the end Clyde's is like a comfortable old friend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Visited to celebrate a birthday, just before Xmas. I made the reservation time based upon the online events calendar indicating “carolers” singing. The carolers were just wrapping up as we were seated. And no one mentioned the birthday. The food was fine, the holiday menu was a bit disappointing.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3
value4

 
·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great first time experience at this Clyde’s location! The atmosphere was perfect for a bday celebration and the food and drinks were delicious!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very enjoyable evening and relaxing time with my wife. We started with a glass of wine and a dirty Gin Martini. I had cream of crab soup, Caesar salad and French dip entree. My wife had Brussels sprouts salad and the salmon dish. We finished the meal by splitting apple pie a la mode.
It was more than enough to eat overall.
Our wait staff was very accommodating and helpful throughout the meal. Always a good experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 22, 2017

My Team and I were looking forward to visiting this very popular restaurant as it had good reviews. As the Director, I had reserved a table for 9 guests and was hoping to get in before everyone got there to set up some holiday gifts and order the appetizers, however was quickly disappointed to find that I couldn't be seated until at least several people in my party was present. When we were finally seated, at a small round table in a tight corner, there was no room to put any gifts and limited space for food. All in all we made due, enjoyed the taste of the food and had a good time!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service2
value3

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Service was unusually slow - food lacked the wow factor we’re used to.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service2
value4

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Our orders were taken very quickly and our meals were brought to us in a timely manner.
The food was very good as well as the initial service. After that it seemed as though the restaurant became quite busy. We didn’t see much of our waiter as the evening progressed. A drink order was forgotten too.
Other than that my group of friends had a very good time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Service was slow. Waiter disappeared.
Attempted to track down and gave up.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service1
value1

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

This experience with Clyde's was less than pleasurable. Our waitress seemed disinterested or lost or both. Just a slow and arduous lunch. Will not be back at this Clyde's anytime soon.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service2
value2

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food was good and the service was fine. It was very crowded and check in even with a reservation was a mess. It was shortly before Christmas so that was not helping I suspect, even tho it was a Wednesday evening.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value4

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 20, 2017

From beginning to end, this was a memorable anniversary celebration. While waiting for our table, our cocktails at the bar were perfect, especially the custom-stuffed blue cheese olives for my martini. Thanks, Ben. During dinner, our server, Del, was attentive without being obtrusive. Our entrees were excellent- filet mignon (him), and fresh rockfish (me). Dessert on the house was the 'frosting on the cake', so to speak (eggnog bread pudding). In addition, the manager stopped by to offer her anniversary wishes. And, best of all, the staff kept our daughter and her husband's secret, and our evening expenses were completely taken care of remotely.
Keep up the good work, Clyde's.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Waterfront
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 17, 2017

We ordered a seafood pasta and meatloaf dinner. The meatloaf came and was cold as ice. Asked waitress to have it warmed. Waited and waited for 20 minutes. By that time my wife’s dinner looked like dead shrimp and scallops laying in seaweed on the beach. No apologies no consideration. I told the manager that i had lost my appetite and they had ruined our dinner. Will never ever go to this Clyde’s again!!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience2
service1
value1

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Fish not good
Told manager and he took care of us
Impressive make up

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were spoiled! I mentioned that we were celebrating a birthday and an anniversary, not expecting anything other than a nice table. We were offered champagne and dessert on the house! What a wonderful surprise and so much appreciated! I had the duck. It was super fatty and not what I was hoping for, but the other things made up for that. Thanks for making our day special, Clyde’s.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service5
value3

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

food was poorly cooked and waiter did not come by to ask

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience3
service2
value3

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We made this reservation for a friends 30th birthday. The food that came out properly was great! However a steak that was ordered well done came out mid rare. It was very busy but our server was less than stellar. Between constantly searching for her, 20 minute wait for drinks (more than once) and steady eye rolls at any question or request she easily ruined the experience for us. We will come back to Clydes since the food is great, we'll just hope for a server that isn't so bothered by a table with a $500 tab.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service2
value4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.