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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
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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

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Clyde's of Columbia Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (75)
Scenic View (66)
Casual (57)
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Great for Lunch (52)
Good for a Date (48)
Neighborhood Gem (48)
Great for Outdoor Dining (45)
Fun (40)
Special Occasion (39)
Sunday Lunch (38)
Bar Seating (36)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Cozy (29)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Good for Groups (28)
Great for Brunch (27)
Business Meals (27)
Comfort Food (27)
Worth the Drive (25)
People Watching (24)
Happy Hour (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (22)
Seasonal (21)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Late-night Find (18)
Romantic (18)
Quick Bite (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Local Ingredients (13)
Healthy (13)
Authentic (12)
Kid-friendly (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Great Beer (9)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Live Sports (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Live Music (5)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Clyde's is reliably excellent. Our server was very attentive without being overbearing. Only issue was it is so loud that a couple of the orders got garbled.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We have tried Clyde's several times over the years, usually to have the lobster. Now it is on the daily menu, a great plus. We have wondered, though, if they cook the lobsters ahead of time and just heat them up, as the shells are much harder than home-prepared. There has also been wide variability in how good they are. This time, they were quite good, although smaller than expected. Still better for ambiance than the typical crab shack places. Give it a try!

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Enjoyed the lobster special and swordfish. Good cream of crab soup too. Loud even mid week. Look forward to the next monthly special.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our server didn’t come to our table to greet us for about 15 minutes. Once she did, she brought us water and didn’t ask if wanted anything else to drink. While waiting for the rest of our party, we eventually got to order our drinks, and they took about 20 mins to get. You could tell they were sitting at the bar because it had glasssweat on the glasses. Once we received our apps, we asked for bleu cheese two times and never received it. Our server walked by or table multiple times and never asked if we wanted more cocktails or to replenish our waters. We finally got new cocktail orders in and received those drinks 20 mins later. Once food was delivered, our server never came to check on how it was. The fried in three of our plates were little fries where we could tell it was end of the fryer fries. There was hair in one of the girls crab cakes. When t was brought to the managers attention, Ashe took the the one meal off and a round of drinks but never came back to see how we were the rest of the night. Good place for lunch when it isn’t busy, but you can tell their servers need a little more work and management needs to be on the floor more talking to tables. Our server had too much going on and it wasn’t her fault it was the managements fault for not recognizing it ahead of time!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Nice atmosphere. Great service. The seasonal Lobster pie is excellent.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

It had been awhile since I had been to Clyde's, but our lunch was a get together with a former Columbia resident and good friend. The food, service and atmosphere made for a great time and lots of good memories.

Tags: Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Fun, Business Meals
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 12, 2017

My husband and I had said late dinner . We started with French onion soup which a bit on the salty side. He had the sausage dinner and I had the lobster all ver tasty. Our wait person was very accommodating.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

I don't know what has happened to Clyde's. It was always one of my favorite restaurants in Columbia. The menu is downsized quite a bit from the past, and the taste of the food is now way below par. Maybe it was an off night (Tuesday), but my business guests were very disappointed with the meal. I will be hard pressed to return at this point.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Clydes never disappoints

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Met family for lunch. They live in DC and I live in Baltimore - so this is a good central location. The food was fine - nothing spectacular but it's always consistently good. I simply had a Caesar salad and the chicken and chorizo soup. Hard to mess that up. Lol. The service was OK but we had to reach out a couple of times. Still it's a great, safe place to eat.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Came in for the much advertised lobster only to be told that they were out. :( Also out of grilled vegetables as a side, how?

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 8, 2017

First time. When seated for about 10 minutes we finally had to ask to see a waiter. When he showed up finally he forgot to get us bread after taking our order. We had to ask again a waiter passing by. Food delivery was good by others. My wife asked for extra sauce for her crab cake. This took forever and came when she was finished eating. It was a frustrating restaurant experience.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was fantastic, but I think the waitress forgot about us. She put in our appetizer order which we received, then finished, and the waited a while before she came back to take our entree order. Other than that everything was fantastic. We will definitely dine here again.

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

It was my husband's birthday and we were looking forward to a great meal. The service was great but the food was average. We were told that the menu changed two weeks prior to our visit, and not for the better. Our teen daughter was happy with her hamburger and fries. My husband order the swordfish with green beans. The fish was bland and the beans slightly undercooked for his liking. I was disappointed that I couldn't have my favorite dish, the brick chicken. However, the mojo chicken was ok, but was a small serving for the price. Unfortunately, It was not the experience we were looking for.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

My executive board raved about the food and service. A dinner for twelve, no pre selected menu pushed, and they were out in two hours! Perfect choice.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 2, 2017

I advised the server that it was my husband's birthday....the server brought a dessert to the table and sat it down in front of me. No singing or anything. Pretty lack luster way to acknowledge a patron's birthday.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

EXCELLENT!!! GREAT FOD AND SERVICE!!! CLYDE'S IS A GREAT PLACE FOR DELICIOUS FOOD IN A PLEASANT ATMOSPHERE!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Authentic, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Disabled Access, Organic, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great place to gather for large parties. The ambiance is nice and staff very friendly. The food mediocre.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Sitting inside about 20 feet from the front door and the closed patio door and flies were a problem

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

The lobster was great! Crab cake disappointing. And the choc cake with raspberry was dry, not good. Shoulda said something but didn’t want to rain on our fun with friends. Also, it’s always cold there. Should have brought a sweater.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Enjoyed everything. Has the Fall Crab Cake Special.
Waitress was quick and attentive despite the normal Friday lunch crowd.

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great servers. Attention to details. Food was really good. We were allowed to split the cod fish entree which was very helpful. Love the crab and artichoke dip.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, People Watching
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Our waiter was friendly and efficient. Food arrived quickly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Healthy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Fun, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Great for Brunch, Waterfront
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had dinner at Clyde's on Saturday evening before the Alison Krauss Merriweather concert and it was really wonderful. The food was great and we paired it with a nice red wine and thoroughly enjoyed it. The weather was also great and the view out on to the lake was really nice. We had a great time and the service was impeccable. We're looking forward to dining there again in the near future. Thanks again very much.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Fun, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The food at Clyde's is always well prepared. For some reason the service was really spotty during this visit - our waiter didn't return to check on drinks and seemed distracted. The staff who brought our food were very courteous and helpful.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Like the lake view for outdoor dining!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Great restaurant with a nice view. It can get filled up, but made reservations and had no problem getting in. Nice ambience, close to the water and great location in Columbia!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Fun, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Casual, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

I really enjoyed the chilli, rose sangria, and the bread. My waitress was awesome along with the greeter at the from. I wish the happy hour applied to the whole bar area not just the bar.thanks and I will definitely be back again:-)...

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, People Watching, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Enjoyed our dinner at Clyde's with our party of 12. We had some friends in from the U.K. The waitstaff took excellent care of us. The menu was quite expansive and the food was very tasty. Thanks Clyde's!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Excellent food (and good selection to choose from) and excellent service, as always.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great atmosphere, delicious food- lobster, crab cakes, steak, and shrimp and grits were on point!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We were escorted to our table by a very professional and courteous young woman. Our server, Timothy, was very friendly, attentive, knowledgable, helpful, accomodating and professional. We enjoyed his company very much. The food was very delicious. We took our mother out for a treat and had a wonderful evening. Other wait staff I encountered were also very friendly and courteous. The bread was delicious! It was a bit difficult to hear conversation at the table but that was a small price to pay for everything else going so well. Thank you again and special thanks to Timothy!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Live Sports
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We went for the lobster special. This year the basket of fries is now reduced to a small bread plate of fries. Very disappointed that my fries came out after I finished my lobster. My daughter ordered wings and we noticed a strand of human hair on the top of her wings before they even made it to the table. They were quickly replaced. Would have been nice to receive an apology from management.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Celebrating a milestone in a friends' career. Waiter was pleasant and accommodating. Provided a special dessert for friend in honor of milestone. Somewhat loud but it was Friday night and lots of folks dining. Noise volume somewhat expected.
Food always good and pleasing presentations.

Tags: Happy Hour, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, People Watching, Casual, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The food was excellent, our server was very good, and I was able to have a conversation with my friend because it was quiet!

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 10, 2017

My wife and I ordered the lobster special. It arrived before the drinks or utensils. It seems like they got things backwards.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

We've been coming to Clydes for years and I've always enjoyed the ambience and a kiss consistent quality of the food.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I met my friend at the restaurant. She had been seated. The young women at the front desk were not interested in helping me find her. One of them pointed in FOUR different directions and expected me to look for our table. So I did. infuriated with this hostess. made NO effort to help me. Small table with view out window very nice. I do feel as if we were seated in this location because the server was new and also feel some age discrimination -- mediocre seating and new server. After our food was ordered and delivered, we never saw him again. I would have ordered another cocktail and dessert. It was clear he was no where to be found. He lost out on a larger check with a larger tip. The hostesses need major improvement and we did chat with the manager and he was generous to give us both a card for our next visit with price discount. I can't decide if I was most furious with the hostesses or the server. Probably equal.

Tags: Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 8, 2017

As always, the food was delicious and you have different many choices. The servers are all very personable and helpful. Love the atmosphere.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Fun, Great for Brunch, Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Took 25 minutes to get a drink at the table then another 35+ for food to arrive. No one was being served. Hostess was not pleasant nor particularly graceful. I don't mind sitting for a few and relaxing at the table but... poor showing.

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