Linwoods

4.8
3709 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
It all began with a love story and a dream. Linwood, a chef, and Ellen, a reporter, met 36 years ago in a restaurant of course! They married and began to envision that someday they would open a restaurant of their own. The restaurant’s first business plan was written at their dining room table on an electric typewriter. In 1988 Linwoods opened its doors, and it has been a labour of love for more than thirty years.

Linwoods’ cuisine consists of the freshest ingredients, and inventive preparation. Our service is warm and attentive. We have developed a reputation for consistency an attention to detail. These qualities are key to our catering business as well. Our team has worked hard to connect to our community, and we value our customers. These values have been central to Ellen and Linwood’s vision, and we hope are felt by our customers each day.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3709 people are saying
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WandaH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the food, service, environment and professionalism of all. Always very engaging, timely service, and accommodating attitude.

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Disappointed
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I had the very small crab cake dinners/w bland cole slaw, and overly sweet honey old bay chips. Unfortunately, the meal was nothing to write home about. Especially, not for the price paid $$.
However, the service was great and very nice ambience.

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vipNancyB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner at Linwood’s food was amazing and the service was great.

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Windy14
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love Linwood’s. I appreciate the steps taken to ensure the safety of customers and staff. The additional outdoor seating is a nice enhancement to the restaurants seating options.
Food was delicious. As always. Great service. As always. I love to celebrate my birthday at Linwood’s.

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vipGildaS
Baltimore
215 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous from beginning to end. Our server, Annie, was terrific as always. Linwood’s is definitely a favorite and never disappoints.

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vipTruFeeback
Baltimore
75 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

What is not to like?

ambiance - outside table - plenty pf heaters but not needed
service - table tending spot on, unobtrusive, polite and professional
food-high quality ingredients, properly prepared, and well plated
menu construction - something for everyone at each price point
priceless - the chef visit to each table as the meal ended. Old school and respectful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great!!!

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vipSusanA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Took my mother in law to dinner and she asked for her hamburger medium rare. It came out well done. By the time they cooked her a new one, my husband and I were finished with our dinner(which was excellent) We were surprised that they didn’t comp us dessert (which we ordered) to make up for the mishap. I have been to Linwood’s many, many times over the years and I know how they operate; I was disappointed :(
Still one of my fav’s though!!

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AdrianY
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary. Staff at Linwoods helped to make it happen! Wonderful experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ahme was our server and he was super - very attentive, helpful, and totally on the ball. Great food too and we appreciated sitting outside. Everything was on point.

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Damie
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

excellent food, good service, nice atmosphere--it's a great spot for an occasion.

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OscarG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service was first class. Great wine selection as well. Highly recommend to anyone in the area.

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vipJayH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was perfect! Strongly recommened the lobster tempura for an app - AMAZING!!

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vipBernadetteS
Baltimore
59 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic! Food and service the best!

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vipAlvinA
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, and prepared very well!

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vipAlanG
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I ate outside and it was very pleasant. The tables are spaced fairly far apart, so this is a great place for dining while COVID is still with us. The food was exceptional, especially the Bronzini and the scallops appetizer.

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FoodFanMD
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. Linwood’s does a great job!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We will definitely be back. My wife and I really enjoyed sitting at the kitchen side bar and watching the team execute service. The food was great and our server, Amanda, was awesome as well.

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lkhumm
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service here never disappoint! Our server was phenomenal. The food was all fantastic. The outdoor dining space is lovely and they have adequate space heaters to keep people warm. This is always an outstanding experience. It is definitely pricey, but totally worth it.

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vipSamG
London
59 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Chosen for outdoor safety and enjoyed the food more than we expected.

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vipTilghman1
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and staff were perfect! Never been disappointed.

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vipJohnV
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We waited an hour and half for our food order to come. Once arrived the salmon was over done and the other orders average at best. What has happened to this once wonderful restaurant.

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ErickaS1216
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding! The lobster tempura is a must!!!

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vipjaniced
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Megan was our server and she was wonderful!!! Great night - as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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ErnestH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I just moved here a few weeks ago. One of my coworkers suggested that we try Linwoods to celebrate my wife’s birthday but they were already booked for that weekend. However, we were able to go last night and it was AMAZING. The food and our server Annie were great. We had the lobster tempura and a caprese-like appetizer, sea bass as our entrees and we tried the beignets and strawberry shortcake. Save room for the beignets - they were absolutely incredible. This experience was better than chain restaurants in the same price point that we have tried.

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MattQ
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal and professional service. Sea Bass was perfectly cooked. Surprisingly better than our many trips to Florida too! Drive an hour to this new restaurant for us but it was well worth it and we will be back.

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Rose1
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Linwood’s never disappoints I am visiting my old stomping ground from Florida and had 2 outstanding dinners there—one outside and one inside this past week. Me and my table mates had everything from pizza, crab cakes to tuna. Every dish is carefully prepared and the serving staff are just the right combo of efficient and friendly. Linwood came by to say helloand check in. What a long-standing gem for Baltimore County!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a phenomenal time at Linwood’s. The service was excellent, the food was delicious and the atmosphere outside was gorgeous. Our waiter was wonderful - he took great care of us and was not flustered by our childrens’ many questions and requests and made the evening even more fun and special. Thank you for making my birthday celebration extra special! Meeting Mr. Linwood was super fun as well!

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vipGreg
Baltimore
144 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

been a while since been in , service is always great ,

but we had few times in the past where some of food came out cold , But looks like

that it back to great standard of everything was hot and food was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Birthday Dinner was everything I needed it to be. Managers Kevin and Ashley (I think) were so helpful. The Linwood staff was amazing and I’m so grateful! Thank you again!

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vipjodyz
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal at Linwood’s on a beautiful evening outdoors. Our server was Megan, who although was running around trying to accommodate everyone, was very efficient & personable. I’m sure Linwood’s is short staffed like every other restaurant, but we never felt it, unlike other restaurants we’ve been to.

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vipBarrie
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Sunday outdoor evening at Linwood's. The menu didn't have some of our regular items but still featured plenty of great choices. We expected higher prices but willing to pay more during these trying times. Great service and food at one of our favorite places.

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vipWilliamK
Baltimore
44 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience with beautiful decor. Our waitperson Sarah was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. The meal servers were great, and the young guy refilling the water glasses was attentive. We had appetizers of iceberg lettuce salad with blue cheese dressing and bacon, and gazpacho; main courses of beef tenderloin cooked perfectly (medium rare) on a bed of rosti potatoes plus veggies, and tuna cooked rare with veggies; and a spectacular chocolate sundae. I was also presented with a complementary birthday s’more that was delightful! The cocktail and wines were also delicious. All in all, a fabulous and memorable meal!

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vipVickieS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant ever!!!!! Definitely recommend it!

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vipnaneats
Baltimore
83 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Amanda, was terrific. Nearby when needed, professional & congenial— didn’t push us on immediately ordering 2nd course. Leisurely meal - always excellent food offerings.

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vipStephanieT
Key West
28 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always very friendly staff and so patient and accommodating. Food was delicious as always. We have been there 6-8 times in the past several months. It would be nice to see some new menu choices. Also, the portions are so big- especially for appetizers. We look forward to trying several dishes and find it difficult to do when the plates are so big. Quantity is not quality to us. We also appreciate the cost value of the wine selections. There are many nice wines with reasonable price ranges. We look forward to returning and hopefully seeing some menu changes. Thank you as always for a lovely evening.

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vipREVREV
Baltimore
47 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LINWOODS has been one of our favorite restaurants. In fact, it is among very short list of restaurants that I patronize since the Pandemic. Our dinning experience as always been delightful. When we arrived, I gave the hostess who greeted us warmly, my name and she immediately asked if we wanted Hollie who has been our server several times, I said yes! Once at our table, Hollie greeted us and it heartwarming that she remembered who we were. I realize that due to COVID-19, many businesses have reduced staff. I mention this because our sever was one of no more than four servers and even though Hollie had several tables; some with large parties, she still was very attentive to each of them. You are fortunate to have her as a member of your organization.
We look forward to our next visit.

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vipHappyDiner
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb…everything from cocktails to food, service and ambiance. Wow!

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AMS1
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was lovely, the service was great and the food was delicious! It was a wonderful birthday dinner for my brother. I’ll be coming back for my own birthday dinner. I definitely recommend Linwoods.

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You can order delivery directly from Linwoods using the Order Online button. Linwoods also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 356-3030.

Linwoods is rated 4.8 stars by 3709 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.