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Columbia Restaurants

18th & 21st18th & 21st
153 reviews
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Speakeasy | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

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Excellent food service..great live music! The best in Columbia by far! More

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Stanford Grill - ColumbiaStanford Grill - Columbia
4942 reviews
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Contemporary American | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

Great crabcakes More

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Iron Bridge Wine Company - ColumbiaIron Bridge Wine Company - Columbia
3341 reviews
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Contemporary American | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

Great service and the food was excellent! We shared several small plates starting with the Crispy Brussel Sprouts which are out of this world! Then a selection of cheeses paired with truffle honey and Marconi almonds. Finished up with mussels, soup and a salad. Can’t wait to go back! More

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Tino's Italian BistroTino's Italian Bistro
773 reviews
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Italian | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

although/because the restaurant was nearly empty, service was attentive and prompt. food was traditional, never a bad thing with italian cuisine! this was a pleasant surprise. More

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Maggiano's - ColumbiaMaggiano's - Columbia
2443 reviews
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Italian | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

Great service . Sauce was very salty . But they were very nice about making over again. More

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Cured Tap & TableCured Tap & Table
179 reviews
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American | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

I have been here for dinner and brunch. Both were great! Our server was very attentive and had great food and drink recommendations. This is a great place for small plates and apps. They do have great Entrees, but their selection of apps and snacks is really great. The cocktails were very good. More

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House of IndiaHouse of India
37 reviews
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Indian | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

We had a very nice meal at the House of India. It was our first visit for some time. Service was attentive and the food was quite tasty. We enjoyed a combination of vegetarian and chicken dishes. More

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Seasons 52 - ColumbiaSeasons 52 - Columbia
2426 reviews
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American | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

Everything was great. Benny was an excellent server, he had great advice for our wine selections More

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Mint Indian Cuisine & LoungeMint Indian Cuisine & Lounge
20 reviews
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Indian | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

Mint is a hidden jewel of a restaurant in Clarksville! We had the most amazing meal and service. The staff was so attentive and the food was so delicious. We can't wait to return! I would highly recommend visiting this wonderful restaurant. More

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Victoria Gastro PubVictoria Gastro Pub
2253 reviews
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International | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

The overall experience was wonderful. Many food choices from light to heavy, and the six of us all had different dishes. The pork shank was perfect...almost fell off the bone, and the crab cake sandwich was huge. We were a little disappointed with the burger...drier and flatter than usual. But the other sandwiches were outstanding. We'll be back. More

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Uncle Julio's - ColumbiaUncle Julio's - Columbia
556 reviews
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Mexican | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

We used to drive to Bethesda for Uncle Julios and are so thrilled there is a location in Columbia now. We love going for casual dining as well as all family events. Food is always great and the service is too. More

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Rudy's Mediterranean GrillRudy's Mediterranean Grill
297 reviews
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Mediterranean | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

I love this restaurant. The food is very authentic Mid-eastern, healthy, and with generous but not overabundant portions. The atmosphere is friendly, but still a little formal so that you feel you are dining at a nice restaurant. The waiters are very attentive and polite. It is roomy, calm and quiet, and nicely decorated. We only wondered a bit why the food took just a little longer to come out of the kitchen than one might expect given that the restaurant was not very crowded, but it really was not a problem. I love that Rudy's is one of the few family- owned restaurants with a unique character and not one of the many "chains" and characterless places in Columbia. Columbians should support this small and attentive restaurant which serves interesting and delicious food. More

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Food PlentyFood Plenty
263 reviews
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American | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

Stopped by on a Saturday night to grab dinner. Had the Bison burger and a tasty salad. Really enjoyed the vibe and the menu options. Will go back in the future ! More

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The Alehouse ColumbiaThe Alehouse Columbia
835 reviews
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Contemporary American | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

Have not been to this venue in MANY years. The Alehouse has done a wonderful job of remodeling as well as providing good food and drink. It is more of a sports bar with TVs all over, but you can find a more quiet spot. We thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely return!! More

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AIDA Bistro & Wine BarAIDA Bistro & Wine Bar
2008 reviews
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Italian | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

Amazing...service and food were phenomenal More

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The Turn HouseThe Turn House
525 reviews
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American | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

Always a good meal. Visited on "burger" night and everyone enjoyed it. Great wait staff. More

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Clyde's of ColumbiaClyde's of Columbia
3034 reviews
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American | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

I enjoyed dinner at Clyde's Columbia with my wife and inlaws on Easter Sunday. The food was wonderful and the service was excellent. It was a great way to spend the afternoon and early evening. We always enjoy Clyde's and this visit was no exception. It was really nice and I can't wait to get back there for another great dining experience. More

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The Melting Pot - ColumbiaThe Melting Pot - Columbia
2497 reviews
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Fondue | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

We went to Melting Pot for dinner on Easter. We weren't sure what to expect since it had been years since we were there. We were greeted and promptly seated. Our server, Calvin, was a delight. He guided us through the choices and helped us to decide on our selection. We chose the Anniversary menu which included Cheese Fondue, Salad, Beef, Shrimp, Chicken, Lobster Tail, and Veggies, and Chocolate Fondue for dessert. The timing on each course was perfect. We never felt rushed but didn't have to wait long between courses. The quality of the food was excellent. The owner came by to check on us twice. An added bonus. It was a fun relaxed evening and we will surely be back. More

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Centre Park GrillCentre Park Grill
390 reviews
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American | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

EXCELLENT service and good food More

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Corner Stable - ColumbiaCorner Stable - Columbia
498 reviews
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American | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

Great food, good service, was seated immediately with our open table reservation! More

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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - ColumbiaBJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Columbia
53 reviews
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American | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

We went for a casual dinner w/ friends. Everything was very pleasant, actually. I would recommend for a nice casual dinner and if you go with those expectations you will not be disappointed. The food was good, the menu has plenty of options and the service was phenomenal. Diamond was our waitress and she was simply outstanding. She made two mistakes on our entire order (hey, let's not forget people are imperfect), acknowledged both and corrected them immediately. More

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Red Lobster - Columbia - Snowden Square Dr.Red Lobster - Columbia - Snowden Square Dr.
9 reviews
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Seafood | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

I had the Walts fried shrimp and a Baked potato which was very good. My waiter Phillip K was excellent. More

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TGI FRIDAYS - Columbia (MD)TGI FRIDAYS - Columbia (MD)
30 reviews
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American | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

Shane was great More

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Columbia Diners' Choice Winners

Columbia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
18th & 21st18th & 21st
153 reviews
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Speakeasy | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

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Excellent food service..great live music! The best in Columbia by far! More

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Iron Bridge Wine Company - ColumbiaIron Bridge Wine Company - Columbia
3341 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

Great service and the food was excellent! We shared several small plates starting with the Crispy Brussel Sprouts which are out of this world! Then a selection of cheeses paired with truffle honey and Marconi almonds. Finished up with mussels, soup and a salad. Can’t wait to go back! More

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Stanford Grill - ColumbiaStanford Grill - Columbia
4942 reviews
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Contemporary American | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

Great crabcakes More

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Tino's Italian BistroTino's Italian Bistro
773 reviews
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Italian | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

although/because the restaurant was nearly empty, service was attentive and prompt. food was traditional, never a bad thing with italian cuisine! this was a pleasant surprise. More

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Maggiano's - ColumbiaMaggiano's - Columbia
2443 reviews
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Italian | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

Great service . Sauce was very salty . But they were very nice about making over again. More

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Seasons 52 - ColumbiaSeasons 52 - Columbia
2426 reviews
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American | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

Everything was great. Benny was an excellent server, he had great advice for our wine selections More

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Cured Tap & TableCured Tap & Table
179 reviews
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American | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

I have been here for dinner and brunch. Both were great! Our server was very attentive and had great food and drink recommendations. This is a great place for small plates and apps. They do have great Entrees, but their selection of apps and snacks is really great. The cocktails were very good. More

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Rudy's Mediterranean GrillRudy's Mediterranean Grill
297 reviews
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Mediterranean | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

I love this restaurant. The food is very authentic Mid-eastern, healthy, and with generous but not overabundant portions. The atmosphere is friendly, but still a little formal so that you feel you are dining at a nice restaurant. The waiters are very attentive and polite. It is roomy, calm and quiet, and nicely decorated. We only wondered a bit why the food took just a little longer to come out of the kitchen than one might expect given that the restaurant was not very crowded, but it really was not a problem. I love that Rudy's is one of the few family- owned restaurants with a unique character and not one of the many "chains" and characterless places in Columbia. Columbians should support this small and attentive restaurant which serves interesting and delicious food. More

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Mint Indian Cuisine & LoungeMint Indian Cuisine & Lounge
20 reviews
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Indian | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

Mint is a hidden jewel of a restaurant in Clarksville! We had the most amazing meal and service. The staff was so attentive and the food was so delicious. We can't wait to return! I would highly recommend visiting this wonderful restaurant. More

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Victoria Gastro PubVictoria Gastro Pub
2253 reviews
$$$$
International | Columbia, Baltimore Suburbs

The overall experience was wonderful. Many food choices from light to heavy, and the six of us all had different dishes. The pork shank was perfect...almost fell off the bone, and the crab cake sandwich was huge. We were a little disappointed with the burger...drier and flatter than usual. But the other sandwiches were outstanding. We'll be back. More

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Discover Columbia

In Baltimore's culinary scene, one food reigns supreme: the crab. Maryland natives turn these beloved crustaceans into crab cakes, crab soups, and crab imperial. They often eat them whole with a knife and a mallet. Baltimore has more to offer the world of food than simply crabs, however. The city has a Little Italy of its own, located just miles from the harbor, where locals dine on authentic pasta, pizza, and panini. Baltimore is also gaining serious attention for its cocktails and its craft beer scene. The area has a number of upscale dining establishments that range from chic eateries with a farm-to-table model to classic steakhouses. Whether locals and visitors want a quick bite to eat or a standout dinner at a seafood restaurant, they won't have to look hard when exploring Columbia.

Discover Columbia

In Baltimore's culinary scene, one food reigns supreme: the crab. Maryland natives turn these beloved crustaceans into crab cakes, crab soups, and crab imperial. They often eat them whole with a knife and a mallet. Baltimore has more to offer the world of food than simply crabs, however. The city has a Little Italy of its own, located just miles from the harbor, where locals dine on authentic pasta, pizza, and panini. Baltimore is also gaining serious attention for its cocktails and its craft beer scene. The area has a number of upscale dining establishments that range from chic eateries with a farm-to-table model to classic steakhouses. Whether locals and visitors want a quick bite to eat or a standout dinner at a seafood restaurant, they won't have to look hard when exploring Columbia.