Mrs. K's Toll House

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Mrs. K's Toll House Restaurant is only blocks away from downtown Silver Spring. Its quaint country inn atmosphere & traditional 4 course meals make it a breath of fresh air in a bustling environment. Bring your loved ones for lunch, dinner or Sunday Brunch. When you plan your next special event, Miss K's Toll House can accommodate up to 180 guests. Ample parking available.
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Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great! The waiter was a little inexperienced and we had to look for him at times. He did not want to allow any substitutions on the menu, such as a vegetable for a potato until we insisted.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Too crazy at brunch. Seating is an inefficient mess. They cater to big parties, which is fine, but I had a reservation on Open Table for myself and my 6 year old son. The hostess said they didn't take reservations for brunch and took 15 minutes to seat us at a 6-person table!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Food had no taste. Was honestly looking forward to coming here. I’ve been here before just a few months ago and there was way more options and the food good. I brought a friend to try for the first time and it was embarrassing. My waiter barely checked on us. The assistants were very helpful. Won’t be back

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K
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

My family and I used to come here regularly for brunch but I hadn’t been in a while. For the first time ever I sat in the cellar, which was really nice. I liked that they had a second buffet set up on that level so we didn’t have to go up/down the stairs. The food could have been refreshed a little more often, but overall it came out in a reasonable time. We were not sitting in the main dining room so it was almost like they forgot about us. Our drinks went empty often (and i’d paid for unlimited mimosas) and it took forever to get the bill, but when they came around the staff was very nice, accommodating and professional. I also must say that one of the reasons I’d really enjoyed this brunch in the past was because I loved the food selection (more seafood than most brunches) and the bread pudding. However, they changed the bread pudding to something that was unrecognizable and in my opinion, not edible. The other desserts were very mediocre as well. That was a huge disappointment. But I love the charm of the place, the staff and the seafood selection, so I will return. But probably not as often as I’d previously liked to come.

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H
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

We have lived in the area for quite some time and decided we should try this out, even though there were mixed reviews. We did the Sunday brunch buffet and were underwhelmed. Mediocre food, better service. I do not recommend the Sangria. Much better food in the area, however, if you've never been, try it out once.

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CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, service, nice location. Very happy with this place

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JT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes, the atmosphere was great! Food--had a pasta dish and it was great!

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PB
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great ambiance and great food choices. lunch was a business meeting that the venue was very suited.

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BB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Tired decor; unimpressive, narrow menu variety; unimaginative presentation of dishes; over-priced. This place has appeal only to the traditionalist, geriatric set.

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U
Baltimore
44 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were there for Sunday Brunch. Lots of food choices, but our waitress forgot to tell us that the oyster bar was downstairs. We did not realize oysters were available until after we were finished. I was surprised no plain juice was included with the price of the breakfast. Also some of the items were not replenished quickly. The strawberries by the waffles, the petit fours were either almost empty or not available for part of the time. However, the crab legs were good and the fried chicken. The waitress came by offer to clear and refill our coffee. It was nice to have a nice buffet with good food. We live in Columbia and wish there was a place like this there.

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MN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Brunch spot, I come here at least once a month!

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LF
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Going to Mrs. K's is like being welcomed into a loving home (with great food).

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MK
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In all fairness, we likely created most of the noise. We are lively debaters, and a cheerful family. Mrs. K's will become a new favorite brunch place for us.

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JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

My wife and I were married at Mrs. K's 14 years ago. Every year on our anniversary we go for dinner. We've always loved it. The food is always amazing, great service, great ambiance. It's something we look forward to every year. We are vegetarians and there are always 1-2 delicious options on the menu, such as cauliflower steak or polenta with mushrooms. This year the menu has changed and all vegetarian entrees have been removed. We asked if the chef could make something for us, even suggested the risotto which is on the lunch menu. The chef made us spaghetti with marinara and charged $24 for it. I'd happily pay $24 for something at Mrs. K's which is usually amazing food. But this was boring and bland and is something I would make at home when I don't want to spend time cooking. We were very disappointed with our meal. We love our tradition of going to Mrs. K's every year and so this was a very disappointing experience. All of the other food we ate was wonderful and the service was great, but I couldn't believe we at spaghetti with marinara at a fancy restaurant and paid $24 for it.

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M
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Mrs. Ks is a great local establishment that has a lot of old school charm. However, the food was just okay and not in line with the prices charged. It was fine dining prices for gastropub level of cuisine. If Mrs Ks is going to compete, it’s either going to have to up the quality of food or lower its prices.

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GA
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Mrs K's is always a delight to dine at. Have used it for many years as venue for special occasions.

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E
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing experience!! Great service and friendly staff.

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p
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salmon was delicious, cooked to perfection!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful brunch, per usual -- and a wonderful atmosphere to celebrate my birthday.

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NW
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We were there at opening (10:30am) for Sunday Brunch. Unfortunately, they may have put some of the food out too early or did not light the burners because most of the food (scrambled eggs, grits, etc.) was cold, the crab legs and steamed shrimp were overcooked/cold as well. Everything else was great omelette station and waffle station. Service was definitely personable and polite.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and service.

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RP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mrs. K's Toll House is an outstanding restaurant, and I have dined there several times--not only for lunch, but also for dinner. The wait staff is highly attentive, and the food, of course, is wonderful. I highly recommend Mrs. K's Toll House.

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DR
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good but not even close to what I would expect for the price that was charged. I could get the same steak at any other 4-5 star restaurant for half the cost.

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EK
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

I would recommend the restaurant; however, I am not sure if I'll recommend a brunch. The restaurant was so over-crowded and the seating was so tight that in order for my 11-year-old to get in and out of her seat we had to move the table towards me a little. I am not even sure if they had exceeded fire code -- my guess is they were close to it if they hadn't.

I would recommend they have fewer tables on Sunday brunch so the people there can really enjoy themselves comfortably. I couldn't move in my seat either. I couldn't hear my mother-in-law who was seated right next to me because of the cacophonous sounds all around. Basically not a great experience and won't go for another brunch unless they get rid of all the extra seating.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A friend and I came for Sunday brunch. The hostess was polite. She sat us at the time of our reservation. We informed the waiter that we were first timers. He explained the brunch menu. The atmosphere was nice and quiet. The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was good except the eggs, they were cold. I am going to bring my family in the future.

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IT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We have been coming to Mrs. K's for years. Participating in their Sunday brunch was always a treat to look forward too. We had invited guests to celebrate my husband's birthday. We had an excellent server/bartender, Joshua. Great customer service and he was top notch. The quality of the food and presentation were below standard. In order to accommodate additional customers, additional tables were set up that increased the difficulty to get from our table to the buffet area. The cost is way too high for the lower standard of the brunch.

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S
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Although I would recommend brunch at Mrs. K's, it's more for nostalgic reasons than any other. My main complaint is the overcrowding. Our reservations were for 11. We arrived about 5 minutes early, as did about 30 others. We were all crowded into their very tiny waiting for about 20 minutes until we were seated.

While the food was good (but no bacon, even though it's listed in their online menu) many of the chafing dishes were empty so we either had to wait, do without or get back in line when they were refilled. Most of the food items were also unlabeled so it was a guessing game with some dishes. I love rare beef but the prime rib they served was just this side of raw. There was a lovely Smith Island cake on the dessert table but by the time we were ready for dessert, it was gone.

On the whole, I think it will be a while before I return to Mrs. K's for brunch.

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FT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

There were limited food selections. What happened to the bacon and grits?

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P
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I would recommend the restaurant but with some reservations. I would tell friends to avoid the Sunday brunch and stick with dinner.

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R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Not what it used to be. The buffet was not well attended to... food items dried out not replenished timely and very limited selections. I used to LOVE the buffet! Was not impressed this trip...

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Cute restaurant. Food was good but could've been better if it was served warmer. Too loud. One and done kind of restaurant.

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E
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

The Manager was dismissive of our complaints. The Hostess was rude and appeared to be selectively seating patrons. Although we had a reservation, we were told to wait and were only seated when we began to ask questions.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great brunch spot. The menu always been on point.. if you want to treat yourself Mrs. K’s your go to!!!!

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b
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great variety!

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AP
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Great ambiance, fantastic service, nothing particularly special about the food though

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f
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy meals at Mrs. K’s! It’s walking distance from our house, the food is good and the service is attentive. What more could you ask?

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JO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wife’s birthday with family in from out of town.

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XS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a great place for dinner. We lived the environment, and the food. The people are also super friendly.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

The restaurant is very cozy but the food was not good.
It’s too expensive for small portions. Customer service okay.

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