Evolution Public House

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219 reviews
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Evolution Craft Brewing-Co.--Public House is an American Gastropub located in the heart of Salisbury, Maryland. Voted “Best Bar”, “Best Brewery”, “Best Farm to Table”, “Best Burgers” and “Best Chef”, by locals. EVO Public House is open daily serving lunch and dinner with brewery tours available on weekends. With a full menu of seasonal items and pub favorites, they have all your favorite eVo beers on tap. Great daily chalkboard specials and a featured ‘burger of the day’. Happy hour at the bar from 3-6 pm daily and all day on Sundays.
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JW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Had a reservation at 2:15 and was sat at our booth and waited for 15 minutes for someone to take our order,we didn't even get any water,there was 5 tables in the restaurant area and about the same outside and the bar area wasn't that busy either and as we were walking out the hostess seen us and never said a word to us. On my birthday as well. Not too sure if will be back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal - enjoyed the shrimp Cobb salad!

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1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

One star is for how amazing the pretzel sampler was. Great tasting and well priced. Everything else including the service was mediocre at best.

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C
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a brewery so there’s a wonderful selection of beer! Food is excellent! We prefer the bar side vs the dining room!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fabulous and reasonably priced

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SW
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

I would only recommend the food and beer. It was great! The tuna poke was the best I've had. My family got burgers and they were equally good. It's a shame the service was really bad. When I paid, our waitress didn't bother to give me my change, just the bills when I paid cash. Sounds petty, but when service is so bad the least you can do is not be lazy and give me correct change.

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MT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Reserved through Open Table for lunch. Arrived a little early and didn’t mind having to wait for our reserved table. However, we were seated four minutes before our reservation time in the overflow room. The dining area was empty except for three tables. But, we were taken through that room to the barrel room (overflow). Midway through our meal we received a call from the restaurant saying we were late for our reservation! We told the person on the phone that we were already seated in the restaurant and were eating. No apology was given by the person on the phone, just an excuse about lack of communication. No manager came by the table to apologize for the reservation mess up. We received an email later in the day from Open Table staying we missed our reservation! Food was okay. Not particularly special. My spouse and I agreed we should have gone to another restaurant. Eating out is not only about the food. It is, also, about the experience.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect!

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Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had a reservation and were seated promptly. The server didn’t show for about 5 minutes and took our drink order. I ordered water with my flight but it never came. We ordered an appetizer and our main courses. The pretzel appetizer was tasty. When our entrees arrives one was wrong. We had ordered the fresh veggies with the entree but it came with fries. When we pointed it out he server took the entire entree back and in about 5 minutes returned with the veggies on it. She should have left it originally and brought out the veggies instead.

I had hoped for a better experience.

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Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great server. Food was delicious. Place was quiet for a Sunday morning brunch.

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TS
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner!! Awesome beer!! We enjoyed the evening very much!!

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J
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My group of 15 people thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday lunch! We arrived early and were seated right away. The server was friendly and helpful and our food was delicious! Always a great time here!

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c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful service and excellent food! Will be back often.

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1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, server was awesome and made awesome recommendations. He also didn’t mind that we wanted to drag our meal out a bit. We had a lot of fun!

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b
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We came for lunch and were not disappointed. The service was great, a very good variety of beers, wines, and good mixed drinks. We will be back.

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Key West
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! One of my favorites in Salisbury. Always great food, drinks, and staff.

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

We are used to eating quality food but since moving to the easternshore of Va there are few options. This is our second trip the first was a lark as I like drinking EVO beers. My wife even now enjoys them. But far and large the main reason we drive an hour to this restaurant is the flavors and the unique combinations of ingredients we found. The food is at least a 4 star if not 5 star restaurant quality in our book.. Looking forward to our next visit which will be in March. A friend will be in town from NJ and will be coming up for the vegetarian risotto and I for one of your special burgers of the day.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow!! We’ve definitely dined here before, but dining for Valentine’s Day was super amazing!!!! The service was awesome!!! Our server was (Erin W) and the food was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! The menu they had for Valentine’s Day needs to be served EVERYDAY!!!!

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KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and craft beer. Make sure you sit at the bar or on the tasting room side for happy hour specials!

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TS
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Evolution! We had such a great evening. The waitress was very attentive and the food was outstanding as always. Highly recommend!

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MW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hannah was fabulous! We were celebrating a birthday and she was very attentive and energetic. The food was great!

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L
London
33 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I am an out of Townes who had Evolution recommended to me for Saturday lunch. Thought it was a great place and good value! Everyone(all 6 of us) enjoyed our meals.

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food at EVO is outstanding. I do not drink beer, but my Husband and sons love it. It is a cavernous restaurant, so it is very noisy. The bar is super noisy. The waitress was excellent, and service was on point. If you are looking for great food in Salisbury, this is the place. It is pricey, but well worth the quality. It you want value, go to Five Guys.

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s
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I have eaten at Evo’s many times. Food, service and value are always good.

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Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Service was very good. Had the risotto and did not enjoy it. The Duck Flatbread was tasty.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere. Server was a little slow getting back to us at times, but not that big of a deal. Never had anything but a great meal here.

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H
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was a little slow but very courteous. Food was on point! Very hot inside. We go back every year when we visit family.

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j
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was good. When our food arrived one order was not as described on the menu. We asked our server and she replied “ I didn’t make it.” She did come back later and said they substituted which we had already assumed.

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K
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met a friend for Christmas. Excellent food, great service and patient with our long visit. Definitely recommend

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The hostess was extremely rude. They will not seat you even if they have open tables.

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LC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EVO was a wonderful dining experience! The food was superb and our waitress was absolutely wonderful.

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LS
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was great, the service was not. While we realize December is a busy time of year, the push to turn the table was very annoying. We were given our bills before we were asked if we were finished or wanted anything else. With the exception of one person in our group that had to leave early, we all would've bought another drink. It was beyond annoying that our server either ignored us (as in we could see her not waiting other tables, just chatting with other servers) or hovered to get us out. My family enjoys this restaurant and we do not seem to have those issues. But a work Happy Hour, for which we had a reservation, did not go so smoothly. Very disappointing.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

went for the beer, oh to drink #3 on tap at the source. what more could one want in life? also stopped at RAR along the way. I was with a beautiful woman the whole time. It was like an oscar-winning Indie film. Is this real life? perfection

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TT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a great date night at Evo! We went early on a Friday evening and we were seated right away. They have daily specials and special beer and wine list, all of which are on a large chalkboard for everyone to see from anywhere in the restaurant. The food is moderately priced, but very worth the money! You will love whichever food choice you make!

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ES
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good food, priced well, a lot of gnats, but satisfying.

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AG
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My friend, who is a culinary school graduate, had never been here and she liked it! My veggie risotto was a bit gummy and we noticed there was no vanilla bean in the creme brulee'. BUT the Brussels sprouts were amazing. Great beer and wine list. Our server was amazing! This place is quite loud, though, so it's definitely not a place for a quiet date or a meeting. The music was too loud to begin with and when the dining room filled with people there was almost an annoying din. The noise will make me think twice about a Saturday lunch here again.

Still, it was a good lunch and the start of a fun afternoon, so we will put it in the win column.

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L
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 2

We had reservations for 2pm seating for Thanksgiving buffet and we waited in freezing temps outside the restaurant in long line for about 15-20 minutes. Buffet was out of plates, sweet potatoes, butter and salad dressing at various times. Also, sunlight beamed onto 3 of us at our table for most of our meal. Towards the end we wore sunglasses. Management appeared to be unprepared - we won’t be back.

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