Owen's Ordinary

4.0
254 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great Beer
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Owen’s Ordinary is a 175 seat restaurant and 60-seat beer garden. Situated within the Upper Muse Alley portion of Pike & Rose, Owen’s Ordinary brings a world-class beer program, led by Beer Director Greg Engert, and a distinct culinary program to match.

The restaurant features a vibrant, casual bar and dining area within a clean, warm space featuring wood floors, subway tile, zinc cladding, and industrial steampunk elements. The kitchen opens onto one of two dining rooms and the two-sided soapstone bar is built into the facade, serving 50 craft draft beers to a large bar area inside and a 60-seat beer garden outside.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Beer Garden, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Monday - Tuesday 4:00PM
Wednesday - Friday 11:00AM
Saturday - Sunday 10:00 AM
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Phone number
(301) 245-1226
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
Owen's Ordinary offers private and semi private dining spaces for intimate groups of 12 up to large property buyouts for 200 guests, including an outdoor beer garden. The restaurant features an approachable menu of classic American staples, updated with artisanal ingredients from Red Apron Butcher
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Private party contact
Sarah Melby: (844) 575-6167
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Parking available in the covered garage adjacent to the restaurant. No parking validation, but first 2 hours is free.
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Public transit
Metro: White Flint
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 254 People Are Saying
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3.9
food
3.8
service
4.1
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
58% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 2 days ago

They asked us to leave the dining room at 956p to ‘shift people to the bar’. Not ideal while we are still eating and drinking and enjoying quiet conversation. Server clueless and manager incrementally better. Won’t go back for a bar outing at all.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great beer selection!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Very cool spot all waiters had a quirky personality it was awesome.

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1.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Poor attention to customers. Salad came out with no tuna. Did not follow a food allergy order- had to send back. Charged us for the food we re-ordered In addition to what was sent back! Manager was nice and adjusted our tab but honestly would rather pay full price and have a perfect meal.

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Kind of expensive but food and beer were tasty. Waiter wasn't great bit supporting staff and servers were. Not a wide variety of food but larger variety of micro brews on tap. Not easy to find in MoCo. Overall good experience, can eat outside or at the bar as well.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

We had the burger with fries. Both excellent. My only complaint is that the party next to us (this was outdoor seating) allowed their dog to place its paws on the table top and was begging for food from the table. This should not be permitted but no restaurant employee stepped in to stop it.

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Rude hostess. Greasy, under-seasoned food. Fairly limited beer style selection. Very disappointing.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

For a place that takes reservations for table for dinner, they don't have much to offer for dinner. They have 4 entrees to choose from, or burgers. They have more appetizers than main course meals. They have way more drinks than food.

Is the place bad, no. But if you want food, this is not really the place to go. If you want drinks with some snacks, this is a decent place.

Of what we got, it was decent. Fish and Chips was $18, but you got one piece of fish and a small thing of fries. It was more of an appetizer than anything else, however, the fries that came with it were really good. That was one of the four entrees available. Burger was decent, but nothing really spectacular. Steak Tartare was okay but the chips that came with it were a little stale. The fondue was good, but for $16.00, it came out in a small rim. For the same price at the Melting Pot, you'd get probably twice as much fondue of the same quality. Plus, they would have made it in front of you.

Bottom line, this place tries to be something it isn't. Its a bar that's trying to be a gastropub and failing. Go here for drinks and maybe happy hour. Don't go here for dinner.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Food is always great but the service at the bar was excellent this time! Love this place

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1.0Dined on June 8, 2018

This was our 3rd time dining there. Food is good but the service was not tonight. Our waiter seemed very inexperienced on every level and never asked how meals were. Slow service with drinks. Appetizer arrived after main meals. Empty Food plates were not cleared. Wrong check arrived when it was time to pay. The person who filled up water was the most attentive. Make her the waitress! Too bad. I hope it was an off night but probably won’t go back anytime soon to find out.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

My son has many food allergies. The waiter told us he has a lot of allergies too, and he helped us find food options that were safe. We were able to relax and enjoy a great meal.

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Disappointed about a change in menu which apparently accompanied a change in chefs.
With a reservation we were seated in the bar. The food was mediocre at best.

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2.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Service was very strange- not organized at all. Waiters kept asking us the same questions over and over.
There was no room at the table between your body and the table. The table was way too close.

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

I had a birthday brunch here when they first opened but they no longer offer it. It was a great brunch. It can get noisy but the food is good and the drink menu seems endless. Good eats!!

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2018

go for the beer and the small plates. The burger was just ok, not cooked to order. Fish and chips portion was weak, though nicely done.

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Food wasn’t great. Fries over cooked. Fish tacos undercooked. Caesar salad came undressed.

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2.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Disappointed.

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Ordered 3 burgers cooked medium. They came out rare. We sent them back to be cooked a couple more minutes. The waiter says he put 3 new burgers on to be cooked, we waited a VERY long time for them. They came back cooked beyond well done. Very disappointing

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Food ranged from excellent to good depending on your choices. Salads were quite good; burgers fair; other sandwiches excellent. People were very friendly and accommodating—they were short staffed that night. Beer selection is exceptional and the wait staff is very knowledgeable about the many options.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Great beer selection and nice outdoor patio. The food was just okay but a nice place to have some interesting beers.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Food was good and beer selection and service first rate.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Owen's Ordinary was anything but ordinary! We dined there for my birthday brunch and the food was top notch. It was also really well priced. Will be back for sure.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Food was good - not great but not bad either. Waitress did ask me how I wanted my turkey burger cooked - I thought that odd that she didn't know that it needed to be cooked and not medium rare. Beer selection was great for those that drink beer. Margarita was ok - the mix was pretty strong though. Dessert was very good. Service was good - again not great but not terrible either. We'd go back if we were in the area but it would not be a first choice.

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Amazing assortment of beers, although bottled beers were really pricey. First time here, and food was better than expected. Will we return? Only if we are looking for lots of amazing beer. Too noisy, which is to be expected.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Our experience was great

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Owen’s Ordinary might be perfect for you if you like greasy pub food - I do not. The beer selection is exceptional, however. The noise level is high.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went for Mother’s Day brunch. Pacing of the meal was atrocious. Lots of menu items not available or limited in availability. Great beer selection. Good execution on the food that was available.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went to Owens Ordinarily for Mothers Day Brunch. We were there at 11:15 soon after they opened. They were out of the pretzels that we had ordered or an appetizer. We ended up withe the Fondue which was way over priced. We only had enough cheese for a few bites each. We had half of the plate of bread/apples and broccoli left over.

The kicker was that we ordered Coffee to have with brunch. They were out of regular coffee and only had decaf. You would think for mothers day they would at least have coffee! I'm a new mom who doesn't get much sleep and decaf coffee will no work for me. It just seemed ironic that they didn't have any normal coffee for mothers day, even early in the day.

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2.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The service was SO slow, wait staff not properly trained. The raw oysters were terrible, totally mangled and didn't seem very fresh. Fish and chips was a tiny little portion. Very disappointing overall and I was really looking forward to a 'pub' experience.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

My steak was amazing and everyone else loved their mean too. Waiter was attentive and beer selection was great too. 2nd time here and I will return.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Simply a terrific place! The food was excellent - small plates (especially the BBQ Chicken Pizza) and large plates as well. 50+ craft beers on tap make this a spot worth visiting over and over again! Service was friendly, accommodating, and genuine.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We were very pleasantly surprised with many things but essentially the extensive local beer list and, very importantly, the ability to have a conversation! We have been many places where you have to literally shout to be heard.
We loved the big screens in the bar. And the food was pretty good. Definitely a favorite spot now.

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Our server disappeared. !/2 the tables food came out cold went back and they forgot about us. Food timing was off and the food itself was just OK. Probably won't go back

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Went for dinner on Friday 4/13. The service was abysmal. It was the first nice day of the year so maybe the staff and the kitchen weren't ready for the crowd. For a restaurant company with about a dozen successful restaurants in the area, I expected way more.

No real gripes with the food, but it also wasn't particularly good either. The beer selection is quite good, as expected, but that only matters if it actually shows up. After dinner we went to the bar for drinks - the server took our order at one of the bar tables, and then came back 20 minutes later to take our order again. When we told her that we already place an order (with her), she was confused. Look, it was a busy night, and I'm sympathetic to that, but either the staffing levels or the training were lacking, and that falls squarely at the feet of the GM.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The beer list is expansive but the staff are helpful in navigating. Burgers were delicious!

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Had the Owens salad with chicken which was OK. Nothing special. You could beef it up a bit with more pizazz -add beef as an option and throw in some more vegtables

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Service was not great at all. Inexperienced. Ambiance was nice but waiter and bus boy uniform did not match the "fancy" bar style. Servers looked ok in collared button shirts and jeans but bus boys and hostess looked awful in cotton shirts and jeans, especially the hostess. She is the first face you seeing selling you on the experience you will have that evening. She looked way undressed. We found our table before the couple who was meeting us. She also told them they could find us themselves. She should have escorted them! It is designed to be an elevated bar experienced with the ambiance and font/menu design. The experience itself felt like Fudrucker's. I am left disappointed and won't return. I was also disappointed in the menu itself.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Casual restaurant with a some more interesting dishes. Excellent beer and wine list.

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Food is good -service friendly. Only objection, they charge $2.00 for each glass of Iced Tea, small glasses and full of ice. This is reprehensible in today's restaurants, have not seen it since the 80's. In addition the waiter did not inform me. I caught it by reviewing my check, brought to his attention and he did take the charges for all 3 glasses off. There is no excuse or reason for this kind of charge.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Nice people. The burger was fabulous. Fries ok at best. I’d go again to get a bit more experience. Good service.

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