Rips Country Inn

4.6
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85 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Rips Country Inn family owned and operated, the restaurant personifies "home away from home..." Customers are greeted with smiles and welcomed with opened arms. All customers are treated as family- from the customers that dine with us regularly to the first time customers. No one is ever turned away from our table.

We pride ourselves on fresh and home-made food. Everything is cooked from scratch. We offer comfort with a kick- those homemade favorites that have just a little something more. We also offer an array of steaks and seafood dishes that entice the palate. Our food is meant to be enjoyed and we thoroughly hope you do. The uniqueness of our facility doesn't end with smiling faces and home cooked food.
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LJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was very mediocre. I didn't taste anything that was yummy. It was all average. The cream of crab soup was too thick. You could literally taste corn starch? Flour? As you ate it. The chicken nuggets were a little chewy, the calamari wasn't cut up well, the shrimp was ok. The stuffed shrimp wasn't very good. Whatever cream they used in the stuffing tasted a little strange. The waitress was kind and the atmosphere was good though.

RB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just stopped in for a quick lunch.

JK
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My wife and I come here often. This past weekend our nephew came to visit. For dinner we took him to Rip’s. In the years we have been coming here they never disappoint. Staff is always friendly and the food is great. It’s like getting a hot home cooked meal. The value is great as well. You can get a good dish at a reasonable price. Specials menu changes often. Nothing like having a “go to” restaurant. This is one of them.

RB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been going to Rip's for years. This is the first time doing Brunch. Have we been missing a great brunch all these Sunday's. I think we will have to look at doing this more regularly. There is such a great selection great price.
I would suggest making reservations with Open Table or calling otherwise you might be waiting for a little while.

Rip's Sunday Brunch Buffet 9AM to 1PM

Every Sunday morning we prepare a Brunch Buffet from scratch. Alongside all of your breakfast favorites we have an Omelette and Carving Station, fresh cut fruit, our Bread Pudding, and an ever-changing selection of hand-made desserts. There are also five ever-changing feature selections as well.

$20 for Adults

$10 for Kids ages 5 to 10

*Unfortunately the entire Kitchen is dedicated to the operation of the buffet so no menus are available; we apologize for any inconvenience this causes. *

NR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Our server was nice and efficient. The food was good - the drinks ok. Overall a decent experience.

DT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 3ambience 3

Ordered black and blue burger medium rare but came out well done. There was a little overcooked piece of bacon and I honestly don't remember seeing blue cheese. $14 is a lot for a burger, but if it's GOOD it's worth it. The bun wasn't even good. I would've sent it back but I didn't want to make my guest uncomfortable. My guest ordered a burger topped with mac and cheese. I thought it would come out with a cheesey helping on top but I literally saw a few dry shell pasta pieces on top. Very disappointing.

WS
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never had a bad meal at this restaurant. Food is always good, service is pleasant yet professional.

Now, if the prices would just stop crawling up!

NL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was attentive and accommodating. __________________________

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Belated birthday meal with my best friend. She had been to Rip’s years ago for the Sunday Brunch and wanted to do a repeat. Service was great and food was delicious. They didn’t disappoint.

L
Washington DC
160 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My wife's cream of crab soup was good, but my Maryland crab soup had a thinner broth than most other crab soups I've had and there was very little crab meat. The crab balls were very good. My wife got the 6 ounce crab cake which she said was very good. I got the seafood platter and had it broiled. The piece of fish had little flavor. The scallops and shrimp were very good. The crab cake either had too much filler or the lesser pieces of crab meat mixed in with some lumps. I ordered a sweet potato and corn on the cob. The sweet potato was very good and the brown sugar was a nice addition. But they brought cole slaw instead of corn. When I pointed this out, they also brought an ear of corn which had no flavor. Although I would not have used it, this is one of the few times I got a seafood platter and they brought cocktail sauce but no tartar sauce. The corn bread was very tasty. Their wine prices are very reasonable. We got the Moscato and thought we were getting a half bottle for the price but it was a full bottle.

m
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is the second time we went to Rips. It did not disappoint. The crab cakes are very good.

JK
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I made a reservation for a group. There were originally five of us. Then we invited more friends. It wound up being eight total. That did not matter the service and food was still great. They seated us within a matter of minutes. Always a great time at Rip’s. Thanks Val!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, and great service.

CK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food and service were very good, and the ambience was delightfully cozy. Our party got stuck in accident traffic, and the restaurant was understanding and accommodating with our reservation time. We were not rushed by the staff in eating. I wish they had had a surf and turf combination on the menu, though. The desserts are to die for! Chris K.

DW
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

You have to have a couple of place where you can go and know the food will be consistently good, the service will always be with a smile and it's convenient to home. That - for me - is RIPs.

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

The food was not that good today. Grits were lumpy, roast beef over cooked, eggs were well done and dry. Not what I am used to at Rips. I have no problem with the service, just the food. And the food is usually good.

JK
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I are regulars at Rip’s. Every time we go the food is good and the service is always extremely friendly. There are daily food specials and an extensive wine and cocktail list. It’s a local favorite! Never disappoints!!!

RB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very nice lunch.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating staff and friendly. Food was plentiful and good. Air conditioning was a little loud where we were sitting .

RS
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, no complaints at all. We had the buffet which was very good.

SC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely one of my new favorite eating estabslishments. This was my 2nd time there and I enjoyed it tremendously. Great, home style cooking, reasonably priced, comfortable ambience, and great service. Would appreciate greater variety in the dessert menu...but no complaints! Wonderful experience overall.

JM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

After 36yrs., RIP's is stall fantastic! This is grandma's cooking.
We do have to get accustom to reservations :)

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Birthday/Father’s Day.

T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rip’s has the perfect atmosphere. Staff was friendly and courteous. Food was excellent. Very nice upscale dining.

DW
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love RIP's. Friend was visiting from out of town and wanted a 'hearty' breakfast ... they asked about the well-known chains. I suggested the New Englander from RIP's and it was (as expected) a big hit! RIP's does not disappoint.

DW
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and great time at this place. Even though I’ve since moved from the area we always make a visit when we are back in town. Never feel rushed and food is always great. Brunch on Sunday is delicious

DM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Cream of crab was more like crab dip--way too thick. caesar salad dressing tasted like slaw dressing. baked potato was nice and big. stuffed shrimp were delish! friend's steak salad was delish as well.

S
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Frank our server was a real professional- friendly, anticipated our needs, checked on us and kept our beverages full. Food is always good - nothing fancy but good like Mom used to make. Not sure how it would change the atmosphere if they updated the decor - old fashioned but in a nice comfortable way

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

We had a reservation for Mother's Day and they sat us right away. Great service and polite staff.

KN
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good and delicious. Nice atmosphere, too.

CH
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice atmosphere for the Easter Buffet. Line for food got long at times but moved quickly.

OT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Super slow and inattentive service. Be careful going for lunch if you need to get back to work.

JK
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I are regulars at Rip’s. Every time we go the food is good and the service is always extremely friendly. There are daily food specials and an extensive wine and cocktail list. It’s a local favorite! Never disappoints!!!

TA
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great portions and fast service and spacious parking and clean bathrooms

DS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

I would only recommend for dinner. We've always had good service in the evening. However the service for brunch was horrible and the lighting was so dim it was as if we were eating our breakfast in a cave. Plus, the brunch buffet is set up in a small area so you will be standing in a slow line every time. Not worth it.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grandmother and granddaughter outing. My grandmother has been coming here for years. And I know love coming here too.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Made a 7:00 reservation and arrived promptly only to be told there would be a 30-35 minute wait. There were at least 8 empty tables in restaurant. Server was not attentive and didn’t even bother to bring out the complimentary cornbread until we asked for it. No follow-up from her to refill drinks or to see if everything was okay until we finished eating. Second time at restaurant and I’m not sure we will be going again anytime soon.

MN
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My daughter and I LOVE Rips! It is by far the best restaurant in Bowie. We've eaten at Rips over a dozen times in the past three years and have never had a bad meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service!

JK
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I are regulars at this restaurant. We go here at least once or twice a week. Every time we go service is very good. Everyone is friendly. The food is good. It’s comfort food. You gotta love that. We are never disappointed when we come here. The food taste good and it reasonably priced. Fried chicken, seafood, roast beef, turkey and dressing. If you’re looking for comfort food just like mom used to make come to this restaurant.

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