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Rips Country Inn, Bowie, MD

Rips Country Inn

4.4
4.4
129 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 8:00 am–9:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:30 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (301) 805-5900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Rip's Banquet Room is the perfect venue for your special event or business meeting. To book your event, contact us at 301-805-5900 and ask to speak with a manager.

  • Neighborhood

    Bowie

  • Cross street

    Rt 197 and US 301

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 129 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. M

    Merle

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good variety of food and enjoy sitting in the bar, good service nice area
  2. RC

    RandyC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I no longer live in Bowie, but when I come to visit friends, I always want to ho to Rips at least once.
  3. J

    Jhubz

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time ever in Maryland, and I am so glad I visited. Because oh my god let me tell you. Best dining experience ever! Even if I couldn't find an uber back to my hotel. They truly care about your experience.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary
  5. MC

    MarieC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We didn’t need a reservation and the food was better than any other breakfast restaurant in the area.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My dads birthday dinner. The food was delicious. Great ambience and appreciate all the safety precautions during this difficult time!
  7. D

    Doug

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Wife and I have been going to Rips for 40 years and I have been going there since I was a teenager in the mid 1950's - it has maintained a level of excellence for American food that is envied by competing restaurants in the area. It is the gold standard for American food in the PG/Anne Arundel county area. The open face sandwiches are to die for and the Melt is an icon of crab /bacon on rye you will ever want to tie into - my favorite is the Monte Cristo - you have to eat it to believe it. There is not an average meal on the menu and if you are lucky enough to get Dawn to serve you in the bar area - your day will be made.
  8. MM

    MatthewM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The greeter, the server and the chef were great. The food was very good (breakfast) and reasonable pricing. The atmosphere was very comfortable and relaxing. We will be there again. I recommend Rip’s for breakfast.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friend competed the BAR exam
  10. D

    Doug

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the Monte Cristo Sandwich and it is to die for - fantastic - I took home the Melt - a classic Crab Melt with Bacon and Cheese - it has been a favorite at Rips for over 50 years and is easily the best crab sandwich I have ever had. My wife had the trout and gets it every time because it is filleted and the best Trout she can get this side of Ocean City Maryland. I enjoy an adult beverage - if you like to indulge responsibly Rips has two great Bar tenders - Luis and Dawn - you can't go wrong with either one.
  11. TS

    TenishaS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite restaurant, I come here as much as I can for a home cooked breakfast.
  12. f

    foodie

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience here. Good selection to choose from, and it is all good.
  13. M

    Mary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious home cooking at a very reasonable price. First visit to a restaurant since the pandemic began and felt very comfortable with the care taken to keep the restaurant environment clean and safe.
  14. U

    Unhappy

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2020

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Some of the stuff on the menu was no longer available such as the corned beef hash. At 10A, they did serve pancakes or French toast, yet they had Johnny cakes which tasted like cornbread made into pancakes. When I told them my order was wrong, they took the plate and brought it back sans the incorrect item. The waiter barely spoke to us. Very unpleasant experience.

    Rips Country InnResponded on August 25, 2020Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. On Saturdays and Sundays we have been offering some new brunch items. We have been collecting feedback from our guests on this menu and will be releasing a new menu Sept 1st with new and old favorites (such as French toast and pancakes). I hope you visit us again soon, so we can give you the type of experience we are known for. Thank you again.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2020

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Wouldn’t recommend brunch.
  16. WJ

    WJAM

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive Waiter and wonderful dinner within a quiet conversation-friendly environment.
  17. CJ

    CrystalJ

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere. Good staff. Fully enjoyed with my friends.
  18. D

    Dutchgirl

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had to sit outside due to COVID19 but it was no problem - the weather was delightful and so was our server Stan who was pleasantly attentive to all our needs. Calamari was great and our dinners were cooked perfectly.
  19. SV

    SharonV

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had the brunch buffet and the attention paid by the staff on avoiding germ contamination was remarkable. The restrooms and door handles were being cleaned every 30 minutes as well. We felt very safe from germs and the food was excellent.
  20. CH

    ChrisH

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Right now I would not recommend this place to anyone. I always eat at the place. Friday night we ordered crab cakes and they were horrible not even sure if it was real Maryland crab cakes. Very disappointed in the quality of food for the price I paid. Ordered the turkey gravy to go and paid over $100. I will not be back for awhile.
  21. I

    Italia

    Baltimore

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food. Comfortable atmosphere. reasonably priced. Old fashion drink was good.
  22. BT

    BarbaraT

    Savannah

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really wasn’t expecting the outstanding time we had at Rips. I had heard good ribs and prime rib. We were seated immediately, the staff was wonderful. The menu choices blew me away. I got the steak mutard, which was to die for. My boyfriend got the strip steak and it was perfectly cooked. They were extremely busy but you didn’t feel it with the associates. Will definitely go back.
  23. JD

    JudieD

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good lunch choice for my best friends belated birthday lunch. She lives in Laurel and I live in Annapolis. A good 1/2 way place to meet. Waitress was attentive.
  24. R

    Rooty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whole lot of food! Our waitstaff was fantastic and met our every desire. Had a wonderful evening, thanks to Rips and their staff! My out of town guest was very happy with the meal and asked how I ever found this gem of a restaurant!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We were seated in a booth away from the bar, but near the door. Since the booth was set in, the main entrance didn't take away from the experience. All the food was hot and delicious from the opening appetizer to the bread pudding for dessert. Will definitely be back!
  26. GG

    GilbertG

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great local place, plenty of parking , easy access. Crab Cakes are very good.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are regulars at Rips and we took our friends there for the first time. The food and service were great! Rips NEVER disappoints!
  28. LC

    LindaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time we ate dinner at Rips. We enjoyed it very much and plan to return.
  29. DH

    DebbyH

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The Shrimp, Scallops and Grits is AMAZING! The service was awesome too! Fried chicken was good but not the best I've had, green beans were from a can and the mac and cheese was ok. It could use a little upgrade in the decor but overall I would go back when I want a good homecooked meal.
  30. JE

    JohnEmden

    Washington DC

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Old fashion home cooking! Everything was great! The food was great. Service only so so. Nice guy but didn’t do a very good job for us. Glad we went back. It had been years. Will go back more frequently as it was a good feeling to go back to an old fashion family restaurant!
  31. P

    Pisula

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostess was not friendly at all and my kids and I smiled at her and she just looked at us. Everyone else was great, especially our server, Selina! She’s the best and always does an amazing job. Food was OMG good!
  32. JK

    JustinK

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We usually go to Rip’s for dinner. This time we went to lunch. The lunch menu has a wide variety. Many different burgers and sandwiches to choose from. It is always clean and cozy. The service is always excellent. Every there is very friendly. A Nice locals spot that never lets us down.
  33. JK

    JustinK

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great as always. This place never lets us down.
  34. M

    Marcus

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good server. Very polite
  35. S

    Stephanie

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit - we would go back.
  36. JK

    JustinK

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great experience as always! Great comfort food. The staff is always friendly. Rip’s never disappoints. Thanks
  37. G

    Gina

    Atlanta

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Not quite the same as we remembered. Had to return my steak three times until it was the way I ordered. Gave four stars because rest of our meals had no problems & were tasty.
  38. F

    Friend

    Washington DC

    123 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I think there was a new chef in the kitchen. Weekdays food is better.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was lovely!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was good, food was good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Rips Country Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 805-5900.

Rips Country Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 129 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Rips Country Inn

3809 N. Crain Highway Bowie, MD 20716

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Rt 197 and US 301

  • Neighborhood

    Bowie

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 8:00 am–9:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:30 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (301) 805-5900

  • Private party facilities

    Rip's Banquet Room is the perfect venue for your special event or business meeting. To book your event, contact us at 301-805-5900 and ask to speak with a manager.

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