The Turn House

4.4
786 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to The Turn House! Executive Chef and Owner, Thomas Zippelli brings local flavors and fare to the Howard County area. Chef Zippelli's farm to table style of cuisine keeps his menu local, fresh and seasonally inspired. We look forward to providing a unique and tasty dining experience for everyone who visits.

*Please note: Reservations are strongly encouraged*
*We do not split checks*
*Please Note: Patio & Deck Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.*

Our menu changes frequently as Chef passionately lives by his message, EAT LOCAL! In addition to lunch and dinner, we offer outside dining with a gorgeous view of Hobbits Glen golf course, weekend brunch, happy hour food and drink specials, a notable wine list, and more! Our neighborhood gem is a great spot for any occasion - whether you're looking for a quiet conversation, to host a casual group night out or celebrate a special occasion, we have the space and service for you!

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Offers

Buck-A-Shuck Tuesdays!

Starting Jul 21, 2020 · Tue 4:00 PM - 7:45 PM
$1 oysters and $5 Glasses of Prosecco every Tuesday from 4pm to Close!

On Sunday's We Brunch

Starting Jul 19, 2020 · Sun 10:30 AM - 2:15 PM, Mon 4:00 PM - 7:45 PM, Thu 4:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Brunch is served every Sunday from 10:30-3:30! Seasonal Menu and $20 Bottomless Mimosas!

Wine Not Wednesdays!

Starting Jul 22, 2020 · Wed 4:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Select Bottles of Wine HALF Price every Wednesday from 4pm to Close!

Friday Dinner

Starting Aug 14, 2020 · Mon 4:00 PM - 7:45 PM, Thu 4:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Happy Hour Drink Selections From 4-7PM

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • 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
What 786 people are saying
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Serialvolunteer518
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have been to the Turn House a few times and my latest visit was excellent. I was very pleased with the service, food, and covid-friendly setup.

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PhilP
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

There are many many times we have experienced underwhelming service - it seems they have a lot of turnover and not much oversite from a manager. On this day the host and server (bartender) were very good. (although the place was empty). Food is always good, if they get the service thing fixed it would be a 5+ place to eat and socialize.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had a nice quiet table until another party arrived that was very loud, and unfortunately it ruined our experience. The food was OK but expensive. $19 for a hamburger. The one dollar oysters on Tuesday night were just OK. They were small and not so tasty. I probably will not be back soon.

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PaulaP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is always excellent, lovely fall views on the patio

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RitikaG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a hidden gem,
If you want to enjoy a relaxing Sunday, this is the perfect place to have a good scenic view, good drinks and food.

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JNya
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We had the WORST server EVER in our life. He was so rude, lacked customer service skills and soft tone interaction skills. He argued with us when we brought it to his attention that he had not attended to us for about 45 mins to an hour, hence we never got to order our main entree after eating our appetizers. He never came to check on us, and had to call him loudly when he was passing our table. He was horrible in making any recommendations and didn't have any knowledge on beverages. He never brought spoons for plating our appetizers. He spoke to us in such a commanding tone and attitude that me and my guest thought we were in a Military camp. Overall, GET RID OF HIM and hire somebody who wants to genuinely do this type of job. Not once did he even smile! WHAT AN ODIOUS attitude and truly spoilt the ambience yet my friend drove all the way from Richmond, VA. That is not our Howard community culture!

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vipseafoodie
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice well spaces outdoor tables with space heaters. Food is always good!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad that we found this hidden gem! Absolutely stunning views especially during the evening hours. Service was stellar and the food was delicious, served piping hot and exceeded my expectations. Fresh and packed with flavor! Must try’s are the salmon, tuna tartare, and the burrata! I promise they won’t disappoint! Thanks

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Kirstenb
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent food! Ate outdoors on the heated patio - nice ambiance! Service was a bit slow.

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SarabonuK
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

wine was very under poored!
so we had to order another glass.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hasan is amazing !! Really enjoyed my time and experience at the restaurant. Will be returning over and over again! Delicious food but even better staff.

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KathyFranny
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great evening with friends eating dinner on the patio. Space heaters were well placed for a chilly night. Food was good but one of us ordered a well done hamburger and received one dripping with blood. They were gracious about making a new one but overall service was less than enthusiastic.

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PaulW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The Patio view was awesome, right at sunset, the leaves in full color Blume, Their were some loud tables around us to make conversation not the best. We were greeted by our server and the staff forgot to bring out our appetizer. Food was great, wine selections were good but short for by the glass order. Worth the drive from PA for a place out of the way road trip destination..

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eklunk66
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb....as always....never disappoint

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vipShelleyK
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Saturday lunch on the Turn House Patio on a beautiful sunny day. Service was exceptional, setting was just great. Food continues to be very flavorful and attractively presented.

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mdx2visitors
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Asked for outside seating... construction kept us inside...a call would have been nice
Service quite slow considering not many other guests were there!
Food as always .... very good!!!

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TessaB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place. Nice and warm! Lol I loved the fireplaces! Drinks and food was great!

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CeeMo
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I dined here for her birthday and the service and food were superb! We will definitely be visiting again soon.

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BethD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with great atmosphere. Food and drinks were delicious. Great views of the golf course.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was great except the hostess when you first get there. She needs to be friendly and smile.

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cherylem
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is exquisite and the service was enjoyable. Will definitely go again!!

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vipPhlee
Baltimore
107 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful, warm Wednesday evening dining outside at the Turn House. Social distancing and health safety observed and practiced here. We enjoyed the weekday special of 50% off select bottles of wine. Our appy's of Sour Dough Bread and Crispy Brussel Sprouts were very tasty. My warm Lobster Rolll was delicious and I substituted the chips for a small side salad. My wife enjoyed her Baby Lettuce Salad with chicken. Our table on the terrace and facing the golf course was very nice. We'd love to come back soon and hope the weather stays warm! Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. Lots of free parking for the club house/restaurant.

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vipCharles
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I would best describe this restaurant as one level above bar food. Not much imagination goes into the menu. Everything is pretty much meh.

Service was pretty good, however, they are in no rush to clear the table of plates after you a finished eating your starter plate.

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Lenny
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pretty View and nice brunch. Bloody Mary not worth 11 dollars

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vipMary
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for a place with a view where we could at (safely from COVID) outside to meet friends midway between our respective homes in Chevy Chase and Baltimore.
We asked a nephew who lives in Columbia to recommend a place that would fit that bill.

It did, plus the food and service both were very good.

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LaurenA
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time dining at the Turn House, dinner the first time, now I've enjoyed the brunch. My companions all loved the atmospher, service and food.

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PauletteF
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We met friends for dinner and found Turn House bc it had a patio with outdoor heaters. It was very comfortable and nice to be able to sit outside.
The food was good but we all agreed it was a bit pricey for what you got. The scallop meal should have come with a salad - it was pretty small portion and pretty much void of a side.
The crab cakes were wonderful and instead of fries I did get a very nice side salad.

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Mich
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing, there was an event happening which was loud at times but overall we had a great time.

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vipMarylander
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining at the Turn House. I sat outside. There was a heating lamp and a beautiful view of the golf course. Everything was delicious and the service good.

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MaureenM
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and drinks, as always! The weather was perfect for patio dining and the service was great. I was only disappointed that it took an hour for us to get our food. Luckily we filled up on drinks while we waited.

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Charstar
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found the website for this restaurant in a google search for options in Columbia, MD. I didn't realize that it sits alongside a golf course, nestled in a residential neighborhood. Pulling into the parking lot, I didn't know what to expect - but I was more than pleasantly surprised! The setting is beautiful and the restaurant has made great efforts in incorporating social distancing. My friends and I primarily sat on the covered terrace, overlooking the course. The terrace has multiple outdoor heaters, ample seating (well spread out), as well as an available fire pit. The fall foliage and evening sunset was a gorgeous view of the course. The cocktails and food were delicious. And the servers were all very friendly, welcoming, and attentive. Definitely worth 5 stars and I hope to be back soon! We had a wonderful time.

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PeggyD
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely patio especially in these Covid times. Great food

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LudaB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It is a great place for wine lovers. I highly recommend.

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vipTrexperience
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice outdoor place!

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DanielP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Timing of service and food delivery could be improved.

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Drea
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

There was a backup in the kitchen the caused a delay during service. The waiter kept us updated which I appreciated but dampered the mood of dinner. I imagine that is a rare occurrence otherwise the atmosphere was delightful..

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vip4HiMarks
Baltimore
88 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good overall but not quite what we expected. Tomato bisque was very rich. Lobster roll had too many shallots for me, not being an onion person. Buratta was very non-traditional and not our thing.

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LaurenA
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service and ambience was great. Would definitely return to dine here again.

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AnneL
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Turn House, with a huge amount of seating outside, our table was in a great spot with fantastic views, very attentive service, and a delicious meal. Looking forward to returning. A perfect location any time.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing seating outdoors

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You can order delivery directly from The Turn House using the Order Online button. The Turn House also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. The Turn House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 740-2096.

The Turn House is rated 4.4 stars by 786 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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