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The Turn House, Columbia, MD

The Turn House

4.4
4.4
1344 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, 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (410) 740-2096

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Zippelli

  • Catering

    Let us take the stress out of planning your next event!<br />Give us a call today at (410)740-2096

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you are celebrating your wedding or just gathering together over great food and wine – at the The Turn House we understand that your special event deserves to be a one-of-kind experience! Allow us to make your private dining experience a memorable one.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator : (855) 944-4272

  • Neighborhood

    Columbia

  • Cross street

    Harpers Farm Road

  • Parking details

    We are located right on the Hobbits Glen Golf Course. There is always plenty of open and accessible parking for everyone to enjoy.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Wine Not Wednesdays!

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Select Bottles of Wine HALF Price every Wednesday from 4pm to Close!
  • On Sunday's We Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 10:30 AM - 2:15 PM,Mon - 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Brunch is served every Sunday from 10:30-3:30! Seasonal Menu and $20 Bottomless Mimosas!
  • Friday Dinner

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Happy Hour Drink Selections From 4-7PM

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What 1,344 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 recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Outdoor Dining

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Outdoor Dining

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Scenic View

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  1. Z

    Zorba

    Washington DC

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an enjoyable experience. Such a pleasant atmosphere.
  2. TR

    TanyaR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sitting outside at the turn house is perfect. I loved the preparation of the salmon and my husband loved his burger with the recommended wine pairing.
  3. f

    foodievip

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Looking onto the golf course was the best part. The drinks were overpriced and food was okay. What brought us here was Maryland Restaurant Week and when we got there the server said the management “forgot” and would not be participating…WHAT??? May return for the view and wine but that’s probably it. My family member did love the salmon.
  4. B

    Billsbestfriend

    Phoenix

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    My husband and I have been coming to The Turn House since the early days of it being Cohos - over thirty years. After you opened your beautiful new resturant , we came several times in a row waiting for you to ‘get it together’. Although very expensive, we liked being in the location and kept coming. Covid came & we weren’t able to come but as soon as it was OK, we came back! The first time we were really disappointed was when my husband ordered a martini & you charged us an extra $4.00 to shake it…a true absurdity. We didn’t return for a long time but after a year or so, we returned. Our guy was a very good waiter but made a little error that we didn’t pick up on - an easy error to make - the wrong bottle of wine but we were really engaged in our conversation & didn’t pick up on the fact that it was the wrong one (it was the one just above it). Although we usually are fairly discerning with our wine, we were having a great burger & fries & just thought the wine was a little light - turns out it was a claret instead of a cab! We each had a glass & brought the remaining home - not drinking any more that night As I was sitting at the breakfast table this morning, I glanced over at the bottle & found out why it didn’t taste like the usual Italian red we drink. (& we don’t just drink it on half price night). So, imagine my surprise when I went there tonight to see if we could get the actual bottle we wanted but for the half price as it was the previous night. I was amazed when the person said she had spoken to ‘upper management’ and they said they just couldn’t do that. This is probably the most short sighted response I have ever seen from a business person. We have had many evenings there, held business events multiple times over the years - Christmas parties, conferences, etc. - and over a very inexpensive bottle of wine - you end a very long relationship. This time we won’t be returning again - done and over.
  5. L

    Linda

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and outdoor dining experience. The food was delicious, very nice wine selection. A 10/10 experience. We’ll be back!
  6. LF

    LauraF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a table outside with a terrific view of the grounds. Brittney was our server and she was attentive without being intrusive. My friend and I split the brussel sprouts and the salmon meal; both were tasty and well portioned. We will be back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    It was wonderful as usual. First time for brunch and I think the menu is sort of limiting for brunch, other than that, fantastic.
  8. R

    Randy

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Our visit here was amazing and the food was delicious. My only complaint is the waiter brought everything out at once. When you go put to eat and enjoy company you do not want this to happen it made us feel rushed like he was just trying to kick us out and move on to the next person. I used to be a server and there is no way my apps and entrees should ever arrive all at once.
  9. s

    shiraz

    Baltimore

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely restaurant. Food is very good and the staff is super.
  10. MF

    MiamiFoodie816

    Miami

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This restaurant was such a welcome surprise! I would recommend it highly! Great service, beautiful setting and good food.
  11. CD

    CadillacDeville

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Chipotle wings, crabcakes, asparagus, ceaser salad, love potion margarita and and watermelon cocktail. Everything was delicious except the 2 drinks. I wish the margarita 🍹 had less ice and more flavor and the cocktail just wasn't my flavor. Very little asparagus given but the presentation overall was lovely.
  12. WJ

    WJohnson

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I ordered the short rib for the third time and it was delicious as usual. Very consistent food and great service.
  13. CC

    CaroleC

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The outdoor dining area, which is quite large, has the most beautiful view of any restaurant in our area. It is always relaxing and pleasant to lounge there and enjoy a meal and good company.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pleasant ambiance, set on a golf course with optional outdoor seating. We started outside, but moved in after sunset as mosquitos became bothersome. Staff were very courteous and helpful in transitioning us inside. Service didn't miss a beat, even with the table switch. All of the food was very good. Some favorites were the chicken wings, bouillabaisse and the strawberry-beet salad. Oysters were fresh and tasty.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our anniversary. We have made the TH our restaurant for special occasions.
  16. M

    Malnev1

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The hostess could use more training in hospitality. The menu was limited. Food tasted just okay. We had heard so many positive things that we thought we would give it a try. It’s good for dining after 18 holes of golf but not a place I would recommend as a “must go to.”
  17. M

    Murph

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I really wanted to love this place. It is located in a beautiful area and is very pretty inside. However, we had a sub par (bad joke given it is on a golf course) experience. We sat outside and quickly realized it was a mistake because it was very hot. We wanted to move inside, but the waiter took too long and tables filled. The waiter was exhausted, so we felt bad, he also acted like we were an inconvenience to him. He went MIA for about 40 minutes while we waited to place our order after he brought out water. We ran out of water quickly because it was very hot outside and really wanted to refills while we placed our order. When he finally showed up, he didn't know the menu and was unable to answer any of our basic questions or recommend any alternative beverages since most of their beer selections were out. We also never got our refills. The waiter was unable to account for special orders (i.e., no egg or dairy for one of us due to allergies) in his hand held ordering device, so he just told us he was going to remove those ingredients and not accommodate our request (e.g., ask if we can replace cheddar with goat cheese). It took over an hour to get our food and it clearly sat under a heated lamp because the temperature was inconsistent. All three of our meals were incorrect and/or poorly/incorrectly cooked (e.g., one of us ordered eggs benedict and it was not cooked properly so it ended up being a hard boiled egg), but it took so long to get our food and our waiter never returned so we just ate it anyway. He didn't even ask us how everything was so we didn't have a chance to mention the issues. Also, the waiter did not properly record the orders and had a very difficult time splitting it into two checks. We really are not big complainers, but felt this review needed to be given. We still tipped the waiter fair since we have all been waiters/waitresses and know it is not an easy job. Training on the menue and customer service is needed. We will not return.
  18. SK

    SKlovesdogs

    Baltimore

    24 reviews

    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We went for brunch. The patio was lovely, peaceful, beautiful view and quite, though the dining room chatter was quite noisy. The kitchen was very slow and our server did not check on us, refill beverages, etc. Food was decent, coffee extremely watered down.
  19. j

    joy314

    Baltimore

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This place never disappoints. My husband and I went for brunch to celebrate our anniversary. Eggs Benedict were perfection and the Braised Short Ribs melted in my mouth. Not to mention that the homemade biscuit was one of the best I’ve ever eaten! Just superb!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Would highly recommend the Turn House.
  21. M

    Mary

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We dined on the patio which was a perfect setting overlooking the golf course. Of course it helped that the weather was also ideal for a patio meal. The cobb salad was delicious, as was the beet salad.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    A suboptimal experience. Maybe this is just my personal experience as the reviews I’ve read about this place were excellent. The view and the restaurant atmosphere were very nice. However, the host was unfriendly, and the waitress took a very long time to get to us so everything dragged too much. The oysters were extremely dry and not at all fresh which was extremely disappointing to start with after such wait. The tuna tartare was also not that fresh and kind of too warm. Nonetheless the burger and chicken salad sandwich were both really good. I’ve been to many many restaurants in major cities and perhaps I should not compare them with this, but honestly I don’t think I would come back here again. I was pretty disappointed; this was far below my expectations.
  23. N

    Nick

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Service was good and server was attentive. Food took a long time to arrive and not sure what caused the delay. Food was excellent Would go back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loud table next to us. Could have seated us elsewhere.
  25. N

    Nanette

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Looks upscale but great value! Good range of choices, something for everyone. One member of our group hadn’t been to a restaurant since March 2020. She hadn’t been to The Turn House before, and she really enjoyed it and was glad we chose it for her return to dining out!
  26. KH

    KayleyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was quite nice. Large drink selection and the food tastes as if your mom was in the kitchen. Light, flavorful and real. I know that's an odd way to describe food, but it was all just so fresh that you really did not feel bad after eating your whole plate. I will say the only down side, is that the price of food is quite high. Maybe a bit more than what I would pay for what I got. My husband and I got the Braised Boneless short rib and a mixed seafood dish, which doesn't seem to be on the menu any more. They were $30+ plates that didn't quite meet the $30 plate criteria, I would have been fine paying $25-$27, but the most expensive being $36 did not seem right with what I got. Aside of the Dinner pricing everything else was good. We are not too needy so the server did not really need to do much. The timing of the food was good, not too fast, not too slow. The restaurant style was perfect you can dress up or dress for golfing and everything in between fits the environment well. Definitely not a place I would go to all the time since items are a bit pricy, but maybe for business meetings or special events I would consider going.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an excellent spot! We celebrated my wife's birthday and had a great time. The food, staff, service, and environment was excellent. They were great with our 2 year old as well!
  28. D

    Delo

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    First time visiting and the atmosphere was perfect. Nice and relaxing. Few mistakes from the kitchen but our server Jaden was on it. Excellent service. Overall good experience. Will be back.
  29. c

    chopsterfaye

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The braised short rib was great but the grits were grossly undercooked. The brioche French toast didn’t have the thickness of brioche bread and it was drier than what I expected for French toast. I will visit again but will opt for different menu items. The service was great and I love the ambiance of the restaurant.
  30. LH

    LisaH

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and it was a beautiful view and wonderful ambiance. Waiter was very nice and good at his job.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Friend’s 40th …
  32. N

    Nettie11

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    In short, we were a group having lunch at the restaurant while enjoying the scenic and lovely view of the golf course. While I wish the employees displayed a bit more enthusiasm, I realized there seemed to be a limited amount of workers serving quite a large number of us. I found the service to be good although several of us had a problem with our lunch selections. All and all we had an enjoyable day and look forward to future visits.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as usual. Easily one of my favorite places to dine!
  34. J

    Jack

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Love the place, love the food, I just wish they had enough waiters to handle the dinner crowd. It’s frustrating to wait 15 minutes for ketchup for the fries your daughter ordered with her meal.
  35. AW

    AdeleW

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Brought a friend from Austria here based on recommendation of a work colleague, since my older friend wanted crab cakes. Seated in bar area, but asked to be moved to a quieter space. The hostess hesitated because they "had a part of 15" -- but eventually seated us in a larger dining area. The appetizer arrived and was yummy, but then we waited too long for our entrees. Other parties were served, and I eventually got up to ask about our entrees. UGH - who wants to do that? Guests seated outdoors seemed to get priority service overlooking the golf course. Nice service initially -- and then it fell flat, really flat. Meh...
  36. RR

    RobinR

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Evey time I come here I truly enjoy it andd Loyla was LOVELY!
  37. JC

    JasonC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    There was only one server for the entire outdoor patio area, the drinking glasses were dirty, the entrees took over 45 minutes to arrive, and one of the entrees was incorrect.
  38. CM

    CaraM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat out on the terrace. Great venue! Service and food were equally amazing!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Where to even start? We had a reservation for 3 and were seated immediately. Our waiter greeted us and took our drink orders. I was first alarmed at the fact that she was not writing anything down, but rather memorizing it all. She then came back took our appetizer order and food order. We requested quite a few modifications to all our entrees and she still didn’t write any of it down. Apps came out in good time but our entrees took about an hour which was incredibly disappointing. Meanwhile there are extremely loud drunk men at the bar and about 3 dishes/ cups breaking at the bar as well. We ended up asking another waiter were they backed up in the kitchen and he said yes because there were two private parties happening at the same time. Nice to know the hold up but you’re still open to the public and we should be treated the same… Our food finally arrives and everything is wrong or something missing from the plate. We then realized our waiter no longer was our waiter and was now the bartender. No communication whatsoever just left us hanging. We then went to the hostess and asked for a manager. Long story short, Samantha came to our table and made everything 100% right. Overall the food and manager were excellent but the service was beyond subpar so I’m very unsure if we will be back. Maybe on a day I know Samantha will be working , which I shouldn’t have to do… To management: please staff more help when you are having large parties or close the restaurant down to the public! You’re ruining your reputation.
  40. GP

    GregP

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We enjoyed ourselves. It was our anniversary and Lola and staff were very attentive. Thank you

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

FAQs

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 1344 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 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
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Google Map for The Turn House

11130 Willow Bottom Dr, Columbia, MD 21044

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Harpers Farm Road

  • Neighborhood

    Columbia

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We are located right on the Hobbits Glen Golf Course. There is always plenty of open and accessible parking for everyone to enjoy.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Zippelli

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (410) 740-2096

  • Catering

    Let us take the stress out of planning your next event!<br />Give us a call today at (410)740-2096

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you are celebrating your wedding or just gathering together over great food and wine – at the The Turn House we understand that your special event deserves to be a one-of-kind experience! Allow us to make your private dining experience a memorable one.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator : (855) 944-4272

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