The Turn House

4.4
1026 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!

Offers

  • Buck-A-Shuck Tuesdays!

    Multiple dates available

    Tue 4:00 PM - 7:45 PM

    $1 oysters and $5 Glasses of Prosecco every Tuesday from 4pm to Close!
  • Wine Not Wednesdays!

    Multiple dates available

    Wed 4:00 PM - 7:45 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 - 2:00 PM, Mon 4:00 PM - 7:45 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 - 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 1026 people are saying
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James
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The website was way better than the actual dining experience. The hostess was friendly but check-in was interrupted by an incoming call. This was our first time dining here. We were disappointed. Our waters were not refilled. Our drinks went empty. It took a long time for the server to acknowledge us in the beginning. By the time we ordered, we found out that the black bean burger was out, for our vegetarian diner. When the salad was ordered, it was not topped with cheese, even though it was supposed to. By the time the cheese was brought out, the salad was already more than half eaten. The service was friendly, just not attentive. The server was also working at the bar, he could not see our table. The experience was basically not worth the price nor the website. Oh well. Pandemic times.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was just alright and service was very slow. One guest at my party had to return their eggs benedict to the kitchen because they were under. Staff was accommodating and did not push back.

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Hashtagfoodie
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The menu is limited but what they make, they make well! We had: oysters, fried brussel sprouts, crab dip for apps, and ceasar salad w/ salmon and half fried chicken for entrees.

The crab dip was creamy- not lumpy, so maybe just backfin meat. The oysters- delish, fried Brussels- delish, and crab dip- tasty! The fried chicken entree was mouth watering! Though not inexpensive, the food was overall great quality and DELICIOUS, and the outdoor setting is the best in town!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treat my cousin who just moved to Columbia

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Mike
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was very good. Roberto our server and his trainee was attentive and helpful.

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vipPmreview
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to The Turn House at least twice each month. Service and food are always top notch. Wonderfully fresh salads, great French fries, innovative entrées and a wonderful view when sitting at their rather expansive outdoor seating areas. We are very happy to have them in the neighborhood. And you really don’t want to miss the $1 oysters on Tuesday evenings!

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deborahd
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We wanted a he fried chicken but it was sold out at 4:00PM!!

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DinningOut
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We took friends for brunch and while the menu looked good the execution was not on par with the price. We had the chicken wings as an appetizer and they were good but one of the drumettes was raw and bleeding near the bone. When I showed it to our server he was unconcerned and left the item on our bill…disappointing. My poached eggs were also undercooked and the root vegetable hash was over cooked. As we were hosting I didn’t do anything about the food issues, we enjoyed our company, paid the bill and left. We won’t be returning.

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vipBarbaraO
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside tables and views are amazing. We had appetizers - tuna tartar lettuce wraps, Natty Boh mussels, and Cacio Pepe wings. All were delicious! Our server, Cindy was delightful. Very helpful with menu and wine selections. She made our evening memorable!

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BaltimoreAnna
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We love eating in the patio here. It has a great view, is typically cool, and just a really nice place. The food is unbelievably great. Exceptional menu with interesting options and one of the best burgers ever. One reason I gave 4stars this time is that the service is really slow. Not the first time. The poor guy got the order correct but had to serve many of the tables outside and bus them and set them. That really distracted from his service. If you are looking for exceptional food and ambiance and service isn’t up to that par, then the experience just isn’t worth the price. It is a pricey place. I also gave 4 stars because the fries that came with the burger we both ordered were just a small handful. For a $20 burger you expect a bit more than a small handful and on other occasions there were plenty. The other reason I gave 4 stars this time is that we wanted a beer flight but half of the available beers were out. We didn’t get the flight. And we weren’t the only ones trying to order some of the interesting beers. Usually this is a great place to go but they should fix the service on the patio.

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Syed
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was great. Overall experience was a must go again!

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KathyR
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was terrific- sat outside and arrived early so we were pretty isolated for about an hour.
The beet salad, crab dip and burgers were excellent. We will return very soon!

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vipCrummy
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our food very much. We had the veggie primivera with shrimp. the salmon dish and the steak with asparagus and potatoes. We all enjoyed our meals very much.

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Erin
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service and food were all great. We were seated on the patio. The party at a table close to ours was too loud. We needed to speak up to hear each other. This was the only issue.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience outside on patio! Oysters and cocktails were excellent.

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KateH
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for indoor or outdoor eating, food was delicious and atmosphere was wonderful!

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MarcF
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great evening! The vibe is casual, the outside seating was comfortable because of the shade and a ceiling fan, and the food was delicious. If you are hesitant to visit because it’s a golf clubhouse, don’t let that stop you from having a meal at The Turn House.

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RichardR
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food wasn’t that great, but atmosphere was clean and roomy.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The kids’ chicken tenders were so good!! I think the chef changed the recipe on it this time as I don’t remember it being this good! The chicken wings were also delicious. My husband and I ordered 2 dozen oysters. He felt they were not as good as two weeks ago when we were in. The Asian sesame ribs and coleslaw were also delicious! Our server was also super sweet. We can’t wait to go back 😄

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service - good food - pleased with the experience and will go back again for brunch

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vipFoodie007
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Mediocre food was expensive. Service average.

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DeeB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waitress Lauren was very hospitable and it was just an overall amazing experience, love it and will definitely be back!!!!

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vipTrexperience
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente service this time!!! Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was excellent….. food just ok…..

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Nick
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprisingly good food and service! Great outdoor dining experience!!

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vipTrexperience
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

I love this place and I m there super frequently, but I was surprised how slow the service was yesterday. It took forever to get menus for the 8 of us. Food was also slow as well as taking the order for drinks. I m disappointed because this was my first business meeting there and I was trying to get the group to know the place for a bigger event!

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FranS
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great, and the noise level low because there were only 2 other tables occupied in the dining room. That being said, there really was no excuse for the very slow service. Our server was also working at the bar, I think, and he virtually ignored us after he took our order. We waited quite a while--longer than necessary--for a burger and 3 sandwich orders. We really weren't in a rush, but we were hungry.
In addition, two of us ordered Arnold Palmer iced teas and they were nearly undrinkable. Instead of a blend of lemonade and tea they were almost completely unsweetened lemonade. We finally (when we saw our server) asked for glasses of regular tea to mix in with the APs.
Overall it was a good food experience but not a great server one.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is fantastic. Pricing is country club level. We were outside dining and the seats were a bit stiff but acceptable. Wait staff was friendly but had too many customers to tend to some of our basic needs (I am guessing they are dealing with the short staffing that many places are experiencing). Overall I think it was exactly what one would expect from a golf club restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So delicious !!!

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vipOLaHart
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service continues to be very slow. It’s a consistent issue here even before covid.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit and looking forward to my next. Loved our fist course brisket nachos, the best nachos I’ve ever tasted. EJ our server was wonderful and attentive making our dining experience pleasant.

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DonnaS
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab dip is excellent here. One suggestion: I feel that it should be served with some kind of flatbread or crackers instead of potato chips and two thick slices of bread. The chicken salad was delicious as well (almonds and cherries).

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Linnea
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing family lunch at great location. Food arrived quickly and service was excellent. My daughter loves the Pepe wings...

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vipAlan
Orlando
41 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Terrific food and love the patio! Service was very good...but a little pricey. We will go again when in the area.

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LarryB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Had oysters on the 1/2 shell, sick the next day.. source of oysters from "somewhere" in Chesapeake Bay according to our waiter

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vipKhayeW
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

This is our second visit to turn house and it might be the last. We loved everything about this place the first time we visited couple of years ago. We definitely understand a lot of businesses were hit by the pandemic pretty hard but I think the quality of their food was compromised. We noticed that the serving has gotten smaller and pricey. Other than that it was a great night for me and husband

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Pamela
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating overlooking the golf course provided a relaxing venue. The tables were distanced, so I felt comfortable. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful.

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vipPartyoftwo
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely patio

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Lance
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice outdoor seating, and a great view of the golf course.

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DwightS
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greatest service ever

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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 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 1026 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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