The Turn House

4.5
859 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!

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 - 2:15 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 859 people are saying
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CandaceB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and good food. Peaceful vibes.

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EmmaS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful scenery, bottomless mimosas, kind wait staff. It did take a little while in between bottomless mimosas, but it was a busy Sunday, and the staff was doing their best. Will be back again.

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Skippy
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We dined outside for lunch. Nice open, green feel to the patio with a view of golfers going by, playing the game. It was a bit chilly out, so our server turned on the nearby heater. Well-crafted sandwiches and starter. Classy feel overall, yet welcoming, not snobby country club culture in the least.

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JohnM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Thanks, food was very good. Service could be better

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vipBadSundayDinner
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Came for brunch. Lucked up and got outside seating on a gorgeous day.

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DannyC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious drinks, attentive service and delicious food with a relaxing atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The waitress was not the best server, but the other servers responded to our requests - she kept forgetting to bring napkins, or pepper and a box. She was not that good. I’m happy she has great co-workers.

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jamiees
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and delicious food. It was such a lovely time to catch up with my sister since it was quiet

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SandraM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was absolutely amazing and the golf course is beautiful. It was a bit noisy at times. While the wait staff was very friendly they weren’t the sharpest. Overall though, I’d recommend as long as you don’t mind wait staff that’s not super attentive.

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vipNelson
Baltimore
133 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the Turn House exceeded our expectations. Our oysters were properly shucked. The shrimp & grits were appropriately spicy as well as having their tails removed. The steamed shrimp were also very tasty with sufficient spice. The wait staff were attentive. We shall return.

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vipNerminF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We absolutely love this place!!! The food never disappoints!!

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vipLyndaE
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu interesting, food delicious, great drinks, attentive service and welcoming atmosphere.

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BabyFoodie
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious foods
Attentive staff
Wonderful outdoor view

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KelseyM
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent Easter brunch on the side patio outside. We had a cocktail and entree each. Food was delish and the beekeeper cocktail was hot fire.

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vipMissy
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Samie was an amazing waitress!

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vipNicoleMW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience- atmosphere, food and server were top notch!

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JanaW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cake, wine, scenery were all great!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyed the lunch here. Wasn’t perfect from a service standpoint (had to ask things multiple times), but it was still pleasant service! I will definitely be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place.

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LucyS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a beautiful setting, outdoors and well spaced between tables.

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shelliH
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Some disappointments: an item on the online menu was not on the menu, we ordered a Brussels sprout salad & the ingredients were listed yet the salad had bacon on it.
(Note, we did mention we were vegetarian )
Ok ET unknow to my wife she had ham in her salad, she has not eaten meat in 20 yr & we sponsor a pig at a sanctuary. All they could say was we didn’t know...
I ordered a drink, they have the ingredients for it .
And we had a reservation at 7pm, had to wait 30 mins and lots of empty seats. As a first time customer , this was not the experience we imaged for fist timers & for a date.

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Ayesha
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food was great and I really enjoyed the views. The outdoor seating area is perfect and looks beautiful.

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chuck
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Items delivered to table did not match descriptions on menu. Buratta was major disappointment, menu mentioned herb salad and balsamic. Item came with peas, red peppers, and pickles onions.
Coconut Cloud cocktail had no hint of coconut.

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KathyS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wings were great appetizers! Beet/citrus salad very good! Great staff!

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MitchD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the location. Overall the food was good. I got the same thing as one of the other guests at our table. Her beef was fine, mine was very fatty. I did not complain to the waiter as I did not want to change the feel of our evening

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vipEmmaJ
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great date experience. Sami and her Trainee made our 1st time visit making us want to return.

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JayA
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Overall a great dinner- the service was excellent, the food was delicious and the cocktails were expertly crafted. The choice of music was a little odd given the fine dining vibe they were going for (lite FM interspersed with some alt-rock). 8.5/10, would go again. Bonus points for the bartender accommodating a weird drink request.

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Tiffanym
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and quality! Great location

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vipPaulaP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burgers were excellent, cooked to order, also enjoyed the new Brussell sprouts recipie
Fries were hot and delcious

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AnnG
New England
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to be able to eat out of doors! Mew menu items like rockfish were stellar.

Perfect for our first time eating out in months.

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CoriH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant! My friends and I have made this our new brunch spot!

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ThomasK
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food nice views that are better during the summer when course is green. Nice setting and great patio.

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vipTrexperience
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great experience

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vipNelson
Baltimore
134 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the raw oysters because they were well cleaned & properly shucked as well as being very tasty. We tried the new item on the menu & discovered that the chicken pot pie with puffed pastry was a delight. The chicken was plentiful, the sauce tasty & veggies properly cooked.

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Leila
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were very good. I especially enjoyed my dry aged burger and the croutons off my husband’s salad. My second drink, the Bee Keeper, was a little too strong for my taste, but I think that’s just personal preference. My only complaint is that I’d seen it posted on Facebook that we could have the outdoor heaters brought to our table, but they were actually bungee corded to the patio support columns, so it was kind of cold for outdoor dining. It definitely will be lovely once the weather warms up.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Turn House was absolutely amazing! The food was great, the service was fantastic.... and the BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS were the perfect balance of champagne and juice! Great atmosphere. You can dress casual or if you want to dress up you can. I would love to go back to try their dinner

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vipTrexperience
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great place to meet friends!

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BestBrunch
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Booked a reservation and got there 30 minutes early, we were seated right away. It went down hill from there. The waiter took our order 3 times. The food never arrived. He 1st stated he had to bartend and he was the only 1 available. He apologized and went to place our order again. The manager came out to apologize and the food still had not arrived. Guests arrived after us and were completely finished and gone. No food in sight! We asked could we just get an appetizer or something because we had already waited 1 hour! We nibbled on the appetizer and 1 1/2 into our birthday dinner we decided to leave. We were over it!!! Worst birthday dinner EVER!!!!! We were putting on our coats and the manager came with food after 1 1/2 hours!!!

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Mary
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was warm and inviting, with fireplaces throughout the restaurant. It's a big venue, but there was only 1 other table dining inside, so tons of social distancing. It was a milder winter day, so most diners were on the patio with the space heaters. I ordered a caesar salad with flank steak, which was delicious. My friend enjoyed the quiona for her lunch. Excellent service, comfortable setting, great experience.

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Drea
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Good atmosphere and service was great. Waiter was attentive and made recommendations but not was good food. Drinks were good, but I won't go back b/c I want a good meal as well.

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 4.5 stars by 859 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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