The Turn House

4.5
919 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 919 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DwightS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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PaigeA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful! Felt like a nice country club restaurant. The menu had lots of options that all sounded fantastic. The bottomless mimosa special was a great deal. Our server was attentive and considerate. The short rib didn’t even need a knife it was so tender! The pancakes were 10/10 best pancakes I’d ever had. The raspberry jelly made them even better!

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CarolK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

My cheese and bacon omelette was underwhelming. All the food was overpriced. I asked for a substitution for the potatoes and they gave me what I did not ask for. The omelette was $15, no toast, just a small omelette on a plate with asparagus that I did not like. And they would not give us separate checks. An overall bad experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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AshleyH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We paid 6$ for a small basket of mediocre bread with a tiny butter cup. ridiculous for such an uppity restaurant. That should be complimentary with the water when guests sit down. Other upscale restaurants offer bread like that for
free. Since it was $6 we assumed it would be more generous than it was. Service was also quite slow even though the restaurant was basically empty. Not the waiters fault, we saw he had to bus and set his tables after guests left, including a table for a large party, which is putting too much on his plate and impacting his ability to check on guests in a timely fashion. this place has some kinks to work out, for sure.

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CarrolP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first restaurant visit since it seems forever. I chose this venue based solely on the pictures of outdoor dining and a prayer that the weather would accommodate. I was not disappointed. My friend and I were seated as per our reservation on the patio and for the next 3 hours talked and dined in the most pleasurable environment. Perhaps it was the results of being isolated for those many months but everything was especially enjoyable. Our server was attentive but saw we really wanted to talk and that really was appreciated. This was my first visit but when circumstances arise to dine in the Columbia area and out-of-doors, the Turn House, perfectly situated between Baltimore and DC with abundant parking, a full menu featuring fresh produce and an attentive staff, will be my first choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A+ amazing food, service and view!

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Jeff
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Our server was the world's worst!!! She brought our appetizers and entrees simultaneously. For a classy restaurant, there is no excuse for this. After the meal she brought our check without asking if we wanted dessert or coffee or anything else. She belongs at McDonald's
The seafood soup was outstanding and the short ribs were yummy. Our friends had softshell crab sandwiches that they complimented.
So, food excellent; service atrocious.
Hostess did compensate us.

JM
vipJoMom
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Our waiter was inexperienced. He was polite but immature and did not give us great service. The food was okay but we had to send back French fries that were heavily salted. Also two salads came without chicken and shrimp.

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ChrisL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Food was good which is a shame as the service is lousy. The server kept apologizing that everything was taking so long but didn’t realize he was the problem. He spent time talking to everyone but not to anyone at the tables he was responsible for. Kept apologizing for the food taking so long but also never went to check on it.

Finally, face masks are required for the staff but he felt he was an exception to the rule.

Get the burger, pretty good, just make sure you don’t come hungry as you will be waiting awhile!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server,Pauline was delightful. Food as always was delicious!

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TracieO
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed lunch on the patio. Caesar salad was great.

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ClassyTaste
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great patio dining area. Food is very good. There are specials on a few days of the week.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice place

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CatchingUpWithFriends
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here with my wife and some friends to catch up and loved everything about the experience. The food was amazing, it was a nice day so sitting next to the course and driving range provided a great view, and the service was great. We will without a doubt be coming back

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vipSmooches
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Excellent Signature Burger!! Well spread out, clean and friendly service.

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vipVerinderN
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

hope they have more options for lunch and dinner. menu too limited

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan provided exceptional service!

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BritGirl
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Turn House never fails to impress. Excellent food, service, and outdoor seating and spectacular thunderstorm. Coming back soon!

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KevinG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great to be back at the Turn House for lunch. They are running a limited covid menu when I was there otherwise a five star. Settled on the Caesar Salad with grilled chicken which was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our girls day out and we decided on the Turn House for brunch.
Perfect setting for great views, food, bevs and laughter.
We always pick a new restaurant to dine with and we are glad we picked this one. An ad kept popping up when on Instagram so i thought why not try it since it was close to home. The Turn House will have a return visit from us again.
The service was great from entering to exit. I was pleased to still see some distance between tables it was peak busy time 12:30-2:30 on a Sunday.
Oh... the brussel sprouts..are yummmm!
Thanks guys!!

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byrdman
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food. Great service. Wonderful atmosphere outside overlooking the golf course.

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vipbetty
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Comfortable, relaxing ,safe atmosphere. Attentive service, delicious food.Lovely view of the golf course and outside grounds.
Only concern- the check was presented without any itemization of purchases. We did not take time to ask about it, but it seemed unusual- maybe just an oversight.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

The place is amazing due to the views and ambiance, but the service is not good. We had to wait a lot for the food and drinks, and we had to call the waiter many times over. Also, I asked for a Sangria and when I finished it, I found a Coors Light metal top inside. It was great to find trash inside of the beverage you just had (sarcastic). The manager took off the drink and dessert from the ticket, but the bad experience was worth more than that. Not going back any time soon!

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vipTheatre
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view golf course! Food was fresh and great! Outside was very nice and great view!

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Foodie
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Short-staffed so everything took a long time. But food was very good. Shocked there was no steak on the menu though!

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vipLUVNOLA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Rose Sangria is our new favorite summertime cocktail!

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VirgoB
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!!! I really had a wonderful time.

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SteveA
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food, excellent service. Refined casual. Nice relaxing ambiance.

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AndyW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I think they must be catching up from COVID right now, because our experience was uncharacteristically subpar. They’ve changed the crispy Brussels sprouts recipe, and not only is it not as good, but ours was soggy and somewhat raw.

The seared rockfish was not seared, and was actually quite dry and WAY too salty. The shrimp and grits was much worse: the shrimp was bare and unseasoned, and the grits were clumpy, dry and tasted powdery—definitely the worst grits I’ve ever had.

We were about to leave, but gave them one more chance at redemption with two burgers, which were thankfully delicious. Cocktails were also pretty good.

Hopefully they are just getting their legs back after COVID, so we’ll revisit in a couple months or so.

JD
vipJessicaD
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The view sitting outside was very nice and service was good however we found most of the food to be meh. Not necessarily bad but nothing we would want to return for. Shame cause the setting was very nice.

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vipLisaS
Baltimore
76 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Met up with a colleague and we had lunch on the outdoor patio. Lovely setting to do so. Food was tasty, though a bit on the pricier side. Service was pleasant.

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J21029
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Perfect setting for outdoor dining. Only complaint was the supermarket-type crab cakes.

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RonC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

First time dining at the restaurant - outdoor seating worked very comfortably -

Food quality was marginal - surprised -

Will return, but hoping for a better quality meal -

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ShellyB
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Beautiful view. Ordered the Shrimp and grits they were soupy and bland. Then ordered crab Benedict, much better. Overall experience is average.

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Pana
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the service and the food. I recommend the tuna tartare was delicious.

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byrdman
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Terrific service. Outdoors nice views of the golf course.

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vipLisaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

All the food was wonderful! The portions sizes were good too. Everyone loved the brisket nachos appetizer. That could have been a meal!

For main dishes we had monkfish, veggie burger and Pork Chop. The presentation of each was impressive and everyone enjoyed their selection. For desert we had the cookie& ice cream (so so) and cheese cake, which was surprisingly delicious, as was the coffee. The rooms were lovely and inviting though a bit crowded and thus a bit noisy. Weather permitting the outside looked lovely too.

We definitely go back again and recommend it. Our biggest compliant was the service which rarely cleared anything nor did they check on us for drink refills etc without being flagged or called over. We suspect it was just our somewhat inexperienced waiter.

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annh
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were seated quickly outside. It was windy and we asked for the heater to me lit, they were having trouble lighting due to wind. When we asked for another heater to be rolled over the waiter's response was, I cannot move that. There was no blocking it. The scallops were tasty, however not prepared the way we expected based on the menu description.

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BluePlate
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food selection for lunch could be expanded. We had a new waiter and she was very inexperienced. I really wanted a club sandwich and that was not an option. The tea was good. It was very crowded for mother's day weekend.

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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 4.5 stars by 919 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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