The Turn House

4.5
823 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 823 people are saying
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vipTrexperience
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great place to meet friends!

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BestBrunch
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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.

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TracyH
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Everything was great except the bartender seemed to forget about us. Rather than bring our check, he kept leaving the bar, texting, and doing leg lifts.

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SevaraBonu
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our waiter Roberto is always nice to us!
great waiter, and very friendly.

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WendyS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Small selection of food options. Good Nachos. Crab dip was poor

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Foodie
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Food was not up to their usual standard. Wasn't bad, just not the quality we are used to.

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PhilP
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good location with its view of the golf course, even under snow. Good food. Service sometimes is spotty, but when they are on it is great !

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TheGrantCouple
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service. Felt welcomed and the drinks and food are delicious

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JonathanB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The first 1-2 times we went to the Turn House (2019) it was excellent. The best meal we have ever had there was Mother's Day brunch that same year. We have gone back to the Turn House several times since then, and still consider it reliable. However, each visit back has brought the same complaints. Poor attention to detail, adequate but entirely unremarkable service, limited wine list, and even more limited knowledge of the wine list from the staff. The quality of the ingredients, however, is always second to none, and the dishes are well prepared. A little attention to the front of the house, and a bit more flare in the menu would turn The Turn from good to great.

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AsanteK
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The Valentine’s Day meal my spouse and I received was barely edible from the appetizer to the dessert. The kale al gratin was broken, the mashed cauliflower was cold and the gravy on the steak made everything look distasteful. The pasta I order was over cooked, my appetizer looked like it had worms in it and the oysters need salt. I order the s’mores dessert and the only thing edible was the ice cream the custard was warm and felt like pudding I couldn’t eat it. My server continually forgot drinks, orders or to even check on the our table. I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was very attentive. He gave us great recommendations on food and wine. The brisket nachos are a must get!

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MikeG
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A friendly environment for a quiet dinner but I would have liked the steak to be more tender.

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Patb
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Everything was well done.

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JanetB
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, atmosphere. A bit pricey though.

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StephenH
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place Never disappoints. The service is outstanding, the food tastes amazing, and the ambience is spectacular. We have been to the turn House many times and even had our dinner to celebrate our marriage there. We will keep coming back

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SevaraBonu
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great place to go for dinner,brunch.
great food and service

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Mikey
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I went out to eat for date night. We loved the atmosphere and the food. We will definitely go again.

MM
MelissaM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, very COVID friendly and service was excellent! Went for brunch...the b

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vipNatalieC
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good drinks, good atmosphere, and good service

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Gina
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great service, nice friendly atmosphere. Prices are a little high for the quality of food, but other than that a nice Saturday lunch spot

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ErikaS
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

With Baltimore City restaurants being shut down, we needed to venture out of our comfort zone for a date night. I’m sure glad we did. Though it was a bit of a drive, it was well worth it! The old fashions were made just right and the wine selection was very extensive. Our oysters were fresh and right from Delaware! The French onion toast was the highlight of the meal and I will recommend to anyone I see! My duck was cooked to perfection and the figs gave it the perfect amount of sweetness! The rockfish was delicious and melted in your mouth. Our service was impeccable even though they seemed to be short staffed we never had to wait and our waitress was efficient and personable.

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BmoreEater
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great food. Excellent service. Nice atmosphere for a date night.

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KatherineG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Take your family here for a safe and quiet experience. Enjoy the patio outdoor with a heater or inside fireplace.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Everything was great with the food and the atmosphere. We made a reservation for 8 o’clock and we felt like we were being hurried out from the second that we got there. The restaurant closed at 9o’clock but by 830 they were asking if we were ready for the check.

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will
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

To no fault of the restaurant there was a group of 3 that was so inconsiderate. Very nice atmosphere once they left. Food was not outstanding. I would go there again

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Austin
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had both the roasted duck and scallops and they were incredible, also nice quiet atmosphere.

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vipBrunaCastroNelson
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!!!

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AmeliaK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating. Tables spaced comfortably apart. Heaters available. Beautiful views.

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JackieM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food quality and value is my number 1 priority for restaurants. This place is one of the best (top 5) I have ever been to in the DMV area. I can't wait to recommend this to friends and family.

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RebeccaH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious! We had the Brussel Sprouts, Lobster roll, crab cake, and a burger (juicy and cooked to perfection) we also tried the old fashioned/cinnamon old fashioned and the basic cocktails. They were also great. I only wish they served brunch on Saturdays.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The bartender fixed one of the best old fashions I've ever tasted

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vipGaithersburg
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had lunch with a co-worker at Turn House. We sat on the covered patio with heat lamps. We were very comfortable and no one else was seated near us. We each had a cocktail which and agreed they were well made. For lunch we had the brisket nachos and the fried chicken sandwich. The sandwich was great, but the brisket for the nachos was tough and difficult to cut with a knife. We suspect it was at least a day old. Service was good, attentive but not intrusive. We would go back again, but skip the nachos.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my fathers birthday while visiting from North Dakota. Nice clean area. The room was bright. It was mostly quiet. A few other tables were a little loud with conversation and having their phone on speakers while speaking into them. The waitress was excellent and took very good care of us. The menu is smaller, but still offers enough options. The food was delicious. We ordered the steak, pasta, salmon, burger, nachos, and sourdough bread. When originally making the reservation, we made a note that it was my fathers birthday. Once our check came the waitress brought over a glass of Prosecco for everyone at the table and a complimentary desert for my fathers birthday. The prices were not outrageous and very reasonable. Definitely will be coming back in the future.

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SallyM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we were the only ones in the dining room but that didn't take away from great food (oysters were spectacular) and attentive service.

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stephanien
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great service and great waiter

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Serialvolunteer518
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
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
7 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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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 823 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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