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The White Oak Tavern

4.4
263 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Welcome to the White Oak, where hand crafted food and beer are celebrated. Our menu uses the best local, seasonal, and sustainable meats & produce whenever possible. We offer a wide range of beer styles which we pair with and/or incorporate into our menu items. We strive to elicit fellowship and camaraderie over hand crafted food and pints. Whether its an old favorite or something you’ve never tried before, we hope you relish your experience here. Our well educated staff is on hand to answer any food or beer questions you may have. All items are made entirely from scratch in house.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 263 people are saying
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Batcat
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant normally. Service was good but I could tell the regular chef was not cooking on Friday. Food was less than it's usual excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been for both brunch and dinner and each time gets better and better. Great food and service. Went back last night for more brisket. So good!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my 40 birthday

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vipTomG
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great beer and food selections. Love the re-designed look and feel.

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vipSteve
Baltimore
161 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great waitstaff, interesting weekly specials, great beer selection on tap.

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vipSisi
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The staff was was really nice. We had a 12:30 reservation for brunch & we were sat right away. The pumpkin slushy was really good. Bottomless mimosas is only $12. Unfortunately those were the only good parts of our experience.

I asked for lemons for my water twice & never received them. They made a big fuss about me having my mimosa with cranberry juice instead of orange juice. The wings had no flavor & our wings had actual feathers hanging off of them. I can't believe nobody looked at them before serving them to us. I asked for steak sauce on the side but it was spread on the plate touching my eggs. The seafood dip was horrible.

The White Oak Tavern
Responded on November 8, 2021

I am glad there were some good parts to your experience with us, However I do apologize where we missed the mark. we do ask for no substitutions for the Beverages because everything is priced our accordingly. the Bottomless deal is actually $15 as long as your order $12 in food. Both of which are stated on our menu. unfortunately we could have remedied the wings, steak sauce and seafood dip if it was brought to our attention. I hope you you'll give us another shot and I hope to see you soon.

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vipJoejen
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Noise level was off the charts. I didn’t bother chatting with my dinner mate. Pointless. I had a sandwich from the specials and it wasn’t very good. My spiked cider was excellent. I have eaten here before and the food is usually good. I need to stick with the traditional menu options like burgers. I would go back but probably for lunch when it’s quieter.

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vipSteve
Baltimore
161 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

lively crowd. menu changes with the seasons but lots to choose from and always good. Excellent service.

The White Oak Tavern
Responded on November 8, 2021

Awesome Steve! Thanks for the Nice review. See You Soon

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boss61
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed the White Oak Tavern.

We expected bar food given the very interesting and expansive beer menu, but someone in the kitchen wants to be a foodie and it shows in the imagination and flair in both dishes we had. Our server was extremely engaging, though as par for the course during the pandemic, somewhat overworked. It's no knock against her or against management; just how things are nowadays.

Special shout-out for the smoked wings - maybe the best anywhere. Do not miss.

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maryellen01754
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Don't expect to converse with friends during the jazz brunch. It's very loud! The staff was EXCELLENT...very attentive. The burgers were dry and a disappointment. The maple butter for the french toast was YUM!

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GoCaps
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

menu offerings left much to be desired and strange. ordered their "chickpea polenta" cake, very dissapointed in both taste and presentation. desert was not any better, ordered slice of peanutbutter pie, i've had better premade frozen pies, and the canned reddi-wip served with the tiny slice is far stretch from the restaurants claim that "everything is made from scratch in house." while our server was nice enough, he was not knowledgeable with the menu, didn't clear dirty/empty plates, slow to provide utensils and drinks, no refills on water

The White Oak Tavern
Responded on October 25, 2021

GoCaps, I am very sorry to hear that your experience at The Tavern was not enjoyable. Our chickpea Polenta cakes are one of our best selling Vegetarian items. Unfortunately it may not be what you expected or desired but we get several positive reviews and compliments about how unique our menus is. The same goes for our Peanut Butter pie which has been on our menu for two years due to its popularity. We do strive to give great service, I will address your feedback with our staff. Juan L GM

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PatriciaD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect low key, dining experience with excellent food and drinks

The White Oak Tavern
Responded on October 25, 2021

Patricia, Thank You very much. we put a lot of thought into both our cocktail and food menu so we love hearing you feedback. We look forward to seeing you here at The Tavern soon. Juan Lowman General Manager

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Melissa
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went for Sunday brunch and listened to jazz. It was a great time.

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ChipR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

As first timers attending a nearby conference, we believe our group made the right choice for dinner

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SusanW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server did a great job! The food was delicious, and the seasonal brussel sprout salad was delish!

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CWaltr
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wings are a must. Well seasoned and crispy. Burger cooked perfectly. Will be back to try something else.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was excellent. The best meal I’ve had there.

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ChristinaM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing and outdoor patio dining was great for our group, and we appreciated the patio heaters on a cool evening.

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MMandthefam
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

White oak Tavern is one of the best restaurants in Maryland. The food is fresh, delicious, and really well prepared. The atmosphere is excellent and if you have dogs it's even better because they get to enjoy the family outing too. we love the Dog menu and the variety of foods and drinks. Great Management Team. Absolutely one of the best and go-to restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Went for date night. Parking was easy, interior was beautiful and service was quick, courteous and attentive. Food was delicious, beer menu was beyond extensive with lots of regular selections plus more for the Oktoberfest. Live music was good and the overall inclusive, everyone welcome vibe had us planning our next visit before dessert even arrived.

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SC16
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We were outside behind the restaurant and there were a lot of mosquitos. Our server was very attentive at first but when we needed our check, it took a long time to get that or a food box. I usually like the food but my salad was just mediocre. I was not thrilled with the outside seating in the back. It also smelled like cigarettes where we were seated. Overall- it was an expensive evening that could have been a lot better.

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Jamie
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Seafood pasta was tasty, innovative, could’ve included more seafood. Award winning White Oak burger was delicious, but center a bit on rare side. Summer salad was good. Enjoyed 4-beer tasting flight, and glass of Chianti Classico was excellent. House aged Old Fashioned was a treat. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love coming to White Oak Tavern for brunch. The food is always delicious, the drinks are well-balanced and the service is always a joy.

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6Flamingos
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service and vibe! Cannot wait to go back!

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ReginaG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The Live Jazz was Fabulous.

This would be the only reason I would come again. I was very disappointed with the lack of diversity, especially with being my first time very disappointed.

The White Oak had 1 African American employee that I saw and she was setting up, cleaning off and helping with serving table.
dressed as if she was a waitress, but NOT...

The White Oak Tavern
Responded on August 30, 2021

My name is Juan Lowman, General Manager. Although I am thrilled that you enjoyed the live jazz music Id like to address the point you made about diversity amongst our staff. We are an equal opportunity employer, several members of our staff come from a diverse background, including myself. Our staff members all have the same dress code to promote teamwork and community. They work together to ensure the best experience for the guest. Email me at Juan@thewhiteoaktavern if you like to discuss more.

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CJNev
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

It was disheartening to see no one wearing a mask in the front of the house. I was not able to see if those preparing our food were wearing a mask but I worried about it. As a health care professional knowing all the area hospitals are full with COVID this seems shortsighted at best. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend a restaurant to anyone at this time where staff is not required to mask.

The White Oak Tavern
Responded on August 31, 2021

CJNev, Thank You for Dining at The White Oak Tavern. We have been following all of the State and Local mandated guidelines since the beginning of COVID. Our Staff is vaccinated, most of our tables are 6 feet apart, we offer outdoor dining and carryout for everyone as well. We also keep up standards for cleaning and sanitation to ensure guest safety and comfort. If you would like to discuss this further my email is Juan@thewhiteoaktavern Juan Lowman General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was great as always and the service was outstanding! We were eating outside on the front patio and it was noisy because trucks were coming up with deliveries so it was noisy at times. I would recommend everyone to go and try Thr White Oak Tavern.

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Lance
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seasonal food and drinks. Unique delicious dishes. Vegetarian and GF friendly. Outdoor dog friendly too!

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vipJasonS
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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vipLisa
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicholas was our server and he was amazing.

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Thomas
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had the brunch Fried Chicken Deluxe. The chicken was moist and seasoned well. The brioche French toast was a pleasant surprise. The fried egg and home fries rounded out the dish. The service was outstanding. The server was attentive and helpful. My wife was disappointed that you were out of the draft root beer. Otherwise the atmosphere was lively with the live music.

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vipDCTraveler
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

good creative dishes, fresh imgredients. wide assortment on menu. Service ok. VERY loud with all the conversations echoing plus the live band way too loud

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vipSuburbanite
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live locally and give this high ratings because it’s a really nice experience for a friends night out, or just sitting at the bar and watching a game. Friendly people at the door, friendly servers, and friendly bartenders. Unusually good food and varied menu for a “tavern”. In a large strip mall but that means plenty of easy parking and still very nice inside. Live music on weekends adds to ambience.

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DanielD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was totally delicious and enjoyed by everyone at our table! Enjoyed the Christmas in July theme! Sever did a great kid as well! We will definitely be coming back !

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JillV
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch spot. The noise level was high due to the very enjoyable live jazz music. The menu was interesting and everyone found something they loved. The patio is nicely removed from the parking lot so it's a great outdoor dining option.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good first trip, quick service and some unique dishes that were very flavorful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Website did not appear to present restaurant as a sports bar, which it is. Noisy, average service, very good food but not the farm-to-table (advertized) calmer experience we were looking for.

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SLYumyum
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat outside on a pretty humid night because the couple we ate with preferred outdoor. I think if we had eaten indoors I would have been more comfortable. My salmon dish was excellent. My husband said his steak was average. Signature cocktail bees knees was awesome! We live far but would go again some time.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, seated before our actual reservations, food came quickly, will be back again

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here. The food is always on point, the service is friendly and fast and the drinks are good.

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The White Oak Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 680-8974.

The White Oak Tavern is rated 4.4 stars by 263 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.