The White Oak Tavern

4.3
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161 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Farm-to-table

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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.
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4.3based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, cooked perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a last minute reservation here, and was pleasantly surprised at how amazing everything was! The food and drinks were top quality!!! We will be coming back for sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I usually get good service but lately the service has not been to good. I waited over 20 min for the waiter to come and acknowledged us.

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vipScottS
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Sat for almost 30 minutes before a waiter arrived to help us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing craft beers.

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ReneeGQ
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will be back in the future. Thank you!

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AlVJR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special guests

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MarkS
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service and great beer selection

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KEITHC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Valentine's Day. Service and food were awesome. This is our new go-to place.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

A pleasant anniversary dinner with my wife that we both enjoyed. The main course was fine but the dessert and drinks were the stars of the show.

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vipWilliamT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The White Oak Tavern is the Cheers of Ellicott City, Maryland. Friendly service, good selection of draft beers, great food, and humorous clientele!

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MaggieP
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had brunch at the White Oak Tavern with a friend. The food was delicious! I had the tofu sandwich, which was so good. I would definitely get it again. The service was great, and the atmosphere was really nice. Definitely will be going there again.

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MarkF
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service. Delicious food. We had the restaurant week specials. The Sharma chicken tacos outstanding and flavorful. Brussels sprouts could have been cooked more. Duck was perfectly done and the hunter stew was hearty and filling with a rich gravy. Carrot cake moist full of raisins and we would have just split it if the special didn't already include another dessert. Not sure why bowling and boxing were on the tv

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MadisonGrant999
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful night while dining with White Oak Tavern. The restaurant week menu worked out perfectly and everything was exceptional. Our server, Sadie, made the night even more pleasant! Definitely will be back 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Great music.

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BenG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Very friendly.

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diningdiva
New England
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! General manager personally made sure all was well. Will surely go again !

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EmilyF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent execution of restaurant week lunch menu. Interesting tap list. Attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was attentive and the good excellent

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Mary
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food . Josh was a great waiter. Loud but not too noisy. Friendly atmosphere!

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vipAisenberg
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great food and beer selection. Would go back 100%

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MaureenG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good beer, good food. Local restaurant with many craft beers on tap. Food is locally sourced.

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Mary
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite place. We had previously been there for brunch a few times and this was our first time for dinner. Our waiter Joshua was outstanding. Our food was delicious and very friendly to those with food sensitivity. We had a great table and enjoyed every minute.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very much a neighborhood eatery. Very casual.

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vipWilliamT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Travis, the restaurant manager, is doing an excellent job. Beer selection is good, especially the Scottish Ales, food was delicious (enjoyed the turkey pot pie), and bartenders are knowledgeable and efficient. Always feel welcome at the White Oak!

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MarkS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and it was as good as the first. Great food and great beer selection.

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Kleindog
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We chose White Oak Tavern for our family holiday lunch, and we were not disappointed. From the warm greeting at the door to the extensive beer and wine offerings to the delicious food, White Oak Tavern provided a delightful place to celebrate. The only bit of confusion was in having two waitresses (one in training) so unsure about who to ask for what. We have two vegans in the family who were easily accommodated. We would recommend and we will be back.

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Jessica
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Really liked the interior and the layout of this restaurant! The waitress was super friendly and attentive to our needs. However, the food was a disappointment. The fried tofu sandwich was very oily and tasted bland. The mixed garden salad with champagne dressing was alright. The beef stew had a very interesting taste and texture that we could not finish it. We also ordered a side of french fries and the dipping sauces, which were ketchup and ranch, did not taste like a normal ketchup and ranch. The turkey pot pie was decent, but again, did not taste right. I would only recommend this place for its alcohol menu. They have huge selection of different types of beer and mixed drinks.

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BIgWaze
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was good but staff was limited and as a result, service was poor. Never came by to fill water glasses. Drinks ordered but not delivered. Had to ask 2 times if they forgot one of the drinks. Finally came after food was delivered.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It was a good experience, only pit fall was minor things with the food. Shrimp etouffe should have rice with it and it needed salt. The turkey potpie was heavily smoked and had no other flavor. Desserts were delicious but were huge. The size of the apple crisp was the same size as the turkey potpie.

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vipCakewalk
Washington DC
136 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Returned to White Oak tavern after a long pause. Was somewhat surprised to see the room mostly empty. Our server was fantastic and the manager handled an issue with our dinners very admirably. However we both found our entrees disappointing and it feels like the kitchen is not carrying its weight anymore

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Mary
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First visit for brunch. Great food, great service, clean and nice atmosphere.

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vipsteves
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and food were very good. Served there home made mustard and ketchup. Not good. Asked for normal mustard and ketchup, they had regular ketchup but not normal mustard. 🙁

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vipBarryG
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent winter menu won over my family. Service was top notch too!

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Lydell
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wide variety of meal selections. Our group had a burger, soup, salad, couple of sandwiches, appetizers. All the food was prepared well. There are plenty of beer selections, of different types to appeal to your wants or wishes. We went on Tuesday for 12:30 lunch, so any crowd by then was gone. It was very quiet, the service we had was attentive but left us to our conversations. Never pushed us, but they were there to ensure everything is well, did we need anything else. We will be back since we felt welcomed and everything was better than most folks need.

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Menu has many options, especially for a sports bar.

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MicheleB
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone from the bartender to server were wonderful!! Food was outstanding, staff awesome.
We will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved their burger

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LindaG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good and it was a nice place for brunch.

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KimB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Glad we tried but we will stick with lunch for the best burgers ever. Brunch is a bit pricey since most dishes require add-ons. Fried green tomatoes are fried. Unique and tasty is the brisket hash. Bit noisy because booths are so close together.

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The White Oak Tavern does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The White Oak Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 680-8974.

The White Oak Tavern is rated 4.3 stars by 161 OpenTable diners.

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