Rams Head Tavern - Savage

3.9
185 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Since 1989, the Rams Head has served the freshest food possible, preparing each menu item from scratch, daily. Our steaks are aged Black Angus beef and we use fresh (never frozen) chicken, fish and crab. We are proud of quality of our food and our team philosophy- to provide you with the best service possible. We are certain you'll agree that what makes Rams Head unique is our commitment to great food, great beer in a casual environment perfect for an afternoon with friends or a special affair. Our exceptional atmosphere is open 7 days a week, serving appetizers, lunch, dinner and a full bar as well as Sunday brunch. Plus, our entire menu is available for take-out. We hope you enjoy your visit with us and that we exceed your expectations!

**Note: We are unable to take reservations for our outdoor deck or Trivia. Requests may be made, but availability can not be guaranteed, however, outdoor tables in our front courtyard area may be reserved**
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Daily: 11:00am - 10:00pm (Rathskeller bar open daily until 2:00am); Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(301) 604-3454
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brian Dunbar
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Foundry
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Entertainment
Live Music Wednesday-Saturday,
Trivia Wednesdays
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
185 reviews
3.9 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
32%
Very Good
42%
Good
13%
Fair
8%
Poor
5%
3.9
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
value
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Washington DC
5.0
Dined on July 5, 2018

Birthday dinner for a friend and colleague who is a very picky eater; this always involves alterations to her menu selection. We also chose to sit in the rear dining area for conversation and found we were the only occupied table the whole dinner, an extra challenge for waitstaff. Our waitress made sure she checked on us regularly but in addition was so accommodating to my friend, offering good suggestions for her dining choices. The food and service here have always been good in my experience but she went the extra mile which was truly appreciated. I regret I forgot her name, but hope this can be passed on to her and her manager.

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p
Key West
3.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Beautiful setting overlooking historic Savage Mill. Our appetizers (chicken flatbread and tuna stack were delicious!!! Our salads were good but nothing really out of the ordinary. Overall, a good experience on a quiet evening in a lovely outdoor setting.

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M
Philadelphia
1.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

Great menu. Staff knowledgeable and attentive, but not intrusive. We all ordered different items and enjoyed them. Well prepared and creative menu offerings.

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Y
Washington DC
4.0
Dined on May 5, 2018

Nice place in an interesting location, a repurposed spinning mill that is now a shopping mall/event site. We met friends for dinner. I had a house beer (very good), a steak, cooked as I requested, and the "rosemary" frites, which sadly were sprinkled with a lot of raw minced garlic and no rosemary. Friends all seemed to enjoy their dinners and I liked the place overall. Not great for those who don't care for stairs, its a multi-level establishment and the elevator is small and hard to find.

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S
Washington DC
4.0
Dined on May 5, 2018

My lunch was delicious and my portion was hefty, however, one in my party had the ribs, which were good, but the portion was very small.

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OT
Baltimore
2.0
Dined on April 22, 2018

Me and my girlfriend went their for brunch and the food was terrible. For starters my girlfriend ordered orange juice and the glass it was poured in had lipstick on it as if it wasn’t cleaned. My girlfriends potatoes were undercooked and her scrambled eggs were ice cold. My food looked okay but I didn’t like how the bacon, egg, and cheese biscuits were presented they placed way too much cheese and a little bit of bacon on the biscuits. The crab pretzel didn’t live up to its hype either. The manager was nice and ended up comping the whole bill for us so we didn’t pay for anything. We ended up going to Red Sky in Laurel, MD.

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E
3.0
Dined on April 22, 2018

Disappointed that the front person did not have my reservation and referred us downstairs, and downstairs knew nothing about the reservation. A friend commented that the restaurant was "not on their 'A' game today." We didn't feel expected or very welcomed, disappointing because it was a celebration brunch for a friend leaving the area. The service was very good, food was good, and our conversation made up for the initial awkwardness.

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J
Baltimore
4.0
Dined on April 13, 2018

Enjoyed being out on the deck, but needed more staff. We had a good waiter, but he was clearly harried and difficult to keep up.

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OT
Baltimore
4.0
Dined on April 12, 2018

Met a friend for happy hour. Staff overall was attentive. There's outdoor sitting which was great but we were not given the option upon being seated even though it was not busy. The runner dropped our food accidentally and the manager handled it so professionally that we did not mind the extra wait. Food was REALLY good. Draft beer was yummy. I would totally go back for happy hour.

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MG
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on April 8, 2018

Rams Head in Savage, MD has always been a plus in my book. Their Shrimp and Grits is one dish that is SUPERB and I have tried this dish in quite a few restaurants in Baltimore and DC and Rams Head's Shrimp and Grits is the BEST! They give you a generous serving, spicy, and delicious and worth the price!!! The items on the menu that I have gone back over and over again are the Fish and Chips, Fish Tacos, their Mussel specials, and the Pineapple Upside Down Cake is scrumptious! The wait staff is very attentive. The Manager tends to the tables to see if the guests are being treated well. This is one of my favorite places to dine.

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S
3.0
Dined on April 7, 2018

The location is awesome, the food mediocre. Every ones food that came out (maybe because we were a very large group) had something wrong with it. Either too hot (from heat lamps) or too cold. One persons chicken was overdone and the mac-and-cheese just lacked any real flavor. Just seems like the food has very high potential to be better.

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j
Washington DC
4.0
Dined on April 7, 2018

My wife and I were in the Fort Meade area and decided to see what was available on OpenTable. Several menu items at Rams Head Tavern Savage Mill caught our eye, so we decided to give it a try. We not disappointed. The crabby tots were wonderful; although I prefer my tots to be a bit crisper. The Brie fritters were delightful and the raspberry and cherry reduction was perfect pairing to help cut and mask the brie. The Fondue burger (Two Angus burgers topped with melted provolone cheese, stuffed with rosemary fries, chopped bacon and smoked Gouda cheese sauce) was cooked to perfection (medium exactly as I asked for it) and was truly an amazing tasty burger. The sirloin steak and accompanying au jus in the Belgian was divine. Do yourself a favor and take a trip to Savage, MD and check out Rams Head Tavern Savage Mill.

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Baltimore
3.0
Dined on March 16, 2018

New the neighborhood and wanted to check it out, and it was my husband's birthday. Made a reservation on the open table app and noted we were cebrating, yet when we checked in at the restaurant, they didn't even have a computer at the host stand with the open table reservation system. They were not busy in the dining room. Ordered drinks and our meal. I asked about bread and was told there was a $3 charge. We were fine with that, but a few stale rolls and the fact that we didn't even get bread plates set bad tone. Meals were ok, husband's steak and side were just barely warm. My fries were old and the fried onions I had added to my burger were cold. I had ordered BBQ sauce when I placed the order, but it was forgotten. When I asked the food runner for it he made it seem like a huge inconvenience, and just told the server to go get it. Never saw a a manager in the dining room the entire meal. Since they didn't even know about our reservation and that we were celebrating my husband's bday we opted to go get chocolates at the Mill rather than order anything else. The underwhemling food and service will keep us looking for other local places to patron.

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VC
5.0
Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was fantastic. Exceptional brunch menu. Highly recommend

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OT
Washington DC
4.0
Dined on February 25, 2018

Birthday dinner pre-karaoke

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LC
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on February 10, 2018

My family and I have been coming here for many years while visiting Savage Mill. Perfect for lunch or dinner. Good food and friendly staff.

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OT
Washington DC
3.0
Dined on January 28, 2018

Service was friendly and attentive. We both had the French toast and bacon which was about average. The syrup didn't taste or have the consistency of real maple syrup - I'm sure it was immigration but expected the real thing. The restaurant was nearly dead and we were here for a few hours - I'm not sure if this is due to the location or another reason but expected a crowd for brunch.

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OT
Baltimore
5.0
Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food and outstanding service by Ethan. Our kids met us for a birthday dinner and this was a good halfway point between Baltimore and DC. Loved that we could make reservations on open table. The restaurant was very accommodating but I was a bit disappointed that we were put in a back room away from the nice ambience and a bit too quiet. Also picnic style tablecloths were a bit tacky. In the main part, it's solid wood tables and a warmer feel.
The food was excellent. My husband and I are vegan and we were happy to have a few choices, though a few more would be even better!
Service was excellent, without being overbearing. Recommend!

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JP
Baltimore
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Ambiance is warm, charming and quiet. Menu is enticing. Service is outstanding. Good value.

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a
Baltimore
2.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

Seems like everyone reserved 6pm.
We all arrived at the same time.
Not enough wait staff. Bryana B. Did the best she could. She was overwhelmed!
Disappointed no Turkey Dinner Available. Just regular menu items.
No specials available.
Cream of crab soup was excellent!
Wings slightly under cooked.
Chicken Philly cheese was just ok
Dynamite Burger was not served med/ well. It was about Med /rare.
We liked the Crisp Mojito and Fighting Mule

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AA
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

Really enjoyed brunch! Fun food options. I had the crab cake Benedict (awesome) and my boyfriend had a chicken and waffle sandwich (added bacon, he loved it!). Highly recommended. Our server was great too. Ram-mosa was a sweet twist on mimosas. Don't know how we didn't find it sooner!

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OT
Washington DC
4.0
Dined on December 2, 2017

A local pub where we frequently go if visiting the area.

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Baltimore
1.0
Dined on November 23, 2017

Arrived at the restaurant and had trouble finding a hostess. This is Thanksgiving Dinner! The three of us were seated at a table for six with a plastic table cloth. The pre-fix dinner did not arrive with all items included on the menu. When we asked about it we were told they had run out of stuffing and cranberry sauce. The turkey tasted like it had been around for awhile. The sweet potatoes , salad and squash soup was very good as was the pecan pie but It was a disappointing experience.

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CG
Washington DC
4.0
Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was an enjoyable experience. The food was pretty good (turkey was fairly dry but was overcome with generous serving of gravy, candied yams were not southern style but were good, and green bean casserole was also not southern style but was quite good. The squash soup wasn’t really a soup, but rather it was more of a fairly thick squash purée. It tasted delicious but was odd eating the purée (like eating baby food). Only complaint would be that the meal was supposed to be a 3-course dinner, but the servers were presenting the appetizer along with the main course which meant that either the appetizer or the main course was getting cold.

All-in-all, it was a nice way to celebrate the holiday. Glad that the restaurant and the staff were willing to be open to serve up a nice holiday dinner — Thank You!!

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B
Baltimore
3.0
Dined on November 23, 2017

I've been to Rams Head before, like it in general, and will probably go back again. This time was a little disappointing, however. I went for their Thanksgiving Dinner special, which I did last year and enjoyed very much. Some of it was still excellent. Turkey was fresh, moist, and had that home-cooked look and taste. I also really enjoyed the green bean casserole and dessert. But the butternut squash soup was a bit too sweet and uncomfortably thick (and didn't show up until well after the other food was served). And we all hated the cornbread dressing. There was a small square of what looked like cornbread on the plate, and that was it. I was surprised when the server told us it was the dressing. It looked and tasted like someone cut a square of regular cornbread, let it sit out on a shelf for a couple of days until it was stale and hard, and then put it on a plate. It was awful. None of us would eat it. So please, please, Rams Head, keep doing all those good things well. But trash that horrible "dressing" and get something better next year. (Whatever you had last year was good.) The stuffing/dressing is one of the best parts of a turkey dinner!

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KN
Baltimore
5.0
Dined on November 5, 2017

We enjoyed a get-together with close friends (reservation for 8).

They gave us a great table in the back, and Vanessa, our server was wonderful!
We had everything we needed without obtrusion.

We met for brunch, and everyone was able to find a great meal for their specific taste and diet.

We had a great time. I did however miss the Sunday jazz music this time.

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OT
Baltimore
4.0
Dined on October 13, 2017

It was our fifth date, and the environment was nice and cozy. Great food and wine!

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FD
Washington DC
3.0
Dined on October 1, 2017

Comfortable and quiet place to eat. Have a patio though we didn't indulge but seems to be nice.

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S
Washington DC
3.0
Dined on September 24, 2017

Came for lunch. We had a nice time even though they were out of avocado and salmon. The food we had was good. The service was great. We will return for brunch or dinner next time.

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DB
Baltimore
3.0
Dined on September 20, 2017

We were having a reunion....and sat outside a long time.... but had good staff support. Sitting outside.... DB

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RS
Washington DC
4.0
Dined on September 10, 2017

We have come to the Sunday brunch because of the jazz group and the good food. It appears that Rams Head at Savage has decided that they will no longer have the jazz group for Sunday Brunch. However, we will not come to the Sunday Brunch for only the good food. We will find some other place for Sunday Brunch.

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SR
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on September 9, 2017

Came for a special birthday. Quiet, good food, super service. Will be back!

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OT
Baltimore
5.0
Dined on September 7, 2017

Ram's Head offers a beer release party the first Thursday of every month, it is a great deal! The food is great, the beer us cold, and if you are lucky enough to get a table outside it is spectacular!

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CD
Baltimore
1.0
Dined on August 26, 2017

Coctails were poorly crafted and did not have a desirable taste, enteres were relatively bland.

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OT
Baltimore
1.0
Dined on August 18, 2017

I was unpleasantly surprised with our food and serve. Every item we ordered (and we ordered an appetizer, two entrees, and desert) was unappetizing and clearly not made with quality ingredients or by a trained chef. I'm especially confused as to how you can mess up key lime pie. Our waiter was also slow because he was unaware his section was sat. Overall we did not have a pleasant experience.

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J
Washington DC
4.0
Dined on August 3, 2017

The Rams Head at Savage Mill is my favorite go-to for business or self-indulgent lunches in the area. Great entree and salad selections, a range of seating options, and really good desserts. The outside seating is fantastic when the weather is good. A bit expensive, but a consistent positive lunch with great service and ambiance.

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on July 30, 2017

The outdoor deck area was amazing. The brunch was great. Service was great. Will be back!

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OT
Philadelphia
1.0
Dined on July 16, 2017

The service was horrible. We waited one hour for food.

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C
Washington DC
4.0
Dined on June 18, 2017

Discovered this fun bar/restaurant. Great beers, great food. Casual ambiance.

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J
Baltimore
5.0
Dined on June 18, 2017

Went to Rams Head for Father's Day brunch. Great food at a reasonable price and at a convenient location. Service was slow. It took waitress about 20 minutes to take our order and another 40 minutes for the food to show up. Manager explained that the kitchen was backed up due to the holiday. When food finally arrived it was very good!

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