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Tower Oaks Lodge

4.5
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8341 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Outdoor dining - first come, first served
Indoor Dining - reserve now
Carryout - Delivery and Pickup daily

Mask Usage
We know it is no fun to wear a mask while enjoying a night out, but our staff's safety is no laughing matter.
We require all guests to wear a mask while moving about the restaurant, and when speaking to Clyde's employees.
Masks have been a hot topic, with passionate views on all sides. With our team and their families' health at stake, we must err on the side of caution. We hope you will understand and look forward to the day, hopefully soon, when we can all throw our masks in the trash.

Support Tower Oaks Lodge during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 8341 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DianeW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside under the tents, eventually mosquitoes got to us so we went inside for dessert but music was so loud we could hardly talk to each other. Otherwise classic great Clyde’s food and atmosphere.

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PeterL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a great date and I am glad it was in a place that I have always felt comfy going to - great place and alway has been - Peter

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We sat out in tent. Not a fantastic ambiance but ok. Would be nice to have outdoor fans for tables.
I’m not sure the steak frites with crabcake is really worth $40, but it was tasty. I loved the calamari though my husband was not fond of the flavors. Loved my cocktail, “summer” something. First one on the list.
Service fine.

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PaulW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We went to Tower Oaks because it is an old favorite and they have outdoor dining.

We had a delightful time.

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Methwren
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at the outside tables under the tent - this is my third time recently. It is very pleasantl and our servcer (same one each time) was very pleasant, helpful, and knowledgeable. Service was excellent. Highly recommend.

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BogdanP
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular as always! Great food and service from the staff.

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vipShirleyS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service by Elias.

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MicheleM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

quiet and very enjoyable Want to go back soon. love this place.

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vipBigRube
Washington DC
141 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My main issue is that we went for Sunday brunch so I could have the yummy-looking blackberry short cake they had been advertising. All our food came in a timely fashion, and we were mostly pleased, although my over medium eggs were well done and had to be redone. The flank steak that came with my eggs was cooked perfectly and very tasty. But I got the fresh fruit bowl in stead of the potatoes, and the blackberries were about one-third the size of the ones I'd bought the week before at Giant, and the ones at Tower Oaks were quite tart, whereas the ones from the grocery store were sweet and full of flavor. So I was very disappointed not to get my blackberry shortcake. However, I got their fresh peach pie, and that was delicious.

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vipRonM
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a little pricey but you get what you pay for... Great service, atmosphere and high quality food.....

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vipMarianne
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first restaurant meal since March 2. Fantastic!

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JoannT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very accommodating to the restrictive diet of two of our party.

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Buzz
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very nice brunch and look forward to coming back again after the mask requirements have been removed.

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vipruppert
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Social distancing, masks and gloves well done.

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vipEdLy
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

One of the people in my group--the one who had the Crab Cake--had a very upset stomach and associated sickness.

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NorshinaO
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to eat. Stadd members was very friendly and polite despite some unruly customers. Food was delicious

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jimE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

not bad for a rainy night under the tents outside in the back parking lot with some safety measures

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LEFOX
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all-around. Food and service - my two biggies - were great. It was a little too cold for me, so I suggest a cover-up if you tend to get cold.

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LindaH
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was limited compared to what it used to be. Otherwise the experience was awesome.

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vipSoup
Washington DC
115 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

WE had not eaten at tower Lodge in quite some time. We opted for indoors, as the humidity was nearing 100%. Staff was appropriately masked; our server was informative and kind; food was quite good: one of us had the sausage and rigatoni and the other of us had the scallops on quinoa and summer squash. Everything tasted great. For dessert we had a toffee bread pudding and a blackberry shortcake, which was heavenly. A bit pricey, but good. If it were not so far away from us, we would dine there more frequently.

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vipMarionM
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot, top notch food at a fairly reasonable price. The décor is gorgeous inside and out. I was very happy with my late lunch experience there and will be back if I am in Rockville again in the future.

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vipDaniel
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect choice for a first date. The social distancing limited the number of guests and provided a perfect atmosphere. The decor is amazing!

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NancyD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience1

So in general we had way much better Experience than the one in Georgetown but not to the level I would go back again.
Nothing special in dishes, ordinary food , burgers , calamari and sandwiches ...prepared in an ordinary way . Service and people were nice . Ambience, not for kids nor teenagers at all , especially indoor seating. It’s good for grandparents in the winter season only. Oh sorry, the bathroom was clean and renovated!! :)

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vipTigger
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dined under the tent outdoors - while it was quite warm outside on Saturday the tent was pretty comfortable. Our server was lovely - attentive without being annoying and very friendly. All COVID protocols were in place so felt very comfortable.

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RayR
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Overall, we had a good experience. There was not the selections that I was used to at the restaurant, but it was OK. The booths need some refinishing(probably due to the COVID cleanings). I would go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. Everyone was extremely pleased

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kdub
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Went for lunch during the pantemic so requested outdoor seating. They hava a patio area in a parking lot area. Tables were well spaced, it was shaded and servers wore masks and gloves. I felt fairly well protected. We both had the crabcake sandwich which comes with fries and coleslaw. They were tasty and prepared perfectly as excepted of Clydes. They have an impressive list of beer on tap. The only disturbing part was a customer who arrived without a mask. When asked he refused to put it on. There was clear information about the restaurant's policy on masks at each table. This customer refused to follow those and was not asked to leave. Besides that, we had a good experience. I look forward to the day when we can all eat inside again.

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vipWordsInk
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job of adapting to our current pandemic situation. We sat on the front porch and were well spaced from others and there were no issues with us or with the staff in all of us wearing masks to interact. Food, as usual, was great!

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vipAprilN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food & service excellent! Felt very safe & comfortable considering.

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vipPeterB
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First Coronavirus excursion. Went early to Tower Oaks to limit crowd size and it worked. Sat in a table by the bar, a few people sitting at the bar, that was fine by me. All the staff had masks and gloves. When someone left the bar, where they were sitting was immediately wiped down and cleaned. Commendable.
As for the food, a limited menu, but satisfying nonetheless. Hummus and pita, a Reuben and a Bacon Cheeseburger. Comfort food during an uncomfortable time. All was delicious and a reminder of why we went there.
Our waiter was on point and did a great job.

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vipSamanthaC
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to dine in after not being able to for almost five months. The Clyde's Restaurant Group has gone above and beyond to insure that the diner's health and safety if first and foremost during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am not surprized by their thoroughness and thoughtfulness. Seeing that our favorite server was still employed was a major plus. Thank you.

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vipBeth
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed lunch with two of my wonderful friends on 7/13/20. We dined outside under the spacious tent. I was so impressed that the physical distancing far exceeded the requirements. We sat at a lovely table in the corner. Beautiful surroundings with trees and the sound of birds singing. Food and service were outstanding. I am returning for dinner next week. Many thanks!

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vipAnonymo
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Sat outside on the porch. Service spotty. Food OK. Used to be my favorite place but it has slipped over the past year. That said, choices with seating are limited so will likely go back.

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lsulli
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The outside seating was very nice as the tent is partially shaded at dinner time and there was a nice breeze the night we were there. The salmon was good but I didn't care for the carrots and peas it came with - especially as it was supposed to come with asparagus. My husband liked his ribs but said they were nothing special. He liked the potato salad best. We both liked the calamari.

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vipDDDorganizer
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I booked the restaurant to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The service was inattentive with bringing water, ice, condiments. When we asked for the check, they did not bring any treat like they always did, to celebrate the occasion. I pointed out that I did specify the occasion when I booked but the waitress only said the host did not tell her anything and came back with the check only...
That was disappointing, especially when we are all coming out of months going nowhere and I would expect a restaurant to be more welcoming to its clients. I’ve been there dozens of times but will think twice before returning again... The food was average, no specials were being offered either. We sat outside, where it was a parking lot before. Oh well, COVID-19 times...

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JessicaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great health precautions. Staff wear masks and gloves.

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MichaelP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Covid is ruining another one, so sad. Menu is very sparse, especially when compared to the old. Food came cold and not up to Clyde’s standards. Service was not up to par with of course the masks being a real problem. Plates piled up on the table I assume because only certain buss staff are aloud to touch them? The worst of all though is the addition of cheap plexiglass barriers everywhere which look dirty and really mess up the ambiance, and that is of course what the place is mostly about. I hope they can make it through and get back to their old glory, this used to be one of my favorite places. With 25-50% occupancy mandates these places are all going to go out of business anyway, so sad.

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Trixie
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was long, you could use a fan outside, where we ate. Waiter was very nice and cordial.

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gogojojo
1 review