Tower Oaks Lodge

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With the look and feel of one of the "Great Camps" of the Adirondacks, Tower Oaks Lodge serves an American-style saloon menu. Adjacent to a 21-acre nature preserve, Tower Oaks Lodge is located just off I-270. The raw bar features oysters from both coasts.
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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful as always.

KW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Services we HORRIBLE. Felt like we were in a cafeteria vs a restuarant.

A
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The lobster wasn't as good as our past experience with Tower Oaks - maybe a batch of lobsters had been cooked earlier in the evening. The sauteed spinach tasted like it had sat in a steam tray. Our dinner was around 7:30 p.m.

CM
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual Clyde’s at Tower Oaks is a consistently good restaurant. The menu changes with the season and this time it was its lobster special. I had that and it was a good valve and very tasty. My husband had the cheeseburger which is his favorite. He thoroughly enjoyed it. Clyde’s has the best burger in the area.

S
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I asked for a room with windows and a booth for a special birthday for a dear friend . We received all we asked for plus excellent service and some birthday cake! You cant miss with the Lodge!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Normally we thoroughly enjoy Tower Oaks Lodge. Our recent visit was disappointing. The service was awful. We ordered an appetizer along with our meals and the appetizer never came. After bringing us our drinks and taking our orders. we didn't see our table server again. He did not offer us bread or to refill our water or drinks. The food took a while to come and he didn't seem on that either. The horse room was crowded and very noisy. And at the table in front of us that we could see very clearly, a couple was acting inappropriately with their public displays of affection. It was disgusting.

MP
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their lobster special is the best - perfectly cooked and delicious. Service great even though the restaurant was packed.

HB
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. Our server, Erika, was wonderful. Her cheerfulness and attentiveness were so appreciated. She is one of our favorite servers as she very much was s part of what made the brunch such a joy. The food was hot, as expected, and delicious. My friend throughly enjoyed her lobster, and my sweet tooth was thrilled by the Nutella French Toast balanced perfectly by cheesy scrambled eggs. The Adirondacks’ atmosphere is always delightful.

C
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always reliable. Great food, excellent service, great ambiance.

M
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Tower Oaks. The food is wonderful and the service is excellent.

d
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great location and ambiance. Friendly and helpful waiter but we needed him to check with us more often than once every ten to twelve minutes. Coffee was warm but not hot due to cold mugs. (Warm coffee has been a Clyde's problem for years.) Tower Oaks is still one of our favorite restaurants.

OG
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant for a special occasion. Prices about what you’d expect for a nicer restaurant in this area. Excellent bar separate from the dining room. I like the complimentary valet parking.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great, delicious food and great service

A
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Its lobster month so we are certain to visit this beautiful venue.

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed Happy Drinks... great ambiance.. it was a bit cool in the Saranac Room especially with ceiling fans ON.

Thank you!

F
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Staff was very inflexible about seating arrangements

OT
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and service was excellent

OT
Washington DC
82 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited for dinner with a party of six- two regulars and four visitors. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Several had the lobster special and found it excellent. Our server, Clifton, was most professional and friendly. The visitors commented many times on the ambiance of the Great Room. The quality you get for the price is excellent. The wine list is extensive and wide ranging. Tower Oaks is highly recommended.

l
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lobster special month of October, a de-shelled lobster is same price as in shell but in both cases neither are as large as I would like.

NO
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always good food, specials, and ambiance. Tower Oaks is hard to beat.

G
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We have been to Tower Oaks Lodge many time and this is the first time we have been disappointed. The service was lacking and the waiter got my order wrong. He never came back to check on us to make sure things were ok. For a Sunday night the noise level was extremely loud and it was very hard to carry on a conversation. Overall our night out was disappointing.

B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Service and ambiance outstanding. Food portions are reduced substantially compared to my decade long experience.

A
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This is a 3.5-star review. I no longer go here for dinner as the food is pretty awful and the service is unpredictable (and usually maddening). Still like it for brunch where the meals are on-target. While our server was very nice and trying his best, we were still "under-served". And the hostess is still unpleasant. All that said, the Ambiance can't be beat and I will continue to go there for brunch (not dinner).

Z
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clydes at Tower oaks does not disappoint!. The food is consistently excellent. The wait staff is pleasant and well trained. The ambience is the best in the area.

m
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the restaurant. However, can be quite expensive. Crab cake lunch, no drink or added items, cost $40 with tax and tip.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Sunday brunch has an excellent selection, from the Chesapeake eggs benedict to the lobster shepherds pie, with a delicious coffe cake and $4 mimosas/bloody marys and half-price raw bar (with a great selection of oysters). It doesn't come cheap, roughly $100 for two. But well worth it!

t
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place tucked away. Valet parking was a pleasant surprise. Super friendly staff.

A
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Maine woods décor is very cozy and just interesting to look at. We were there rather early (5:30) so it was not crowded yet. Our server was wonderful--she was cheerful, personable, and very helpful with options. We both enjoyed our meals very much.

IC
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food never disappoints . Excellent service and they let you sit there and visit. Great for meeting with friends.

MA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!

BP
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I were celebrating our mutual birthdays. The waiter was very thoughtful, and he brought us a dessert to share - with a candle in it. All in all, a lovely experience.

PM
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed bringing a friend who was visiting from out of town. She enjoyed the food selection and the atmosphere. There were so many choices that she’d love to return and try more.

AB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice getaway for my Wife's birthday. Beautiful lodge with great food and service. I made a great impression for my Lady. Thank you Tower Oaks-Clydes

TC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very happy experience for a family member's birthday. Great all the way around and a fun place to be!

LL
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love "the Lodge" and take advantage of the Happy Hour menu and ambiance at least once a month.

S
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 6 on a Monday night. We were seated promptly and offered water and drinks quickly. Lobster was excellent and easy to eat. Eggplant parm was tasty and satisfying. Menu had some good vegetarian options.

L
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The peach cobbler was absolutely delicious!!! This is my new #1 peach cobbler.

OT
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating and the restaurant offered us complimentary glasses of champagne—so nice!

T
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good and our server was great !
Fun evening

a
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster special a success! My husband had the whole lobster and I had the Shepherds pie. Both of us enjoyed our meals immensely. Our friends didn't have lobster but, nevertheless, enjoyed their meals. Our waiter, David, was superb in his interactions with our table--not intrusive but there when we needed him. Very personable guy.

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