Tower Oaks Lodge

4.4
7673 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

WE WERE CELEBRATING A FRIEND'S 80TH BDAY AND I HAD INFORMED TOWER OAKS OF OUR SPECIAL OCCASION WHEN MAKING OUR RESERVATION. EVERYTHING WAS FINE; HOWEVER, WHEN THE CHECK ARRIVED, I WAS SURPRISED/SHOCKED TO SEE THAT I WAS CHARGED $1.99 FOR THE BDAY CUPCAKE (VANILLA BEAN CAKE W/CHERRY ICING AND CANDLE ON TOP). THAT, I THOUGHT, WAS BOTH CHEAP AND VERY TACKY. SINCE WHEN DOES ONE GET CHARGED FOR ONE BDAY TREAT AT ANY FOOD ESTABLISHMENT????

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M
Washington DC
190 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Notably slow service, not usual. One of four dinners not edible, compared . Seems to have unexplained problems. Favorite eatery not living up too usual standards.

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MC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always love their crabcakes and garden fresh vegetables. Also really enjoy their Clyde's house brand chardonnay, creamy and reasonably priced. For dessert, you can't beat the brownie sundae.

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NO
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and ambiance are always very good. We enjoy going there with friends or just the two of us.

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LE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been dining there for years. Never disappointed. Always courteous friendly staff, excellent service and food.

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NB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always happy to see the return of the fried green tomatoes! All good. Great waiter!

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PG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was creative and tasty, service was attentive, kids were happy....what more could you ask for? Thank you Clydes for being one of my favorites for the last 30+ years!

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MP
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Had a blackened chicken Caesar that was averagely best. Also, was seared in a room with no windows; disappointing.

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a
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Tuna Nicoise Sandwich and my Mom had the Reuben. Both were excellent and we each had enough to take half a sandwich home. The atmosphere in the back room of Tower Oaks with all of the beautiful windows is marvelous. We had a wonderful time.

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n
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Not my best dining experience! Disappointed this evening. Chicken was rubbery.

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

Have been many times and keep returning because it is so special.

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LC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely grounds and multiple dining rooms with different outdoorsy themes. I had the Albacore Tuna Salad "Niçoise"(green beans, roasted tomatoes, olive salad, hard-boiled egg, potato chips, roasted garlic mayonnaise, dark honey wheat bread). It sounded like an interesting combination of ingredients so I tried it. It was delicious and I will get it again.

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DF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This restaurant has a wide menu. The food is consistently good, and you can have either old favorites or try something new that the chef has put together for seasonal ingredients. The service is also very reliable at and attentive.. I recommend it highly.

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MP
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our favorite place to go, particularly for special occasions or when inviting friends. Their menu has something for everyone and over the years improving in new dishes and tastes.

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c
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

Amount of time to take our drink order was not reasonable. I requested that my second cocktail be put in an on the rocks glass just like the first drink. Server brought the drink in a tall glass. As she set it in front of me I said I asked that it be in a short glass. The response was, ''it's the same thing just in a tall glass'' and then promptly walked away.

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MB
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the overall feel of the restaurant was so nice, I just wished the drinks were a little bit more descriptive. I ordered the love potion #9 thinking it would make me fall in love with my date. Too my unfortunate surprise, I still found my date to be loud annoying and overall not attractive by the end of the drink. You should preface the drink with *will not actually make your date desirable on the menu. Thanks

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AE
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a good dinner in a comfortable environment. Food and service were good. We wish to thank the chef and serving staff,

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CC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We were there for a 5 pm Sunday dinner. The restaurant was only half full when we got there but completely full when we left. The “cabin in the woods” setting is beautiful and unique in the Washington DC area. Service was excellent and the food was really good. We loved it and will definitely come back.

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a
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Our waitress was charming and attentive. But I was uncomfortably cold, and the background music was way too loud. I've been there before, so I am familiar with the restaurant--I wasn't expecting fine formal dining.
But there weren't a lot of people in the room where we sat, and I think the restaurant needs to adjust the temperature and background music for that situation. However, the music was too loud, and both of us were cold the whole evening. It is unusual for my SO to be cold. I asked if each could be adjusted, and the mgr. did comply, but the music was turned up again later and became overwhelming. When I asked a second time for the air to be lowered, I was told that it couldn't be because of the others in the room. We were both uncomfortable the whole evening, and I left feeling that I could see no reason to return--cold all night, music too loud, food OK, not fabulous, but as expected, our side of the room too dark, a bit of a downer. We did have a lovely waitress.

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M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful server Walid who was very attentive. My haddock was so good it melted in my mouth. All in a beautiful room with lots of ambiance.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food!!

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GH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambience great food delicious and our server Crystal perfect . I would recommend Tower Oaks because of all the attributes mentioned plus the prices are moderate

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SF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, food-service-ambiance all perfect for an enjoyable meal.

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AK
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time using Open table, worked great! Tower Oaks was delicious, good to go early on Friday!

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Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I eat here often and are never disappointed either food or service.

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SP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was excellent, the food was very fair. My crabcake was good. My husband's trout was good and my two friends' hangar steaks were just okay. The presentation of the hangar steaks was particularly bad....just a steak sitting by itself on the middle of the plate?? Oy!! Especially for Clydes. The drinks were very good and the salted caramel bread pudding was awful. . Very disappointing since dessert is my favorite part of the meal and I love bread pudding. Oh well!!!

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was superb. He had to take back my salad as it was too hard for me to chew. Blame it on aging and graciously replaced w another. I was so impressed w him and apologized for making him work so hard. His response was it was a pleasure working w us

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A
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time. Friends recommended. We were very satisfied with the food and service.
Since we were treating out of town guest, we wanted to take them to a place they would enjoy. And they did!

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PZ
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service...good values

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f
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

As always, Clyde's delivers on quality, value and taste. Not a surprise that this restaurant group has been in business for a very long time. They have the right formula for success. Bravo!!

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H
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Nice location, but food was just okay. Nothing special.

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MR
London
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fabulous experience. Will return.
Happy to recommend to others.

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PL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This not a review, but I always feel like the air conditioning is too cold there. That is why I have to wear long sleeves and pants .

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OT
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Brisket was dry and extremely fatty. Menu has changed and I now consider poor

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff are so friendly and gracious Free birthday cake was amazing!

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d
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

My Mom’s 97th Birthday at a special place was made even more special by the server!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Had a business dinner and was looking forward to an incredible meal and our server was so rude and disdainful that he really made what should have been an enjoyable evening and meal was ruined to his poor attitude and service.

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JV
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always good. Our go to place. Friendly staff. Good food and excellent value.

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M
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding waiter! Food was great!!!

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MT
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service are good. Will sure come back!

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