Tower Oaks Lodge

4.5
7275 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
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Overall had a wonderful and great experience. Unfortunately my wife got sick immediately afterward. We determined it may have been the spinach since that was the only thing on her plate I did not try. None of the rest of us had any issues (kids and mother-in-law). We would still very much recommend this place because the service and staff were excellent. No worries as my wife felt better by the next day. This was my first time coming here and I would definitely return.

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J
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best happy hour. Sat in booth at bar. Made a full meal out of it. Half price raw bar, $5 off burgers, $2 off apps, $3 off wines. Always great food, service and atmosphere.

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

Food was great, had the catfish which was presented in such an attractive way. What I had an issue with is the silverware and the glassware were presented very dirty. Had to change out twice and have them wash new dishes. Otherwise it was good.

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OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, great service and value

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing for our Valentines Day dinner!

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

Excellent food and excellent service. Our server, Elise (I hope I've spelled her name correctly) was excellent.

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DS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome time the waiter was on point!

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

Good food, great service, reasonable prices for the ambience and fare.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Menu not as good as used to be. Had the salmon dinner which was cooked fine but lacked taste. The sides did not appeal so switch wit haddock dinner. Not many people eat swish chard and Brussels sprouts. Dessert was tasty but hard to mess up brownie sundae. Other desserts were not appealing.

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

Elisse was fantastic......PLEASE try to get more people like her!!! Food was really good too! Thanks for a GREAT Valentines experience!

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

Great place to celebrate a special occasion such as an anniversary, birthday etc. The place feels like you are out in the country.

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

The raw bar oysters were yummy!

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

All was very pleasurable. The desk people acknowledged our presence and wished us a happy anniversary, as did others along the line. The waitress was very cordial and pleasant. We were watched over many times. The other item that impressed us was the amount of food. We could not eat all that food at one time. We had to take half home. The food was delicious and the price surprised me, that is, it was respectable. I have been there before, but when someone else was paying the bill. It was my turn. We enjoyed our night at Clyde's.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is amazing and the service great. Servers help out with any questions you have. The price of food is really fair when taking into account how great the quality is.

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

The food was terrific this visit. I wish that there were more dessert options for lactose intolerant people.

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LB
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this place especially for a birthday celebration. Ambiance is the best and our server Eugene took such good care of us. Food can be hit or miss but I still highly recommend Clyde's of Tower Oaks.

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JD
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food was very good.

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T
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We have enjoyed Tower Oaks Lodge many times. Tonight we had the fried pickle appetizer and shrimp cocktail with were both very good. I ordered the French Dip and had to send it back. It was rubbery. I then asked for a tuna melt which was not very good. The waiter may have had too many tables, he was not very attentive. My husband's fish was ok. We probably need to stick to meat dishes.

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

As usual,an excellent place to dine.There are other great restaurants I’ve gone to,but always seem to wind up at Tower Oaks for a great dining experience every time!!!!

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JV
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always good and a value. Clydes is always dependable. Never disappoints.

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GU
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at Clydes Tower Oaks. Went for a late dinner. I had the baked haddock and my wife had an open face turkey sandwich platter. We were lucky to have Haley as our server, she was outstanding. Food was excellent as usual.

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MF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The special accommodations request I made on open table - while acknowledged by the hostess (no booth since my parents are 88) - was disregarded. With dad in a walker we were taken to far corner of restaurant and offered a booth. I asked for table and was refused. Hostess never came around to resolve . I wrote online letter to manager following day. No response . We have been coming to Clyde’s tower oaks since the opened. Expected better from them as my party (their most loyal customers) age .

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SE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience from ambiance to the food was delightful.

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J
Washington DC
99 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all had the Guinness stew - wow. Too bad they don’t have it all year round.

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and it was quiet! Our waiter didn’t charge for my dessert because I was celebrating my birthday, which was very generous of the restaurant

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L
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of four had a wonderful time. From entering the door to being recognized, reservations found instantly, to being welcomed and seated, all were excellent. Our pace of service to our needs was respected, drinks and food all as good as expected. Wonderful experience. I felt like I was dining at LLBean, Bass ProShop or one of the wonderful rustic ski lodges I have come across out West. Prices were appropriate for our Sunday brunch, with portions not crazy but more than enough to eat. The half-price bloody mary and mimosas were a nice surprise and the other drinks prepared well.

We will be back. The restaurant was vibrant at noon that day, and if you like that rustic type of setting, you should have little to worry about. thanks to the staff...

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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice and warm place! 100% recommended!!!
The service was a little bit slow because the restaurant was full of people, but the waiter was a lovely person who made all he could do to bring our food fast.

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BF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Best waiter ever!

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KW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual a go-to spot. We did not finish our meals and the server boxed up the leftovers. I accidentally left the box on the table and returned ten minutes later when I realized my error. The server was kind enough to put the box off to the side instead of just trashing it as has happened at other restaurants. Just another example of doing the right thing. Thanks.

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MA
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Terrible service, we were an afterthought! A birthday dinner and our waiter was so rushed. He kept apologizing telling us he was swamped. Understaffed and felt as if we were in the cafeteria. Waited 20 min for a desert menu so we left. Awful place

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m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

It's a lovely place, especially if you're there in daylight, which lets you enjoy the woods. The only problem is that the noise level is too high.

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J
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner, once we moved away from an annoying, loud party next to us. Marcus was wonderful. very helpful with our selections, and enjoyed our conversation. Chop was delicious, - everything was very "Clyde's exceptional" Thank you.

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JW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always cozy and very nice.

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j
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Good food & service, though I had the crab cakes which I think gave me some post-meal GI distress.

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j
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Had a meatball sub which was nearly inedible

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Cliff was outstanding, celebrating a 25th Birthday! Highly recommend.

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KO
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very large and loud group was having event in main dining room. Very distracting and noisy. I could not hear across table in booth. Food was great. Service was great. Love the atmosphere. Recommend not hosting dinners for parties larger than 6 in main dining room because it ruins experience for those nearby.

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JL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as always, excellent food and service and ambience!

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JR
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was excellent! The service was really slow though. We were seated at 12:05pm and the waiter didn't take our order until after 12:30. It then took a while to get our food. Once we got it, it was great.

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VB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tower Oaks is a great location and the food and service is terrific. I like going there and will return again and again.

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