Tower Oaks Lodge

4.4
7450 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
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I first became a client of Clyde's when they first opened many years ago and have continues to visit their many restaurants including Tower Oak. I love everything about it...food, ambiance, service. All this at reasonable prices. Thank you.

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

Unique decor and variety of American food. Excellent service. Only a fair selection of wine.

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A
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great attention to celiac needs. Delicious food. Great service.

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JJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Our 5:30 reservation, was at some point changed by management staff to 5:15. Due to a delay in our meeting a member was sent to the location-she arrived at 5:31 and our table had been given away. REALLY! The front of house staff was argumentative and simply rude. We had to wait for nearly 40 minutes to be seated. Our service staff was exceptionally slow-water service, drinks 40 minutes later, a dinner expected to last 2 hours stretched to nearly 3 hours. I have been to this restaurant many times and have never experienced this lack of attention or service level. Coffee arrived cold at the end of our meal, nothing special just coffe (not cappuchino, or expresso). The management of the firm seems to be indifferent to my comments, as I contacted their offices as well. We had attempted to increase our party from 10 to 15 and it took 2 emails and 3 phone cals, the last phone I had to request the location manager to make the requested change. The next time I have such an event our group will not return to Clydes at Tower Oakes, which is sad because the setting is lovely and the food is usually quite good, and usually arrives hot, not cold.

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

Recently for many good dining reasons we chose TO Lodge to treat out-of-town guests. Much to my disappointment TOL service and food were not on top of their game!!! The guest who ordered Country Ham (because of the country ham) was served lunch meat ham!!!! Our gracious guest ate the lunch meat anyway so she could eat her meal with the rest of us!!!! I expressed my disappointment to the waiter for not warning us Tower Oak Lodge had no country ham. He told me to come back next week when they probably would have country ham!!! Really???? After that snide comment I complained to the manager. NOTHING was done to address our disappointment. I still left a small tip-probably shouldn’t have left anything!!!
I am now reluctant to return to TOL!!! Get your act together or you will lose a loyal customer and I’ll spread the word!!!

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

Once again, a perfect meal and dining experience. Service was outstanding.

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

We went for bunch to celebrate. Everything was fine, I did not find to brunch menu to be very interesting, especially for young teens who were with us. I was expecting more, but it was just average. Nothing remarkable.

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

Cozy ambiance with lots of room for seating. Great food and service. Also, family friendly. We'll definitely be back.

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

Tower Oaks Lodge, as always, is a go to special restaurant. The food, drinks, ambiance, and service is always top notch. Our last dinner there, a birthday event, was up to the restaurant's usual standards.

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

Good for families and others because of visual appeal and menu variety. I hope they put Waredaca Brewing Co. beer back on the menu! That was our only disappointment.

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PP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our parents 50th year Anniversary. Our server was fantastic; friendly, fun, great with our kids. As always the ambiance was great! The crab cake sandwich was definitely smaller making the $20 for that plate steep, our only small disappointment. Overall, a very nice experience. Always one of our favorite places to visit. Mimosa was delish!

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

Great service. Good ambiance. A bit loud & pricey, but food is good. And best bloody Mary’s in town.

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The hosts was very rude. She responded to my question not very nice.

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

Consistent but not dull. Creative. Comfortable. Great value. Our go-to place.

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j
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The venue is perfect for a lunch with friends. Conversation is easy and environment striking. Have never been disappointed in the food or service. For a "chain" restaurant, the food is conistently delicious on every visit. Service is always courteous and efficient.

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MM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It's a great gathering place for family and friends.

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TF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Great setting, decent food, we had mediocre service, and parking was bad.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

The service was terrible we waited for a long time to order and even longer to get our food. We asked for bread while we were waiting but did not get it until long after our food was finally delivered. It was very noisy. We are unhappy with the new very limited menu choices. The only bright spot was that the staff was helpful with entertaining our rambunctious grandsons.

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PK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a nice time. It was very busy and the server kept apologizing and was not very attentive.

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DH
New England
21 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tower Oaks Lodge was once again excellent with their service and dining experience. I highly recommend this location.

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RW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch crowd was heavier than usual, so the noise level was louder than usual. Thankfully, we were in a booth in a corner. Food and service was fine, and our waiter kept our cups full with no rush. Great place for lunch!

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TC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We waited for 35 minutes befoe we finally had to ask for a waiter. When we finally got a waiter he was very good

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AV
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traveling here for work! Crab cakes were amazing!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the luncheon was fantastic.

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SG
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

This is the place I always choose for a special celebration because of the ambiance and good reasonably priced food with excellent seasonal choices. Recently there have been lapses in the service as in this last time. Bread was not served until we asked for it. We ordered two drinks but only one was brought to the table and just left there as if for no-one without even saying what it was. I had asked for the salmon rare, but that was ignored. The restaurant wasn't crowded, but the service really used to be better. The food is still really good and fresh and the pate appetizers was beautifully presented and a very good value.

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J
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Tower Oaks Lodge twice in the past two weeks and each time our dinner was excellent, especially the fish dishes. The service is professionally attentive and friendly and the ambiance is elegant. Thank you very much.

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R
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Elissa was wonderful!!!

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KT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for a brunch and there was a good selection to choose from. All was enjoyable.

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R
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch at Tower Oaks Lodge was fantastic! Everyone was able to choose something that fit their tastes, and the serving staff and kitchen were super helpful with food allergies. Get the scrapple and spam bahn mi if you’re there at brunch, you won’t regret it!

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S
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our entire stay. Our friends were very much impressed with the food and its presentation and the place in general. They will return as we certainly will.

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EL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The quality of the experience seems to have gone down some since the last time. The food was mediocre at best.

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BL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a fun, comfortable place. The food is dependable. Not an adventurous menu, but it doesn't need to be.

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NO
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We like Tower Oaks Lodge for the food, service and atmosphere. After dinner we visit the fish outside.

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RR
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you,
Excellent as always.....
We will return!
Bob and Susie

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TB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Our waiter started off being very attentive, probably because our reservation was early, 5:30pm. We had a nice booth but with very dirty windows. Our drinks came promptly as did our appetizers. We were not offered the complimentary bread. Our main course was brought out by the server but our waiter never stopped by to ask how our meal was. My lamb was chewy and the asparagus was over done. The 2 fish dinners, 1 cod and 1 trout were good but the green beans were under cooked. Tried to use a gift card but was told it was only good for a 1 time use and that no residual would be applied to the card.
When checking with the corporate office I was told that was incorrect.

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o
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is consistently excellent. Next time I will ask to be seated away from very large groups. Then it can become too noisy to enjoy your meal. Otherwise, service and dining experience were terrific.

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B
Washington DC
184 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always excellent service! My haddock was delicious & my husband’s salmon equally with delicious sides. One of our friends enjoyed the half priced shrimp as well as a French dip. Tower Oaks is always reliable. Good food, real value, and excellent service.

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PK
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Tower Oaks Lodge is a beautiful restaurant.
Our server was quite good but there seemed to be some challenges with the food runners and the bus team.
My experience with Clyde's Tower Oaks is that the food itself is consistently above average...never below average and, unfortunately, never outstanding.
Seems like there is an opportunity to shine based on the physical plant but the opportunity is being missed.

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MS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

My guest and I both had the falafel sandwich. The sandwiches were barely warm and the pita rolls tasted like yesterday's bread. These sandwiches have always been very satisfying, so I don't know if this was a kitchen issue or a server issue. In any case, a rare disappointment at Tower Oaks.

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JR
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been enjoying the meals and the times at Tower Oaks Lodge for many years - probably since it opened. The food has always been good, the ambiance excellent, the service impeccable and the times very enjoyable, from two to twenty people in our party and whatever occasion and whatever room they have chosen to seat us. Definitely high on our Favorites List!!

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