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Date
Fri, 4/20
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9:00 PM
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Tower Oaks Lodge

4.5
6469 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 4:30pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 4:30pm
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Phone number
(301) 294-0200
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeff Eng
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Private party facilities
Semi-private cocktail parties in the Saranac Bar
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Private party contact
Kathleen Carbonaro or Any Manager : (301) 294-0200
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wootten Parkway
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Parking details
Street parking also available. Complimentary valet parking offered Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
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Public transit
Bus 81, Monday - Friday until 7:30pm
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Gift Card
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 6469 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

I've always had excellent food and service here. It is my go-to choice for special occasions and out of town visitors.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

an excellent choice for brunch. The only negative was what they call try to positively spin as an "energetic" noise level, a euphemism for WAY TOO NOISY. It is impossible to hear what anyone who isn't sitting right next to you says, and even the people next you are hard to hear sometimes. There must be something queer about the acoustics. Granted, this is worst when the place is full which it usually is, but still, something should be done. This would not be good to go on a date or to have a reunion of friends with whom one actually wants to talk to.

Also, the slice of birthday cake was appreciated.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Birthday ....,,....,,,,,,,,,,,,

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Love the place. Excellent service all around and a special thank you as I made a reservation for the wrong date. The staff did not even blink and made sure we were seated. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Tower Oaks never fails to satisfy. Food is consistently delicious, service is always professional and with your choice of ambiance in a lodge type setting what more could you ask? Great for date night in the bar or dinner in front of one of 3 fireplaces. Hunt Room provides a hit of elegance for those so disposed. But go for the food!

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

As always, Tower Oaks Lodge made for a fun and delicious 75th birthday brunch for my lifelong and best friend. Our service was outstanding.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We found the greeter at the front desk had very poor bedside manners. There was an unfriendly and not welcoming, military-like inquiry about arrival of all guests for the table. No one at the front desk had a smile or exuded any cordiality. It was not a holiday and throughout brunch we noted many surrounding empty tables. A more laidback attitude for a casual Saturday brunch seems a better approach. That said, our server was fabulous and accommodating. It may have just been an off day. Previous visits have been much more pleasant.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food and service was great. Everyone thought their meals were delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We love Tower Oaks and come at least 2-3 times a month, between reservations, last minute showing up, and bar seats, this was probably at the bottom of our experiences. We were seated right when we arrived and greeted by our server right away. We generally knew what we wanted so we placed our orders with him within two minutes. It was a Friday night but did not seem overly crowded. Our appetizer came out over 20 minutes later, and was missing a side of carrots/celery that we asked for. Then it took an additional 20 minutes after we finished our app to get our meal. I was very hungry so I was not so happy with how long it took (which is unusual for Tower Oaks).
Finally, when ordering my husband asked for mashed potatoes instead of the sweet potatoes that came with his dish, and an extra side of the mac and cheese. When our bill came out we were charged for both the mashed potatoes and mac and cheese as a "signature side" meal which was an additional $12, instead of the $5 (or so) for the extra side of mac and cheese.

Our server was really nice about the time and the errors but it left a bad experience. We will be back but I hope that it is back to the usual wonderful experiences.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

I love the Adirondacks theme at the Lodge. I feel it is a very special place to go. The food is delicious and prices are reasonable

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3.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Average quality food, overpriced - paying $20 for one crab cake is way too much

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Only complaint about this wonderful restaurant is that some side items ( e.g. bread rolls) are only available for dinner and not for lunch.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Met with a friend I hadn't seen in a while. We were in the back in a booth. We spent almost 3.5 hours there eating and catching up. Our server was very good. Around when we needed him, away while we were talking. The food is consistency good there. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Great fish

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

I've been to other Clyde's before, some a great, some are not so, but this one is a real gem. I loved everything about it, starting from the beautiful entrance gate. The exterior and interior are very nice, the food is just great, service is very friendly, and the prices are amazingly moderate. We came for pre-theater dinner, and then we returned for dessert after the theater.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

I had perhaps the best French Dip I have ever enjoyed. Flavorful, loaded with sauted onions and a salad vice the standard fries. A spinach artichoke dip was shared and was outstanding. To top it all of, our waiter Felix, was anticipating every thought and had a personality to match his attention to detail. We will be back.

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2018

While my meal mates dinners were good mine was cold and tasteless. It was the hot turkey sandwich. The decor needs freshening and cleaning. I’m sorry to see this place deteriorate.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Service is always excellent! I had a crab cake and pear & blue cheese salad. Perfect. And my husband had the beef stew - couldn’t finish all the mashed potatoes! We always enjoy our meals 🎯

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

I had my dozen oysters as usual and the Brunswick Stew. I am pleased it's stew time.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Yummy! Food was delicious. Desserts were wonderful!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

I have been to Clydes at Tower Oaks and have been pleased with each meal, the setting/ambience, and the service. I have requested certain seating and each time, my request has been honored which I very much appreciate. Great spot for any meal, not just lunch. Highly recommend with a diverse menu and warm atmosphere too.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

This restaurant is like warm comfort food on a chilly day. Love the ambiance, food, and service.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Clyde's usually doesn't disappoint, but this time it was close. It started as we were being seated. The host (zero personality) led us to our table and held out our menus in silence. After realizing we were supposed to take the menus and pass them around to the six people at our table, we obliged. He turned and mumbled "Enjoy your meal" as he walked away. Half our table was seated where the setting sun shone so brightly, they were practically blinded. When we mentioned this to the waiter, rather than offer us another table, he said "Unfortunately there is nothing we can do. There are no blinds on the windows. It will get better in about 20 minutes." My son's silverware was crusted with old food and his water glass had a 2 inch crack in it. Luckily, once we got past all those obstacles, the waiter proceeded to give us good service and the food was delicious as always. The ambiance, warm and comfortable, is also one of the reasons I enjoy dining at Clyde's.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food is slightly above average and while the brunch menu isn't super creative, it does offer something for everyone. My mother in law ordered the ham, cheddar, and spinach quiche but the one they brought out looked more like a southwest quiche and was too spicy for her to eat. When we called the server's attention to it, he went back to the kitchen and brought out the right one. French toast, Belgian waffles, and kids pancakes all met (but did not exceed) expectations.

The biggest problem we had was with our table. We had four adults, one elementary aged child, and one infant in a carrier. They seated us at a 6-person booth with long benches. I had to be on the one end to care for the baby. Unfortunately, my mother in law just had knee replacement surgery and can't scoot into a long booth and my father in law has several orthopedic issues (as well as a bit of a belly) and couldn't fit into the booth without significant pain. I returned to the host stand to ask if there were any non-booth options and was told no, however, as I walked back to my table, I saw several other tables that could accommodate our group that were empty. They offered to bring a chair to the end of the table so my father in law could sit there but then the baby would have had to be away from us and we would have 3 people on one side of the booth, 1 person on the other side of the booth, and 1 person at the head of the table. Eventually, my father in law just squeezed in but was in pain for most of the meal and didn't really enjoy it.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Loved everything - pork chops, crab cake, marinated brick chicken, apple crisp, chocolate ganache cake -but the coffee. Bitter, even with cream and sugar.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Thank you for another great meal at the Tower Oaks Lodge. My family and I always have fun here because we know the food and the services are consistently excellent. Two thumbs up for the crème brulee.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Great place for family meals, particularly good kids menu (salmon, pb&j, etc.), solid service, and interesting drinks.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Our waiter, Bruce, was the best!

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

I had the beef stew, which was excellent, but miss the meatloaf, the liver&onions, and the iceberg wedge salad of past menus.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Colby was amazing! He exhibited everything I look for in a server exceptionally. We stayed a bit longer than we normally would-unbeknownst to anyone, my mother, daughters and myself were celebrating my late father’s birthday. Colby never rushed us or made us feel like we overstayed our welcome. He assisted us multiple times with wifi login, menu questions (I wanted old menu items) and kept the entire meal moving seamlessly. His extensive menu and hospitality knowledge was a breath of fresh air. Thank you, Colby and Clyde’s for an amazing evening out!

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Tower Oaks Lodge is a great neighborhood restaurant. It can fill any reason for going out to dinner, from meeting friends, Sunday Brunch, or a nearby place to dine. They do a great job in providing a variety on their menu and the ambiance is very nice. Definitely will continue to dine there.

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3.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Service was slow

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

This was a return to a great place. The food, ambiance and location meet our needs.
We celebrated a 30 year friendship with a special birthday. My friend is moving to Albuquerque, NM in the next 6 months. Alll was well except that the waiter kept coming over an asking if we needed any thing. NO, we wanted to talk...
My fish entree was not cooked to meet my "no jell" need. I sent it back and still could only eat part of it. Took it home to cook.

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2.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Several issues: the table had not been cleaned properly. The food was served lukewarm. There to celebrate a coworker birthday and the atmosphere was just horrible. It must have been screaming baby night, I felt bad for folks who were seated too closely to one family that had a toddler who seem to scream every 5 minutes. For what we spent we were have been better off going somewhere else..

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Excellent, as always. Such a great setting and wonderful food.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Excellent as usual. I had the pear salad with salmon--delicious. My friend had a cheeseburger and fries. Great, as usual.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Always come back. Wonderful dining. Our waiter last Wednesday was exceptional efficient, knowledgeable and friendly. Give him a bonus!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

As always, excellent service and delicious food. Love the ambiance. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

I love this place! I drive 2 hours to be there once each month, as many times as we can get together! The food selection is a wide range of delicious items. Usually, each of the 4 of us chooses something different and we are so happy with our selection. Their omelette and quiches are excellent ALL Staff are friendly, very welcoming and fun! Our server was very attentive... I never had to look for him to refill tea pot with hot water!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

It was quite noisy. I ordered haddock, which in the past has been wonderful, but this time
the haddock was very thin and a very small portion. I felt the kitchen had to scrape together
enough to provide my haddock dinner. The other three meals served to our companions were excellent.

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