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About Tower Oaks Lodge

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.

2 Preserve Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

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

Cross Street:
Wootten Parkway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 294-0200

Website:
http://www.clydes.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking also available. Complimentary valet parking offered Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Public Transit:
Bus 81, Monday - Friday until 7:30pm

Executive Chef:
Jeff Eng

Private Party Facilities:
Semi-private cocktail parties in the Saranac Bar

Private Party Contact:
Kathleen Carbonaro or Any Manager : (301) 294-0200

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Tower Oaks Lodge Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (122)
Good for Birthdays (108)
Great for Lunch (105)
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Casual (101)
Good for a Date (97)
Good for Groups (92)
Good for Anniversaries (90)
Neighborhood Gem (90)
Comfort Food (83)
Cozy (78)
Sunday Lunch (75)
Great for Brunch (71)
Worth the Drive (67)
Business Meals (65)
Bar Seating (62)
Fun (62)
Happy Hour (60)
Seasonal (60)
Quiet Conversation (54)
Creative Cuisine (52)
Romantic (45)
Local Ingredients (42)
Scenic View (41)
Authentic (38)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Kid-friendly (31)
Disabled Access (31)
Vibrant Bar Scene (31)
Healthy (31)
Notable Wine List (24)
Late-night Find (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
People Watching (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Great Beer (17)
Hot Spot (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Live Sports (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Organic (2)
Vegan (2)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2011

Overall the Tower Oaks Lodge is very good...I think they have changed their menu, which is more customer friendly and they don't try and spice things up like they used to, which was very refreshing. We had made our reservations for 800p not knowing when my daughter's flight was going to get in. We arrived at 730p nad the place was PACKED. The Maitre D said that the time would probably be closer to our reservation time but he thought we could possibly get in sooner.....well by 830p we were still sitting. We knew there was a problem when they started handout food to people.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 24, 2011

You always get a great meal at a decent price.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2011

The food was great and the place looked great but we had a reservation for 7:30pm and were seated around 8:30pm only after we asked for an estimated of how much longer we had to wait. This caused issues with the schedule for the rest of the evening. We were close to leaving when we were finally seated. One has to wonder what advantage a reservation had. There was obviously something wring that night. Not a good experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2011

At tradition for the holidays. Had an early reservation and we were taken right in. Service was great, as we expect.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2011

Barbeque was delicious - but had to cut the sandwhich to eat -- not really a complaint. Steak (rare) and soft-scrambled eggs were
perfect. Fried oyster salad was exceptional - next time I could do without the hot sauce, lighter seasoning would be better. The soup
(pasta fagiole) was as good or better than most Italian shops.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2011

Food was ok. The fried chicken livers were overfried and dry. The crab quiche had too many shell fragments.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2011

Very good meal but maybe a few basics could be added to the menu as my wife who is a somewhat picky eater said she couldn't find anything on the menu she liked. But they accomodated her changes.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2011

A rip-off, frankly. My food was o.k., but the serving was small, not worth the price I paid for it. My dining companion's hamburger was steamed and not grilled. She said it tasted terrible. What the place has going for it is atmosphere and beauty. The place is lovely to look at, but I won't go there to eat again.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 22, 2011

Tower Oaks Lodge is one of our favorite restaurants. The menu always has enough choices to please everyone and the food is consistently good. The key word here is CONSISTENT! That's hard to maintain.

This week, in spite of the holiday parties and masses of people lunching & exchanging gifts and pleasantries, the food came out quickly. The hot food was hot and the cold food was cold. This is difficult to do when a place is packed with people waiting for tables.
Our server was a little slower than most, but we've had her before and know that she is like that.

May I recommend the "Pickled Jar" appetizer: 5 or 6 different seasonal fruits/veggies, each in its own mixture of pickling brine & spice. Yum!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 21, 2011

The food was very good and a decent value. The menu gives many options. We asked for a seat away from the bars and the noise level was acceptable although not low. We could hear each other talk, which has not always been the case when we've been too close to the bars. Service was excellent. All in all, I look forward to going again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2011

My friend and I always celebrate our birthdays with you. We request a table with Cliff - who is always superb.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2011

The setting in a wooded enclave, combined with the menu choices and excellent service, make you feel that you have left the city and entered another, better, world.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2011

My favorite appetizer was not available, so I tried a new one..:”Jarred Cassoulet” …..WOW! I am a great fan of the 5th taste class..SAVORY and this dish is the essence of savory… I could not have been more pleased. I have made this dish, myself, before ; but I won’t even consider trying to duplicate what this chef achived, MARVELOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2011

I absolutely love Tower Oaks and especially for dinner. The scenic view is the very best. I can not think of any restaurant that has the ambiance or scenic view that you have. I bought a friend there on Saturday; this was her first time dining with you and she was overly pleased.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2011

A beautiful restaurant, wonderful food and good service. It is high energy with a lot of bustling around.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2011

Valet Parking makes lunch hassle-free; online reservation enables swift seating; food is delicious; waiter is marvelous! Thoroughly enjoyed lunch in Clyde's at Tower Oaks Lodge

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2011

My only complaint is the parking. While the concept of valet parking is nice, is it really necessary in the suburbs? The traffic jam in the circle that spills out to the street is quite frustrating to those who just want to park their car and go in. Perhaps moving drop-off for valet parking down the street, would open up the circle for diners trying to get in. I ended up having to pay $8 once I found a space across the street as I could not even get into the lot.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 15, 2011

Need to preface my review by saying that I am a foodie-type, with high expectations when it comes to food and service. We chose this restaurant mainly due to proximity and our 1st experience had been positive. Went on a Thursday night, anticipating a nice, quiet ambience. Experience was the opposite, mainly due to a large number of parties. Conversing at the table required leaning forward to hear each other. Though our waiter was very friendly and courteous, wait time to order and receive our bill was long. Complimentary bread was room temperature and tasteless. Lump crab cake entree lacked flavor. Complimentary birthday dessert looked good, but taste was just ok.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2011

Good food, good service, nice ambiance and all this with a very good price-point. What else can you ask for?

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 11, 2011

The food and the service were very good. The Maryland Crab soup is worth the trip alone. Be aware if you are looking at their menus online, their selections and Prices are not always up to date. Went there expecting certain items only to find they weren't on the menu anymore and that the prices had changed on other items. Otherwise a very good dining experience.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2011

Two of four main courses were mediocre, at best. In fact, the Blackened Scallops were merely seared a bit and had to be sent back as they were cold on inside. the Parmesan trout was overly coated. Waitress seemed tired and non- friendly; she got one basic drink wrong & had never heard of a Brandy Manhattan & wanted to order me a regular Manhattan. Restaurant had its usual lights twinkling but fall thene w/ pumpkins not ver Christmas like.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2011

The pork chop was the best I ever had. Usually pork chop is dry, but this was very tender. I was served large portions so I was able to take some home. I had one of the wines that was suggested. It was an excellent pairing. The brownie sundae was very good, too. I shared with a friend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2011

Food is better than ever! Seemed more pricey than in the past.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2011

Top notch on a consistent basis. Great for special occasions.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2011

Food was great! So was the service. Glad they had valet parking, since the lots and street were full.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2011

Decor is very impressive. Had an overly-friendly waiter who did not listen very well and interrupted while we were talking to him. Annoying.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2011

Very attractive place (the main dining room). Free valet parking a nice touch. Oysters excellent, though a bit pricey. Food decent but not great and ditto for the wine list. But, for the 'burbs, a decent choice.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2011

please send ,me coupons for free appetizer or /& Free desserts...i am a frequent "eater"at this restaurant

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2011

Everything was excellent from valet parking to food and wine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2011

the food was ok,service was slow

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2011

The food at Clyde's restaurants is always fine. What makes this place fun is the ambience of the great western lodges. Brings back great memories of vacations to Glacier Park, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and dining at the restaurants in Old Faithful Inn, Many Glacier Lodge, etc! Fun!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2011

We wnet for breakfast, was 100% mouth watering great breakfast!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2011

One of our favorite local spots--reliable food, great ambiance, and well-trained servers.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2011

great ambience, good food. recommend a reservation parking is always an issue here - but they do have valet available

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2011

Food and service were very good.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2011

Always enjoy dining at Tower Oaks Lodge. Food is always good and the prices are rfesonable. Did not enjoy the back room behind the bar - too noisy and tables too close for staff to serve food easily.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2011

Mediocre food in a beautiful restaurant. reminds me of a cruise ship.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2011

Warm apple pie cold, meal cold,would not recommend

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2011

Love this place. I am never disappointed. Prices are great and the atmosphere is relaxing. The pursue and inside decorations lend well to the holiday season.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2011

Great place to get together with friends. Ambiance was wonderful and the food was delicious!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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