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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, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Tower Oaks Lodge Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (176)
Good for Birthdays (138)
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Good for a Date (129)
Good for Anniversaries (127)
Casual (123)
Cozy (113)
Good for Groups (108)
Neighborhood Gem (108)
Comfort Food (97)
Worth the Drive (94)
Great for Brunch (89)
Sunday Lunch (87)
Seasonal (82)
Bar Seating (80)
Business Meals (74)
Fun (69)
Happy Hour (69)
Creative Cuisine (69)
Quiet Conversation (65)
Romantic (64)
Fit for Foodies (55)
Vibrant Bar Scene (47)
Scenic View (44)
Kid-friendly (41)
Authentic (36)
Local Ingredients (36)
Late-night Find (35)
Healthy (34)
Disabled Access (33)
Pre/post Theatre (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Notable Wine List (25)
Good Vegetarian Options (21)
Hot Spot (16)
Quick Bite (15)
Great Beer (14)
Afternoon Tea (13)
People Watching (13)
Afternoon Coffee (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Paleo Friendly (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Live Sports (4)
Tapas (4)
Live Music (2)
Organic (2)
Vegan (2)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 13 hours ago

We dine here at least once a week and our favorite server makes all the difference in the world. Takes it from 3-4 stars to 5 stars consistently. Great service makes all the difference so when you experience this please let your server know,remember them when the check comes amd let restaurant managent know. Great servers deserve our thanks and praise.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 20 hours ago

Wonderful brunch! The service was excellent. We had a lovely view out the window for our meal. The server was attentive, had great manners, and provided prompt service. The kitchen staff timed the starter and entrees well. Great Job! Thank You!

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·Dined a day ago

Incredible! Has been a favorite for years!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Enjoyed our dinner at Tower Oaks very much ! Food delicious and service excellent! One of our favorite places to celebrate special occasions as well as dine out with friends!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Food, service and ambiance were all great.! No complaints.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Server took our orders and we didn’t see him again until it was time to order desserts. Someone else brought our appetizers, our entrees, and refilled our drinks. Server left dessert menus and disappeared for a long time before taking our dessert orders. When the server was available he was good, but we felt a little neglected.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Fun. Perfect table.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Crab cake was delicious as always. Service is always excellent

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

The ambiance at Tower Oaks is superb -- worth a visit if you only want to have a drink at the bar. But the menu is varied and the food is really good -- the NY strip is thick, juicy and flavorful and I love the grilled calves liver. Our waiter, John L, was superb -- friendly and attentive. Valet parking is free. The only flaw as that we were kept waiting for 20 minutes to be seated by a front desk guy who forgot us, but that has never happened at the Lodge before. Go. Enjoy.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 4 days ago

I just love the place. Go there when I can. About 5 or 6 times a year. I would go more but live too far away. Perfect place for any get together.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Just what we needed and hoped for

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Had a lovely Valentines Day dinner. Seated at a ideal corner booth in the Tack Room. Food was delicious and the service was excellent. Escaped paying less than $150 for two including dessert, wine and tip. All told Clydes at Tower Oaks has tremendous ambiance without being pretentious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 4 days ago

Valentines da

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

It was Valentine's day, so the bar and dining room were crowded, but the service was still excellent, as was the food. The noise level in the bar made conversation somewhat difficult but was not overwhelming. Overall it was a great experience on on of their busiest days.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s Day date. Server was great, seating for reservation was prompt. Service was faster than usual. In and out in about an hour with a happy girlfriend.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s Day dinner

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Delicious Valentine's Day dinner of oysters, haddock, trout, and shared apple crisp for dessert. We were in a cozy booth in the back of the Adirondack Room near the fireplace. Our server was perfect, knowing when to be attentive when we needed it and leaving us alone when we wanted it. Great experience.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

We enjoy the atmosphere with white lights decorating the building and live violin music inside. The food and service were good. It was crowded, but not too noisy on Valentine’s Day.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Our family had a great Valentine's Day dinner at Clyde's Tower Oaks. We applaud the chef's flexibility in preparing a vegetarian version of our entree by leaving out the meat. Our waitress was pleasant, and even though we had to sit in the bar, we still enjoyed our evening.

The new manager, Anthony, introduced himself, and asked if we were enjoying ourselves. We were treated as welcome guests, and will be back.

Although we have gone to Tower Oaks for about 15 years, we had some bad experiences last year. We had unfortunate experiences with a very rude waiter and waitress on two separate occasions, and stopped frequenting Clyde's. However, because Tower Oaks Lodge was the only restaurant with an opening at dinner time, it was our only choice for Valentine's Day. We are happy that Clyde's has hired some good people again. We had a good Valentine's celebration.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Tower oaks lodge is my favorite restaurant. It never let's me down. The food is excellent!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service as always! Loved the half priced oyster happy hour special. Husband loves the selection with the exotic & fancy af oysters. The lamb shank special was amazing & fell off the bone. The brownie sundae was to die for!!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Even though it was a busy Valentine night, service was good and the food was great, from the shrimp cocktail, steak, to the brownie sunday for dessert!

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was great except the table we were sat at was very small and the chairs were very uncomfortable. We asked for a booth but were unable to get one. There were a few empty when we sat down and eventually the filled up but those people could have sat at the table we were sat at.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

The staff was super friendly and the food was good. Will definitely go back.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Your restaurant is nestled in a great neighborhood and have ample of parking. So fortunate to have an elegant restaurant near my house. And the bar is superb . Your staff is very congenial

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals
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·Dined 5 days ago

The food is not as good as usual. Does the restaurant have a new chef?

Tags: Casual
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·Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely wonderful evening from start to finish. Half price wine, delicious bread, and amazing entrees! Our waitress was very attentive and made the evening perfect.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a very good meal and very good service. However, we were seated in the Tack room where we normally enjoy the ambiance but on this particular evening, 2/13/2018, the background noise level was so loud we couldn't hear each other and my wife had a headache by the time we left. I think the noise level was the cumulative effect of many people trying to talk loud enough to be heard which in turn caused others to have to speak louder. The wooden wall paneling and ceiling are beautiful but it the room could use more sound absorbing material.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Tower Oaks is always a treat even when it is not lobster month.

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Another happy customer! Great lunch and a wonderful server (don't know her name, but you know our reservation number - we ate in a booth in the Great Room). My friend particularly loves the calves' liver, and when it was not listed on the menu, she was quite disappointed; however, we asked our server who said the liver is one of the dishes that is generally available, even when not on the menu. She checked the kitchen, and indeed it was. I had the duck confit -butternut squash salad - outstanding! We talked and lingered and were never rushed in any way. Only small complaint - had asked for a booth by the window, but was seated in a booth on the aisle. Otherwise just a marvelous afternoon delight.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

I love this restaurant. My only complaint, which is my usually complaint at restaurants, is the constant clearing of dishes and bringing the bill right away. It makes us feel rushed. When we go to a nice restaurant like this we want to linger and have a relaxing meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was good as usual. Filet Mignon was very good but I thought a bit pricey.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Much improved over last visit here Food was excellent and Server David was outstanding!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

We enjoyed another great dining experience at Tower Oaks Lodge this week. The gathering was to celebrate a birthday & to just be together with 4 friends that I worked with for many years. We always have a great time when we meet here for lunch & it has been our "go-to" place for lunch all this time with absolutely no reason to ever look for a different place to meet. We always enjoy the food, & the service & ambiance are excellent. Thanks Tower Oaks for doing such a great job all these years!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

The midday salads are not quite up to where they were. There seems to be some experimenting by the Chef, and it isn't working.

The Crab soup was great, but the salad I ordered sounded appealing, but it could have been dressed more interestingly. I don't remember the name but it had chopped broccoli , bacon and cheese and a shirred egg which were fine , but the small boiled potatoes didn't add anything. I left them.
My companion had the duck confit salad which he found very disappointing and left more than half of it. We both like Clyde's and will return, but will order with more care.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Clyde's is always good value and a good place to be with friends. Thanks.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We have gone to Tower Oaks for more than 10 years on a regular basis and used to enjoy both the food and the casual ambiance. While the ambiance remains the same and is great for families of all ages, in the past two years, the menu has changed and the food quality has significantly declined, even over things I regularly get. The wait for drinks when ordering as part of dinner is becoming longer and longer, suggesting additional bartenders are needed to sustain the volume. This time I ordered the chicken radiatore, which despite having various vegetables in it, came out as one big green mess with the pesto overwhelming all other tastes. And although it was abundantly clear that I did not like it (the waiter even asked me, as most was still in my plate), no offer to replace it with something else as many restaurants do, was ever made. This restaurant will no longer be part of our "go to" places. Significant improvements in food quality need to be made.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

After multiple work and social visits, i introduced the wife and kids. It is their new favorite place to eat.
Great food, excellent service and, while not cheap, doesn't feel like you are getting robbed at gun point.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We went during Brunch this time and were seated in the Jockey room which was almost full and tremendously noisy where we sat. We could barely hear each other talk. Perhaps if we were seated in the back against the wall near the fireplace the noise might have been a bit less. Service was very slow and not up to par. Asked for bread with my omelet and told that they only served coffee cake for brunch . We typically go later and that never happened before. In our opinion , all in all did not measure up to other times we have been there. ut will go again at the later time.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We asked window seat and did not get the table we wanted

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