Tower Oaks Lodge

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7769 reviews
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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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G
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The food wasn’t as good as it used to be. Very disappointing. The server was very stressed and she seemed to be taking it on the customers. I am so sorry it used to be one of my favorite places to go.

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

We had a lovely dinner with 8 family members. Celebrating two 97th birthdays and a 94th birthday. The total ages of three people at the table was 288 years. The children and grandchildren made up the other 5 guests. We shared appetizers and desserts - a bottle of wine but had individual entrees. Everyone said: Best birthday celebration ever!

MG
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

This restaurant is not meeting Clyde's standards. Food is below mediocre. Softshell crab was over-salted. French fries were dry and over-salted. It is the first time ever eating at Clyde's and getting such terrible fries.
Interior and ambiance are great.

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

Everything was nice. No complaints

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

Clyde's Tower Oaks Lodge always delivers. The oysters are the freshest in town, maybe because they do such a brisk trade in shellfish. We always enjoy as well the handcrafted drinks from the bar. The calamari on this night was perfect, and the fried green tomatoes complimented the whole meal.

TM
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic atmosphere. Strong service. Great food!

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

Quality service, good food, and wonderful accommodations.

A
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

One of the reasons I go to Tower Oaks is because they do a good job of avoiding cross-contamination for those with food allergies. The kitchen is properly trained. Their food is very good and when I go with friends we always linger after our meal and talk. It is comfortable, good food, and usually good service. I will be back.

DA
Baltimore
139 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect business lunch spot. Joel was an outstanding server!

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mom really enjoyed her birthday meal!

S
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Another outstanding experience at the Lodge. Attentive, prompt service. Food comes out hot and always tastes great.

EW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Sunday Brunch with a great variety of menu items. Everything we ordered was A+ for presentation and taste.
Service was also excellent.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, service and value!!

DN
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated quickly. Greeted quickly and friendly. Excellent food and easy ability to talk between ourselves. Great service and knowledgeable waiter. Really good value. Enjoyed the evening.

HK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Very nice evening. Good food and terrific conversation with family together to celebrate a birthday.

A
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

We love Clyde’s consistency and quality and have been patrons in Rockville MD for many years. However we did notice some slippage during our recent visit. Not only have the lovely pewter water pitchers disappeared, but the table water was lukewarm. Second, the humus appetizer was a big disappointment , served with pita and only 4 green beans and no other veggies. We were told “it depends what is in season”! Aren’t carrots and celery always in season? We all agreed that Parker House rolls cannot replace the French bread. Finally, our roasted chicken and kale salad would have been more appetizing with a different dressing. The lemon vinaigrette had a strange “off” taste.
We will return but will be hoping for the great quality we have always experienced. The server was kind to remove the humus from our bill, but one customer definitely left hungry.

J
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good place to celebrate a birthday or to visit with friends

JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our waiter was friendly, helpful, and checked on us often. The food was delicious as usual. We enjoyed our get together at Clyde's.

S
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a family branch time at our favorite Tower Oaks.:6 adults + toddler +2 month old baby. Our server Andrew was great. He took care of all of us very quickly and professional. Thanks a lot Tower Oaks and Andrew!

AC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I don’t know what is the issue at Clyde’s but it is very inconsistent. Last year we went several times and on the third try, swore it off. A year later, we had 2 good experiences so thought perhaps there was turnover in staff and things improved. I went last week with my son and it was good. This time, we requested the oysters be steamed and they came out warmed on ice. And the odd things my they gave us 11 not the dozen we ordered. However, they did give us 3 oysters. Last week my son ordered the brisket and they served a healthy portion. Based on that I recommended it to my daughters’s boyfriend. It came with collards which were very gritty. The brisket portion was smaller. I had the salmon and it was good. You can order the same dish every time and it will be presented 4 different ways each time. The desserts were fine. This is a local restaurant and I wish it was consistent.

RE
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my all-time favorite restaurants! Every time I visit, I am seated at a different section of the restaurant (ambience is the same nevertheless), which brings variety into my experience. It is worth the hour-long drive.

NT
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The overall dining experience is still exceptional, however I have fears where things are headed. The newer waitstaff are not as friendly and attentive as the “old guard”, the water flasks are gone, and so are the constantly replenished water glasses, and now I guess the complementary bread is also a thing of the past. What’s next? Food quality? If so, you won’t have to worry about how much money you saved during each of our meals, because we’ll be dining elsewhere.

L
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The nachos were amazing! We tried the crab tower too - it was awesome. Molly was a great server. The room we were in had a lot of nice natural light and had the "lodgy" feel. I think it's a good place for a large group because there are so many seating options. We'll likely return.

CK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clifton , our server, was excellent!

AR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was impressed how fast they serve our order. This is our third time to eat here. I’m definitely coming back.

AB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never, ever gone wrong at Clyde's Tower Oaks. The food is always excellent, the service always impeccable.

JI
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Has been one of our favorites but this visit was somewhat disappointing as the portions are noticeably smaller and prices are higher. Ok if the value is there but not sure that’s the case presently. Service was excellent (Anileielle W). Favorites seem to be disappearing from the menu ... glad still able to get one of our favorite.
Also, miss the cold ice water we used to get !!!

LM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Had a brand new waiter... He was great. Food was not as good as I had hoped but it might just have been what I ordered. Would definitely try this restaurant again.

A
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food !! Great service

TH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Dining room is out dated . Big table in center of room is just unnecessary . Food was fair , nothing special . Service was good. They are riding on name only .

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

When asking if we can move from a booth to a table the host was very rude.

HB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful brunch. Service was excellent. Food was delicious. Enjoyed the view through the window of the Great Room. Thank you!

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Not a good experience this time in the dining room. Service was lax, server was inexperienced,
food was mismanaged--overall, a very disappointing time.

I
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super! The food was outstanding! Thank you CHEF!

The service was great. We got the Great Room we wanted!!!!

We were proud to show off the place to our guests :)

EV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Poor menu choices! My food Falafel sandwich was barely cooked. Surprisingly different experience from previous time ! What happened with this excellent restaurant ???? Anyone know ?

D
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was poor at best from start to finish and this was not a busy evening for this restaurant. Not all tables were full. It was though the good servers were on vacation and were replaced by new hires and under trained staff.
Too bad because we were a table of ten spending real money and was a special birthday celebration. One of the worst experiences we have had at any Clydes' restaurant.

JC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and our waiter was wonderful, he was very friendly and always smiling. Couldn't ask for better service.

BH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef at Tower Oaks Lodge is firing on all cylinders. Creative delicious meal. Peach & cheese soup. Amazing crab cakes served on a bed of creamed corn. Combine with impeccable service. Great deal.

S
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As always, Tower Oaks Lodge is the place to be. Friendly, courteous, always there for you and the food is outstanding.

RD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I do not like surveys that force you to write a review. Why can’t the selected answers suffice. My experience was great until this.

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