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Tower Oaks Lodge

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8423 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Outdoor dining - limited reservatiions and then first come, first served
Indoor Dining - reserve now
Carryout - Delivery and Pickup daily

Mask Usage
We know it is no fun to wear a mask while enjoying a night out, but our staff's safety is no laughing matter.
We require all guests to wear a mask while moving about the restaurant, and when speaking to Clyde's employees.
Masks have been a hot topic, with passionate views on all sides. With our team and their families' health at stake, we must err on the side of caution. We hope you will understand and look forward to the day, hopefully soon, when we can all throw our masks in the trash.

Support Tower Oaks Lodge during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 8423 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidE
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great outside dining on the porch to stay socially distanced.

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Paola JulietteI
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beatiful place!

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AnthonyR
New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place as always. Love the ambiance, service and food. A must

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get together

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CCar
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Outdoor searing here is well-spaced and in a lovely setting. Waitstaff are courteous, attentive, and well masked and gloved. The food is okay. My cream of crab soup was pretty much lacking crab but my calamari fra diavolo was crispy and had some nice additions like French fried lemon nd basil leaves. A great place to begin dining out again.

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JulieM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated outside under one of two tents adjacent to patio but on previous parking lot. The layout allowed plenty of social distance between tables and they had criteria in place requiring masks while being seated, moving to restroom and interacting with servers. There are plenty of trees and shrubs in the area so you do not feel like you are in a parking lot. Menu had plenty of choices but less than they had before covid when in full swing. That seems to be the case even when ordering for curbside and take out at many restuarants. Excellent lobster special and crab cakes and two generous desserts.

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vipSusanK
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a very enjoyable evening dining outside. The Maine lobster was delicious.

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vipsusans
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food!

JB
vipJayB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Sept. 15,2020

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vipPopoverKing
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The service was slow. I think the server had too many tables.

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JASONC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for late brunch, our food was cooked perfectly and the flavor combinations were excellent!
We really enjoyed the crab & artichoke dip and our entrees. The chicken & biscuits really impressed me.
The steak was cooked perfectly med-rare with steak & eggs...delicious!
Tower Oaks is my go-to, always solid.

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vipROBERTP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, Food and Atmosphere were excellent. I would highly recommend!

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PeterR
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Yes the only issue is small portions compared to what used to Clydes6

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vipFoodGuy
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good crab cakes and salmon entrees were had on the porch where the tables were well spaced and the service was just right. The brownie with ice cream was also a nice ending.

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AngieM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tower Oaks Lodge has been one of our favorites for years, and it was our choice for our first meal out since March! Their outdoor seating is lovely, and we were impressed with their sanitation and distancing processes. The food, as always, was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

They did a great job making the outdoor space look nice and feel safe.

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TinaH
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a very good evening & protocol was very good & so was my lobster.
Our waiter was very good

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Ellen
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The lobster was excellent as were the fries, although they were only lukewarm at the time they were served. The drinks were excellent. I had Prosecco. Service was excellent.

We are outside and the tables were properly spaced. My only complaint was the number of bees flying around and landing on the table. This is hard to completely avoid, but perhaps management could spray when guests are not present.

I would not hesitate to go back, especially while they are still serving lobster!

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NaomiP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had brunch with friends. Good dining experience overall. Good service, Covid precautions and food was good as well.

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vipKayH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyable. Tower Oaks is doing its best to provide a safe venue.

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Stan
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A perfect way to celebrate my birthday in these trying times. The lobster was magnificent and the service was outstanding.

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RitaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the lobster which was excellent along with sautéed spinach. The cole slaw was missing though. Had an excellent glass of Prosecco and some wonderful cheesecake for dessert. Our sweet waitress Cindy was excellent.

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Juanfra50
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took advantage of the Lobster special. Food was awesome. My wife left her purse and they returned it intact.
We try to eat-here at least twice a month. We were celebrating the Naturalization of a friend and the swordfish was spectacular!! Love it here!!

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TammyG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Dinner was good. It was nice to be able to eat outdoors.

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vipPeterB
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was my second trip to Tower Oaks during the pandemic. It is nice to see them trying to accommodate during these times. 4 of us sat outside under a tent set up in the parking lot. This was enjoyable except for the slight humidity which they had no control over. Kudos to our server who did a great job taking care of us and anticipating our needs. All the staff were masked and gloved and professional. That is one reason we came back, I feel management is taking the pandemic seriously and providing protection for staff and guests alike.
The food was wonderful as always. I know they have to limit their menu, but I miss a few things on the appetizer side. I hope they come back sooner than later.
All 4 of us had a wonderful time, but I will probably sit indoors next time.

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italianainmd
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was our first time in a restaurant since the pandemic began. We were seated in the outdoor tent and that was fine. As one of our party is disabled, it would have been nice if the benches at the entrance to the tent had been kept dry during the earlier rain shower because they were unavailable due to being soaking wet. Thanks for a nice time out.

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vipBeth
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch! Food & service outstanding. The grilled Atlantic salmon was delicious. We dined in the tent. See you soon!

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Becky
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BLT is outstanding! I have been three times in the last month just to have it.
Can't wait for their lobster specials!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely safe outdoor lunch in a beautiful setting next to a koi pond with a waterfall. Our server was delightful and attentive. Our salads were delicious.

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TexanCiCi
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It seems very safe to eat at Tower Oaks Lodge. The server was accommodating and attentive. My "half chicken" was a bit overcooked but the spinach and fingerling potatoes were good. Love the decor at TO.

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LisaG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tower Oaks always does an excellent job. Their new outdoor seating is lovely and I hope they keep it up!

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JayB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decor is interesting; food was good; service was great. I love this restaurant.

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wendyg
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect setting, good basic food & service was great! My new go to place.

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DSC23
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good and it's an interesting place but service was substandard. Drinks took forever, had to wait 15 minutes for the waiter to come check on us after food arrived. Burger and fries came with no mustard or ketchup as requested so now it's getting cold. Extra dressing never came either.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even through Covid, Clyde's still does a great brunch. Great food as usual, the only issue was no breakfast bread! Seriously great job.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Our server was excellent! Very attentive and friendly. Eating outside by the pond was lovely. The food was not as good as we had in the past. The quality seemed to have decreased.

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vipAnnS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the terrace next to the koi pond. A lovely settings and great food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews