Towson Tavern

4.4
605 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Towson Tavern offers an ever evolving Seasonal Menu featuring unique American regional cuisine and serving a premium line of wine and spirits as well as a craft beer selection. We also have complementary valet parking.

*Please enjoy Wine Down Wednesdays with us featuring half priced bottles.
*Happy hour Monday-Friday from 4:00-7:00 at the bar. Half priced top-shelf cocktails, wines by the glass and all beers.
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vipFridayNightSpot
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood spot, fantastic cocktails and meal was high quality.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party. Great event! Great food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ordered both the Cod and Scallops, but the Scallops were a bit on the salty side for my tastes.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The NY Strip was good and so were the short ribs. I also enjoyed the Blood Orange Margaritas. Friendly waitress and clean restaurant.

LR
LorenaR
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm so happy to have chosen this restaurant, everything was amazing and they paid special attention to details, because was my boyfriend birthday and they gave us a unbelievable night!!!. All the staff were amazing and charmed.

TF
TeressaFree
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Dining experience was good. Ambiance and food very good. However, our waitress seemed a bit confused with the billing process without cause. It was explained to our waitress that the check should have been split among 2 separate credit cards and that did not happen. It was not until my friend and I left the restaurant that the error was discovered.

LB
LisaB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The Towson Tavern is very nice. Our waitress was very good but too busy. Our drinks went dry during dinner and that’s a pet peeve of mine. I don’t feel that should ever happen in a restaurant. Food was good but prices were a bit too high.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exquisite. I had one of the daily specials. The pan seared Halibut was cooked just perfectly. I’ll be going back to try other dishes soon. I have had the Filet before and it was just as good. What a treat!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was closed! WTF!

LM
LelahM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and service was extremely personal and speedy. Price was outrageous for what we got.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Entrees were ok. The apps were the best part. Service was slow. We were left waiting for our check for half an hour.

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KirstynW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the Towson Tavern this past Sunday ! We got the brussel sprouts, fried green tomatoes and bacon wrapped scallops for apps which were all DELICIOUS. And then split a burger and the beet salad for entrees. The beet salad was by far the best salad I have had in a very long time. The burger was cooked perfectly and the bacon jam on top was drool worthy.
We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food , great staff . Recommend for parties of 4

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

This was my second time coming here but my fiancé’s first time. The food is always spectacular I never have any issues pertaining to that. However, this time my service was a bit Mediocre. I had two different people serving me so I’m not sure which one was our actual server . We placed our order for our meals and drinks but after receiving the food nobody came back to check for refills, if the meal was okay or anything. The manager was walking around so I able to flag him down to ask for what I needed. Great food but ok service, customer service is everything! It’s what brings the guest back every time.

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SteffanM
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sean the GM was awesome, checked in on us and really went over and above on the service. Spike the waiter was knowledgeable and gave insight to the menu and we really enjoyed his recommendations. Very friendly environment. Would recommend to anyone who wants great food in Towson/Baltimore area.

JS
vipJenS
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice dinner! Never sat in the side dining room and really enjoyed it, especially decorated for the holidays. We enjoyed our meal from drinks, to apps, to entrees. Our server was excellent and other staff/management came by to check in on us as well, which was nice! If they have the bacon wrapped scallops available when you go, order them!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice service, the Brussels sprouts were crispy and so tasty, that we had to have a 2nd order. Also enjoyed the appetizer crab cakes- we didn’t see the need in the bacon jam mix on the plate that each caked sat in, it was cold & flavors did not mix well but cakes were some of the best I’ve had. I am a shrimp & grits snob....I definitely recommend them. The fried green tomatoes the grits were places on was a creative & very compatible with this dish. I was pleasantly surprised. The sirloin was decent but the price reflected it.
Overall, very happy & would go back when we visit again.

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Foodie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender was amazing! Very hospitable and welcoming! The short rib was excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great juicy short ribs with horseradish sauce.
Burger outstanding

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Food was great! The atmosphere was great! Loved it!

J
vipJean
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to Covid, the restaurant was really quiet and safe for us to be on a date. Had a nice booth and a great waiter.
Our meals were wonderful. Topped the meal off with graham cracker ice cream and fresh brewed coffee. Yum!

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vipNone
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Don't bother. Terrible service. Order messed up. Food mediocre.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The outdoor area is great during these COVID times. Very good server. No issues - basically a great time.

DH
DebraH
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food there is AMAZING! Since the new chef came it has become a wonderful dining experience!

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Stella
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

first time visit and what a pleasant surprise - helpful, attentive staff, nice surroundings and the food was delicious! Best gazpacho ever! Sat outside for social distancing purposes and shade and fans made it ok despite the heat. Pleasant experience - will return.

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Firenza
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Location is within walking distance within the Towson area. If you drive tger is valet parking.

MP
vipMichaelP
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Warm, Friendly and excellent food creations. Can be lively from a sound level standpoint

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks all points covered. All staff in place and on point. Made for an attentive yet customer centric experience.

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vipScott
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We have eaten at Towson Tavern and love the food. Friday night's dinner was no exception as the food was very good and presentation was great. The only downside was being seated near the bar which was so loud it was difficult to carry on a conversation at our table. Will certainly request to be seated in their separated dining area next time.

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Jackson
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I took my girlfirend here for valentines day the past two years. The food is very good and it has a good environment. Definitely fancy enough to provide a romantic evening, however, nothing over-the-top. I do have a few complaints, while the service is pretty good, the food seems to take unusually long to be served, but that is my opinion. The menu is also VERY limited, offering about 8 entrees to choose from (at least that's how the valentines day menu was). Other than that, I am sure you will find the food to be worth it, they have great steaks and seafood and an outrageous wine selection.

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rlfrank
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for Valentine's dinner. Our first time there, but friends recommended it. Wow are we happy we went! Our table was ready on time for our reservation. We arrived early, so spent some time at the bar (Say: "Happy hour"). The food was incredible, service was great' We will definitely return.

AD
vipAmyD
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Delicious food. Good service especially considering it was Valentine’s Day.

JM
vipJMA3
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Love this place! Great food and service! Dining room lights could be dimmer for a better ambiance!

EH
ErinH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Our waiter was unfriendly and even seemed to be annoyed that we didn’t all order alcohol during happy hour. He rarely checked on us and seemed to have an attitude when he did. We called in advance to ask about happy hour and then when we arrived we got two different stories about the specials. But the worst was the service.

HB
vipHBPL
Baltimore
99 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It had been a while since we last dined at the Towson Tavern. The service was friendly and informative, we had a nice table tucked away from the bar, and the menu had several selections that made us think hard about what to eat. Give the portabella pizza and mussels a try. We'll dine at the Towson Tavern again.

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Boomer
Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome dinner. Server was the best, attentive, funny, and accommodating to a 10 yo. Food was excellent. We will be back.

M
Maureen
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We started with a salad and I'm so glad we did. They have several salad options which allowed my husband and I to each get something different. It was a bit pricey, but very fresh and not your boring house salad. I had the braised short ribs, which were very tender. I'm not typically a meat and white potato eater, but I figure a few times a year is ok. My husband had the shepherd's pie which was a special for restaurant week, but he just ordered the entrée, not the 3-course option. He was fond of it and it was enough for each of us to have leftovers the next day. It was rather slow for a Friday night as I'm guessing most students can't afford to eat here.

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vipPDiane
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandi, our server, was a delight! The food was fantastic! One of my 2 favorite places to dine in Towson.

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vipLuv2eat
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed our Sunday Brunch! Food was great!

ND
NatashaD
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great weekly specials. Need more variety on menu a of red meat and pork items.

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Towson Tavern is rated 4.4 stars by 605 OpenTable diners.

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