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About Towson Tavern

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.

516 York Road
Towson, MD 21204
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
Dinner Only Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
Sheely Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 337-7210

Website:
http://www.towsontavern.com/

Catering:
Please contact us about catering your private event.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet starting at 5 pm

Executive Chef:
Tyson Spangler

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour at the Tavern every weekday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, 50% off call cocktails, beer as well as select glasses of red and white wine.

Wine Down Wednesdays. Featuring half priced bottles of wine from 4:00 to 10:00.

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Towson Tavern can accommodate all of your special event needs.

Towson Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Good for Groups (10)
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Good for Birthdays (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Business Meals (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Authentic (4)
Fun (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great Beer (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Cozy (3)
Healthy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Romantic (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

We had heard good things about the Towson Tavern but were terribly disappointed. Fried oysters were way overcooked. Pasta dish was something we could have gotten at Bertucci's for half the price. Beet salad was unimpressive. Server was friendly but forgot our one side order. There are too many other better restaurants in the area so save yourself the trip.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine's Day dinner with my husband and the service was really congenial, but slow. The steak and cake was excellent so it made up for the wait. I would come back, anticipating the wait, it would be fine.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Liked dining options, casual bar area vs white tablecloth dining. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Delicious food and libations with ample choices to satisfy most palates. Leave room for the bread pudding with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce! Sweet last minute find. Will venture back.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I loved it me and my friends enjoyed everything from the atmosphere , food and drinks love it will be back very soon

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We have had great food at Towson Tavern on two occasions. HOWEVER, the service here can be spotty. Our first dining experience was great, with a great server, who was a bit overwhelmed by multiple tables, but did well.

On our 2nd and more recent visit on 1/26/18, we made reservations for a Friday evening at 645PM. My wife & I arrived a little early, and the hostess delayed seating us and disappeared for about 10 minutes. Then, the hostess kept trying to seat us in the noisy bar area, and we twice had to ask her to put us in the quieter restaurant section (we were having dinner with friends). About a half and hour into being there, I get repeated cell phone calls from this SAME hostess wanting to know if we are going to SHOW UP for our reservation. Like WTF??? I finally went to the hostess stand to inform her that we had been seated for nearly 40 minutes already. Our waiter seemed to be completely distracted by something. While he did well with our drinks and apps, the dinners got mixed up. We took our time with dinner and chatted quite a bit. While not having finished eating dinner, we asked for coffee for two of us. That never showed up. As he was cleaning the table, he hands us the bill, WHICH WE HAD NOT YET REQUESTED!!! He never brought the coffee, and never asks if we want dessert (which we did). When he finally comes to the table (after we have had to get up and get another server to go get him), we ask for dessert menus. FIFTEEN MINUTES LATER, he shows up with these menus. Needless to say, we had had it with him at this point. We just paid and left, and left minimal tip. The surprising thing with this entire experience was that the Towson Tavern was only about 1/3 full. There were A LOT of empty tables in there. The Towson Tavern Hostess and Server ruined the occasion, despite the good food.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I had never been to the Towson Tavern and was extremely happy with the food, service and ambiance. I met up with some friends (former co-workers) and it was the perfect place to catch up for lunch. My bet is that it's a great spot for happy hour and dinner too.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

My wife and I had a great night! This restaurant seems to be bringing a little dignity and casual fine dining back to Towson.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on January 10, 2018

11 of us ate here in Jan 2018 and we all had the most amazing food. The starters were excellent and we all said the mains were among the best food we have had. Great service too. Wine Wednesday is 50% off wine under $100.
Excellent all round!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We came in to celebrate my birthday, it was a table of 4. From the minute we opened the door we felt warmly welcomed. The host was polite and friendly. Sally our server was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable and made great recommendations. As far as the food goes we were all blown away. The other couple we were with are extreamly picky and they loved everything. Chef Josh is truly one of the best in the game. If you haven’t had a chance to go I highly recommend it. Why go to the city when you have Towson Tavern.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very good food. Half the restaurant is white table cloths and quiet. The other half is a well done bar.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This was our second Christmas Eve there. Last year was fine. This year was the food was so bad it was sad. Steaks raw, lamb chops small and burned, potatoes not cooked, etc. The waitress knew what was going on in the kitchen and didn’t care. Shawn, the GM, did his best to recuse the situation...... but it was a joke. I hope the brothers can get it straight. Start with a new kitchen staff!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Good was good but service was bad. It wasn't even busy. GM checked on us and was apologetic. Our waiter snapped to it after that.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was not good, and was overpriced for what you received. The feel in the room off the main room is terrible. It is like you are ostracized from the rest of the group. The menu generally needs to be reconsidered.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We loved the food but service was slow to having to hunt down our server.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Held our office holiday party here. Amazing time and food. Great service! Loved it!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Lots of special things on this menu; Appetizers of lamb meatballs & tuna tartare are not to be missed. Main courses of steak and cast iron chicken are amazing. Menu is seasonal and local- and really worth the trip. The chef has talent for sure; the bar needs a better program to match the food.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Had a post-Thanksgiving family get together. Group of 5. After our experience I would say that it went VERY WELL and everyone left satisfied. That is a feat considering we had couple people in our group who very rarely try anything new and are very picky. The menu was great because it had plenty of new and exciting things to try but also some simple classic dishes that made it easy to find something for everyone. In particular, the HOG WINGS were a table favorite. Scallops and Grits were another hit - the scallops were huge! I had the Pork Bolognese and loved it. The atmosphere on the dining side of the restaurant was great because it is a little more subdued than the bar side so it was perfect and had really lovely decor. I'd definitely go back again soon!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Organic, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fun, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Casual, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Way to overpriced, never seen cream of corn served w crab cakes, or some black charred plantain I think it was. Crab cakes were dry.

Tags: Live Sports, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Service was terrible. Food was average/below average for some items. Soup came out cold, steak frites was not impressive, Caesar salad was good

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was absolutely delicious! Service good and ambience was very nice too! We loved it!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 17, 2017

First timer to Towson Tavern. Had a business lunch interview and the experience was great. Service was fantastic, and not to invasive to allow for conversation. Noise level was appropriate for lunch conversation. Sandwiches were hearty and reasonably priced. Shrimp salad was delicious.

Only downside is parking. However, lots are ample and close by so we found a lot with an open spot with a short walk.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 13, 2017

An upscale local find! Fresh, clean architectural style, professional servers/ support staff, valet parking: as to menu, very creative offerings, meats, pasta , salads, can be prepared gluten free . Small plates, share items, and full entrees were all quality ingredients attractively presented. Try the Duck Fat popcorn appetizer. Quality wine glasses and china for a local "pub"/ dining room a plus.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We loved every part of our experience, can't wait to go back. Also the chef is truly one of the best!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We have been long time diners at Towson Tavern and this was the first disappointing experience we had. Appetizers and salad was lovely. Both my husband and I ordered the short rib. Sadly it very dry and bland. We left most on our plates...odd that the server did not even notice...

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a lovely meal at Towson Tavern. Our server, Sally (sp?) was terrific: attentive and helpful. We began with the French onion soup, which was very good, but just a bit on the salty side. For dinner, my husband had the chophouse salad, which he enjoyed. One of our guests had a burger, which is usually only served at lunch, but the chef made it for her anyway and she said it was very good. Our other guest had the salmon, which he ate with great relish. My dinner was the 6 oz beef tenderloin which was cooked perfectly, very well seasoned with a lovely sear on the outside. The gratin potatoes that accompanied my dinner were tasty, but the potatoes could have been just a little softer for my taste. All in all, we were very pleased with our meal choices and with Towson Tavern! We will definitely be back......

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Good food. Only one waitress at 1:00 PM on a Friday afternoon, so service was not fast. I would go again.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was OK however our steaks were not prepared as requested. I requested a well done steak which is not what I received.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 1, 2017

After the entire table ordered steak the chef came to our table and made a custom suggestion for a more family style approach. It turned out fantastic and the entire meal turned out great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was great but the noise level was too much. I would still recommend, but ask to be seated in the dining room.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Went for my husband's birthday and everyone enjoyed themselves. Food is excellent!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Seasonal
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 17, 2017

If you enjoy Margarita's, the BLOOD ORANGE MARGARITA is a must try! However, go during Happy Hour to get the cocktail half price; otherwise, you will spend $9.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 7, 2017

It sure we will go back- average food and service... seems overpriced too-

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Our food was very good during this night out. I had a pasta with fresh mushrooms and it was outstanding. Great flavor and rich, but not too heavy. Everyone in our group (four of us) liked their meals....and the wine by the glass was an interesting mix. I have been there many times, but this was the best yet.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Delicious as usual. I love the Towson Tavern it has great food and the manager is always checking and making sure everyone is happy. Keep it up!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Burrata was supposed to have peaches & the soup was cold. The food was okay overall. Nice ambience, good service. The food could be better.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Although slow on this Thursday night, we found the food to be very well prepared and tasty. Server was attentive. I would definitely return.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Party of 4 had a terrific evening. Service was outstanding. Will go back again!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, People Watching, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Sitting in a table near the bar during happy hour can be noisy,but it was not unreasonable.
The menu had a wide variety of wonderful choices and we were not disappointed.
Service was top notch, attentive but not obtrusive.
I highly recommend Towson Tavern.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great food, creme brûlée was delicious. Fancy dining, but also bra experience on the other side if you want that too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great food, great service and great atmosphere. We will return when we are back in Towson.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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