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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (13)
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Good for Birthdays (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Casual (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Business Meals (5)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Romantic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Authentic (2)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
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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 26, 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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·Dined on November 26, 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 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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·Dined on November 19, 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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·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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 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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 (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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 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 2, 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 22, 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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 (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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 (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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·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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 (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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 (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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·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, 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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great service and food. I would recommend for seasonal fare in Towson.

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·Dined on August 8, 2017

Beautiful presentation, perfectly cooked, not the usual, super chef,
BUT a little noisy, maybe carpet, fabric would help soften the noise.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Menu was too varied and overpriced for the type of dining. A bar food menu existed that a table near us ordered off but we were unaware of it until after we ordered. As a result, there were no kid friendly choices.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Excellent service and a very talented chef. Best place to eat in Towson.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Tried the Tavern on a recommendation from a coworker. She raved about the French Onion soup but evidently that's a seasonal offering and we didn't get to try it!! Oh, well-the rest of the food was very good and the service was great. The complimentary valet parking is a plus since there is usually none in this part of Towson! Well worth a try and the Blood Orange Margarita was a hit!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Fun, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Definitely much more creative than "pub grub" as the name "Tavern" implies. Totally creative menu (and bar), each dish (I LOVED the "Chicketta" - unique - menu didn't mention chicken "wrapper" was initially cooked sous vide - waiter told us that) was prepared with top-notch care and ingredients AND preparation. While the entrée prices seemed steep at first for a Tavern, the carefully created/selected sides and salads that come with the entrees make them a good value.

Loved the place!!!! Loved the food. Drinks were excellent!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Always a great experience at Towson Tavern. Has become my "Go To" place in Towson.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 6, 2017

The Towson Tavern never disappoints. Good food and excellent service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Sally, our server, was great! Meals were excellent. Shame the place was so empty

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Went for our anniversary. The Chef personally came to our table to help with selections. The Ribeye and the Lamb chops were fantastic. Service was great. This is now our go to location in Towson.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Great Food, Great Atmosphere...I was just a little taken back with the prices. I guess when you have a name like "Tavern", you expect meals maybe under $15.00. $22.00 for Fish and Chips is a little excessive I think in a bar setting restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on May 19, 2017

The Peruvian chicken is excellent, especially the ahi verde sauce that comes with it. We also ordered seafood platters. Everything is fresh . The salads and side dishes were delicious and each dish is unique.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great service, excellent food. Everything was fresh and flavorful. The servers were attentive without being overbearing. I was impressed at how accommodating they are with kids; it really made our Mother's Day meal special to have happy kids who were treated with as much respect as the adults at the table. The Shakshuka with Lamb Meatballs was our favorite appetizer (the Deviled Eggs and Lebanese Platter were really good as well). The Scallops and Grits are comforting and filling without being heavy, perfectly seasoned with a hint of heat...a must try! The Gnocchi with Mushrooms was delicious! All of the desserts were great, I think with nine people at the table we had a great sampling of foods and nothing disappointed us! Great cocktails too. We will be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 6, 2017

I was in town for a conference and met friends for dinner at the Towson Tavern. I arrived first and asked the waiter for a daiquiri—up, no straw please. He replied that they didn't serve frozen drinks. I said that I just wanted a regular daiquiri, up, not frozen. He told me he'd go check with the bartender and returned after a moment to say they "didn't have the mix" to make a daiquiri.
Sigh.
I didn't want to embarrass him by pointing out that a daiquiri is simply rum, sugar and lime juice shaken with cracked ice and strained into a glass, so I made another choice. When my drink came, sure enough there were two straws. (Guess how many single-use plastic straws go into the landfills every year?)
My friends arrived and we ordered. I had scallops with grits and they were delicious, as was my friend's salad. Her husband's fish and chips were pretty standard fare.
There was a wide selection of beers, which pleased my friends. The waiter loosened up a bit eventually. The restaurant is nice, with good food, friendly service and easy parking. I would have given it a better rating had the barkeep been a real bartender. With a search engine on every phone, there's no reason for anyone to say they can't make a drink at a fully stocked bar unless they're slammed (they weren't) or the cocktail is something esoteric and complex (it isn't). The blood orange margarita was yummy, though.

Tags: Live Sports, Casual, Spicy, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Excellent waiter! Great food! Highly recommend! Also received personal attention from the manager.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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