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3809 N. Crain Highway, Bowie, MD 20716
(301) 805-5900
Website
Today
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fried Chicken is Fabulous!

I had not been to Rips for several years, and really didn't miss it. I was re-introduced last night when my Women's Club had our annual dinner there. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it, and plan to return with my family. I ordered the fried chicken dinner and was so glad I did... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
seginbowie
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Bowie, MD
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Bowie, Maryland
Top Contributor
225 reviews 225 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Ok, this review is for take-out only. I eat there all the time and about 99.9% of the time the food is great, however the wait staff is hit or miss. As for the take-out, the guy that took the order over the phone was short with me and rude. I know it's the guy at the bar that always... More 

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Bowie, MD
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I had not been to Rips for several years, and really didn't miss it. I was re-introduced last night when my Women's Club had our annual dinner there. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it, and plan to return with my family. I ordered the fried chicken dinner and was so glad I did. The chicken was... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We live near Rip's and dine there perhaps once a month. My husband likes their open faced turkey sandwiches, and their dinner salads are OK. The place is kind of old and tired looking, and the wait staff is kind of spotty. Sometimes, they're right on track, and sometimes you feel invisible. Sometimes the food is good and sometimes, it's... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

There is very little ambiance in the restaurant. The newly renovated, updated pub is welcoming with lots of seating choices such as a table for 2, a private booth or seats at the bar. The food is very good American fare with excellent Maryland crab soup. Enjoy!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Very old, but nice establishment. Staff is very nice and professional. Had dinner here last night for a birthday celebration. We had a very large party and the staff did an excellent job catering to us. The food was very good I had fried calamari and a caesar salad for my appetizer. The salad was very, very watery, the lettuce... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

I ate lunch at RIPS on Thursday, 3/12/15 at approximately 12:40 pm. Based on the treatment I had today I will give the following advice: If you are black and go to this restaurant with a white dining companion, be prepared to be ignored while the white diner is afforded every expected courtesy of a paying patron. I was never... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Always nice to have lunch at Rip's. We have a lady in a wheelchair in our group and the restaurant is most accommodating in getting us properly seated.

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Bowie, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good food. Local place that does it well. I go about once a month. Good comfort food. No complaints about anything. Plus you can go to their wine and liquor store which has a knowledgeable staff

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

If you are looking for consistent home cooking without the clean up, then come to Rip's Country Inn. The food is good but not remarkable. You see a lot of regular customers there and you are treated like and honored family guest. If you are looking for the flash and dash and bland food of a chain store, then this... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Always a good meal at Rips ..... never had a bad experience. Wait staff si attentive, food is good and the Sunday brunch is great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3809 N. Crain Highway, Bowie, MD 20716
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bowie
  • Phone Number: (301) 805-5900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?