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5888 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, MD
(443) 545-5844
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3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Relaxing bar and grill

Ended up here because the Thai restaurant nearby was closed. Ended up having a good meal – once we got served. It was “trivia night” and lots of locals were there, so we got ignored for a long time. When the server finally noticed us, she was very apologetic and was very attentive thereafter. There... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Midwest
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138 reviews 138 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Ended up here because the Thai restaurant nearby was closed. Ended up having a good meal – once we got served. It was “trivia night” and lots of locals were there, so we got ignored for a long time. When the server finally noticed us, she was very apologetic and was very attentive thereafter. There are lots of beers to... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I happened to come across a review of this place that mentioned its selection of craft beers, so I sought it out. It is really kind of hidden in a strip mall, and had I not sought it out, I certainly never would have encountered it . . . but I'm so glad I did. It had a great neighborhood... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Great selection of beers, great local friendly patrons, excellent service and best burger in columbia! Hands down. And awesome homemade potato chips!

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columbia.md
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I am a bar girl-- and i am continually looking for a bar that has great beers and food-- hard to find. This bar makes all its food in house and it shows-- the mozzarella sticks are unreal- like nothing i have had as they are fresh! The fish tacos- well better then any Tex mex place I have had... More 

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Washington, DC
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were attending a lacrosse tournament in Columbia. We had three hours between games and were looking for a place for a bunch of us to go, cool off and get some food and cold beverages. Someone found the Second Chance Saloon. It really was only 5 minutes from the fields, though a little tricky driving through the planned community... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This a little great neighborhood bar. Tasty fresh food. My favorites are the burgers and wings. They also have great happy hour specials. Tuesday is half price burgers and they also have wings and drinks on special the other days of the week. Staff is friendly. They also have an outdoor patio, which is great on a nice day. They... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Second Chance is my First Choice in Columbia. We have gone there many times and have never been disappointed. I really like their chili. The french fries are awesome - and of course the selection of beers makes it tough to order just one - and of course who does that. A place to go and kick back.

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Ellicott City, MD
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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Other reviewers are right -- it looks sketchy inside, a hold-over from its original roots as Channings, a 1970s seafood restaurant. My experiences have been from group Happy Hours, with great appetizers (Old Bay wings done right), and a good selection of beers, often including Baltimore's Natty Boh in $1 bottles (National Bohemian, for the uninitiated). Local bands do play... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

First, there was Last Chance, which had an amazing selection of beer and decent food. Then, once it closed, there were two restaurants that came and went. Then, lovers of Last Chance took a chance and opened Second Chance in the same place. And they have done awesome. There's a fairly small bar, some high-top tables, and some booths in... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

So, the place looks a little sketchy from the outside, and a little sketchier inside. But the people are nice, on both sides of the bar. The menu looks like decent bar far. And then the food comes. And its all prepared fresh, from scratch. Its really, really good. Had different kinds of wings, very fresh, crispy and meaty. Pickle... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5888 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, MD
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: (443) 545-5844

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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