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King's Contrivance Restaurant

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10150 Shaker Dr, Columbia, MD 21046-1304
301-596-3455
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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Quaint place for a wedding reception

the King's Contrivance Restaurant was the setting for my sister's wedding reception. Everything was perfect, great food, helpful waitstaff all in a historic setting. I would go back for another occasion.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Aprilr88
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Baltimore
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Baltimore
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

the King's Contrivance Restaurant was the setting for my sister's wedding reception. Everything was perfect, great food, helpful waitstaff all in a historic setting. I would go back for another occasion.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Superb food prepared and served by pros signals in a really nice venue. The prices are high but what you would expect in a fine restaurant

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Columbia, Maryland, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a friendly place for a special evening out. The food is well prepared and the choices interesting. The atmosphere is nice as it is an old house. It is expensive but for a special meal, worth it

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Columbia, Maryland
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A beautiful setting, excellent service and good food!! One of the classy restaurants still left!! Escpecially wonderful for special occasions.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Great service and food. We had an early reservation at 5:00 to celebrate parents anniversary. The host sat us in the small dining room in the front right. As the rest of the restaurant filled we had the room to ourselves. As time went by he sat other couples that were also respectful of a quite old world restaurant. This... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food and service are very good, Friday is half price wine day making our visit a bargain. The maitre'd makes it a point of knowing his customers and greeting everyone by name.

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Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We called King's Contrivance a couple of days ago or request a vegan meal, prepared with no salt, no sugar, and no oil. They readily said that they could accommodate us. We didn't ask the price of the meal (big mistake). We were cordially greeted and seated. We declined an offer for wine and bread with butter. There was no... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Excellent food, exceptional service, fantastic environment. There is simply no way to go wrong eating here. Expect a fair price for such good food, service, and setting.

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This place is gorgeous!! Atmosphere is spectacular! Service was great! We ate here for the first time for Thanksgiving. The food was very good. I can picture coming here for a special occasion meal (anniversary, birthday, etc) and it being amazing!! The Thanksgiving pre-fixed meal was a little...just okay. I thought the pairing of the entrees & sides were a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Large party and got good service. Crab cake was very good. Spinach salad was good. Desserts were delicious. Saluateed spinach was extremely Garlicy. Nice place for family event.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10150 Shaker Dr, Columbia, MD 21046-1304
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 301-596-3455

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, European, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?