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Toby's Dinner Theater

5900 Symphony Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21044
(301) 596-6161
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Ranked #31 of 223 Restaurants in Columbia
Price range: $41 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet
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Overland Park, Kansas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Good food and an excellent show! This is a small, intimate venue with every table a good one. The performers are just fabulous and several of them will become household names. Went with the family for a birthday celebration and Toby's made it very special. The show was Memphis. They tackled a difficult subject with grace, honesty and humor. Would... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Saw the Pirates of Penzance at Toby's last night. I haven't been there in decades, but was being treated for my birthday. I did read the reviews before going, and I want to specifically address some of the (relatively few) negative comments. Picking up the tickets at will call was a snap and the person was very courteous. We got... More

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Gambrills, Maryland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I saw the matinee performance of Shrek The Musical today and I thought it was great!!!! The food was a brunch buffet and a salad bar and it was mediocre. Our server was actually Fiona and she did a great job. The play itself was good and it had some cool effects like the dragon! Lord Farquaad was hilarious!!!!! We... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I'd been wanting to visit Toby's ever since spotting the one in Baltimore (closed at this time) and discovered this one in Columbia when looking at their website. Top notch shows are offered with the cast members doubling as servers. They all should be on Broadway! The buffet is extensive (we went back for seconds) dessert was delightful and our... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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102 reviews 102 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Was invited by a friend to Toby's to celebrate her birthday. The production was Miracle on 34th Street. Was surprised that the place was packed. I would rate the show as 4 stars with the wait staff as the actors and actresses. The food was a total miss for me the service was good as well as the production. You... More

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Gambrills, Maryland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

I have just returned from seeing a production of Miracle On 34th Street at Toby's in Columbia. It was a 4 star show at it's best. This is the 1st time I have seen kids in live theatre. The little girl who played Susan (Mara Wilson and Natalie Wood's character from the 2 films) did a fantastic job. The food... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We've been going to Toby's for most of its thirty-five years in operation. We've never experienced a poor performance, but the commitment of the entire cast to this production of "Les Mis" is far beyond any reasonable expectation or our experience. This theatre is a COMPANY, i.e., almost every actor onstage has performed -- and usually acted in starring roles... More

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Bordentown, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I had pretty low expectations of this place. But overall, it was very enjoyable. The food was so-so Golden Corral quality fare. Yes, the service was so-so, but the performers are your wait staff...so they are great performers, and so-so waiters/waitresses. Some of the performers are outstanding. Javert was our waiter and he was fabulous. Others we good, but none... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I have seen a few shows here and they all have been wonderful! The staff is very pleasant and the food is very plentiful. It's not the best food that I've had, but it will as okay. I think my daughter and I enjoyed the ice cream the best. If you are looking for a good show tho, this is... More

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Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Toby's is GREAT theater; the shows never disappoint. Aside from the wonderful salad bar, the food is simply okay. You will not leave hungry(good variety of hot dishes. Vegetarians can also find variety). You go to enjoy great theater, not for fine dining.

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