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Toby's Dinner Theater

5900 Symphony Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21044
(301) 596-6161
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Ranked #25 of 220 restaurants in Columbia
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet
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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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English first
Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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114 reviews 114 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

What can I say? The majority of the folks who have written reviews of this place are spot on: the food is borderline gross; the performances are awesome; and the staff could probably use some sensitivity training. Hehe. Had we purchased full-price tickets, we would have left the restaurant with complaints, but since we had a "BOGO" offer for the... More

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