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Toby's Dinner Theater

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5900 Symphony Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21044
+1 410-730-8311
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations, Seating

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Show

The play - 1776 - was well done and very enjoyable. Dinner seating was very tight and not all tables provided a clear view of the stage. Be aware that singles or couples will be seated at tabes with strangers. Buffet service was in three courses - salads and appetizers, entrees, and deserts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2015
Barry V
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Reston, Virginia
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Saw "Ragtime" over the weekend and this was my second time visiting Toby's. The price for admission is definitely for the show and not the food as the food is lacking. Now, I know that they have to please a demographic and that they are restrained by food cost limitations but I would rather they have less offerings on the... More 

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Thank James C
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The musical - Rag Time - was fantastic! What an amazing cast. My husband and I were more than impressed with the production. I don't think there's a bad seat in the room. The acting, the voices, the set, the music, everything was right. Standing ovation! We will definitely go back if there is a show we want to see,... More 

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Thank ML0927
Maryland
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Tobys is a great place to see a show live. however i been going over 38 years and i knew the head Chef MOnroe when he ran cooking contests and i won one. i got to meet him and get to now hin I had just started my former Catering company and i was pregnant with my son who now... More 

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Thank GITEL5071
Reston, Virginia
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

The play - 1776 - was well done and very enjoyable. Dinner seating was very tight and not all tables provided a clear view of the stage. Be aware that singles or couples will be seated at tabes with strangers. Buffet service was in three courses - salads and appetizers, entrees, and deserts. Tables were assigned numbers and were allowed... More 

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Thank Barry V
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

The food wad good and the show wad excellent. All the actors are waiters and everyone in the shoe does something with the meal. It was a phenomenal experience. Highly recommend it.

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Thank Braden K
Clinton, Maryland
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My husband and I celebrated our 34 Wedding Anniversary at Tobys. Dinner was plentiful but satisfactory at best. The ice cream was waaay too soft. Our server Beth was pleasant and exceptional. As for the play - it could have ended at intermission. OMG!!! On and on....finally, it is over.

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Thank tea16
Columbia, Maryland
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The last few years have seen a building of momentum. Songs are more polished, scenes are moved more seamlessly. Amazing talent is coming through here.

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Thank kcoombs1209
Baltimore, Maryland, Usa
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Food and production were excellent! Surprising because buffet meals for crowds often lose their flavor and/or are bland to begin with.

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Thank Dorothy T
Maynard, Massachusetts
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126 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Let's be honest, the food here was just so-so. They have a fairly decent method to ensure that not everyone slams the buffet at once, but it is not really an all-you-can-eat type experience. If they waited for everyone to fill up, the show would never start. The real experience is the performance, and we were lucky enough to catch... More 

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1 Thank Maynard_Marc
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I saw last yr with my friend and her dad the show was great! and the food was good also...I went for the dinner show I will say because of the set up and it being a dinner theater and all this would be a great choice for a group, couple of friends or family. The actors in the show... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5900 Symphony Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21044
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 410-730-8311

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 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?