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“Fine for a meal and a relaxing stop” 3 of 5 stars
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Rip's Country Inn
3809 N. Crain Highway, Bowie, MD 20716
(301) 805-5900
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Ranked #9 of 103 Restaurants in Bowie
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Long Island,NY
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17 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Fine for a meal and a relaxing stop”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Had dinner at Rips with 2 others. Salad was pedestrian with the typical iceberg lettuce, pink tomatoes and stale croutons. Liver and onions were respectable BUT served with canned green beans.
Rainbow trout was good, steak, fair and mashed potatoes probably instant.
Very friendly and competent service though we had to request bread.
Desserts were good.
Old, log cabin feel at this popular place.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Bowie, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Great SeaFood Platter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

I have eaten there with friends, on a date, and just because, and the food is excellent. Fresh, hot, and the seafood platter is to die for. I have done the brunch as its ok, bacon is crisp, and wafflles cooked on demand.

Visited January 2012
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great restaurant, bar, and liquor store”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

This attraction has been here since before WWII when it was a truck stop. Great fish and prime rib. Best Prime rib in the area. Crab pie is a great appetizer with the gooey cheddar cheese and creamy crab imperial with crackers. Saturday and Sunday brunch is reasonably priced but go Saturday and save money. Bar area is small but has three TVs to see sports and the bartenders are friendly. Liquor store/Deli has great sandwiches and an incredible selection of liquors and beers. You can fine great deals on classic scotches and bourbons here. Sandwiches are huge and tasty from the deli. A stop you need to make when in Bowie, MD.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Annapolis, Maryland
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Nice family place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

We've been going to Rip's for years and have never been disappointed. I was not very hungry the night I went to Rips. But I ordered the Chicken Saute anyway. It sounded like it wouldn't be too heavy. It was excellent. I'm not really a fan of white meat but this was tender and juicy. Just the right portion. The service was very good. Our waitress checked on us often.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bowie, Maryland
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great place wit great service and delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

WE ate at Rips for the first time after living less than 2 miles from it for 2 years. The food was very good and the service was excellent. The Cream of Crab soup is one of the best that I have tried. They offer a wide variety of food from Steaks, Seafood, Ribs and other country cooking favorites. The atmosphere is veryu much like a country inn. They also have a liquor store attached so have a wide variety of wines, beers and other alcoholic drinks. I had the Prime Rib and it was very good and they have a chocolate moose which was really delicious also. Everyone else at the table enjoyed their meal. They even have some things that are hard to find at restaraunts like liver and onions which my mother in law said was very good. For a nice quiet meal that is not too pricey I would reccomend Rips Country Inn and we will be back in the future.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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