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“very nice, casual dining” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Corner Stable

Corner Stable
8630 Guilford Rd, Columbia, MD 21046
240-755-0188
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Ranked #46 of 223 Restaurants in Columbia
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Eden Brook Dr.
Transit: Howard County Transit
Description: The Corner Stable is a long standing tradition for great food and great service. We are family friendly and can accommodate larger parties and business events. We are known for our Fall off the bone Baby Back Ribs and Colossal Lump Crab Cakes and include many other great items. We also offer a full bar with over 20 Draft beers and a wide selection of premium spirits and house infused vodkas. Reservations are accepted but not required.
Center Moriches, New York
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“very nice, casual dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We arrived in Columbia on a Saturday afternoon. We were looking for a place the locals would eat at. The desk clerk at our hotel suggested this place. The hostess was very friendly. It's located in a nice shopping area. We waiting about ten minutes for a table even though they didn't seem very busy. My son got the turkey sandwich which looked good. It came with potatoes and gravy. We shared a rib and crab cake combo. The crab cake was very good with lots of lovely chunks of crab. I would have liked some type of tartar sauce or something with it. Hubby said the ribs were good. It came with two sides and we got broccoli and green beans. Service wasn't the best but our waitress was pregnant so we'll give her a pass for that.

Dessert was a cream puff with chocolate ganache which was good but not out of this world.

All in all a decent place but not outstanding. I thought the crab cakes at Timbuctu were much better but these were more than adequate. Probably wouldn't be my "go to" place here but I could recommend it for a nice relaxed dinner with the family.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Columbia, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Ladies night out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

They have seasonal specialty menus with drinks and food. My friends and I went out Chris was the bartender. He made us one of the best margaritas I have ever had. We also tried the mojitos which were so good. For dinner they recommended the blackened catfish which was to die for.

Visited May 2013
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“Terrific Crab Cake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

My wife, daughter and myself just had the Wednesday Crab Cake and fries special for $14.99.
What a deal. The 1/2 pound crab cake was full of lump crab meat and it was delicious. The fries were good too. I am not sure how they serve a crab cake that full of lump meat at that price, but more power to them.
I would put the Corner Stable crab cake up against Fraidley's crab cake (Lexington Market in Baltimore) as it is that GOOD. My wife and I live on the Eastern Shore so I would think we are a fairly good judge of crab cakes.
The service was fast and courteous and we will be back. They had plenty of big screen tv's so we could check the scores of the O's and Caps.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jessup, Maryland
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“Great Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

My husband and I used the Corner Stable as our rehearsal dinner sight. It was a wonderful experience. Not a traditional "fancy" style, but that is not what we were going for. The crabcakes and ribs are absolutely amazing.

Visited January 2013
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Laurel, Maryland, United States
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“Always Love this Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I have been to The Corner Stable about 9 or 10 times down here in Columbia. I love the Ribs they Just fall off of the Bone. No need to ask for them Wet. Juicy and Great. The Crab cakes are the Best price I have seen in a while. Being out of season they get very pricey but not here. The drinks are Awesome. Always good to find a place that can make almost any drink. The Sports Bar is something that I haven't experience. I plan to go with a few friends just to go and hang out. Great food, and love the Service.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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