My wife, daughter and son in law, his mother, and their two small children (2 years, 1 month) had a very tasty dinner on July 5th. The appetizers were outstanding (crabmeat and artichoke dip with a wonderful, crunchy baguette -- we went through 2 -- and the carnitas tacos, which we divided into four halves to share). Our entrees were all very good (fish and chips with appropriate malt vinegar, brick chicken, eggplant involtini, and a Reuben sandwich). The service was also very efficient; our orders taken as soon as we were ready, the appetizers served within minutes, the baguette with butter shortly after our beverages -- I did ask for it as it hadn't arrived before the drinks, and the entrees shortly before the crabmeat and artichoke dip was exhausted. Because of our tiny companion (the 1 month old) we asked for and were seated at a table away from any A/C, and away from the large TVs near the bar where a World Cup game kept those at the bar riveted to the action and vocal in their opinions of the game. All in all, we were glad that we ignored the reviews that had panned Clyde's. Our experience bore no resemblance to what some had written. We found the food very good and reasonably priced for what we ate. The only exception was that childrens plates were $8 and the 2 year old hardly touched anything. That was of more concern to his mother than to me as host. The quality of the childrens menu items seemed good, so a buck or two high is hardly worth criticizing. We would and will definitely go back when we again visit these family members in Columbia, Maryland.
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