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“Great time for everyone” 4 of 5 stars
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Toby's Dinner Theater
5900 Symphony Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21044
(301) 596-6161
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Ranked #31 of 223 Restaurants in Columbia
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet
Waterford, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great time for everyone”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

Took a student group there for Fiddler on the Roof and it was a great experience. The waiters and waitress' are the performers and they did a great job of serving us dinner and answering any questions the kids had about the play.

Visited April 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Bowie, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Far better than recent high priced shows and dinner... Theater in the round at it's best.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Sunday April the 14th I took my mom and wife to the 5pm show of Fiddler on the Roof. The venue was plan but nice and clean. The food was simple but VERY VERY tasty and the drinks from the bar were perfect. As for the staff and the show..... GREAT, we enjoyed it so very much. It was a great dinner and show.... Theater in the round at it's best!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bethany Beach, DE
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32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
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“Supper followed by Fiddler on the Roof”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The serve-yourself food selection was good and the quality was excellent. The staff (actually the actors) were excellent and helpful. A nice, pleasant dining experience.
The show was excellent, up to very high standards. While not a union shop, the actors were top-notch and the singing was wonderful. The characters were highly believable and of course the storyline is legendary. I would recommend this dinner-theater to all ages.

  • 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Fun Night Out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We had been wanting to check out Toby's for a while but were waiting for the right show and I started following them on Facebook. When I saw that they were doing to do "Fiddler On The Roof", I was excited and when they posted a special buy one/get one free admission for a particular night, I called to book right away! It ended up being $53 total for our food + the show so I thought that was a great deal.

When we arrived, the lobby was crammed full of people waiting to pick up their tickets at the box office. They only had one person working the box office so the line moved slowly and we waited 20+ minutes to get our tickets. Right when we got to the front they added another window but I wish they had done that earlier. That was our only real complaint of the night.

We had a nice floor seat with a great view. We were seated with another couple but they were very nice so that was fine. The tables were very close together but we did have room to move our chairs around to get a better view of the stage after we were done eating.

Once we were seated, our waitress who played Tzeitel, greeted us & told us to help ourselves to the salad bar. They began calling table numbers so that people could go to the hot buffet in an orderly manner without long lines. The food was very good for a buffet. Of course it wasn't on par with a fine restaurant but it was good food and they had a nice variety of items.

The show was excellent. I was very impressed with the quality of the production.

We had a great night and look forward to returning in the future!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Maryland
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24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Wonderful Christmas Show”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We went for my birthday (Dec. 19th) for the matinee. We were back in the corner but it really wasn't too bad. This place would get 5 stars if the seating was a little better. The food was excellent. We hadn't been there in 30 years so it was kinda fuzzy what it's like there. The people at our table told us you cannot eat the cheese until they open the buffet which was a bit stupid because to me that should have been part of the salad part. My favorite was the beef stroganoff. We will definitely be going back again. We're also thinking of buying season passes. The show was great. The actors/actresses work very hard at taking care of you during intermission even though they have to get back to the show. Definitely recommend.

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