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“Nice Setting, Need to go Back” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Clyde's Tower Oaks Lodge

Clyde's Tower Oaks Lodge
2 Preserve Pkwy, Rockville, MD 20852-4205
+1 301-294-0200
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Ranked #5 of 346 Restaurants in Rockville
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar, Sandwiches
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Wootten Parkway
Transit: Bus 81, Monday - Friday until 7:30pm
Description: Tucked away in a 22-acre nature preserve just fifteen minutes from Georgetown, Tower Oaks Lodge has the look and feel of an authentic Adirondack lodge. Divided into four dining rooms, the Lodge contains a vast collection of art and artifacts such as vintage canoes and row boats, and antique saddles and trophies. Chef Jeffery Eng, formerly of 1789 Restaurant, presides over the kitchen team featuring a menu of great American saloon-style food. The Lodge offers the freshest seafood, locally-grown seasonal vegetables, pastas, and salads, as well as Clyde's classics such as cheeseburgers and chili.
San Diego, California
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Nice Setting, Need to go Back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

It has been a year since my brother and sister-in-law took us here so the details are a little foogy, but pleasant. I just noticed that a friend checked in from there yesterday!

We will be visiting the family in Maryland in two weeks and hope to make a return visit and refresh my memory!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Potomac
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We've been there about ten times and it is a very good place to take guests. The food can be very good but usually is quite average. Once my wife ordered steak and it was really tough. They did take it off the tab and sent us a $30 voucher. Service has always been very good. What we have come to really like about the place is the atmosphere and that can be worth the visit itself. I only wish they would improve on the overall quality of the food.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Renton, WA
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Lovely surprise lunch on our way Dulles and home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Our son took us here for lunch before our trip home to the "other Washington." This is a beautiful restaurant with an Adirondacks lodge vibe. Warning: if you have problems with stuffed critters watching you eat, you might want to ask for the horse themed room. As former Alaskans we found the decor delightful. And then there was the food and service--both exceptional. My husband had the special and said it was the best halibut he had ever had, I opted for the soup of the day and the Asparagus Salad. Wonderful! This was a perfect send-off to our visit in the nations capital.

  • 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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Brookeville, Maryland
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Enjoyed Tower Oaks again”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

I really enjoy Tower Oaks and just realized that I have not ever written a review! Our meal there last evening was delicious, as usual. I had the lump crab cakes, which are some of the finest in the area. (My only complaint there is that they are definitely NOT "jumbo" as labeled on the menu - have to go to Timbuktu for really good jumbo crab cakes.) The arugula accompaniment was just OK - but one can substitute side dishes. The Alaska halibut was also very good, and the mango sorbet was delicious - service was good, as usual. This is not a place to go for a quiet dinner, however, as the noise level was (and often is) high. While pricey, I return again and again for the crab cakes and the pleasant setting both outdoors (Canadian woods and stream) and inside (tack room or woodsy decor).

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rockville, Maryland
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“Cheap Brunch Drinks, Slow Service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We went for brunch last week to Cylde's Tower Oaks Lodge and found we couldn't make reservations through Open Table. The explanation is that it is not listed with the other Clyde's restaurants. It's listed under Tower Oaks. This should be corrected. For the pluses, the brunch menu offers something for everyone and the highlight was $4.00 Bloody Mary's and Mimosas. And they were large!! I had the quiche with an accompanying salad which was fine. My husband had Nutella stuffed French toast which he enjoyed. We'll be back!

Visited May 2013
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