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Towson Tavern

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American, Bar, Pub
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516 York Road, Towson, MD (Sheely Avenue)
11:00 am - 1:30 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:30 am
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Oakton, Virginia
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183 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a group of families here while in town for a lacrosse tournament. The service, food and prices were very good and both the parents and kids enjoyed it. The coffee rubbed steak appetizer is awesome.

Thank Howard R
Lutherville, Maryland
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Chosen by my daughter for her Birthday dinner I wasn't expecting much because of the "tavern" moniker.I was expecting bar food but what a surprise. Very professional and courteous staff in a clean sophisticated environment along with a top notch beer,wine & food menu added up to an extremely pleasant and relaxing birthday celebration.A very welcome respite from the usual... More 

Thank R2sNYN
Stow, Ohio
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

The place looked a bit scruffy from the outside, but since I was not familiar with the area, I decided to give it a shot. The food was really good! My daughter and I decided to order many small apps and share. We had mussels in sauce, some fried dipping veggies, and a few other apps. Everything was really tasty.... More 

Thank TheFoodJunkie2015
Baltimore, Maryland
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117 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We had a great meal and all six of us felt the same about out dishes. Quality of meats and fish were first rate and service was terrific too. Tuna was sushi grade, lamb chops tender and cocked property and steak tender. Limited on vegan options fyi. I was a bit disappointed too when my soup was served cold. However... More 

Thank MrandmrsT84
Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

We went for dinner on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Had no trouble getting a table around 7:30. Great complimentary valet parking. Very nice inside, dark wood, white tablecloths. Very attentive, professional server. Delicious appetizers-cream of crab soup and rare tuna. Warm bread/butter with our drinks.Entrees just so-so. Sea bass was cooked nicely, very moist but overwhelmed by a sauce. Shrimp... More 

1 Thank rmelanson
Newport Beach, California
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230 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Had a weekday lunch here with 2 clients. I ordered their popular Tavern Burger - which was juicy, delectable and cooked to my request. One of my clients also ordered this burger and was pleased. The other ordered the bison burger and was not pleased (tough and unflavorful). Service was attentive and friendly, which we especially appreciated because we stayed... More 

Thank SunshineGirl2929
Towson, Maryland
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521 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I waited for a night to write this brief review to evaluate the digestion of food ordered. I decided to take a plate of vegetables (babyspinaci with bacon cooked with other vegetables dressed with olive oil). Excellent, well presented and ... especially well assimilated by my metabolism. Ambience above average in Towson, great service, good hygiene and acceptable prices.

1 Thank raoulhood
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92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

the crab cakes are worth the stop. They were a nice mix of crab with a touch of breading served with a delicious stone mustard and creamed corn. The salted carmel brownie was a great way to finish the meal. The service was fun and attentive and the food did not take long. Our drinks stayed full and the table... More 

Thank Dana S
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I decided to have dinner at the "Tavern" before another event in Towson. We have had appetizers in the bar before but wanted to try the regular menu. Our server was attentive and helpful. I ordered the Filet. It came with their twice baked potatoes. It was very good. My wife ordered the Tavern Burger. She really... More 

Thank Tom F
Baltimore, Maryland
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232 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

My hubby and I went for lunch on a rainy, cold afternoon. We were the only patrons in the place and we sat at the bar. The bar is big, but has no character, but neither do the bar tenders. I had the chipotle shrimp salad and my husband has white chicken chili and pork sandwich. The chipotle was trying... More 

1 Thank LovetheBeach821

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 516 York Road, Towson, MD
    (Sheely Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Towson
  • Phone Number: 410-337-7210

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?