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Clyde's of Columbia
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Ranked #7 of 263 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Little Patuxent Parkway, Route 175
Description: Situated between Washington and Baltimore, overlooking Lake Kittamaqundi, Clyde's of Columbia is perfectly situated for good times. Clyde's location attracts nearby shoppers, Merriweather Post Pavilion visitors, businesspeople and families for its great food and friendly atmosphere. The casual setting offers its patrons dining at the long wooden bar, framed by vintage travel posters, or elegant seating along the windows with a view of the lake. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, festivals and concerts attract people from miles around to enjoy the outside pavilion making Clyde's of Columbia a local favorite.
San Antonio, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2013

We ordered an appetizer that was a fried ravoli. The portion size was very disappointing for the amount of money we spent. However, the food ordered was above average. We got the pork chops (which were huge) and the crabcakes. The crabcakes were not the best but they were not bad either. I would order something different next time. I would definetly go back. Oh..the waitress was very nice and super great when I had a hard time choosing my drink order. She was very patient. I would recommend this place for sure. My one suggestion...the tables seem way to close together...I didn't like sitting that close to other customers.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank 45Cocojr
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Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Love this place, but get there early for Happy Hour at the bar if you want a seat! Wings and burgers are to die for!

Thank Kathy V
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149 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Almost excellent”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

The crab soup was wonderful, there were no specials which was strange and forced us to struggle through a menu with no focus or guidance. Our large group had a number of different appetizers, salads, dinners, desserts with very mixed results.

The hot steak salad sounded appealing but was lacking in flavor and was a disappointment. The Salmon Burger was fishy and dry, served on a bun that wasn't fresh but was accompanied by a very good cucumber salad. The filet mignon was very good as were the appetizers.
Service wasn't great, not sure if the staff is inexperienced or not observant, or if management isn't focused on the details. No serving utensils provided with the shared appetizers, 4 different plates of 3 dinner rolls each were set out for our group of 16 - maybe the sandwich eaters weren't entitled to dinner rolls? If the rolls come with certain menu items only they should accompany the specific item, not served as a separate course.

We were all clearly uncomfortable due to the drafts from the window we were seated against and finally got up to lower the blinds on each window ourselves.

The desserts were wonderful - chocolate cupcake with an orange cream filling was decadent. Brownie sundae was also delicious.

Visited January 2013
Thank Gail H
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Woodstock, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Our Go To Place”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

My husband and I have been dining at Clyde's for more than 30 years. The food is always great and varied enough that there is always something new to try. This restaurant is a Columbia institution and the memories we have here are many. They will close for renovations February 3. Looking forward to the new changes!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Susan W
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Been here a few times very $$$$ I hear there doing a make over thats good to know the place was OK but seem very tight I will be coming back sometime and the very late future with my cleints and see will it keep me coming back even though its $$$$ but it's about service and they do have good service.

  • Visited July 2012
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