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“Great place. Great vibe”
Review of The Diamondback Tavern - CLOSED

The Diamondback Tavern
Price range: $6 - $18
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Owings Mills, Maryland, USA
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great place. Great vibe”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

Really good spot with friendly staff and great food. The wings really are excellent and the bar is fun. Overall really good.

Visited December 2013
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Thank John H
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great food....Great service...Great food... Great service”
Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

This is probably the tenth time we have eaten here, I have been here alone, with my wife, and with the family. I have never heard a complaint....or had a complaint. We always start with the crab dollop. When the menu changed from pita triangles to bread...we would have been disapponted...however, our waitress said we could get it with the pita. Great as always. The wings are outstanding...the Ruben is terrific...and the Ellicott salad is one of the best. We originally stopped in because of a Groupon coupon...which they happily took. Now we stop in for the great food and great service. Hats off to a great restaurant.

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank Ron H
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Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“I dig it”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

It's an old carriage house just off the main drag in Old Town Ellicott City. It's laid out sort of strange because of that, but it has a lot of charm. Things I like: the menu isn't extensive,and is a little eclectic, but the food is pretty darn good. Everything I've tried so far in a few trips has surprised me. Last weekend, I had a a burger that was juicy and tasty. My wife had a specialty salad she thought was very good, too. They sometimes have some interesting things on tap, but they often seem to run out of them.

I love the bar area. Great place to hang out and watch a game.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank amyanderic1
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Woodstock, MD
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Charming, Friendly small bar- Restaurant Fails”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Hidden away on a small backstreet in Ellicott city Maryland is this charming, friendly small bar and restaurant. We arrived early for cocktail hour and a light dinner. Service is excellent and drinks brought to a table on a timely basis. Menu is limited with typical bar food with the exception of Rockfish. We decided to order it Rockfish is an appetizer and half pound burgers. Kitchen is slow! Rockfish consisted of six small pieces placed on a plate that was much too large for the portion served. Burgers were overcooked and questionable half pound precooked. Nearby parking presents a problem of space. However, lots of public parking downhill and behind buildings. Call first for guidance. This establishment could be a real winner! Presently, They need a chef, review of menu and portion size. Visit for the happy hour. This is a nice warm friendly place.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Dandyorchids
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Columbia, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Going down hill???”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

We have been to this tavern several times and have always had great service and good food. This past Tuesday it was very, very different. The place was not busy as during previous visits and hopefully it is not indicative of a downward spiral. We plan to return in the future and give it another chance based on past visits. If we receive service and food similar to this last visit, we will walk out - for the last time. Very disappointed.......

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Mike D
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