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“charming with good food”

Lot 12 Public House
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Bowie, Maryland
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“charming with good food”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

The restaurant is located in a turn of the twentieth century house, which is quite charming and romantic. The servers were friendly and attentive. We had the steak which was quite good. The only negative for us was the number of steps to the front door, which was a challenge for one of us with mobility issues.

  • Visited September 2012
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English first
Bedford, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Best food and atmosphere for miles”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

This was our third time dining here. Still the best restaurant in the greater Southern PA, Western MD, and Northern WV areas. You will not find better service or food.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good, but...”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

My family normally dines at Temptations Cafe when we're in Berkeley Springs, but when that was closed for renovation for several weeks, we decided to give Lot 12 a try. We were aware that Lot 12's prices are higher, but since it's normal to pay more for a "fine dining" experience and the exceptional food that normally goes with it, that wasn't a problem. However, we found that while the food is very good, it's no better than Temptations Cafe, where we've never had a single dish that we didn't consider excellent. Also, the portions are smaller (about half the size, in the case of my swordfish entree), and the selection is more limited on both the regular menu and the specials list.

So, while our meal did not exactly disappoint - we had no complaints about the either the food quality or the service - we did not consider it to be a particularly good value. And even if the prices were identical, we all agreed that we prefer our normal destination because of the better selection, better value, and larger portions. So if you find yourself in Berkeley Springs and are considering eating at Lot 12, do yourself a favor, go five blocks down the street, and try Temptations Cafe instead. Better yet, if you've never eaten at either one, try both and decide for yourself.

  • Visited August 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

Having been suggested other venues by various locals we were glad we followed Trip Advisor recommendations. A good but not too large menu and some interesting choices. Food was very good and it was reassuring to have proper mashed potatoes, something we had not had on the balance of this visit to the Us. The head chef/owner's charming and erudite wife ran the attached bar and, after dinner, she engaged us in a candid and refreshing conversation. Excellent restaurant and not what we expected to find in Berkeley Springs. A big city restaurant in a small sleepy town.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank sjmml
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Frederick, Maryland
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103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“5 Star!”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

We always try to get reservations here when we visit Berkley Springs! Like another reviewer said, not sure how this restaurant ended up in this town. It is a 5 star place. The menu was great, the food was definitely on par with what you would find in any major city. We will be headed to Berkley soon (it really is a cute little town with some great shops) and can't wait to dine there again!

Visited September 2011
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Thank Marla57
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