Towson Tavern

4.3
596 reviews
$30 and under
American
The Towson Tavern offers an ever evolving Seasonal Menu featuring unique American regional cuisine and serving a premium line of wine and spirits as well as a craft beer selection. We also have complementary valet parking.

*Please enjoy Wine Down Wednesdays with us featuring half priced bottles.
*Happy hour Monday-Friday from 4:00-7:00 at the bar. Half priced top-shelf cocktails, wines by the glass and all beers.
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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

This was my second time coming here but my fiancé’s first time. The food is always spectacular I never have any issues pertaining to that. However, this time my service was a bit Mediocre. I had two different people serving me so I’m not sure which one was our actual server . We placed our order for our meals and drinks but after receiving the food nobody came back to check for refills, if the meal was okay or anything. The manager was walking around so I able to flag him down to ask for what I needed. Great food but ok service, customer service is everything! It’s what brings the guest back every time.

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SteffanM
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sean the GM was awesome, checked in on us and really went over and above on the service. Spike the waiter was knowledgeable and gave insight to the menu and we really enjoyed his recommendations. Very friendly environment. Would recommend to anyone who wants great food in Towson/Baltimore area.

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vipJenS
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice dinner! Never sat in the side dining room and really enjoyed it, especially decorated for the holidays. We enjoyed our meal from drinks, to apps, to entrees. Our server was excellent and other staff/management came by to check in on us as well, which was nice! If they have the bacon wrapped scallops available when you go, order them!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice service, the Brussels sprouts were crispy and so tasty, that we had to have a 2nd order. Also enjoyed the appetizer crab cakes- we didn’t see the need in the bacon jam mix on the plate that each caked sat in, it was cold & flavors did not mix well but cakes were some of the best I’ve had. I am a shrimp & grits snob....I definitely recommend them. The fried green tomatoes the grits were places on was a creative & very compatible with this dish. I was pleasantly surprised. The sirloin was decent but the price reflected it.
Overall, very happy & would go back when we visit again.

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Foodie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender was amazing! Very hospitable and welcoming! The short rib was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great juicy short ribs with horseradish sauce.
Burger outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Food was great! The atmosphere was great! Loved it!

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vipJean
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to Covid, the restaurant was really quiet and safe for us to be on a date. Had a nice booth and a great waiter.
Our meals were wonderful. Topped the meal off with graham cracker ice cream and fresh brewed coffee. Yum!

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vipNone
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Don't bother. Terrible service. Order messed up. Food mediocre.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The outdoor area is great during these COVID times. Very good server. No issues - basically a great time.

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DebraH
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food there is AMAZING! Since the new chef came it has become a wonderful dining experience!

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Stella
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

first time visit and what a pleasant surprise - helpful, attentive staff, nice surroundings and the food was delicious! Best gazpacho ever! Sat outside for social distancing purposes and shade and fans made it ok despite the heat. Pleasant experience - will return.

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Firenza
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Location is within walking distance within the Towson area. If you drive tger is valet parking.

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vipMichaelP
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Warm, Friendly and excellent food creations. Can be lively from a sound level standpoint

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks all points covered. All staff in place and on point. Made for an attentive yet customer centric experience.

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vipScott
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We have eaten at Towson Tavern and love the food. Friday night's dinner was no exception as the food was very good and presentation was great. The only downside was being seated near the bar which was so loud it was difficult to carry on a conversation at our table. Will certainly request to be seated in their separated dining area next time.

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Jackson
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I took my girlfirend here for valentines day the past two years. The food is very good and it has a good environment. Definitely fancy enough to provide a romantic evening, however, nothing over-the-top. I do have a few complaints, while the service is pretty good, the food seems to take unusually long to be served, but that is my opinion. The menu is also VERY limited, offering about 8 entrees to choose from (at least that's how the valentines day menu was). Other than that, I am sure you will find the food to be worth it, they have great steaks and seafood and an outrageous wine selection.

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rlfrank
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for Valentine's dinner. Our first time there, but friends recommended it. Wow are we happy we went! Our table was ready on time for our reservation. We arrived early, so spent some time at the bar (Say: "Happy hour"). The food was incredible, service was great' We will definitely return.

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vipAmyD
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Delicious food. Good service especially considering it was Valentine’s Day.

JM
vipJMA3
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Love this place! Great food and service! Dining room lights could be dimmer for a better ambiance!

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ErinH
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Our waiter was unfriendly and even seemed to be annoyed that we didn’t all order alcohol during happy hour. He rarely checked on us and seemed to have an attitude when he did. We called in advance to ask about happy hour and then when we arrived we got two different stories about the specials. But the worst was the service.

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vipHBPL
Baltimore
99 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It had been a while since we last dined at the Towson Tavern. The service was friendly and informative, we had a nice table tucked away from the bar, and the menu had several selections that made us think hard about what to eat. Give the portabella pizza and mussels a try. We'll dine at the Towson Tavern again.

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Boomer
Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome dinner. Server was the best, attentive, funny, and accommodating to a 10 yo. Food was excellent. We will be back.

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Maureen
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We started with a salad and I'm so glad we did. They have several salad options which allowed my husband and I to each get something different. It was a bit pricey, but very fresh and not your boring house salad. I had the braised short ribs, which were very tender. I'm not typically a meat and white potato eater, but I figure a few times a year is ok. My husband had the shepherd's pie which was a special for restaurant week, but he just ordered the entrée, not the 3-course option. He was fond of it and it was enough for each of us to have leftovers the next day. It was rather slow for a Friday night as I'm guessing most students can't afford to eat here.

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vipPDiane
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandi, our server, was a delight! The food was fantastic! One of my 2 favorite places to dine in Towson.

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vipLuv2eat
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed our Sunday Brunch! Food was great!

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NatashaD
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great weekly specials. Need more variety on menu a of red meat and pork items.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and Steve the server was wonderful

JK
JennieK
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Server was very nice and attentive. Food and drinks came quickly and were very good.

MV
vipMichaelV
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful New Years Eve dinner. Tori and Gill took great care of us.

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Patti
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food are always outstanding! Great place for special occasions. Everyone is very friendly and attentive. Food prices are a little higher than other restaurants but we are never disappointed. Menu items change at certain times. There always seems to be something new and delicious to try.

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BklynK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience2

The food was overcooked. The service was terrible. We did not get bread or water. The server brought white wine when I ordered red wine. The room was very noisy due to a large party that should have been seated in a place where they would not distract others. The food was very high priced, mediocre quality, and not really worth it.

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vipSLR1
Baltimore
82 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This is not a 2-$$!sign restaurant, unless a burger is ok with you. No other choice under $20 on the menu except appetizers, which were all in the teens. It was an OK experience. Our server must have been working her first night because she could not answer any questions about prices, types of beer or any menu items. The highlight of the evening was the Valet. He was courteous, efficient and worked hard on such a cold night.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Place is just ok. Service was slow for a place less then half full. Complimentary bread was late (as stated by server) and dry. Ordered steak medium rare. Came out medium well. Then had the pleasure of debating if the server the difference between the two. I even pulled up pics from the internet to support my cause.
My preference was accommodated and I received a complimentary dessert. Although the server was to busy to retrieve a dessert menu. She instead verbalized all the options. At least the valet guys outside gave us a voucher for free parking.

BH
vipBarakH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good!!

JW
JWJW
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal

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vipTwodogmom
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our dinner was very well prepared and delish! Our waitress was attentive and helpful. We definitely will be back.

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DavidS
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pan-seared scallops were done perfectly but were far too heavily salted. Order them without the searing rub.

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FoodieJim
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Consistently good food and service. Pricey for a tavern but very good.

PR
vipPaulR
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place, great food, crab soup was excellent. Friendly bar service, good beer and whiskey selections. Would go back.

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Towson Tavern is rated 4.3 stars by 596 OpenTable diners.

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