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Fresh Maine Lobster and Beef Short Rib - Red Tails Ocean Grille, Waldorf, MD

Red Tails Ocean Grille

4.3
4.3
126 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
An elegant approach to local seafood; Here to offer an outstanding ambiance, amazing cuisine, and spectacular drinks to pair with our even better patrons.

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2 people

11:00 pm


Booked 5 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Cocktail Bar, Comfort Food
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (240) 565-6077
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Area
    Waldorf
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway

What 126 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

126 Reviews
  1. LilyC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second visit to the restaurant, and I am equally pleased with both experiences. The atmosphere is great, and the food is over the top. Please keep doing what you are doing, it is working well.

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  2. AshleyW

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance and our waiter Corey was great. Just took a little longer to receive our checks and food to go. My food to go, I didn't attempt to eat my jambalaya until the next day at work for my lunch and once I started eating it, there was a hair in it. They don't open until 3 today so I will be calling to receive a new one.

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  3. Toni

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Went for a family brunch to try a local spot. Food came out at different times, waiter delivered wrong meal and seemed overwhelmed. Bottomless mimosa did come quickly!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    When we got sat, we waited 30mins without ever being greeted by a waiter. Decided to leave since we didn’t even get acknowledged by anyone other than the hostess who sat us. Waiters need to work on managing multiple tables.

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  5. TAnjaR

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined here as a group for the first time & it was a great experience thanks to Clay! He is AWESOME, very patient, detailed, Professional & care about his customers!! The food was great & we can’t wait to return again! Of course we’d prefer Clay again!!!

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  6. KevinG

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent seafood. I had the salmon and the better half had the broiled seafood platter. Very Good service

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  7. KeeR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had Sunday brunch and the service was great. The food came out hot and flavorful. Would recommend adding full size waffles and/or pancakes with fruit to the menu to increase options.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve been here several times for brunch and usually the service and food is exceptional. However, this particular visit we were disappointed across the board. Hopefully, we’ll try again in the upcoming future but no time soon.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered the catfish and grits. I can’t remember if it stated that it had veggies in the sauce/grits but I was not a fan. I picked what grits I could from under the sauce and ate the catfish with the side of eggs I ordered. The catfish WAS really good though. Just wanted a heads up about the veggies. Music playing was great and a vibe. Sang along the whole brunch.

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  10. ElaineT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my first time dinning at this restaurant The food was good but the service was slow. The waiter was friendly and professional. I will go back again.

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  11. BrunchwithMom

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The server was excellent although they were short-staffed. The drinks were supurb! However, the food was hit or miss. The Lamb chops were delicious but the side dishes could use some work. The asparagus was very thin and over-cooked amd other sides had no seasoning. We might have come on an off night. We plan to return because we had such a great time.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time here and everyone loved it !

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  13. Godfather

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time dining there, my wife and I were extremely pleased with meal and service.

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  14. VikkiR

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We frequent this restaurant often, and enjoy our visits …so we decided to invite friends. This is the first time we’ve had a negative experience and it was a bit embarrassing. My guest was served flat Prosecco, and when he asked to replace it, it was the last bottle in the bar. His wife requested a Draft IPA, but there was something wrong with the taps. Then she ordered a bottled beer from the menu and that was out of stock also. She kept being offered a Killians Irish Red which is not an IPA. Our guest ordered a NY Strip, it was out of stock. I ordered an appetizer, Buffalo Cauliflower, it never came out until the end and it was to go. I ordered Fried Catfish, fries and broccoli, the broccoli never came out. Our server never looked at us, just stared at his device. We are used to WAY better service, specials explained, we love coming but this night with guests was just awful. We came early to avoid the loud music, so that was great. Not sure we’re bringing guests again …

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  15. JennR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for my birthday and wasn't sure what to expect but everything met my expectations. Nice quiet ambiance (on a Tuesday night anyways) food was hot and flavorful, our waiter Craig was nice and accommodating and the prices were reasonable. We will be back

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  16. AngelineW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch was great would like to see biscuits and or toast on the menu with brunch. Also, hot coffee and tea.

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  17. Slang808

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Need to add some love to the food. I had to reach for salt and pepper for all of the food I ordered. I never have to do that.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The experiment was great! We were seated very quickly and the customer service was excellent. Very friendly waiter and was very helpful and knowledgeable regarding the menu. The food was very good, including the dessert. Everyone at the table enjoyed their meal. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and will continue to support this establishment.

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  19. DeeA

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I patronized Red Tails Ocean Grille. We enjoyed our meal. We had lemon pepper wings, shrimp platter and teriyaki salmon. Everything was very good, staff took care of us and was welcoming. We will definitely return.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had a great time with family, and the food and service were great. Food that was enjoyed: Catfish and grits, veggie omelet, cheeseburger and fries, cauliflower wings were fabulous, including the complimentary mimosa! The devil eggs did not hit the spot ( kind of bland). The waitstaff was excellent!!

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  21. BillR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The overall review of this restaurant is outstanding. The food was very good. The service was excellent and the food arrived expeditiously. My suggested that we return very soon.

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  22. ChavonneS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was good! I certainly appreciate it. Thank you!

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  23. SabrinaO

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, very good. Only downside is you have to ask about specials because they don't outwardly state happy hour menu items/specials unless you ask, which could result in significant savings. The waitress was nice. To go box(cardboard)doesn't work for all menu items like shrimp and grits! Shrimp and grits was very flavorful and filling.

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  24. TonyaH

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my staff there for a Holiday Dinner, and everyone absolutely LOVED the food, the drinks, and the service. We will be back for brunch!!!

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  25. JayM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The first time I went to red tails in April everything literally was AMAZING!!! Service, food, everything! This time when I went in October the food was still amazing but the service was NOT. We never got our appetizers, the waitress did not listen well, two of the entrees were incorrect, she seemed as if she had an attitude helping us. Other than her, I would go back again because the food is really good.

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  26. Kris

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Never even got seated. Waited about 20’minutes us and another couple walked out.

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  27. MissHall

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice atmosphere. The service and food were both excellent!

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  28. Vernetta

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We never had the opportunity to sit down and dine, when arrived they immediately told me it was a 30 min wait on kitchen, I advised I had a reservation they, repeated. They never acknowledged my reservation after I advised twice I had one. So my husband and I left restaurant.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My experience started terribly. I had made a reservation for a party of 12 and I was called 30 minutes before my reservation time and was told they wouldn’t be able to accommodate the party that I made a week prior. My reservation was for the dinner area when I got there I was seated in the bar area. The manager never came over to apologize for the inconvenience. However, Dominique our waiter was amazing and the food was good but I would never make reservations here ever again.

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  30. Jay3

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Love the food at Red Tails ! The server did a good job as well especially since we had a large party.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food outstanding waiter who was able to take care of everyone in the restaurant by himself when short staffed. Truly had a wonderful dining experience.

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  32. DeeB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was awesome, and the food was amazing, and fresh!

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  33. CassandraL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My party loved the restaurant, and the food was excellent. We all got the catfish nuggets and flatbread pizza. I definitely will be back for dinner again.😊

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  34. RonnieH

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was ok. I actually enjoy brunch better. Had to move my seat due to the number of flies when seated at the window.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took my Kom for her birthday because she had never been and she enjoyed it!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Will definitely return. Service and food was very good

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  37. ShereeseS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, drinks and service. Nice music and environment.

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  38. KarenJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not my first time dining at Red Tail but my guests were so pleased they were making plans to return at a later date.

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  39. NikolB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server William was awesome and attentive. Thank you for great service !!!

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  40. Lady

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was average (nothing special). Service was not good. We were a party of 7 and given only two sets of menus. When I asked for more, I was told that we could pull un the menu after scanning the QR code. Maybe that works for the young generation, but umm...! Also, we were given our order one or two items at a time, and we received the easiest things to cook (eggs and grits) last--and only we asked for it. On top of that, I gave my water to another person on our party because we couldn't get the waiter. Finally, I got that glass of water, long after I finished my meal. Sorry, it just wasn't worth it.

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FAQs

Red Tails Ocean Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 565-6077.

Red Tails Ocean Grille is rated 4.3 stars by 126 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

11:00 pm


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Red Tails Ocean Grille

173 St Patricks Dr, Waldorf, MD 20603

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Waldorf
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Cocktail Bar, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway
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