The Turn House

4.2
1104 reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to The Turn House! Executive Chef and Owner, Thomas Zippelli brings local flavors and fare to the Howard County area. Chef Zippelli's farm to table style of cuisine keeps his menu local, fresh and seasonally inspired. We look forward to providing a unique and tasty dining experience for everyone who visits.

*Please note: Reservations are strongly encouraged*
*We do not split checks*
*Please Note: Patio & Deck Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.*

Our menu changes frequently as Chef passionately lives by his message, EAT LOCAL! In addition to lunch and dinner, we offer outside dining with a gorgeous view of Hobbits Glen golf course, weekend brunch, food and drink specials, a notable wine list, and more! Our neighborhood gem is a great spot for any occasion - whether you're looking for a quiet conversation, to host a casual group night out or celebrate a special occasion, we have the space and service for you!

Offers

  • Buck-A-Shuck Tuesdays!

    Multiple dates available

    Tue 4:00 PM - 7:45 PM

    $1 oysters and $5 Glasses of Prosecco every Tuesday from 4pm to Close!
  • Wine Not Wednesdays!

    Multiple dates available

    Wed 4:00 PM - 7:45 PM

    Select Bottles of Wine HALF Price every Wednesday from 4pm to Close!
  • On Sunday's We Brunch

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM, Mon 4:00 PM - 7:45 PM

    Brunch is served every Sunday from 10:30-3:30! Seasonal Menu and $20 Bottomless Mimosas!
  • Friday Dinner

    Multiple dates available

    Mon 4:00 PM - 7:45 PM

    Happy Hour Drink Selections From 4-7PM

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1104 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2based on recent ratings
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Food
4.1
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.8
Value
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KevinL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere is very impressive. The service was good and they were very professional and friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Looks nice in the summer time. The food was good! The ambience inside is just okay. The service was excellent!

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vipBillsbestfriend
Phoenix
63 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went for a late, light dinner and it was really well done! My date had French Onion Soup - an afficianado - and it was done perfectly - not too salty as some are elsewhere & a great crunch to the cheese on top! We split a Caesar Salad with the nicest crunchy romaine, crispy parmesan croutons and light dressing for the best taste!
I have shrimp cocktail - BIG shrimp, homemade cocktail sauce and herbs to enhance the taste!
Great wine, great waitress and nice warm fireplace to sit next to on a very cold night!
Thanks, Turn House!

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LC54
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience4

A friend and I went to brunch for my birthday. Wait staff is always great, top notch. I decided this time to try the steak and eggs. I asked first time for medium well done. It came back seared on the outside and red, red, red on the inside. Asked to send it back and cook more. Just wanted a little pink. I knew from looking at the plate it came on that it still wasn't cooked right (5 minutes from the time I asked to have it cooked more to when it came back to me). There was blood red running on the plate. I cut into a piece to humor the cook, but it was still red, raw meat inside. I realize the argument that chefs don't like cooking well done or anything close to it. But I cannot eat raw, red meat. It has to be cooked. So the chef won and I lost. Didn't try to eat anymore. It smelled like it would have been good, but I think the kitchen cook staff needs to remember, the customer really does know what they want. I'll compromise, even to go to pink. I think this just went into the kitchen and sat there and then was sent back to me. Bad form you guys.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just WOWZA

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AnnA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The food is fairly good, but not gourmet and not as outstanding as the prices and the advertising would lead you to believe. The service was excellent.

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RussW
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Menu is not expansive - but the choices are good; Short Ribs - oysters - burger were all delicious

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EricB
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food is great! I think I'd prefer to sit in one of the rooms without a television.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Hostess sat us next to the fireplace. Great ambience for a low key date night.

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SueC
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Wonderful! So nice to have the heated patio for safe dining outside during the pandemic. Food is excellent!

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AndreP
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

We were seated next to a couple 3ft away. Server was very slow. We were totally forgotten. My drink came after our appetizers after we asked where it was. Asked for ketchup that never came until i asked for the check. Waitress kept apologizing but never offered to adjust the bill. Horrible experience ruined our anniversary

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DawnT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

The Turn House is a nice restaurant and solid as far as food goes however service always seems to be slow. There seemed to be some chaos in the kitchen as well as the runners kept bringing us food that was not ours. Overall the experience was pleasant, food was good, and we all had a very nice time. Be prepared to wait for the servers. In these times, most establishments are short staffed and this must be kept in mind to not get impatient.

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vipLarry
Washington DC
323 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I ordered a burger which was prepared as requested. Also had requested fries well done. The fries came limp and lukewarm. Perhaps not enough servers as the restaurant filled up?

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BethS
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

We were seated after the hostess straightened her menu’s behind the desk & we never saw another person, we left after 25 minutes. The hostess never looked up as we were leaving

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dinner as usual.We requested by the fire place and had the seat and the whole room to ourselves.Very nice birthday celebration.

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boss61
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

The food was great, especially cocktails and appetizers. Service was exceptional after an uneven start marked by confusion over who might be assigned to our table. Our two dishes came out at different temperatures - was one waiting for the other to be done?

The Turn House was more on its game during our last visit and we'll come back once the pandemic is more in the rear-view mirror.

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QuinnK
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

It is my favorite place to eat! I love the ambiance and eating near the golf course! However, I wish the food was more bar-ish for the dinner menu because my mom and I really enjoyed the new Texas Chili Nachos.

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TequilaLover
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

There was a big party going on and it spread the servers pretty thin. Not enough to bother us, just an observation. Still had a great experience with amazing food and a beautiful atmosphere.

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CeciliaS
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent oysters !

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Where to begin…upon seating one of the servers dropped not one but two sauces on the floor directly behind us. This splashed over my husbands pants and jacket. No response from server. We tried to order Oysters. Not available. So we ordered the crab dip. Crab in the dip was unrecognizable and overall rather tasteless. It came with potato chips and a single piece of toasted bread cut in half??? My order of a Caesar salad resulted in onions on romaine with again an unrecognizable dressing that was not Caesar dressing. The surcharge for adding three scallops was $13. The bill including tip exceeded 140.00 which included wine. Needless to say we will not be re-Turn-ing. Very disappointing.

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Girls
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The cocktails were great. Brussel Sprout appetizer way to much vinegar. For a small menu we were hoping for superb dishes. They were all right, but probably would not come again, unless for cocktails. Tablecloths in dining room would enhance experience also.

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vipOMAR
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Good service and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience4

The food was underwhelming. The scallops were cold, the burger was over cooked and the short ribs were dry. And for the price they charge, this should have been better quality food.

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Ravens
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Very nice spot, menu is kind of limited but what they do they do well, Drinks were very good, Will definitely be back.

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HumbertoZ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place in a golf club setting. Nice decor and the drive and parking were great.

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MonicaG
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

Restaurant was very nice, clean and the staff was great! Food was horrible especially for the price. There should be no reason to pay $33 for a skirt steak that was tough and no flavor what so ever. On line it said NY steak, totally appropriate but skirt, absolutely not! Eggs even worse, plate full of cold, hard and just bad. The mimosas were not good either as you can tell (if you know champagne) that they used a very cheap brand which gave me an immediate headache. Biscuits and the blueberry compote was Amazing! This was my second and last time I will come, just not worth it. For a Restaurant like this they really need to do better. Menu is also very limited.

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Mort
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience3

Our server was excellent, but my grilled chicken sandwich was dry.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great restaurant, we’d love to return. Our server was just fine- nothing extraordinary. Great views on the golf course. Food was great, but menu items are over priced. They had a few daily specials which were great, but they weren’t advertised- we had to ask.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite spots. I enjoy Tuesday nights for $1 oysters and $5 Prosecco’s. Always a good time and nice ambiance.

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TimO
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

The restaurant is great, fireplaces located around the dining rooms, wonderful views. The only issue was that the serving of the Eggs Benedict were cold.

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JimNee
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Waitstaff often are "green" when it comes to table service, yet each has been pleasant and sincere. The 2-star rating for service is a result of a failure of management, in my experience as a waiter and manager in fine dining restaurants. If a small change, such as minor dress code (eg, no shorts and tennis shoes), would elevate the level patrons and therefore the staff.

That said, the chef clearly has a knowledgeable palette, is creative and should be commended for his passion for locally grown ingredients.

As long as one goes for the food and not the quality of service or ambience, a diner will likely have an enjoyable time. (Our best experience at The Turn House was Sunday brunch, fwiw.)

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vipLisaS
Baltimore
78 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience this past Saturday night. The cocktails were outstanding and the food was excellent. My husband couldn’t say enough about how good the short rib was! Maggie was our server and was great with her recommendations and overall service. The restaurant was very busy and I understand why. We will definitely come back.

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vipNdaniels85
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Loved being able to sit by the fire. Food and service were decent. Our server was great, but I believe very busy because it took a long time between orders, and coffee never made its way with our desert.

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vipDenRH
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food, drinks, and wine were amazing. It was some of the best bouillabaisse, I’ve had in a very long time.

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jeep
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The appetizers were great. My veggie burger needed more seasoning.

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vipResm
New England
32 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful surroundings.
Lovely afternoon.

Bit pricey but good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun times

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vipJillS17
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious! Wonderful service!

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Mikey
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Took my family out to dinner at the Turn House. This was our second time here. The food was delicious! The service was great! I highly recommend it.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Turn House using the Order Online button. The Turn House also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Turn House also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 740-2096.

The Turn House is rated 4.2 stars by 1104 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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