Towson Tavern

4.5
626 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.

*Please enjoy Wine Down Wednesdays with us featuring half priced bottles.
*Happy hour Monday-Friday from 5:00-7:00 at the bar. Half priced top-shelf cocktails, wines by the glass and all beers.
What 626 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBrianC
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The braised short rib was not tender, it seemed like it had been overcooked then reheated. This is the first time I've had a bad meal there though, so hopefully it was just a one time occurrence.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great crab cakes and crab dip.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Tori (not sure of spelling) was our main waitress and she was great. Very friendly, good sense of humor, efficient, patient, accommodating. She had her work cut out for her, waiting on 5 senior women of varying moods and cognition. Kudos to her.

Also like the roomy booth, comfy booths.

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EddieS
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would highly recommend great food and service close to stores as well!

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SteveC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience. First time in Towson and found a gem . Wish this place was home

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vipabiy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, great atmosphere!

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TrishT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff is ALWAYS very friendly and knowledgeable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

Love Towson Tavern! Always have a great time there - amazing cocktails, great food at a good value too.

Hope they are able to revamp the restaurant in the future though, because it’s starting to feel a bit dated inside.

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AllisonW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for a quick or lengthy drink/dinner. A very large seated bar section!

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PSUAlum
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and staff. Our waiter knew everything on the menu and was able to describe the specials well.

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vipDoug
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

We tried to be supportive of our server (she was newish). Unfortunately, our appetizers came out with the entrees (the servers, not our primary, were apologetic). Server never checked in from the time we ordered until after we were finished eating. No drink refills. No how is your food. Sean, mgr, came to check in us finally. Overall disappointing experience. The only saving grace was the food was very good. We thought that Sean offered us a round of drinks to compensate—but no, they appeared on the bill.

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LoisB
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Too many offerings with jalapeño. Limits choices for those who don’t want spicy food.

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JaredC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was memorable and the service was friendly and welcoming. Took my wife and Mother in law here for Mother’s Day and they really enjoyed the fried green Tom with Lump crab! My favorite turned out to be the braised short ribs! Super Tender!

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DawnD
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch

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vipEDFT
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, served at a comfortable pace. The owner always walks around to make sure his customers are satisfied.

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vipVirginiaP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Noise level depends on where you sit

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was exceptional. We ended up sitting at the bar even though I had reserved a table. It was a good choice because the bartender was great and very knowledgable about the beer selection.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, great Champagne!!!

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vipFridayNightSpot
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great neighborhood spot, fantastic cocktails and meal was high quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday party. Great event! Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Ordered both the Cod and Scallops, but the Scallops were a bit on the salty side for my tastes.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The NY Strip was good and so were the short ribs. I also enjoyed the Blood Orange Margaritas. Friendly waitress and clean restaurant.

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LorenaR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I'm so happy to have chosen this restaurant, everything was amazing and they paid special attention to details, because was my boyfriend birthday and they gave us a unbelievable night!!!. All the staff were amazing and charmed.

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TeressaFree
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Dining experience was good. Ambiance and food very good. However, our waitress seemed a bit confused with the billing process without cause. It was explained to our waitress that the check should have been split among 2 separate credit cards and that did not happen. It was not until my friend and I left the restaurant that the error was discovered.

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LisaB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The Towson Tavern is very nice. Our waitress was very good but too busy. Our drinks went dry during dinner and that’s a pet peeve of mine. I don’t feel that should ever happen in a restaurant. Food was good but prices were a bit too high.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was exquisite. I had one of the daily specials. The pan seared Halibut was cooked just perfectly. I’ll be going back to try other dishes soon. I have had the Filet before and it was just as good. What a treat!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

It was closed! WTF!

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LelahM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent and service was extremely personal and speedy. Price was outrageous for what we got.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Entrees were ok. The apps were the best part. Service was slow. We were left waiting for our check for half an hour.

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KirstynW
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the Towson Tavern this past Sunday ! We got the brussel sprouts, fried green tomatoes and bacon wrapped scallops for apps which were all DELICIOUS. And then split a burger and the beet salad for entrees. The beet salad was by far the best salad I have had in a very long time. The burger was cooked perfectly and the bacon jam on top was drool worthy.
We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food , great staff . Recommend for parties of 4

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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
16 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
50 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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Towson Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 626 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.