Clyde's of Columbia

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$30 and under
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American
Located on beautiful Lake Kittamaqundi in the heart of downtown Columbia, Clyde's has been serving lunch and dinner daily, and weekend brunch, since 1975. With a seasonal American cuisine menu, diners can enjoy Wild Alaska Salmon in season, Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Filet Mignon, or a delicious Bacon Cheeseburger. Brunch features favorites like French Toast, Eggs Maryland and Steak and Eggs. Serving a late-night menu, Clyde's is the place to go after a movie or a concert at The Soundry or at nearby Merriweather Post.
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OT
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Great service, great food, great price!

SS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Went for Sunday brunch. Service was very good but the food was not worth the charge. Breakfast potatoes were saturated in oil and soggy. Turkey sausage was over cooked and dry. Not worth $15.

JB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience, excellent food and service. Live music venue next door for after dinner.

CL
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The ambiance was very nice ! I ordered clydes Cabernet wine which was very smooth . I also order the steak frites which was OK. I have had better steak for the same price other places. The service was good though.

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant!! Excellent, start to finish!!

TN
Baltimore
52 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was great, however, food was just okay on this visit. My Fish & Chips were not fully cooked and came with soft uncooked batter. The chips were fine.
As for the balance of the food, I believe all was okay and satisfactory. It’s been a while since I’ve visited this Clyde’s; I found the service friendly and attentive and because of this, I will give it another try down the road.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Request an intimate table on the reservation. The accommodation was perfection.

Thank you Clyde’s

D
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing meal like always!

JH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a reservation and were seated quickly. Food and drinks were very good. Attentive service

OT
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was delicious! Staff were all very very kind.

CS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. I don’t care for the tight, too close seating to people beside you.

OG
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our New Year's Eve dinner at Clyde's!

B
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great time. Our waiter was excellent. We were not rushed at all. Food was good. Fairly priced.
It was nice that there wasn’t a fixed menu on New Year’s Eve. The evening could not have been better.

j
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch was great! The steak and eggs are my favorite and the coffee cake is wonderful. We dine here 2-3 times a month. Never disappointed and the value for our dollar is great! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nice place to eat with a view of the lake!

R
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Fillet was done perfectly.

CS
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The setting was exactly what we wanted.

RH
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Parking was far from the entrance so there was no easy way to get disabled guests to the front door.

A
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We always enjoy Clydes, but hate the side by side seating. The table next to us was loud, annoying, and basically in our laps. I hate to see hats worn at a table, and that was my view all dinner. The food is solid and well priced. The gnocchi appetizer would make an odd appetizer, but made a great small entree. We continue to go back, and just cross our fingers we don’t get the awful side by side seating.

AB
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Met friends for dinner. I arrived during happy hour. While waiting, I ordered calamari and pear sangria. Bothe were delightful. Was surprised the sangria was not on a happy hour special.

For dinner, I had a Caesar salad with salmon. It was very good. I asked for extra lettuce and it made it just the right portion for me.

The service was generally good. Ambiance was nice. Will return soon.

OG
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Superb service and very reliable menu. The scallops and crab cakes are so good. Looking forward to dining here again on New Year's Eve!

ED
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clyde’s has been one of my favorite places to eat for 20+ years

GA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner for three 2019. My daughter had pan-seared sea scallops and she said they were very good. My wife had shrimp linguine that was prepared very spicy. The waiter had the dish remade and it was good. My 8 oz hanger steak was burned on the outside, but the center was the way I like it medium. The service was excellent and the Wild Lake Choir caroling at tables was nice.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve Dinner

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Christmas Eve dinner with family

I
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful lakefront view from a comfortable booth. Holiday decor was lovely. Service attentive without rushing us. Food was very tasty especially the warm Fudge Brownie. Only deficit was the lukewarm crab cake.

LT
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I thought the prices were very reasonable, and the food was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ask for a quite table but was put by a large family in front of the bar!!!

N
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food was good, our waiter was amazing but the hostess was terrible! She was rude and argumentative all because we requested a booth...she was very unprofessional.

RC
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal in a great location.

DD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Clyde's for the first time to celebrate my birthday, the food and the service were outstanding. I will definitely be back!

f
Baltimore
47 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had a birthday dinner in my honor with our daughter, son-in-law and 2 grandchildren. We were seated in the rear of the restaurant at a booth for 6. It was perfect because it was quiet so we could all engage in conversation. The Carolers that came to our table several times added to the ambience. We all were impressed with the children's menu that actually offered fish ( that wasn't fried) as an entree. Delightful meal as always!!!

S
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We love Clydes. We’ve lived in Columbia since 1973 and it has been consistently the go to restaurant for us. This time, our server was not very efficient. Didn’t place drink order until 20 minutes after being seated and he just seemed to be confused and like he didn’t receive proper training. Nice yes but not like the typical Clydes waiters who are usually on the ball.
We were in bar so of course it was loud. To be expected. Food was good.

b
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

For a Sunday night of no particular importance, there was no excuse for the poor service at Clydes, which we have visited numerous times in the past with far better results. Our reservation was for 6:15 but we didn't get seated until about 6:45. The wait staff was harried and slow and the food was a long time coming. Not bad quality appetizers and main courses for dinner but the menu was not extensive. Also it was quite loud making conversation difficult. Crab cakes were heavy on filler and light on backfin. Not going back anytime soon.

r
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Very busy. Even taking that into account, service was very slow. We skipped dessert because it took so long for the waitress to come back to take our order that we had no idea how long it take to get the dessert once ordered. The waitress was nice but the service was slow. We go to Clyde's all the time. This was the exception to normal service.

EP
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been going to Clydes for over 35 years and always enjoy it. I preferred the old menu, though. New items are ok but selection is more limited. I see that they are trying to appeal to people with food issues; allergies, etc.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Awesome. Emma was great...first time at this location. We will be back!! Crab cake was delicious!

KB
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clyde's is always excellent. I've been to several of their locations but this was my first time at Clyde's of Columbia and it did not disappoint. Food was excellent and service was great even though it was the middle of Sunday Brunch and they had a Breakfast with Santa event. Santa and Ms. Clause were wonderful, and Clyde's did a great job managing that event.

SL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Made an advance reservation for a party of 10 for brunch on a Saturday. I requested a window table.
Was very pleased to see that they had reserved a great long table by the front windows overlooking the lake. Our server was friendly, attentive, and all our food orders came out as requested.
Santa and Mrs Claus came around the tables with gingerbread cookies to greet everyone. They also had tables go up one at a time to get photos with Santa. Great for groups and kids.

R
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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