Linwoods

4.8
3580 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
It all began with a love story and a dream. Linwood, a chef, and Ellen, a reporter, met 36 years ago in a restaurant of course! They married and began to envision that someday they would open a restaurant of their own. The restaurant’s first business plan was written at their dining room table on an electric typewriter. In 1988 Linwoods opened its doors, and it has been a labour of love for more than thirty years.

Linwoods’ cuisine consists of the freshest ingredients, and inventive preparation. Our service is warm and attentive. We have developed a reputation for consistency an attention to detail. These qualities are key to our catering business as well. Our team has worked hard to connect to our community, and we value our customers. These values have been central to Ellen and Linwood’s vision, and we hope are felt by our customers each day.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3580 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ArnieH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great restaurant and have been coming there for over 30 years.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wait staff. Food delivery perfectly paced. Food arrived hot!

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ShawnL
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The waitress was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always excellent everything, very consistent !

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Mike
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, great ambience, super quality overall; a bit pricey.

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vipBernadetteS
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annie and food were amazing as usually. Her back help ie. busser and food runner were a little off. She was so busy and no help. Our water and ice tea glasses were empty until Annie filled them. Not the usual Linwood’s service.

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Yummy1
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Linwood’s. My husband and I enjoyed the food and will definitely go back.

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vipNortonG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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SueJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Not my first visit to Linwoods but I was definitely disappointed.

We ordered the veal scallopini and the scallop and shrimp dishes. The veal was served with the pasta and sauces on top of it which made the breading soggy and it fell off the veal. Had to hunt through pasta and breading to find the veal.

The scallops were delicious and perfectly cooked but the shrimp were over cooked and bordering on tough.

My first disapponting meal here. Neither dish was worth the price we paid.

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vipEnjoyed
Baltimore
70 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely wonderful meal! loved every bite. Sat outside and had a great experience.

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vipBobZ
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding as usual, the food was great and our server was excellent. Year after year this restaurant never fails to impress.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place to celebrate friends and enjoy time together!

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vipStephanieT
Key West
24 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating when getting us a seat we preferred. Everyone was friendly and made us feel welcome. Our waitress was lovely! So helpful and patient.
Mussels were huge and lovely as was the crab soup. The soup could have been a bit spicy for my liking but it was very good. Our tuna and bass were excellent and gluten free- allowing us to experience the chef's creation as it should be which is very important to us. Appropriate size portions. We fine the wine list to be adequate and mark up minimal. We enjoyed a lovely Chenin Blanc. There were not many gluten free desserts so I passed on that.

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libra
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is a great restaurant in Baltimore County. The service is always excellent and the menu has a nice variety of choices. excellent!

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Stuart
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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vipElizabethW
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy great food and excellent service at Linwoods!

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bossman1
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

food service always great there highly recommend outdoor seating nice

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jamiep
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mom to her first restaurant outing since the pandemic. The perfect experience. Safe, delicious, easy, great atmosphere (on the patio). High marks!

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viptownnaples12
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites never disappoints. Great menu, fantastic service.

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vipInnov8
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner visit. Professional wait staff, great food.

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StephenieC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was wonderful as always, staff friendly. This night in particular we were seated unknowingly right by the Owners table who were having dinner as well. The gentleman came over and helped us with our heater (outside seating) and make sure we were comfortable. I thought, how nice was that person? It wasn’t until after our dinner we asked our server who confirmed that was in fact their owner. What a kind and discreet gesture. I love Linwoods.

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DinerG
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was not as good as expected for the price. Service was very good.

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vipElizabethW
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service by Annie and absolutely delicious food!
Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful!

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Blis1
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amanda C is the best waitress ever. I believe she was waiting on all of the outdoor tables but she never seemed rushed or too busy to help us. Thanks!!

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vipLynn
Baltimore
80 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have developed food ally’s d the kitchen has been great adapting my needs to their menu!

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viptinab
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We love Linwoods! This may have been an "off" night. We waited an extremely long time for our entrees & then, my pizza was burned. The waiter didn't come back to ask how our food was for a while, so my son took my burned pizza & I ate his. The Pea salad was divine. It was a very expensive dinner, as two people opted to have the ribeyes. The pomme frites were just o.k. - not wonderful. For the money, it was quite a disappointment.

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AnaF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every time we go to Linwood it gets better and better. It was a Birthday/ Mother's Day dinner and as always you outdid yourself on cuisine. We will definitely be back.

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vipBernadetteS
Baltimore
50 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annie is always spectacular! Doesn’t miss a beat! Food was perfect as usual! Our pizza with all the additions was amazing! Great Job!!

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vipCharmcity
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service tonight! Crab tacos always a bit. Loved the tuna noodle appetizer. We could eat outdoors in spite of the rain under full cover- perfect!

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vipDavidG
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been customers since the soft opening..Alway great

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vipWilliamB
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food presentation was great. Servings were just right. On my list to return.

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vipGildaS
Baltimore
214 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The very best calves liver, onions, and mashed potatoes ever. And the crab Gazpacho soup as always is delicious. I did not enjoy my outside dining experience.

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vipDinerDocs
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Linwood has overcome the challenges of COVID providing a clean, outdoor setting with his expert culinary variety and delicious food. The waitstaff know the rules of COVID and etiquette and provides wonderful friendly helpful service. We enjoyed a light dinner with a delicious pea salad appetizer and unstructured perfectly prepared steak salad. We couldn't do without Linwoods signature hot chocolate on his traditional sundae. Outstanding.

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vipwinesap
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food was very good. Service was very polite and responsive. Ambiance was dull.
We felt very safe because of the large distance between tables. For example, we wish someone would say goodby to us, (a manager???) when we leave. We feel forgotten after we pay. It seems to be a gathering place for older people who live in the area. We would return more often if the restaurant had more personality.

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vipDiningDavy
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We had the crab tacos and octopus for appetizers. I never had octopus so well prepared. I had seafood fro diablo for my main course - just super. The house Chardonnay was excellent. If you would have had a rating above 5 stars for service, I would have given Barbara even more. She made our anniversary evening just perfect.
Thank her please for us.

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Marty
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food5service4ambience1

I love Linwoods. This is why I made a reservation to take a couple who had not experienced Linwoods there for her Birthday this past Saturday, May 1st. To insure a table at the very busy 6:00 pm hour on a Saturday evening I made the reservation in March. When we arrived we were escorted deep into the bowels of the old restaurant, past numerous dressed four top tables, to a round six top fold up table with a small white table cloth. A bus person dropped four rolled up table settings on the table and poured water. The server, Sister, was brief but fine for a busy evening. The food was all typically excellent Linwoods but without the Ambience I have come to expect and wanted my guest to experience. Through dinner my partner and I had the un-interrupted view of the rear end of the gentleman at the closest table exposed the full time with a special showing as he stood up to leave. Adding insult to injury the same dressed four tops were vacant as we made our way out of the restaurant. Will I return? Yes. Will accept being seated in such location and conditions again? No.

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SuzS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, classic, delicious! Decor is beautiful the menu diverse enough for our wide ranging tastes. My martini was perfection and our dinners sublime. Our server was Sister and she was wonderful as were all the staff. I highly recommend.

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vipNancyS
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This place never disappoints great food great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was second time going in the last two months both for birthdays. Service is excellent and food so delicious. I ordered two different entrees each time I came and wasn’t disappointed at all. The lobster tempura is now my favorite.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Linwoods using the Order Online button. Linwoods also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 356-3030.

Linwoods is rated 4.8 stars by 3580 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.