The Turn House

4.5
972 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, happy hour 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 972 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was exceptional! Everything met or exceeded expectations. We noted that the occasion was a birthday- would have appreciated acknowledgment however.

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vipEllenR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Our server was very good but they were clearly understaffed. Menu is limited and food was just ok, and not inexpensive.

JN
vipJamesN
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Rather not

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RobN
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

An oddly hidden, unexpected little gem. Food was very fresh and really delicious, plus it's very reasonably priced for the quality. Service was a bit spotty and disjointed, with no one checking on our table after placing our order, but management appeared to take those lapses seriously. Very well may be growing pains with post-pandemic training. Will definitely go back to give them another try.

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CelesteB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was amazing. The patio was beautiful, clean and a perfect place for an evening outside. The staff was very nice but it took are waitress for ever to bring anything we requested to our table. I requested a glass of wine and it took about 25 minutes to receive it.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service as an issue

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience5

I had a burnt chicken sandwich, undercooked chicken wings and the fries were soggy. The service was good and so is the atmosphere. I was really disappointed because the sandwiches used to be much better.

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vipFoodie
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food served hot, as it should be, but rarely is.
Mango salsa was filled with fresh ingredients, and the salmon tasted very fresh.

One complaint: charging $6 for 3 pieces of bread!!!
Three of us ordered three main dishes- this small amount of bread should be complementary. At the very least we should have been told the PRICE ($6!!!) before serving it.
The extra charge was an unwelcome, and unfair surprise.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Very small menu. Menu changed from the day that I made the reservation. Food is tasty but not plentiful for the cost.

JG
JulieG
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a great date night! Service was wonderful, food delicious and we were able to enjoy each other without hearing other tables conversations.

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Mike
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drink and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely - service was fabulous and the food was amazing! Great experience - can’t wait to come back!

DA
DamienA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time, food was great!!!

MA
MaryAnneR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had lunch with three friends. Service was slow but we didn’t mind as we had plenty of time to chat. Food was overall just okay. Chicken sandwich and fries were not hot. However, onion rings were piping hot and delicious! Worst was coffee. Press pots are great but only if water used is very hot and with enough coffee. Both coffees were weak after waiting many minutes to push the plunger in. One was replaced once but was no different. For the charge it’s a waste. It is frustrating to find high priced bad coffee in many restaurants.

Have been here many times for the outdoor patio, best setting in Columbia. Wish the menu had more interesting choices.

CS
CeciliaS
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was the bartender. A very helpful and professional lady. My son’s hamburger and fries were tasty and a generous portion. My classic Caesar was quite good. The chicken was grilled with flavor and taste. I do not prefer chicken and yet it was so good. My only complaint is that there was not much lettuce. That rarely happens. Overall a pleasant dining experience.

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Foodie1
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostesses and server Roberto were awesome! The view was spectacular!

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Julie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good, but seemed overpriced for the value. There was one server covering at least 7 outdoor tables by himself when we were there- he was great, but you could tell he was exhausted.

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tom1
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beet salad was a big hit. Patio is a lovely place for a nice meal. Wine list is extensive, but food menu at dinner was quite limited. We'll be back.

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pjonly
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

The menu here had the most items I enjoy in this area plus I love the outdoor seating.

KD
vipKaterynaD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location! Beautiful view! Great food, good service.

JR
vipJosephR
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Pete was excellent and added to the experience.

DG
DinaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

We sat at our table for a while before someone came over and asked if we wanted a drink it was a beautiful night and I was really in the mood for a glass of wine but it took a while to get the sangria which wasn’t that great. The appetizers we got were wonderful but the main course not up to par. I’ve been there before and the food was much better the first time around.

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Datenight
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner and evening! The setting is absolutely beautiful.

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CHARMAINEW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Awesome Staff & Excellent Customer Service! The view from outdoors is absolutely beautiful!

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RyKeishaT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Turn House was amazing! They will be seeing me again very soon. This was a last minute reservation for my Husband’s Birthday and they did not disappoint

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Chawk
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just went here for the first time with friends for brunch and had a delightful time. The food is delicious, the bar offerings are wonderfully varied, and the outdoor dining area has a lovely ambiance. We had a great time and will definitely be back.

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DENIZK
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ı love here 👍🏼 good servise and good personal.. and good wiew

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, great service. A little pricey but I will pay for great atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice when looking for a tasty local spot! The ambiance, food, and service come together to create a consistently pleasant dining experience. And Chef Tom is the man.

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Richardom5
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The whole experience fell short. I left a private note for management, but never heard back

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villagewise
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Reuben sandwich is my favorite. Great ambiance!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Unfortunately this was a disappointing experience. The location and setting are beautiful but the service was poor.

Our server was rarely present, got our orders wrong because she didn’t write them down, we had to get our own silverware from another table once our entree came because she never came back to check on us. The worst part is that she was training someone else.

We had high hopes based on the reviews we read but we were extremely underwhelmed with our experience.

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RyanP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Nice view of the golf course from the outside. Drink are good and food was good. Service was slow. Took 30mins to get a drink and another 30mins before I could place an order for food. Maybe they were short staffed. Don’t know if I’ll go back.

JM
JanetM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at The Turn House and we brought two guests. They were just as enthusiastic as we are. The food, the ambience, the service, the views (even inside this time) were solid. Energetic is a good word to describe the 'feel" of the inside dining. It's not noisy and not quiet, and very conducive to relaxing into a good conversation.

How really nice that we have such a fine restaurant nearby.

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Linda
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was warm, but relaxing. Our son and daughter-in-law were visiting from Connecticut. We had ample time to have a good conversation over a very good brunch. And the service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Good food but service left much to be desired.

BA
BaltimoreAnna
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

He have eaten here pre-pandemic a couple if times but this is our first time back in awhile. The food is creative, excellently prepared and plentiful. We ordered the brisket nachos which were amazing. We also ordered burgers and the salmon. The burgers are always huge and delicious. The salmon was served with grilled peppers, rice, a soy glaze and mango salsa. Really good!!
This restaurant has a huge patio and Saturday it was a bit warm but pleasant. It is a wonderful patio setting pretty much anytime of the year with great views of the golf course. The restaurant is elegant and has great views of the golf course as well. Perfect for special occasions, family gatherings and date night.

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Diamx0
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Definitely make a reservation. We sat outside on the patio area & had a great view of the golf course. I ordered a classic Caesar salad & the crab dip. The salad was decent but the dip was really good. The bread that comes with the dip is way too hard, get all chips with it. The service was slow at first but ended up being decent. I wish they were open past 9pm because i know the ambiance on a late summer night would be amazing. I’ll be back to try more items.

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Dave
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Great outdoor location and good food. Overpriced and service was poor.

CR
ChristyR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience here!

FAQs

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

The Turn House is rated 4.5 stars by 972 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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