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Clyde's Tower Oaks Lodge

2 Preserve Pkwy. (Wootton Pkwy.) Send to Phone
301-294-0200 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Clyde's puts on an Adirondacks' show with all the mountain trappings.
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Dining room at Clyde's Tower Oaks Lodge, Rockville, MD

Clyde's Tower Oaks Lodge Restaurant Review

: Built on the scale of the “Great Camps” of the Adirondacks, the Tower Oaks Lodge of the Clyde’s Restaurant Group is adjacent to a 21-acre nature preserve. Rooms like the Great Room, the Tack Room with its hunt country character, and the Saranac Room with its fireplace, skylight and rugged bar add to the outdoors theme. But dining here includes all the modern touches---freshly ground hamburger for the famous hamburgers (cooked as you dictate) as well as a menu full of comfort foods, fresh fish, vegetables and even a whole-grain or two mixed in for a healthy twist. Longstanding relationships with local farmers keep the kitchen seasonal with monthly specials that might include halibut, rockfish or lobster. Comfort-food specialties may include beer-braised pork shank with savory ham and cheddar bread pudding. Or try the grilled filet mignon with truffled potato croquettes. Non-meat eaters may opt for the stuffed roasted acorn squash. As in all Clyde’s restaurants, look for desserts that feature seasonal fruits and berries in the pies, cobblers and shortcakes. To mix it up, there is always the option of a locally sourced cheese plate, often with a tangy goat cheese.

User Ratings & Reviews for Clyde's Tower Oaks Lodge
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Surprisingly Bad
by eturner11 on Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:04 pm
 
I'm somewhat surprised to see all the high marks for this restaurant after going there recently. Most of my family, including myself, works or has worked in foodservice for most of our lives, so I'm usually pretty forgiving when it comes to restaurants and service.

The menu was a little odd, to start with. It was like someone had tried to be edgy and original, but had come up with some of the oddest combinations of food I'd ever seen in a failed attempt to be unique. The decor had the feel of a place that was once impressive and is starting to show it's age. Broken wicker on the chairs, and missing paint and finish are just a few of the things I noticed.

Some of our meals seemed to be passable, but my shrimp was overcooked to chewy, rubbery chunks. For someone to give high marks to this place, their standards must be low indeed. I've had better nights at an Olive Garden, and actually most of these problems would have been overlooked if the manager and server had been better. After that, all the white Christmas lights in the world won't make up for the experience I had here.
 
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