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The Turn House, Columbia, MD

The Turn House

4.3
4.3
1245 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, 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!

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (410) 740-2096

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Zippelli

  • Catering

    Let us take the stress out of planning your next event!<br />Give us a call today at (410)740-2096

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you are celebrating your wedding or just gathering together over great food and wine – at the The Turn House we understand that your special event deserves to be a one-of-kind experience! Allow us to make your private dining experience a memorable one. Our restaurant is available for an inti

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (410) 740-2096

  • Neighborhood

    Columbia

  • Cross street

    Harpers Farm Road

  • Parking details

    We are located right on the Hobbits Glen Golf Course. There is always plenty of open and accessible parking for everyone to enjoy.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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!

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What 1,245 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Outdoor Dining

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Outdoor Dining

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Scenic View

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  1. S

    Spicher113

    Baltimore

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in a great atmosphere. Food was fantastic. Try the lamb meatballs. You will not be disappointed.
  2. KB

    KBOGH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was very good! The food and vibe of the place was great
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful!
  4. DU

    DUNR

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Poor service, almost too loud to have a conversation.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good - service was very good
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food and service was good!
  7. CJ

    CuppaJoe

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great time. Made a business lunch reservation for the patio. Looking forward to it.
  8. S

    Stephanie

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good, great ambience and wait staff - excellent!
  9. W

    Weedhopper

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Crab cakes had no flavor, sourdough bread was like store bought WHEAT bread with a very hard/dried out crust (returned to kitchen), shrimp-n-grits was very tasty. Had great online reviews, but it was a poor Father’s Day dinner.
  10. SB

    SteveB

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    While our server was trying to do her best, she was hampered by both the bar and the kitchen in getting our drinks and appetizers in that order along with the untimely deliver of dinner. We skipped dessert since we decided it would be too much of a wait. Keep this in mind if you decide to go there. For a summer evening, the patio is unmatched in Columbia.
  11. WB

    WendyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great staff and the outdoor seating next to the golf course was wonderful!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    Amazing food and service. The
  13. MC

    MarieColumbia

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Shrimp and grits were cold, grits like little rocks. There was 4 of us everything else good. Cindy our waitress had to ask for biscuits, service very slow.
  14. ML

    MichaelaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service. Great drinks and food! No complaints.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time celebrating my husband’s birthday!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Great ambiance and beautiful views of the golf course.
  17. MA

    MichaelA

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service. Thank you
  18. MB

    MikeB

    Baltimore

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    2nd time dining outside at The Turn House, setting is beautiful but the restaurant itself unfortunately is just average. If stepped up some this could be a fantastic restaurant but the service unexplainably slow and below average, bar service is very slow, bottled water brought to the table is warm and the food is overpriced. The only real positive is the view.
  19. SC

    SusanC

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters were great as was the rest of our food and the server! No complaints
  20. TL

    TheList

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food leaves a lot to be desired, chips are stale, water is warm not cold, had to ask for ice. pricepoint is too high for the low quality of the food. Service is not that good
  21. c

    ckcs

    Richmond

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Turn House is wonderful. The view of the golf course is serene. The food is always very food &amp; service excellent. And its easy to park! I live 40 minutes away, and have eaten here 5 times in the last 7-8 months. Love it!
  22. A

    Amyc

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Great ambience with the patio being lovely in a beautiful evening. Bar service extremely slow and closed early on a weekend night. Food was okay-onion rings weee the highlight. Waitress was very sweet.,
  23. M

    Mike

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent experience at the Turn House. Great food and gorgeous view of the golf course. Will be back again.
  24. B

    Billsbestfriend

    Phoenix

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was excellent - best French Onion soup anywhere! Waiter Jake was great - attentive, knowledgeable with great suggestions.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good but main entrees took a long time to arrive. We ordered appetizers so that held us over until our food came. The lamb meatballs were terrible and I do not recommend them but the burrata and deviled eggs appetizers were delicious!
  26. E

    Exemplary

    Baltimore

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was exemplary and delicious. We were seated outside--therefore the quietness rating. Indoors, it is often hard for me to hear my companion. Service was spotty this time. They seem to be understaffed as are many restaurants these days.
  27. E

    Elisa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Too slow and portions too small and lack of main ingredients. Also food came cold (fries over salted and cold and meatballs and pasta cold) Used to be kind of fancy and fresh ingredients, there was nothing seasonal and fresh and we had hard time to pick something from the menu yesterday. Very slow and very few people inside the restaurant. Waiting time is disappointing. I’m glad we could be with my phone because it took forever to leave the restaurant and get our check. We will not be coming back.
  28. TJ

    TerriJ

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience5
    Sad that the menu was dated for June 2022 and yesterday was still May and several items not available on a new menu?!?! Don’t offer house made chips and give chips out of a store bought bag. At least tell guest first so they can decide! Also let the servers know when things aren’t available. Wedge salad, not available. A dessert not available. After we ordered. I would not offer Turning House right now. - Sad I was there a few weeks ago and loved it enough that I took my husband on a date dinner.
  29. MM

    Momof2MinionsMD

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Nice location with great view of the golf course. The food was nothing extra-ordinary and I thought pretty expensive for what we ordered. You even have to order bread for your table (not free). Service was subpar. No salt or pepper at the table. Had to ask for sugar multiple times. Our waiter disappeared and we were left sitting and waiting for our check to come. Disappointed and will not be going back.
  30. SC

    SarahC

    Devon

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience dining on the patio at the Turn House. The pineapple Margarita was delicious and my guests were very happy with their drinks too! The food was also very good and presented well. Alex our server was very attentive and polite. 5 Stars! Overall a fab time had by all and we will be returning.
  31. b

    byrdman

    Baltimore

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a Sunday brunch. The omelette were delicious and the home fries are incomparable. The coffee was delicious. I finished it off with a perfect Bloody Mary. The outdoor patio with a view of the golf course is bucolic,
  32. DB

    DeanB

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service. Food is really good and reasonably priced.
  33. A

    Anoneo

    Baltimore

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food!
  34. E

    Elizabeth

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    I selected the Codfish and Chips and a side of coleslaw. My portion of fish was small, the coleslaw was bland with limp cabbage and too much mayo. I couldn’t eat it.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Always liked the ambiance and quality of food and service. The only reason I didn’t give a 5 star is the simple fact that our server should have known the changes on their menu. Unfortunately, our party ordered the same item that was no longer being served. The manager did fix the issue and we were grateful for that. We will still come back in the future!
  36. SP

    SummerP

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Turn House has a wonderful menu, with standard offerings and more creative offerings. I especially enjoyed the deviled eggs with crispy chicken skins, shrimp and grits, and the limoncello for dessert. Our waiter Jaydin was also wonderful - kind, knowledgeable, and attentive. The dining room is beautiful and clean and they gave us distance between other tables. I’ll be back!
  37. MA

    MARYE

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal - food was excellent and the wait staff were super super attentive and nice!
  38. J

    Jackie

    Washington DC

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seasonal food prepared with great skill and care. Outdoor dining a plus.
  39. C

    Cindysh

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a great time. (Wish they had acknowledged my 84 year old mom's birthday)

    The Turn HouseResponded on May 25, 2022Cindysh, I'm very sorry to hear that a birthday was missed at your party! I would love to take care of a complimentary dessert the next time you dine with us for this occasion.

  40. CB

    CarolynB

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had lunch with my daughter, sister and one of my very good friends. We were seated by a window overlooking the golf course. The area was fairly quiet, great spot for conversation. I had strawberry salad as an appetizer and the fried chicken sandwich with onion rings for my lunch. Everything was delicious! I love Turn House! Whenever I’m in town, I try to get a reservation! Great food, great ambiance, great service!

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

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 4.3 stars by 1245 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Google Map for The Turn House

11130 Willow Bottom Dr Columbia, MD 21044

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Harpers Farm Road

  • Neighborhood

    Columbia

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We are located right on the Hobbits Glen Golf Course. There is always plenty of open and accessible parking for everyone to enjoy.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Zippelli

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (410) 740-2096

  • Catering

    Let us take the stress out of planning your next event!<br />Give us a call today at (410)740-2096

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you are celebrating your wedding or just gathering together over great food and wine – at the The Turn House we understand that your special event deserves to be a one-of-kind experience! Allow us to make your private dining experience a memorable one. Our restaurant is available for an inti

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (410) 740-2096

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