Tower Oaks Lodge

4.5
6746 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Great for Lunch
With the look and feel of one of the "Great Camps" of the Adirondacks, Tower Oaks Lodge serves an American-style saloon menu. Adjacent to a 21-acre nature preserve, Tower Oaks Lodge is located just off I-270. The raw bar features oysters from both coasts.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 4:30pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 4:30pm
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Phone number
(301) 294-0200
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeff Eng
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Private party facilities
Semi-private cocktail parties in the Saranac Bar
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Private party contact
Kathleen Carbonaro or Any Manager : (301) 294-0200
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wootten Parkway
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Parking details
Street parking also available. Complimentary valet parking offered Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.And also Friday and Sunday mornings.
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Public transit
Bus 81, Monday - Friday until 7:30pm
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 6746 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on March 26, 2013

The ambiance at the Restaurant good food, great menu selection something for everyone ...plus good prices, great location what more can you ask for . When someone says lets meet for lunch or dinner I always say Tower Lodge.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2013

Extraordinary decor. Much nicer during the week (less crowded) but always a good bet with visitors

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2013

horrible service
ordered appetizer and entree. Everything came out at once. Waitress (stella)could not understand the issue offered to rewarm the soup that we had to stop eating as the entree would have gotten cold

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2013

My whole family always enjoys the food and service quality at Tower Oaks Lodge. We always gave it high rating. However, we werer very disappointed when we were there last Sunday night. First, we were told we were given wrong/out-of-date dinner menu when we were ready to order. And then our waitress was too busy to tend to our table while the restaurant was not full (70%). (She just disappeared.). Our fried appetizer was served lukewarm/cool. And lamp shank entree was not prepared correctly. It had strong smell. Shrimps in entree pasta were dry and hard to chew.

Not sure why this happened. Let's hope this was just one incident.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2013

We love Tower Oaks Lodge! Another great meal and great service!

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1.0Dined on March 23, 2013

Very disappointed in the food. This used to be one of our favorite "go to" restaurants. My husband ordered the Rockfish Special. It was literally two bites. He complained to the waiter who did bring him another piece. The Crab and Artichoke Dip was yummy. My son liked his French Dip. My salmon salad was okay. My daughter also had the Rockfish which was a 6 oz. portion. 6oz. is not much. The ambiance is still one of the best in the area; too bad it's better than the food.

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2.0Dined on March 22, 2013

Food was very good. Waiter was very inattentive to the point we had to keep running
for the manager. They did offer to comp us another meal.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2013

It was very noisy. Waiter was a bit overwhelmed. Food was good as usual.

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2.0Dined on March 22, 2013

Food seemed mass produced and over priced for the portions. Very disappointed and will not go back. I've been a few times over the past couple of years and each time it seems less and less worthwhile.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2013

The food was for the most part good, except for my shrimp capellini - the shrimp were overcooked, as was the capellini, and the sauce was dreadful. My spouse liked the haddock, however. We shared the apple/arrugula salad, which was tasty. The desserts we picked were the brownie sundae and the apple pie, both of which were fine. The service was great as usual. Hoping for a better meal next time.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2013

Everything was great! Staff very friendly

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2013

Consistently good service and food. You always know what to expect and there is something for everyone.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2013

Always consistenly good food Nd great service.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2013

We have eaten here dozens of time and I don't think I have ever been disappointed. I have liked some menu items better than others and some tables better than others, but all in all I feel like it is a good choicefor a good meal. The St. Patrick's week menu was probably not one of my favorites so I went with one of the salads which was quite good. My biggest gripe is the parking. I know there is Valet parking and in a pinch I will drop the car, but I prefer not to.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2013

I have eaten at Clyde's before at other locations and really enjoyed it. Tower Oaks was no exception. Four of us had dinner here on St. Patrick's day. The menu was tailored to St. Patrick's Day so I am not sure about the regular menu but all of our meals were quite good. Two of us had seafood and they said it was quite good. My chicken club sandwich was very good and reasonably priced. Service was excellent - friendly and efficient. This place is hard to spot from the main roads but worth the visit. The decor is rustic with an open timber building. Good spot to get a reasonably priced meal!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2013

What a fun place for St. Patrick's Day ! Their Irish menu items were phenomenal ( Our table shared quite a few ) There was a strolling bagpiper and a "leprechaun " looking for his pot of gold and handing out green necklaces. The restaurant is unique and beautiful in a gorgeous wooded setting. It makes for a wonderful escape from the city.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2013

Love the Adirondack "great camp" style. Good food. Reasonable price.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2013

We went here for a St. Patricks Day brunch. The place was decorated nicely and they even had bagpipes.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2013

It was St Patrick's Day, so there was a man playIng the bagpipes. It was very loud and we couldn't talk to each other without screaming for about half the time we were there. Annoying, but understandabl given the holiday. Next time, we would steer clear of the restaurant on holidays.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2013

I ordered the steak salad with shallot sherry vinagrette. The frisse, frizzled leeks and braised fennel make it wonderful. Very nice presentation and the steak cooked perfectly as I asked. My husband enjoyed his corned beef sandwich- (St Patrick's Day) and my son enjoyed the french dip sandwich.
This was a very busy night for the restaurant and service was never compromised.

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2.0Dined on March 16, 2013

Mixed drinks were poorly made, in fact horrible!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2013

It's one of our regular stops. Good prices, interesting menu.

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2013

Will not go back so close to St Patrick's day or any other holiday. The room was very noisy. The wait staff hard to find.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2013

I dine here regularly for lunch ith a friend and it is always a good experience.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2013

Extensive menu with lots of great selections. Reminds me of the Ahwanee Hotel in Yosemite.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2013

Skip the Shrimp and rosa sauce. TOO MUCH PASTA. Stick with their basics. Half price wine night on Mondays didn't hurt. Make sure you pick one of the dining rooms that aligns with your style and preference. It makes a huge difference in how you experience this place.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2013

went for bday dinner; had the fillet mignon. tasty as always; chili was wonderful; my husband's favorite the rueben was tasty, lean and just wonderful.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2013

Always enjoy eating at your restaurant. Food is always good and the service is normally very good. Very much like the setting in the back room where the canoes are. I find the room where you first walk in more formal and at times very noisy. I also like the bar area very much. Great place to have a drink and eat something like a sandwich or have an appitizer.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2013

Its a very pretty place... but the service was not what I thought it have been.

The food was not tasty

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2013

It's always a wonderful experience!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2013

I went here for Sunday brunch with a couple girlfriends. Everyone was very friendly and our server did a great job getting us any refills we needed and ensuring that our food came out quickly. The manager stopped by our table as well to check on how we were doing. I ordered the Eggs Chesapeake which come with their house potatoes - the eggs were delicious, but the potatoes were amazing! Be sure to order something that comes with them. I'd definitely like to go back to check out the bar too. It looks like both of them were pretty expansive. Overall, we had a really great experience and will be returning in the near future!

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed a dinner at TOL on Saturday, especially the liver and onions, the bread and cheese cubes that are only offered on Fridays and Saturdays and obviate the need for a big appetizer, and the gorgeous ice cream of the day - caramel Heath bar crunch - along with homemade whipped cream. In fact, my favorite item was the ice cream. Our server, Edward, was nice but hard to call over to our table I think because it was an especially busy night and maybe a bit understaffed. Still, he did his best. My filet mignon was overcooked and I had to send it back which was not a problem.
We'll be back as TOL is our favorite Clydes.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2013

I had the lamb and didn't even need a knife. Best I ever had and I'm Greek so don't tell mom!

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2013

My experience at Clyde's at Tower Oaks Lodge was overall a good one, however, the food was not as hot as is should have been. Although the food was well prepared and tasted good it was warm by the time it reached the table.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2013

The guys who tend bar are so great and you can get full service dining at the bar if there is no room in the dining room. The fireplace is nice but you a reservation to sit near it. Overall the place is top notch and the waitstaff will accommodate any request even vegan.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2013

Always enjoy my time at Tower Oaks. I have been there for dinner with friends, business lunches, retirement parties, happy hour and oysters, Easter brunch, and New Year's Eve - I've never been disappointed. Great service, food, and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2013

Always excellent! Had a great time and meal.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2013

Good meeting place for a business lunch or dinner.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2013

Had the fresh fish dish of the month, and it was delicious and very beautifully prepared.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2013

Food was excellent in quality, quantity, and presentation. The service was without doubt the best we have had at any restaurant in the USA. We may have got lucky and got their best waiter - but everyone else was as forthcoming and friendly as can be. Especially impressive was that all the details were just right for food and drink. We have always liked the ambiance at Tower Oaks, and we still do, but until this visit we had developed an impression that food and service were less than when Tower Oaks first opened - and we have been back a good dozen times over the years. This time, they were even better than they were when they first opened. Unusual for a huge restaurant like Tower Oaks, the manager stopped by. He is doing a lot right

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