Restaurants in Columbia

Best Restaurants

Royal Taj Restaurant 8335 Benson Dr, Columbia Indian • $$

“Royal Taj is our go-to restaurant for special occasions, like our 20th Wedding Anniversary last week. It never fails to deliver excellence. Because it was a very special dinner, we decided to try something different. So my wife ordered the Lobster Malabar and I ordered the Grilled Halibut. Both were very good, especially the Halibut which was covered in an outstanding Corn Relish. To top off the evening our excellent server, Joshi, brought us a slice of very tasty cheesecake with a lit candle on top. As usual we cannot rave loud and often enough about Royal Taj and it is all due to the GM Binda, who is very friendly, charismatic and truly sets the tone of excellence at Royal Taj.”

4.8 Superb322 Reviews
Cured 18th & 21st 10980 Grantchester Wy #110, Columbia Cocktail Bar • $$

“Food and drinks were great. The hosts and servers were personable and gave great suggestions. Love this place and will definitely be back.”

4.6 Superb328 Reviews
Cazbar - Columbia 9400 Snowden River Pkwy Ste 122, Columbia Turkish • $$

“This place is a magical hidden gem which exceeded my expectations! The place is absolutely beautiful!!! You can tell they pay close attention to detail with the warm towels to clean your hands, the decor, and the electronic menu with pictures of the food. It was such a nice touch to see what you are ordering. We ordered the Sultans Platter (which was such a good variety) and sampled additional dishes. Every single dish was so flavorful and cooked perfectly!The belly dancers were really good and friendly. If you arent shy, you can dance with them. Such a great experience!”

4.5 Superb448 Reviews
Maggiano's Little Italy 10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy #3160, Columbia Italian • $$

“One of my favorite Italian restaurants! The Maggiano salad is AMAZING!”

4.6 Superb238 Reviews
Peter Chang 6000 Merriweather Dr Suite B 175, Columbia Chinese • $$

“Everything was delicious. Hot and served up right. Temperature, Presentation…… Excellent. The Sweet and Sour Chicken was the best I ever had and the egg rice was amazing! I loved the service and bartending from Nikki. She was awesome. The scenery is great. Plus this restaurant is pet-friendly.”

4 Good215 Reviews
Sushi King 6490 Dobbin Rd Suite F, Columbia Sushi • $$

“Bar none the best sushi in Howard county. We’ve been steadies there for 15 plus years. Only wish we’d discovered it sooner. Highly recommend!!!”

4.7 Superb108 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

“Absolutely amazing. A true fine dining 5* experience from the service to the food. Will return again and again.”

4.2 Good210 Reviews
Toby's Dinner Theatre 5900 Symphony Woods Rd, Columbia Dinner Theater • $$$

“We saw Beauty and the Beast last night at Toby's. The show was spectacular! Once again we were amazed at how creative the production is, given it's a theater-in-the-round. We are so fortunate to have such a top-notch dinner theater in our area with so many talented, wonderful, performers. A BIG shout-out to the person who found my wallet on the floor and called me immediately to let me know it would be in their safe until I came to retrieve it. Thank you! If you haven't been to Toby's before, please make a reservation and GO. You won't be disappointed.Cindy P”

4.6 Superb133 Reviews

“great experience , always a 5 star when we go”

4.3 Superb698 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

Royal Taj Restaurant 8335 Benson Dr, Columbia Indian • $$

“Royal Taj is our go-to restaurant for special occasions, like our 20th Wedding Anniversary last week. It never fails to deliver excellence. Because it was a very special dinner, we decided to try something different. So my wife ordered the Lobster Malabar and I ordered the Grilled Halibut. Both were very good, especially the Halibut which was covered in an outstanding Corn Relish. To top off the evening our excellent server, Joshi, brought us a slice of very tasty cheesecake with a lit candle on top. As usual we cannot rave loud and often enough about Royal Taj and it is all due to the GM Binda, who is very friendly, charismatic and truly sets the tone of excellence at Royal Taj.”

4.8 Superb322 Reviews
Cured 18th & 21st 10980 Grantchester Wy #110, Columbia Cocktail Bar • $$

“Food and drinks were great. The hosts and servers were personable and gave great suggestions. Love this place and will definitely be back.”

4.6 Superb328 Reviews
Cazbar - Columbia 9400 Snowden River Pkwy Ste 122, Columbia Turkish • $$

“This place is a magical hidden gem which exceeded my expectations! The place is absolutely beautiful!!! You can tell they pay close attention to detail with the warm towels to clean your hands, the decor, and the electronic menu with pictures of the food. It was such a nice touch to see what you are ordering. We ordered the Sultans Platter (which was such a good variety) and sampled additional dishes. Every single dish was so flavorful and cooked perfectly!The belly dancers were really good and friendly. If you arent shy, you can dance with them. Such a great experience!”

4.5 Superb448 Reviews
Maggiano's Little Italy 10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy #3160, Columbia Italian • $$

“One of my favorite Italian restaurants! The Maggiano salad is AMAZING!”

4.6 Superb238 Reviews
Peter Chang 6000 Merriweather Dr Suite B 175, Columbia Chinese • $$

“Everything was delicious. Hot and served up right. Temperature, Presentation…… Excellent. The Sweet and Sour Chicken was the best I ever had and the egg rice was amazing! I loved the service and bartending from Nikki. She was awesome. The scenery is great. Plus this restaurant is pet-friendly.”

4 Good215 Reviews
Bon Fresco 6945 Oakland Mills Rd, Columbia Sandwich Shop • $

“The chicken picante is one of my favorite sandwiches, and the homemade chocolate chip cookies are delicious as well. I also recommend their salads! Extremely fresh and tasty. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, nothing is overpriced. I highly recommended this place for lunch.”

4.8 Superb103 Reviews

“I stumbled across Applecores pop up at a Christmas event today and I’m so happy I stopped by and bought a dessert. I got the salted Carmel cheesecake. OMG! Absolutely delicious! It was perfect in every way. Will definitely be purchasing some cheesecake and excited to try their other sweets :-)”

4.9 Superb81 Reviews

“Favorite food truck place to eat! I wish I had a photo to show off his work! (Eat the food faster than I can pull my camera out ) everything is fresh and tasty you will be back for more!”

4.9 Superb79 Reviews
Boro Kabob 9350 Snowden River Pkwy Unit G, Columbia Mediterranean • $

“This place is perfect . The food is amazing as well as the people. They are very nice and welcoming. I met Sanaa, Raymond and Jevin, I love everything about the place and would give them 5/5”

4.6 Superb142 Reviews
Sushi King 6490 Dobbin Rd Suite F, Columbia Sushi • $$

“Bar none the best sushi in Howard county. We’ve been steadies there for 15 plus years. Only wish we’d discovered it sooner. Highly recommend!!!”

4.7 Superb108 Reviews

“Absolutely amazing. A true fine dining 5* experience from the service to the food. Will return again and again.”

4.2 Good210 Reviews
Toby's Dinner Theatre 5900 Symphony Woods Rd, Columbia Dinner Theater • $$$

“We saw Beauty and the Beast last night at Toby's. The show was spectacular! Once again we were amazed at how creative the production is, given it's a theater-in-the-round. We are so fortunate to have such a top-notch dinner theater in our area with so many talented, wonderful, performers. A BIG shout-out to the person who found my wallet on the floor and called me immediately to let me know it would be in their safe until I came to retrieve it. Thank you! If you haven't been to Toby's before, please make a reservation and GO. You won't be disappointed.Cindy P”

4.6 Superb133 Reviews
DMV Taqueria Banneker Building, Near, Columbia Mexican • $

“DMV Taqueria food truck is highly recommended! It’s smart to call in your order as they’ve grown in popularity as the word’s gotten out. My neighbor loves their chicken quesadillas. My favorite is the shrimp quesadillas, but honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of the menu items. I understand the churros are a favorite too, though I’ve not personally tried them. The drive home is brutal. The food smells so amazing, I can’t park the car fast enough. 5⭐️”

4.8 Superb83 Reviews
Toastique 6210 Mango Tree Rd, Columbia Juice Bar & Smoothies • $

“Very clean, modern, health-centric food option in Columbia. All ingredients felt fresh, clean, and tasteful. Avocado toast was great as was the green smoothie I had. My only complaint is the board the toast arrived on. I think I would prefer a plate, but that’s just my personal preference. Outside of that, my experience was positive. Will definitely be here in the future for a healthy, refreshing meal.”

4.2 Good166 Reviews

“great experience , always a 5 star when we go”

4.3 Superb698 Reviews
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ 8865 Stanford Blvd #109, Columbia Japanese • $$

“Amazing staff and food!!!”

4.4 Superb261 Reviews

“Fantastic place! The decor is beautiful. Food and wine were fantastic! Rudy, the owner, is the star of the show! He has a fantastic, friendly, and welcoming personality. He took time to chat at each table, and he’s so friendly and funny. We will definitely make this a favorite spot! 5 stars!!!! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️”

4.5 Superb162 Reviews
Dok Khao COLUMBIA 6000 Merriweather Dr Suite B155, Columbia Thai • $$

“Dok Khao Thai Eatery is great food, full stop. All the usual Thai staples, plus some very delicious chef's specialties. The interior is just fancy enough if you feel like "doing it up", or casual enough that you don't feel underdressed in T-shirt and jeans. Highly recommended.”

4.5 Superb159 Reviews

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Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ 8865 Stanford Blvd #109, Columbia Japanese • $$

“Amazing staff and food!!!”

4.4 Superb261 Reviews

“Fantastic place! The decor is beautiful. Food and wine were fantastic! Rudy, the owner, is the star of the show! He has a fantastic, friendly, and welcoming personality. He took time to chat at each table, and he’s so friendly and funny. We will definitely make this a favorite spot! 5 stars!!!! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️”

4.5 Superb162 Reviews
The Food Market 10480 Little Patuxent Pkwy G150, Columbia American • $$

“Ordered the army breakfast. Eggs were over done, sausage was under cooked and the entire meal was cold. Could have had a better breakfast at a homeless shelter. First and last time.”

4.3 Superb519 Reviews

“Incredible NYE 2022 Experience - We dined on the prix fixe menu on New Years Eve. The entire evening was amazing. Despite having a full house, Alexis, our server never missed a beat and delivered stellar service. Chef Corey delivered the goods from appetizer to dessert. Top it all off with exceptional wine pairings and you have the ingredients for a memorable and special evening.”

4.3 Superb421 Reviews
Xenia Greek Kouzina 8850 Columbia 100 Pkwy, Columbia Greek • $$$

“Everyone at Xenia was friendly and helpful. The Falafel Sliders and Greek Salad were delicious!!”

4.3 Superb398 Reviews
Seasons 52 10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy Suite 3150, Columbia Steak House • $$

“Shrimp and grits had very nice flavor but the chorizo was inedibly dry. Baby at a table in the next section screamed and cried throughout most of our meal. We decided not to stay for an extra drink as a result.”

4.3 Superb364 Reviews
PLNT Burger 10275 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia Burgers • $

“Delicious vegan fast food option located inside Whole Foods. My favorites are the crispy green beans and the milkshakes. Service is always fast and friendly.Dietary restrictions: Completely vegan - meat and dairy free”

4.4 Superb117 Reviews
Victoria Gastro Pub 8201 Snowden River Pkwy Ste D, Columbia Gastropubs • $$

“This was far from my first time here, but stopped by for a mother's day lunch today. Not pictured (because I was hungry, sorry) was the charcuterie plate and the Thai steamed mussels. The charcuterie plate had toasted bread, spiced nuts, two cheeses (today was havarti dill and a "grilled" cheese), prosciutto, smoked duck, whole grain mustard, house made pickles and a sweet relish. All the components on their own are delicious, but my favorite pairing was the bread with whole grain mustard, smoked duck, and sweet relish on top. The Thai mussels were cooked perfectly, the broth was light and full of ginger, garlic and coconut, served with a garlic Naan style bread. For desert, the s'mores cake with torched marshmallow, fudge sauce, chocolate cake and a Graham ice cream. It was decadent without being cloying, and a great ratio of chocolate, marshmallow, and Graham cracker that a lot of s'mores desserts get wrong. I also got the espresso marti-no, which was their non alcoholic espresso martini. Essentially a cold brew, but I loved the fancy feeling and it was refreshing and sweet. Our sever, Mike, was attentive and helpful, checked on us frequently but not enough to interrupt the experience. Love the ambiance here and the food is always a hit.”

4.2 Good275 Reviews
Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que 6201 Columbia Crossing Cir, Columbia Barbecue • $$

“Dwight was our waiter and he created a phenomenal experience for my family and I! Not only was the food amazing but so was the service. The food was decently prices and everything was nice and hot. The ribs were amazing!”

4.3 Superb118 Reviews
Texas Roadhouse 8820 Stanford Blvd, Columbia Steak House • $$

“Great service! Staff was a quick and efficient”

4.2 Good187 Reviews

“Best Indian food around and even better service. This is my husband and I’s go to spot!”

4.5 Superb59 Reviews

“Unique menu and best service .”

4.2 Good170 Reviews
Flavors Of India 7185 Columbia Gateway Dr Suite A, Columbia Indian • $$

“I've been craving masala dosa and was happy to find this place which offered quite an impressive menu section of dosas. Wonderful flavors and great service!”

4.3 Superb97 Reviews

“Found a future favorite spot that serves great Italian dishes. It was my first time coming and I was impressed with the dishes”

4.2 Good141 Reviews

“We came for their Sunday brunch. Things to Note: * The restaurant is located at the Columbia Mall. There are plenty of parking spaces, but it doesnt mean they are available. Get there a little earlier to account for finding a space and walking to the restaurant. * They have patio seating, indoor seating, bar seating, and high top seating. * They have individual bathrooms vs gender specific bathrooms. Two key takeaways: a) the bathrooms were clean b) the toilet tissue was a nice texture. Food: * The Walrus Breakfast included toast, sausage, bacon, eggs, and potatoes. This is a simple yet filling breakfast. Special shout out to the potatoes. They roasted the potatoes with sun-dried tomatoes. The two ingredients together are magical. * Cornbread Waffles: The cornbread waffle was okay. The blueberry compost, graham cracker crumbs, and whipped cream made this dish very desserty and too sweet for breakfast. * Shrimp and Grits: This dish was A+. It is definitely hearty and seasoned well. * Stone Ground Yellow Grits: I ordered a side of regular grits. It was cooked the way grits is suppose to taste...savory. Very good. Bottomless cocktails Uniquely, this restaurant doesn't offer bottomless mimosas; they offer bottomless cocktails. You get to choose between four cocktails and we drank them all. Please forgive me for not writing down all the cocktail names. Know that they are distinct, made with different liquors, and are a nice collection together. The bar was really slow; so when our first drink came, we put in the order for the next drink. We experienced excellent service from our server. She was friendly, attentive, and made great recommendations. The Walrus and Ale House has officially been added to my brunch rotation. If you are in the Columbia area, come check them out.”

4.1 Good159 Reviews
The Food Market 10480 Little Patuxent Pkwy G150, Columbia American • $$

“Ordered the army breakfast. Eggs were over done, sausage was under cooked and the entire meal was cold. Could have had a better breakfast at a homeless shelter. First and last time.”

4.3 Superb519 Reviews
The Iron Bridge Wine Company 10435 MD-108, Columbia American • $$$

“Incredible NYE 2022 Experience - We dined on the prix fixe menu on New Years Eve. The entire evening was amazing. Despite having a full house, Alexis, our server never missed a beat and delivered stellar service. Chef Corey delivered the goods from appetizer to dessert. Top it all off with exceptional wine pairings and you have the ingredients for a memorable and special evening.”

4.3 Superb421 Reviews
Xenia Greek Kouzina 8850 Columbia 100 Pkwy, Columbia Greek • $$$

“Everyone at Xenia was friendly and helpful. The Falafel Sliders and Greek Salad were delicious!!”

4.3 Superb398 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

Cafe Columbia 5550 Sterrett Pl # 103, Columbia Cafe • $

“Cafe Columbia is a cute, colorful little cafe with delicious crepes and friendly service. Recommended.”

4.8 Superb78 Reviews
Chop Chop Salad 10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia Salad • $

“Hubby and I enjoy the salads from here. They have standard salads but you can also customize them. As well, the employees who work there are always nice and helpful.”

4.6 Superb110 Reviews

“After a rough opening experience, I reached out and expressed my issues with the staff...After meeting with Management, they listened to my concerns and offered to ReDo my order....and Wow!!! Give them a try today from one Paisan to another....Great food...Be patient on the weekends as that is when they are most busy. I'm a fan again!!!”

4.5 Superb122 Reviews
Bonheur 7106 Minstrel Way suite e, Columbia Bakery • $

“Well stocked cases with great variety. Pumpkin macaron is a great seasonal treat. Greek cookies. Bagels. Cakes.”

4.6 Superb89 Reviews
Sapwood Cellars Brewery 8980 MD-108 Suite MNO, Columbia Brewery • $$

“Great place, friendly knowledgeable staff. Food trucks , great beers , what’s not to love! Prost!!”

4.8 Superb59 Reviews
Kokee kitchen 8765 Centre Park Dr #12b, Columbia Chicken • $

“Tea & Staff are wonderful.”

4.6 Superb81 Reviews
Bi Bi Cafeteria 7221 Lee Deforest Dr, Columbia Cafe • $

“Good and not expensive like the food trucks that come around”

4.9 Superb48 Reviews
MISSION BBQ 6270 Columbia Crossing Cir, Columbia Barbecue • $

“Fast, Friendly and Delicious”

4.4 Superb135 Reviews

“I’m addicted to this place! I love the banana nut and blue banana smoothies and the juices are the perfect thing for boosting me up when I’m feeling sluggish or dehydrated ?”

4.6 Superb72 Reviews

“Some of the best beer in MD and my favorite pizza. Great place with friendly and wonderful staff. Family friendly, this place is everything.”

4.4 Superb117 Reviews
Oh, What A Cake! 6656 Dobbin Rd, Columbia Bakery • $$$$

“Marcia was awesome to work with. She did a great job taking my vision and creating a delicious cake out of it. She also went above and beyond and added lights to make the cake extra special. The cake was also really delicious and everyone was so impressed by it.”

4.7 Superb53 Reviews
Sushi Sono 10215 Wincopin Cir, Columbia Sushi • $$$

“Great food, family friendly, attentive service, convenient parking.”

4.5 Superb79 Reviews
K-Manna Fusion 9350 Snowden River Pkwy UNIT J, Columbia Korean • $

“K-Manna is everything that I miss about Maryland and a reason that I'm moving back to the Columbia area in order to educate at Lincoln Technical College across the street from this gem of a restaurant.I ate here a few Weeks ago while enrolling at Lincoln Technical College and could not have enjoyed the pleasant Lunch more.The Robot Waiter is the sweetest thing that really brought a smile to my face while eating my Lunch and the Staff is just as nice and pleasant every time that I eat here.The food is incredible and I can't say enough about the Bulgogi or Bibimbap.The atmosphere is enough for Me to keep coming back but the food combined with the nice Staff and great service really just put it over the top.I hope that You stay in Columbia forever. We need more great places with tons of heart like this one.”

4.4 Superb97 Reviews

“Went to The Meadows today and got a gelati - vanilla custard and root beer water ice. The custard is creamy, smooth, and dense. It is infinitely better than regular soft serve. The water ice is a perfect texture, holds up while mixing with the ice cream, and no ice chunks anywhere. Also, root beer is a tricky favor to get right and this was perfect, all the flavor of a float without the carbonation. Go go go!”

4.7 Superb45 Reviews

“Wanted to try the local beers and have some pizza. This place hit the spot. Ended up having a Froggy Dog Pizza, 2 of their blonde and lager beers, and a moscow mule. Delicious beers and excellent pizza.”

4.3 Superb116 Reviews
Seasons 52 10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy Suite 3150, Columbia Steak House • $$

“Shrimp and grits had very nice flavor but the chorizo was inedibly dry. Baby at a table in the next section screamed and cried throughout most of our meal. We decided not to stay for an extra drink as a result.”

4.3 Superb364 Reviews
Sapwood Cellars Brewery 8980 MD-108 Suite MNO, Columbia Brewery • $$

“Great place, friendly knowledgeable staff. Food trucks , great beers , what’s not to love! Prost!!”

4.8 Superb59 Reviews
Po Boy Jim bar and Grill 10000 Town Center Ave Suite B, Columbia Southern • $$

“OMG this is a true gem. Please help yourself and try the bang bang shrimp and chicken Po Boy! The service and atmosphere is wonderful. Nieisha is the best. She’s a true Brand Ambassador.”

4 Good208 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants

“I visit this place a lot with my kids. The food is always delicious and the staff are awesome.”

4.3 Superb115 Reviews
Chick-fil-A 10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy Ste 1335, Columbia Fast Food • $

“This is the best and most reliable Chick fil A in the area. I've never had a bad experience here, and that says a lot, considering most of my patronage here is through Doordash. All of the staff are friendly, eager, and welcoming, but I want to give a shout out to Jesus, the director of operations. He served me today, and his personable and proactive service made my day. He always goes above and beyond and delivers a memorable experience. Oh and of course, my food was fast, hot, fresh, and delicious! Thanks again Jesus ?”

4.3 Superb39 Reviews

“just got ENGAGED!!!Oh and dinner was great too”

4 Good85 Reviews
Burger King 8835 Centre Park Dr, Columbia Fast Food • $

“I hit the drive through here to grab some lunch for me and the kiddos. In general it was a good experience. Chicken fries and fries were tasty, burger was lukewarm though.The cashier and food expediter were both lovely people who seemed genuinely friendly and worked hard to get my order right. I had some specifics and they got all the details right. I'd come again, the burger was probably a one-off.”

3.9 Good37 Reviews

“I absolutely loved Popeyes at this location. Wonderful employees they are so sweet and understanding, so patient. Food was amazing and crispy, will be coming back again!”

3.7 Good41 Reviews
Chick-fil-A 4905 Executive Park Dr, Columbia Fast Food • $

“The morning crew is outstanding. They are so pleasant and provide excellent service every visit. Shout out to Robin who makes my day when I see her.”

3.7 Good126 Reviews
Jimmy John's 7075 Minstrel Way STE 200, Columbia Sandwich Shop • $

“Jimmy Johns is our go to place after the gym. The wraps are good. We get the tuna club or Italian. Sometimes with bread sometimes without. Service is always great! Plenty of space to sit and eat with plentiful decor to read on the walls or tables”

3.5 Good26 Reviews
Dunkin' 10430 Shaker Dr Ste 100, Columbia Coffee Shops • $

“I visit this location practically everyday! All of the staff are amazing and super welcoming and quick to fix any issues you may have. The food and drinks are always quick and tasty. I’m so glad they are my neighborhood Dunkin!”

3.3 Good38 Reviews
Jimmy John's 6191 Old Dobbin Ln, Columbia Sandwich Shop • $

“I absolutely love their BLT. I placed my order online and apparently messed it up when trying to add extra bacon and someone from the shop actually called me to ask if I really meant to order a sandwich with out bacon? How rare and refreshing is that? Thanks for the call and going the extra mile.”

3 Average20 Reviews

“Lived in AZ, my first time, so I knew... Spotted cows are cute, and Sundays closed well... Chicken. No pretension, no hold bars customer service, no question. The White Castle version of the genre. Burn the gas. Get your fave drink ready.”

3.5 Good169 Reviews
Jimmy John's 8827 Centre Park Dr, Columbia Sandwich Shop • $

“The food is good, always is. The restaurant is clean. It looks aesthetically pleasing. Plenty of seating. Only complaint I have is the lack of awareness by staff. I place online orders because they are convenient for me and to save some time. However, I lose some of that time when I go to pick up my food and I see my sandwich waiting, but nobody is willing to help and just give it to me. I'm not reaching over the counter to get it either. There is room for improvement there,”

2.5 Average15 Reviews
McDonald's The Mall, 10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia Fast Food • $

“I was very surprised by the service and food quality! In a food court full of too many options my family of 4 settled for some old fashioned McD's! The young lady that took our order did extremely well. It was a LARGE order from all over the menu and SHE CAPTURED IT ALL IN ONE TRY! The beverages were made quickly including McFlurrys and Smoothies. The food was HOT and FRESH! This was the 1st time in a long time that AL condiments and toppings were perfectly placed on chicken sandwiches and cheeseburgers. & the cheese was melting on the patty!!! I would go to Columbia Mall just for a McD's craving fix”

2.5 Average17 Reviews
Potbelly 6490 Dobbin Center Way, Columbia Sandwich Shop • $

“I have visited this shop twice and I am extremely satisfied with the service and the food was exceptional. I had no idea that they actually made fresh croutons for the salad so if I could give it more than five stars I would. Take this review seriously as I am the pickiest person you will ever meet. I got the Mediterranean salad and the staff had no problem using a new set of gloves as I have allergies. Delicious to the max. BTW if I had any more room I would have tried the Pumpkin cookie again it is excellent. I will be back. Thank you”

2.8 Average29 Reviews
Dunkin' 5880 Robert Oliver Pl, Columbia Coffee Shops • $

“I’ve only had good experiences here. And best part - FRENCH CRUELLERS ARE BACK! They don’t show up on the app, but you can order them at the counter or drive thru window.”

2.8 Average36 Reviews
McDonald's 5485 Harpers Farm Rd, Columbia Fast Food • $

“I am a McDonalds drive-thru regular for unsweetened ice tea purchases. Tea flavor ranges from very good to unusual (old, perhaps, or bottom of the container). It varies from store to store and, frankly, day to day.At this branch, it has been constantly very good.”

2.9 Average52 Reviews
Sushi Sono 10215 Wincopin Cir, Columbia Sushi • $$$

“Great food, family friendly, attentive service, convenient parking.”

4.5 Superb79 Reviews
Victoria Gastro Pub 8201 Snowden River Pkwy Ste D, Columbia Gastropubs • $$

“This was far from my first time here, but stopped by for a mother's day lunch today. Not pictured (because I was hungry, sorry) was the charcuterie plate and the Thai steamed mussels. The charcuterie plate had toasted bread, spiced nuts, two cheeses (today was havarti dill and a "grilled" cheese), prosciutto, smoked duck, whole grain mustard, house made pickles and a sweet relish. All the components on their own are delicious, but my favorite pairing was the bread with whole grain mustard, smoked duck, and sweet relish on top. The Thai mussels were cooked perfectly, the broth was light and full of ginger, garlic and coconut, served with a garlic Naan style bread. For desert, the s'mores cake with torched marshmallow, fudge sauce, chocolate cake and a Graham ice cream. It was decadent without being cloying, and a great ratio of chocolate, marshmallow, and Graham cracker that a lot of s'mores desserts get wrong. I also got the espresso marti-no, which was their non alcoholic espresso martini. Essentially a cold brew, but I loved the fancy feeling and it was refreshing and sweet. Our sever, Mike, was attentive and helpful, checked on us frequently but not enough to interrupt the experience. Love the ambiance here and the food is always a hit.”

4.2 Good275 Reviews
Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que 6201 Columbia Crossing Cir, Columbia Barbecue • $$

“Dwight was our waiter and he created a phenomenal experience for my family and I! Not only was the food amazing but so was the service. The food was decently prices and everything was nice and hot. The ribs were amazing!”

4.3 Superb118 Reviews

Cheap Eats

EL SABOR CHAPIN 5485 Harpers Farm Rd, Columbia Guatemalan • $

“Favorite food truck place to eat! I wish I had a photo to show off his work! (Eat the food faster than I can pull my camera out ) everything is fresh and tasty you will be back for more!”

4.8 Superb120 Reviews
Masala Kitchen 9050 Red Branch Rd, Columbia Pakistani • $

“Awesome grocery store (especially for Bengalis and Bagladeshis). I buy mishti doi every week. Also, have real nice snacks and curries, etc. The store owner is very nice and it's a great feel to shop there.”

4.7 Superb49 Reviews

“Tasty beer (had hazy ipa, hubby had a lager) and very friendly servers. Somewhat of a post-industrial vibe. Unfortunately no outdoor seating and overly echoey and loud with the dozen or so folks here. Some games and books available. Very clean”

4.6 Superb51 Reviews
The Charmery 6000 Merriweather Dr Suite B185, Columbia Ice Cream Shop • $

“very good dessert following big lunch at peter chang's, next door. we had roasted strawberry, butter pecan and lemon ice creams. all super delish! very excited to visit their shop in chevy chase and, i think, another on upper georgia avenue, nw (in new retail development on site of previous walter reed campus).”

4.4 Superb77 Reviews

“In town for the weekend from out of state. I sure wish I had pizza like this at home! The service was very fast, super helpful and kind. The ingredients were high quality. The pizzas were much larger than expected and a fantastic value for the money. Order from here you won’t be disappointed!”

4.7 Superb40 Reviews
Oh! Poke 8765 Centre Park Dr Suite 12A, Columbia Asian Fusion • $

“First time there and we had a pokey bowl and chicken curry with dumplings on the side. Oh it’s a great way to explain how awesome and delicious it was. Can’t wait to go back! Strongly recommend trying this place.”

4.6 Superb46 Reviews

“Super-friendly guy behind the counter (the owner, maybe?) who asked questions about what I like and provided informed recommendations that were exactly right! Delicious teriyaki vegan “chicken”!”

4.4 Superb68 Reviews
Pho La Cay 8865 Stanford Blvd #103, Columbia Vietnamese • $

“Food delicious and fast to serve the food”

4.4 Superb62 Reviews

“I ordered online and my order was ready when they said it would be. Personally, I think BGR has better burgers than Five Guys, In and Out, and BurgerFi. BGR burgers range from a dependable delicious basic burger, all the way up to an extravagant unexpected, yet still delicious burger. My favorites are the triple d and the wagyu Wellington.”

4.3 Superb81 Reviews

“I may only be a small town pizza lawyer, but bacon wrapped deep dish pepperoni pizza cannot be against the law.”

4.6 Superb39 Reviews
Taqueria La Patrona 6300 Stevens Forest Rd, Columbia Mexican • $

“Hard chicken tacos are delicious!!”

4.4 Superb57 Reviews
Asian Palace 10801 Hickory Ridge Rd, Columbia Chinese • $

“Stopped here for lunch while I was in town. I really enjoyed the authenticity of the place. The service was great. The food was exceptional. I had a variety of things on the menu, and everything was on par. I would go back here again.”

4.5 Superb40 Reviews
Pizza Hut Express Columbia Mall, 10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia Pizza • $

“Joselyn was fantastic! She greeted us warmly and timed everything perfectly during our meal. Her menu knowledge and attention to detail were impressive. Joselyn’s genuine hospitality made our experience wonderful. She deserves all the praise. Definitely five stars!”

4.4 Superb49 Reviews

“I've been coming here since I was a teenager in 2009. Its still my go to spot when I come out here to visit my folks. Love it, food is amazing and the owner is always a good friend to me.”

4.3 Superb61 Reviews
CAVA 6181 Old Dobbin Ln, Columbia Mediterranean • $

“CAVA in Columbia, MD, is an absolute gem for Mediterranean cuisine lovers! From the moment you step in, the vibrant and welcoming atmosphere sets the tone for a delightful dining experience. The menu offers a dazzling array of flavors, with everything from spicy lamb meatballs to fresh and zesty salads, all customizable to your taste. The ingredients are always fresh, the portions generous, and the flavors are authentic and bold.What truly sets CAVA Columbia apart is their commitment to quality and customer service. The staff is knowledgeable and always ready to help with recommendations, ensuring that every visit is smooth and enjoyable. Whether you're in for a quick lunch or a relaxed dinner, CAVA makes sure you leave satisfied and looking forward to your next visit.If you're in Columbia and have a craving for delicious, healthy Mediterranean fare, CAVA is the place to go. It's not just a meal; it's an experience that keeps you coming back for more!”

4.1 Good151 Reviews
Chutney Indian Restaurant 9400 Snowden River Pkwy, Columbia Indian • $$

“I visit this place a lot with my kids. The food is always delicious and the staff are awesome.”

4.3 Superb115 Reviews
Texas Roadhouse 8820 Stanford Blvd, Columbia Steak House • $$

“Great service! Staff was a quick and efficient”

4.2 Good187 Reviews
Curry & Kabob Restaurant 5325 Village Center Dr, Columbia Indian • $$

“Best Indian food around and even better service. This is my husband and I’s go to spot!”

4.5 Superb59 Reviews

“Unique menu and best service .”

4.2 Good170 Reviews
Flavors Of India 7185 Columbia Gateway Dr Suite A, Columbia Indian • $$

“I've been craving masala dosa and was happy to find this place which offered quite an impressive menu section of dosas. Wonderful flavors and great service!”

4.3 Superb97 Reviews
Urban Hot Pot 10100 Twin Rivers Rd STE C1-109, Columbia Hot Pot • $$$

“The food was good and the people were friendly. They even had a robot that would bring certain food to your table.Minus 1 star because no one informed us how to order or get things started. After sitting in the booth for a while just waiting around, we eventually figured out on our own that we had to start ordering stuff with the tablet at the table.”

4.2 Good146 Reviews

“Found a future favorite spot that serves great Italian dishes. It was my first time coming and I was impressed with the dishes”

4.2 Good141 Reviews
Mango Grove 8865 Stanford Blvd UNIT 107, Columbia Indian • $$

“Variety of food, good service.”

4.2 Good135 Reviews
The Kings Contrivance 10150 Shaker Dr, Columbia American • $$$

“The hearty shellfish bisque was absolutely delicious with generous amounts of crab and shrimp. The delicious softshell crab was among the most tender and meaty that I've ever had. The service was very prompt, friendly, and professional. The ambiance in the spacious, nicely decorated, and beautiful home was warm and inviting. The very good beer and wine selection included oatmeal stout and old world reds. Parking was very convenient.”

4.4 Superb53 Reviews

Latest Reviews

Burger King 7106 Minstrel Way, Columbia Restaurant • $

“Every time I go to this Location my food is always hot in the manager name Latone is always friendly in always on her stuff it’s always clean in there in this location keep decorating every holiday I like to see the decorations make u feel at home 1255 keep up the go work”

2.6 Average70 Reviews

“Took my kids over the weekend pizza is AWESOME SAUCE!!!! staff and waiters was super nice GREAT experience definitely will be returning”

3.5 Good161 Reviews

“I visit this place a lot with my kids. The food is always delicious and the staff are awesome.”

4.3 Superb115 Reviews
Royal Taj Restaurant 8335 Benson Dr, Columbia Indian • $$

“Royal Taj is our go-to restaurant for special occasions, like our 20th Wedding Anniversary last week. It never fails to deliver excellence. Because it was a very special dinner, we decided to try something different. So my wife ordered the Lobster Malabar and I ordered the Grilled Halibut. Both were very good, especially the Halibut which was covered in an outstanding Corn Relish. To top off the evening our excellent server, Joshi, brought us a slice of very tasty cheesecake with a lit candle on top. As usual we cannot rave loud and often enough about Royal Taj and it is all due to the GM Binda, who is very friendly, charismatic and truly sets the tone of excellence at Royal Taj.”

4.8 Superb322 Reviews
Pizzaman Restaurant 5810 Robert Oliver Pl, Columbia Pizza Delivery • $

“I have a standing order with this restaurant for their Ribs. But I also like their Pizza and Subs. I always talk to John when placing my order. He is so professional, helpful and polite and kind. This is one of my favorite places to order food from. I give them 5 Stars!”

4.2 Good65 Reviews
Bi Bi Cafeteria 7221 Lee Deforest Dr, Columbia Restaurant • $

“Good and not expensive like the food trucks that come around”

4.9 Superb48 Reviews
America's Best Wings 5467 Harpers Farm Rd, Columbia Chicken Wings • $

“Someone need to give that man Thaddeus a job and pay him what he deserves as kind a respectful as that young man is it a shame to see him being mistreated and underpaid if anyone is looking for a amazing worker who is always respectful go here and find Thaddeus and offer that man a better job”

3.2 Average38 Reviews
BurgerFi 6181 Old Dobbin Ln #200, Columbia Hamburger • $

“Delicious burgers...in fact, the best burger spot in the area....avid fan of the Columbia location --been there six times the past 3 weeks... the service always prompt and friendly, especially from Raymond”

3.8 Good146 Reviews
The Food Market 10480 Little Patuxent Pkwy G150, Columbia American • $$

“Ordered the army breakfast. Eggs were over done, sausage was under cooked and the entire meal was cold. Could have had a better breakfast at a homeless shelter. First and last time.”

4.3 Superb519 Reviews
DMV Taqueria Banneker Building, Near, Columbia Mexican • $

“DMV Taqueria food truck is highly recommended! It’s smart to call in your order as they’ve grown in popularity as the word’s gotten out. My neighbor loves their chicken quesadillas. My favorite is the shrimp quesadillas, but honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of the menu items. I understand the churros are a favorite too, though I’ve not personally tried them. The drive home is brutal. The food smells so amazing, I can’t park the car fast enough. 5⭐️”

4.8 Superb83 Reviews
410 BBQ 8700 Endless Ocean Way, Columbia Restaurant

“Great food at a great value. I am an instant fan.”

5 Superb6 Reviews
Cafe Columbia 5550 Sterrett Pl # 103, Columbia Cafe • $

“Cafe Columbia is a cute, colorful little cafe with delicious crepes and friendly service. Recommended.”

4.8 Superb78 Reviews

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The Turn House 11130 Willow Bottom Dr, Columbia New American • $$

“I came to a birthday party of 17. my server was Tai. Tai did an amazing job handling all the people & switching out orders than may have no be correct & answering questions on foods & menu items. Tai handled everything so well & stayed calm. Tai deserves a RAISE. he did so well.”

3.8 Good434 Reviews

“Tasha and April were absolutely amazing. If you want the best customer service, go straight to the bar and ask for these two beautiful women. They keep you laughing and spirits high while enjoying a great meal.The food was amazing. My hat off to the chefs and the rest of the great staff that created the amazing entrée.Visit, you won't be disappointed.”

4 Good392 Reviews

“Happened upon this place because Yelp is so helpful in narrowing down a search perfectly! We wanted a vegan spot and this did not disappoint. There are options for all kind of eaters!!! The decor, the greeters, the waitstaff, the food - GREAT!!!! I know I need to go back just to sample other options.”

4 Good288 Reviews
The Ale House Columbia 6480 Dobbin Center Way, Columbia American • $$

“It’s a chill place to be at this time a day the food is great anyone and everyone come to Ale House”

4 Good234 Reviews

“Great Food and Cocktails…”

3.9 Good211 Reviews
Uncle Julio's Columbia 10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy St 2530, Columbia Tex-Mex • $$

“Outstanding customer service!! My food was Sizzling hot and fresh , the Cadillac Margaritas are my Favorite!! Friendly atmosphere!”

3.9 Good191 Reviews
P.F. Chang's 10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy Ste 3020, Columbia Chinese • $$

“The steamed dumplings and cali roll were very delicious. Service was amazing, Alex showed us some of the best service we have seen. Very personable, polite, and efficient. Definitely coming back here!”

3.8 Good185 Reviews

“This was our first time eating at your place. You can’t even recognize the Old Clyde’s Restaurant and the open, bright design is a huge improvement. We got the halibut special tonight. The presentation was terrific and both of us were very impressed with how tasty everything was. Our server was professional and attentive. The one major disappointment was paying $6 for an assortment of rolls and the bread came out and they were all the same and honestly not very fresh. I would also suggest that you add a side salad as an option. We will definitely go back again.”

4 Good176 Reviews

“Best Ramen I’ve ever had, though sometimes the service was slow. Coming back again in a couple weeks, it tasted so good!”

4 Good170 Reviews

“Lived in AZ, my first time, so I knew... Spotted cows are cute, and Sundays closed well... Chicken. No pretension, no hold bars customer service, no question. The White Castle version of the genre. Burn the gas. Get your fave drink ready.”

3.5 Good169 Reviews
Toastique 6210 Mango Tree Rd, Columbia Juice Bar & Smoothies • $

“Very clean, modern, health-centric food option in Columbia. All ingredients felt fresh, clean, and tasteful. Avocado toast was great as was the green smoothie I had. My only complaint is the board the toast arrived on. I think I would prefer a plate, but that’s just my personal preference. Outside of that, my experience was positive. Will definitely be here in the future for a healthy, refreshing meal.”

4.2 Good166 Reviews
lāk Columbia 10209 Wincopin Cir, Columbia American • $$$

“Smoked Salmon was delicious. We dipped the bread in the Musssels. Pork and Steak cooked perfectly.”

3.8 Good163 Reviews

“Took my kids over the weekend pizza is AWESOME SAUCE!!!! staff and waiters was super nice GREAT experience definitely will be returning”

3.5 Good161 Reviews

“We came for their Sunday brunch. Things to Note: * The restaurant is located at the Columbia Mall. There are plenty of parking spaces, but it doesnt mean they are available. Get there a little earlier to account for finding a space and walking to the restaurant. * They have patio seating, indoor seating, bar seating, and high top seating. * They have individual bathrooms vs gender specific bathrooms. Two key takeaways: a) the bathrooms were clean b) the toilet tissue was a nice texture. Food: * The Walrus Breakfast included toast, sausage, bacon, eggs, and potatoes. This is a simple yet filling breakfast. Special shout out to the potatoes. They roasted the potatoes with sun-dried tomatoes. The two ingredients together are magical. * Cornbread Waffles: The cornbread waffle was okay. The blueberry compost, graham cracker crumbs, and whipped cream made this dish very desserty and too sweet for breakfast. * Shrimp and Grits: This dish was A+. It is definitely hearty and seasoned well. * Stone Ground Yellow Grits: I ordered a side of regular grits. It was cooked the way grits is suppose to taste...savory. Very good. Bottomless cocktails Uniquely, this restaurant doesn't offer bottomless mimosas; they offer bottomless cocktails. You get to choose between four cocktails and we drank them all. Please forgive me for not writing down all the cocktail names. Know that they are distinct, made with different liquors, and are a nice collection together. The bar was really slow; so when our first drink came, we put in the order for the next drink. We experienced excellent service from our server. She was friendly, attentive, and made great recommendations. The Walrus and Ale House has officially been added to my brunch rotation. If you are in the Columbia area, come check them out.”

4.1 Good159 Reviews
CAVA 6181 Old Dobbin Ln, Columbia Mediterranean • $

“CAVA in Columbia, MD, is an absolute gem for Mediterranean cuisine lovers! From the moment you step in, the vibrant and welcoming atmosphere sets the tone for a delightful dining experience. The menu offers a dazzling array of flavors, with everything from spicy lamb meatballs to fresh and zesty salads, all customizable to your taste. The ingredients are always fresh, the portions generous, and the flavors are authentic and bold.What truly sets CAVA Columbia apart is their commitment to quality and customer service. The staff is knowledgeable and always ready to help with recommendations, ensuring that every visit is smooth and enjoyable. Whether you're in for a quick lunch or a relaxed dinner, CAVA makes sure you leave satisfied and looking forward to your next visit.If you're in Columbia and have a craving for delicious, healthy Mediterranean fare, CAVA is the place to go. It's not just a meal; it's an experience that keeps you coming back for more!”

4.1 Good151 Reviews

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“First time experience was fabulous! Fresh good, tasty and at a great price (about 20 bucks for what's pictured). I'm full and haven't finished the meal (there's rice under that chicken). So glad this is in my neighborhood!”

4.8 Superb27 Reviews

“Very delicious noodles. I recommend the original crossing the bridge noodles and the marinated eggs. The atmosphere is friendly and the waiters/waitresses are very friendly.”

4.3 Superb64 Reviews
Bennie's Pizza 10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia Pizza • $

“Food was delicious, thin slightly crispy - woulda liked crispier, sauce was flavorful, meat side cooked with some crips edges on the pepperoni Service was outstanding-- very attentive waiters, checked in on us constantly. Ambiance: plenty of seating, some rec games, TVs around. Also saw a pickup area... definitely way to come back n try other flavors for both drinks n pizza”

3.8 Good111 Reviews

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