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Rip's Country Inn

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3809 N. Crain Highway, Bowie, MD 20716
+1 301-805-5900
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Baltimore, Maryland
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I have wondered about this place for awhile so we finally went to try it out a couple of days ago. We will not return. We waited about 10 minutes for a table in spite of several open tables visible, one being the one we were ultimately seated at. They had a fair selection of beverages, including... More 

Thank MelicitaB
Newport News, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Thought this would be a good stop for lunch, parking lot was full so that's a good sign, right? First, walked in and could smell an apple pie candle. Then ordered and friend got soup. Waited and finally arrived 30 seconds before entree arrived. Food was mediocre and not hot. I ordered meatloaf with red sauce. That's tomato at least... More 

Thank Barbara K
Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I no longer live in Maryland, but every time I get back to the DC area I have to make a trip out to Rip's for the Cream of Crab Soup. It's delicious - by far the best I've ever had (and I try it every where). Rip's is more of a local's place than one for tourists, but it's... More 

Thank daniarwen
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126 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner with my family on a Sunday afternoon. Food was good but the service was terrible. Ordered soup that never came, asked for condiments when the meal was served that never came, and refills on drinks took 5 minutes to return with my glass while I was eating.

1 Thank Bstruckm
Annapolis, Maryland
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have been dining at Rips for years. They always have a great menu. They have their signature dishes, but are rotating the menu to keep it fresh and interesting. Their deserts are done in house and worth saving room for. The chef is great at his own take on different dishes. The staff is very well trained and professional.... More 

Thank RonB021
Ocean City, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We're out of towners driving through Bowie and decide to stop to eat. Thankfully we chose Rip's. Diverse menu without being overwhelming. Great atmosphere (although I thought the lighting in the bar area should have been more subdued),warm and inviting. Reasonable prices, particularly for the area. Great service from Chris. He was even kind enough to have the chef come... More 

Thank mightyprimo
Ladysmith, Virginia
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Food was good and you get plenty of it. Clean restaurant and service was great. I spoke with manager about how friendly and helpful Natalia was. As was leaving, i mentioned that it was my Birthday and she surprised me with bread pudding. Really nice visit.

Thank BBVacation2015
Bryans Road, Maryland
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153 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on our way back from the Navy football game for dinner and drinks. What a gem! We had not been here before and we were pleasantly surprised by how good the food was. We highly recommend the cream of crab soup and broiled stuffed shrimp! Great atmosphere and the service was top notch.

Thank Jeff K
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

On our way from NY TO FL, planned on stopping in Bowie just for Rips. I knew the ribs were gonna be amazing but tonight I tried to see if I could pull out every bone clean before eating the rib meat "patty". Couldn't have been easier. I should have taken a pic to post it. Chris is awesome too.... More 

Thank Jim L
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Went with my daughter for dinner at 6:30 on a Saturday night. Got the fried shrimp and she got the pork chop. The fried shrimp look like it came from Popeyes the pork chop was overdone. We saw our waitress once after placing the order and that was after we had already finished the meal. No refills on the drinks... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3809 N. Crain Highway, Bowie, MD 20716
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bowie
  • Phone Number: +1 301-805-5900

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Lanham, Maryland
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?