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Orchard Market & Cafe

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8815 Orchard Tree Ln, Towson, MD 21286-2142
+1 410-339-7700
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:45 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Baltimore, Maryland
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I have been going to this restaurant since it opened about 30 years ago. Over the years some of the menu have changed, but the service, the friendliness, and the good vibe of the restaurant never has. Jason, the owner, is usually our waiter. He is always happy to explain to newcomers what is in each dish and how it... More 

Thank drsrhodes
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A recent visit to Orchard Market Cafe marked 20 years of our going to this neighborhood favorite in Towson. There is an appetizer on the menu which you should try, even if you have to close your eyes. It is a beef tongue dish with a rich mushroom and onion sauce, called mushroom zaban that is perhaps the most unique... More 

Thank William N
Owings Mills, Maryland
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is definitely a 'go to' restaurant, especially for special occasions. Had my birthday dinner there this week and the food was delicious, as usual. We just never have had a bad meal here, ever! And the owner and staff are always pleasant and helpful.

Thank Alhel44
Edgewood, Maryland
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134 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We've been patronizing the Orchard Market and Cafe since it opened more than 25 years ago and have ALWAYS been completely satisfied with the service, excellent food and the friendliness of the staff. For this dinner outing we had their Chicken Fesenjune with balsamic rice for one entree and the Duck Fesenjune as our second entree. These are the national... More 

Thank Arthur S
Baltimore, Maryland
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

A hidden treasure off Joppa Road. Amazing and authentic Persian food, cozy atmosphere. The owner is lovely and aims to please, very helpful suggestions if you are not familiar with the cuisine. We have enjoyed for years.

Thank eck2eck3
Baltimore, Maryland
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Their meals are delicious, well priced..did i say delicious? I haven't had anything there yet that i have not enjoyed. And i am pretty sure this will never happen.

Thank whuski
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We just has lunch. The music was soft and very pleasant for conversation. A and the decor relaxing. The Aash was outstanding. Smooth and nicely spiced. The chicken kebab was served with grilled tomatoes and onions with a large bed of rice. This turned out to be a great meal. We were a little unsure due to location and exterior... More 

Thank Maryellen C
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I love Indian food, but my partner only eats red meat when we go out and doesn't like lamb. This was a great compromise. Persian food with beef, chicken and fish options. The food is cooked in spices, but not hot, more on the mild to moderate side, but flavorful. I never stopped in previously thinking this was a counter-serve... More 

1 Thank BriardM0m
Lutherville Timonium, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I like this restaurant. They have good service delicious food and nice atmosphere. Parking is also easy. I only eat Persian food once in a while and it is a good change from most of the regular food available in most restaurants. The grilled lamb was good and so was the grilled tenderloin.

1 Thank Gloria M
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Hummus was good. The waiter brought extra pita without me asking. Waiter was very kind and informative. I was a little disappointed in the filet minon steak. I ordered medium and it was well done. The atmosphere is great. I agree that from the outside does not look like much. Average for me.

Thank Meridith G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Persian, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
11:45 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8815 Orchard Tree Ln, Towson, MD 21286-2142
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Towson
  • Phone Number: +1 410-339-7700
Serving classic Persian cuisine, including kebobs with basmati rice and meat stews (khoresh) and Middle Eastern fusion dishes, including Paella and seafood, in a relaxed, elegant and tranquil atmosphere of Persian carpets, a running window fountain, and traditional Persian and French music. Local artists and musicians are regulars at our small restaurant, and business is brisk on Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm. We have been in business since 1988, and strive to offer our diners the best food and service for the best possible price.

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