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Rip's Country Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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Ocean City, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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128 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 26 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 5 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 

2 Thank Brad M
Columbus, Ohio
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I ordered Rip's Hearty Chef salad because I thought it was safe. Can't mess up a salad right? Wrong. The toppings were fine but the lettuce in the salad was limp and very wet. The other order was the Jumbo Shrimp. Well they weren't very jumbo and were flavorless. Ordered an iceberg salad instead of coleslaw and a mixed greens... More 

2 Thank William B
Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This place has a good reputation and is well known in the area. I have eaten there just once on a quiet Tuesday night. I would suggest it was ok, nothing spectacular. I guess I was expecting more?

2 Thank RacingGuru
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This place has everything you could possibly want in the adult beverage world, and the service was top shelf didn't have to wait long to be served by one of the most polite men I have ever encountered. Enjoy your drinks.

Thank jimbo9381
Bowie, Maryland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I went to lunch with friends after church and ordered the seafood platter and it was absolutely horrible. The crab cake was terrible. The fish and onion rings were just completely flavorless. They gave us cold corn bread with cold butter - you could not enjoy the corn bread. The prices are not commensurate with the atmosphere. The prices are... More 

2 Thank Classie1238
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent selection of wines and assorted liquids. And to top it off, Rips also has a very good restaurant attached to the liquor store if you like down home cooking.

Thank Howardways

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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?