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Rip's Country Inn

3809 Crain Hwy, Bowie, MD 20716-3605
+1 301-805-5900
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (27 reviews)
“meatloaf” (14 reviews)
“prime rib” (12 reviews)
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3809 Crain Hwy, Bowie, MD 20716-3605
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were finishing a three hour drive and this was the second restaurant we tried to get into without an hour wait for 5 people. They told us to go to the bar section and maybe try there or wait an hour for a table....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

IF YOU ARE A PERSON OF ANY COLOR and would like to be treated justly. Please don’t waste your time nor money here!! I’ve just had the worst experience at this restaurant. I came in and was told the wait was 10min (fine). (Take note...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Rea2830
william b, Manager at Rip's Country Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us. We strive to treat all guests with the utmost respect and hospitality. The guests that arrived after you had made a reservation via OpenTable and had also requested a booth....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seeking a non chain restaurant during a drive we noticed Rip's and decided to give it a try. From the beginning to the end of our meal the service was spot on. Hayley our server helped us with our meal choice and the Prime Rib...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Growing up in Bowie, RIPS has always been a family favorite. Until now. Unfortunately the Sunday brunch is a pale shadow of what it used to be. It is half the size that it once was. There used to be all kinds of everything, eggs...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank geekman_traveler
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

There was a variety of food to choose from at the brunch but not nearly as many choices as many buffet brunches in the DC Maryland area. Nevetheless, the selection is worth the value. At less than $20 per person, it costs less than most...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 1SingingLady
Reviewed 29 October 2018

It was my Birthday and my husband and I wanted to try something a little different from the norm ! we usually do Italian or Indian but this time we wanted to keep it local and more home stylish if that a word , however...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank snj4
william b, Manager at Rip's Country Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your Birthday dinner with us! We’ve had our doors open since 1952 and hope to continue serving the communuiry quality food and exceptional service. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you for taking the time...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018

. We had reservations for 13. We were all there early. They sat us down 10 minutes after the reservations. They stuck us in the corner where we had not room. Waiter took 15 minutes to serve water. The bread came 15 minutes after that....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Gat0r259
william b, Manager at Rip's Country Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

We are so sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience with us. We strive to meet and exceed all of our guests expectations each and every day. Thank you for your feedback so that we may continue to grow as a business. We...More

Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

This place had great food and large portion sizes. Solid all-American fare. Service was speedy and friendly.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank collinsml
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Not sure why this place is so highly rated. The food is good but the way it is rated I was expecting more. It is expensive as well. $13 burgers are steep. A lot of entrees in the high $20s. I'll try other restaurants in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MMaldo2014
william b, Manager at Rip's Country Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Hello MMaldo!, Thank you for your response. We apologize that we did not meet or exceed your expectations and will strive to continue improving. We hope you indeed return to try us again!

Reviewed 19 September 2018

Got seated right away. All six of us had the jumbo crab cake. Delicious! Wish it wasn’t so far from my house otherwise I would eat there more often.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kalle B
Matt G, Manager at Rip's Country Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Hi Kalle! Thank you so much for your review, hopefully we will see you again if you're by our way in the future!

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Response from ronald s | Reviewed this property |
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Hours: Mon 8:00 am - 10:00 pm Tue 8:00 am - 10:00 pm Wed 8:00 am - 10:00 pm Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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 Crain Hwy, Bowie, MD 20716-3605
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bowie
  • Phone Number: +1 301-805-5900
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Rip's is a local landmark serving the community for over 65 years. The Scratch Kitchen serves Comfort Food with a Kick.
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