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King's Contrivance Restaurant

10150 Shaker Dr, Columbia, MD 21046-1304
+1 301-596-3455
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“crab cakes” (22 reviews)
“veal” (8 reviews)
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10150 Shaker Dr, Columbia, MD 21046-1304
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A large group (12) from a company dominated the noise level in the only dining room operating, making what was hoped to be a quiet evening more of a lecture by one of the group's participants who dominated all of the conversations at the group...More

Thank csmolka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The entire mansion is beautiful the maître d' is friendly and the table is set beautifully the food was delivered perfectly served the lobster bisque is the best my husband and I have ever had and the main course of muscles was perfectly cooked

Thank MamaMcCrary9
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful prix fix (three course dinner) celebrating our 34th wedding anniversary. We started out with drinks and had salad, dinner and dessert. Our meal was delicious and the service was outstanding! Our dessert was made special since it was our anniversary! Great...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here with family group of 6 to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and acceptance to university. Had been looking for soft shell crabs on menus and got lucky here! Enjoyed two deep fried softshell crabs with slaw, and a starter of chilled gazpacho soup. Others ordered...More

Thank highlandbride
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had finished happy hour at home and wanted a romantic dinner and I just happened to have a Groupon to Kings Contrivance Restaurant. We spied a sunroom dining area in the rear and sat there. A beautiful, quiet area with a...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I had a lovely lunch here with a good friend. The ambiance of the old home and our table on the sun porch set the scene for the wonderful lunch. We both had crab cakes which were delicious. Service was friendly and efficient. I would...More

Thank yodab
Reviewed 26 April 2017

4 of us had the Price Fix dinners; 3 of the appetizers; 2 of the entrees; and 3 of the desserts. We were unfortunately disappointed in that when we discussed the "grade" for the dishes we all ended up saying - "it was OK", but...More

Thank James T
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Food was pedestrian as was service. Ambiance was nice. Basically an ok overpriced meal. I had NZ lamb chops that were ridiculously tiny. The crab cakes looked excellent. Deserts were good

Thank James P
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I dined here for the first time last week. My friend and I went here because he had a Groupon. It's a fine dining restaurant. We arrived without a reservation and were seated right away. The service was prompt and courteous. I had the crusted...More

Thank Parott1966
Reviewed 6 April 2017

My wife and I enjoyed everything about our dinner, from the warm welcome, to the lovely enclosed patio dining room (and beautiful sunset), to the delicious food. I started with the Shellfish Bisque ($9) followed by the Steak and Wedge Entree Salad ($20). The best...More

Thank Buffaloman
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
We are planning a luncheon in Columbia, MD area on May 16th to celebrate a college graduation. 16-20 guests. Do you have a fixed price menu/party room area? Thanks.
11 May 2015|
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Response from Sharon C | Reviewed this property |
She needs to contact the restaurant but they do have a separate room for that size party and can accommodate menus. I have been a special events and the service was very good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
16:30 - 20:30
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10150 Shaker Dr, Columbia, MD 21046-1304
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 301-596-3455
  • E-mail
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