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Lock 72

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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10182 River Rd, Potomac, MD 20854-4903 (Formerly The Tavern at River Falls)
+1 301-299-0481
11:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice and cosy restaurant nested in the Potomac Village, behind Starbucks. They serve pretty decent basic American food, although the menu selection is limited. For the food they serve, the price is a bit high, but again, you are in Potomac Village. The service there is pretty good, even when they are busy. When the weather is good,... More 

Thank toptrader888
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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149 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had 1 chicken wing appetizer, 3 salads (one with avocado, one with tuna), three cocktails, and two coffees, and the bill was over 100. Be careful what you order. The food was ok. Not superb.

Thank ColoradoR-B
Darnestown, Maryland
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great service, great food, the restaurant is a bit small so definitely call ahead or make reservations if a large group.

Thank StalwartTraveler
Potomac, Maryland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Good American food menu. Burgers are great and so are the crab cakes. Nice decor and good service. Easy parking in neighborhood mall.

Thank grandmawawa
Bethesda, Maryland
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483 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The server called me by name; with the proper title, to boot. They pay attention. Wow. That is service. Went for restaurant week lunch. Everything was just done right. Just loved the clayfish pepperpot soup. Asked for no added salt. It was perfect for me. The salmon burger was also very tasty but the French fries! One should not rave... More 

Thank Margaret C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The Tavern is a solid restaurant choice located in the Village of Potomac, Maryland. It has a solid menu and good nightly specials. It is know for its seafood dishes. The wine list is good and usually has a good craft beer or two on draft.

1 Thank JSfromDC
Front Royal, VA, United States
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

A great place to eat and local food is great. A good place to eat before our nature walk. Must to visit!

Thank John P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

This restaurant has changed management and is now open under a new name, Lock 72. The food was not that great and was overpriced for the quality. The service was even more disappointing than the overpriced food. We went in on a Monday night for dinner. While the restaurant was busy, it was far from being packed. It appears that... More 

Thank dotlinyen
Reston, Virginia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

I've eaten at this restaurant several times over the past year. The service is superb, but the food has declined in quality. For instance, the crab cake sandwich was small and not very flavorful. Previously their fries were quite good--light and crispy--but the last visit they were soggy and bland. The atmosphere is an inviting and fun place to meet... More 

Thank kmd D
Charlottesville, Virginia
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161 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Under its new management the Tavern has a much more varied and interesting menu, well-presented and tasty, without the fuss and bother of more pretentious restaurants. The dining room is beautifully decorated and roomy. The staff are friendly and prompt. I want to go back, to sample other choices on the menu.

1 Thank roadtrekker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10182 River Rd, Potomac, MD 20854-4903 (Formerly The Tavern at River Falls)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Potomac
  • Phone Number: +1 301-299-0481

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?