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Lock 72

) #20 of 42 Restaurants in Potomac $$ - $$$ American, ,
10182 River Rd, Potomac, MD 20854-4903
+1 301-299-0481
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good56%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“crab cakes” (10 reviews)
“fries” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:30All hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
10182 River Rd, Potomac, MD 20854-4903
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1 - 10 of 72 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

According to one food critic, the most common complaints of diners at a restaurant are the service, noise, and prices. These were exactly where this restaurant failed. The waiter was loud, rude, abrupt, and condescending. In this high-rent district, people will not put up with...More

1  Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Enjoyed this relatively new place that's well located in Potomac Village (former location of River Falls Tavern). The menu isn't very big, but had enough to offer for us. I went with friends who enjoyed brunch on Saturday while I had the cauliflower and the...More

Thank 452susanv
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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...More

Thank toptrader888
Reviewed 6 March 2017

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
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
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
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....More

Thank Margaret C
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...More

1  Thank JSfromDC
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
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...More

Thank dotlinyen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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)  >  Montgomery County  >  Potomac
  • Phone Number: +1 301-299-0481
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