Twist and Turn Tavern 13380 Clarksville Pike (routes 108 and 216), Highland Crossing, Highland.

Union Jack’s British Pub 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, 410-740-5225; www.unionjackscolumbia.com. Casual and upscale pub with a British flair.Traditional British dishes, including fish and chips, bangers and mash, cottage pie. And stateside favorites like steaks, seafood, ribs, burgers, salads, pizza and sandwiches. Late night dining. Thursday-Friday night DJ; Saturday night live bands. Kids’ menu. 25 HDTVs. Private dining room and pool and pub rooms available for events. L D     

Venegas Prime Filet 8191 Maple Lawn Blvd., Fulton, 301-490-2290 or www.venegasprimefilet.com.

Vennari’s Pizza & Subs 5865 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, 410-884-8500 and 410-884-8501. Pizza, subs. Open daily. L D $-$$ 

Victoria Gastro Pub 8201 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, 410-750-1880; www.victoriagastropub.com. Sophisticated twists on classic pub fare. Eclectic beer and wine list. Open daily. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Brunch, Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Late night dining. Happy hour, Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m. Live music, Sunday, 9:30 p.m. L D $-$$$


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Vittorio 2490 Route 97, Glenwood, 410-489-5800. Italian. Open daily. L D $-$$

Waterside Sheraton Columbia Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, 410-730-3900, Ext. 1451. Lakefront dining. Sunday champagne brunch. Daily lunch specials; dinners featuring seafood, beef and heart-healthy entrées. Call for holiday special events. L D $$-$$$

Wings To Go 8765 Centre Park Drive, Columbia Palace Plaza, Columbia, 410-964-2339; www.wingstogocolumbia.com. Eat-in or carryout. Buffalo wings, boneless strips, fried fish, fries, ribs, sandwiches, wraps, shrimp and side dishes, choice of 21 sauces. Happy hour; beer on tap, TV sports. Open daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Woodbine Inn 401 Woodbine Road (Route 94), Woodbine, 410-489-5750 or 410-442-5731. Seafood, crabs, steak. Open daily. B L D $-$$$

The Woodstock Inn 1415 Woodstock Road, Woodstock, 410-750-3673; www.woodstockinn.net. Open daily. L D

Yama Sushi 4725-G Dorsey Hall Drive, Ellicott City, 410-997-3688; www.yamasuchimd.com. Japanese fusion. Hibachi and teriyaki dishes, sushi, sashimi and lunchtime bento boxes. Party room available to reserve.

Zapata’s True Mexican Food Restaurant & Cantina 5485 Harpers Farm Road, Harper’s Choice Village Center, Columbia, 410-715-6929. Mexican cuisine, including pozole, tamales, sopas, chile rellenos, fajitas, enchiladas, mole, menudo. Happy hour, Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. L D

ZPizza 8875 McGaw Road, Columbia. 410-312-9104 or www.zpizza.com.

For inclusion in the Dining Guide, establishments must be located within Howard County and provide seating for at least 16 customers. To add or change a listing, e-mail HowardMagazine@patuxent.com.