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About Us

When The Lounge opened more than 50 years ago...

Men who are now grandfathers, even great grandfathers, were coming back from a place called Korea. Americans weren't eating quiche or sushi, or cooking with mesquite. The great cholesterol scare, and even bran fever hadn't struck. So, founder, Herb Tyler served good, stick-to-your-ribs food at modest prices. The fare was a complimentary mix of homemade soups, popular sandwiches and Maryland seafood specialties, served up with a smile and your favorite beverage.

Johnny Dee assumed ownership of The Lounge in 1986, after a 15-year partnership in Dici Naz Vellaggia in Towson. He and his staff worked hard to carry on the tradition of delicious hand-made meals and excellent service at modest prices.

Now, as the new millennium is upon us, Johnny A will success his father in carrying on this family tradition. With twenty-eight years of experience under his belt, including Little Italy and the past twenty-six years at The Lounge, he too will strive to continue the legacy.

Shrimp salad still ranks #1 in popularity. Our soups are blended in our own kitchen. The turkeys are still roasted in our own ovens each morning. Fresh potatoes are peeled, sliced and fried-to-order every day, and our burgers are made the old-fashioned way; fresh ground beef arrives daily, and each patty is formed by hand.

Turkey club sandwich with lettuce, cheese, ham, bacon and cheddar cheese with potato chips

Over the years, Johnny has expanded the menu, adding the house specialties of Sour Beef & Dumplings, BBQ Baby Back Ribs, and of course, homemade Italian dishes like Chicken Johnny Dee, Chicken Parmesan, Henry's Homemade Spaghetti & Meatballs, and Stuffed Shells. We hope that you can relax and enjoy our casual dining atmosphere, that you find your service prompt and pleasant, and that your meal delights your palate.