Mountain Branch Grille & Pub

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
One of the best restaurants in Maryland is located just two miles from I-95 exit 74 at Mountain Branch Golf Course - 20 minutes from Baltimore.
Constructed out of three acres of Oregon’s finest Douglas Fir, the historic-looking timber-pegged post and beam structure has high ceilings, multilevel architecture and a magnificent view. The Grille & Pub at Mountain Branch is a favorite for relaxing after a round of golf and is an ever-popular destination for lunch, dinner and late night. Spacious patios afford dining al fresco when the weather is mild. And when winter winds are blowing, a large fireplace keeps the inside warm and cozy. The American-classic menu offers a diverse mix of tastes, including soups, salads, and sandwiches as well as fresh fish, crab cakes and Angus beef. Our chefs take pride in keeping the offerings creative and interesting - taking full advantage of fresh seasonal ingredients.

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OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We have been to the Sunday Brunch before at Mountain Branch, but this time the food seemed to be under par. The waffles and french toast were hard, some of the other dishes were cold. Hopefully this was only a one time thing because we have had some great brunch meals here. It's a great value especially once you add in the unlimited mimosa's and bloody marys

DC
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was tasty. We should have stayed about from the Flourless Chocolate Cake dessert. It was very gummy and overly sweet.

JS
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful time with family and friends. Good service and beautiful view!

C
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow. Some of the food Luke warm. Was going to get dessert. Told use of some dishes. Never came back. When he did we just got the check.

a
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was great! I ordered the pork chop...great flavor but portion size small and meat was dry and chewy. Wait staff attentive and kitchen made up for short comings of entree.

j
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The hostess and our waiter were amazing "people", not just employees. They both were friendly, competent and very good at what they do. Service is their forte!. I will be going back, very soon!

OT
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Some food was not hot and had to be sent back. The place was EMPTY. Overall good but I felt it was overpriced.

RS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Not as good as it used to be. I haven't been there there since they first opened.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The crab cake was undercooked. The server could not tell us what type of IPA’s they had and got frustrated when we asked. She told us they had “doggie style” and “red eye” which do not exist. My husband had to up and ask the bartender himself. They should have a beer list!

J
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the crab cake special--food is served hot and the crab cakes are large! Our server, Margaret, is always pleasant, efficient, and attentive; as a result, we have a very enjoyable dining experience!

GO
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our dinner at Mountain Branch. Food was delicious and did not disappointment. Our server was engaging and accommodating.

BA
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great. The room was a little cool, could have been a little warmer for my liking. My wife and I had a very enjoyable, quite and relaxing dinner for our 49th Anniversary. There were no crying, screaming children or kids running around in the dinning area. Just adults having relaxing dinners and conversations. Was not over crowded but enough people to give it some activity. Other meals around us were well presented and smelled very enticing.

j
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a large group and had Great service and food

VT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service and place was nice. Seemed a little disorganized and staff seemed untrained and ill prepared. Shrimp bisque was worst I have had. Steak was great but rest of dinner was look warm. Pork was overcooked, apple was gross. Bread pudding was microwaved to warm up and parts were still cold. I have been here several times before and this was a a big let down for New Years.

BG
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My friends and I get together every year around this time for our Christmas brunch. It has become a tradition and Mountain Branch does not disappoint. The brunch is the best around. There’s nothing you can find for breakfast. You can go wrong either with bottomless mimosas. They also offer meats, veggies, seafood, soup and fruit for lunch. I can’t say enough about how much we enjoy this. No other restaurant can compare.

MP
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I’ve had many experiences at MB, mostly good. First time taking family from out of town there and it was disappointing. Service was slow, entrees took an hour and were lukewarm at best, and the server missed the soup order. When I mentioned the the food not being hot to the server, his reply was, “As long as you’re enjoying it...”

What a shame.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Very slow service. It took almost two hours just to order. Food was cold when it came. Brutal.

KJ
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was wonderful! I brought International Guests and they really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Our waitress was wonderful, very attentive and worked through the language barrier with ease.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great buffet! Awesome location.

m
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was much better than we were expecting. Dining room doesn't have much atmosphere and seems very small compared to the building exterior. Maybe there are other dining rooms we did not see.
Service was a bit brusque and not really attentive and it was not crowded. They were also in a hurry for us to leave (9:20) and they are supposed to be open until 11:00.

AC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, wonderful service, lovely night!

ES
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 6 month of being married although we haven’t quite hit a year because we are having a vow renewal/ wedding on our one year anniversary, however our waiting brought out a complimentary cheesecake with a candle and celebrated with us. I love the fact that we had 1 waiter dedicated to our table and was on top of everything!!!!

K
Baltimore
71 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Ruebens - all 3 of us had them!

KD
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Food was excellent. Was disappointed to be informed that even though I am not able to eat, so did not want, the fries that come with the crabcake (which was excellent), there would be an upcharge for the rice! I don't understand why. We did feel a bit rushed to order, even though there were very few other tables with customers. We hadn't had a chance to look at the menus when the server came back to ask if we were ready to order. Other than that, she was a good server. Maybe, because it was lunchtime, they are used to having people want faster service. We also did notice that the noise level was rather high for the few people in the restaurant. We assume it is the acoustics of the room. Not a big issue, just something we noticed. My companions were also very happy with their sandwiches.

P
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service. The 4 of us had a really enjoyable evening. This place is a hidden gem.

AU
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

I think it was just an off night. Our server was extremely frazzled, and seemed to constantly have issues with the general manager.

JK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

There was a total of 7 of us. We each ordered something different. The food was outstanding!
The decaf coffee was a bit weak and was not drinkable.
The biggest complaint we had was the terrible service! The lady who served us was terrible and should not be serving tables. She was hardly around. Never filled out drinks after asking several time. We had to ask the other people for refills. We also found that she had a chip on her shoulder and gave us a hard time about asking questions about the menu. She also started removing plates on the table when we were still eating. We had to ask her to stop.
I would go back as we enjoyed the food but I would make sure I do not get this server again.

JD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience for a early Saturday evening dinner

OT
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great , friendly Bar with live music, excellent ! Lovely menu with creative specials and the absolute Best Service ! Thank you for a great night!

B
Baltimore
161 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recent diner was great as always. 4 of us work mates and the service was excellent as was the food. The strip steak and double cut pork chop were huge and very good. As were the tuna and chicken Marcella. And they have Guinness beer on tap. what more can you ask for.

MC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our hostess was wonderful and our waiter, Steven, was so awesome and accommodating!

NJ
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I have not been here in several years, but must come back again soon. Food was delicious and bottomless mimosas were great!

MS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

I was promised a table with a nice view but was given one backed in a corner while another table I inquired about was left empty.Although I had a reservation, they told me the policy was to leave the requested table open just in case unexpected people arrived. Very bad management!

d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks at a good price. Had a varied menu.

K
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Not for Brunch ! Food was over cooked and dried and unappealing. Avoided it by doing custom omelet. Disappointed. Drinks from bar and view were great !

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I believe our server for our outdoor patio lunch was Bethany who was very attentive and polite. When we moved inside to the bar after lunch the server (Joan ????) was not friendly at all and seemed very annoyed with everything. If she was having a bad Friday it was very evident. Thanks.

R
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Not unless the food quality improves. Calamari was warm but not hot. It was rubbery, so over done. Our server did not charge us so that was a plus. Salmon was dry and just bland. NY strip streak was not hot and slightly over cooked. Best part of meal was the bread. First time we have ever had meal like that at Mountain Branch. Hopefully it was an off night. We will try again but maybe a while before we do.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Maybe we went a little too early...we were by far the youngest people in the dining room. Drinks were so so, my wife ordered a jalapeño margarita and was told “no one has ordered that before” when it came out (pickled jalapeños not fresh sliced soooo meh) Easter shore nachos came out cold and stuffed salmon came out too hot (left under a heat lamp for too long hot) and the dining room was incredibly hot...you would think a place with $30+ menu items would be able to crank up the ac a little more.

SJ
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent. The service was excellent. The ambiance was excellent. The cost was reasonable for what you received. Need I say more.

JH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Servers seemed overworked. Need more staff.