The M & M Restaurant & Bar
The M & M Restaurant & Bar

The M & M Restaurant & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mmgalveston.com/
  • Phone: 4097667170
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00am-3:45pm Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm-9:00pm Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American
  • Executive Chef: Freddy Oramous
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Freddy Oramous 4097667170
  • Entertainment: Live Local entertainment Thursday, Friday and Sunday Nights. Great Acoustic music from the Galveston-Houston area. Never a cover charge.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 24th
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The M & M Restaurant & Bar
Welcome to The M&M. We are an upbeat, upscale Island Casual Tavern-- a place for locals as well as visitors to the island to gather. Located in historic downtown Galveston, our building was built in 1844. We have many drink and food specials far too numerous to mention. We feature Live Acoustic Entertainment three nights per week from local artists. We feature a "Backyard" style secluded patio and it is pet friendly. The M&M....Friendly, Affordable and Island Casual.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The M & M Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (15)special occasion (11)romantic (10)good for groups (8)fit for foodies (7)notable wine list (5)great for brunch (4)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (3)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I went to the M & M for the first time. I think we've found our new favorite restaurant in Galveston. The service was efficient, and both of our selections were excellent. The Grouper was cooked perfectly and the flavor was wonderful. My wife had the crab cakes which were also very good. The serving was large enough that the balance of her dinner made a great lunch the next day. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointing
    Resther
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Celebrated my significant other's birthday - had a blast, the food was amazing, and waiting staff was very friendly and tentative. We stayed for hours, was super comfortable. Dined at the restaurant one year ago and had the same experience - great food and wine and service. You won't regret dining here
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food is really tasty and great for out of town guests. Always good service. Great margarita. Always see locals and friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We'll be back.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our first time but won't be our last. Awesome appetizers & steaks were tender & cooked perfectly. Was a great experience at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Crab and Avacado Pancakes!
    SweetloveandBunny
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great place that locals enjoy. Try the Crab and Avacado Pancakes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good menu, food and service
    BigjohncarpVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    M&M was a great surprise for our group of seven 4 adults and three teenagers. Everyone started with the Avocoda Pancakes, then going their own way for the salads/soups and entree. The wine was list was had a good variety and excellent choices, reasonably priced as well. Steaks were tender and tasty. Tuna was fresh and cooked to perfection. Chicken Marsala was excellent. Good salads and soups and the large main dishes left no room for desert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find
    happydiner
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We wanted a good steak in a seafood town and M&M really delivered for us. I suspect their seafood dishes are also good, but the steaks were tender and cooked exactly to our specifications. Nice wine list, good cocktails, excellent and friendly service from the waitstaff. We also liked the casual and quiet ambience. We'll go again on our next trip to Galveston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time there
    Notkidfriendly
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This was my first time here. Service was extremely slow- took about 20 minutes to get our non-alcoholic drinks which is entirely too long. We had a 20 month old and a 3 year old and the waitress took forever in getting every thing. Our water got hot because she didn't come to refill fast enough but eventually brought us the jar of water to pour ourselves which didn't help when we had no ice in our cups. I also wanted to substitute my vegetable medley for a side salad and was told I could but it would have to replace both my sides, including my mashed potatoes. I thought that was crazy. A $28 meal and I can't switch out a side for a salad?!?!! Needless to say my first experience wasn't good and honestly I, personally won't be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Father's Day at M&M
    JWatMnM4yum
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We have dined at M&M many times, mostly in the evenings. We were looking forward to trying the Sunday brunch w/music. Instead, there was no music, just radio station, commercials and all. Short on wait staff and lots of kids. But all in all the food was fabulous as always. Just a small glitch in what we hoped would be a special occasion meal. Going back this week for lunch! Still a great place over all!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LunchVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Very disappointing. Fried Oyster were inedible and the Gumbo was served less than Luke warm. The crab cake sandwich was just average. The wedge salad needed to be more crisp.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    excellent food and service at reasonable (not cheap) prices. High quality!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 124 reviews are from the The M & M Restaurant & Bar reviews archive.
  • Mother's Day Dinner
    winemama
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Enjoyed the quieter location and laid-back atmosphere. Away from traffic and noise. Food was very good, nice presentation. Especially enjoyed the tuna ceviche appetizer and the crab cakes dinner. Server was friendly and helpful with dining choices. Would have dinner there again and try some of the other items on the menu. Wine list was ok, not adventuresome, medium priced.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Seagurl
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We came in at lunch to celebrate a graduation. The food was delicious and the wait staff was wonderful. My grandfather was with us and he is hard of hearing and the noise level was perfect to have a conversation with him and the whole table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not sure we were served Prime Rib
    ChristineR
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    We tried the M&M again on a Thursday evening for an advertised "Prime Rib Thursdays" special. While the price was reasonable for the food served, we aren't quite sure the meat was actually prime rib??? The restaurant looks tired and could use a good cleaning (yes, we know the building is old). Not sure we will visit again, so many other restaurants on the island...
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awful Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Wow where to start. My mother wanted Crab cakes, we were told the chef had been alone and was too busy to make them?? Come on it takes a couple of mins to whip up a crab cake!! She ordered Bourbon Chicken, wondered why they gave her a steak knife, well it was like leather. I ordered Mahi Pontcherain and it had a few mushrooms and 3 tiny crawfish tails on top. I complained and the waiter brought a little bowl with a piece of crab and a couple of shrimp but did inform me that the 'chef' claimed he sent it out right originally. Honestly as a Galveston resident I have given this place a couple of chances, they need a manager or owner who cares about the customers. Place was pretty empty other than bar..don't waste your time go to Rudy and Pacos
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice evening out
    HTownTraveller
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Cool small restaurant, service was lovely but food was not great. Galveston restaurants in general are not particularly good food-wise (with very few exceptions) and overpriced - this one is similarly in the pack. Nice wines and appetizers (ceviche a bright spot) but half of our seafood was overlooked (truly need a professional chef to do a better job here). Sides very good (veggies cooked perfectly, garlic mashed potatoes good too but huge portion of this). Desserts good but not memorable. Enjoyed the ambiance immensely and we could talk to each other without shouting.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • M&M mmmmmmm.....
    BraveheartVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This is our "go to" restaurant for special evenings and when we have folks in from out of town. Our waiter Denis was attentive and encouraging, helpful with choices and super all through the evening. The Cajun pasta was heavenly, the Diablo snapper well seasoned. All dishes were delicious down to the Cream Brûlée. It's a great restaurant!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service were great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Food and service were great. They often have live entertainment on Saturday nights but we went on a Friday night when they had live entertainment which turned out to be very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First visit awesome, 2nd okay...
    Mike
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    We ate here back in Nov. 2013 and the food was the best we've ever tasted. This trip was not quite the same. The food was good, but nothing better than good. The waitress was nice, but not as friendly and eager to wait on us as previous visit waitress was. Seems like they must have had a different cook on previous visit. We may give it another try just to see if we experience same as first or second visit and then decide, although it is pricey for only good food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem!
    Appetite4life
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Everything about M&M was wonderful. Service, ambience and food was terrific! Definitely a place to enjoy with family , a loved one or for business.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • M&M a Gem!
    BraveheartVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Dennis, our waiter, made our dining experience a wonderful evening. The restaurant was very busy. but our Open Table reservation got us straight to our table. This was the first visit for our dining guests. We stayed on the seafood part of the menu all evening, and they did not disappoint. The snapper diablo was excellent; my husbands scallops disappeared before I could taste one. Our friends had the pecan crusted snapper and the cajun pasta. There was great music by the duo in the bar. This is my favorite restaurant for special evenings in Galveston. Great job, M&M!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff is great!
    Julie
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We had a great time! My steak was perfectly cooked. I will return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local place. Good food,
    SamHoustonVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Great local place. Good food, reasonable wine list.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good not great. We had the
    bddudeVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Good not great. We had the flounder and salmon specials and although good, I've had better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best kept secret in galveston
    kikifields
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We absolutely live m&m and come here every time we r on the island. Excellent food, try the avocado grouper u won't b disappointed! Great ambieance, great drinks, great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    Whoa
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    My wife and I recently visited and this place is worth the hour and a half drive that we made. Easily one of the best places we have ever dined. The M&M mojito is a must!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience - will return
    Local
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    We are happy with this restaurant. It feels comfortable has some great appetizer/drink specials Mon-Thr before 7pm. There are a couple areas that could be improved. The service while friendly and mostly prompt also was befuddled by any special requests like requesting pan fried instead of grilled; he didn't know and did not check just seemed unsure. Don't think English was his first language. The fried oysters were not up to the local tough standards nor up to par with the rest of the meals eaten here. That's the less than stellar part but the tuna ceviche, the avocado on pancake appetizers are great as were the other dishes we've tried here: grouper, prime rib and tuna although the tuna was done more than as requested. Left full & happy
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You'll See Me Again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Hidden off the main tourist roads your restaurant is truly a wonderful find for those willing to look. Having eating three times at your restaurant, I can tell that your cooks take pride in their food and your servers are always friendly. I'll will definitely be coming back in the near future.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Valentine's Day
    Andy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went to M & M for Valentine's Day. They had a great menu for Valentine's Day or you could choose for the menu. Either option would have been great. We choose the Valentine's Day menu & all of the entree's were great. The service was good too. Very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OFF THE BEATEN PATH
    VALENTINE
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We love this place. The food is great and the service as well. They have recently added entertainment which is nice -
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We celebrated our wedding
    Jamaica
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary on 2/14/14 and the experience was very good. We were greeted and seated very nicely and our server was a doll. The food as usual was very good, with nice portion sizes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Galveston Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We have been to M&M a number of times. Past experiences were spotty. Sometimes good, sometimes the service was off. We had reservations for Valentine's Day. M&M really pulled it all together on a night where restaurants can struggle staying on their game. Our server, Arnold, was excellent. Great mix of professional, respectful and personal. Good food, nice wine and great service was very much appreciated.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food and Music
    Danny
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The Food, Service and ambiance was wonderful. The appetizer platter was large and delicious - the dip was amazing!! We all had steaks - excellent qulaity and taste with the scalloped potatoes delicious!!! They also had a muscial group which has a fantastic female singer - started off with Whitney Houston's I will always Love you and she hit the high notes. Wine and mixed drinks very good!! M&M's candy on the way out Great Valentine's experience we will be back for a normal dinner!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Real Treat
    LizLab
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This was our first time to dine at M&M. It was New Year's Eve, and they were totally accommodating to us in terms of getting us in on such a busy night. There was a great 3 piece jazz band which was not too loud at all. My husband had fried oysters, and he said they were the best he has ever had. The rest of us had equally great food. Service was attentive. Can't say enough good things about M&M. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    djmax101
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This place has the vibe of your neighborhood restaurant and sports an older crowd, but the food was amazing (my wife and I had probably the best seafood we have eaten since we moved to Texas). We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We thoroughly enjoyed New
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We thoroughly enjoyed New Year's Eve. Food, price and service were tops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food & Service
    luv2bpamperedVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We frequent this restaurant about once a week, and they always have Great Food & Service!!! My husband loves the Prime Rib and my favorite is the Crab Cake dinner. the desserts are also Wonderful, my favorite is the bread pudding!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Dining
    VirtuAl
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Unique decor and fine service. Outstanding soups, especially appreciated on a cold day. Funky entertainment too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve with the Family
    goobella
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Our family had just returned from a cruise on New Year's Eve. We had young teens with us, and wanted a fun place with good food to celebrate the holiday. This restaurant was perfect. While it was very appealing to the adults in the group, with great food & drinks, it was also fun for the kids. The staff made the kids in our group feel welcome & special. The food was amazing & the staff was eager to please. I hope we get to return soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve
    galvcouple
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Had a really nice dinner with friends. Atmosphere is great for get togethers because it's not too loud or crazy like some places. Food was excellent. The only thing is that the portions were a little small for the price. My wife and I both had fish dishes and I was a little disappointed with the portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate