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

The M & M Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mmgalveston.com
  • Phone: (409) 766-7170
  • 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: American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Seafood
  • 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 (409) 766-7170
  • 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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food is really tasty and great for out of town guests. Always good service. Great margarita. Always see locals and friends."
    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."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Great place that locals enjoy. Try the Crab and Avacado Pancakes!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    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!!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "excellent food and service at reasonable (not cheap) prices. High quality!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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..."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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. "
    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!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a great time! My steak was perfectly cooked. I will return."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great local place. Good food, reasonable wine list."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Good not great. We had the flounder and salmon specials and although good, I've had better."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "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."
    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 -"
    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."
    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."
    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!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed New Year's Eve. Food, price and service were tops."
    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!!!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Unique decor and fine service. Outstanding soups, especially appreciated on a cold day. Funky entertainment too."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had a great meal with a group of eight people for New Year's Eve. We had the early seating but they did not make us feel rushed at all. We had appetizers, wine, champagne,entrées and dessert. We thought everything was delicious . Our waiter was so nice and made our dining experience a really happy one. We will definitely go back to this restaurant. The avocado pancakes appetizer was great!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Went in about 20 minutes before scheduled time with 12 people, they were set up and ready, had an energetic waitress who chatted as she took our orders. Food was fresh & everyone love their order, and we could actually have dinner conversation. The restaurant is small and very cozy."
    Dined on 12/27/2013