Mountain Branch Grille & Pub

4.3
843 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipFabulous
Baltimore
108 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Margaret was outstanding and so personable! She chatted with us several times, not just putting food in front of us! The food was also delectable, the presentation of their seafood special tonight was wonderful and surprisingly very affordable considering it had a crab cake, shrimp, scallops, and catfish! It was my husband’s birthday and we were treated very well . Outstanding experience.

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TomP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Freezing cold night but great service and food. Waitress was excellent (thanks Margaret). Had the fish

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vipOkay
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a reservation & when we arrived we were asked if we “just wanted self-seating in the bar” even though they had 3 obvious open tables in the dinning room
. We looked over and the bar area was overcrowded, so we opted for the dinning room. We were seated right away & sat there for almost 15 minutes with no one coming to take our drink order or even to say “I’ll be with you in a moment.” Four different servers passed our table still without acknowledging we were there. We had our drinks, appetizer, entree all picked out with the time we were waiting. Since we were never acknowledged, we got up and left and went to another restaurant.

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vipmnelsona
Baltimore
45 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morgan did a great job and the food was delicious. Steaks, BBQ ribs, short ribs, crab dip, Brussels, crabcakes and lamb were all good.

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RayM
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. However, the bathroom needed repair and updating. The storage closet (?) should have, at least, had a curtain to hide the contents. It gave a less than elegant appearance to an otherwise very nice restaurant.

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DonnaG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

As we were told by the shift manager, "If you want good food you need to be here when the brunch buffet opens because its gets worse the longer it sits." Yes, that is an actual quote. Our group of five adults arrived at 11:00am. The fresh made omelets were good. Everything else on the Sunday brunch line was mediocre to bad. Food was cold, over-cooked and not appealing. The steamed shrimp was not even deveined. Wait staff could not even explain the cost of the buffet or what drinks were available. Once we got drinks, refills were not offered. Restrooms had no toilet paper. The place has such potential. The restaurant is very attractive. It's just a poorly run operation that has not trained its staff and hired the cooks for the kitchen. A drive-through fast food breakfast biscuit would have been a better meal than what was served for Sunday brunch. WE WILL NOT GO BACK!

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DanL
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Brunch Buffet was overall very nice. However, a few items were a bit overcooked. Sausage, bread pudding, Eggs Benidict.

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trvlgrl1
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a Christmas lunch with the girls. The Grille was decorated for Christmas, very festive. We had a great table with a view. The waitress was very attentive and polite. The lunch was good and we were not rushed, even though we stayed for 2 hours after we were finished eating just to catch up with each other.

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JoeV
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. The service was excellent as was the selections that were offered.

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viphalderman
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Our meals were delicious. As the waitstaff was clearing our table she dropped a container of mayonnaise which bounced off the table and hit the floor. Mayonnaise was thrown onto our dinner companion's dry clean blouse, her slacks and shoes. The waitstaff person only cleaned the floor and the side of the shoes. While the verbal apology was sincere, there was no effort to mitigate the damage. No offer to pay for dry cleaning or reduce her meal by the amount of dry cleaning; no offer to 'comp' her meal; no offer to her of a complimentary dessert. I suggested our companion's husband reduce any tip by the cost of dry cleaning which he refused to do. We have dined at Mountain Branch many times and enjoyed all but last evening. It as a miserable ending to an otherwise enjoyable meal.

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MarcieD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate the holidays with friends.

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PatrickJ
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! The Prime Rib was top notch and Angel took care of us.

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JohnK
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal. They had the wood fireplace going so it had a nice fresh fire smell in the place which we liked for a cold winter's nice. They seated us right by it. Wasn't a huge fire so not hot to sit there. Food was excellent. Enjoyed our Spinach and Greek salads very much. My wife got the tuna; there was a little too much wasabi cream on it for her. Might consider putting that on the side or being a little less heavy handed with it; once it's on, you can't remove it. She had to not eat some of it because it was too spicy for her. My filet was wonderful. Would have liked a little seasoning on it, but the meat spoke for itself and the demi-glaze was their flavoring for it. The mashed potatoes were amazing. We always forget Mountain Branch is nearby and always enjoy our meals there!

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KimberleeL
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great dining experience on Friday 11/20/2021. Our waitress Angel was excellent. The lighting was too bright where our table was located, but they dimmed the lights after awhile and it was much better. The food was very good. We had a very pleasant evening. We will be returning again, and would recommend this restaurant to everyone. Kim Loren

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OpenTable Diner
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

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vipDCinBaltimore
Baltimore
16 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.

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

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

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PaulfromPerryHall
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner with friends. Food is always delicious. Wait staff always attentive.

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Couldofbeenbetter
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.

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annaw
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.

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vipjadocjr
Baltimore
44 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
9 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.

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RickS
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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John
Baltimore
36 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!

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GOLDIE
Baltimore
8 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.

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BrianA
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.

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jjuded
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a large group and had Great service and food

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VisionaryTim
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.

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vipBGmomma
New York Area
30 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.

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vipMarkP
Baltimore
6 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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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KerryJ
Baltimore
26 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great buffet! Awesome location.

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mitch21131
Baltimore
17 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.

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AshleyC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, wonderful service, lovely night!

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EmilyS
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!!!!

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Kach
Baltimore
82 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Ruebens - all 3 of us had them!

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KandDdiners
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.

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vipPhoenixfriendly
Baltimore
16 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.

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Mountain Branch Grille & Pub is rated 4.3 stars by 843 OpenTable diners.

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