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About Mountain Branch Grille & Pub

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.

1827 Mountain Road
Joppa, MD 21085
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 9:30am - 1:00pm;
Lunch -Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Sunday 4.00pm -9.00pm

Cross Street:
Singer Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 836-9600

Website:
http://www.mountainbranch.com/

Entertainment:
Will return in the Spring.

Catering:
Private Parties:
The warm and inviting clubhouse delivers the perfect blend of casual comfort and flexible gathering space with the private rooms for smaller gatherings and the spacious enclosed pavilion for events up to 200 guests. Every room sports panoramic views of the rolling greens and fairways,always a treat for the eye at any time of year. A variety of flexible banquet packages are available or you can custom-design your own event with help from our events planning staff.

Contact: Leeann White 410-836-9600 ext.1126

Executive Chef:
John Chiusano

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us for our Sunday Brunch $24.95 adults $8.95 children
Unlimited Bloody Mary's or Mimosa Bar for an additional $5.00 per person.
Join us for our Valentine day Brunch February 11th Chocolate Fondue
Make your reservation for Valentine day.
Monday - Wednesday 3 course menu $30 changes weekly.
Thursday - Buy one entrée get $10 off your 2nd entrée

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Details
Sun - Thu 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Private Dining

Where Great Events Begin Our rustic Loft with views over the golf course is perfect for any occasion.The Founders room is the perfect room for a dinner meeting, or private celebration. Our air conditioned tented pavilion complete with chandeliers is spectacular for your larger events.

Mountain Branch Grille & Pub Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (13)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good for Groups (10)
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Great for Lunch (10)
Casual (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Romantic (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Cozy (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Fun (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Business Meals (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Seasonal (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Authentic (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

Sunday Brunch fills up quickly but is always fantastic. My wife and I try to go at least once a month if we are home.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I decided on Mountain Branch for our Valentine's Day dinner. A reservation was made using OpenTable and I received a call the day before confirming the reservation. Unfortunately, that was where the good experience ended. We arrived a little early and were seated shortly thereafter. Drinks were ordered and took a bit longer than expected to arrive to the table. We ordered starters, a Caesar salad for my wife and cream of crab soup for me. Her salad was decent though very basic and my soup had a single lump of crab meat in it and was very thick. We both ordered steak dishes for our main. She ordered the filet mignon and I ordered the NY Strip Neptune, a NY Strip covered in a brandy sauce of crab, shrimp, and scallops. When our mains arrived, the server brought out my order first but brought a steak and crab cake. We told him that was not my order and he left. He came back two minutes later with the waiter who said that was my order. I told him that I ordered the NY Strip Neptune and he said that's what the steak and crab cake was. That's not the case at all and I'm sure that he was aware. The food itself was uneven. The steak was cooked well but the mashed potatoes were cold. After the mains, we decided against dessert. When presented with the check, I saw that I was charged $10 more for my steak than I should've and a $13 charge for the crab cake was on the bill. What made it worse was a 20% gratuity was automatically added to the check. So not only was I overcharged and told that the incorrect order that they first brought was what I ordered, I was forced to tip 20% for poor service. This definitely wasn't the Valentine's Day I envisioned and will likely be the last time I have a meal at Mountain Branch.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 6 days ago

We were there for Valentines Day and the special menu was outstanding. The stuffed salmon was superb. Our server was very nice and efficient.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

It was Valentine’s Day and they were low on staff. We had to wait quite awhile to order drinks and hear specials. The food was very slow coming out. With just on large group they could not handle it

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was good. Did have a minor problem with my first filet minion, it was not cooked as I ordered it. The 2nd one was cooked correctly. They did give me a free glass of wine for the 1st steak not being cooked correctly. Service was very good. My wife and I enjoy eating at this restaurant. It is a nice quite adult restaurant. Very relaxing atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Met up with a friend for lunch before a movie. Turkey was fresh and the avacado on the sandwich was a pleasant surprise. Shrimp salad was delicious. Sunday's are busy with their brunch so have a reservation. Service was fabulous. We will go again and again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

It was very average. Nothing special. Omelette station was nice. Chocolate fountain was especially good, but was told that was only there for Valentine's Day

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Went for Valentine’s Day brunch food was awesome but some of buffet items were a bit cold

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Too noisy. Food very good and generous portions for Restaurant week. Worth the $$$$

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Came for Harford Restaraunt Week. The Restaraunt Week menu was a very good value. Food was good. We had reservations and were seated promptly. Restaraunt initially was not very busy, but filled up to capacity during the time we were there.
Our server was incredibly nice but he and the kitchen just seemed very overwhelmed, resulting in some delays from the kitchen and slow service.
Was still a positive experience overall and would recommend.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Shared an evening with co workers for restaurant week. A great selection in menu. Beautiful restaurant with comfortable setting. Planning to keep this restaurant as first choice for other occasions as well as casual visit to relax. Thank you

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Scenic View, Fun, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Disappointed with appetizer— although calimari was tasty, it was so overdone that it could not be chewed. I therefore was concerned about ordering main course so I had the flat bread pizza which was tasty.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food! My husband got the NY strip and I got the crab cakes. The portions were huge so we split and did a surf and turf. Tasted wonderful and the drinks were great too

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great atmosphere especially at Christmas time.

Well paced meal with attentive staff.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 26, 2017

It was a very nice lunch date with friends. We had really good bloody Mary’s and soup for starters. Food was great and the scenery was wonderful.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food is good. Innovative but not so much that you have to knock your tower down to eat.
They do a good job of trying to use seasonal items and the salad is always fresh.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I like a restaurant that is consistently very good and offers a good selection to chose from Mt Branch does this like on a cold snowy day their French onion soup is just terrific. their bar is "neat" and has excellent drinks from a great martini to a draft guinness beer. The tuna steak and ruben sandwiches are a must try

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 14, 2017

My office is based in Baltimore City but I had a meeting in Harford County that wasn't ending until noon and wanted to have a holiday lunch with my team at 12:30 so I chose Mountain Branch. Two of my three team members had to drive up from Baltimore City, the other was with me in Harford County. Each of them commented about the look/feel/ambiance of the location even before we were seated. No one complained about the drive! All of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the service was great too! I live in Harford County and can't believe I am just getting here. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great for Sunday brunch. A wide variety of breakfast and lunch options. Nice view of the golf couurse.

Tags: Comfort Food, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was overpriced and the service was extremely slow. We waited over an hour between receiving our appetizers and entrees.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great brunch and waitress was so attentive with bottomless mimosas. Good food on buffet although slightly tepid.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We had a very good visit. The staff was welcoming, our server cared about our experience, and the food was very good. We dined at night and couldn't experience the views from the two story windows. Nothing stood out enough to be excellent.

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Good crab cakes! 2 in our party had a turkey etc sandwich. They seemed to enjoy their lunch as well. Our waitress was very nice but it seemed that that the management may have given her too many tables. I felt badly for her trying to keep up.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Diners are ‘stroke four’ the Mountain Branch Golf Club restaurant. Serving up style, sophistication and scrumptious cuisine, the short ‘drive’ from Bel Air delivers a scenic overlook. Tip: Reserve your spot in order to sit by the window and view the lake and golf course.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The steak I had was very good. Our server was very attentive. There was a wedding reception going on as well as another private event. Lots of people walking around which made it noisy. If you are looking for a quiet place for dinner and conversation, this is not the place. If you are looking for a party, this the place!

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 (London)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great Sunday Brunch. Varied selections for breakfast and mid-day meal. Only complaint is that the breakfast items weren’t labeled, so everyone had to open the big lid each time to see what was inside. The other items had cards in front of them telling what the selection was, just the breakfast items did not. Minor detail but still needs to be addressed.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I had been wanting to try this brunch for while. The food was delicious. The service was excellent The atmosphere, decor, and views were amazing.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It was our 21st Anniversary & we had a wonderful time.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We got together with friends at 9:30 a.m.for Brunch and it was a fantastic get together. I wanted to sit outside, but even though it was the end of Sept, it was hot and sunny. Our waiter was so kind and attentive. The food was presented very nicely and everything seemed clean. There was such a variety of breakfast and lunch foods.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My husband and I were celebrating our 3d anniversary. We had also gotten married at Mountain Branch. As usual, our meal was delicious and we had great service. It's nice that it it remains consistent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Overall nice place being part of the golf club. Pretty setting, good food and service and plenty of parking.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Our server (Margaret) was fantastic. We had a little bit of a problem with one of our meals and she and the manager took care of it in a flash, very professional and friendly. The manager (we forgot her name) was very nice and professional as well. We look forward to dining there again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 11, 2017

It was a wonderful evening.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 29, 2017

You need to try it happy hour till 7 And then do dinner. Excellent French onion soup and house salad. Our stripsteaks and seared tuna were excellent too.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Always a wonderful experience!
The lamb chops were so good that I ignored my mothers injunction about not eating with my hands to nibble the meat from the bone! My cousin, who is a fitness guru, never eats bread. I had to move the bread plate away from her, so that the rest of us could have some. Lol!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great place for an intimate date. We went for Sunday brunch and Courtney was a FANTASTIC waitress!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 25, 2017

A delightful lunch experience. Set outside overlooking the golf course and had a lovely meal. Service was excellent from Amanda

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great staff, Joan is the best !

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 13, 2017

This place is the best brunch in Hartford County! There is no better place to sit outside with a few mimosas and have a ton of great food.

I love this place!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great service and real good food
Friendly staff and great ambiance

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