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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)
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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)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 1, 2012

Best all around restaurnat we have been to in a while.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 1, 2012

I would definitely return; the food was very good. Our server was friendly, prompt and accommodating. The view was lovely as well.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 24, 2012

We went to the deck party. The view was beautiful, the music great, and the food tasty. A bit pricy.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 20, 2012

I loved the view overlooking the golf course. The service was very good, but it took a bit longer than usual for the main course to come out. Not overly long, but just a little longer than normal. The cream of crab soup was very rich, creamy and had lumps of crab meat all through it. Although I'm not a tuna fan, my dinner companion thought the seared tuna appetizer was delicious. The jumbo scallops were just that, jumbo, very tender and moist. I would definitely order this dish again. Nice wine selection. Overall, it's a bit pricey, but I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience and would not hesitate to visit there again to try another wonderful dish.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 18, 2012

I love this place and I am not easily impressed. Everyone who works there is pleasant. The food is always good, consistent and interesting. If there is a problem it is taken care of immediately. I love sitting on the deck. We were actually on the deck during the earthquake!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 16, 2012

We went on Thursday night when they have their weekly Deck Party so it was noisy but our dinners were delicious and service attentive. Mountain Branch has become a reliable place to get good food.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 12, 2012

We always enjoy ourselves when we go to Mt. Branch. The food was delicious . The service was as always excellent

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 11, 2012

Everything was great from the time we entered until the time we left the food and the service was also fabulous .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 9, 2012

Always get a great meal here. The prix fixe menu is great and all the good is delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 8, 2012

Happy hour drinks from 4-7 is a great deal which includes top shelf liquor. Our group of 4 all oedered salads with toppings. Blacened tuna, Salmon and chicken were cooked nicely with great flavor. tough menu to choose from with many good looking choices. The wait and bar staff were friendly and fun.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 4, 2012

I have dined here several times and have never been disappointed. This is one of the best restaurants in Harford County.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 4, 2012

We enjoyed our dining experience at Mountain Branch. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Just a little noisy with large groups around us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2012

The twin crab cakes and green beans were delicious. Stuffed with jumbo lump. The bread pudding is the house special dessert
For obvious reason and was splendid.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 3, 2012

We enjoyed our late lunch overall with good penne,salmon, and green beans; however, the blackened chicken was too dry.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 31, 2012

A pleasant place to eat - until the evening golfers come into the bar and the noise level skyrockets. Still a good experience overall.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 31, 2012

Amazing place to enjoy a romantic night out with your signifigant other; everything was perfect!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 30, 2012

My only complaint is that I ordered my filet medium well and it came way too rare. Other than that it was tasty and the overall meal and experience were, as always at Mountain Branch, terrific.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 29, 2012

Unfortunately I have to say , we expected more. Went there for restaurant week , 3 course dinner is $30.12 . When you add up the 3 courses at menu price , you barely get your desert free ! Not a Deal ! The waiting staff seemed overwhelmed , even though there were only a few tables occupied ! And now to the food...... My friend had the filet , and it was overcooked My partner had the chicken chesapeake , absolutely no flavor very bland ! I had the crabcakes , who were decent , at best The highlight was actually the cream of crab soup ! Very tasty !!! And the bread-pudding is yummy! Overall pretty disappointing ! The place itself is beautiful , great view fron the outdoor patio .

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 26, 2012

We were the only diners in here when we arrived and now I know why. The service was slow, the beer was not cold, the food was bland and the noise from the bar made conversation difficult. I will not be going back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 25, 2012

I am a salesman with Akehurst Landscape Service that is a golf fanatic as well. I have found my new luncheon spot to take clients for a nice upscale business lunch. Thanks!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 23, 2012

A variety of menu choices and excellent service made our visit very pleasant. We dine here often and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 23, 2012

everything was fine - we had a good lunch and were seated with a beautiful view

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 22, 2012

I really enjoyed the Sunday Brunch. What a great variety of food. The service was outstanding. Everything was served at its appropriate temperature. The crusted shrimp tilapia was cooked to perfection. The steamed shrimp were excellent. The biscuits and rolls tasted like my grandma had made them. It was a relaxing fun atmosphere. I will definitely be going back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 19, 2012

This was not our first time at Mountain Branch. We have come back because we like the feeling of the place, the nice view and the patio space in the rear. This most recent visit though might have been our last. The management seems to be going after a bar crowd more so than those wishing to enjoy a quiet dinner. We had to shout to talk to one another. It was very unpleasant to say the least. Our waiter did not bring any bread and mt steak was dropped off before I had a chance to finish a salad. There was no steak knife with the steak. We were asked if we would like another beer/wine AFTER we had finished eating. I had to find someone to pay as the waiter never returned to collect the check. We'll probably be going elsewhere...

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 15, 2012

Nice place for a Sunday dinner. If only the Bar had a door to keep the noise in.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 13, 2012

We received a gift certificate to Mountain Branch, and what a delightful surprise for dinner! The atmosphere is beautifully rustic, and the food was very good. Love the $39 3-course offering. Will try it again very soon.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 13, 2012

I had been going to Mountain Branch maybe once or twice a year for several years and had always been pleased. However, I was extremely disappointed in this visit. I felt the menu was very limited. I chose the black & bleu steak sandwich. The bleu cheese and onions were dry because they were grilled onto the bread - not set on top of the steak as the menu described (as I was would normally take off some of the bleu cheese). The steak was less than stellar and quite overseasoned. I think the sangria was all fruit juice - I didn't taste any alcohol. I did enjoy the house salad.
The waitress was okay.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2012

Brunch Has been better then this past Sunday. we arrived at 11:30 and when we went to the buffet line, most of the food was down to a spoonful or nothing. they did not restock as they should. the eggs benedict was dry and overcooked. the other breakfast items such as eggs were disappointing. the lunch items were solid as well as the salads. the buffet is right next to the hostess stand and there were plenty of employees around that could see the line and lack of food. we have been many times before and will return but they need to do a better job restocking the food.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 7, 2012

Always happy but would love to see whole wheat bread next to white or as option on sandwhiches . Healthier and many people prefer in today's world

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 6, 2012

As usual, the food was excellent!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 29, 2012

Great food! Loved the Chilean Sea Bass!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 24, 2012

Food was wonderful, but I haven't been there in a few years and the decor looks a little run down.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 22, 2012

First time here. Met a friend for a catchup evening and it was perfect. Moderately quiet in the restaurant, great fun at the bar, outdoors well kept and pleasant. Our waitress Zenoba was attentive, knowledgeable and available as needed. We had the Chilean sea bass and pork chop house specialty, mojitos , coffee, and dessert - everything was absolutely delicious. Going bac soon!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 17, 2012

Great brunch selection and friendly service. Nice place for any special occasion.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 16, 2012

Not so great this time but ok. Had to wait a long time to have order taken and REALLY long time to get bill!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 15, 2012

We had no wait and was able to enjoy the scenic view on the deck. Amanda, our server, was excellent. Good choice for Restaurant Week in Harford County.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2012

The bread pudding was one of the best I have ever eaten! I should have started and stopped with that. The eggs benedict were dry and tasteless. The bacon was limp. Some of the food trays were not refreshed in a timely manner. Overall I was disappointed in the quality of the food. However our waitress, Margaret, was excellent and made our dining experience worthwhile.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 8, 2012

Mountain Branch is a favorite spot.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 6, 2012

Mountain Branch was fantastic! Our regular Wed Nite Dinner Crowd was a party of 10 on this evening. We started in the bar with cocktails at Happy Hour prices before 7:00 pm. I had a delicious pear martini for $4 (norm $8). We were seated a round table, which really pleased our crowd. It makes for such easier flow of conversation. To top it off, we were able to have separate checks! Our server was Zunica, who managed our large party beautifully. I think this will be at least a bi-monthly visit for our Wed Niters. It was restaurant week with a prix fixe 3 course dinner for $20.12. Cream of crab soup was beyond delicious and then I had an excellent crabcake. Steak prix fixe not the best, but all want to go back and try other dishes.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 4, 2012

It has been some time since our last visit. Uaually we visit for the Breakfast Brunch, e felt the Dinner was well worth it. The view was priceless, The food was very good. Would venture out again

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