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The M & M Restaurant & Bar

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233 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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The M & M Restaurant & Bar is an upscale restaurant located just off Broadway and 25th Street. Over the years, The M & M Restaurant & Bar has become known for it�s warm and elegant atmosphere. It is decorated with dark, rich wood tones, sophisticated dim lighting and offers a full-service bar. Guests are invited to enjoy happy hour every Tuesday � Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. for special prices on drinks and food items.

The menu at M & M Restaurant & Bar consists of brunch options, a children�s menu as well as dinner and daily lunch specials. Popular dishes include stuffed peppers, the M&M asparagus omelette, seared tuna, stuffed mushrooms, fish tacos, grilled chicken sandwich, Asian glazed salmon and an 8-ounce sirloin.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(409) 766-7170
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Payment options
Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Freddy Oramous
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Private party facilities
Call for details.
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Private party contact
Freddy Oramous: (409) 766-7170
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
24th
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Entertainment
Live Local entertainment Thursday, Friday and Sunday Nights. Great Acoustic music from the Galveston-Houston area. Never a cover charge.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.0Dined on March 17, 2016

This time when we were there, they were out of red wines and some liquors( no kettle one).They also did not have a lot of wait staff..Very slow...We also put in a request about a birthday and nothing was done...Might be awhile before going back...

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2016

Looking for a place that wasn't part of a chain. This was a place for both visitors and locals. Food was good. Recommend for a nice dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2016

Great service!!!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2016

My recent trip to M&M was wonderful. The food was delicious and served in a timely manner. Our waiter was very courteous and attentive. Taking time to take several photos of my family for me. The other staff members were also very friendly and entertaining. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner experience. Thank you again M&M, for a wonderful evening!

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2016

M & M Restaurant is a very good place for a Before the Show Dinner. We were a bit disappointed in some of what we ordered. The pork chop was overcooked and I don't recommend it. The fish was GREAT and the Oysters were very good. Has a good wine list and beer on tap. we will go back and try to order better next trip.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2016

I had the snapper and my wife had the gruper; both were excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2016

A must stop when in the Galveston area. Happy Hour is a worth the time. We went on a slow night middle of the week. Locals come and go, they seem to know where the bargains are. Our dinner was fine. One minor problem with the lobster bisque, was quickly dealt with by the waiter and owner. I must say the Snapper Diablo was the freshist that I have ever had. Will definelty make a return visit.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2016

We dine here about once a month. Great spot! Excellent Happy Hour. Shrimp dinner is the best on the Island. Easy street parking... Good music on Friday nights...You won't be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Nice, romantic and the food was great. Tried the avocado pancake appetizer at the recommendation of our server and it was really good. Steaks were perfectly prepared, side dishes very tasty.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Bad experience for all around. Was lied to about table availability and the waitress was rude. Had to request bread and butter tasted like whip cream.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2016

From the avocado pancake appetizers to the bread pudding dessert, and everything in-between, its all great! Kinda like a pub feeling inside. Dark wood with TVs over the bar. Not obtrusive at all, but a great way to keep an eye on the game and have a tasty meal. Not a tourist destination. It's all locals.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2016

M&M is just a great local place - excellent Snapper diablo, excellent martinis, even a good steak. Acoustic music on weekends. We come down on weekends and it never disappoints. great atmosphere - you don't feel like you are in an open warehouse, which is your fate in some well-known Galveston places...

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2016

I enjoyed my dinning experience at M&M's. The food and service were good. I will come back.

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2.0Dined on January 16, 2016

We love M&M and already have another visit scheduled.

This is the go to place before or after the theater at the grand when we come down from Houston........

This was my fifth visit, and we were seated quickly and served great.

However at the same time a huge party came in and "wham" we were forgotten after our appetizer order was put in. We ate the appetizer and after a long wait, decide to just leave and eat once we made it back to Houston.

Our server was nice, friendly and funny, however he was overwhelmed with a table of 20 or so people and just plain forgot about us. We were not angry or felt insulted at all, we know from our previous visits, that was not normal.

When we asked for the check, he was apologetic and even offered to have a different server take care of us, but by that time we were already planning our order at the restaurant we went to after our drive back to H-town.

Next month we already have plans to stop in before another Musical (Ragtime), so we will see them again soon....we highly recommend M&M.

The avocado pancakes are fantastic.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2016

We had a great experience and would recommend it to anyone traveling to Galveston. As the owner of 2 restaurants, my wife and I do not throw out great reviews lightly.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2015

Wait staff was good- attentive
The crab appetizer was excellent
I had salmon as the main course and it was average. A little dry and lacking flavor
The shrimp dinner looked like a good choice

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2015

We were running late and I thought we were going to miss dinner all together, but M&M graciously stayed late, kept the kitchen open for us and served us a delicious meal. They are warm, wonderful people and we can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2015

The food and service at M & M are always exceptional. You have to definitely try the frozen bellinis. They are delicious.

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2015

We have been to M&M 3 or 4 times and really like the quality of their food, the combinations of seafood dishes, the great appetizers and the nice salads. We LOVE the key lime tart for dessert.

Now--a criticism I must make--since it happened two times in a row. This time I ordered Diablo Snapper (which is topped with a crawfish sauce). Both the crawfish sauce and the snapper were over-salted--so much so that although it was very fresh fish--I left over half on my plate.
When we were here on a previous visit, the same thing happened to my Pecan-crusted snapper.
Just too much salt.

I might add that my husband--in my estimation--uses too much salt. And when he agreed with me on the over-salted dish, I knew I needed to report it.

This can, of course be corrected--but it shows a failure to have a delicate touch in the kitchen, where the chef is always checking for the taste of food that is being served. Hope this problem is corrected. I know some restaurants under-salt their food and you have to add a bit. It Is a delicate balance. But over-salting makes it impossible to enjoy!

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5.0Dined on December 4, 2015

Great restaurant with delicious food. The service is good but the steaks are amazing.

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5.0Dined on November 13, 2015

New management has upgraded, service, food and the Happy Hour. Reasonable prices to boot.
We have been dining here for over 15 years. Tourists are unaware of it. Best Happy Hour (quality wise) on the Island. Entertainment to boot a couple nights a week.

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4.0Dined on November 1, 2015

I met with friends after the Galveston Symphony Orchestra concert on November 1 and had a wonderful experience: loved the round table and subdued ambience. We were able to talk and hear each other and the food was excellent. Service, as well was very good.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2015

We drove in from Houston for the day. Had a fabulous lunch here. Our waiter was very attentive without being overbearing. We appreciate the pace of the service - not feeling rushed. It was definitely worth the drive!

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2015

This was our 4th or 5th visit to M&M. We like it very much----good food, good servers, reasonable prices. Unique.

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5.0Dined on October 16, 2015

We had a great meal last Friday with another couple who had not been to M & M before. They have traveled off and on to Galveston for thirty years--but this was a new place to them. They loved it. Three of us had red snapper dishes, the fourth had the pork chop dinner. All were loved. We had heard a lot about the avocado pancakes so we had one order to share . We each got one pancake and it was a great beginning. Vegetable sides are wonderful, fish is very well prepared. Music was good. Ambience was great. And the Creme Brulee had a real crunch to it--which is a sign of a great one!! We will definitely be back--and so will the other couple!

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5.0Dined on October 16, 2015

Love the unique menu, great food and cozy atmosphere. Sunday brunch is the best and reasonably priced. Dinners are great but can fall on pricey side. With that said, it is worth it.

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5.0Dined on October 16, 2015

Thaddeus is a wonderful waiter. He's very attentive and we enjoyed talking to him about the food and the restaurant. It's a charming place and we intend to return. The food was delicious. Crab cake sandwich was superb. The gumbo was outstanding. The macaroni and cheese was all it's cracked up to be. The fried fish with red beans and rice was some of the best I've ever had.

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5.0Dined on October 9, 2015

Love, love, live the tuna with jalapeño cream sauce!

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2015

Our bartender Lou started the evening out making me a tasty, cold fruity martini. The menu selection offers many different types of food. Our fried green tomato/crab appetizer had a melt in your mouth flavor. The chef deserves a special mention for his preparation of the fresh pecan crusted snapper and my husband's steak was cooked just as he ordered. The service was exceptional too. The entire dining experience was excellent and we cannot wait to make a return visit.

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2015

I visited with my wife for our anniversary and the food was awesome, I had the surf and turf and my wife had the tampico chicken. Both of which were amazing. The service was good, the waitress didn't impress because she didn't seem to know the menu in full or was maybe having an off night. The filet I had was very flavorful and had a great fresh off the grill taste to it. It was cooked to perfection and was tender and moist. The lobster tail was a good size and was really juicy and not dry at all. We had the bread pudding and it wasn't anything impressive or anything to write home about or to suggest to anyone.

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4.0Dined on September 9, 2015

If I'm Galveston, I strongly suggest you try this restaurant. I've been there twice. The building has character, the wait staff is personable and offers good suggestions (Thad was our waiter this time and he is great), and the food is yummy. Don't miss the ceviche and the shrimp cocktail.

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2.0Dined on September 6, 2015

I made a reservation for 9:00 PM on a Sunday and when I arrived at the restaurant I was told they were closed. If it was not for another 10+ customers that had done the same I would have been turned away even though I had a confirmed reservation. Food was ok but the service was poor even after we were allowed to be seated and was able to order food.

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4.0Dined on September 4, 2015

Live music was fun, steak was cooked perfectly but lacked flavor. Knowledgable wait staff was a plus!

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4.0Dined on August 28, 2015

This is our second time dining at M&M. We love the food: seafood gumbo is terrific-maybe best in Galveston. Red snapper dishes are very special, perfectly cooked with interesting combos of sauces and shrimp or crab toppings. This time when we walked in at 7:30 the music was too loud for the size of the room. We managed to sit near the back. But the volume was still louder than it should be for dinner. The guitarist- singer was talented with a diverse repertoire . The last visit we made they had a soft jazz ensemble with an excellent female singer. Volume there was low enough that you could enjoy the music as background- not as the main attraction. We would be happy to have either band while dining-with appropriate volume.

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4.0Dined on August 23, 2015

We arrived about 7:30 on a Sunday night so keep that in mind. The Crab cakes were bland, fried green tomato were about 3/4 inch thick (prefer much thinner) good flavor. My friends had fried shrimp and oysters and were happy with them. The AC felt like it was 75 degrees, too warm for me. Our waiter was a hoot Jim if we liked him Mike if we didn't. I would try it again.

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3.0Dined on August 22, 2015

It was art walk night which made for a big crowd, but our waitress was distracted, wine spilled on the table and the blackened grouper was overly salted and the avocado sauce is overrated.Cajun spiced snapper was tasty and edge salad was outstanding, but a $125 bill with wine and tip was a little pricey.

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3.0Dined on August 16, 2015

Food was mediocre, not a whole lot of flavor. Service not bad but slow. The music did not fit the atmosphere or decor. Michael Jackson, Cindy Lauper, really???
Sunday Brunch - Three of us ordered breakfast plates with eggs over easy. No bread/toast is offered with the meal. Who eats eggs over easy without some type of bread?
Sorry won't be back.

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2015

We came to M&M for the first time--at the recommendation of a friend. We love the ambience-very New Orleans (warm, funky, good music playing, nice long bar). I had the M&M salad, my husband had the lobster bisque--both great. We tend to split entrees--and just pay the $3 charge for extra vegetables. For us, half a serving of meat or fish is perfect. The specially prepared red snapper with a nice sauce, two luscious shrimp on top was wonderful. Asparagus and scalloped potatoes were the veggies.

in some ways the "piece de resistance" was a key lime tart that we split--so rich, heavy and absolutely luscious!

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2015

We always eat at the same places when down in Galveston so choose M&M as something new. The antique bar was really lovely. I had the avocado pancakes which was completely different. I love crabmeat and avocado so worked for me. We also tried the campenchana but I have to say that Goode company still has everyone beat. This one was a little sweet for our taste.
Husband had the pork chops which were cooked nicely. The potato side was a little dry. We did get an extra side mac and cheese which made up for it. I had crab cakes. These were pretty much crab, little breading or filler. The wine list was fairly priced. We had a bottle of Ferrari.

There was an obnoxious little kid running around while we were eating. Definitely interfered with the noise level especially since we were only 1 of 3 or 4 tables for dinner.

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2015

good place for brunch/lunch on the island. Sports bar atmosphere. Very casual.

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