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Reviewed December 9, 2021 via mobile

I believe this is the “original” G.L. Shocks, and the food and service are excellent. Had sandwiches for lunch. The Old Bay chips are very good as a side.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed February 24, 2021 via mobile

Ate here with my wife and step son and found the food pretty good! Maryland Crab Soup was hearty, rich in color and flavor! My wife had an excellent Steak Salad, with perfectly cooked Rib Eye on a nice big fresh salad! My Roast Beef...Dip was super juicy and succulent! The French Bread stood up to the jus well, and the beef was off the hook tasty! Definitely recommend for a nice lunch!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed March 9, 2020 via mobile

We stopped here for a bite for lunch. I had an orange crush and some fries and both were very good. A decent beer selection. My boyfriend had the chili and said it was very tasty. A nice neighborhood bar. We would come back.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 2, 2020

Mostly been here at lunch, and have ordered several different sandwiches, and I've seen several other items (salads, etc...), and everything has been really good eating. There's nothing really unique on their menu, but what they make they do very well. Have not been disappointed...with the food here. And the service has been good - very attentive wait staff. And the parking in the rear of hte building is nice.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed February 1, 2020

In for a late Saturday lunch, my go to,the pork BBQ with a little bit of Carolina sauce was as good as ever, along with a great roll and the best house made Old Bay chips. My wife loved her salmon BLT, but her french...fries needed salt and a portion of them were overcooked. Back again for the unique Yuengling Hershey Chocolate Porter that is a limited edtion brew Yuengling has stated will only be available thru Febuary or until supply runs out. This place has a great local feel and our barmaid/waitress was excellent.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 30, 2019

I had read about this beer and asked my nephew who works here to let me know if and when Shack's had it on tap. My wife and I recently dropped in to try the new Yuengling Hershey's Chocolate Porter and loved the very dark...brew with subtle chocolate flavor. It is 4.7% and not heavy at all. Shack's has an attractive little horseshoe bar area with a nice homey local atmosphere to enjoy it. Both of the ladies behind the bar were excellent. We will be back soon to have a few more, because it is a limited edition (mid Oct.- Feb.) while supplies last product.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 10, 2019

Food is standard pub fare. Wings are good but beyond that, tread lightly. Plenty of parking behind the building, with a rear entrance.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

I first tried GL for a business lunch. It was a nice warm inviting atmosphere in the dining room. Other patrons were so friendly and the waitress was great. Went to the bar afterwards for Happy Hour and I was pleasantly surprised at the size...of my drink and the price. A nice laid back place with great food and good drinks. Customer service has been on point both times I have visited.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

Good service and good food. The cream of crab soup was excellent. My daughter had the crab mac and cheese and loved it. I had the pretzel appetitizer. It was exceptional.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

Very quaint eat in location, but you need to walk past a smelly grease trap to enter from the rear. The food was pretty good, but the Korean BBQ burger didn't taste Korean or like BBQ. The burger was cooked properly and was juicy. Service...was adequate, but not terribly attentiveMore

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I loved our meal. Everything was delicious. We started with MD Crab Soup and Crab Dip. Excellent choices. We followed that with their very popular crab cake platter and shrimp salad wrap. Fantastic. We can't wait to go there again!!!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

I moved to the neighborhood a couple of years ago and found this local Treasure!! Very diverse menu to please everyone. Crab cakes are outstanding, all the way down to a delicious Hot Roast Beef sandwich. Great Burgers, Salads, and Sandwiches. Wide selection of Local...and National Beers. Exceptional service and atmosphere. Daily Specials.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

Was visiting for the weekend and wanted a crab cake before leaving Baltimore. EXCELLENT crab cakes here. Huge lumps of crab meat and just enough magic to hold them together. Lightly seasoned and cooked perfectly. I am a tough critic on crab cakes and I...thought these were fantastic. The steamed shrimp were also truly delicious - again steamed just right, not overdone. I'd highly recommend this place. And we got take out and the containers were prepared with care to keep the food at its best--foil lined, items separated, homemade sauces in containers, etc. Impressive.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

We went at a very unbusy time (after 1pm on a Monday) but the service was pleasant and very attentive. It was our first visit and we were surprised by the variety of menu options from sandwiches to entrees. We both had soups...cream of crab...and clam chowder. Neither soup was overly salty, a bane of many restaurants. We will be back soon.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Heather and chuck were so great taking care of our crazy group! They were so friendly and accommodating!

Date of visit: July 2018
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G.L. Shacks is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4