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“Amazing surprise!!”

G & M Restaurant & Lounge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Charleston Il
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6 reviews
“Amazing surprise!!”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Visiting from Illinois, we chose to stop at this restaurant while we were looking for somewhere to eat because it looked interesting and not overly crowded; e.g. there was a parking spot, when there was no spot at all the other restaurants we had seen. What a beautiful meal!! The whole experience was a blessed surprise, from the pleasingly dressy atmosphere, to the helpful wait staff, and the excellent food!! Wow! I truly did have the best Crab Cakes I had ever had, yet to call them cakes does them a disservice; you will just have to try them to appreciate! Thank you G & M for the best experience my whole trip away from home and thank you also, to the wonderful wait staff person from Cameroon, near Nigeria, for the pleasant and interesting conversation. You are in my prayers!!!

  • Visited November 2013
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Silver Spring, MD
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181 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Disapointed Return Visit”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

We had not been to G & M's since early last year. At that time the food was excellent, as was the service. This visit the food was below average but the service excellent,
The ladies started out with Manhattan cocktails which were exactly prepared. For dinner selections, two in the party had double crab cakes, their signature dish. The crab cakes were over cooked and very dry. I had veal shank over rice that was more like a tough over coked beef pot roast than veal. The fourth member of our group had the Cordon Blu which was good.
I don't know what the problem is but it will be a long time before I return.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank pig_daddy
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Long Island, New York
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A Crab Cake Lovers Paradise!”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

Being from New York, we always make sure we have crab cakes when in the Baltimore area. Well, G&M lived up to the hype, as there crab cakes ranked up there with the best of them. Since this is probably the best restaurant in the area, the wait was long, but worth it. Although some of our family members had steak, you definitely want to stick to the seafood portion of the menu. The portions exceeded our expectations, and if you really want to treat yourself, go to the bakery next store where there are so many wonderful tasting options.

  • Visited November 2013
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Providence, Rhode Island
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39 reviews
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“Large menu, but stick with the Crab”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

I believe that G&M has the very best crab cakes that I have ever eaten so I have eaten them more than dozen times. Keep in mind, I do not live in the Baltimore-Washington area. However, whenever travel has taken me there, I make time for lushious and very large lump meat crab cakes or flounder stuffed with crab meat. The crab meat is always large pieces of lump crab meat, and the servings are plentiful. Most people can only eat one at a sitting so they opt for the one crab cake plate or the sandwich (crab cake is the same size on both).
There is plenty of parking, but don't be surprised if the empty spaces are rare at lunch OR dinner. The location is only a few miles from BWI and less than half an hour from Baltimore. The crab cakes themselves have made it to the White House.
Plenty of other items on the menu, but why would you care? The deserts are impressive but so large, they must be shared or taken back to the hotel.
Once you have eaten crab cakes here, you will be like many of us and AVOID having them anywhere outside of Maryland.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank S C
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Columbia, Maryland
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76 reviews
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“Very good experience”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

When we arrived at the G&M Restaurant, the parking lot was nearly filled and we saw people waiting outside the door. We were worried that there might be a long wait. But, our group of three was seated right away. The service by our waiter was excellent. Two of us had the famous crab cakes, which were generous and meaty. The third in our group had grilled mahi mahi, which he enjoyed. They also give you very substantial servings of their side dishes. We did not order dessert, but they sure looked decadent!
G&M Restaurant is definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited November 2013
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