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Big Pickle FoodBar
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Bar, Gastropub
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed November 12, 2012

I was not expecting much, knowing that we'd just be ordering sandwiches, but everything was delicious, waitress very nice, and comfortable. We had the calamari for an appetizer, and it came with a delicious mango dipping sauce. My hamburger was great too, as were the fries. My husband had the flounder, which was beautifully displayed on the plate. Definitely will return if/when we're back in the area.

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1  Thank saswan
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

If visiting St. Michaels, Maryland, make a special effort to stop in at the Big Pickle Food Bar. Yes, you can get pickles there, but go for the food, drink and fun atmosphere. Our first visit, several years back, found a comfortable lounge area at the front of the bar which was a great place to flop and enjoy a cool beverage on a hot summer's day while cruising the many shops in town. We were disappointed on our recent visit to find the space converted to tables for dining. Better return on the real estate investment, I guess. Anyway, the food is fantastic, the bar is huge and works well for dining and the staff is friendly and helpful in picking out tasty treats. One suggestion to the owners...dim the lights! They create more of a cafeteria ambiance than an intimate martini bar. The decor is wonderful, but a little softer lighting, please. Bottom line, of all the many wonderful dining and drinking choices in St. Michaels, you won't be disappointed at the Big Pickle!

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2  Thank Ted J
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Were able to sit outside and watch the world go by. AWesome creme of crab soup and salad which was great. Menu looks varied and delish. Beautiful bar inside.

2  Thank Coco A
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Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

Went here for lunch one day while spending the weekend in St. Michaels with my boyfriend. Very tasty food (we both had different sandwiches) and good selection of beers on tap as well as a full bar. Casual restaurant for lunch and really friendly waitresses. Very good overall. I would go back.

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1  Thank Mydogkelly
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Great atmosphere with main floor focused on a long bar and beautiful hardwoods and moldings, pretty lighting and helpful staff. But the excitement stops there. The food is expensive and just okay. Jack (Jack says Yes!) is usually at the bar in his signature white glasses holding court with the visitors. There are other bars that ring like true bars, and other restaurants with incredible food... so this one is a disappoinment. Jack needs to say Yes to a new menu and better quality food to make this venture a success.

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Thank Patritius
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