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Johnny’s Family restaurant

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&bnsp; When you head down mountain road in Pasadena it is one business after the other. Everything from car dealerships to ice cream parlors, restaurants and bars. A nice little restaurant on the corners called Johnny’s Family restaurant. When You enter it has the feel of a restaurant on a long stretch of highway with nothing around. Everyone knows everyone ... Read More »

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

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  Five Guys Burgers and Fries should add hot dogs in the name because they have some of the best tasting dogs in town. Although $4.50 for a bacon cheese dog is a bit high if you want a good dog you should splurge once in awhile. You can also get hand cut fries and a small is enough for ... Read More »

Szechuan Inn-REOPENED

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  I will be the first to admit I have a hard time telling the difference in Chinese food from place to place but I do know a good deal when I get one. For lunch there is about 20 different meals to choose from for $7.50. This includes chips,soup,spring roll,fried rice and meal. Sommai is always very nice and ... Read More »

Boston Market

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&bnsp; They have a combo that is almost impossible to say no to when they ask ” would you like the ribs and chicken cobo with two sides?” Ummm yeah! So I did with macaroni and cheese and creamed spinach as my sides. I also got cornbread which I honestly think gets thrown away 75% of the time. They have ... Read More »

Chris’ Restaurant

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  Exceeded my expectations! I went in for an early lunch and was pleasantly surprised. The reason I had never been here is because I was not impressed with Diego’s that was in it’s place years ago.There were only two other customers when we arrived and one of them came over and started a conversation because my food looked so ... Read More »

Hella’s

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  I went to lunch to check out the crabcakes and was not disappointed. Two giant crabcakes with hardly any filler. These are some of the best in the area similar to Romano’s, Timbuktu, and G&M. This was enough for me and my son to split and we were both full and satisfied. That is until it was time to ... Read More »

The Big Pig- CLOSED

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  Dropped by for a quick lunch around noon out of curiosity. The parking lot was empty (luckily because there is hardly any parking.) I was the only customer and there was one guy working behind the counter. He was friendly enough but I could tell he did not want to be there. I ordered the beef brisket, cole slaw, ... Read More »

Outback Steakhouse

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  I would love to see Outback move into the SP area (Replace Bateman’s) but for now I will have to settle for a short trip to Glen Burnie or Annapolis. I had not been to Outback Annapolis in a few years and they must have new management because someone grew a brain. They have added tables outside and got ... Read More »

Capri Pizza

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  At one time or another you will find yourself on hospital drive and hungry. Capri Pizza is a small, downright out of the Bronx Italian eatery complete with the loud,to the point owner (which I like by the way.) She came to each table and asked everyone there ( in her New Yawk accent) what she could do to ... Read More »

4 Seasons Grille

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  I had seen this restaurant from the outside but had not heard a lot about it so I never really had any interest in it until I was given a gift certificate and even then it took us months to get there. It was surprisingly nice inside, not uncomfortably nice but clean and spacious with decent decor. The kids ... Read More »

Elevation Burger

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  Anything with the word “burger” in it is worth a try. Parking in front is almost impossible so you will need to park in back and walk around (why they don’t have another door that faces the parking lot,who knows?) The place is new so it is clean. I missed the lunch rush so the line was short. The ... Read More »

Zandi’s Grill

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  Tucked away in the back of a small business building on Veterans Highway is the hidden gem “Zandi’s Grill”. This small but comfortable restaurant had a complete makeover by the Food Network’s “Restaurant impossible”. The episode can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFvj2kSm_bE I had been there before the change and what a difference! I arrived around 11:45am so I missed ... Read More »

BJ’s Tire Center Vs. Mr Tire

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  I ordered a full set of Michelin tires for 2 vehicles one set from Mr. Tire and one from BJ’s Tire Center. Michelin tires come with a 3 year 36,000 mile warranty. One of the cars got a piece of road debris in it and could not be repaired. We went to Mr. Tire and of course it was ... Read More »

Life Pho

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  It had been years since I had Vietnamese food and since Mi Pueblo II does not open until the 21st we decided to check out the new restaurant Life Pho that opened in the beginning of July. As far as restaurants go it is fairly small but plenty of room for the dinner crowd they had.(9 of the 12 ... Read More »

Grump’s Cafe

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  A little drive to Bay Ridge is worth it for a very different small town,laid bay cafe. It has signs in the bathroom such as “Pay Toilet, Drop dime in toilet and flush.” The waitresses also use their pajamas as their uniforms. They offer a full bar and serve breakfast menu all day. The first time I went in ... Read More »

Autobahn Indoor Speedway

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  This is outside the area a bit but the closest thing of its kind for us to enjoy. If I can find the investors I would still be willing to put one in our immediate area. The first indoor European Go Kart track in Maryland is buried deep in a business park in Jessup. They have Junior karts and ... Read More »

Big Fish Grille

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  I have been to Big Fish Grille a few times but it had been a couple of years so when the chance to get a $40 coupon for $20 on living social I jumped at the chance because I remember how good of a happy hour deal they had with all appetizers half price. We rolled in about 6pm ... Read More »

Founders Tavern and Grille

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  Word of mouth led me to the new restaurant “Founders” in Pasadena where “The Canopy” and ” Jumpers Grille ” once occupied. The new Grille has been completely gutted and renovated and is far superior to the former businesses. They have made the entire place much more open and welcoming than the tight, cut up, pieced together take-out,restaurant,bar that ... Read More »

Sunset Restaurant

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  Due to an online poll of looking for the ultimate local cream of crab soup I was led to Sunset Restaurant in Glen Burnie which I had been to many times but not in a few years due to an over cooked filet mignon I had gotten the last time. I had guessed that staff or management changed and ... Read More »

Severna Park Taphouse

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  Earleigh Heights Tavern, Snyder’s of Severna Park, Rodz and Rydz ( jeez), and finally Severna Park Taphouse. I have been to them all and until recently was a dive that most Severna Park residents would not frequent. I would say 80% of customers came from other towns. This has all changed because of the complete changeover in ownership,environment, food, ... Read More »

Pat’s Select Pizza Grill

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  Grabbing a coupon from the paper we went to grab a bite from a new pizza place I had not heard much about. Pat’s Select Pizza is on Ritchie Highway but you can also get in from the back from Jumpers so the location is great,however the parking lot was packed. We walked in and there were three girls ... Read More »

J S R Construction Inc

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  After a small or mid size fire involving hot coals in a trash can ( even after 24 hrs. make sure coals have cooled) melting the trash can and a lot of the vinyl siding on my home I called JSR construction to see what they could do to fix the problem.I had used them a few times in ... Read More »

Attman’s Deli

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  It is very unusual for me to do a review that is more than a 15 minute drive from Severna Park but I am compelled to give accolades to Attman’s Deli which has had a location in Baltimore since 1915 and a new location in Potomac which is where I happened to be at lunch time. I drove by ... Read More »

Elks Lodge of Severna Park

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  I never realized what great deals were to be had at the Elks Club in Severna Park. They have Friday Night Dinners and I will get the specifics when I can. You do not need to be a member to attend.This is a great place for a inexpensive family dinner and goes to a good cause. The Elks are ... Read More »

Mother’s Peninsula Grill

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  After asking on this page about a good place for breakfast in Arnold and driving around around a half hour with no luck and breakfast hours gone I ended up at Mother’s right at 11am. I did get a lot of feedback for breakfast and although I love The Breakfast Shoppe and Garry’s Grill, I was specifically looking for ... Read More »