Crofton Cantina

787 State Route 3 N
Gambrills, 21054
Reviews:
Great good! Fried green beans and grilled chicken salad are awesome!!! Bacon cheese burgers are to die for as well! Great service and great bartenders!

(410) 923-2804

Bars

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Kilwins

1407 S Main Chapel Way,Ste 109
Gambrills, 21054
Reviews:
Warm, inviting staff working behind an amazing ice cream and sweet treat display. The dark chocolate & salted caramel covered krispies haunt me. I am in love.
Kilwins in Waugh Chapel is the same as Kilwins everywhere, which is admittedly a good thing. While it lacks the streetside ambiance of the Annapolis store, the location offers up the usual Kilwins fare. Good, made in house fudge and chocolate, great ice cream with freshly made cones, and the ability to make the entire surrounding area smell absolutely amazing. Take note Yankee Candle, the day you manage to make the Kilwins scented candle will be the culmination of your R&D. The icecream isn't the cheapest but the quality of both the cones and the ice cream itself is far superior to places like Basken Robins. The staff is usually friendly and helpful, though the store itself is a bit on the small side and can get rather cramped if more than 4 customers are there at the same time. Being located in Waugh Chapel allows for the benefit of ample parking.
Chocolate Chip/cappuccino ice cream, in a warm waffle cone. Service with a smile, made it taste even better. Yummy.

(410) 721-3771

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt, Chocolatiers & Shops

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Five Guys Burgers and Fries

1131 - A Rt 3 N
Gambrills, 21054
Reviews:
Clean and efficient location. Juicy burgers that come with an insane amount of crispy fries. My order is always right and the staff is always pleasant.
I heard good stuff about five guys! I went to this one bc I was visiting a friend. I'm not very picky with my food, but I thought this place's food was soooo good, especially my little cheeseburger. I think all the various options are really neat :) I'm only giving it 4 stars instead of 5 bc of my fries, they were good, but there was waaay too many. They overspilled the cup and a bunch were all over the bag and it made it hard to eat in the car. But still an awesome place, i'd go back!
Oh my beloved Five Guys... when I want to cheat on my diet (and cheat big)... you are my first call. How is it possible that ground beef, grease, melty cheese and bread can be soooooooo soul satisfying. And I DO love your fries. They are fried potato perfection. Ketchup? I think not. Vinegar and salt only, thank you. Ketchup seems barbaric for fries of this quality. There is no real discernable difference between this Five Guys and any other Five Guys, with the exception that they place peanuts in bowls on each table as opposed to the box and bucket method I have found at other locations. Thank you Five Guys for serving caffeine free Diet Coke, my beverage of choice. We are so delighted that you have chosen to take up residence in our sleepy city of Crofton MD. Imagine my forthcoming dilemma when we realized that the new Dickies BBQ is opening up RIGHT NEXT DOOR. I won't know what to do with myself.

(410) 721-3585

Burgers, Fast Food

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Mr Pizza & Subs

2299 Johns Hopkins Rd
Gambrills, 21054
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Subs are excellent. Kids and wife are picky but love the pizza from here. Salad is worth the money.
My order was buffalo wings and a large pizza for delivery. The pizza was decent but cold. I specially ask for my wings to be fried crispy. Not even close, slimy and slippery skin, which my wife hates. I ordered through GrubHub with delivery instructions for my apt bldg, totally ignored and driver appeared to have an attitude when he called. Never again.
I love their pizza....so yummy. They use real cheese and don't skimp. The crust is crisp and delicious and the toppings are very tasty....my go to pizza joint in Crofton.

(410) 721-6800

Pizza

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Mi Casita

1334 Defense Hwy
Gambrills, 21054
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Very delicious, quite authentic, totally worth going back! I'm not of Mexican descent, so I can't speak to the comparison of this place versus my grandmother's cooking or anything like that, but I've been around... tried my share of Mexican joints... been in a few across the country, including the Southwest. I can say this much; the food here is really good, pretty darn authentic to what I've had before. While I wouldn't call it perfect or the best Mexican I've ever had, it's very good for the Crofton region, and definitely has some winners that I keep coming back to time and time again. First, their chips and salsa are standard, but tasty. Pretty sure the salsa is homemade, and it's one of the better ones I've had. Very fresh, chunky, but not too thick. Drinks are always good. I'm not the world's biggest margarita fan, but they make them well here. Certainly not skimping on tequila! :) The posole... OMG the posole! This is why I keep coming back! I think they only make it on the weekend (possibly Friday night, too) but it's definitely worth it. In case you don't know, pork soup/stew with hominy and fixings that you can add in yourself, including lime, cilantro, and fresh jalepeno. Huge fan, this guy! Their entrées are standard fare (enchiladas, tacos, etc.), but well-made and tasty. I'm a fan of their more out-of-the-norm items, but you should stick with what you like first. I'll admit, I've had the occasional taco or burrito that underwhelmed me, but this is the exception, not the rule. Generally, I find their food to be fresh and flavorful. And very filling! Overall, great Mexican place in the region, definitely try the posole, and play around with the menu a bit. They are usually quite accommodating.
Run of the mill Mexican dinner. Nothing memorable. Margaritas made me jittery which I can only assume is from the sugar in them. Salsa and chips were good.
First time here. Great hospitality. Delicious food. Speedy service. Will definitely be back again and again!

(410) 451-0025

Mexican

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Newk’s Eatery

1360 Main Chapel Way
Gambrills, 21054
Reviews:
Been here 5 or 6 times and have had all sorts of experiences. The first time, my pizza was left to sit on the counter while my husband's food was prepared. 15 minutes later, my pizza was cold. They graciously took it back when I called them out (we were seated right in front of the kitchen watching it get cold) and made me another. The freshly made pizza had the smallest sprinkling of basil right in the center of the pie, with 4 tomato slices haphazardly thrown around the edges. Not impressed with the pizza, and certainly wouldn't call what I received "Margherita". Would not recommend. The next 2 times, I ordered a chicken salad "sammich" and it was really good. Who would have thought that spicy mustard would go well on chicken salad? Well, it was. Recommend. I then ordered a steak sandwich with caramelized onions and horseradish spread. Couldn't locate the horseradish spread anywhere on the sandwich, so boo to that. The fourth time I ordered the mac and cheese as a side and meh...it was piping hot, bathed in a dish of oil/grease, and bland. Do not recommend. Today (5th visit), I once again ordered the steak sandwich, this time with EXTRA horseradish sauce and a side salad. The salad was AMAZEBALLS and was lightly tossed with a spicy honey mustard dressing. It had a nice selection of vegetables and a small sprinkling of cheddar cheese. It was awesome. The sandwich? Not so much. This time, I could at least see the sauce, but couldn't taste it. So disappointing, especially since my salad was so good. Overall, I would say that they lack consistency in the food prep department, but their food would be great if they could get a handle on it. Other than the chicken salad, I think I'll steer clear of the sandwiches from now on and focus on the salads.
Nothing special and a bit more expensive then it should be. I wouldn't mind spending $9 on a grilled steak sandwich, but, when the steak is dried out and the sandwich is on a 4" roll, I have a bit of a problem with that. Other than the dried up sandwich, everything else was just mediocre. There are too many better options in that shopping center to waste another trip here.
Right now you're hungry and you've turned to Yelp to find somewhere worth eating. Well, this is it. Tell the whiny person in your group to shut up and that no, you're not going to TGI Friday's for a second time this week. Navigate towards Newk's Eatery and read the rest of this review on your way there. My boyfriend and I were in a similar (foodless) situation today, but we didn't Yelp it. Instead, we just randomly walked in. And, we're both very happy we did. We discussed making it one of our new favorite places. If you eat here, you'll see why. Here's a list of what made this place refreshingly different. (1) After you order at the counter, they give you a number to place on your table and they bring your food to you. When you're done, you don't have to bus your own table - they take care of it (unlike at Panera where you try, in vain, to avoid getting your thumb in your empty soup bowl while dropping it in the brown dirty bin). You can tip if you want, but it's not expected or required. (2) The kitchen is visible from the lobby so you can watch them make your food if you choose (this should satisfy even the most suspicious tin-foil-hat-wearing person in your party). No, that's just salt they sprinkled on - not a mind-control agent. (3) They have this thing called the "Round Table" at the front of the establishment. It's cool like King Arthur, but it has nothing to do with knights. Instead, it has all these free high-end accouterments for you to add to your food: different types of hand-sliced peppers, crunchy bread sticks, thickly sliced pickle chips, imported capers, huge roasted garlic cloves, etc. You can take as much as you want, but make sure to eat what you take (there are starving kids in Africa. Not here. Just Africa). (4) They make their pizza dough and desserts from scratch. Their pizza dough is made daily. And, while we're on the subject of pizza, I had the spicy shrimp pizza. It was really, really good. Seriously. I consider myself a pizza connoisseur. And, this pizza was good. It wasn't the best I've ever had, but it beats 95% of the rubbish they call "pizza" in the Baltimore area. (5) My boyfriend said "It was good." That sounds meaningless, but it's really like having your eight-year-old mute child speak his first word. My boyfriend is the most unexcitable person out there when it comes to food. Whenever we eat something it's always just "ok." It's almost never better than "ok." Here, it was "good." VICTORY! He had the nitrate-free turkey breast toasted sub and couldn't stop remarking about how "good" the bread was. He liked that it remained soft despite being toasted. (6) The owner (or manager?) was going table to table and talking to customers. She wasn't just rushing by and saying "Is everything ok...great..." before you have a chance to open your mouth (yea, I'm talking about you, Olive Garden). She paused at our table and told us about the restaurant for a couple minutes. I was really impressed with how nice she was. (7) $1.95 gets you a 32 ounce drink that's refillable. That, in and of itself, is not so great. But, it comes in a well-made plastic tumbler that's reusable! Bring it home, wash it out, use it a million times. Now, this particular tumbler says "Newks Cares - September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month." So, I'm not sure if this is a one-time thing and they'll later go back to waxed paper cups. However, what I thought was really neat is that these tumblers are recyclable! The tumbler is #2 plastic and the lids are #1 plastic: these are the two most recyclable plastics around. So, if you get one, and you don't want to keep it, at least bring it home and toss it into your recycling bin. (8) There are vegetarian options besides a salad (but there are also salads). There is a vegetarian pizza, a five-cheese pizza, a margherita pizza, a vegetarian club sandwich, a pimiento cheese sandwich, and five-cheese mac n' cheese. Grilled cheese is also on the kid's menu (if you get on your knees to reduce your height and talk like a baby, maybe they'll sell it to you despite your real age). Depending on the day, they may also have a vegetarian soup. (9) The bathroom was spotless.

(443) 302-2734

Salad, Pizza, Sandwiches

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Yolavie

1417 S Main Chapel Way,Ste 108
Gambrills, 21054
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Im sure if you follow me ... or have come across my reviews. You know I love.. chocolate, cupcakes, pizza and FRO YOU.. bytches!! So Im know stranger of FRO YO joints. My plusses here are ...lots of flavors! woo hooo and they swirl. Yummy combonations. also I've had bad experiences with the buffet topping layout. I've seen folks dirty shirt sleeves in the topping buffet. So I am happy about the topping layout. More space than some of the place I have visited... its nice to be able to have a seat with my kid so she doesnt get it all in my car. I've been 2x.. and the place is always spotless.. I havent been in the ladies room yet Negative 1 star.. the costumer service is JACKED up. You have to ask for a sample and you make get a huff and puff. So what if my kid asked for 5 sample... heck if she asked for 20 samples... that's your job. Im sure the owners of this establishment wouldn't be to happy about this. . It gets $$ because ... it's not a cheap treat. I think for 2 of us, we run about $8. Next time I go.. I will take a pic of the recipe... so I can be more accurate.
My fav yogurt spot in MD. Clean. Lots of flavors. Yummy.
As another reviewer said, this FroYo spot is just alright. These types of stores don't seem to deviate too much from one another, and this one is about on-par. The employees are always polite, and the prices are comparable to other area frozen yogurt shops. The inside has a nice modern-like design and decor to it, with comfortable seating and nice lighting. The location is great, close to the movie theater in case you're interested in grabbing a bite before or after a show. The yogurt itself tastes fine, and there's a nice selection of toppings. Decent place.

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

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Fat Boys Crab Shack

1581 Defense Hwy
Gambrills, 21054
Reviews:
I enjoyed the Fat Crab last week while driving through my neighborhood I found this local gem. The prices were just right and the happy hour was perfect. I was worried that this place might not be kid friendly until I saw the playground in the backyard. We ate outside and while you have to order your own food you can ensure that your order is 100% correct. I will certainly come back, I took some pics so feel free to check them out. Kudos to the chef
Visiting Maryland and couldn't leave without eating some crab cakes. I found this spot while driving and so glad we did. We had to wait around for a table but it was well worth it. We ordered 2 shrimp baskets and a colossal crab cake. The salad as a side dish was pretty large... Enough to share with 2 people. The shrimp was well seasoned and fried to perfection. The colossal crab cake is what I came for and it was amazing. Huge lumps of crab and less filler. I would definitely return when I'm back in this area.
Have been meaning to go there for years. Finally went tonight, overall a disappointment from the positive Yelp reviews. Crab cakes were not lump, mostly filler and had no taste, certainly way below average for other restaurants in the area. Fried chicken was very good in fact fabulous. Cole slaw was horrible and potato salad about average. Fried oysters were OK but overpriced and undersized as an entire'. Considering there is no place to park and pulling out on route 450 is a daredevil act I would just go somewhere else.

(410) 721-5252

Seafood

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Elevation Burger

1403 S Main Chapel Way,Ste 103
Gambrills, 21054
Reviews:
I actually enjoyed my organic grass fed burger. I came as soon as they opened, so everything was fresh. My burger was not greasy and that's just the way I prefer it. The Elevation Burger comes with two patties, but that is too much meat for me so I asked for it be a single.
Cant give a negative star count. What kind of a burger place does not have bacon?!? Used to sell bacon like every other burger joint. Started agreeing to inhumane slaughter by Halal style of brutal butchering methods. Because of this Muslim way of food preparation no bacon for your hamburger. Never going back. Wasted trip. 5 guys right around the corner.
I love this place! So glad they reopened. The customer service was never bad, but I feel like it's improved. The employees were friendly and the burger and fries were hot and delicious. One of the few places where it's worth it to get a side of fries.

(410) 721-2170

American (New), Burgers, Vegetarian

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Grotto Pizza

2404 Brandermill Blvd
Gambrills, 21054
Reviews:
I decided to take the kid out for a Mommy-Daughter date night and she chose pizza. So we ventured in and ordered a cheese pizza with pepperoni. We also chose a order of cheese fries and I had the blue hen lemonade while we waited. We also had some of the free popcorn as well which was very good popcorn! Our food came and we were very happy with the pizza! It was very simple, yet very delicious!! The blue hen lemonade was just what the doctor ordered! After it was all said and done, we even ordered some gelato to go! The young ladies at the counter were extremely friendly and even gave my daughter a miniature scoop of chocolate gelato'. I ordered the raspberry gelato with chocolate pieces! It was divine! My one complaint about Grotto is that it can be a bit pricey! This was an expensive pizza date, but it was worth it!
First time coming here: Sunday (Father's Day) at 11am as soon as they opened. Walked in and was greeted. Seated in a booth not to far from the bar. There's a popcorn maker in the middle of the room which smells sooo good. The waiter we have is young and nice. Doesn't smile much, but has checked on me through the course of my meal. Lots of pizza choices and calzones. I ordered mild wings, which are not spicy at all. Pretty good though still. Bread sticks are soft on top like I like. I got the Hawaiian pizza regular size. It is a white pizza so no sauce, though I feel like something is missing from it. Maybe if it had better topping ratio I would be in heaven since I can only taste cheese. I really like that this place has wifi. There's a lot of TVs which I feel like is a distraction (16 in one space.) Prices are higher then I feel like they should be. Nothing amazing that would make me jump up and down to come back right away.
Stopped in the other evening and was all prepared to get a Grand Fiesta pizza. NOTHING is better than the Grand Fiesta pizza. My server suggested I try the Santa Fe boli. So I did. Man ... was she right! Philly Style chopped all-white chicken, roasted corn & tomato salsa and pepperjack cheese; served with sour cream. IT WAS MARVELOUS!!! If you try Grotto Pizza, remember that Ric said, get the Grand Fiesta pizza or the Santa Fe Boli.

(443) 292-2900

Pizza, Sports Bars

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