Runway Cafe

2333 Eastern Blvd
Middle River, 21220
Reviews:
Went here for the first time today - Wow! The man who is running this is amazingly kind and helpful and has the patience of a saint to accommodate a hungry lunch crowd. I got one of the specials for today - A 6 oz Crab Cake and Fries for only $7.50. Wow - so good! The fries were crispy and hot. The crab cake was fried and had a crispy exterior and was filled with crab. I do prefer a little more Old Bay and a touch of yellow mustard in the cake, but I wolfed both it and the fries down without any ketchup, tarter sauce, mustard...NOTHING except the food itself. It was a great discovery for me and I cannot wait to go back. They actually roast the turkey and the roast beef for their sandwiches - most everything is prepared and cooked by them. I was shocked when I asked what deli meats he uses and he told me his own...lol! ; ) Check this out - you will be happy and the prices are most reasonable! *****10/30/14 - went back again today as I was intrigued by the food offerings. The man running the café is Steve and he is training a lovely woman named Molly. They are basically running this on their own so be patient. The food is made as close to homemade as you can get and so is worth it. Steve has only been there about a month so they are still very new but the passion to give his customers good food is obvious. Today I got a fresh burger with provolone on a Kaiser with lettuce, tomato, mayo and raw onion. It was huge - so big that I cut it in half to share with my assistant. I also asked for a roast beef sandwich with provolone on wheat and lettuce tomato and mayo. I asked for the sandwich cold and receive it hot BUT it was tasty so it did not matter! Again, be patient and be specific with what you want. They try to remember your order but are so busy they should be writing it down. I am sure Steve is still figuring things out and did I mention - his food is great! Dave is the manager of the Exxon Station and this little deli is located inside. While I was there, Dave pitched in and helped whenever he could. For three people manning a deli counter, a cash register for gas, convenience store items, lottery etc. - they looked like the Dream Team. While I was there, I accidentally knocked over my soda and Dave was there in a flash with a mop and did not make me feel embarrassed at all, even though I was. All in all, I will definitely stop in from time to time and hope others do as well.

(410) 686-5850

Cafes, Breakfast & Brunch

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The Mallow Bar

11620-H Crossroads Cir
Middle River, 21220
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Absolutely the best rice crispies out there! What makes them so amazing is the variety of flavors and mixtures they come in! They are the kind of mixtures you know would go amazing together but haven't been able to experience! In addition the family who created this business is so sweet as well. Overall great experience!

(443) 231-7399

Desserts, Specialty Food

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Rita’s Italian Ice

162 Carroll Island -Suite 158
Middle River, 21220
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Great spot for something other than snowballs. Menu changes often. I need to try a custard cake. Everything is good but I have to be in the mood for a gelati. I stick to custard, misto's or water ice.

(410) 335-7482

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt, Desserts, Shaved Ice

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By The Scoop Ice Cream Parlor

105 Carroll Island Rd
Middle River, 21220
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Great ice cream and tons of options! Snowballs, gelatis, ice cream! The staff was very helpful and friendly. I absolutely love the chalk board on the wall for the kids to play!
Went here for the first time a couple weeks ago and the ice cream was SO GOOD! Quick service, good prices and the people were friendly. Definitely going back!
Great home made ice cream. They have a nice big chalk board for the kids to play with!

(443) 317-8054

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt, Soup, Sandwiches

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Chick-fil-A

1202 Martin Blvd
Middle River, 21220
Reviews:
Dined: 01/17/13 It is hard to believe that this location goes unrated until now. I very rarely give 5-star ratings to chain establishments of any kind, but Chick-Fil-A is an exception to the rule. I've eaten here several times now, and each time has been beyond reproach, and each today's visit was no different. Great food and friendly efficient service. Today I enjoyed their seasonal soup (Chicken Tortilla Soup) and Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich. The soup was hearty and filling with just the right amount of bite. The grilled chicken was hot, juicy, and extremely tasty. But the really amazing thing is that both items are rather easy on the calories, with the grilled chicken sandwich running 290 cal and the soup 260 cals (if you leave off the tortilla chips only 180 cals). Decadence without all the guilt...lol!!!
Excellent service. Great food. Clean. Great coupons (we often get food for free). Love Josh the hostess!
Chick-fil-a literally has the best customer service compared to any other fast food place. Food is delicious beyond reason...HOWEVER! There are so many fake smiles, you can tell when people are genuinely happy and when they're forced. Also the prices could be a little less expensive, fast food = cheap.

(410) 686-5858

Fast Food

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China Kitchen

3007 Eastern Blvd
Middle River, 21220
Reviews:
Friendly and pretty good food :). They also deliver!
Good food and Fast Delivery (except for "Rugh Hour" obviously). Run of the mill chinese delivery place. I get delivery from here constantly and I'm always satisfied. I'd recommend the Pork Lo Mein, and the Shrimp and Garlic. I'd probably steer clear of their fried rice, something is just off about it. Otherwise, people are friendly and the kitchen looks pretty clean.
This chinese takeout place is SO good and cheap!! They give you a ton of food and it's all perfect. Crispy sweet and sour, tender meat, everything. Finally found a good chinese place. Friendly staff. They even threw in a bottle of soda!

(410) 238-7550

Chinese

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Conrad’s Ruth Villa

3301 Edwards Ln
Middle River, 21220
Reviews:
OH MY GOSH! This place is absolutely beautiful. I never even knew it existed. Every year they host the "Rockin on the River" charity event, and I was told by a friend that I should check it out. Was a hot day, but with it being right on the River... we were able to dunk ourselves in the water when it got to hot. The house that is located on the premises is beyond gorgeous and I heard even hosts weddings. Something to think of, when I start my wedding planning!

(410) 335-4468

Caterers, Venues & Event Spaces

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Uncle Ou’s

105 Beacon Rd
Middle River, 21220
Reviews:
This is by far my favorite Chinese delivery in the area. Reasonably priced and amazing food. You can order online and it's delivered really fast.
Searched to see who in Essex would deliver Chinese food. It's been a long time since we had Chinese delivered. Most places around us are carry out only. And the few places in Essex that sell and deliver Asian, are sketchy. I have heard people talk of this place and how good it was. I found their menu online and was able to also order online. Food took about an hour , but since I'm in Essex and they are in middle river, I can't complain. Food was hot and fresh. Tasted good and was packaged with napkins and soy sauce. Just wish they included plastic forks as well. Very satisfied. Will return.
Our favorite Chinese carry out! Fast and friendly! Huge menu. Above all, everything tastes great!

(410) 391-6666

Chinese

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Sonic Pizza

2105 Eastern Blvd
Middle River, 21220
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I agree with the other reviewers. This place is pretty darn good. I got pizza with mushrooms and ham. Good pizza with fresh ingredients. I also got buffalo wings, which were very good. Larger than most wings; not overcooked, so still juicy. I got them medium spicy, but they were pretty close to all-out hot, just like I like 'em. Very reasonable prices as well. I ate there, but the place seems geared toward take-out and delivery. Only four tables in the whole place. One table outside under the overhang. The bathroom was very poorly stocked. Almost out of soap, no paper towels, and no toilet paper. Decor is completely bare. I'd order it for delivery or take-out.
We decided to check this place out based on it's decent reviews. We tried wings, pizza and a cheese steak. Wings were ok, crispy though we'd try a different sauce next time (wasn't a major fan of the spicy bbq). Cheese steak was very meh. The bread was crusty and warm, I bet it would be outstanding with a cold cut. The pizza was by far the best thing we had. Decent crust, plenty of cheese. I'd give it 3.5 if I could. I'll try different wing flavors and a different kind of sub, see if I can boost that review some. All in all, not a bad experience at all. Possibly leaning towards being our go-to.
Me and my wife are constantly trying new sub shops looking for good food and we tried sonic and were not disappointed. I had old Bay wings which were some of the best I've had and a cheese steak and fries which Were good too. Will be coming back next time we order out.

(410) 574-0001

Pizza

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The Memphis Belle

3030 Eastern Blvd
Middle River, 21220
Reviews:
Límited menú but food is pretty good. After that not much positive. Very unwelcoming vibe. Its like a clubhouse or hangout spot for the owners and buddies. A neighborhood bar should have a friendlier feel to it..nearby places give away shots or prizes If the ravens score or o's hit a home run. Not here. Just owner and buddies clapping and high fiving each Other. Feels like you're watching the game in some guy's mancave orfinished basement and you weren't invited. New place though, maybe just getting the hang of it still. We'll see how they do.
Great food everything taste homemade you can tell they take pride in the food they serve. Welcoming staff, went here for the super bowl this year they had a buffet with a good selection for a low price. Bar tenders were very friendly even gave away some shots my girlfriend and I. Highly recommend The Memphis Belle if you're in the area looking for a friendly spot with great food.
Good food, great people and live music every fri/sat with no cover. what else can u ask for?

(410) 574-7200

American (Traditional), Sports Bars, Barbeque

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