To get a sense of The Greene Turtle's commitment to the neighborhood, one need only sit at the bar and look up. Dozens of mugs hang above the counter, emblazoned with the pub's logo and a unique number—each one belongs to a recurring patron. The Mug Club awards its members with draft-beer discounts and other specials, but more importantly, it allows loyal patrons to feel as though they own small slices of the venue without tattooing their names on the bartender's arm. This sense of shared familiarity is what fuels the entire franchise, which refrains from calling its locations "restaurants" in favor of friendlier terms: gathering places, communities, havens.
Many of the locations contribute more than mugs to their districts. Staff members who participate in the annual Tips for Tots program donate the entirety of one day's tips to a nearby Toys for Tots initiative, and Tuesday Funds for Friends events benefit local organizations. These efforts have been chronicled by press sources such as Food and Drink magazine, with features that liken The Greene Turtles' philanthropic generosity to the generous portions of comfort food that leave the kitchens.
From cheeseburger sliders and flatbread pizzas to handmade lump-crab cakes, the offerings on the menu embrace barroom traditions along with ingenuity. The steak and chicken entrees arrive with classic sides of green beans and yukon gold mashed potatoes, whereas the eastern shore mac ‘n’ cheese updates a comfort staple with chopped bacon, lump crab, scallions, and Old Bay seasoning. Diners can enjoy their meals by the glow of private flat-screen TVs—there's one in every booth—or beneath one of many larger televisions broadcasting sports games throughout the venue.
Within a 272-year-old fieldstone building, the aroma of pan-seared seafood and glazed meat drifts through dining rooms as patrons clink together glasses of fine wines. Throughout its history, the building served as a rest area for travelers and a prestigious school for boys. It wasn't until 1947, when Ivan Drechsler purchased the location, that it was restored and established as a country inn.
Executive chef and owner Brian Boston, who was named 2011 Chef of the Year by the Restaurant Association of Maryland, crafts upscale American dishes in the Inn's bustling kitchen. To complement its food, the Inn boasts a wine cellar that includes more than 200 handpicked selections, which rest beneath colonial-style dining rooms illumined by tabletop candles and crackling flames from a rustic stone fireplace. The restaurant's romantic ambience and open-air garden terrace have drawn diners celebrating momentous occasions for many years.
Catch up with your friends over a bite to eat at Manor Tavern, a local American bistro.
G-free and low-fat are just a couple of examples, come here for a quick bite that will leave you feeling healthy.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — Manor Tavern has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Manor Tavern is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu.
Manor Tavern is known for its happy hour, which includes food and beverages.
Big groups always enjoy coming to Manor Tavern.
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at Manor Tavern.
Dog-owners can bring their pups with them to this canine-friendly establishment.
The crowds come out in force on Fridays and Saturdays, so don't neglect to make a reservation ahead of time.
Folks tend to dress down at Manor Tavern, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the restaurant.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Manor Tavern to your next party or event.
You can also grab your food to go.
Don't spend time searching for parking — diners are welcome to use the adjoining lot.
The average check at Manor Tavern will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
With scrumptious baked goods and a tempting lineup of chilled beverages, Cinnabon provides a hearty snack after a long day of shopping, working, or workshopping. Munch on variety of cinnamon-infused treats, from the Cinnabon classic roll, temptingly filled with Cinnabon’s famous Makara cinnamon ($3.69), to the Caramel Pecanbon, topped with a indulgent potpourri of luscious caramel and tasty pecans ($3.99). Take home an assortment of goodies with one of the stores’ Cinnapacks, good for at least four rolls or nine minibons ($11.99–$12.99, combo packs add $1, Pecanbons add $2). If your parched lips yearn for a cool beverage, revitalize the taste buds with a Chillatta, a frozen drink available in chocolate mocha, strawberry, strawberry banana, and Tropical Blast ($3.69–$4.39). Caffeine connoisseurs can sip on a cup of Cinnabon’s rich coffee for a satisfying pick-me-up ($1.69–$1.99). Grab a sweet-tasting cinnamon snack to cap off a day of shopping for luxury handbags or nuclear-powered Russian submarines with today’s Groupon to Cinnabon.
A perfectly marbled cut of beef is no farther away than Cockeysville's Outback Steakhouse.
Outback Steakhouse does not prepare their menu with low-fat items, though, so those following a strict diet may have better luck elsewhere.
Beer, wine, and more are also available from Outback Steakhouse's extensive drink list.
The large dining space at Outback Steakhouse provides quick and easy seating options for large groups.
Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard.
Shake off the stiff workday duds at Outback Steakhouse — attire is casual.
Or, take your grub to go.
Catering from Outback Steakhouse will take your party to the next level.
Complimentary parking is provided in the lot next to Outback Steakhouse.
Outback Steakhouse is creating dishes any foodie will love at around $30.
Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Outback Steakhouse since it offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Don't let your hectic schedule get in the way of a tasty meal — head over to Cockeysville's Chick-Fil-A for an ultra-fast lunch or dinner.
You won t find fare that s low in fat here
Chick-Fil-A is the perfect place to indulge.
At Chick-Fil-A, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated.
Chick-Fil-A offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Through their catering service, Chick-Fil-A can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
For drivers, a nearby lot is available for use.
For a night out with great food that won't break the budget, head to Chick-Fil-A.
Chick-Fil-A has menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — just pick your favorite meal and head over.