My wife and I dined at Garry’s Grill in Glen Burnie just recently. This is one of two locations they have in the area, as they also have one in Severna Park which is the original, the one in Glen Burnie was opened as an expansion of their business. When you go in you will see a wide variety of people. It does seem they do attract an older crowd at times, and could be a sign of the fact that the restaurant has been around a long time and treated their customers well so they have a lot of repeat business. They also have some nice weekly specials. On the Sunday night we went they had a special for $12.95 which included a salad and a selection of steaks. Looking at the menu most steaks normally cost about $18 so this was a decent deal.
My wife and I decided to order off the regular menu. We decided to skip the appetizers, but they seem to have ones that are similar to most casual restaurants in the area such as wings, potato skins, stuffed jalepenos, etc. The average range for appetizers was $6 to $8 per order. Our waitress was very nice and attentive to our one year old son when she arrived at our table. She said hello to him and showed him the crayons he had to color with. She told us she had a 5 year old at home.
The menu is rather extensive in that there are options such as sandwiches and subs, entrees that are inexpensive which consist of comfort foods such as country fried steak and meatloaf. The also have more expensive entrees that range in the $14-19 range. So you have a variety of options.
We ordered our sodas and I ordered the coconut fried shrimp. My wife had the shrimp with tortellini in a garlic sauce. The nice thing about Garry’s is they have an open kitchen so you can see the meals being prepared. Our son decided to watch since it provided some entertainment for him while he was waiting for his grilled cheese sandwich. My wife and I each had our salads that came with our meal delivered quickly. The salads were typical ones you get at restaurants with iceberg lettuce and a couple cherry tomatoes and cucumber slices. Nothing special, but fresh enough they were good.
When our meals came our waitress made sure to place the plates so our son couldn’t reach them and warned us the bottom of his plate with his grilled cheese was hot and gave us an additional plate to use. We gave him little pieces of his sandwich and he kept putting one after another into his mouth. He usually eats at a slower pace but my wife tasted the grilled cheese and said it was good enough she’d order it, so maybe that’s why he was eating so fast. My wife was also very happy with her meal, even though she said the garlic flavor in the sauce was strong. My shrimp was pretty good. It did not have as strong a coconut flavor as I was hoping for, but wasn’t bad and the General Tso’s dipping sauce was tasty. The rice with my dish was very good as well. The sauteed vegetables was a mix of zucchini, squash, and peppers and was average at best as they were a little overdone.
After eating our meal, my wife and I took turns watching our son so the other could go look at the large display of cakes they had for dessert as you walk in. We decided to order ours to go. My wife ordered the White Chocolate Mousse Cake and said it was very good when she ate it later at the house. I ordered an orange-coconut cake, because originally I thought about ordering what she had but wanted to try something new. The cake I had was a good choice as it was light but had a stronger coconut flavor than my shrimp.
Overall Garry’s is a good place to go for a reasonably priced meal that gives you the choice from anything ranging from sandwiches through higher priced entrees. They also have some very attractive weekly specials. On Monday and Tuesday nights they have a special where you have a choice between six entrees, and you get a salad along with it and a dessert of the day for $26. Not a bad deal for two entrees and dessert.