If you want a real authentic Maryland crab cake minus the extra filler, G&M Restaurant & Lounge will more than amply fill your craving, but it doesn’t stop there. The restaurant has been around for 35 years and is known for its crab cakes. It also offers an assortment of international fare which takes its guest around the globe in one menu. John, G&M’s long-time manager, told MCCN: “We try to keep everybody happy with all the different cultural selections. We always listen to our customers.”
Located in Linthicum, Maryland, just a few minutes from BWI-Marshall airport, G&M gets a variety of customers. Although it does no advertising, the popularity of the restaurant comes from its word of mouth reputation. The draw is the crab cake business, which ships all over the country, but G&M’s Chef Dimitri Kokoris cooks a variety of dishes including: Italian, Greek, French and American. He has been with the restaurant for about six years.
On MCCN’s visit we enjoyed a variety of food including the greatly hailed crab cakes. They were huge, meaty, and delicious, but before the crab cakes came the soup and salad, and boy was the soup something to write home about. I ordered theCream of Crab soup and the server recommended that I sprinkle some Old Bay seasoning (We are in Maryland!) on what I was already “Mmmh, Mmmh, Mmmh”-ing about. Not surprisingly, it did kick it up a notch, placing the exclamation point at the end of the Mmmh, Mmmh good!
Next was the appetizer — fried calamari! It was very simply good. No fancy seasoning, just a pure fresh taste…and with a squirt of lemon, the enjoyment factor went up even more.
Review by Monica Johnson