Where to Eat in Pasadena: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 15, 2018 Vergie Nakamoto

Pasadena in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Takeout. Discover best restaurants in Pasadena with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. The Donut Shack

497 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park, MD 21146-2935 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast +1 410-544-0278
Excellent
92%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 130 reviews

The Donut Shack

Reviewed By tristen775 - Severna Park, Maryland

The first choice for last minute party treats, the caffeine jolt that gets you going in the morning or the meeting place for friends to share news or gossip, the Donut Shack is a community favorite. The donuts (and donut holes) are super and the coffee always hot and fresh. However if you are looking for a diet friendly treat it may not be your first choice!

2. The Daily Scoop

3201 Mountain Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122-2056 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American +1 410-437-2667
Excellent
91%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 101 reviews

The Daily Scoop

Reviewed By Barry J - Pasadena, Maryland

The ice cream is always fresh and the flavors change daily. There are always the most unique creations that always hit the spot or answer the sweet tooth craving. Next time you want an exceptional ice cream cake this is the best place to go. The staff are always friendly and you can taste as many samples as you want.

3. Cafe Mezzanotte

760 Ritchie Hwy, Ste N1, Severna Park, MD 21146-4128 Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 18 - SGD 45 +1 410-647-1100
Excellent
64%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 250 reviews

Cafe Mezzanotte

Cafe Mezzanotte's menu showcases the rustic flavors and cooking techniques of northern and southern Italy. We believe in preparing all of our foods, whenever possible, with locally sourced, sustainably grown or raised, and certified organic ingredients. We support GMO labeling and work dilligently to keep GMO ingredients out of the food we serve. We change our menu throughout the year to stay in sync with the season and our local farmers. Our commitment to food integrity is as much about flavor as it is about health. We believe in sustainable food systems that enhance the lives of those whom it feeds, as well as the earth from where it all comes. This is our home and you are our guests, so relax, restore and mangia! Buon Appetito! Kosmas and Family

Reviewed By HappyExplorer7752014 - Arlington, Virginia

I have eaten here 3 or 4 times over the past few years when in Severna Park. It’s an semi-upscale restaurant by price and atmosphere. Each time I go it seems a bit more aged and run down and the service is slow and unenthusiastic. When we entered the restaurant we waited at least 5 minutes before someone showed up to greet us. Because we were going to be a party of 8 they had to put tables together for us while we waited. No problem. The restaurant had few customers (although the back room was being used for a large private group) and they pulled 2 small tables together so that we would be all squished together with 3 on each side (forcing the diners seated in the middle seats to have to balance their plates over the seam between the tables) and someone at each end that encroaches on the elbow space of the others on both sides. There were no other diners anywhere near our section so I asked if they could extend our dining space by adding another small table so that we could all fit comfortably. To me that is such a common sense expectation that a guest should not have to make a point of it. Once we were all seated, we had to wait for a server to show up. Throughout the luncheon we had to ask for everything. Can someone take our drink orders? Can we get bread? Can we have more than two menus? We lit our own candles on the table. The service was slow and our server seemed uninterested in taking care of us. Never an offer to refresh our drinks. Since there were more than 5 in the party there is an automatic 20% tip, so she wasn’t worried about that, I guess. She did not earn it. When our food arrived, we had to ask for grated cheese. Our server was compliant if we asked for something but never initiated anything that felt like customer service. I think she was really annoyed that we were bothering her. Because we had a birthday to celebrate, the server walked out with a cannole for my mother, set it down, and walked away. Not a “Happy Birthday” or anything. The rest of us sat there wondering why she didn’t ask if any of us would like to order dessert. We called her back and asked for the dessert menu. She brought us two of them. Remember, the restaurant was practically empty and we were a party of eight. I really wanted to speak up but didn’t want to make a poor situation even worse. We ordered and my sister ordered coffee as well. When she got it she had to turn it back because she said it tasted awful, like it had been sitting all day. The server finally brought her a fresh cup. Now, about the food. For the most part it was fine. We had a variety of pastas, salad and soup, although my husband’s spaghetti with meat sauce was not good. Very salty and he could not finish it. The soups were good, as were the desserts. There is one more area of complaint. The ladies room lacked toilet paper in the handicapped stall and had no purse hook inside either stall. I hate having to set my purse on a bathroom floor. And the floor made sticky sounds when you walked on it. This whole restaurant needs a makeover or freshening or a decorating update. Wash, clean, paint, update..it just needs a manager or owner who cares enough to make this restaurant what it should be. And the staff needs training on how to provide competent, efficient and pleasant customer service. I do not expect to return to Cafe Mezzanote. We will find a new place our future family dinners.



4. Arturo's Trattoria

1660 Crain Hwy S, Glen Burnie, MD 21061-5501 Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch +1 410-761-1500
Excellent
78%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 101 reviews

Arturo's Trattoria

Reviewed By Hank G - Annapolis, MD

This was my first visit to Arturo's. I use to be a regular here when it was Alberto's! I do like the improvements to the decor. It's a very relaxing, inviting ambience. One of the owners came to our table early on to introduce himself and let us know that Arturo's is an "offshoot" of their Annapolis restaurant Osteria. I like Osteria, but rarely go there, preferring Carpaccio's on West Street because I think Carpaccio's is a better value. I alway enjoy the meal at Osteria, but feel I over pay. I definitely get the same feeling, even more so, from Arturo's. It is located in a somewhat nasty strip of stores on Crain Highway in Glen Burnie. You slightly feel you have to look over your shoulder going in. The other stores in the strip use to include a laundromat and a bail bondsman place. The bail bondsman is no longer there and the laundry seems to be closing, but you get the idea. They will not be offering outdoor dining alongside of Crain Highway in warmer weather! LOL The service is fine, though not particularly helpful. We asked about the specials and basically were told to read the insert with no offer of guidance. The food was good, but bear in mind you will be paying $30+ for entrees. The dover sole was a jaw dropping $55. Come on now.... We are not in NYC or even a romantic location by the water in Annapolis. To be fair, the food is good, just extremely overpriced for the overall dining experience. I use to forgive this in Alberto's when the waiter's were in tuxedos and fawning over you at the table to be helpful, and were rated the #1 Italian restaurant in Baltimore Magazine, but there is just nothing exceptional here besides the prices.

5. Two Rivers Steak & Fish House

4105 Mountain Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122-4455 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 33 +1 410-360-1919
Excellent
46%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 219 reviews

Two Rivers Steak & Fish House

Two Rivers Steak and Fish House is locally owned and operated, with strong ties to the surrounding communities. Situated on the Delhaven Peninsula between the Magothy and Patapsco Rivers in Pasadena, Two Rivers dishes up mouth-watering fare in a warm, upbeat setting. Whether you're looking for a great place to watch the game, want to cozy up with a drink by the fire or need that perfect spot for the whole family, we've got you covered. Serving only Certified Angus Beef, each steak is hand-selected, hand-cut, and delivered with a written third party certification to ensure gourmet quality and freshness. All recipes have been crafted by our Partner/Chefs, creating a diverse selection of dishes with local flair as well as those inspired by other regions. We also offer full service catering and custom baking for all the special occasions in your life. Visit us at Two Rivers Steak and Fish House today and see for yourself why it has quickly become Pasadena's premier dining establishment.

Reviewed By Dawn A - Baltimore, Maryland

My coworkers and I made reservations and went here on a Friday night at 7:00. We got seated right away at 7:00 which was nice.
Unfortunately, nothing else was done that quickly. We waited forever for our drinks, our appetizers, and our main meal.
The food was good (my filet was average)but, I expected it to be better based on the prices. The prices were high. I don't find it necessary to return.

6. The Point Crab House & Grill

700 Mill Creek Rd, Arnold, MD 21012-1128 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night 410-544-5448
Excellent
52%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 341 reviews

The Point Crab House & Grill

Reviewed By moonchild07

Had lunch at The Point yesterday. The ambiance is casual. The view is great - overlooks the Magothy River from the full glass windows on two sides. The Christmas decorations were festive but not overwhelming. The food included some expected standards such as fish and chips, burgers, crab cakes; standards with a twist (e.g. cole slaw with blue cheese); and some wonderful dishes such as a chicken and sausage cassoulet as well as chicken biscuits and gravy. Portions were very large. All of the food looked and tasted as if it had been prepared on the premises. A delightful experience... Plan to return again soon. Note that the parking lot is difficult to negotiate if you have disabilities. There are a few parking spaces designated for the disabled on a small lower lot that is near the entrance. You really need to look hard for the lot and spaces.

7. Big Bean

558 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Severna Park, MD 21146-3818 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast, Lunch +1 410-384-7744
Excellent
94%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 29 reviews

Big Bean

Reviewed By Missy F - Annapolis, Maryland

For the coffee lover, there is no place better than this local shop. Stop in for coffee or I usually get the RoundBay blueberry smoothie with protein powder. Delicious and filling.

The added appeal is the location! Grab your drink and go out the back door. Outside are tables along the Baltimore Annapolis bike trail.
This is a wonderful spot to catch up with friends or meet a client.

8. Breakfast Shoppe

552 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park, MD 21146-2952 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 9 - SGD 24 +1 410-544-8599
Excellent
57%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 186 reviews

Breakfast Shoppe

Pioneer in the breakfast daypart restaurant revolution since 1988. Fresh, delicious classic and often coveted original creations. Imitation is flattery. From its humble beginnings to National acclaim. The Breakfast Shoppe salutes all who have been part of this American Dream. Eating is a necessary function, dining at The Breakfast Shoppe is a rewarding experience! Our specialty is making your day special!

Reviewed By dianalstrohecker - Severna Park, Maryland

Breakfasts and lunches are great. Friendly staff that always makes you feel at home. Love the cappuccino and the strawberry salads.Hi Diana, Thank you for your wonderful review. We enjoyed reading about some of your favorites and look forward to serving you again soon. Thank you for stopping in!

9. Mission BBQ

7748 Ritchie Hwy, Glen Burnie, MD 21061-4378 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner 410-773-9888
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 344 reviews

Mission BBQ

A new restaurant approximately one month old.

Reviewed By Bob O - Odenton, Maryland, United States

This is the best bbq restaurant in the area. The decor is nothing short of inspirational. The staff couldn't be friendlier. The menu options offer something for everyone. The food is the real star. The meats are succulent & delicious. Their fries are a hidden treasure...always cooked to perfection. The sweet potato mash is a great seasonal treat!

10. 1978 New York Pizzeria

4315 Mountain Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122-4560 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 410-255-4550
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 87 reviews

1978 New York Pizzeria

Reviewed By Dena21122 - Pasadena, Maryland

This is the closest to NY style pizza in the area (Baltimore City included). I'm from Long Island NY, I'm Italian and I make my own pizza in a wood-fired oven at home. But I like to have real NY style pizza now and then (okay.. more than that) and this is the best place to get it in Pasadena, Anne Arundel County, and even Baltimore City.

But! As much as I love NY style pizza, I hate cold pizza any style! There's where NY 1978 pizza loses it's fifth star. Time after time, I've watched as my pizza (one time it was six I ordered for a gathering at the house) while the counter man was taking orders over the phone.

However, on those rare occasions that I've been able to get my pie hot and fresh, it's been delicious! The crust is properly made, crunchy (but not cracker-like), chewy and supple enough to fold when eating it. The sauce is made well and perfectly seasoned (not too sweet and not too salty), the cheese and toppings are expertly applied and whole thing is perfectly cooked (ben cotta - just like I like it).

If you are tired of hearing people (like me) go on and on about NY Style pizza and you want to find out what it's supposed to taste like without having to drive to New Jersey, NYC, Long Island or the North End of Boston, you may want to visit NY 1978 to find out what all the fuss is about. Just plan your visit for a slower timeframe; 5:00PM to 7:00PM is probably going to result in a pizza that's dried out and on it's way to ruin. Otherwise you'll love it.

Also, this is the ONLY place around (Little Italy and DC included) that has peppers and eggs - a Northeastern pizza joint staple - on the menu. If you want the real thing, try the peppers and eggs. Great!

Buon Lavoro Ciro!

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