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Mother’s Peninsula Grille–a great choice

| December 03, 2014, 10:25 AM | 0 Comments

FullSizeRender-2Paul and I were heading from Annapolis to the Severna Park area and decided to stop for lunch at Mother’s Peninsula Grille in Arnold. It was our first-time visit at this sports theme bar/restaurant and it turned out to be a great choice!

On that particularly cold day, we were warmly greeted and shown to a table next to a burning stone fireplace – very cozy. The restaurant has many TV screens for viewing, lots of seating, and windows facing Ritchie Highway.

The menu was large with lots of interesting choices. For instance, 20 varieties of 8 oz hand packed burgers are offered. They are rubbed with a secret seasoning and can also be swapped out for a chicken breast or turkey burger. Like wings? Mother’s also boasts 20 different flavors. Seafood seems to be the specialty of the house, but there are options for steak, chicken, salads, and more.

FullSizeRenderIn order to make selections for lunch we depended on the advice of our server, Breanna and she was honest and helpful. I was stuck between the grilled veggie flatbread and the Art Donovan Veggie Stack sandwich ($8.99). Breanna highly recommended the sandwich. It consisted of large slices of grilled zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, roasted red peppers, with pesto, and all topped with a huge portobello mushroom cap. It was served on a toasted ciabatta, but eating it definitely required a knife and fork! I paid an extra $1 to upgrade from chips to crispy cole slaw.

Paul’s choice came from a tempting selection of seafood sandwiches, Shrimp Salad Wrap ($11.99). He enjoyed the large shrimp tossed in signature Dijon herb dressing, served with lettuce and tomatoes on a toasted wrap. It came with chips that Paul guessed to be homemade. Breanna revealed that they were not, but the Pop Pop’s French toast ice cream ($2.95) that he ordered was indeed made in-house. He marveled at the chunks of French toast in each bite!

Mother’s offers lots of specials including a Seafood Happy Hour, Monday – Friday from 1:30 to 6:30pm with small plates of shrimp, clams, mussels, calamari, nachos and boneless wings at $5.00; trivia on Tuesdays from 8-10pm; and weekend breakfast with five flavors of Bloody Marys.
969 Ritchie Highway

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About the Author - Lois Villemaire

Lois Villemaire, originally from the Philadelphia area, has resided in Annapolis for 40 years. She retired from the AA County Office of Planning and Zoning in 2007, and subsequently worked for several years for the Montgomery County Planning Department. Now that she and her husband are retired, they both enjoy their children and grandchildren, golfing, biking, yoga, reading and exploring around Annapolis. Lois currently serves on the City of Annapolis Planning Commission.

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