Ellicott Mills Brewing Company
Brewing is a time honored art form. Our aim is simple: to craft a clean and smooth tasting draught using the most authentic methods and ingredients available from around the globe.
Ellicott Mills Brewing Co. is much more than a brewery though, we are a dining experience. The executive chef/owner combines American Grill and an eclectic cuisine with a European accent.
With the combination of the Finest Food & the Finest Beer, we have established the East Coast's premiere restaurant-brewery. Online reservations are not allowed for bar seating, thanks.
The beer flight was outstanding and the food very good! Beautiful exposed brick building with nice wood working inside! Will definitely be back.
Food was not as good as last time. Had to send it back to heat up. Upstairs dining room is a great space.
Our experience was just meh. It was evening, but the candle/lamps on the tables were not lit and we needed to use a flashlight on our phone to read the menu. My steak sandwich was ordered "medium", but the steak was way overcooked. The taste was good, however. But the rest of the food was nothing to write home about.
Beer flights were good and the food as well as the atmosphere was excellent
Food, as always, was very good but the service was terrible. Had to constantly call for server to take our order & remind to bring water to table. Also appetizers not delivered to table before entrees.
Always enjoy visiting Ellicott mills. We are big fans of the pumpkin beer, and the cinnamon sugar on the rim is a must. Always ask for the specials, as we find some real gems and favorites on this list which varies from visit to visit. A real family favorite!
Excellent service. Good food. Good beer. Great for visiting with family.
PORTIONS TOO SMALL SIDES WERE EXTRA BOTH MEALS WE HAD WERE UNEXCEPTABLE WOULD HAVE LIKED TO SAY SOMETHING AT TIME OF MEAL BUT THAT THAT WOULD BE EMBARRASSING the food needs a lot of help
Quick service and delicious food in a quiet setting. Perfect for a date night or family dinner.
Best rolls I’ve ever had.
Brian is the best server I have had in a long time. The food was excellent, the scallops and shrimp on rice was delicious, the steamed shrimp were perfectly seasoned, and the ribeye steak was cooked as ordered and tender! The dunkel bier is my favorite and did not disappoint. A great place for lunch, happy hour, and dinner.
Fun celebration for us tonight. Wait staff was attentive but did not rush us. They were training a new person and it was a little longer but that was ok. Good was delicious and price was fair.
Arriving late Sunday evening after a loooong drive from Chicago, our expectations were modest but we were treated as honored guests. The bartender/server/manager welcomed us enthusiastically and offered the full menu. Main courses ranged from fish to boar and venison. All were very good and reasonably priced. We shall return!
The server was quite friendly and knowledgeable. Food came in a timely manner. There was an exuberant surprise party during our dinner. We asked to sit on the other side of the restaurant, but were told we couldn't because it was reserved. By the time we left > 90 min later, the quiet part of the restaurant was still empty. A toddler was allowed to run in circles inches from our table for ~20 minutes. The food was okay, but not worth what we paid. I would have gladly paid that price for excellent food, but it wasn't. All in all, a disappointing experiences.
The place was a pleasant surprise. This was our first visit and we were celebrating my daughter's birthday. The food was very good and the menu presented a nice variety of dishes. I would recommend this for just about any occasion. I would suggest getting an table upstairs if you prefer things quiet and relaxing. The down stairs is more active and geared more for a nice drink or lunch with friends.
Great first experience at Ellicott Mills Brewing Company. The menu has a lot of interesting selections. The food we ordered was good. Our server Tim was excellent. Only issue was with the temperature in the restaurant - it was very chilly - and the upstairs bathroom was a refrigerator.
I was in town for a conference and took a 20 min Uber to this great town in Baltimore area. The pretzels with crab dip is must order. My Greek salad was ok - nothing special. I also took a key lime to go. Was not a fan of the cinnamon in the crust. My server was excellent. Overall a 4 out of 5 stars for the venue
Great food and service! This is a hidden gem in Old Ellicott City! Looking forward to our next visit!
It was a rainy/snowy night but we had a 6:30 reservation & the roads were perfectly fine so we headed out for our girls night dinner. Only to get there & the doors were locked! We could see customers inside eating but still had to call the restaurant to ask to be let in. Once inside we were greeted warmly but they said they had no reservation for us but since it wasn’t busy, there would be no problem seating us. In mentioned I had made the reservation via Open Table & someone (a manager possibly) stated they hadn’t checked that at all. That was a bit disturbing seeing as I use the Open Table app quite frequently.
Once seated, our waitress was great. Very attentive & friendly. Of course, we were her only table but nonetheless, we were happy. Food was okay, not great. The crab dip was delicious! I had the club croissant & my girlfriends had the Neptune salad, shrimp salad sandwich & the MD style lobster roll. None of that was anything to write home about.
The ambiance was very nice and all in all we enjoyed our evening.
Had the Gator appetizer and it was pretty good, but we found it too salty. The Wild Boar Goulash had very little meat in it but was flavorful. The Argentinian steak looked very thin but the Chimichurri sauce was delicious. The beer my friends had was a hit
Beer was fantastic! The menu had lots of odd things like boar and alligator, but wasnt as good as the beer!
Excellent place for lunch or dinner. Fun atmosphere. Excellent pub food. 2nd time we ate here.
When making this reservation, I had thought it would be a hip, historic brewery for happy hour with my fiends. Upon arrival it was found to be a run down, average restaurant. The menus were plastic and sticky, the food was fine (though nothing special) and the beer options were lack luster. Overall the experience was average but nothing special and I will likely not return.
We really enjoyed the beer selection. We had a flight and the beer was really good. The food was good as well. The bison burger was delicious. The calamari special was delicious as well.
A group of four, we all enjoyed the food. I particularly enjoyed the Jagers Schnitzel - pork chops were extremely tender, with a rich, tasty sauce. I had the beer sampler - generous portions of four craft draft beers.
Food was eh. We really love the place, and it has so much potential. We came in New Year’s Eve for dinner and the place was empty. They were out of some of the specials. And the waiter seemed to be in a big hurry. I’m not sure we will be back.
Ellicott Mills Brewing Company accomodated our party of 7. They had an extensive offering of specials. I ordered the BALT+more sandwich (bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and a crabcake on ciabatta) off the specials menu. It was fairly good, but the ciabatta made it a bit dry. My husband ordered the jambalaya -- one of Ellicott Mills Brewing Company's best dishes. He loved it.
We ordered the thai chili calamari from the specials menu -- it was excellent! The crab dip was also very good and it was served in a sourdough bread bowl. My mother ordered the scallops from the specials menu and said it was bland. My brother ordered the steak and crabcake and said it was average. Their beer selection was a good seasonal and traditional German selection.
Although I like the decor and our waiter was very nice, the food and beer were just okay. The prices were decent, but my mom ordered the Lemon Basil Shrimp & Scallop special (which was kind of pricey), and when it came out it tasted like nothing but salt and pepper had been used. We even asked the server if the kitchen forgot a lemon basil sauce on top, but they didn't. I was disappointed with the food overall. I might go back for a quick drink, but not to eat.
Our family had a very nice lunch. The beer was tasty and the food was inspired and delicious.
Good food good service disappointed that not all items on the menu are available all day and no mention of that on the internet menu also if you ask if it is a special occasion when the reservation is made then it should be acknowledge in some way...
A nice overall evening. We enjoyed the ambiance and the food. Thank you.
I reserved a table for birthday celebration. However, I was never asked who's birthday it was and was never offered even a sample "small size" birthday cake with atleast "1 candle" to the birthday girl. Such a gesture would have been greatly appreciated! The website requests information for specific celebration. So, I was expecting there would have been a "special small birthday offering".
Chose Ellicott mills for dinner prior to Midnight Madness in Ellicott City. The town was packed and the restaurant was busy, but our service did not suffer in the slightest. Our sever Sara was outstanding! Attentive, helpful with decisions, and an awesome attitude. Food was great and beer delicious. This was our first dining experience and we will be back often.
Food was very good, EXCEPT the red cabbage was NOT. The recipe needs to be improved very much so. Being German it was NOT good.
Service was great!
Lobster night but no lobsters available. Disappointing.
The rack of ribs and beer-battered rockfish were delicious, as well as the featured sides and Reeses peanut butter pie. Our server threw us a curve when he asked if he could bring us water, so we had to ask for beer and wine. Slightly disappointed that we didn't receive a Happy Anniversary acknowledgement.
A good spot for food n drinks in Ellicott City . Service was great!
Very good meal. Free beer for dads' made it even better. We started our meal with the pretzels and added the crab dip, absolutely delicious. I had the sausage plate, all 4 styles of sausage were great. My wife had the jagreschnitzel which was really good.
Great! Very Food and super fast service. Server very knowledgable about the beers on offee 🍺 😃😃