Ellicott Mills Brewing Company

3.9
114 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
Nestled in the heart of Historic Ellicott City, Ellicott Mills Brewing Co. offers the Finest Food & the Finest Beer in one of the most beautiful historic districts in the state of Maryland.
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm


Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Reservations are welcomed:
Sunday - Thursday: Any Size
Friday and Saturday Evenings: Parties of 6 or more
Large parties of 10 or more please give us a call.
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Phone number
(410) 313-8141
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Richard Winter
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Merriman and Court
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 114 People Are Saying
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JM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick service and delicious food in a quiet setting. Perfect for a date night or family dinner.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing.

Best rolls I’ve ever had.

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JN
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

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.

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E
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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!

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d
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

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.

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B
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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DR
Baltimore
225 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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Houston
20 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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L
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! This is a hidden gem in Old Ellicott City! Looking forward to our next visit!

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

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.

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Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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BW
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Beer was fantastic! The menu had lots of odd things like boar and alligator, but wasnt as good as the beer!

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New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for lunch or dinner. Fun atmosphere. Excellent pub food. 2nd time we ate here.

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Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

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.

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Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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GD
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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.

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BK
Milwaukee
55 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our family had a very nice lunch. The beer was tasty and the food was inspired and delicious.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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...

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N
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A nice overall evening. We enjoyed the ambiance and the food. Thank you.

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PC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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".

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great!

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B
Baltimore
55 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Lobster night but no lobsters available. Disappointing.

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DC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

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.

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n
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A good spot for food n drinks in Ellicott City . Service was great!

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JS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Very Food and super fast service. Server very knowledgable about the beers on offee 🍺 😃😃

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The waiter was incredibly knowledgeable and polite. The was a sip and paint event going on that was kind of rowdy, but still a wonderful night. The food was delectable and we enjoyed ourselves.

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J
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to this restaurant many times. The food is always great and the service wonderful.

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AH
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great option for Mother's Day Lunch - loved the pumpkin ale and warm pretzel breadsticks!

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C
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time patron. Sat in the bar area to watch one of the late afternoon basketball games. Bartender changed the channel to accommodate our wish. Both the seasonal Pumpkin and the Marzen home brews were very good. Dinner was tasty. Service was very attentive. All in all a very good experience. Glad to see the Ellicott City area has recovered; would go back again.

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KW
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We moved in Ellicott City almost a year ago and tried most of the neighborhood restaurants. Booked a reservation at this place for two for the first time on a not so busy Saturday night. This is probably the only restaurants we've been to that most of the servers look very serious.

The lady gave us a table up stairs at the corner next to the kitchen hall. I requested the lady server if it's possible to be switched to another table. I had a not so happy experience of a server in a hurry and accidentally hitting my shoulder at some place. I'm avoiding that to happen again.

The lady responded by giving me a smirked and upset look and stated the obvious why she's giving us the table. She's trying to be argumentative which I found so amusing. Letting customers decide if they're comfortable on their seats and providing great service will keep them from coming back. Tried Crab/shrimp and mac and cheese was ok. My husband tried their Argentine steak with lots of fats left over. Very tasty though.

This is the first and I hope the last visit. I feel very reluctant to try this place before and now I know. Also, repair your tilting tables.

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BF
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I met for lunch there. I expected standard bar fare but was very pleasantly surprised. I got the avocado stuffed with shrimp salad. It was delicious. My friend got the ahi tuna salad. At first it came with the tuna overdone, but they gladly took it back and gave her a new piece of tuna. The service people were friendly. We had a great lunch.

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good beer, friendly staff, quick food times, could use some more distillery decor upstairs but overall great experience

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E
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was perfect--friendly and prompt! The food was delicious and all six of our orders were correct. We especially appreciated the server volunteering to give us separate checks.

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