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About Ellicott Mills Brewing Company

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.

8308 Main St
Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

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.

Cross Street:
Merriman and Court

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 313-8141

Website:
http://www.ellicottmillsbrewing.com/

Executive Chef:
Chef Richard Winter

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ellicott Mills Brewing Company Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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Business Meals (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for Groups (2)
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Cozy (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly, Fun, Great Beer
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

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...

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

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".

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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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·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Fun, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Service was great!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Lobster night but no lobsters available. Disappointing.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Live Sports, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 21, 2017

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

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 18, 2017

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)·Dined on June 17, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 4, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Casual, Great Beer, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 29, 2017

The sausage platter is excellent, especially the venison sausage.

I was disappointed that the house dunkle was not available, but with micro-breweries, some shortages are inevitable.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 22, 2017

The building housing EC Brewing Company was a hardware store many years ago, and the three floors (basement bar area, first floor bar and dining area and second floor dining area) have been smartly adapted to the historic structure. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the food choices and frequently came over to refill drinks and ask if we needed anything. There is a good selection of home-brewed ales and lagers. The food menu is not spectacular in its variety but they execute well on their dishes. The bison burger is excellent. Good food, solid value in a terrific location and atmosphere. A refreshing change from the chain restaurants.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Cozy
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 22, 2017

We hadn't been here in some time. We had read other reviews and so stuck to the basics which they did just fine -- crabcake sandwich and burger and fries. I had a pumpkin beer, which was nice but I was turned off by the cinnamon and sugar on the rim of the glass -- way too sweet and not a good idea for dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Meh. We went for New Year's Eve and that was a huge mistake. There was zero ambiance. The "lobster roll" special I ordered tasted like fake crabmeat.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Great food, great beer, great wait staff. Mix of German and American foods. Mix of German beers, craft beers and popular beers. I reecomend the crab dip with soft pretzel aricks4 as an appetizer, just order extra pretzels with it.

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Neat looking place, good beer (we had the only 2 that were brewed in house that day), mediocre food. Don't get the Jumbalaya or Argentine steak. We had 4 dinners and decided next time to stick with pub grub .

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Good experience- great waitress - good food - lots of options and very fast service

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 21, 2016

The wild boar goulash was just wonderful. Service very friendly. Upstairs seating is a lot quieter than the bar area, if you want to linger and chat

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 22, 2016

Food was very good. Most of the party came for Tuesday lobster night (1 1/4 lb lobster and a side for $12.99! Only hassle was after we were seated upstairs, we were told lobster was only served in the bar area or ratskeller. So, we had to move downstairs. This requirement was not noted on the window sign or web site. I had the Weinersnitzal (sp?) which was excellent.

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2016

They do a great job of keeping the feel of the historic building. Service was outstanding. Their sampler of beers is a nice way to get a variety of types without over doing it. The wait staff was knowledgeable of the food and beer selections, was attentive to us and very friendly. The food was prepared perfectly, tasted great, was a good portion and reasonably priced. Overall a great experience! I will come again. The only downside was there were fewer selection of beer since the flood devastated the area, but Ellicott Mills has done a great job in the midst of those problems. I definitely recommend!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 26, 2016

Newly reopened after a local flood. Excellent food and service. I had the lamb steak which was properly prepared and excellent. Sever was very helpful with menu suggestions.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 26, 2016

The meals are small portions. The food is very tastey but all 9 of us finished every plate of food. There was not one piece of food left.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 24, 2016

Great atmosphere and food. Dined at lunch time to celebrate my moms 75th birthday.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 21, 2016

Good food, good service. Had the stuffed avocado salad that was quite tasty. The shrimp was good quality with just the right amount of mayo.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 20, 2016

Great ambiance, excellent wait staff team. Appetizers and desserts are really good. An honorable mention for dinner goes to the Portobello mushroom burger. Desserts of all kinds are outstanding. We tried the PB pie, NY style cheesecake, and a Mexican banana pastry. Delicious!!

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