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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.
Ellicott City, MD 21043
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.
Merriman and Court
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Chef Richard Winter
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Ellicott Mills Brewing Company Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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