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For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
8:30 PM
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Ellicott Mills Brewing Company

4.2
104 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Comfort Food
  • Great Beer
  • Special Occasion
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 Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 104 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.3
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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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BusinessCelebrationLunch (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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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vipSisa (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
2.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

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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GreenDolphin (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
3.0  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.

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vipBobK (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  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...

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None (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

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

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PCh55 (Baltimore)
3.0  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".

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 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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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

Service was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on August 8, 2017

Lobster night but no lobsters available. Disappointing.

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DonnaC (Baltimore)
3.0  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.

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nanuq (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on June 21, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

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Jane (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 4, 2017

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

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AmyH (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

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

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Cheesehead (Baltimore)
4.0  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.

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vipKhayeW (Baltimore)
2.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  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.

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Chris (Washington DC)
5.0  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

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Elfmother91 (Baltimore)
5.0  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.

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