Best American Restaurants in Ellicott City

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Best American Restaurants in Ellicott City

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Ellicott City Restaurants

Tersiguel's French Country RestaurantTersiguel's French Country Restaurant
2004 reviews
$$$$
French | Ellicott City, Baltimore Suburbs

As always, the food and the service were excellent. More

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Nora KabobNora Kabob
99 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Ellicott City, Baltimore Suburbs

Monday night, only one server, service a bit slow, but the server was very kind and accommodating. Good menu. Crowded tables and very little ambience though. More

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Grille620Grille620
1023 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Ellicott City, Baltimore Suburbs

Every single thing we ordered was AMAZING. The streak strips and brie; seafood trio and risotto; the desserts. seriously. what sorcery? Excellent and extremely helpful staff - Garrett recommended I get the seafood trio and I'm pretty sure I owe him my life now. That's how it goes right? anyway, go here. More

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Kelsey's Restaurant, Irish Pub, Banquet RoomKelsey's Restaurant, Irish Pub, Banquet Room
277 reviews
$$$$
Irish | Ellicott City, Baltimore Suburbs

Friendly server and excellent food. Our Easter brunch was a wonderful experience. We will definitely go again! More

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Manor Hill TavernManor Hill Tavern
285 reviews
$$$$
American | Ellicott City, Baltimore Suburbs

We've been to Manor Hill several times and it's always amazing. Great food, great beer, great service, great atmosphere. Highly recommend!! More

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Mad Chef Kitchen & BarMad Chef Kitchen & Bar
177 reviews
$$$$
American | Ellicott City, Baltimore Suburbs

Always great food and service! One of my favorite places to go for lunch or dinner. More

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La Palapa Grill & CantinaLa Palapa Grill & Cantina
35 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Ellicott City, Baltimore Suburbs

We've been coming here for over 12 years for the best mole on the East Coast. It is everything you need: rich, dark. with a perfectly smooth consistency and a hint of sweetness. And... it is served over the most tender chicken, sliced thinly and easy to use to pick up that delicious sauce. They have an excellent ceviche appetizer of shrimp and tilapia, served artfully with a zing and a good dose of chili. Standard Mexican fare served alongside these rarer finds. Their beef tamale appetizer is awesome comfort food. The temp in the restaurant can run a little warm or cool. For the best ambiance, ask to be seated near the fireplace. It's a bustling restaurant at peak times and even then the noise is tolerable. A valuable gem, a short trip from Baltimore. More

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The White Oak TavernThe White Oak Tavern
74 reviews
$$$$
Farm-to-table | Ellicott City, Baltimore Suburbs

Had Easter brunch. There were 4 of us and we sat outside because it was good weather. We had the brisket hash and hamburger. All were excellent. Also had deserts monkey bread, strawberry compote and a chocolate brownie. They were very good. Monkey bread was firm, which I liked. Compote was not too sweet, and the brownie was soft and fantastic. More

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Alexandra's at Turf ValleyAlexandra's at Turf Valley
611 reviews
$$$$
American | Ellicott City, Baltimore Suburbs

Such a lovely experience. We were even greated by the manager (very handsome gentleman named Steve) and he escorted my friend and I to our table. The cream of crab was delicious. More

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Ellicott Mills Brewing CompanyEllicott Mills Brewing Company
122 reviews
$$$$
American | Ellicott City, Baltimore Suburbs

The beer flight was outstanding and the food very good! Beautiful exposed brick building with nice wood working inside! Will definitely be back. More

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Hot N Roll Hot PotHot N Roll Hot Pot
3 reviews
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Asian | Ellicott City, Baltimore Suburbs

Exciting alternative to routine dining out. Tons of variety and the “conveyor belt” approach is entertaining. Our group tried most everything and all came away feeling it was a fun and tasty experience. Sauces are memorable. Plenty of seafood, lots of protein. Definitely worth a try. When we noticed we were the only non- Asians, we knew we had found a winner! More

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Kung Fu 12 SzechuanKung Fu 12 Szechuan
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Chinese (Sichuan) | Ellicott City, Baltimore Suburbs

Enjoy traditional Szechuan cuisine in a cozy atmosphere with varying levels of no spice to mild to spicy. We are happy to work to create health conscious as well as vegetarian dishes to delight our diners.More

Ellicott City Diners' Choice Winners

Ellicott City's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Nora KabobNora Kabob
99 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Ellicott City, Baltimore Suburbs

Monday night, only one server, service a bit slow, but the server was very kind and accommodating. Good menu. Crowded tables and very little ambience though. More

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Tersiguel's French Country RestaurantTersiguel's French Country Restaurant
2004 reviews
$$$$
French | Ellicott City, Baltimore Suburbs

As always, the food and the service were excellent. More

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Grille620Grille620
1023 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Ellicott City, Baltimore Suburbs

Every single thing we ordered was AMAZING. The streak strips and brie; seafood trio and risotto; the desserts. seriously. what sorcery? Excellent and extremely helpful staff - Garrett recommended I get the seafood trio and I'm pretty sure I owe him my life now. That's how it goes right? anyway, go here. More

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Kelsey's Restaurant, Irish Pub, Banquet RoomKelsey's Restaurant, Irish Pub, Banquet Room
277 reviews
$$$$
Irish | Ellicott City, Baltimore Suburbs

Friendly server and excellent food. Our Easter brunch was a wonderful experience. We will definitely go again! More

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Manor Hill TavernManor Hill Tavern
285 reviews
$$$$
American | Ellicott City, Baltimore Suburbs

We've been to Manor Hill several times and it's always amazing. Great food, great beer, great service, great atmosphere. Highly recommend!! More

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La Palapa Grill & CantinaLa Palapa Grill & Cantina
35 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Ellicott City, Baltimore Suburbs

We've been coming here for over 12 years for the best mole on the East Coast. It is everything you need: rich, dark. with a perfectly smooth consistency and a hint of sweetness. And... it is served over the most tender chicken, sliced thinly and easy to use to pick up that delicious sauce. They have an excellent ceviche appetizer of shrimp and tilapia, served artfully with a zing and a good dose of chili. Standard Mexican fare served alongside these rarer finds. Their beef tamale appetizer is awesome comfort food. The temp in the restaurant can run a little warm or cool. For the best ambiance, ask to be seated near the fireplace. It's a bustling restaurant at peak times and even then the noise is tolerable. A valuable gem, a short trip from Baltimore. More

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Mad Chef Kitchen & BarMad Chef Kitchen & Bar
177 reviews
$$$$
American | Ellicott City, Baltimore Suburbs

Always great food and service! One of my favorite places to go for lunch or dinner. More

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The White Oak TavernThe White Oak Tavern
74 reviews
$$$$
Farm-to-table | Ellicott City, Baltimore Suburbs

Had Easter brunch. There were 4 of us and we sat outside because it was good weather. We had the brisket hash and hamburger. All were excellent. Also had deserts monkey bread, strawberry compote and a chocolate brownie. They were very good. Monkey bread was firm, which I liked. Compote was not too sweet, and the brownie was soft and fantastic. More

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Alexandra's at Turf ValleyAlexandra's at Turf Valley
611 reviews
$$$$
American | Ellicott City, Baltimore Suburbs

Such a lovely experience. We were even greated by the manager (very handsome gentleman named Steve) and he escorted my friend and I to our table. The cream of crab was delicious. More

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Discover Ellicott City

Ellicott City is well-known for its location near the expansive Patapsco Valley State Park, which was founded in 1907 and features horseback riding, canoeing, fishing, and similar activities along 32 miles of trails. After a busy day outdoors in the park, you'll be ready to fill your belly at one of the many casual dining options in Ellicott City proper. The city features a variety of ethnic restaurants; Korean food is popular, with dishes such as noodle soups with chicken or tofu among the favored options. Indian food is also popular, with curried chicken and rice dishes. There are also a variety of sports bars and coffeehouses that are perfect for weekend relaxation.