About The Elkridge Furnace Inn

For parties of five and over please call for reservations.

The Elkridge Furnace Inn holds a unique niche in Maryland history. Nestled on the Patapsco River, the Inn was first established as a tavern in 1744. Today, The Elkridge Furnace Inn houses an elegant restaurant with an intimate setting with working fire places in almost every room, lit from fall to early spring. Private parties welcome.

5745 Furnace Avenue
Elkridge, MD 21075
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 379-9336

Website:
http://www.elkridgefurnaceinn.com/

Catering:
The Elkridge Furnace Inn is delighted to deliver its fine quality food and exceptional service to the location that suites you best, home, office, or other rental site. We believe that any planned event should reflect the personality of the planner or host company. To this end we are delighted to custom design a menu focused around your corporate or personal taste or theme.

Parking Details:
Gravel parking lot, please use caution. Located to the left of the facility.

Executive Chef:
Daniel Wecker

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Elkridge Furnace Inn hosts a number of special events from afternoon teas, to cooking classes for children and adults, to wine tastings, murder mysteries, and special entertainment dinners. Please visit our web-site for an updated calendar of events.

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Private Dining

Escape the typical meeting hotel ballroom or restaurant backroom and experience the Elkridge Furnace Inn where you'll find a unique and elegant setting for your upcoming celebration. Meals will be served in a private dining room, prepared by our award winning chef and his culinary team.

The Elkridge Furnace Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

service

4.7

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4.7

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4.1

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93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (47)
Special Occasion (47)
Romantic (42)
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Good for a Date (35)
Quiet Conversation (33)
Local Ingredients (29)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Worth the Drive (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Authentic (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Cozy (21)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Seasonal (19)
Great for Brunch (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Organic (10)
Scenic View (8)
Business Meals (7)
Healthy (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Casual (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined a day ago

Very disappointing. Love the ambiance. The food was actually very good.

Unfortunately everything arrived cold. Service was slow. It took 1 hour and 35 minutes for our first appetizer. Then another 20 for the next. After that we received our rolls. Had to ask twice for a wine refill.

Unfortunately it made the Thanksgiving dinner we looked forward to disappointing.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

It was ok not worth $30 per person for brunch, if it wasn’t for the Groupon deal I would of never came first and last time

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great menu, fantastic food and exceptional service

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I've been planning to go to the Inn for years and finally made it for dinner. Nice ambiance and great food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Wonderful waiter and lovely ambience. The soup was lovely. But it was all downhill after that. The lamb was tough and fatty. We waited a long time for the disappointing bread pudding. Clearly it was prepared months ago and was reheated. The coffee is good and so is the wine. It will be a long time before we return.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My Uncle and I had a wonderful brunch and the menu offered a great selection on food and drinks. Loved our experience!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I purchased a Groupon there. It was incredible and just what my husband and I needed. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent food and service. Great place for a date night or special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We very much enjoyed the intimate space in such a historic building. The owner was pleasant a conversationalist appropriate for the mood. The food was very good, not over-sized and reasonably priced for such quality. Good for groups of 2 or 4. Highly recommend.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The Elkridge Furnace Inn is our go-to restaurant for special occasions. We love that they have a gluten-free menu with options and that they grow many of their vegetables on site. The staff is always friendly and attentive. Although the menu can quite pricey you definitely get the value for your money.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a wonderful experience here before. This time, the brunch breads were stale, one of the entree's served at room temperature, and my favorite appetizer was half size of what it used to be. The service was very nice as always.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Lovely place! We got married here, so it seemed like the perfect place for our 5 year anniversary. We were not disappointed! Wonderful food, great service. Just a lovely evening and we've been rationing the macarons we took home for the last two days, which was an extra fun part. :)

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very disappointing meal. Soup and main portion of entree inedible and poorly prepared. Have eaten here many times and do not know what happened.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Delightful place, very busy. Attentive service. Upstairs room was somewhat cramped and warm (fire place adjacent). Delicious lamb shank and harvest veggies. Dessert outstanding. Red Côte du Rhine was superb. Overall wonderfull experience! Just a bit long (2 1/2 hours).

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was spectacular and the service was great. Our server gave lots of interesting information about the restaurant and described the food well. Everything was made in house and delicious. Although a little pricey, it was certainly worth it. Great for special occasions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Seasonal, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Since our very first visit, the staff here always make us feel welcome and pampered.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

As always, our dinner was outstanding! Hilary and Jake were awesome-excellent service! Chef Daniel’s dishes were so delicious and the wine he chose for us was perfect! Looking forward to our next dinner there!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This is our favorite holiday and special occasion restaurant. We've never had a bad meal here. The staff are very friendly and professional. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent food in a quirky, renovated 1744 building--unusual for the land of strip malls that surrounds it. Perfect for a date night/special occasion!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We’ve gone here every year except one for our wedding anniversary and it never disappoints. Happy 6 years to a wonderful tradition!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

My husband and I went to the Elkridge Furnace Inn for the first time this past weekend for our anniversary. I have been wanting to try the restaurant for some time but this was the first time we made it there. The food was delicious, the service amazing and the ambiance was very nice. There was a wedding reception going on out back which we could hear the music and there was a semi-noisy table next to us which did detract a bit from the overall experience but neither one were things necessarily within the control of the restaurant. The desserts were excellent--the hardest part was choosing! Our server told us about the restaurant, the chef, the local farm-to-table experience as it was our first time there and I was very impressed. They went out of their way to make our anniversary special.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at the EFI on Saturday evening and we were extremely satisfied with the experience. We were warmly greeted upon our arrival at our reserved time and seated at a very nice table on the main floor. Our waiter made sure we knew about the specials and then made sure that our dinner was served at our pace. The wine list is deep and wide and quite reasonable in terms of the number of moderately priced bottles. The occasion called for a bit of a splurge on a Napa Cab but I saw a number of very well priced offerings across all of the apelations. The cuisine here is clearly the result of an imaginative and skilled chef and each course exceeded our expectations. We felt welcome and were never rushed or pushed in a particular direction and we both agreed that this evening was one of the most memorable we've had during our 28 years of marriage.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

After everything I ate...I kept saying “that’s good” and “wow”.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Had a fantastic dinner out. We do date nights on weeknights to avoid the weekend crush, and it paid off - our server was extremely attentive and helpful, and both the manager and the chef stopped by to chat and check in. The food is seasonal, local (they grow a great deal of produce on the property!), and delicious. Our server pointed out some good wine options for our steaks, and he did not steer us wrong - the bottle we selected was fantastic, as were our steaks. It was a spendy night out for us...the kind of splurge we only make a few times a year. It was worth it - delectable food, leftovers for lunch the next day (cue the jealous coworkers) and fantastic service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

This was our first time here and it is all the hype! We loved it and will definitely be back! You can’t go wrong with this choice!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent food and outstanding service with an exciting new seasonal menu

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 3, 2017

It has been a number of years since we last visited Elkridge Furnace Inn and it was a joy to be back. The host was utterly charming and really made us feel welcome. The food was delicious. Our server, Eric, was very attentive and courteous. We can't wait to return!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Wife’s birthday and was treated wonderfully. Would definitely be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

A great night! Everything was just right. Glad to catch the last of their summer menu.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary at Elkridge Furnace Inn. I always try to find some place special for our anniversary every year, and believe me we have been to some very special ones. This place ranks right up there with the best of them. My wife ordered the delmonico steak, and the flavor, the seasoning and the doneness of the steak were immaculate. I seriously thought about hijacking her steak, but the soft shell crabs I ordered were quite delicious as well. Staff was very pleasant, attentive, yet not overly done to where you wish they would just leave you alone.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great experience as always, look forward to the next time we come for dinner. Great menu variety

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 22, 2017

An outstanding meal with excellent service. Expect to spend, but it is a special meal.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

The food was outstanding, as is the ambiance. Our waiter was very knowledgeable but lacked a tad in the niceness arena. Any time I travel to Baltimore, this place will be on my list of go-to's just for the meal & atmosphere.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 16, 2017

My family and I came to the Elkridge Furnace Inn to celebrate my mother in law's birthday. We had a party of 10 and had a nice private room. But it was all downhill from there. On an otherwise very slow night at the restaurant it took 15 minutes to get cocktails. Our server was not well versed in the menu and had to read from his chest sheet. He dropped lots of utensils all over the place and seemed appalled that we asked for white rolls for the kids. The meals are very pricey and just not special at all. I had brisket which was dry. I also tried my husband's steak and my son's pasta. All were sub par. The desserts were equally disappointing with the creme brule having an overly intense coffee flavor. So disappointed.

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 (Little Rock)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Awesome experience! Can't wait to go back. Very authentic local feel

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We celebrated a birthday dinner here on a weekday, and dinner was delicious. One of us had the trout, which was a special, and the other the brisket. We shared a salad. The bread basket has a nice selection of rolls. We really enjoyed the food. The only drawback is a limited by the glass wine list (not one sparkling wine is offered). Desserts were brought to the table to entice us, but we were too full.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Their brunch, which is what we had, is a great deal for $29 per person. Many and varied menu options to choose from. And the amount of food is generous.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food is conaistently great and the service impecable. The menu changes frequently so there is alwats something new to try.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The best the Elkridge Furnace Inn has going for is its ambiance. The food was good, not awesome. For those prices, and we often eat high-end, you'd expect awesome.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 8, 2017

This is a great restaurant. Quiet and Quaint ambiance, the menu is very creative and the food is excellent. The host and manager was welcoming. The wait staff attentive, the trout grenobloise was perfectly cooked and perhaps a little over sauced, but moist, meaty, and flavorful. The wine list has something for everyone.

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