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:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Contemporary French, Farm-to-table

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. Handi-Cap parking available.

Executive Chef:
Daniel Wecker

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, 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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4.5

service

4.6

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4.7

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4.1

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Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (47)
Romantic (45)
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Good for a Date (41)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
Worth the Drive (35)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Local Ingredients (32)
Notable Wine List (30)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Cozy (26)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Great for Brunch (20)
Seasonal (20)
Authentic (19)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Business Meals (13)
Scenic View (12)
Afternoon Tea (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Organic (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Healthy (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Casual (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Fun (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service are both outstanding. Excellent restaurant to go to for special occasions or just for a nice date night. Menu changes frequently so it is always interesting to try the current options.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

If you are a foodie or appreciate fine dining with farm to table ingredients this is the best place to be. The food is creative, grown mostly on their own farms, and wonderful delicious. Service is outstanding and the atmosphere is cozy, romantic and tasteful!

Chef Daniel varies the menu seasonally so you must go 4 times a year or more!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

As always, the food was wonderful, the service was top notch and the atmosphere was delightful.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

I have never been more welcomed at a restaurant than I was on a Wednesday night celebrating our anniversary. The maitre d' and bartender greeted us and struck up a conversation. Seated us in a quiet corner as requested. The service and food were superb. The wine list reasonable. Had a nice conversation with the owner-chef and his wife. And again with the maitre d' and bartender on our way out. A lovely night out!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Very friendly staff. Tasty and creative food. Expensive.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

The best restaurant that I have been to hands down

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was exceptional. nice prefix options and great wine list.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines Day dinner, great staff and excellent service but food was just ok and most courses seemed prepare hours before. The appetizers and salads were disappointing, small, not plated well and food quality not great. Main course was better but poor value even for Valentine’s Day dinner.

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 (Naples)·Dined 6 days ago

We enjoyed Valentines Day at the Restaurant. Menu was very varied And delicious food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

Went for Valentines day dinner. The atmosphere, service and food are all outstanding. This restaurant is quite a gem in our area,

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 13, 2018

This is the second or third time we have dined here. In each case the menu was very interesting with locally produced meats and vegetables. The entire crew on duty each time have been professional, friendly, and extremely accommodating. We truly enjoy our meals and the time spent there. One of the best restaurant experiences we have had and look forward to enjoying again and again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Went for brunch for my vegetarian daughter's birthday. Good options for her and plenty of non-veggie options for the carnivores. Generous servings and excellent food. We all agreed we'd happily go again.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2018

My boyfriend and I went on a Sunday morning for Brunch. If you've ever had a dish that you'll remember forever, The Elkridge Furnace Inn will be added to that list. The ambiance of the restaurant was wonderful. There was a fire going in the fire place, the lights were just low enough to give a sense of intimacy.

They offered endless pastries. We each had an appetizer and entree; depending on the entree you will choose one or two sides. He had the market salad, which they use home grown vegetables for, and the power breakfast. I had the fruit salad and sweet potato waffles with bacon and potatoes o'brien. The waffles perfectly fluffy. The bacon melted in your mouth. The potatoes were crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside and perfectly seasoned.

The service was phenomenal. My cup was never empty and you get all the juice and coffee you can drink with the Brunch meal. It was very elegant. I had a wonderful experience and cannot wait to go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our server Jake was such a sweetheart, the food was great. My friends were so impressed.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My husband & I took our family there to celebrate our anniversary. We dine there several times a year and always enjoy it. It was the first time that members of our family have eaten there. The feedback from the family was unanimous. The food was absolutely delicious, the best they have had, prepared just right and the sauces were prepared perfectly for each dish. The Inn and its history were fascinating and a great place to have dinner or have a celebration. The service was very good and attentive. Impressive that Chef Wecker stopped by our table. In another words our anniversary celebration was a great success thanks to the Elkridge Furnace Inn and staff. Thank You!!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We went there for a post-birthday dinner. For full disclosure, I am a great fan of EFI having attended many of their afternoon teas, Gourmand Gatherings, Sunday brunches, and other events. Chef Wecker and his team operate a very warm, welcoming establishment which serves great foods, using many locally sourced ingredients, in a historic location. You can’t do much better for that special dinner than the Elkridge Furnace Inn.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Authentic, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Both the food and the service here are always great. No matter what you decide to order make sure you leave room for dessert.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Our meal was divine, service fantastic, and I will return again soon.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Organic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 28, 2018

My husband & I have been there many times and the Inn never disappoints. We ordered from the Restaurant week menu and enjoyed both our soups and entrees which were a terrific bargain for the price. I recommend this place for special occasions since it can be a little pricey, but the quality, variety, and innovativeness of serving choices are always superb!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Visited Elkridge Furnace Inn during Brunch. The food was okay. I had the seafood crepe which underwhelmed. My guest had the crab cake Benedict and was pleased. The service was okay, not exceptional. Overall, didn’t feel the experience/food and the value were aligned.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

As always, the Furnace inn is just one special gem in this quiet neighborhood. The food, as always, is outstanding! We had fried calamari as appetizer - they are good, but surprisingly, the roasted chick peas as an accent taste almost better than the calamari! Always love their outstanding French onion soup. I had pork chop and sausage - portion is just right, the taste, the plate presentation are just wonderful. I found myself enjoying every bit of the dishes, and will definitely be back!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Gluten free menu is the best in the area. Our favorite date night place.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We have been there for different occasions and have always been well served and enjoyed the food, service and experience. Always a joy

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I had dinner here with my boyfriend on Friday. I really enjoyed my experience. The service was especially great. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and the busser had my water filled as fast as I could drink it. I order the rabbit in beer sauce, and that was a first for me. It was tasty, but the veggies were just soooo good. The salad my boyfriend got was super fresh, literally from their garden! I also tried his steak, which was great. Cream of Baltimore soup was delicious. It is pricey, but it was worth it to us!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Artic char mad good, pasta fagioli no real flavor

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We are new to the area and have left behind favorite restaurants for dining. The Elkridge Furnace Inn is wonderful. We knew the moment we entered, the surroundings, the service and the food were perfect. Our new favorite restaurant for a quiet dinner or get together with new friends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Loved the new menu choices! Service was wonderful and attentive. We stated witht the pork pie and rabbit salad as appitzers. The pie crust was flakey and tastey. My only criticism is that there was not enough filling to crust but otherwise it was very good. The rabbit salad was awesome and such a different menu choice. It was a warm potatoe salad with roulettes of rabbit. For entres we had the game hen and the veal. Both were very tasty and large portions. We will definitely be back to try some of the other options.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our first time here and what a delightful experience. Our waiter was attentive but not overbearing and knew the menu. The food..... well what can I say....it was absolutley mouthwatering delicious. Well worth the trip from Annapolis and from Manchester and well worth every dollar spent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Overall, good experience. Food very tasty. Price of meals a little costly but at least when I walk away for my $100 for two people I was not upset. Loved sitting by fireplace. Very cozy!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Have always enjoyed this restaurant especially on our anniversary. It is consistently exceptional regarding food, ambiance and service. Simply a pleasure!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is one of my favorite local restaurants. the food is always outstanding. it is located in a beautiful historic building. We always come back to this place

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We had a very pleasant evening, a warm table near the fireplace. The food was fabulous. The wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive. The chef came to our table twice, making an excellent recommendation of a wine to accompany our meal.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Exceeded our expectations in every way. Utter delight.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Had tenderloin tips and seafood St Jacques. Both were exceptional French cuisine/sauces out of this world!

Tags: Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and fantastic service. A truly wonderful dining experience,

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our entire experience at the Furnace Inn was incredible. Brian, our waiter, was very knowledgeable about the menu and made wonderful recommendations. The food was amazing. The atmosphere was perfect. We simply cannot recommend the restaurant enthusiastically enough.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Toledo)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Another fantastic meal at the Elkridge Furnace Inn. I've been here (3) times now, and each time has been great. If you want a more romantic setting, ask to be seated near a fireplace!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It is so difficult to find a quiet restaurant that is condusive to having a conversation. Elkridge Furnice Inn is one of those rare finds. Not only was it quiet but it was cozy and warm on a cold evening. The food was very good and the chef even made an appearance at our table. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Loved the food, but most of all the service and personable staff was extraordinary! Our waiter was entertaining and made all of the guests feel as though he was very interested in customizing our evening to ensure that it was above any expectations. The Chief visited the table to find how we liked our meal. His Daughter made the pastries, and he was right that they were unique and delicious. Thank you to everyone at the Elkridge Furnace Inn!

Tags: Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I just left a detailed review on Trip Advisor; please refer to that extensive review.

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