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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

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Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (46)
Romantic (45)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
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Good for a Date (39)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Worth the Drive (30)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Local Ingredients (29)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Authentic (22)
Cozy (22)
Notable Wine List (20)
Seasonal (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Great for Brunch (16)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Business Meals (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Great for Lunch (7)
Organic (7)
Scenic View (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Healthy (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Casual (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic grand old inn. Good was amazing and the service was outstanding. This is a rare gem in an unexpected neighborhood.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

From appetizers, salad, to main meal, everything was delicious. Service impeccable, very friendly and welcoming staff. This was a birthday dinner for my mother in law and was given a lovely surprise by the restaurant.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

We have celebrated our anniversary at Elkridge Furnace several times and enjoyed each one. Great food and service. Fairly quiet, but cannot absorb a person speaking too loud.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

This is a very cool location with an upscale restaurant. Great atmosphere and an interesting clientele. Outstanding wine selection and great service.
The acoustics mean that you can hear the conversations at most of the tables int he room, so keep that in mind.
Outstanding wine list, and a great menu. Only reason this doesn't get a 5 overall is that the duck breast was tough. Duck can be tender, if cooked right, but this was cut too thick for searing, leaving it rare, rather than on the edge of rare/MR in the middle.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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·Dined 6 days ago

Friendly service and great food. I am definitely coming back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 7 days ago

I was really looking forward to going back to this restaurant. It had been about four years since my last visit. The ambience is as charming as i remember. Unfortunately, the food did not match my memory. The Caesar Salad was strange with hardboiled eggs and an odd dressing. It was disappointing. I had the Seafood Risotto. Both the seafood and risotto were overcooked. Another disappointment. At $38, I expected higher quality seafood and a much better dish overall. The best part of the meal was the Caramel Ice Cream that I had for dessert!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The entire experience was really wonderful in this historic home, with quaint little rooms and fireplaces in each room. We were there for the Sunday brunch menu and everything was delicious! I can't wait to go back to dinner one day!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fabulous brunch! French toast was outstanding! Highly recommend!

We've hosted our daughters wedding here, celebrated our anniversary and enjoyed a lovely brunch! Everything is excellent!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Organic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Simply the best in Baltimore. Wonderful setting. Attentive staff and the food was the foundation of beautiful memories. Every visit impresses us more.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

This place is a hidden gem. I always receive great service and wonderful food. The chef frequents the dining area and answers any questions you may have about the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Organic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Note: We did not stay to dine, so the ratings required to put in to write this review are inaccurate because we never got to taste the food. We had issues at the outset just ordering wine. First, the restaurant was out of the first wine we selected from the wine list. This we learned this from the waiter after a long wait. We ordered another wine by name and number from the wine list. Again, a long delay before the waiter returned and he had the wrong wine. When questioned, he had to go check why. After a wait, he said he was told the wine list had not been updated to match the computer. The name and type of wine did not give him a clue he should not have brought the bottle to the table, nor was it listed anywhere in the wine menu. The issues with the wine and the fact we had not ordered food after over 30 minutes, we began to doubt whether this restaurant could handle my wife’s necessary gluten free requirements. We explained the stress she felt as a result, and departed without ordering our meals.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Don't get me wrong, this place is worth going back to, because the food was excellent in our previous visit, but I guess we made the mistake of going on Thanksgiving day. We waited for over half an hour after making it to our 6pm reservation on time. There were other unhappy customers waiting at the lounge too. We got the braised short ribs and rock fish for entree, and while it was ok, it was nothing compared to the heavenly Delmonico steak we had in our previous visit, and I attributed this mediocrity to the mass production that was required for such a busy evening. Our waiter was kind, but you could tell he was simply too busy to be attentive, and our requests for small items were forgotten every time. We tipped generously only because we liked the place and we wanted to remember the experience in a positive light.

If the Elkridge Furnace Inn is really into offering fine food of the highest quality that I know they are capable of, please stop offering set course menus for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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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·Dined on November 23, 2017

It was a memorable Thanksgiving meal. We would definitely do it again!

Tags: Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

It was my first visit and it happened to be Thanksgiving. The whole experience was excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

As always, the Furnace Inn never disappoints. Wonderful Thanksgiving dinner choices. I chose the rockfish with risotto. The risotto was so wonderfully creamy and the rockfish melted in my mouth. I also enjoyed the fresh baked rolls with sun dried tomatoes. Adding the home made cranberry relish with butter to the roll was delicious. Thank you again Tim for another unforgettable Thanksgiving.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had Thanksgiving dinner at the Inn. I had never been there but had heard from friends that it was very good.

It was great from the beginning to the end.

Any one interested should look up the history of this Inn. It is very interesting.

I will definitely return and do recommend this Inn to everyone,

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving. It is a beautiful old mansion. It was pretty crowded and we had to wait for long periods of time for our server to get back to us. He seemed overwhelmed. However, the mansion and quality of food was good overall. It's probably better service on a regular night without so many people there!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went to the Elkridge Furnace Inn for Thanksgiving. The food was excellent and the service impeccable. We love this place!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

the building itself is from another era . a landmark from the past creates an atmosphere from a storybook. this sets up the interesting and quite tasty selection of food you may choose from. what ever you order from soups or salads are designed to enhance the primo main dish you choose and make the entire meal superb and when you leave the memory goes with you. the staff is to be commended for their timing expertise and knowledge and compliment the chefs effort to please. if you haven't dined here you and your guest will have the knowledge that you found a special place to retreat and enjoy and talk about to others .with confidence i say go and enjoy.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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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