Food & Drink in Ellicott City


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When the first Eggspectation eatery opened in Montreal in 1993, the concept was simple: upscale brunch with a focus on decadent egg and crepe dishes. The founding concept has been tweaked only slightly since then, with a menu that today includes more than 160 breakfast, lunch, and dinner items. Breakfast remains the menu’s biggest draw, with a dozen egg benedicts and savory crepes, 16 omelets and fruity pancakes, plus french toast and waffles. At lunch and dinner, chefs stack plates with fine-dining-style entrees, such as half-pound USDA-choice beef burgers and steak and seafood entrees, such as maple-glazed rib eye or lump crab cakes. Whether at a location in Canada, the US, or India, patrons can slide behind a table amid rustic stone and brick walls flanked by jubilant circus-theme decor, such as colorful murals and paparazzi snapshots of Humpty Dumpty.
6010 University Blvd.
Ellicott City,
MD
US
Inside the savory-scented digs of Honey Baked Ham & Cafe, spools of hardwood-smoked, spiral-sliced ham entice carnivorous palates. Here, chefs uphold the same traditions that Harry J. Hoenselaar created more than 40 years ago. Back then, he chose individual hams, cured them in his secret marinade, and smoked them over hardwood chips before offsetting the earthy flavor with a crisp, sweet glaze. To this day, the staff still makes the signature bone-in hams one at a time and glazes them in the shop. The hammery's kitchens also whip up classic side dishes and desserts, such as the sweet-potato soufflé. For less formal feasting, party trays and packed lunch boxes fuel business meetings, backyard grad parties, and lengthy end-zone celebrations.
4725 Dorsey Hall Dr.
Ellicott City,
MD
US
Kolache Kreations adapts generations-old eastern European recipes to bake up fresh, circular pastry bundles loaded with sweet and savory fillings complemented by a menu of coffee drinks and more. Kolache's Old World wizards start with slightly sweet dough and tuck the tender foundation around scrumptious stuffings of fresh fruit, meats, cheeses, or an infinite series of incrementally smaller kolaches.
10455 Frederick Road
Ellicott City,
MD
US
Back in their native France, Fernand's family owned a farm and Odette's owned a bar in the region of Brittany. When the two met, therefore, it was only a matter of time before they decided to open their own restaurant. But the Tersiguels went above and beyond: they created a chef! Today, their son Michel is the executive chef at their eponymous restaurant. It was 1964 when, with Michel on the way, the couple first came to New York. Within three days of being hired at Top of the Fair, Fernand was promoted to lead bus boy. And within four years, the Tersiguels had founded their first restaurant, La Poularde. They later opened their second, Chez Fernand, though after nine years of success the restaurant was lost in a fire. Though the experience was upsetting, the couple used it as an opportunity to move downtown to the Old Baltimore Shot Tower. In 1990 they opened Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant in the heart of Ellicott City, and the family has resurrected their multigenerational commitment to food—and their passion for the industry—by serving seasonal plates of classic French favorites. Escargots, frog legs, and bœuf à la Bourguignonne dance across the menu before house-made chocolate mousse delights palates. Odette's own family recipe is used to make the pâté de Campagne. So deep is the family's dedication to fine food that some customers even sign up just to shadow Michel for a day, following the chef from his 5 a.m. market trip to the kitchen as he prepares that evening's meals and invents his own type of fire to uses in the oven.
8293 Main St
Ellicott City,
MD
US
For good times and great food, head on over to Ellicott City's La Palapa Grill and Cantina. Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from La Palapa Grill and Cantina's full bar. Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at La Palapa Grill and Cantina. Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at La Palapa Grill and Cantina and order great food. Enjoy wifi here free of cost. Gather up your group of friends and head to La Palapa Grill and Cantina, a local restaurant that has room for large groups. La Palapa Grill and Cantina is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable). You can also grab your food to go. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? La Palapa Grill and Cantina also offers catering. La Palapa Grill and Cantina offers complimentary parking at a lot close by. Your bill at La Palapa Grill and Cantina will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang! Short on cash? No problem. La Palapa Grill and Cantina happily accepts all major credit cards. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on La Palapa Grill and Cantina's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
8307 Main St
Ellicott City,
MD
US
Featuring a laid-back vibe and traditional Mexican fare, Pachanga Cocina Mexicana aims to please its casual-dining guests. Gather up your friends and head to Pachanga Cocina Mexicana for a vegan lunch or dinner. Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here. Grab the kids when you head to Pachanga Cocina Mexicana — its family-oriented menu and ambience all perfect for the whole clan. Pachanga Cocina Mexicana provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late. Pachanga Cocina Mexicana is a good restaurant to dine with a small or large group. Dress is typically casual at Pachanga Cocina Mexicana, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Pachanga Cocina Mexicana to your next party or event. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go. Free parking is always available just seconds away from Pachanga Cocina Mexicana. Thrifty diners will love the reasonable prices here as well, with a meal usually costing less than $15. The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
10291 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City,
MD
US
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