Restaurants in Ellicott City


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Built by a group of friends interested in camaraderie, cold drinks, and good food, Diamondback Tavern aims to put a contemporary spin on a traditional Maryland tavern, and its pub menu has earned accolades from the Baltimore Sun and Howard Magazine. Wrangling local meats, seafood, produce, and bread, the staff builds fresh sandwiches filled with garlic-braised pulled pork and caramelized bananas, crab-cake platters loaded with two 5-ounce jumbo lump crab cakes, and veggie risotto topped with grilled portobello. Behind the bar, chilled local and domestic brews and sangria blended from a family recipe cleanse palates and put out fires after fire-eating competitions gone wrong. Diners enter under a traditional hanging tavern sign emblazoned with a brown diamondback-turtle shell before nestling into a spacious sports bar or dining room. Diamondback Tavern also hosts open-mic nights and screening events around NFL games to keep ears and eyes entertained as mouths gnaw on the minimalist, modern decor.
3733 Old Columbia Pike
Ellicott City,
MD
US
Before diners can even begin to rifle through East Moon Asian Bistro’s vast menu of inventive sushi rolls, fiery curries, and exotic noodle dishes, they must first tackle the question of where to sit. There’s the sleek dining room, with its black Silestone tabletops, cushy booths, and artwork lining the walls. But there’s also the sushi bar, where flat-screen televisions beam down on sushi chefs as they slice up fresh fish before diners’ eyes. Glimmering lanterns festooned with zigzags and stripes create a funky counterpoint to the color schemes of both areas. But once seating arrangements have been decided and orders have been placed, the real fun begins—diners can sit back with a cocktail and watch as servers bring forth a parade of pan-Asian dishes from the kitchen. Plates of crispy spring rolls are soon followed by chicken coconut soup, shrimp teriyaki, and the tofu-vegetable specialty lauded by reporters from Ellicott City Patch as “crispy and fresh.” Platters of sushi burst with salmon, lobster, and crabmeat and arrive decorated with elaborate flourishes—such as fresh caviar and bright flowers that can accurately predict who loves you and who loves you not.
5725 Richards Valley Rd.
Ellicott City,
MD
US
For a quick bite to eat, Bob Evans' menu is packed with all-American options everyone will love. Sometimes there really is something for everyone, and not just something, something delicious. Come to Bob Evans for food that is gluten-free, low-fat, and even vegan. Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to Bob Evans — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks. Wifi is on the house at Bob Evans, so bring along your tablet or laptop. It doesn't get much more laid-back than Bob Evans, so dress for comfort when you come. The restaurant has catering services as well. If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go. At Bob Evans, free parking is offered on the whole block. For those who prefer to travel by bike, Bob Evans is a great option due to its generous bike parking options. Going out for dinner doesn't mean overspending. Enjoy a delicious meal at Bob Evans for a fair price. Reviewers heap high praise on the restaurant's brunch menu, but lunch and dinner are also available.
4900 Beaver Run Ct
Ellicott City,
MD
US
Sit back with a burger and fries at Bare Bones Grill and Brewery, a relaxed spot serving American cuisine. Low-fat is not a term Bare Bones Grill and Brewery throws around but delicious is! A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and Bare Bones Grill and Brewery has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal. Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at Bare Bones Grill and Brewery. Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Bare Bones Grill and Brewery. Dress is typically casual at Bare Bones Grill and Brewery, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening. If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Bare Bones Grill and Brewery cater for you. If you're strapped for time, take out food from Bare Bones Grill and Brewery. Free parking is available in the adjacent lot. Make use of the luxurious bike racks at Bare Bones Grill and Brewery. Prices at Bare Bones Grill and Brewery are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal.
9150 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City,
MD
US
Grab a seat at Cacao Lane Restaurant if you're hungry for an easy American meal — sandwiches and salads are popular options at this low-key establishment. Mindful eaters are advised to count calories a different day, as Cacao Lane Restaurant is without low-fat fare. The bar at Cacao Lane Restaurant is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at Cacao Lane Restaurant. Cacao Lane Restaurant is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups. Get dressy for a fancy meal out on the town. Drivers will embrace the number of street and lot parking choices close to Cacao Lane Restaurant. You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant. It's not the cheapest, it's not the most expensive, but it is the most delicious. Come to Cacao Lane Restaurant for a great bite. Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
8066 Main St
Ellicott City,
MD
US
A small piece of the Deep South thrives at Wild Cajun Seafood and Bar. That's because all of the restaurant's crawfish hails from Louisiana, as do its chefs. These chefs also incorporate fresh catches from the nearby Mid-Atlantic coast, meaning Maryland crab cakes sit side by side next to po'boy sandwiches stuffed with crispy tilapia fresh from the fryer. Elsewhere on the menu, the gumbo's dark, smoky roux complements its chicken and sausage and shareable pots of Cajun-style, steamed seafood mix crawfish, shrimp, and king crab legs with sausage, corn, and potatoes. Much like its menu, Wild Cajun Seafood and Bar's dining room demonstrates a general passion for the wide-open oceans. One wall features an enormous, floor-to-ceiling mural of a seascape at sunset, complete with actual sails jutting out over guests' heads. High-topped tables are scattered throughout the vast, intimately lit space, providing diners with unrestricted views of the flat-screen televisions broadcasting sports as well as commercials for vintage particle accelerators.
8801 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City,
MD
US
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