Ellicott City Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Ellicott City

April 14, 2018 Leonardo Torrence

Ellicott City is an unincorporated community and census-designated place, along with being the county seat of local government in Howard County, Maryland, United States. It is part of the Baltimore Metropolitan Area. The population was 65,834 at the 2010 census. Founded in 1772, the town contains the B. & O. Railroad Museum's branch at the Ellicott City Station, built in 1830 as the first terminus of the initial line. The downtown historic district is located in the valley of the small Tiber River, with its east end abutting the Patapsco River, which forms the Baltimore County line. As of the 2000 census, Ellicott City surpassed Towson (county seat of neighboring Baltimore County) for the first time, as the largest unincorporated county seat in the country.
Things to do in Ellicott City

1. Tersiguel's

8293 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4648 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 66 - SGD 66 +1 410-465-4004
Excellent
65%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 280 reviews

Tersiguel's

Reviewed By Mark S - Ellicott City, Maryland

Came to Tersiguel's for an office gathering to celebrate the Christmas season. There were 10 of us and we had a separate dining area which added to the celebration. We began with a delectable squash soup. This was followed by a very crisp garden salad topped with the house dressing (excellent). Since we were a 'prearranged group' are menu choice were already selected {A seafood dish- butter broiled halibut, a meat dish- Petite steak [which i had and it was out of this world delicious-cooked to perfection] and to accommodate our vegen, a dish with various garden selections.
Tersiguels has really bounced back from the July 2016 flood. As always, a delightful meal. The wait staff could not done a better job.

2. Duesenberg's American Cafe and Grill

10 Mellor Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228-5165 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch SGD 16 - SGD 33 +1 410-747-7333
Excellent
67%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 181 reviews

Duesenberg's American Cafe and Grill

Reviewed By Elizabeth L - baltimore

We stopped here for breakfast and decided to eat outside since the weather was cooler. My husband ordered eggs with potatoes and bacon. The potatoes were delicious. I ordered the BLT on rye and a cup of fruit. The BLT was one of the best I have had for a long, long time. Service was courteous and efficient.

3. Grille620

11099 Resort Rd Ste 304, Ellicott City, MD 21042-2072 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch SGD 33 - SGD 59 +1 410-203-0620
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 177 reviews

Grille620

Grille620 is an American grille featuring a seasonally inspired menu with a focus on seafood and steaks. A rustic look yet a high-style approach to contemporary American cuisine in an inviting atmosphere creates a unique dining experience. Guests may enjoy a variety of oysters from the raw bar while relaxing on our patio during the summer season. An extensive wine list by the glass and bottle, a distinctive selection of craft beers, and our knowledgeable staff will round out the experience. Menus change frequently to showcase local and fresh ingredients.

Reviewed By beachboundbabe - Maryland

Have been to Grille620 a few times prior and always enjoyed. My husband & I went for a date night happy hour & it was fabulous! We split the mussels and the cheeseburger with fries as well as the House red wines. ALL delicious and...MoreThank you for writing a fantastic review. We have a great bar menu and everything on that menu is only $8 during happy hour! We also have an extended Happy Hour on Wednesdays and happy hour from 4:00pm - close on Sundays...

4. Catonsville Gourmet

829 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228-4506 Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 18 - SGD 46 +1 410-788-0005
Excellent
50%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 254 reviews

Catonsville Gourmet

Catonsville Gourmet features a wide selection of Fresh Seafood prepared with a unique flair with the Personal Touch of Our Chef Rob Rehmert. The Gourmet has become a Local Favorite with an inviting atmosphere and a extremely Friendly Staff. We also feature a Market option to allow you to Enjoy Our fare at home. Oyster Bar & Fresh Sushi has become a renowned staple. Come experience Gourmet Greatness in Catonsville!

Reviewed By Godguy - Frederick, Maryland

They do not have a liquor license so everyone was bring beverages from the liquor store across the street. Tea, coffee or Pepsi products. Couldn't they at least make a lemonade or something? Food was quite good with nice sized portions. Dessert was nice and we brought some home.

5. Leelynn's Dinning Room & Lounge

9495 Old Annapolis Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042-6302 Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 20 - SGD 39 +1 410-715-8500
Excellent
35%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 206 reviews

Leelynn's Dinning Room & Lounge

Reviewed By TravelTravel60 - Florida

This is my go-to place when meeting friends for lunch or taking my god-daughter to a grown-up lunch. Their food is fresh, on the lighter side, and we'll prepared. I often get a chicken salad or a soup. Energetic wait staff are friendly and helpful...MoreThanks for a great review! Happy to hear such positive feedback. Glad you like our salads, definitely a very popular choice off of our menu!

6. Scittino's Italian Market

1701 Edmondson Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228-4357 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available Italian, Pizza, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 410-788-2369
Excellent
65%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 107 reviews

Scittino's Italian Market

Reviewed By StrairAWheyGray - Ellicott City, Maryland

Brilliant! From the wonderful, warm friendly service to the fantastic food, Scittino's is absolutely wonderful.

The Deli makes the most incredible sandwiches - thick and juicy and stuffed with delicious ingredients! The Italian Cold Cut sub is made with real Italian - mortadella, salami, cheeses - I dare you to eat the whole thing! Their Ruebens and Rachels drip down your fingers - chin - elbows! They're real 6 napkins sandwiches. The bread - I have to talk about the bread! REAL - the subrolls are crusty and chewy - ready to soak up the juicies! The rye toast is thick and crunchie - yet soft on the inside - beautifully buttered and toasted on the grill! The chicken wings - are THE BEST in the area! They are ENORMOUS! I wouldn't want to run into the chicken they came from! Yet - they're served screaming hot - crispy with the perfect buffalo sauce! And don't forget the friend chicken! The pieces you want perfectly breaded - juicy and crispy! Served with fries and slaw! - a perfect meal. Or actually 2 meals! Plenty to take home!

And now the pizza! PERFECT! The proportions of crust to sauce to cheese to meat is perfection! The crust so thin and light! The sauce is their homemade marinara and the meats are the best quality available. The absolute best pizza we've ever eaten.

The butcher shop is classic - old world charm! Like everything else at Scittinios it focuses on customer service. The co-owner, Sal, and son Lenny and the rest of the guys are ready to help you out! The quality of the food is unsurpassed! The prices are crazy reasonable - in many cases better than the local supermarkets. You can't beat it! There's nothing like a Scittinos Prime Rib for Christmas dinner! Nothing better!

Thank you all our Scittino Friends! See you later this week!

Barb and Bob

7. Shannon's Saloon

9338 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042-2805 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 26 - SGD 41 +1 410-461-4588
Excellent
52%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 134 reviews

Shannon's Saloon

Reviewed By LordThomMohr - Columbia, MD

My wife and I have been coming here for years, especially for their fantastic lunch specials. On this trip, my wife ordered the Salmon Cake Sandwich and I had the soup and sandwich ( Crab Soup and Ham and Cheese on Multigrain Toast). Awesome is and understatement.

8. Eggspectation

6010 University Blvd, Ellicott City, MD 21043-6088 Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks +1 410-750-3115
Excellent
31%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 399 reviews

Eggspectation

Reviewed By John H

Overall good experience. It was a business meeting at we were rushes a bit in the beginning but food was good

9. Iron Bridge Wine Company

10435 State Route 108, Suite 1, Columbia, MD 21044-1440 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 20 - SGD 52 +1 410-997-3456
Excellent
59%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 619 reviews

Iron Bridge Wine Company

Reviewed By Moxieone

My husband and I went to brunch Sunday afternoon and had very nice brunch with appetizer cheese and charcuterie platter. Highly recommend this place for couples date scene. Not great choice for children but good occasional place to go with a nice Sunday drive.

10. Pure Wine Cafe

8210 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4621 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks +1 410-480-5037
Excellent
62%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 102 reviews

Pure Wine Cafe

Reviewed By 123cathy123 - Baltimore, Maryland

We have eaten here 4 times and are always very happy. I'd like to give it a 4.5 if possible. The food is very flavorful and distinct without being fussy or complicated (but it's certainly not simple). The Mediterranean platter appetizer is a must and the mac and cheese with crab meat is wonderful. While the the rock fish tacos were fresh tasting there was not that much to them flavor or size wise (maybe it was an appetizer). We've taken other people there and all have enjoyed it. Reservations for dinner are a must- it's a tiny place.

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