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8069 Tiber Alley, Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Ranked #6 of 139 Restaurants in Ellicott City
Price range: $10 - $25
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Main St
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I have been a long time fan of the Rumor Mill since it opened. The atmosphere has a great historic feel but still comfortable and casual enough to feel right at home. The owners are fabulous people, always welcoming and very hands-on in all aspects of their restaurant. Chef Matthew is rightfully proud of the menu and always coming up... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Visited RM with friends on a Saturday on a whim. The restaurant isnt huge so tables can be a bit limited. Since we did not have a reservation we were left to find a table in the bar area, but this wasn't a problem as we found a table immediately and all the tables were full service. The restaurant has... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This restaurant has been here for seven years, off an alley in scenic Ellicott City, but we just discovered it this summer. We've been taking all our friends there frequently, to the point that we're getting embarrassed by the "great to see you again so soon," comments from the delightful staff. Regular "small plate" menu is very nice, and evolves... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Visited the rumor mill last night with a friend who had been there before and she thought I would like it , she wasn't wrong the ambience of the restaurant and the friendly service by our waitress Lauren was amazing as was the menu and the food was mind blowing well done to Mathew the Executive Chef outstandingly great place... More 

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Owings Mills, Maryland, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A perfect small restaurant. Hard to find because it is on one of the side alleys in Old Ellicott City, MD. If you into vodka this is a perfect bar. They have numerous homemade flavored vodkas. I would recommend the jalapeño flavored vodka with a slice of lime! Our server Lauren W. was perfect. When asked for recommendations she suggested... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

My fiancee and I loved the Rumor Mill! After having some Christmas inspired coffee from the Bean Hollow around the corner, we headed to the Rumor Mill. We were quickly seated in the romantic atmosphere. The variety and uniqueness of each plate was pleasantly refreshing. Also, the cocktail / vodka list is quite expansive with a good selection of craft... More 

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Baltimore, MD
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Our friends always know the hip places to go in Baltimore, but it was our turn to suggest a restaurant and we choose Ellicott City and Rumor Mill!! Everything was fab! The wait staff prompt and hard working. The menu interesting and satisfying. The owner/chef visited our table at the end of our evening and we had a great chat... More 

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Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

There is no amount of amazing food that can trump an owner/executive chef who has such a chip on their shoulder that they exude arrogance to customers. And the food isn't amazing. The other options in Ellicott City and Howard County in general are so many and so fantastic, I highly suggest you choose another restaurant. We had been here... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My wife and I celebrated our 22nd Anniversary at the Rumor Mill. Everything from the imaginative cocktails to the dessert (and the complimentary glasses of champagne) to the service were delightful. Rumor Mill is a Tapa's style restaurant. My wife and I shared five dishes (brussels sprouts w/ chestnuts, steelhead trout on sweet pea risotto, fried oysters, duck w/ cherries... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We tend to eat out quite a bit and can't believe we have just recently found this little gem. We have probably been there 5 times in the past two months. Our first visit we sat upstairs at one of the tables, but have since been enjoying our visits sitting at the bar. The staff is exceptional here, very attentive... More 

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Additional Information about The Rumor Mill

Address: 8069 Tiber Alley, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone Number: 4104610041
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Asian

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