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The Rumor Mill

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8069 Tiber Alley, Ellicott City, MD 21043 (Main St)
4104610041
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Be adventurous

If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, and want something tasty, there is plenty to choose from at The Rumor Mill in Ellicott City, MD. You can sit at the bar, and eat, or choose to get a table. Either way, you'll have fun reviewing the menu, to try and pick the tapas you are in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
David G
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Ellicott City, Maryland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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Charleston, West Virginia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I went with 2 good friends for a girls night out. We shared 7 or 8 small plates, plus the chocolate/peanut butter dessert. Every dish had excellent flavor and was elegantly served. We enjoyed everything we tried. Our servers were very friendly and did a great job. I would love to go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Lovely tapas bar! We ranked it excellent in lieu of schnazzy because it's fabulous and delightful! And we will definitely be back. Very intrigued by the chalk board behind the bar. ;)

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Don't let the location and laid back interior throw you off. Matt and his team create innovative and delicious small plates to be savored and shared (if you are willing). There are a wide range of choices to suit any palate - all nicely prepared. It's a comfortable, and not pretentious space. Try some of the infused vodkas!

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, and want something tasty, there is plenty to choose from at The Rumor Mill in Ellicott City, MD. You can sit at the bar, and eat, or choose to get a table. Either way, you'll have fun reviewing the menu, to try and pick the tapas you are in the... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We did a girls' happy hour here and the service was great, very attentive and they catered to us so we had a great time! This is a cute spot in historic Ellicott City, a bit hidden away but worth a visit!

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Columbia, Maryland
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Joined friends that had eaten here once before. They had dined at an event that paired Spanish wines with various tapas dishes. They were pleasantly surprised that the wines were white and not the expected reds. We had the regular menu on a Friday night. We shared multiple dishes which were all excellent and enjoyed two bottles of reasonably priced... More 

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Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I should start by saying that I came here for a work function. We were a large group and were given a fixed menu with three courses (app, entree, desert). The biggest problem that i had is that this place is a Tapas place with small plates that are meant to be shared. It doesn't really work for a large... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8069 Tiber Alley, Ellicott City, MD 21043
    (Main St)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: 4104610041

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?