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Johnny's Bistro on Main

8167 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043
410 461 8210
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Ranked #7 of 139 Restaurants in Ellicott City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Hours:
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I say surprisingly because we didn't know anything about this restaurant when we walked in. We just came off the street. My kids loved their pizza they got and I have to say that it was really good. Loved the crust. I ordered The Bistro which is the flank steak sandwich on ciabatta bread and it was well made and... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Simply put.. Johnny's Bistro is BY FAR the best place to eat in downtown Ellicott City and absolutely one of the best places to eat in Maryland. The menu gives you many options of high quality, incredibly delicious options to choose from. Wether you're looking to go out on a date night or just grab a a bottle of wine... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a comfortable neighborhood restaurant. . Always delicious food. Always welcoming. Clean. Clean, attractive bathrooms.

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Olney, Maryland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Ducked in here for a break from antique shopping in quaint Ellicott City, MD. The food was delicious. We shared the soup of the day (a white bean); he had the Reuben and I had the Crab Melt. Both delicious. My friend would have preferred his sandwich on rye bread/toast instead of the bun it was served on, but I... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We have been to Johnny's several times and everything we have tried is simply outstanding. The menu is simple, every dish is made with attention to details and the smell is just fabulous. At Johnny's you will have a high-scale type meal with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

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Columbia, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

300 year old granite town on the Patapsco river with a great little gourmet restautant. Johnny Bistro. Johnny Briendenbach a renowned chief with 30 years of world class experience has decided to put the icing on his career by opening a restaurant. Don't miss it, casual, charming and delicious. Ask to meet Johnny a great guy with a fabulous career.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by the food here. I ordered the savory shrimp salad sandiwch, which was indeed savory. The service was a little confusing, but acceptable. One negative - an upcharge for baguette rather than a wrap (at a Bistro no less!)

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This spot is terrible. I went based on a review from hoco chow blog I believe. Totally gross. Was so disappointed in the flavoring in the cheese pizza and the white cheese pizza. The crust was soft but 2/3 of the pizza was crust. If I just wanted read I would've ordered that! Like I said I've had chain food... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It's been quite a while since I've been here and I feel that it has really improved. The decor is pleasing and a server was added to guide us through the menu (previously had to self order at a window). The ingredients on my pizza were very fresh. There were many tasty sounding dishes on the menu. My friend had... More 

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ellicott city, md.
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I have eaten here several times. The food is always great. I love that they give you a taste of their soup of the day in the winter. Of course it almost always inspires me to get some, go figure! I only wish they stayed open on Friday and Saturday night later. They have fabulous bread pudding and creme brulee.... More 

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Additional Information about Johnny's Bistro on Main

Address: 8167 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone Number: 410 461 8210
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20

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