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Johnny's Bistro on Main

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8167 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043
410 461 8210
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always a Good Visit

I've been frequenting Johnny's for the past 8 years and have always had a positive experience for casual dining. This is a laid back establishment where the food is consistently good and comes prepared just as ordered. The atmosphere is friendly and I enjoy that the owner, Johnny comes into the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Cookeez49
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Ellicott City
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

We're locals who have eaten here many times. Johnny is super friendly and a great chef. We love this restaurant! It's our favorite on Main St.

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Ellicott City
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been frequenting Johnny's for the past 8 years and have always had a positive experience for casual dining. This is a laid back establishment where the food is consistently good and comes prepared just as ordered. The atmosphere is friendly and I enjoy that the owner, Johnny comes into the dining room to check on his guests and make... More 

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Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is my second trip to Johnny's and decided to go here based on my previous visit. This time we arrived a little after 5 but had to be somewhere by 6. When we arrived there was one table of 6 already seating and no one else in the restaurant. It took 20 minutes to get a glass of water,... More 

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MD
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84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Ate lunch here recently on a cold blustery winter day. When we walked, in the fireplace was lit and welcoming. Once we were seated, we were offered a sample of their chicken noodle soup (very good). We each ordered a different sandwich and were quite pleased with our selections. When you are walking around historic Ellicott City, this is a... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a great place to go on Main Street in Old Ellicott City. The food is always fantastic! I highly recommend this place!!! As a local, this is one of my favorite places to go.

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Linthicum, MD
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158 reviews 158 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I was in Ellicott City with a friend, and we chose this place on a whim. The menu board out front had quite a few things that sounded good. We both ordered the California Dreamin' sandwich, which was terrific. All of the ingredients were very fresh, and the bread was excellent. There was a half-price wine promotion that would have... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We were looking for a place to eat on a cold winter day and spotted the fireplace in the window making it warm and inviting. A quick look at the menu on the window we felt there were plenty of choices to please us. After figuring out how the table seating worked ( a little confusing) we were put on... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Stopped in for lunch and was pleasantly surprised. We got the burgers and salads. A must try is the bread pudding. It was a great ending to a very good lunch. We will be back :)

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8167 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: 410 461 8210

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
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

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