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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Worth a visit

My husband and I stopped in for lunch after seeing the menu. We were not disappointed. Staff was knowledgable about the menu. Food was presented well and the bread in both our sandwiches was fresh and the food well prepared. The inside of the restaurant is clean and cozy. A nice find and good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Ghike1
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My husband and I stopped in for lunch after seeing the menu. We were not disappointed. Staff was knowledgable about the menu. Food was presented well and the bread in both our sandwiches was fresh and the food well prepared. The inside of the restaurant is clean and cozy. A nice find and good place to eat when visiting Ellicott... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We moved to Ellicott City last June, tried Johnny's Bistro soon after and have returned numerous times ... excellent!

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Johnny's is neither a diner, drive-in nor dive but it should be featured on the Food Network. Johnny is an excellent chef. I have not only never had a bad meal at Johnny's, and we've eaten there many, many times, I have never had an average meal at Johnny's. Do not miss the soup! No matter what you order, you'll... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I have friends who rave about this place. I don't know why. I got a wrap and it was OK. I asked for onion rings instead of fries (willing to pay an upcharge) and was told, "No, we don't make substitutions." My personal opinion when I hear that: the owner cares more about themselves than customer; they don't want to... More 

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Olney, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

....second visit...okay but not great. They have a Wednesday and Thursday half price bottle wine advertised....but not advertised is that there is a food dollar amount to achieve to obtain the special...Too much for an average lunch...and only certain wines are included...none of which we would choose. I had the Reuben's sandwich...okay but not of NYC deli quality or quantity... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 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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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $
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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