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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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Today
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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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Great Food...Local establishment

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Cindy D
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Ellicott City, Maryland
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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English first
Ellicott City, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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153 reviews 153 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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