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Phoenix Emporium, The

8049 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4616
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Ranked #21 of 139 Restaurants in Ellicott City
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Laurel, Maryland
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I love the Phoenix! The food is always delicious (try their crab cakes. so good!) and the staff is friendly. It is a great little bar with lots of beer and great food. When my partner and I got married, we had our reception upstairs and the staff and crew helped to make our day wonderful. It's a bar, so... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I really like this place overall, and a frequent patron. Kitchen: Open late!! Saturday & Sunday: DJs upstairs! And sometimes different events. Thursday & Sunday: Karaoke! Sunday: Industry night (50% off for people in the industry) And if you finish the beer list you get a discount every visit. ~~Beer: vast selection, and I have only heard great things about... More

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Chicago, IL
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stopped in there on July 4th as we were sight seeing in Ellicott City. It was right after the lunch crowd and almost all the tables were either full or dirty. The staff said they would clear the table if we gave them a few minutes which we said wasn't a problem. After waiting less than five minutes, we... More

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Yonkers, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Stopped in this place late one night looking for something to eat. Wide selection of beers from all across the globe. Friendly staff, food cooked fresh.. Not the greatest but definitely worthy of the price considering the hour. Decent crowd... really enjoyed it. Be sure to make this a stop if you hit the Ellicott City Main Street area.

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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I go to the PE every week for our trivia game. This is probably the closest thing to a neighborhood bar that old Ellicott City has (the small plaque out front says a restaurant/bar has been on the site since the 1850s). The food is better than most bars and given the small kitchen, it has a pretty decent selection... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Met a friend for lunch at The Phoenix last week. Had not eaten there in a few weeks. I was pleased to see it unchanged. Great food/ funky atmosphere: perfect local haunt. I had salad and shared fries with my friend. Wonderful. Can not wait to go back again. The lunch wait support is slow (one man show) when busy... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Stopped in here for lunch and loved the cream of crab soup, it was the best I've ever eaten!! Service was good and friendly.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Hands down, our favorite place to eat in historic Ellicott City. My husband loves the extensive import, and micro beer selection. I love the black and blue burger, the crab soup, and the portabello mushroom burger. My husband loves their fish and chips. Plus they have great fries.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This was our go-to pub when we were dating. As we have been married 32 years, it's funny knowing that this is the go-to pub for our young adult children. "Heading to the Phoenix...." is a familiar phrase for us. It has the feel of a corner pub with a huge selection of beer choices. The food is tasty. We... More

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Germantown, Maryland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Corner pub/bar. We went cuz johnnys was closed. Nice little find. Fish tacos and burgers/sandwiches good. Plus nice kids menu. Nice atmosphere and value. I agree with other reviews they need to make outside look more inviting. But has its own little culture inside.

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