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The Phoenix Emporium

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8049 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4616
410-465-5665
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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I stopped into the Phoenix Emporium this afternoon for a burger and a beer. I was amazed at the selection of the beers. It was also interesting to learn about their 99 beer challenge. Drink one of each of their different beers, thankfully you can do this over an extended period, and you will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Scott P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped into the Phoenix Emporium this afternoon for a burger and a beer. I was amazed at the selection of the beers. It was also interesting to learn about their 99 beer challenge. Drink one of each of their different beers, thankfully you can do this over an extended period, and you will receive your name on a plaque... More 

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Thank Scott P
Fort Worth, Texas
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting friends in Ellicott City over Christmas. Walked by the restaurant and the smells made us hungry. I had a burger and a local brew. Very good. Always impresses me when a waiter takes an order and doesn't write anything down and then delivers everything perfectly. Beer selection was good. My friend had to have a card stamped since he... More 

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Thank NMSU92
Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Great waitress. Ordered a crab cake sandwich. Very good. Made in house. Crab soup has excellent flavor. Stopped in while my wife was shopping. Food was tasty, waitress was attentive. Ordered Irish coffee, normal, looked like a good selection of beers. Great little pub on corner of street. Typical pub food. Would have gone back but was outvoted. Very worth... More 

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Thank Samueltx
Raleigh NC
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177 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

My friend and I just stopped in for a light dinner, and it turned out to be a fun evening. This is a small casual establishment with a bar and restaurant with full menu. The atmosphere is somewhat eclectic and the bar and restaurant are both small, but the service is great and the staff is friendly. We had a... More 

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Thank LakeIslandGirl
Baldwin, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is one of our go-to spots for dinner...great food, great beer, down-to-earth atmosphere. The service is always on point...but avoid on Friday and Saturday nights due to parking issues in Old EC.

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Thank Milodar
Darnestown, MD
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We don't get to Ellicott City often enough but when we do we eat at The Phoenix Emporium. We've been coming here for years and the food is always good. I am particularly fond of their crab dip - if you're there please make sure you have some. As it is very difficult to choose between their crab soup and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Friends and I stopped in for a quick bite. I ordered the jalapeño mozzarella stick wrap which was absolutely delicious. My friends ordered the surf & turf wrap, which turned out to be awful & the crab potato skins, which were average. The service left a lot to be desired - the waitress was slow & uncaring. The place could... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Beers in a bottle but a great selection. Beers of the world is a great idea. Parking sucks as does everywhere in EC. Food is pub style filler. Nothing bad but nothing great. One criticism... The place is stuck in 90's nirvana, alternative hell. I don't expect some DC night club but I walk in there and feel like I... More 

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Thank Schnapp T
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

We were Ellicott city to have our dog operated on and had time till he was done so we went here to get a bite to eat. Place has an old style pub feeling. Lunch menu had a a a very good selection and prices were very reasonable. Food came out in good time and was awesome. They also have... More 

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Thank ptdfrs8
Woodbridge, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Cream of Crab Soup, Crab Cakes (HAD to be ALL crab... saw no filler) and fish and chips. We all were very happy... and the beer selection is superb... so try some of the brews out. We were there on a week-day for lunch and it was a very nice experience. Friendly and attentive waitress willing to answer our questions... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8049 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4616
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: 410-465-5665

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub, Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?