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The Phoenix Emporium

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

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Great Food and Diverse Beer Selection

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Baldwin, MD
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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Samueltx
Ellicott City, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I want to first start with the service staff, friendly, fast, knowledgeable, upbeat, promote the pubs clubs: the beer club, special menu items and very helpful. The food is season well, good portion, great specials, come out fast and hot. The atmosphere is really relaxing, great place to watch sports events, huge beer menu, the stain glass is a cool... More 

Thank 1234John112233
Raleigh NC
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172 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank LakeIslandGirl
Baldwin, MD
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8 reviews
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.

Thank Milodar
Darnestown, MD
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127 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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 

Thank BullyLover2
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

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 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

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 

Thank Schnapp T
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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 

Thank ptdfrs8
Woodbridge, Virginia
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208 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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 

Thank R K
Dearborn, Michigan
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213 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Not on the wall. Recognition available for those who manage to try all the 99 brews selected for the challenge. More a pub/bar than a traditional restaurant, it couldn't be in a better location in downtown Ellicott City. Across the street downside is the B & O Historic Train Museum. On the opposite side of the main street is the... 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: Pub, Vietnamese


Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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