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6 Oella Ave, Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 465-8546
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8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Crab Cakes in Ellicott City

I was working in Columbia, MD and I had a craving for crab cakes. I co-worker of mine took me here. It was actually a little pricey but well worth the trip and my crab cake craving was cured. Old Ellicott City is also a nice place to visit with all of the shops along Main Street. I'm actually not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Beekuz
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Rochester, NY
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Rochester, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I was working in Columbia, MD and I had a craving for crab cakes. I co-worker of mine took me here. It was actually a little pricey but well worth the trip and my crab cake craving was cured. Old Ellicott City is also a nice place to visit with all of the shops along Main Street. I'm actually not... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Ellicott City, MD is one of my favorite places to visit; quaint, quiet, cute. Great antiquing! And we really enjoy the ride down there. The Trolly Stop restaurant is a small place by the mill, just on the edge of Ellicott City and is really worth the trip. We went to the Trolley Stop in early June for lunch. We... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Great place for lunch or dinner! The food is reasonably priced and very good! Been going here over the past 29 years since we moved to the Ellicott City, MD area. The service is very good also. When you finish your meal, if not too late in the evening, you can stroll over the bridge and up the Main Street... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

OK ... it's a dive. Typical Pub populated with a mix of locals and tourist during the lunch hour on weekends. Never had a bad meal. Beer is always cold. Noise level can be fairly high, especially when the place is packed - but you can still talk and be heard by your table mates.

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Elkridge, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This isn't far from me at all, so I make regular lunch/dinner trips. It's a cute tavern type of place, I probably wouldn't bring kids. Not that it's inappropriate it's just your typical tavern/bar type. The service isn't always excellent, but this is the kind of place where you don't really expect it, if that makes any sense. My girlfriends... More 

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Hull, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

If you like bacon - you will get a great pile! Great service and good food. The acoustics work even when it gets crowded. I love the location, building, and all of the old trolley photos on the walls.

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Niskayuna, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We sat down for lunch at 2:00 in the afternoon, and within minutes heard the most vulgar language from customers at the bar. It was loud. After several f-bombs and the foulness of the subject matter, it became clear that there was no effort from the bartender to keep the volume down. We left.

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Catonsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Reasonably priced "bar" food. Wait staff is pleasant and eager to please. Have been eating at Trolley Stop for 20+ years since I know the previous owner. Particularly like Crab Imperial, garlic potatoes and green beans...yum.

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Ocean City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Everything I have eaten here is great. Caesar salad is the best, crab cakes are delicious, shrimp toast unbelievable, trolley #9 really good. Never had a disappointing meal! We come here monthly!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We had pretty much forgotten about this place until my neighbor mentioned it, so my wife and I visited it for the first time in years. The place looks like it had a nice cleaning since our last visit and that is a good thing since I felt it was somewhat dingy previously. The interior reminds me of many places... More 

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Additional Information about Trolley Stop

Address: 6 Oella Ave, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone Number: (410) 465-8546
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Oella Ave, Ellicott City, MD 21043
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: (410) 465-8546
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm

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