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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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  • 3
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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
really charming, great tavern food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Melrod415
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Elkridge, MD
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Elkridge, MD
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17 reviews 17 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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81 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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214 reviews 214 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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Ellicott City, MD
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My husband and I returned to the Trolley Stop after an absence of a few years and were delighted that the place hadn't changed at all. Same exposed brick (in place long before everyone went Brooklyn style,) same old photos, even looked like some of the same old customers enjoying a lunchtime debate at 'their' table. Great ambiance. The food... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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393 reviews 393 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We stopped here for a bite to eat before venturing out on the 1-1/4 mile Trolley Line #9 trail which begins right next to this restaurant. There's several free parking spaces right outside in the front. If they are all taken, there's a much bigger lot right around the corner just to the north. A short walk across the bridge... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great menu. Lots of choices. "Small prices", big flavor. What a great cook they have in the kitchen!

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Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Only two pedestrian beers on tap, so don't get your hopes up. I had a Guinness in a tiny bottle, sigh. Huge portions, reasonably priced lunch food in a quaint building that used to be the old trolley stop linking the railroad and Ellicott city with Catonsville, and I presume, baltimore. Everybody in our group of nine seemed happy with... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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