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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: Reservations

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Like an old road house

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Timothy5
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Hull, Massachusetts
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Hull, Massachusetts
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104 reviews 104 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

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 reviews 9 reviews
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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212 reviews 212 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 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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384 reviews 384 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 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
127 reviews 127 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I can't rate the food here because my husband and I were so appalled at how filthy this place was we only had an ice tea and left. The first table we were shown had something spilled allover the chair and on the floor. We asked for another table since the idiot who was seating us seemed to think a... 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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