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10039 Baltimore National Pike, Suite G, Ellicott City, MD 21042-3611
(410) 750-7561
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 4
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A Tradition on Rt 40 in Ellicott City

Was there ever a sadder summer than 2014 when Soft Stuff was closed while the new shopping center was being built? Well, Soft Stuff is back in its new location with the same soft ice cream and students working their way through college on Soft Stuff tips. I have to admit I miss the old rickety... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
MJ2E
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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Columbia, MD
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

If you're in the area, you must...MUST stop here and grab some soft serve ice cream. This is the best of its kind in the region. I love this ice cream!! Yay!

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Was there ever a sadder summer than 2014 when Soft Stuff was closed while the new shopping center was being built? Well, Soft Stuff is back in its new location with the same soft ice cream and students working their way through college on Soft Stuff tips. I have to admit I miss the old rickety store where you stood... More 

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Thank MJ2E
Baltimore, Maryland
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146 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Recent experience was just as described by other reviewers. A good soft ice cream. Not the best, not the worst. Several flavor and topping options. Apparently this is a new location. Lines can be long and rather cramped before being served. For my wife and her sister, childhood sentimentality pulls them here (and something called Enchanted Forest?). Now that Soft... More 

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Thank JC-Meg
Ellicott City, Maryland
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216 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The new shop (not the one pictured) serves up same menu as the old shop. Very, very popular with the locals.

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Thank jrzj42
Ellicott City MD
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229 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

In anew location but still with some seating outside, but now also with seats inside, this place still serves very good ice dream. It's a bit pricey though as $3.55 is the cheapest cone (but it's plenty for a person) . The menu has expanded but now they take only cash.

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Thank markjoe
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I recently visited for the first time since the old location had been torn down. Its just not the same. They don't take credit cards which is unfortunate since I never carry cash. They expanded their menu as well. In the old days it was vanilla, chocolate, and flavor of the week. Well, I went crazy and tried cool mint.... More 

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Thank Alison C
Ellicott City, Maryland
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127 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I popped in as I waited for my Papa Murphy's pizza to be made. It was over 80 degrees and gorgeous outside. I open the door and on the door, of course, is the sign "Cash Only" (heaven forbid they make it convenient for their customers.) I expected a line. None. Not one person was in the place. I still... More 

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Thank Becky K
Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

While waiting in line to get a cone today, it was disconcerting to listen to the owner berate and humiliate an employee. While it seemed he was trying to teach this young man how to use the register, he took the opportunity to yell, " Don't you know anything?!". His yelled so loudly that everyone ( about 15 customers) stopped... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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192 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We went there on Sunday afternoon. Not crowded at all. Now that they are open again we will probably drop in from time to time. I think that the ice cream is richer than before. They also have a more flavors. I had butter pecan, one of my favorite flavors. What they do is infuse strands of flavor into the... More 

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Thank R Dale S
Ellicott City, Maryland
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Was so happy to see them open in a new spot. Some thought they were gone for good due to the new construction. Have been eating their soft ice cream for years. They now have many different flavors. I think their vanilla is the best. Very generous servings.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10039 Baltimore National Pike, Suite G, Ellicott City, MD 21042-3611
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: (410) 750-7561

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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