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Judge's Bench

8385 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4605
410-465-3497
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Ranked #38 of 139 Restaurants in Ellicott City
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Dining options: Late Night
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- Aug 19, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Maryland!
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176 reviews 176 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Judge's bench has decent food, decent prices-- good for families with small children. Won't blow you away but what would be expected from a small pub type restaurant.

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My mate and I were there on Saturday, February 8, in the late afternoon. I ordered the vegetable pot stickers and he had the black bean wrap with string fries. All of the food was delicious and very reasonably priced. I love that the menu designates what is 'vegan'. I ordered a glass of wine and my boyfriend was given... More

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central Illinois
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95 reviews 95 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This appears to be a locals joint. Crowd was friendly and service good. Nice variety of beer and prices were good. Worst part of it is that it is very small. You will get crowded quickly. Didn't try any food so can't comment on that.

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This is the bar. Not a bar. THE bar. My friends from work and I enjoy heading over to "The Bench" for drinks after work. They have the biggest selection of on tap beer I've ever seen in a bar anywhere. And the best thing is that when a keg empties, they throw something different in. I've almost never had... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I happened to be in Ellicott City and acquaintances had recommend the Bench to me a number of times. It sits on the man drag just at the west end of the old historic main street. Parking can be a bit of a pain, street parking is the easiest but not always available. There are some off street lots as... More

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Pasadena, Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Good pub food, good selection of beer on tap, good prices. Definitely worth a visit if you're looking for typical American fare with some good tasting beer! The place has a pleasant atmosphere to it as well. It's a nice spot to enjoy with a friend or group of friends on the weekends since they often have live local bands... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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85 reviews 85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

This is a small pub on historic Main Street in Ellicott City. They have a nice selection of rotating craft beers. The alcohol content of the beers is listed on the chalkboard. The food selection is limited but tasty. They have live bands on some nights.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Friendly place for great beer. Menu for beer changes regularly and the staff is great :) food is just fine.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Went there to grab a bite..its really small, but they have local bands playing and gets pretty busy on weeknights. Food is ok, but the ambience is fun

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Frederick
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183 restaurant reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We have eaten here many years ago and I still remember the dish, a sinful, rich and creamy crab au gratin. Yum! It was packed the night we were there and last night we walked past it as part of an Ellicott City Ghost and Spirits Tour. There is a residual ghost there whom diners have reported seeing. An interesting... More

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