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8385 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4605
410-465-3497
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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night

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    Very good
  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Libations!

Just stopped here for drinks. Sat at the bar. The bartender was the only one working, yet she was still very friendly, nice and provided great service! We met some nice people also sitting at the bar & had a great time!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
ddallas1969
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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Just stopped here for drinks. Sat at the bar. The bartender was the only one working, yet she was still very friendly, nice and provided great service! We met some nice people also sitting at the bar & had a great time!

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Brewster, New York
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Let me preface by saying that I have no problem with dive bars. When I got there for the "jazz jam session" there was no place to sit. Mind you there were plenty of seats, but the way the tables & chairs were in disarray, it was nearly impossible. Had I been the owner, I would have made room so... More 

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Glen Burnie, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Great craft beer selection and a nice place to see a band. We didn't try the food. Place was packed, but the service was good.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went to this place after dinner at another local spot. Great atmosphere, live music, good libations, fun stuff.

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Ellicott City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Opens after work. One of the best selections of ale in Ellicott City. Food selection is reasonable to me, but not to the woman with whom I am madly in love. Bartender is often seriously overworked.

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Maryland!
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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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52 reviews
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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8385 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4605
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: 410-465-3497
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
2:00 pm - 2:00 am

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