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Shannon's Saloon

$$$
American, Irish, Brew Pub, Pub
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9338 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042-2805
410-461-4588
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Neighborhood Restaurant

We will go here for lunch more than dinner and really like their chicken salad sandwiches and chicken soup, as well as their chili and onion soup. The burgers are also good, and we rarely have anything we don't like. The breakfasts are fine, too. It is a pretty reliable place, and if there is no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
DiBowers
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Ellicott City, MD
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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Our family has patronized Shannon's for many years. The dining experience is always positive, while the well-priced fare is fresh, contemporary and tasty. The serving staff is efficient and pleasant, but to me the bar staff rocks! and is the reason this is an Ellicott City institution.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I've always had good experience with Shannon's. It's a popular place in Ellicott City. Wait staff are friendly and attentive. Good selection of food, beer and wine. Prices are very fair for the service and quality of food.

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Ellicott City, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We will go here for lunch more than dinner and really like their chicken salad sandwiches and chicken soup, as well as their chili and onion soup. The burgers are also good, and we rarely have anything we don't like. The breakfasts are fine, too. It is a pretty reliable place, and if there is no place else we are... More 

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Emmitsburg, Md
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It's not easy finding a good restaurant of a Monday in Baltimore; wound up driving eight miles or so westward into Howard County before we landed at Shannon's. Had been there on two previous occasions-just okay. This time it was marvelous. It's moderate in its Irish décor not enough faux to overwhelm. Extraordinary server; can't praise her enough. Always enjoy... More 

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cambridge, ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Came here for dinner, we were in town for the maryland wool and sheep festival . Service was great , food was good, dessert was delicious . Had a couple steaks not cook properly so they gave free dessert :) nice family atmosphere . Very reasonably priced . Beware parking lot is small if you are in a pickup truck... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

After one bad experience, we decided to return a number of months later. We had a good experience and are likely to return again. The food was quite decent, and the service was of good quality again. Happy hour menus are a really good buy, but there are not enough seats in the bar area - the only place where... More 

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Sykesville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Not a bad menu. Nothing exciting. Service is pretty slow. Almost no one there and still 15 minutes or more to get first beverage! I have preferred sitting at bar here. Funniest thing was even after I instructed our waitress who gets what she still reversed our meal! Ah well.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

this is a great place for a nice slow meal. The food is pub style and done well a couple of unique items. Worth a visit.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

We go to Shannon's every Thursday evening. My wife goes for the pot roast and it is always very good. I vary my choice based on the specials. Tonight was baked shrimp wrapped in bacon over Cajun rice with a lemon butter sauce. Outstanding! Their shrimp salad platter is the best around. There is no better corned beef in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Having grown up in the Baltimore area, I miss the steamed crabs, crab cakes and crab soup. So, when a "local" says "try this place" for them, I usually give it a try. The offerings here were excellent! The crab cakes were almost all crab meat, little filler. The soup was classic Maryland crab soup. Definitely will return next time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9338 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042-2805
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: 410-461-4588

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 31
  • Cuisine: American, Irish, Brew Pub, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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