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The Rumor Mill - CLOSED

8069 Tiber Alley, Ellicott City, MD 21043
+1 410-461-0041
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average2%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“tapas” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8069 Tiber Alley, Ellicott City, MD 21043
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21 - 30 of 87 reviews

Reviewed November 28, 2015

What I like the most off the Rumor's mill is their infused drinks. They infuse vodka, gin, bourbon with anything from jalapeño to marshmallow. It is impossible not to find s drink you may enjoy. They offer small plates; the most memorable is the Kobe...More

Thank Nat_is_gone
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Consistently high quality food with unique flavors. Everything is prepared and presented like a work of art. Save room for the house made ice cream.

Thank Lovetotravelarc
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Each time I go to Rumor Mill I introduce another friend to this hidden gem. The small plates are consistently filled with tasty morsels of seasonal food as well as favorites. I am not a vegetable eater but I really enjoy their brussel sprouts. Calamari...More

Thank GrandeMere
Reviewed October 14, 2015

I went there for the first time recently after hearing about it for years. I enjoyed it so much we are going back with our girls group to join the "vodka club" this month:) Great tapas menu and many drink choices. The "can" wine was...More

1  Thank Marylandtraveller07
Reviewed October 8, 2015

Frankly, I didn't have preconceived notions about this restaurant, but please let's do start the rumor. This is a fantastic exploration of taste for both the cuisine and the drink options. Egg custard infused vodka, really? Amazing! A white Rhone blend, Vinho Verde, Garnacha, Languedoc...More

1  Thank Carl D
Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Cute little place tucked in an alley, with great menu options. Our server was on point, and we enjoyed everything we ordered. The crab dumplings, Oysters Rockefeller, and especially the Brussels Sprouts are all winners. You must order the Brussel Sprouts. It would be nice...More

1  Thank Sheryl B
Reviewed September 29, 2015

I have been to the Rumor Mill a number of times and have NEVER had a bad meal - the menu changes to fit the season and the offerings are always exceptionally creative and tasty! We took some out of town friends there on friday...More

1  Thank K R
Reviewed September 20, 2015

We went last night with 2 friends who had been there before and had recommended it highly. Loved the Ellicott City vibe, but wasn't sure what to expect food-wise. The list of vodka infusions looked ambitious, but after the first one (horchata) it was clear...More

1  Thank Daniel S
Reviewed September 9, 2015

I can honestly say that we had one of the best meals in a long time tonight at The Rumor Mill. I'm almost embarrassed that we've lived within a mile for over a year and tonight was our first dining experience there. No worries, we'll...More

1  Thank shannonalyce
Reviewed August 24, 2015

I'd say our experience overall was positive. We got the tempura asparagus (very good), jalapeno poppers (very good, not too spicy but good jalapeno flavor), duck (very good), pork belly (so good!), and unfortunately the crab dumplings - which did not say they were fried...More

1  Thank Kristen P
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$10 - $25
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8069 Tiber Alley, Ellicott City, MD 21043
    (Main St)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-461-0041
  • E-mail
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