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Johnny's Bistro on Main

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8167 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043
410 461 8210
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Glen Burnie, Maryland, USA
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While I agree with other travelers that the service was good, and the wait staff friendly, I expect that from all restaurants that want their customers to leave remembering a good experience, and should be norm, but as for the food, there was nothing special about this place that would take it over an average rating for me and have... More 

Thank TravelingTeacherPHD
Ellicott City, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We go here for lunch once or twice a month. The sandwiches are awesome. Service is really good. Everything is fresh and well made. Stop in if you are in Old Town.

Thank soccerdadof3
Ellicott City, Maryland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't go wrong at Johnny's! We had a pizza, a wrap, chicken breast salad, and finished off with apple pie ala mode and bread pudding...which was all fresh and tasty. Will certainly make this one of our more frequented places to eat,

Thank Darrellx4
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93 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

A young lady named Tracy greeted us at the door and talked with me until the rest of my group arrived. She was also our waitress and went above and beyond. She was a GEM OF THE HIGHEST ORDER! I accidentally gave her a small tip and she smiled and graciously thanked me. When I realized my mistake and then... More 

Thank Gayle F
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

We entered the venue on a Thursday evening to an almost empty seating area. The host gave us a choice of any open table, which was nice. The server came by within a short time to offer us drinks and relay the specials. She went through the numerous specials without a hitch. When the drinks arrived we were given a... More 

Thank TommyRo
Catonsville, Maryland
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420 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

For some reason this is the only restaurant in historic Ellicott City we had never gone to over the years, but enjoyed our lunch on this 1st visit.Small inside but inviting with nice white lights hanging thru out the restaurant.They have 2 tables outside for dining also. My California Dreaming sandwich was very good, made with turkey,bacon and guacamole on... More 

Thank Mark G
Ellicott City, Maryland
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Walking down Main Street lots of shop owners recommend Johnny's Bistro as a good place to try so I stopped in with my aunt for lunch one week. We were seated right away and approached by our waitress for dinks. She brought us sample of the soup of the day which was a great little surprise and actually convinced us... More 

Thank Danielle T
Ellicott City, Maryland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

I have been here multiple times and love it each and every time. The food is fresh and fantastic and the staff are great too.

Thank Cindy D
Baltimore, MD
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Ellicott City is chock full of restaurant choices, but locals agree Johnny's is among the best. The menu is varied and inventive -- my favorite is the "It's a Wrap" - grilled Tuscan chicken, fresh mozzarella, sliced proscuitto, with arugula, roasted red peppers, herbs and garlic aioli. Comes with fries or vinegar based slaw. Pizzas are great. Also have a... More 

Thank Stogie5
Columbia, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

I ordered the California Dreaming sandwich and it was great! Prices are reasonable service was good. Will have to try it for dinner next time.

Thank Deborah C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8167 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: 410 461 8210

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?