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Johnny's Bistro on Main

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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8167 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4773
410 461 8210
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

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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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

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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99 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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617 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2016

Well, we visited this restaurant for lunch 2 days before Christmas . The atmosphere was lovely and festive but the service was lacking. Our waitress did not write down any of our order. Now if you are a super experienced waitress you may be able to take orders by memory and have the food come out right. This young lady... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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 St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4773
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: 410 461 8210

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