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“Wonderful find.”

The Phoenix Emporium
Ranked #19 of 169 Restaurants in Ellicott City
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed July 21, 2012

For a small local bar this place was great. Great pub food. Not a bad selection of imported and domestic micro brews. I had a bowl of chili and fish and chips. Wife had cream of crab and shrimp salad sandwich. Staff was very friendly.

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Reviewed June 28, 2012

We have eaten here several times and the food is always good, the drink and beer selection is excellent, the atmosphere is casual yet not too loud, service is always very attentive, all around a great place that is reliable. Reasonable prices. Located in the heart of historic Ellicott City. One of the better places to eat in the town. Monday night is "industry night."

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Reviewed May 4, 2012

Seeing the place from the outside doesn't do it justice at all! Neither did the first impression when we came inside. We were all but ignored at first and almost left, but after asking to see the lunch menu we were impressed enough with the options to stay and give it a try. After the first 4 beer sorts ordered were all "out" we almost gave up again - but persevered and came up with some "in stock" options. It was a Monday and a slow day in Ellicott City after a busy weekend..... Our meals were fantastic and reasonably priced. Good that we stayed to find out. Wish the service and atmosphere was more inviting. Business must be fine, 'cause they really aren't trying to improve it!

Thank JeanieV
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Reviewed March 10, 2012

Phoenix has great bar specials. Their daily happy hour goes until 8:00 which is nice and later than most other places. They also have really good weekday specials after 9:00. You have to sit at the bar to get them--which is a little small and we often find ourselves standing but still have a great time! The food is good--the crab dip, Chesapeake wings, buffalo shrimp, and baked brie are all really good. Great place for people who like to try new beer...they have tons of different bottled beer and if you try each one off their list you get your name on the wall.

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Reviewed November 18, 2011

I make it a point to go to the Phoenix whenever I'm in Ellicott City, been going for years. The beer selection, although only in bottles, is vast. The bar food is pretty good and the bar staff are friendly and knowledgable about the huge variety of beer. The people and locals that go there are great to talk to, a nice hangout. I recommend stopping by.

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Thank misterduffy
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