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Cacao Lane Restaurant

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8066 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4617
+1 410-461-1378
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I went to Cacao Lane with my boyfriend and we both loved it. We had an amazing waiter, who explained the menu very extensively to us, as this was our first time dining here. He also told us about his travels across the world and related it back to the food being served in the restaurant - it was very... More 

Thank luckylibra7
Park City, Utah
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Stroll by the restaurant frequently, and then saw Deck Bar Open. After climbing up four flights, found the deck bar. Watched the lighting fill the sky and enjoyed an adult beverage (or two). Friendly crowd.

Thank bbpark336
Clarksville, Maryland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We went there to celebrate a birthday with family, and were disappointed to learn the outdoor patio was only open on Friday and Saturday. We decided to stay for dinner anyway, which ended up being a terrible choice. We ordered a variety of appetizers and barely ate a bite from each one because they were so awful (and I never... More 

3 Thank erinholly47
Ellicott City, Maryland
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228 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed dinner last night on the rooftop deck. Both of us ordered burgers which were good, served with fries. Our smiling friendly waitress provided very good service. We did not go up to the rooftop bar during our visit, but could see that it is popular with locals. Perhaps another time. I will add that those upper decks could... More 

Thank William J
Catonsville, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We had been to one place on Saturday and it was 40 minute wait. So we went here. Hmm no one on the bar. We went to the restaurant only 3 tables occupied. That should have sent red flags. The menu was not the same as on line. Husband ordered French onion soup, big croutons. Very big otherwise good. Husband... More 

1 Thank STP_Catonsville
Nottingham, Maryland
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231 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

We always have enjoyed coming here for a meal. You will not be unhappy with the food here. They have a good variety of foods too.

Thank rddiggins
Eldersburg, Maryland
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143 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Very good food and nice atmosphere...one of my favorite lunch spots in Ellicott City. The last time we were here they had Quiche on the menu and it was so good. All four of us had it for lunch!

Thank Maggie1875
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

The exterior might suggest an upscale meal, but each visit leaves more lacking in quality and service. The wine is no longer poured at the table, and the menu on line is succinctly outdated. I was planning to order a Delmonico (coffee & peppercorn encrusted w/ a brandy cream sauce), but was advised it no longer was being served. Looking... More 

Thank Gary L
Catonsville, Maryland
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662 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Cacao Lane is one of our favorite stops, often coming to their great happy hour with 1/2 off sandwiches and reduced drink prices.The atmosphere in this 1840 structure is 2nd to none and It is especially appealing around the Christmas holidays almost having a Charles Dickens era feel. The happy hour selection is well rounded with the left coast burger... More 

Thank Mark G
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

We live close by so we are here often. It is a solid place to catch a quick bite and drink. Some nights are better than others with service and good quality. Never horrible though

Thank Fiestypiranha

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8066 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4617
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-461-1378

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