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The Phoenix Emporium

€€ - €€€American, ,
8049 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4616
+1 410-465-5665
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good54%
  • Average20%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab dip” (8 reviews)
“burgers” (8 reviews)
“club sandwich” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
8049 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4616
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We waited over 10 minutes after walking in and sitting down. Not one person would even look at us or greet us. The people sitting next to us even were looking for someone to grab for us, but all of the servers were just hanging...More

Thank JennScents
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

The burgers are worthwhile and we would eat here again if in area. Not top of our list but still decent burgers. The fries are cooked just right and very creamy inside although just a bit heavy on the Olde Bay seasoning for my taste....More

Thank Stubby8
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The Phoenix is at the bottom of the hill in Old Town Ellicott City, just before the bridge underpass. Parking anywhere in EC is terrible, yes terrible. Such that it keeps me away. The night I visited it was pouring down rain on a Tuesday...More

Thank SigEpGov
Reviewed 14 August 2017

After being closed due to the flood of July 2016, The Phoenix is back with the same delicious food and variety of beers as before. Definitely try the Reuben sandwich or any of their burgers although everything I've tried on the menu has been very...More

Thank Shopper21043
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Phoenix, like most of the establishments in pseudo historic Ellicott City, is okay but nothing special. the "ghost" legend attached to the place is likely to draw curious clientele. If I had a dollar for every hotel , pub and restaurant in the USA that...More

Thank bdoon
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

The Phoenix is right down the hill from us and is our regular hangout. They were wiped out in the flood, but have come back strong as ever. We miss some of the staff that did not come back, and their replacements are a bit...More

Thank Les J
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We've visited the Phoenix 3 times since it reopened following the July 2016 flood, and each trip has been different. Most recently we went on a Sunday and sat at the bar for a late lunch/early supper. We arrived around a shift change, and the...More

Thank Mitch B
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Good Casual Dining! Full Bar. Great Salads, sandwiches, and crab dip. Live bands on occasion. Private area upstairs for company functions. Friendly, capable wait staff. Haven't ventured back since flood of July 2016, but see lots of people going in.

Thank meke2017
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The Phoenix now has the distinction of having actually risen from the ashes! Being at the low end of Ellicott City's Main Street, they too the full brunt of the Great Flash Flood of '16. After a long wait, they have finally reopened with full...More

Thank renfield1969
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

The Phoenix has been a favorite for 20 years. This is our first time back since the flood and it is better than ever. Chicken fingers were the best my wife has eaten. Not from prepackaged frozen: nice, done just right and perfect! My daughters...More

Thank Budbass
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8049 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4616
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-465-5665
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