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The Phoenix Emporium

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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8049 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4616
+1 410-465-5665
11:30 - 02:00
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357 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 service. It's a fairly tight space, with a dining room with many tables separated from... More 

Thank renfield1969
Baltimore, Maryland
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 Club was piled high with roast beef, bacon.. she rated it a top 10 ever... More 

Thank Budbass
Baltimore, Maryland
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Great little place with good food! We were regulars before the flood closed the place and we can't wait for it to reopen...and are hopeful that it will. Can't wait to see what changes there will be.

1 Thank rhonda m
Columbia, United States
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Before the tragic flood, this was our go-to place in Ellicott City. We live just up the hill, so the Phoenix was just a few minute drive away. OK, the place can seem a bit run-down at first, but don't lit that "atmosphere" fool you. The chef is top-notch. His menu items range from the deliciously simple burgers, to salads... More 

Thank Les J
Barto, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We were told to try this restaurant out by a local and we wanted to explore Old Ellicott City. We were able to get seated right away. the food was good, the waitress was very nice, but the place was very noisey. I thought it would be good to mention in case anyone wanted a quiet restaurant. My only true... More 

1 Thank mbhpf
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

They offered a soup sampler with 2 soups $5.95 a bit pricey but it was worth every slurp!! The creamy Maryland crab soup was the absolute best I ever tasted.

Eldersburg, Maryland
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151 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Came here for lunch with my husband one day and it was not appealing to me at all. Food was okay but nothing special.

Thank Maggie1875
Towson, Maryland
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

My friend and I decided to venture to Ellicott City for lunch. The first restaurant we came to was The Phoenix. We were on the early side of the lunch hour so the restaurant was almost empty. The menu consisted of so many tasty-sounding options, it was hard to choose. Our waitress was attentive, yet giving us the needed time... More 

Thank Pat P
Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

I love this place. They have some great pub food and great prices on drinks! They have happy hour everyday from 4-7 I believe and on Wednesdays after 9pm it's $1 domestic beers! Can't beat that. I personally love the buffalo chicken wrap and the burgers. Be careful though you have to love spicy food because the buffalo chicken wrap... More 

Thank John T
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

I stopped into the Phoenix Emporium this afternoon for a burger and a beer. I was amazed at the selection of the beers. It was also interesting to learn about their 99 beer challenge. Drink one of each of their different beers, thankfully you can do this over an extended period, and you will receive your name on a plaque... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?