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Leelynn's Dinning Room & Lounge

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9495 Old Annapolis Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042-6302
+1 410-715-8500
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We met a friend from DC here for lunch. The food was adequate although my burger was under cooked. The Maryland crab soup was good. The cream of crab soup was so rich that after a cup of it our friend was not able to finish his salad. It served our purpose in travelling to Ellicott City but I would... More 

Thank Wundergal
Leelynns, Manager at Leelynn's Dinning Room & Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time for the review! Sorry you didn't have an awesome experience but if you are ever back in town I hope you give us another chance. Maybe when the patio is open! More 

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441 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Looked on TripAdvisor for a nearby place we hadn't been to and that was not a chain restaurant. The restaurant was very busy when we arrived and we went to the bar to have a drink. It wasn't long before a table opened up and we were seated. I'm not certain how to describe the decor, but there isn't much... More 

Thank jaimeelsabio
Leelynns, Manager at Leelynn's Dinning Room & Lounge, responded to this review

We are so happy you decided to give us a chance! You are right, we do have a lot of regular customers. Thanks for taking the time to review us & we hope to see you back soon! More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Have never had a bad meal at Lee Lynn's. love their salads, crab cakes & fish tacos! We go back often!!!!

Thank Connierpoirier
Leelynns, Manager at Leelynn's Dinning Room & Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review!! If you like the crab cakes you should come in on Mondays for crab cake day!! More 

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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

My husband discovered this place two weeks after we moved from a different state in August of last year so we were pretty excited to try our first dining experience in the area! Simply put, the waitress never checked on us and never came back after she served the appetizer which was totally unusual. We came early for dinner and... More 

Thank KG-Wili
Leelynns, Manager at Leelynn's Dinning Room & Lounge, responded to this review

I'm so sorry to hear that you didn't have a good experience. That usually isn't the norm for us. If you do give us another chance, Monday is crab cake day, such a good deal! Thanks for taking the time to review us! More 

Ellicott City, Maryland
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The bar/lounge is an excellent spot for lunch or Happy Hour. All the food is excellent, drinks are 50% off during Happy Hour and their crabcake is the best you will find in the Columbia/ Ellicott City area. During the summer you can dine outside as well.

Thank Twicavey
Leelynns, Manager at Leelynn's Dinning Room & Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review!! Since you like our crab cakes so much I hope you take advantage of crab cake day on Mondays! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I love this place as it has both a bar area which is informal and a restaurant area as well which is casual. The crab cakes are "the bomb". Probably the best Maryland crab cakes I have ever had given the fact that they are made out of lump crab meet and no or minimal filler. The crab cakes are... More 

Thank Hangry50
Leelynns, Manager at Leelynn's Dinning Room & Lounge, responded to this review

It makes us happy to hear when someone enjoys our place so much! If you like our crab cakes you should give our cream of crab a try too. It's another one of our most popular dishes! Thanks for the great review!! More 

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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Two of my friends and I went to Lee Lynn's the Wednesday before Thanksgiving for dinner and we were not disappointed. We started at the bar while we waited about 5 minutes for a table to open up and the wine selection was good and the bar tender made a good recommendation for us. When we got out seat, the... More 

Thank ThemacMd
Leelynns, Manager at Leelynn's Dinning Room & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review!! We are so happy you've enjoyed our place multiple times. We unfortunately don't have brunch anymore but have many other items to choose from! The mac & cheese is definitely a popular choice amount kids & adults :) More 

tampa florida
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Lee Lynn's has long been known for its spectacular crabcakes. You won't be disappointed I'm sure. There are other food is very good also. You might enjoy the bar atmosphere as well.

Thank manusod
Leelynns, Manager at Leelynn's Dinning Room & Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Crab cakes are definitely one of our most popular items. Monday is crab cake day, which is a great deal! More 

Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

If you want to just chill with friends after work, go! There's indoor and outdoor on nice weather days. Staff is very friendly! One thing I'm sad about is the Calamari is plain and not like it used to come. Bring it back! Still, food is good, atmosphere is casual, won't break the bank and if you bring good company... More 

Thank MJ M
Management response:

Thanks for the great review! I'm sorry you don't like the romesco sauce that comes with the calamari. We do still have the sweet chili drizzle, you can always ask your server for it the next time you come in & order the calamari! More 

Ellicott City, Maryland
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We have lived in EC for many years and had a bad dinner here a long time ago but thought we would give it another chance based on the reviews. The waitress was very nice but the food was barely average. The shrimp and grits had shrimp that were right out of a frozen bag and the grits were a... More 

Thank bankman2015
Management response:

Sorry to hear you had such a bad experience. It really surprises me that you didn't like our soup. It's one of our most popular items! We actually don't bring in frozen food. I'm sorry the shrimp & grits weren't to your liking. I'm not sure what to say about the soda issue. We have free refills. Thanks for giving... 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
US$15 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9495 Old Annapolis Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042-6302
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-715-8500

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