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The White Oak Tavern

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10030 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042-3695
+1 410-680-8974
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good32%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (25 reviews)
“burger” (52 reviews)
“brisket hash” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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10030 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042-3695
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Met family here, and they’re members of the “mug club.” Plenty of beer offerings, and decent pub food. Calamari appetizer was a little small for the price (particularly for frozen calamari), and the pork cutlet entree was a thick piece of pork but drowned in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 168jamesk
Clare F, Owner at The White Oak Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Hi James, Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. I can guarantee our calamari is not frozen, it comes in whole and is processed entirely in house. We don't even have a walk in freezer! I hope this clears some things up...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018

I went here for dinner with my husband on a Friday night. We made reservations prior and arrived a bit early, but had no trouble being seated upon arrival. They have an extensive alcohol menu with a wide variety of regional beer. I stuck with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank The_Wanderer1992
Reviewed 8 October 2018

My husband and I visit the White Oak Tavern frequently. We really like their commitment to fresh, seasonal ingredients and the fact that the chef likes to play with the food. Yes, the burger is outstanding but we always try to enjoy the creations that...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank lizellicottcity
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Went here with a few friends. It is in a strip mall and we were excited to listen to a band familiar to us all. The staff was nice but unattentive to many of the patrons. Nevertheless we did get a bar keep to wait...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Macplacid
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Hubby and I found this place as a result of a Dealhere.com coupon (thank goodness for deal and coupon sites because great restaurants like this might never be brought to our attention otherwise). We came in for a late Sunday lunch a couple of weeks...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Kim B
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

It was our first time to White Oak and surprisingly we easily got a table shortly after 6 on a Friday evening. The drinks were good and the fried pretzel appetizer was different but yummy. We both ordered burgers and they were flavorful and cooked...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Thepuzzler74
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

I love some of the dishes I've had here, but I hate coming back to find them gone just a few weeks later. I'm not really into a constantly changing menu, especially when brunch only offers a handful of options anyway. Would recommend keeping some...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank sarahkuz
Clare F, Owner at The White Oak Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Hi Sarah Thank you for dining at White Oak Tavern. Since our concept is Farm-to-table we change our menu four times a year along with the seasons. It allows us to use the freshest ingredients possible. We do however keep the popular dishes on the...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Always a great time at The White Oak. 30 craft beers, lots of tvs. The white oak burger is award winning and definitely order the pastrami egg roll if it’s on the menu.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Ralph L
Reviewed 16 June 2018

The outdoor seating is enjoyable but the chiipotle cheese steak had a small amount of beef. I also ordered a glass a prosecco that had very few bubbles in it, it was mostly flat even though it was in a small bottle.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank henryandrob
Reviewed 27 May 2018

The last time we were at this location it was called Jilly's, probably 15 years ago. We went for happy hour and had some Cigar City Florida Cracker and Southern Tier Lemon Drop that were both very good. The beer selection is pretty good, but...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Mark G
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they use an outside deck for private parties, call to arrange
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10030 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042-3695
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-680-8974
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