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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
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11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Columbia, United States
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 less friendly and efficient, but the food is fantastic. The chef belongs in a much... More 

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Thank Les J
Ellicott City, Maryland
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 bartender who took over shortly after we put in our food order was inattentive--we had... More 

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Thank Mitch B
Ellicott City, Maryland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank meke2017
Baltimore
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359 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
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 service. It's a fairly tight space, with a dining room with many tables separated from... More 

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Thank renfield1969
Baltimore, Maryland
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 Club was piled high with roast beef, bacon.. she rated it a top 10 ever... More 

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Thank Budbass
Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

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1 Thank rhonda m
Columbia, United States
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Les J
Barto, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 

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1 Thank mbhpf
WINCHESTER
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

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Thank JANEEN N
Eldersburg, Maryland
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159 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?