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Judge's Bench

8385 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4605
+1 410-465-3497
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good50%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
4 Nov 2018
“Whiskey Lovers Paradise”
15 Apr 2018
“Hanging with friends”
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American, Bar, Pub
8385 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4605
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

We had a fun evening here. Over 300 Whiskeys to choose from and plenty of friendly locals who were willing to share their knowledge. Staff was friendly, if over worked. Vegan food options as well as meat offerings. I love that they give everyone water...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank HeatherG773
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We have never been treated worse in a restaurant (thought another Maryland restaurant already did). We want to support Ellicott City and will continue to, while we are here. We are sorry to the bartender, who appeared scared of the owner. My goodness, we sat...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Samantha T
Reviewed 16 April 2018

The JB is right on Main Street of Historic Ellicott City. It has a narrow seating area and a bar. The atmosphere is layback and the staff is great. The food is really good. TRY the GRILLED RUEBEN!!! Mouth watering.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Mickey751
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Great place to enjoy in the Historic District of Ellicott City, MD. It dosn'e get any better than this.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Timothy S
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

The beer on tap was pricy but quite good. It was really nice they had quite a few vegan options. I am only giving 3 stars because it was clear that the food was the same stuff you might get at Costco but heated up....More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Julia S
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The Judge's Bench has been an Ellicott City staple for decades. A small venue with low ceilings and dark wood, its got a cozy feel. The menu is limited (I had been hoping for a salad), but the Chicken Finger Wrap I had was delicious....More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank ChambordRose
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Came here to celebrate being finished taking the bar exam. I wanted to see old Ellicott City - this place is right in the town proper at the beginning of the main street through the center of town. Clearly the locals gather here - seemed...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Chloe C
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Our table is near the entrance from the left facing the mounted TV and it's just enough to hear some people talking at the bar. Tried their burger and fries for lunch while watching a game. The staff doesn't look very engaging. When my husband...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank KG-Wili
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This place has music on certain nights , nice atmosphere , good eats and very laid back good service .

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank jimhalethorpe
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

While looking for a place to have lunch in Ellicott City, we were recommended The Judge's Bench. The menu was small but had some good appetizers listed. We ordered several items from the appetizers first. The soft pretzel and quesidilla were both tasty. We especially...More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8385 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4605
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-465-3497
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