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Judge's Bench

8385 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4605
+1 410-465-3497
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good51%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“burger” (9 reviews)
“on tap” (7 reviews)
“vegan options” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
8385 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4605
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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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Thank KG-Wili
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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

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

Thank Gayleetro
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Great rotating beer selection. There is always something new to try. Place is small and cozy. I go as often as I can.

Thank msenate
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Great Beer Selection. Their Wiskey selection has over 200. We did not have time to eat so unfortunately I can't say any thing about the food. Great Pub.

Thank GTOGirl1967
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, 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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