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Ethel's Creole Kitchen

#140 of 1,634 Restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence
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Mt. Washington
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1615 Sulgrave Ave, Baltimore, MD 21209-3617
+1 410-664-2971
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Parkville, Maryland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

My wife and I just had another great lunch at Ethel's. We both had the Seafood Gumbo, which was delicious. I have also tried their Jambalaya on a previous visit, which was also amazingly good. Jeff (one of the owners) is very warm and welcoming. The chefs prepare wonderful food and all the other employees are great, too. We have... More 

2 Thank Wesley F
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing as was the service. The prices were great as were the portion sizes. They have inside and putside seating. Make it a must stop in your travels.

3 Thank Lisa M
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233 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Wonderful meal! From the crab cakes to the divine oysters, to the ribs and the shrimp creole the meal was delightful. We had the crab dip to start and every taste from there was better than the last. We shared everything so we could savor every bite. The drinks were unusual and a perfect start to the evening. Try the... More 

6 Thank tkasper3
Baltimore, Maryland
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We visited Ethel's for our anniversary and we were not disappointed. It is a casual place in downtown Mount Washington. I specifically wanted something that was not the usual fare and this was perfect. First I have to complain about the bread. It was so warm and delicious that I ate way more than I should have and just destroyed... More 

7 Thank maitmows
Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is the most excellent of food. Well-crafted with love and creative. Try basically anything on the menu. However, jambalaya and gumbo are the specialties. Include the best of attentive service and you get a great date night.

5 Thank Brian C
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Wonderful ribs and seasonal menu. Not sure where Ramone went, but still a very good restaurant! everything here is very tasty!

5 Thank Kristen L
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121 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Four of us enjoyed Jambalaya (sausage and shrimp), moms crab cakes, and soft shell crab. Wine was reasonable priced (Folanari Pinot Grigio) and the lemon dessert was delicious. We will be back

6 Thank DavidSta
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Fun place, awesome service, friendly staff and authentic food. I know, I love NOLA!! The portions are generous, the jambalaya is spicey and moist and the sausage is delicious. Huge shrimp!

6 Thank lynn123472
Miami, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Great, not just good, service over the top; atmosphere of a true NOLA cafe, at a reasonable price. How do you beat that? Pecan-Apple salad was uniquely flavorful and crisp. Shrimp Andouille sausage jambalaya...literally beyond my description, but let's try. Perfect spicy, more and larger shrimp than a scampi dinner, and sausage crisp yet moist. I know!! But my favorite,... More 

7 Thank Alan R
Baltimore, Maryland
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601 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Located in Mt. Washington, this is a go to venue for good southern cooking. The gumbo and jambalaya are first rate. Try the seafood or chicken with andouille. The ribs are also a winner.

6 Thank Richard J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
American, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1615 Sulgrave Ave, Baltimore, MD 21209-3617
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Mt. Washington
  • Neighbourhood: Mt. Washington
  • Phone Number: +1 410-664-2971
We serve an innovative mix of Cajun / Creole cuisine and local Maryland fare that utilizes both Chesapeake Bay and New Orleans flavors. From sweet corn to blue crabs, rockfish, shrimp, crawdads and more, the delights of these two regions abound and the heritage of preparing the local fare runs deep in the culture of both regions. Just as summer in Baltimore would not be complete without a crab cake or picnic of steamed crabs smothered in Old Bay, neither would any trip to New Orleans be complete without a sampling of Gumbo, Jambalaya, or a Po'Boy. We have dubbed our food Maryland Creole Cuisine. Items such as Crab and Shrimp Gumbo, Blackened Rockfish, and Pan Fried Oysters with Remoulade are just a few samplings of how wonderfully the flavors of Maryland and Louisiana blend.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?