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Trolley Stop

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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6 Oella Ave, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4705
+1 410-465-8546
08:00 - 22:30
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Pittsford, New York
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife & I taking our daughter, her husband and our two grandchildren (age 2 & 4) out to dinner. This place was packed - mostly locals - small bar area. Wait was only about 15 minutes. Wow - great friendly service - attention to detail - BUT - a little too fast: if you ordered soup, salad and your... More 

Thank Patrick M
Baltimore, Maryland
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place that is a favorite of locals. I love to go to for breakfast. They fix my eggs, hashbrowns and toast just right. Their pancakes are great. If you order bacon, there is enough to share with another person and still pig out. At lunch time, I like their club sandwich and their crinkled French fries are... More 

Thank akdave
Ellicott City, Maryland
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Trolley Stop is a well known and loved restaurant located at the entrance to historic Ellicott City; the building dates back to 1833. There is a small parking lot in front and a larger one less than 1/2 block away. The food here is delicious and abundant. If you leave hungry it's your own fault. During the week the... More 

Thank Shopper21043
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After two and half years out of the area I moved back to Ellicott City recently and visited one of our favorite local bars in Historic Oella just beside the Patapsco River. The food here is down home , fresh , large portions and delicious and oh by the way great value for the portion sizes. The staff are funny... More 

Thank H4066YJkenm
Towson, Maryland, United States
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168 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

The Trolley Stop is located within walking distance of the main street in Historic Ellicott City. We stopped in for lunch in between shopping. The restaurant is in a old tavern which I thought would be cool, but kind of ended up-just looking old. The staff were nice, but most of the customers are locals-nice, but I almost felt like... More 

Thank Julie S
Baltimore, Maryland
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is like a diner in a fabulous historic building. It has a strong group of regulars for the bar and restaurant, but also is a great place for tourists to stop in. The food is good, the pictures and decorations are a trip into history. This isn't a pretentious place, it's a "Welcome to Ellicott City and it's... More 

Thank DAW59
Ellicott City, Maryland
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I had never eaten here and am always delighted to try a new place for a meal. The food came quickly and was very good. My breakfast sandwich had so much bacon it was overflowing! My friend asked if J would come back and we agreed we'd like to try their lunch menu. I would go back for breakfast if... More 

Thank Twicavey
Ellicott City, Maryland
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Located right near the Trolley Trail, the fun restaurant is back after the floods in full force. We were there New Year's Eve day for lunch - 4 adults and 2 young children. The place was packed (we had thought ahead and made a reservation) but they were moving satisfied folks in and out at a remarkable pace. We had... More 

Thank meh911
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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140 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This restaurant is housed in a a very old building, that had to be restored due to flooding. They did a good job of making it seem antique, using old bricks and beams. We were there at 12, and got the breakfast menu. Food was good...I really liked my blueberry pancakes, and son liked the egg sandwich, while my husband... More 

Thank mbabe58
Columbia, MD
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348 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

A friend and I had breakfast here before walking a stretch of the Trolley Trail. I had the Greek Omelet and my friend had the Wisconsin Omelet. The food was fabulous however the coffee was less than adequate. To the Manager : Please spend a little extra and buy a better grade of coffee.

Thank LordThomMohr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Oella Ave, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4705
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-465-8546

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?