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Johnny's Bistro on Main

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8167 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043
+1 410-461-8210
11:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place, but still fixing flood damage. It had good pizza and some decent fish and salads. The local liked it, Badly damaged by flood,

Thank akdave
Ellicott City, Maryland
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Unfortunately this steadfast restaurant located on Main Street in Ellicott City that served delicious sandwiches, soups, etc. has decided not to re-open after the devastating flood on July 30th. They were hoping to bounce back but circumstances have prevented these plans. Johnny's will definitely be missed.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We go here for lunch once or twice a month. The sandwiches are awesome. Service is really good. Everything is fresh and well made. Stop in if you are in Old Town.

Thank soccerdadof3
Ellicott City, Maryland
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

You can't go wrong at Johnny's! We had a pizza, a wrap, chicken breast salad, and finished off with apple pie ala mode and bread pudding...which was all fresh and tasty. Will certainly make this one of our more frequented places to eat,

Thank Darrellx4
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100 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

A young lady named Tracy greeted us at the door and talked with me until the rest of my group arrived. She was also our waitress and went above and beyond. She was a GEM OF THE HIGHEST ORDER! I accidentally gave her a small tip and she smiled and graciously thanked me. When I realized my mistake and then... More 

Thank Gayle F
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

We entered the venue on a Thursday evening to an almost empty seating area. The host gave us a choice of any open table, which was nice. The server came by within a short time to offer us drinks and relay the specials. She went through the numerous specials without a hitch. When the drinks arrived we were given a... More 

Thank TommyRo
Catonsville, Maryland
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682 reviews
373 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

For some reason this is the only restaurant in historic Ellicott City we had never gone to over the years, but enjoyed our lunch on this 1st visit.Small inside but inviting with nice white lights hanging thru out the restaurant.They have 2 tables outside for dining also. My California Dreaming sandwich was very good, made with turkey,bacon and guacamole on... More 

Thank Mark G
Ellicott City, Maryland
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Walking down Main Street lots of shop owners recommend Johnny's Bistro as a good place to try so I stopped in with my aunt for lunch one week. We were seated right away and approached by our waitress for dinks. She brought us sample of the soup of the day which was a great little surprise and actually convinced us... More 

Thank Danielle T
Ellicott City, Maryland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

I have been here multiple times and love it each and every time. The food is fresh and fantastic and the staff are great too.

Thank Cindy D
Baltimore, MD
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Ellicott City is chock full of restaurant choices, but locals agree Johnny's is among the best. The menu is varied and inventive -- my favorite is the "It's a Wrap" - grilled Tuscan chicken, fresh mozzarella, sliced proscuitto, with arugula, roasted red peppers, herbs and garlic aioli. Comes with fries or vinegar based slaw. Pizzas are great. Also have a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8167 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-461-8210

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