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Shanty Grille - CLOSED

3410 Plum Street, Ellicott City, MD
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  • Excellent8%
  • Very good22%
  • Average32%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible19%
19 Feb 2015
18 Feb 2015
“Gone Forever”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
3410 Plum Street, Ellicott City, MD
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1 - 10 of 67 reviews

Reviewed 19 February 2015

This place has been closed since 1/1/2015. It was much better when it was the Crab Shanty, but they tried to make it less special and removed its cache.

Thank 3431gobikebob
Reviewed 19 February 2015

The Shanty Grille was a mainstay in Ellicott City for more than 30 years. It closed for good at the end of December 2014.

Thank renard78
Reviewed 16 February 2015

I was never a fan of the crab shanty and changing their name to the shanty grill really didn't make much of a differance. Well it not important any longer. The place closed at the end of 2014.

Thank GV27OCMD
Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

We so wanted some seafood. We walked in and the hostess had to check if they was open. Hmmm. It sounded like people was in the dinning room. Only after we came in the manager had a long story for her why we couldn't be...More

Thank ASkong
Reviewed 31 December 2014

First it was the Crab Shanty. Then it became the Shanty Grille. And after December 31, 2014 it will be no more. This restaurant was a local favorite and the food was basically good. I even liked the new menu which others were not fond...More

1  Thank MJ2E
Reviewed 11 December 2014

My first and last visit to the Shanty Grille was December 7th 2014. Service was slow, portions were small and prices were high. Imperial crab cost was $35 and was half the size of every other restaurat I have purchased it at before! Food was...More

Thank TM12345
Reviewed 7 December 2014

We made one last trip to Shanty Grill before it closes New Year's Eve. The sleigh is still there but they did not hve the Christms Train running. I sis not see a track for it. It isn't the same: bread costs $2, no rolls...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 3 December 2014

This restaurant was known as The Crab Shanty for many years, during which it was a big local favorite. It was always fun to take company to. But, when the name changed, the menu and food changed with it, and it has never been as...More

Thank DiBowers
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Was at this restaurant with friends months ago. What a disappointment. It has changed considerably in it's quality - perhaps that comes with it's name change as well. Had to order everything by the menu - asked the waiter if I could have a slice...More

Thank Anniemc2
Reviewed 7 November 2014

I had sautéed spaghetti squash with spicy marinara was excellent. Was impressed with the nice selection of music at an audible but not in your face level. Staff was professional, attentive and knowledgeable of menu.

Thank RoadWarrior47
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3410 Plum Street, Ellicott City, MD
    (Baltimore Nat'l Pike)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: 410-465-9660
410-465-9660; formerly called The Crab Shanty
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