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Trolley Stop

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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6 Oella Ave, Ellicott City, MD 21043
+1 410-465-8546
08:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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Towson, Maryland, United States
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165 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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10 reviews
9 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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40 reviews
24 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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136 reviews
94 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 64 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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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182 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch after a hike with a group of people. After hearing about the awful flooding just a few months ago I was glad to see the place apparently thriving. The lunch menu had extensive sandwich options, as well as soups and salads. I had the Trolley #9 sandwich--smoked turkey and swiss. They were generous with the ingredients... More 

Thank pmr2
Hockessin, Delaware
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

The only place that was open in EC past Saturday. Lots of rednecks amongst diners and bikers at the bar. Average food. Girl who sat us down was cheerful, the old haggard lady who served us needs a change in occupation

Thank Sanjay M
Baltimore, Maryland
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

My friends from my sister's church weren't kidding when they assured me and my sister that Trolley Stop Restaurant not only served great food but sizeable portions as well. A group of about nine of us went there one Saturday evening after Mass. The first floor was packed with patrons, so we were seated on the quieter second-floor level. Every... More 

Thank Carole G
Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Sunday night, looking for a place to feed my family. My kids are college age and I thought we should try the trolley stop. I was pleasantly surprised. Not too crowded, but by no means dead. The atmosphere was relaxed, and the food was great. Huge portions. My turkey reuben was perfect and everyone else was happy too. Prices were... More 

Thank Robert Y

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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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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
  • 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?