Food Plenty

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$30 and under
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American
Our menu features a modern twist on traditional comfort food. All made from scratch using high quality, locally-sourced ingredients. We, at Food Plenty, are proud of our farm heritage and are dedicated to promoting the farming community. So as often as we can, we use ingredients from farms, just like our very own farm in Ellicott City, Manor Hill. We are open Tues-Sun for lunch and dinner. We serve brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

You can also visit our dog-friendly Expanded Patio. Featuring our Half Price Happy Hour every Tues-Fri 4-7PM! Don't have time to dine-in? Curbside Service is available at foodplenty.com/curbside.
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4.3
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4.3
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SB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

First disappointing meal here, fried oyster Caesar salad with colorless romaine lettuce, bland croutons, not-fresh Parmesan cheese and just. few fried oysters tossed on top. Others in our party enjoyed their meal so will try again.

T
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Decent enough for a good beer and some “comfort” food, although the atmosphere is surprisingly cold. We were seated near a bathroom door that clattered and banged every time someone went in or out. Our salad and entree came at the same time. Not the end of the world, but I expected a little bit more for the investment. Our second visit in two years and I don’t expect to come more often than that - only when our usual faves start to get boring.

MG
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and the staff are fabulous, friendly and helpful.

ED
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We want to love this place. But it seems that every time we are there, something is just not right. Very loud chairs on tile floors in the big back room (and staff totally oblivious when they are dragging tables and chairs around to reconfigure. Heck, extremely loud with customers moving chairs in and out!) Menu is not very friendly for those with food sensitivities. This time, after stating I have food sensitivities, I ordered my burger and fries without the bun and without cheese. My meal came without fries and with cheese. They were very apologetic and fixed it, but I sat while the rest of my party ate their meal. And when my meal did come, the burger was undercooked. Now, management and server were VERY good about it, but I'm just saying..... just another thing that makes it hard to love this place. We will keep going bac because of proximity, and will just keep hoping.

h
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We have eaten at Food Plenty several times and have always enjoyed our meals. New Year's Eve was not as good. My husband had the lamb stew starter which was tasty (and a little spicy hot). I had the tomato soup which was a generous serving but was spicy hot and since I do not like spicy hot foods, I could not finish it. (I have never tasted tomato soup that was spicy.) I was looking forward to my lamb sheperd's pie (since my husband's lamb stew was tasty), but the lamb mixture was was bland. (I was glad that it was not spicy, however, it seemed to have no seasoning at all. The mashed potatoes on top were good. I probably will try Food Plenty again, and hope that it will be better.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time eating there since it had gotten a mediocre reputation when it first opened, but my party thought the food was excellent. I'll go back.

F
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

A frittata was ordered, and it was requested as cooked through, but it was not. It was returned and after a delay, a second smaller frittata was served which was OK, but both were missing items mentioned in the menu - vegetables.

One member in our party of four ordered the breakfast brunch - pancakes, eggs, sausages, etc. One sausage was burnt to a crisp. The pancakes were dry and uninteresting.

The other two orders were good to very good.

BM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I have been to Food Plenty many times in the past, but none in the past year. I always order the Grilled Cheese BLT each time I go there. I was excited to have it but was disappointed. The sandwich included too many bacons and less cheese. The bread was a bit too toasty. It was hard to bite with so many bacons.

That sandwich that I had is not kid friendly meal, but in the past,, it was the perfect sandwich for the kids. So soft with melting cheese. Also, the tomato soups was so spicy!!! Too too spicy !!! It appears that there is a new chef or other people complaining about not enough bacon ??

It was a disappointing outcome and I don’t think I will order that sandwich again the next time I go back there.

SM
Baltimore
45 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We sat at the bar and had a lovely evening. The bartenders, Shay and Jason were attentive and took great care of us. We shared the beet salad which was excellent. Fresh and great flavors. My pork sliders were sooo good. They came with great fries. My husband’s lamb sheperds pie was bland. We had a fun evening

e
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The location and ambiance were great. It was a very slow night so the restaurant was quiet, but we had to wait a surprisingly long time for someone to seat us. A host never appeared--we eventually went to the bar and got someone to seat us. After that the service was excellent. The food left something to be desired. The fries came out tepid, the pimento cheese grits were bland, and the lobster salad was not particularly good and served on some weak buns I could've gotten at Food Lion. We'll go back, but will be more judicious about what we order.

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Burger was good but not great. The fries and short rib grilled cheese were greasy. Seemed like the oil they used may not be hot enough.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We’ve always appreciated Manor Hill and Victorias, so we wanted to try out Food Plenty. We tried it once, with a few friends, the experience was not the best so this time, we wanted to try it ourselves. We planned a date night, hoping to have the great experience, like the other restaurants but unfortunately, we had a really bad experience in almost every way, with exception of the hostess and manager who greeted us. My wife ordered a “blackened chicken” pasta dish and tomato cream bisque. I ordered the short rib and a salad. We split an additional appetizer. So let’s go straight into it;
1) After our appetizer, the rest of the food came to us the wrong way. Everything came at once, even though we asked our server to bring it in a particular order.
2) My wife’s food was cold.
3) The tomato bisque didn’t come with a spoon and the cream was coagulated.
4) The “blackened chicken” pasta dish did not have blackened chicken. It was the sauce that was blackened or something.
5) My wife mentioned that the pasta was not only cold but the dish was also bland.
6) She took three bites TOPS and returned the meal. The waiter was surprised actually. He charged us for the meal by the way.
7) The short rib was also cold.

We quickly paid our check and left. Unfortunately , we are not coming back there again. If everyone else has had a great time there. Great...just wanted to tell our side of the story.

T
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our Friday night meal. Service was friendly and efficient. I had the mussels appetizer as an entree and it was more than sufficient. Spicy and delicious. A small beet salad was fresh and had a delicious dressing. My companion enjoyed his shrimp and grits. Beer selection was varied and enjoyable.

T
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good food; very good service. Easy to carry on a conversation. Lunch on a weekday was not busy at all.

H
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four of us had a terrific time. Food was fresh and had excellent flavor. Looking forward to going back soon.

m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. Loved it

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the menu choices and atmosphere. Works well for family dinner. Food was excellent with service to match.

OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As it states, great comfort food. Everything on the menu is great!

HC
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Just an ok place. I had high expectations because I love Victoria's and Manor Hill. I went with two friends for Sunday brunch. The smoked salmon toast looked and tasted great but was a small portion for the price. My breakfast chicken nachos sounded better on the menu than in real life. Chicken was dry, tortilla chips on the bottom were soaked in grease and way too much sour cream. Guac and the eggs were good. The place was pretty loud once it started filling up. Our waiter, Tim, was great, though.

S
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were seated 25 minutes after our reservation time. Food was good but could have been hotter. They were very busy.

M
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and service was terrific. We look forward to our next mea at Food Plenty.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will go back - more things we need to try, like dessert and the Monday deal on burgers!

D
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great service but caught the wait team in between shifts which slowed delivery of our cocktails and appetizers.

B
Phoenix
53 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This was the third - and last - time there.
My husband ordered the tomato basil soup which was cold even on the third try with the excuse that the creamer fraiche made it sold. Here’s a suggestion - don’t put it in the soup! Make it a side & let the diner put it in!
I ordered the oysters on a Caesar sales, requesting the dressing in the Sid. Since this was to be my entree, I asked about the # of oysters & was told 5 - it came with four & when I asked for the other one,
It never arrived.
The wedge salad had unidentifiable things in it & the iceberg lettuce was brown.
We always give a restaurant at least three shots to get their act together - it hasn’t happened & we will not be returning.
Sad - it looked like it could be a really nice place but bad food and a lousy attitude finished it for us.

d
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Ok except server didn’t know how to use out gift card

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The short rib, salmon and sides were served cold. The server was wearing so much cologne it was disturbing .

PS
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

salmon tasted ok, just a small portion.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around. Food and service are always excellent.

n
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always great, and food is always properly prepared. Can't forget the great beers!

E
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is amazing for families and the service exceded our expectations

f
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Second visit in a couple weeks. Repeated the Brussels Sprouts - outstanding, but the portion size seemed about half that of the previous visit, so had to order a second one. Corn fritters were delicious with the standard dip and with honey butter. Shrimp and grits was OK - grits were "different" consistency than others (better) we've had. Gnocchi was quite good - could have been warmer. Chicken/crab cake was only OK - crab cake was more like crab pancake and overpowered by the prosciutto. Mashed potato base might have been better as root vegetable puree or risotto.

Waiter (Kevin) was knowledgeable and helpful - very nice job! Delivery staff member was very friendly and informative - great sense of humor. We'll certainly return, but hope the restaurant works on a few of these comments.

G
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a family birthday. We requested a “quiet” table and had a great table, away from the bar and happy hour. Our waiter, Timothy, gave us great suggestions and terrific service!

S
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My family and I were there for brunch. I had my son , his wife and 2 children for a wonderful meal. Waiter was very good and food was excellent.
Very good experience!

George

f
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The Brussels Sprouts appetizer was outstanding - best I’ve ever had! The zucchini fries were quite good and sauces were quite flavorful. The lamb shepherds pie was pretty good, but could have been hotter and maybe put under the broiler for a few minutes. The burger was overly done on the outside, but properly pink inside - not as flavorful as I’d hoped. Service was excellent and well paced.

PF
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a little difficult finding the correct parking lot and entrance...but that may have been because I can be a ding dong. The Brussel sprout starter was awesome! The Cobb salad was ok...green beans were a little weird in it though. All in all, I would definitely go back.

ST
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Although it was a beautiful evening and the outdoor seating was lovely, my food was not good. I went with the shrimp and grits and was very disappointed. It was way too saucy and overpoweringly sweet. I didn't think this dish could be done wrong, but they figured out how to do it. I will say, however, that my husband thought the short ribs were delicious.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive wait staff and management. Excellent experience! We’ve been to Victoria and Manor Hill many times. This was our first visit to FP, and we really enjoyed it.

JG
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service and even had a few available tables on a busy Friday night.

OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food is wonderful, the wait staff was helpful and friendly, and we really enjoyed our meal.
I think the seating process could be more organized and frazzled seeming!
Regardless we will definitely be back!

s
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food awesome outdoor tables