Manor Hill Tavern

4.6
642 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Manor Hill Tavern occupies the historic Taylor’s Row in Old Ellicott City. Our bar and dining areas feature original architectural elements such as exposed stone walls, barn doors, and vaulted ceilings. Local artwork hangs throughout the Tavern’s many rooms and a mural adorns a main wall, a nod to the eclectic and vibrant artistic community of Old Ellicott City. The result is a unique and memorable atmosphere unlike any other.

Our Head Chef strives to use seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible, including herbs and vegetables from our farm. Our distinctive menu is highlighted by a custom-built brick oven for neopolitan-style pizzas and more. We serve lunch and dinner 7 days a week, as well as brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

We proudly serve beers from Manor Hill Brewing, Howard County’s first farm brewery. Manor Hill beers are hand-made on our farm using original and unique recipes. The result is aromatic, hop forward farmhouse style beers.
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vipShel
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for an early Sunday supper before Shakespeare in the Ruins. Food was fresh and portions were generous. Beer selection offered lots of variety. Cobb salad was tasty.

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vipPatrick
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Three of us had lunch in the fireplace room. Our server Angela was outstandingly pleasant and attentive.

The food was good, and met expectations.

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JillS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious! Our service was good, however I think our waiter (who was super friendly and great overall) was overloaded with too many tables. Will happily go back again!

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Splenda
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was good but not special. Service /location/ ambiance were all excellent. I would return.

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AlyJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fantastic and thoughtfully crafted. You can't make any wrong choices when it comes to their menu options. The staff is so pleasant and welcoming, and the atmosphere is casual but very clean, cozy and inviting. Brunch is a must! Come back often enough to try everything on the menu.

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BrianS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, what more can you ask for?! Beer and cocktails, yes, those too! We always get a brick oven pizza for each of us and the Smoker is my all time favorite. This time we tried the Brussels sprouts as an appetizer and they were delicious. Manor Hill has a great atmosphere and is a perfect setting in old Ellicott City. Our server, Angela, was excellent; very friendly and efficient.

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vipAP922
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great atmosphere, however the prices just don't match up with the menu. $17 for a sandwich filled with vegetables is unreasonable, as is the $18 burger.

I will say they make the best salads ever though! Great beer and cocktail list.

I'll definitely come again, but maybe just for an app and drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for restaurant week and it was a wonderful meal. The tuna Tacos were amazing as was the duck.

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vipfood
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The restaurant week prix-fix menue read very elegant and avant-garde. The plates had good even the almost-too-much beurre blanc made the celery root purée just gorgeous. HOWEVER, the dessert was extremely disappointing. I almost sent it back. It was said to be a peach CRISP bar. I didn't have the ice cream not only because it doesn't agree with me rather because I wanted this CRISP(?) peach bar to be unadulterated and taste as it is meant to be. It was anything BUT crisp. It was as if someone opened a jar of peach baby food, tossed it with some flour it wasn't even worthy of that label. $10 wasted and there was sadly not enough alcohol in my 1, $9 cocktail to convince me otherwise. Don't think we will be joining restaurant week there again next time. The folks that wait tables there are fantastically attentive; sorry we can't say the same for all the kitchen staff. Regards!

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Teddy
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and beer was excellent. The tavern was full and the waiter seemed stretched thin. However, overall service was good.

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RupaliK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manor Hill NEVER disappoints! We’ve been going for several years and ordered take-out thruout the pandemic as well! Kids have been going since they were wee ones and now as teenagers they still love it! Service is great! Food is always excellent! Highly recommend for all kinds of groups!

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PaulS
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredibly good. Started out with the wings followed by a burger with the street fries. Everything was outstanding. Sat close to where the pizzas were made and those looked really good too.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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MatthewR
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great drinks, great food, great service. We'll be back

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JanM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Burger was very good. Soup special was OK. Bay fries were great. Beer on tap was very good. Overall a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The menu listed on your site was not offered at the restaurant. The menu items are the reasons we went.

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JessicaD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant for a relaxed dinner. Will definitely be back.

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EllenS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friends for a first time visit post pandemic. Food was awesome. Service well done. Overall…a great experience. Beer was delicious too!!

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RodV
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Would definitely return. Only critique is that the restaurant could do a better job on it's website explaining the differences between the beer garden, the indoor restaurant and the patio/terrace. In short: 1) Beer garden -- no draft beer available and food comes in takeout boxes. But dogs are allowed; 2) patio/terrace -- cannot reserve a table for the patio, reservations are for indoor tables only. No dogs.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great Father’s Day lunch experience. Solidly good food and attentive service.

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vipTonyM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Manor Hill for Fathers Day Brunch/Lunch. The food is amazing!!!! We will definitely be frequent diners there!

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LindaA
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food was fantastic. We always order the chicken and waffles. We haven’t found any other restaurant offering this as delicious as Manor Hill Tavern.

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ErinnM
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was Father’s Day and my husbands birthday. Really great service and delicious food!

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Sierra
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent good, cute little place in Old Ellicott City

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AlWe
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food came out at different times. You couldn't sit in 2 of the chairs because the legs fell into a section of the floor. Good waitress but other than that, not good.

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FCEDC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The staff make you feel welcome and comfortable like a neighborhood bar, but the food is up a notch on flavor and freshness compared to the average neighborhood bar. Our family loves it there and will keep going back!

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Gabriele
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best night at manor hill! Cool Atmosphere and great food. Perfect for a date night.

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DavidF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I understand current state of affairs however when a service issue is brought to the attention of the server who acknowledges their mistake and then does nothing to stop the domino affect of the first mistake, it’s an issue.

My table ordered appetizers, then about 10 min later, entrees. My mother’s entree pizza was delivered to her 8 min before appetizers hit the table. No one else got their food at that point.

After bring it to the attention of the server, he acknowledged it was his mistake for putting the order in to the pizza kitchen bc they cook much faster than the other kitchen departments.

3 min after appetizers were delivered, our entrees came out. Again the server apologized for not keeping track.

I spent years managing and owning my own restaurants I understand mistakes, but to not utilize the first to make sure a second doesn’t happen especially one that is related to the first I’d mind-boggling.

The food was ok although the salad I ordered seemed to have only portions with dressing on it.

I’ve been to Manor Hill and it’s sister restaurants several times but this kind of service makes me not want to return.

It will be a long time before and if I ever go back to Manor Hill.

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CathyP
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food is inventive & tasty using eclectic ingredients.

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TheaR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a nice place for dinner with friends. Beautiful restaurant with great food. My only complaint was that the pina colada cake was so dry and crumbly- not even the tasty ice cream could save it! Luckily my server was kind enough to remove the dessert from my check because I disliked it so much. Despite the nasty cake, everyone else was delicious and fresh. I would visit again!

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JoshuaT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner and really enjoyed the drinks!

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vipshirleylou
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great place for dinner and drinks with friends!!

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vipnancym
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great service, friendly staff, delicious meal!

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DanB
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed the Duck, Duck, Pizza and the Boar to be Wild Pizza. Both were excellent!!

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RobertJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great for drinks. Did not have any food, but looked good,…

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CeceliaD
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was great, service was just right, perfect place to catch up with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Over priced for what is offered but food is solid and atmosphere is great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was Kaia who was phenomenal. We order three basic salads, the Cobberque, salad, fries and two seafood stew. All were pretty good. The only con was parking. They do not have their own parking lot. I'm recovering from having seven strokes so let's just say looking for parking and walking up a hill to cross the street wasn't in my body's preference. And my mother who's 66 definitely wasn't happy so yes had to bring her back to the front then find parking again

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CarinW
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was very friendly and helpful. Great beer, pizza, and salads. Everything was fresh and tasty.

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Lovetoeat
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! The food was very tasty and service was attentive!

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Manor Hill Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 642 OpenTable diners.

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