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Old Ellicott City Shopping Guide

A spotlight on some of our local favorites in the historic neighborhood.

Recommended Pit Stops

Sweet Cascade Chocolatier To cure your sweet tooth, stop by and try a traditional truffle or some chocolate covered bacon. 8167 Main Street, 410-750-8422

Bean Hollow Need an afternoon pick me up? grab a cup of fresh roasted coffee at a local favorite. 8059 Main Street, 410-465-0233

The Phoenix Emporium The perfect place for a great burger and a beer. With a rotating stock of over 180 beers from around the world your bound to find a new favorite. 8049 Main Street, 410-465-5665

Pure Wine Cafe Explore a menu of upscale wines and small plate pairings in the new extended dining room or patio. 8210 Main Street, 410-480-5037

Little French Market Cafe A great place to stop for a quick sandwich, french pastry or good cup of coffee. 3731 Hamilton Street, 410-465-5995

Tips & Tricks

Parking on Main Street, if you can find a spot, is free, but there is a two-hour limit. There are also several lots, including one on Maryland Avenue, right outside of the B&O Railroad Station. There are additional lots by The Trolley Stop Restaurant and near the Railway Bridge. You can also find parking on the opposite end of the Main Street behind the Ellicott Mills Brewery.

It is easy to walk Main Street in a loop, so keep this in mind when you’re planning your day. It is best to start on one side of the street and end your journey by coming full circle.