3733 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, MD | Directions 2104339.267101 -76.798723
Monday - Saturday 12:00 noon - 2:00 am Sunday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (brunch) 1:00 pm - 2:00 am (regular memu
Neighborhoods: Ellicott City
Great relaxing dinner, interesting menu – The true surprise was how interesting the menu was- nothing seemed 'ordinary'. Even standard items like wings were slow cooked and tasty. Loved my rockfish and the hubby liked his Shepards Pie. Service was great and prices were reasonable.
Fantastic neighborhood tavern in old e.c. – Love this place. Scotch eggs and burger were both phenomenal. My lady friend enjoyed her steamed rockfish very much. I was surprised to see the reviewer before that said portion sizes were small- I had trouble finishing my 1/2 lb burger and the rockfish filet my lady had was a good size. Service was fast and friendly. Will be back!
Awful experience – Food was way overpriced and poor.
The 10$ Fish Bites appetizer was 4 tiny (marble-sized) pieces. (although I admit they were tasty - but TEN dollars???)
The 6$ Crab soup was one of the worst examples of a dish I've ever had in my life. It was tomato soup with stewed tomatoes and a few shreds of crab meat. That was it!!! NO other vegetables other than tomatoes and no flavor other than tomatoes. Stay away from this place.
As I said the waitstaff was nice.
Best wings in town! – Some really amazing food. The wings melt in your mouth (I recommend the Thai Chili) and the Maryland microbrews are fun to try. Great neighborhood hangout!
Historic Atmosphere, Good refreshing food – Service was excellent throughout. Prices are reasonable, with some unique menu options. Excellent beer selection. I will definatley go back, this is a good option in downtown Ellicott.
Good Beer Friendly Staff – The sunday special was listed at $2.00 drafts and that was for some good micro brews. The bar food is a bit different and the rockfish bites are excellent as well as the crab/corn fritters and the crab dip. It was rainy sunday but the bar tenders were friendly and very helpful. Bathrooms very clean.
One happy customer – I like burgers. Actually, I love burgers, and french fries dont forget the fries. I like beer, alot. Dbacks has great burgers and even better fries, and they serve beer! It is amazing to me how many bars/pubs/taverns serve crappy burgers. Its good to find a place that knows how to do it right.
Great restaurant week experience- Wow!!! – I decided to pop in for HoCo Restaurant Week and try their $20 pre fixe. First off, the staff from top to bottom was incredibly friendly and accommodating. The food was great, best Shepard's Pie I've ever had. We stayed after dinner for some drinks at the bar and this seems like a great place for locals to hang out and have a few drinks. Bartenders were absolutely slammed but handled it very well. I'm told they'll be having live music in regularly so I'll definitely come back for that.
Best fish n chips in MD – Been here a few times, love this place. Fish n chips are the best I can remember. I was told by the server they use fresh cod. Beer prices were very reasonable- $2 drafts all day on Sunday so I had 4 Guinness and a fish n chips. Pretty much the perfect Sunday meal.
Good Atmosphere, some good food, can't complain about the location... – I've visited the Diamondback Tavern several times over the past few weeks and enjoyed a few things and been a bit disappointed in others - parking could be better, but that's part of the charm of the location. The atmosphere is much brighter and more inviting than that of the previous attempt. On two occasions, I sat in the bar area and the other I was seated in the dining area. In both areas, I was greeted promptly and, in the dining area, I was seated much quicker than I had expected during core dinner hours. Service was average, but a little slower on some occasions than others - even though the crowd was similar - not unexpected for the genre. I thought the menu was quite impressive and possibly a bit ambitious in its variety, which is why I wanted to visit a few times and try a number of dishes before posting a review. First, the dishes I enjoyed were the Blackened Rockfish Bites and The Diamond Burger, an American classic. The Crab & Corn Fritters were alright - I think the corn overpowered the crab. The Fish & Chips and Thanksgiving Sandwich were not what I had expected. The Fish & Chips wasn't breaded with a "light panko," rather what seemed to be a much more dense and possibly overcooked(?) standard dredging. That was not entirely bad, but definitely not what I expected from the menu description and from my previous experiences with fish & chips. The Thanksgiving Sandwich is completely original (in my experience) in a restaurant setting, so bravo for originality. However, the "smoked turkey breast" was closer to lunch meat than Thanksgiving leftovers. This sandwich would be a hands-down winner if the turkey breast was less like lunch meat and if there was an option for having stuffing either on the sandwich or on the side. Overall, I was satisfied with my visits to the Diamondback Tavern and will visit again in another few months or so to see what's new.
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