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The Rumor Mill - CLOSED

8069 Tiber Alley, Ellicott City, MD 21043
+1 410-461-0041
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average2%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brussel sprouts” (10 reviews)
“tapas” (15 reviews)
“duck” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8069 Tiber Alley, Ellicott City, MD 21043
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 13 September 2016

There are many good things on the menu and the only regret is that the bill adds up because tapas places are deceptive in the serving size and you may either end up going hungry if you are on a budget or spending more than...More

Thank lvjmr
Reviewed 20 August 2016

On July 30, 2016 the rumor mill and the main street of Ellicott City were destroyed by a flood. The rumor mill and most of the businesses on main street are closed, but the people of the area are helping to repair the area as...More

Thank Lovetotravelarc
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This is a great "tapas" restaurant with many great dishes and great service. My husband and I especially like the brussel sprouts and the chopped caesar salad tapas dishes are phenomenal! I also love the ginger infused vodka, as all is really needed to make...More

Thank beachgal44
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I had dinner here for the first time, and I'll be back! The Brussels sprouts appetizer... I've decided this should be the only way these are ever served. I had the scallops with bacon marmalade as my main course, and it was delicious, the scallops...More

Thank 370brennas
Reviewed 29 June 2016

The food, wine and service at the Rumor Mill are excellent. This is all thanks to Executive Chef Matt, the lovely greeter Holly and Samantha, an outstanding server.

Thank keygrip19
Reviewed 26 June 2016

The Rumor Mill is truly a gem in Historic Ellicott City. The two-level bar/dining room is cozy and inviting and the small-plates menu features some truly exceptional options amid the diversity of food offered. Chef Matthew actually brought one of the courses to the table...More

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We were in Ellicott City to visit the train museum. The proprietess at our bed and breakfast recommended the Rumor Mill, so we decided to try it. The meal was served as small-plate dishes. My wife and I shared each dish, whether vegetable plate or...More

1  Thank Shapley_Hunter
Reviewed 5 June 2016

It takes a lot for me to review a restaurant twice, but The Rumor Mill keeps getting better and better. This time we had a party of four, and a fabulous meal with a server, Angela, who was just as fabulous. As we so often...More

1  Thank EC13091
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Looks nice inside. I had the salmon which was made how many people prefer where it is raw in the middle. It was on top of something like rissoto. The idea of putting lemon on top that looks like misto froth was a clever idea.

Thank bklabel
Reviewed 11 May 2016

This bistro like establishment is tucked back off of Main St in old Ellicott City. They have their niche, and it's a good one. Tapas are tasty, innovative, and interesting--usually plates for 2 to share. The menu changes frequently. Their cocktails are a real highlight...More

1  Thank Sweetsgl
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8069 Tiber Alley, Ellicott City, MD 21043
    (Main St)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-461-0041
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