Where to Eat in Eldersburg: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 15, 2018 Agatha Simes

Eldersburg is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Carroll County, Maryland, United States. The population was 30,531 at the 2010 census.
Things to do in Eldersburg

1. J & Y Tokyo Market

1437 Liberty Rd, Sykesville, MD 21784-6592 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 410-552-0588
Excellent
79%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 87 reviews

J & Y Tokyo Market

Reviewed By lawdawg653 - Odessa, Florida

This is a combination sushi restaurant and a small market. The service is good and fast and the sushi is awesome and very reasonably priced. It can be a bit hard to find as it is a nondescript building with a small sign but you wont be disappointed when you find it

2. Oscar's Alehouse

1438 Liberty Rd, Eldersburg, MD 21784-6493 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 410-795-7001
Excellent
52%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 207 reviews

Oscar's Alehouse

Reviewed By Lewis M - Baltimore, Maryland

Been past this place many, many times without going in. I mean, how good can a strip center ale house be? Well, a family member took about 15 of us in for a pre-Christmas family gathering. Wow, was that a good idea. They handled the group with no problems. The food was all served hot by attentive waitress. I had a crab entree and bites of everything else served. The meal turned into a smorgasbord rather than a plate meal. We each enjoyed a bit of every meal. Needless to say the servings were ample. We all left impressed

3. French Twist Cafe

732 Oklahoma Ave, Sykesville, MD 21784-7333 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards French, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 5 - SGD 16 +1 443-920-3151
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 107 reviews

French Twist Cafe

Our coffee shop focuses on high quality service and is proud to serve French crepes and delicious specialty coffee drinks.

Reviewed By tojojijo - Frederick, MD

We absolutely loved this place!
The Crepes were fabulous, and huge! I had La Grecque (or the Greek: which is a greek salad in a crepe. (Feta Cheese, Olives, Red Onions, Green Peppers, Mixed Lettuce, and Cilantro). So full of flavor, my mouth was dancing! They also offer GLUTEN-FREE CREPES so my husband was able to have La Parisienne with goat cheese (or the Parisian: Blue Cheese OR Goat Cheese, Walnuts, Cranberries, Fresh Baby Spinach, and Pesto.
My husband experienced a new taste sensation with the Café Tonic. A very different taste but he liked it.
There is outside seating on the porch and also very nice seating upstairs.
Both of our meals were very good and the staff was amazingly friendly. We got to chat a little with Shannon (sorry if it is spelled wrong!). It was a very nice, informative chat.
We are planning on returning soon. I have got to try that Nutella and Bacon Crepe mentioned in a previous review!

4. Starbucks

1438B Liberty Rd, Eldersburg, MD 21784-6401 +1 410-549-1983
Excellent
12%
Good
76%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 8 reviews

Starbucks

Reviewed By FF13 - Sykesville, Maryland

This Starbucks is a welcome addition to the Eldersburg scene. It is located in a remodeled and re-purposed bank building. The designers did a great job with the interior design, colors, and functionality. Staff here is very friendly and accommodating and of course the coffee is excellent!
There is also a drive thru - of course you can't make a deposit anymore - but it works for just coffee.
In warmer weather, there is a small outside seating area.
If there is any issue, it is that the morning rush can sometimes leave a long line inside with one cash register operating while it seems that the drive-thru gets more attention.

5. Liberatore's Ristorante

6300 Georgetown Blvd, Eldersburg, MD 21784-6481 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 20 - SGD 46 +1 410-781-4114
Excellent
64%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 142 reviews

Liberatore's Ristorante

Our Story: Liberatore's Ristorante & Catering is a family owned and run group of Maryland-based Italian restaurants with five locations throughout the Greater Baltimore area. With roots in Central Italy & Baltimore's Little Italy, the Liberatore's name has been synonymous with fine Italian food served by family, for some 25 years and counting.Fine Italian Food, Served by FamilyThe first Liberatore's was established in Eldersburg back in 1988; brothers, cousins, and dear family friends later opened locations in Westminster, Timonium, Perry Hall and Bel Air. Each Liberatore's reflects the unique personality and style of its owner, while remaining true to the Liberatore's dedication to authentic Italian cusine. We offer a menu of Italian specialties, as well as Maryland and local favorites and seasonal selections, balanced by Chef's Specials. Many have remarked that Liberatore's offers the best meal they've had since leaving their Nonna’s kitchen, and reviews by critics and locals support this feeling.For Every Occasion, or EverydayTo enter Liberatore's is to start a friendship; many of our customers become regulars, appreciating the special place of Liberatore's in their community. Whether on- or off-site, we truly enjoy helping customers celebrate life — from baby showers, baptisms, and date nights, to marriage, holidays, anniversaries, retirements, and even the end of life. We understand the importance of dining out (not just "eating") with family and friends and the everyday value it adds to those relationships. Affordable Everyday Dining & Fun-Filled Events Drop into any Liberatore's and you'll experience weekday specials and lunch buffets; depending on location, you may also discover specialty brunches, unique wine dinners and other tastings, great football parties, DJs and dancing, live music, or Ladie's Night.

Reviewed By Belle2gabby

Had another amazing meal and amazing evening at this fine dining establishment! The specials are always extraordinary. Tonight we had the seafood black and blue over homemade risotto with grilled vegetables, paired with a wonderful bottle of wine and after dinner drinks. The prices for the fresh fare are beyond reasonable and the portions are enormous. But above all else, is the impeccable service and family-friendly atmosphere. Dante (and staff) make every single person feel like a "regular"! ALWAYS A TREAT and always something delicious to try!

6. E W Beck's Pub

7565 Main St, Sykesville, MD 21784-7311 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 410-795-1001
Excellent
36%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 221 reviews

E W Beck's Pub

Reviewed By Charlie S - Eldersburg, Maryland

My daughter, son and I dropped in for dinner. My son was home from California and wanted some cream of crab soup. My son and I both had a generous bowl of cream of crab soup, while my daughter got a cup of cream of crab soup AND a cup of Maryland crab soup. All the soups were very good. The entrees left a bit to be desired. My son's Chesapeake Burger was pretty good, but the fries were pretty blah. My daughter got the salmon and it was pretty good, but the broccolini was way over cooked. But I had the Pontine, which was pretty bad. The small size was good, but the house made 'tater tots' were soggy and bland (it should have been duck fat fries) and there was barely a trace of gravy. Overall, the whole meal was just average.

7. Smokey's BBQ Restaurant

2030 Liberty Rd, Eldersburg, MD 21784-6129 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 410-549-2880
Excellent
50%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 76 reviews

Smokey's BBQ Restaurant

Reviewed By Charlie S - Eldersburg, Maryland

My wife andI stopped in Smokey's for a hot meal. We has the Junior Sandwich Special. A Junior Pit Ham sandwich, a little smaller but more than enough for lunch. The ham is sliced so thin that it melts in your mouth. It's served up with a side (we had a Mac 'n cheese and a Maryland crab soup) and a generous serving of French fries. This makes a great lunch ... or dinner for that matter. We've also had the Pit Beef and Pit Turkey, and they are all great!

8. Franks Pizza

1311 Londontown Blvd Ste 235, Sykesville, MD 21784-5244 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 410-795-9507
Excellent
53%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 52 reviews

Reviewed By Bikenrun2 - Finksburg, Maryland

Can not wait until they reopen!!!

Pizza as good as you will find in the area and the garlic knots are not greasy. They are loaded with bits of real garlic - just they way they should be. Curious to see if the food will taste the same in the new location. I hope they took their seasoned ovens to the new place.

Please note they have moved and Tripadvisor does not have the new location.
New location will be:
1438 liberty road Eldersburg, MD 21784

As of July 27, 2017 they were not opened yet.

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We would like to thank everyone again in making our last 20 years wonderful within the community. We would also like to extend another reminder that our last day at our present location will be May 28. We will unfortunately need a little extra time to get ready in our new location 1438 Liberty Road in order to start with our next 20 years!
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9. The County Cork Wine Pub

1716 Liberty Rd, Carroll Station Shopping Cntr, Eldersburg, MD 21784-6562 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 410-970-8110
Excellent
43%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 96 reviews

The County Cork Wine Pub

A new very popular wine pub/bistro. The only restaurant of this type for many miles. Good quality and excellent wine and beer selection.

Reviewed By burnsfam2016 - Baltimore, Maryland

Nice neighborhood restaurant. High quality food, excellent service, unique & local menu items. We arrived at 2:30 on a Sunday afternoon just as the main brunch crowd was waning. The restaurant was nice and quiet. Our server Melanie was very friendly and attentive. Will definitely go back and back again!

10. Basta Pasta Italian Kitchen and Bar

5957 Exchange Dr, Eldersburg, MD 21784-9259 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 443-920-3477
Excellent
47%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 46 reviews

Basta Pasta Italian Kitchen and Bar

Welcome to Basta Pasta Italian Kitchen & Bar! Our local family of restaurants started in 2004, with a philosophy of becoming the ultimate expression of what an Italian casual dining experience should be.

Reviewed By mr2turtle - New Windsor

This location opened about a year ago. We are remised in not getting there sooner. We had lasagna and Fettuccine Carbonara which included salad of mixed greens and delightful bread sticks to die for. Delicious food and great service at a reasonable price! We will be back!

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