Johnny’s Bistro on Main 8167 Main St., Ellicott City, 410-461-8210. Innovative sandwiches and salads, fresh-dough pizza and fresh paninis, tapas. Open daily. L D $-$$

Jostin Cafe 6355 Ten Oaks Road, Clarksville, 410-531-7182; Relaxing cafe serving salads, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks. Indoor seating and outside patio. Closed Sundays. Carryout available. B L

Judge’s Bench Pub 8385 Main St., Ellicott City, 410-465-3497; Traditional neighborhood pub. Hot appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches and vegetarian options served. Open mike Tuesday, ladies’ night Thursday. Open daily. Lunchtime hours on weekends only. L D  $-$$

Julian’s Restaurant Holiday Inn Columbia, Route 175 and  Washington Blvd., 410-799-2160. Daily breakfast buffet and “power” lunch buffet; full-service catering and conference center. $-$$$

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Kabab Hut  8001 Hillsborough Road, Ellicott City, 443-574-8988; Biryani, tandoori, kabab, curry and vindaloo dishes. Vegetarian options and seven varieties of naan. L D $-$$

Katana Sushi  6060 Marshalee Drive, Elkridge 410-379-0111. L D $-$$

Katana Sushi & Teriyaki Restaurant 6343 Ten Oaks Road, Clarksville, 410-531-9777. Sushi bar. Sushi, sashimi, hibachi entrées, miso soup, tempura, teriyaki; lunch specials. L D

Kelsey’s Irish Pub Normandy Shopping Center, Ellicott City, 410-418-9076; Irish-style neighborhood pub/restaurant. Appetizers, seafood, steaks, pasta, Irish stew. Sunday brunch, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Live music, Thursday-Saturday. Catering available. L D $$-$$$

Kim Bob Na Ra 9339 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, 410-465-9166.

Kimko 10176 Baltimore National Pike (Bethany 40 Shopping Center), Ellicott City, 410-480-1442. Korean cuisine; sushi. Private rooms; karaoke. Closed Mondays. L D $-$$$$

(The) Kings Contrivance Restaurant 10150 Shaker Drive, Columbia, 410-995-0500, 301-596-3455; Fine dining in an elegant 1890s mansion. Private parties from five to 200. Cocktail receptions available. Corporate functions, rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions. Outdoor patio and tenting available. Early bird prix fixe dinner. L D $$-$$$$

Kloby’s Smokehouse 7500 Montpelier Road, West Laurel, 301-362-1510; Fresh local meats, slow-roasted with natural hardwood on-premise pit. Pulled pork, beef brisket, chicken, ribs and more, along with sides. Kids’ menu and specials.  L D

Koto Sake Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi 6410 Freetown Road, Hickory Ridge Village Center, Columbia, 410-531-2825;

La Fiesta 8825 Centre Park Drive, Columbia, 410-997-7182. Mexican cuisine for lunch and dinner. Specialties include margaritas and fajitas, seafood. Open daily. L D $-$$

La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe 6211 Columbia Crossing, Columbia, 410-872-4900. Authentic French bakery and café specializing in fresh breads and pastries, soups, pasta, salads, sandwiches and more. Warm atmosphere with fireplace and patio for outdoor dining. Open daily.  B L D $-$$

La Palapa Grill & Cantina 8307 Main St., Ellicott City, 410-465-0070. Mexican cuisine. Daily specials; live music Friday, Saturday; Sunday brunch. Open daily. L D $-$$

La Palapa Too Mexican Grill & Cantina 7500 Montpelier Road, Laurel, 301-725-3111. Mexican cuisine. Open daily. Sunday brunch. Bar open late daily. Live mariachi music. Outdoor patio. L D  $-$$

La Trattoria Montese 2470 Longstone Lane, Marriottsville, 410-442-4006/7. Classic Italian cooking, pizza and more. Open daily. Eat-in or carryout. Catering available. L D

Ledo Pizza 6955 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia, 410-381-5550. Cozy Italian-style eatery. Features Ledo pizza plus salads, subs, pasta, soups and desserts. Kids’ menu. MasterCard and Visa. L D $-$$

Ledo Pizza 6050 Daybreak Circle, River Hill Village Center, Clarksville, 410-535-0599.