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Howard County Dining Guide 2012

Howard County is home to an incredible assortment of dining experiences. From haute cuisine to grab-and-go, from special occasion to tonight’s supper, more than 250 restaurants await you within minutes of home or work. Whether you’re in the mood for continental cuisine in a romantic atmosphere, a Maryland crab cake in a casual setting, vegetarian Mexican dishes or almost anything else, we hope this comprehensive list will aid you in your search for palate-pleasing fare.

Key:

B - Breakfast

L - Lunch

D - Dinner

$ - Under $10

$$ - $10-$20

$$$ - $20-$30

$$$$ - Above $30

Abby’s Gourmet Cafe 6724 Alexander Bell Drive, Columbia, 410-312-0998. Sandwiches, subs, wraps and hot/cold food bar.

AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar 6741 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, 410-953-0500; www.aidabistro.com. Italian-style bistro food, small plate menu and nightly three-course prix fixe menu. Includes wine bar with 31 wines on tap, extensive bar. L D $-$$$$

Akbar 9400 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, 410-381-3600. Authentic North Indian cuisine. Tandoori chicken, lamb, seafood and vegetarian entrées. D $-$$

Alexandra’s Restaurant 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, 410-480-2400; www.alexandrasrestaurant.com. Newly renovated featuring American fusion cuisine. Tasting plates. Outdoor dining. Sunday brunch buffet. Extensive wine menu. Private dining.  B L D $$-$$$

An Loi 7104 Minstrel Way, Columbia, 410-381-3188. Authentic Vietnamese cuisine. L D $

Anna’s Coffee Roastery 8827 Centre Park Drive, Columbia, 443-546-4131. Specialty drinks, sandwiches, paninis, salads, wraps, frozen yogurt. Korean specialties. Herbal teas. B L D

Anthony’s N.Y. Pizza & Pasta House 5805 Clarksville Square, Clarksville, 443-535-9777. Salads, soups, classic subs, pasta entrees, healthy choices, seafood, wings, calzones. Family dinners to go. Kids’ menu, weekly specials. L D  $-$$

Applebee’s 8335 Benson Drive, Columbia, 410-872-0174. Bar and grill. American food. Kids’ menu. L D
$-$$

Asean Bistro 8775 Centre Park Drive, Columbia, 410-772-5300. Asian fusion. Open daily. Jazz entertainment on weekends. L D $$-$$$

Asian Court 9180 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, 410-461-8388. Chinese and vegetarian cuisine. Dim sum. Open daily. Curbside pickup and delivery. L D

Asian Palace Sushi Bar & Asian Cuisine 10801 Hickory Ridge Road, Columbia, 410-772-8888, www.asianpalacefusion.com. Chinese, Japanese and Thai flavors. Upscale setting. Salads, seafood, sushi, sashimi and vegetarian dishes. Full bar.

Azul 17 Mexican Cuisine & Tequila Lounge Columbia Market Place, 9400 Snowden River Parkway, Suite 127, Columbia, 410-309-9717; www.Azul17.com.

The Bagel Bin & Deli River Hill Village Center, Clarksville, 410-531-0335. Wilde Lake Village Green, Columbia, 410-740-0024. Kings Contrivance Village Center, Columbia, 410-381-1730. Enchanted Forest Shopping Center, Ellicott City, 410-418-8700. Neighborhood atmosphere; sandwiches built on bagels, wraps, pitas and gourmet breads; specialty coffees; espresso bar; omelets. Open daily at 6:30 a.m.

Baja Fresh 6455 Dobbin Road, Suite C1, Columbia, 410-715-3933. Mexican cuisine, with emphasis on fresh ingredients. Open daily. $

Bangkok Delight 8825 Centre Park Drive, Columbia, 410-730-0032; fax 410-964-8255; www.bangkokdelight.com. Creative Thai food, decoratively served. Contemporary setting. Kids’ menu. L D $-$$

Bangkok Garden 9 Oakland Mills Village Center, 5810 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, 410-992-9553; www.bangkokgarden9.com; fax 410-992-9554. Thai cuisine. L D $-$$

Bar B Q House 9990 Washington Blvd., North Laurel, 301-317-9529. B L D

Bare Bones Grill and Brewery 9150-22 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, 410-461-0770; www.barebonesgrill.com. Handcrafted beer. Baby back ribs, prime rib, steaks, seafood, salads. L D $-$$$

Bean Hollow Cafe 8059 Main St., Ellicott City, 410-465-0233. Coffee roasted on site. Bagels, sandwiches, gourmet desserts, pastries, espresso drinks. L D $

Bella Mia Pizza & Subs 4900 Waterloo Road,  Ellicott City, 410-465-9335; www.BellaMiapizza.com. Cozy eatery; big menu. Fresh dough and gourmet pizza, subs, pasta, salads and more. Kids’ menu. Open daily. Dine-in, carryout or delivery. L D $-$$

Bertucci’s Brick Oven Pizza 9081 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, 410-312-4800. Italian delights in trattoria setting. Express lunch. L D $-$$

Best Hunan Kings Contrivance Village Center, Columbia, 410-381-9798. Casual. Szechuan, Cantonese, Hunan and Mandarin specialties. L D  $-$$

BGR - The Burger Joint 6250 Columbia Crossing Circle, Columbia, 443-319-5542; bgrtheburgerjoint.com. Cooked-to-order burgers on brioche buns. Also veggie, turkey, lamb and Cuban varieties. Sliders. Ahi tuna and lobster roll. Sides, desserts, shakes, floats, fountain drinks, and beer and wine.

Bippy’s Restaurant & Pub Bethany 40 Center, 10194 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, 410-465-3633. Sports pub plus full-service dining. American cuisine, prime rib, seafood. L D $-$$$

Bistro Blanc 3800 Ten Oaks Road, Glenelg, 410-489-7907. Weekend brunch and happy hour. Closed Mondays. L D $-$$$

Blue Sky Cafe 9065 Frederick Road, Suite D, Ellicott City, 410-418-9600.

Bob Evans Restaurant Columbia Restaurant Park (routes 175 and 108), 410-290-0004. Regional American fare with heartland approach. Open daily. Seasonal menus. Kids’, seniors’ specials. Kids eat free every Tuesday with adult purchase. B L D  $$$

Bon Appetit Bakery & Cafe 10155 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 106, Ellicott CIty, 410-203-2071.

Bon Fresco Sandwich Bakery 6945 Oakland Mills, Columbia, 410-290-3434.

Boston Market 9380 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, 410-313-8400. 9061 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, 410-312-0800. Eat-in, carryout. Spit-roasted chicken and all the trimmings. Ham, turkey, meatloaf. Family-packs and individual dinners. L D $

Bottom of the Bay Seafood 9590 North Laurel Road, Laurel, 301-498-1040. Seafood. L D

Cacao Lane 8066 Main St., Ellicott City, 410-461-1378. Continental cuisine served in the rooms of a 160-year-old building. Seasonal three-tier decks. Light fare. Sunday brunch. L D $-$$$

Cafe Bagel 6010 Marshalee Drive, Elkridge, 410-540-4900. Bagels, sandwiches, salads, specialty coffees, bakery items. Open daily. B L $

The Cafe at David’s Natural Market 5430 Lynx Lane, Wilde Lake Village Center, Columbia, 410-730-2304. International vegetarian entrees, homemade soups, salads and vegan desserts. Open daily. B L $

Cafe de Paris 8808 Centre Park Drive, Columbia, 410-997-3560. French American bistro. Casual and romantic. Family-style night Mondays. Live jazz Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Saturday and Sunday brunch. Open daily. Three-course menu, wine dinners, cooking classes, cocktail lounge. Catering available. L D $$-$$$$

Carrabba’s Italian Grill 4430 Long Gate Parkway, Ellicott City, 410-461-5200. Italian restaurant owned by Outback Steakhouse. Pasta, pizza, grill specialties, kids’ menu. Lunchtime hours on weekends only. L D $-$$

Casey’s Coffee Dorsey’s Search Village Center, 4725 Dorsey Hall Drive, Ellicott City, 410-997-5682. Breakfast specials, bagels, sandwiches, salads and soups. B L 

Ceazar Restaurant 6801-D Douglas Legum Drive, Elkridge, 443-755-9444. Kabobs, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Persian menu. Lunch buffet, kids’ menu. Dine-in and carryout. Big-screeen TV. L D $-$$$

Champps Restaurant & Bar 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway (Columbia mall), Columbia, 443-367-0333. Casual dining; scratch kitchen. Sunday brunch, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Half-price appetizers during happy hour at bar. L D $-$$

Charter Deli 10700 Charter Drive, Suite 130, Columbia; 410-715-2272. Full-scale delicatessen. Wide variety of sandwiches and salads; bagels, muffins, scrambled egg sandwiches. Catering options available.  B L D $

Cha Ya Sushi & Thai 8874 McGaw Road, Columbia, 410-381-8887.

Cheeburger Cheeburger 8872 McGaw Road, Columbia, 410-290-6495. Customized burgers and chicken sandwiches with more than 21 toppings. Shakes and malts available in more than 72 flavors.

(The) Cheesecake Factory 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia mall, Columbia, 410-997-9311. L D

Chen Hibachi Buffet 8801 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, 410-480-9810. Buffet-style dining. Authentic Chinese food. Seafood, pizza, sushi, vegetarian, desserts. Children’s prices. Open daily. L D $-$$

Chicken Out Rotisserie 6270 Columbia Crossing Circle, Columbia, 410-872-8600. Cafeteria-style. Chicken meals made from scratch in small batches; no preservatives or artificial flavor enhancers. Open daily. Meal deals. $

China Village 4882 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, 410-418-5855. Traditional Chinese specialties. Carryout. Open daily. L D $-$$ 

Chinese Gourmet Owen Brown Village Center, Columbia, 410-381-5280. Traditional and neo-traditional Chinese cuisine (nutrition information included on menu); no-frills storefront dining. D $-$$

Chipotle Mexican Grill 6181 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia, 410-872-8688. Mexican cuisine.

Chopstixx (Fine Asian Food) 7260 D Montgomery Road, Elkridge Corner Shopping Center, Elkridge, 410-379-5566; fax 410-379-1947. 

(The) Classic Cup 10805 Birmingham Way, #24, Woodstock, 410-750-7200. Neighborhood meeting place; free wireless Internet. Light supper, drinks and snacks. Open daily. B L D  $

Clyde’s of Columbia 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, 410-730-2828. Lakefront setting. Urban American cuisine. A la carte Sunday brunch. Early bird weekday special, 4-5:30 p.m.; 20% off. L D $-$$$

Coal Fire Pizza 5725 Richards Valley Road, Ellicott City, 410-480-2625.

(The) Coho Grill 11130 Willow Bottom Drive (Hobbit’s Glen Golf Course), Columbia, 410-740-2096; www.TheCohoGrill.com; fax 410-715-1425. Contemporary American cuisine, aged hand-cut steaks, jumbo lump crab cakes, crafted gourmet salads, half-pound hamburgers. Open-air terrace. Banquet facilities. Children’s menu. Seasonal offerings. Open daily. L D $-$$$

Columbia’s Best Deli 6490 Dobbin Road (next to MVA Express), Columbia, 410-884-3504. Most dishes made on premises. Daily specials. Closed Sunday. B L D  $

Copeland’s of New Orleans 10200 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, 410-992-0020 or 301-596-6107. Famous New Orleans Cajun-style cuisine featuring chicken, seafood and steak selections. Open daily. Sunday jazz brunch, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Catering available.  $$-$$$

(The) Corner Stable 8630 Guilford Road, Columbia. 240-755-0188; www.cornerstable.com.
Known for ribs and jumbo crab cakes. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (bar open 4 p.m.-midnight); Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. (bar open 4 p.m.-2 a.m.); Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. (bar open 11 a.m.-2 a.m.); Sunday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (bar open 11 a.m.-midnight). L D $-$$$

Country Pride Restaurant Located in TA Baltimore South, I-95 and Route 175, Jessup, 410-799-3835, Ext. 628. 24-hour full-service restaurant. All-you-can-eat buffet. Sunday-Friday. B L D

Crossroads Pub 4809 Ten Oaks Road, Dayton, 410-531-7485.

de Chick’n Pollo 6470 Freetown Road, Columbia, 410-531-8689.

Diamondback Tavern 3733 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, 410-313-8530.

Don Pablo’s Mexican Kitchen 6191 Columbia Crossing Circle, Columbia, 410-290-1618. Mexican cuisine, margaritas. Lower-fat items featured. L D $-$$

Donna’s Cafe & Coffee Bar 5850 Waterloo Road, Suite 100, Columbia, 410-465-2399; www.Donnas.com. Open daily. B L D

Double-T Diner 10055 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, 410-750-3300. Greek-American fare; bakery on premises. Open daily. B L D  $-$$$

East Moon Asian Bistro 5725 Richards Valley Road, Route 108 W and Snowden River Parkway, Ellicott City, 410-313-8088; www.eastmoonbistro.net.

Eggspectation 6010 University Blvd., Ellicott City; 410-750-3115. Eggs benedict, omelets, crepes, salads, sandwiches, steaks, chicken, seafood. Kids’ menu. Daily specials. B L D $-$$$

Einstein Brothers Bagels 9250 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, 410-465-6574, 1-866-568-7555; Ebcatering.com. Bagels, sandwiches, salads and soups. Catering available; delivered hot and fresh. B L D

El Azteca 12210 Route 108, Clarksville, 410-531-3001. Classic and creative Mexican cuisine: mole, fresh seafood, roasted pork, fajitas, steaks, vegetarian offerings. Catering. L D $-$$

(The) Elkridge Furnace Inn 5745 Furnace Ave., Elkridge, 410-379-9336; www.elkridgefurnaceinn.com. Historic manor house. French and New American cuisine. Small plates Tuesday-Sunday, 4 p.m. until closing. Wine tastings and other special events. Brunch Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed Mondays.  L D

Ellicott Mills Brewing Co. 8308 Main St., Ellicott City, 410-313-8141. Seafood, wild game and American cuisine in renovated lumber company (circa 1904). Beer produced on premises. Open daily. L D  $-$$$

Ellicott Lighthouse Tofu & BBQ 9380 Baltimore National Pike, #105, Elllicott City, 410-461-6560. Featuring Korean barbecue and soon doo boo stews.

El Hidalgo 6060 Marshalee Drive, Elkridge, 410-540-2999; www.elhidalgorestaurant.com. Southwestern, Tex/Mex and South American plates. Outside patio seating. Free ice cream for kids. L D $-$$

El Nayar Restaurant 6790 Business Parkway, Elkridge, 410-379-2981; www.elnayarusa.com. Open daily. Dine-in, carryout, outdoor dining, happy hour specials, imported and domestic beers. Free Wi-Fi. Catering available. L D

Facci Ristorante 7530 Montpelier Road., Laurel, 301-604-5555.

Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que 6201 Columbia Crossing Circle, Columbia, 410-290-0091. Barbecue, St. Louis-style ribs, slow-cooked beef brisket, homemade desserts. Catering available. Open daily. L D $-$$

Fatburger. The last great hamburger stand 6630 Marie Curie Drive, Elkridge, 410-312-3100. Open daily. Jukebox with Internet music (free play).  L D $

Five Guys Burgers and Fries 6435 Dobbin Center Way, Suite 24, Columbia, 410-730-2973; fiveguys.com. Open daily.  L D $

Flavors of India 7185 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite A, Columbia, 410-290-1118, 410-290-1599, 410-465-5395; www.flavorsofindiainc.com. Indian delicacies, soups, salads, tandoori specials, Dosa specialties. L D $-$$

Forest Diner 10031 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, 410-465-5395. Classic diner. American comfort food. Open daily. No credit cards. B L D $

Frank’s 24-Hour Diner 7395 Cedar Ave. and Route 1, Jessup, 410-799-8198. Original 1959 diner. Traditional diner food. Breakfast 24 hours. Blue-plate specials. Carryout. B L D $-$$

(The) Friendly Inn 11074 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, 410-531-5510; www.thefriendlyinn.com. Sandwiches, appetizers, soups and salads. B L D

Frisco Taphouse 6695 Dobbin Road, Columbia, 410-312-4907; www.friscogrille.com. Regional American cuisine with extensive selection of draft and microbrews. 50 rotating draft lines.

Fuddruckers 6486 Dobbin Center Way, Columbia, 410-992-0916. Hamburgers, fresh-baked buns. Open daily. L D $-$$

Fuji Japanese Restaurant 10226 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, 410-750-2455. Authentic Japanese cuisine, sushi bar. L D $-$$

Ginza of Tokyo 7530 Montpelier Road, Laurel, 301-776-6764. Japanese hibachi-grilled steaks and seafood with fusion-style sauce. Sushi. Kids’ menu. L D  $-$$$

Golden Sports Bar & Grill 8801 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, 410-480-2994. Light fare; wraps, salads, burgers, shrimp. Open daily. L D $-$$

Gourmet Garden & Sushi Delight Long Reach Village Center, 8775 Cloudleap Court, Columbia, 410-997-5005. Traditional Chinese décor; traditional and contemporary Chinese food and Japanese sushi; vegetarian offerings. L D $-$$

Great Sage 5809 Clarksville Square Drive, Clarksville, 443-535-9400; www.greatsage.com. Vegan, organic. Kids’ menu, organic wine/beer and cocktails. Open lunch through dinner, offering Sunday brunch, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Mondays. Live music every Thursday, 8:30-10:30 p.m., with half-price bottles of wine. L D $-$$

(The) Greene Turtle 8872 McGaw Road, Suite C, Columbia, 410-312-5255. Sports bar. Burgers, wraps, baskets, entrees, kids’ menu. L D

Greystone Grill 8850 Columbia 100 Parkway, Ellicott City, 410-715-4739; www.GreystoneGrill.com. Fresh seafood, free-range chicken, char-grilled meats. Quality wines available by the glass. Reservations accepted for lunch and dinner. Lunchtime hours weekdays only. L D

Han Joong Kwan 9338 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, 410-461-1099. Korean cuisine. Lunch specials. Wednesday-Monday, L D $-$$$

Han Sung Frederick Crossing Shopping Center, 3570 St. Johns Lane, Suite 102, Ellicott City, 410-750-3836. Korean and Japanese specialties. Lunch-box specials. Updated menu. $-$$$ 

Hanamura Japanese Restaurant 8865 Stanford Blvd., Suite 105, Columbia, 410-290-2883; hanamuraonline.com. Casual dining. Open kitchen grill. Large sushi selection; steak, seafood and traditional Japanese noodle dishes. Open daily. L (except Tuesdays) D $-$$$

Harvest Fried Chicken 710 Lisbon Center Drive, Woodbine, 410-489-5870. Fried and rotisserie chicken, seafood platters, sides. Open daily. $-$$

Heavenly Ham 4725 Dorsey Hall Drive, Dorsey’s Search Village Center, 410-730-6700. Variety of fresh deli sandwiches served on freshly baked breads. Open daily. B L D

Hickory Ridge Grill Hickory Ridge Village Center, 6420 Freetown Road, 443-535-9876. Salads, sandwiches, pasta, chicken and steaks. Major credit cards. L D $-$$

Hokkaido 6325 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, 410-579-2453. Japanese cuisine. Dine-in and carry out.

Honey Pig Korean BBQ 10045 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, 410-696-2426. Korean BBQ, soups. Open 24 hours. Closed Mondays, 2 a.m.-10 a.m. Fun experience; lively atmosphere. B L D $-$$$

Houlihan’s Restaurant & Bar 8240 Gateway Overlook Drive, Columbia/Elkridge, 410-782-6016. Scratch kitchen; 95 percent of food made fresh daily on site. Kids’ menu. Open daily. L D $-$$$

House of India 9350 F2 Snowden River Parkway, Snowden River Center, Columbia, 410-381-3844. Homemade breads; tandoori specialties; lamb, chicken, seafood and vegetable entrees. Open for lunch buffet and dinner daily. L D $-$$

Hunan Chinese Restaurant 6590 Old Waterloo Road, Elkridge, 410-799-4870. Family restaurant. Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine. Free delivery. L D $-$$

Hunan Diamond Harper’s Choice Village Center, 5485 Harpers Farm Road, Columbia, 410-964-1188 or 410-730-8887. Quiet, cozy restaurant in the heart of Columbia. Chinese food. L D $

Hunan Express 6030 Marshalee Drive, #120, Elkridge, 410-796-8738 or 410-796-8739. Traditional Hunan offerings. Dine-in or carryout. Open daily. L D $-$$

Hunan House Cherrytree Center, off routes 29 and 216, Laurel, 301-725-1226. Storefront restaurant. Szechuan, Hunan, Cantonese and Thai offerings. Dine-in or carryout. L D $ 

Hunan Legend Dorsey’s Search Village Center, 410-884-3888. Neighborhood Chinese restaurant. Hunan and Szechuan specialties. Lunch specials. Carryout available. L D $-$$

Hunan Manor 7091 Deepage Drive, Columbia, 410-381-1134. Contemporary décor; 2,000-gallon saltwater fish tank. Contemporary Chinese cuisine from all the provinces; expanded vegetarian selections. Extensive wine list. L D $-$$$

Ichiban Cafe 6250 Columbia Crossing Circle, Columbia, 410-290-1898. Chinese and Japanese offerings. Sushi, sashimi, bento boxes. Dine-in and carryout. Bubble tea.

Iron Bridge Wine Co. 10435 Route 108, Columbia, 410-997-3456; www.ironbridgewines.com. Café, wine bar and gourmet coffee shop. Retail wine shop. Open daily. L D

Jason’s Deli 8874 McGaw Road, Columbia, 410-309-5980; www.jasonsdeli.com. Healthy menu. Sandwiches, subs, salads, pasta dishes. No high-fructose corn syrup, trans fats or MSG. Gluten-free menu available.

Jilly’s Enchanted Forest Shopping Center, Ellicott City, 410-461-3093. American fare. Crab cakes and steaks, Mexican offerings; nostalgic decor. Breakfast daily from 8 a.m. Nightly specials. B L D $-$$

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches 6191 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia, 410-872-0010. All veggies and meats sliced fresh every day. Delivery and catering available. Open daily. B L D $-$$

Joe’s Place Deli and Catering 7130 Minstrel Way, Suite 135, 410-381-7880; www.joesplacedeli.com. Family-owned deli specializing in corporate office catering. Homemade salads and sandwiches. Casual atmosphere. A certified Healthy Howard restaurant. Dine-in or carryout. Monday-Friday. B L

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; www.jostincafe.com. 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; www.judgesbenchpub.com. 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. $-$$$

Kabab Hut  8001 Hillsborough Road, Ellicott City, 443-574-8988; www.kababhutmenu.com. 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; www.kelseysrestaurant.com. 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; www.thekingscontrivance.com. 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; www.klobysbbq.com. 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; www.katanahibachi.com.

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.

Ledo Pizza & Pasta 8480 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, 410-750-7087. Italian-style eatery. Pizza, salads, subs, pasta, soups and desserts. Kids’ menu. L D $-$$

Ledo Pizza Station House Fulton Center, Fulton, 301-776-5336. Family dining. Subs, sandwiches, pizza and pasta. Visa, MasterCard, ATM, personal checks accepted. L D $-$$

Leelynn’s Dining Room & Lounge 9495 Old Annapolis Road, Ellicott City, 410-715-8500; www.leelynns.com. Open daily. 100-seat outdoor patio. Full menu using freshest ingredients available. L D

Little French Market Cafe 3744 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, 410-465-5995. Visit us on Facebook. Specialty coffee drinks, fresh-baked French bread, pastries, homemade soups, wraps and salads. Seasonal items offered, and special orders always accepted. Located on Tongue Row off Main Street in Historic Ellicott City. Open daily.  B L D

Longhorn Steaks Columbia Crossing II, 8650 Snowden River Parkway, 410-953-8180. Western-theme steakhouse. Steaks, seafood, chicken and ribs. Open daily. Kids’ menu. L D $-$$$

Looney’s Pub South 8180 Maple Lawn Blvd., Fulton, 301-617-3593.

Lucky’s China Inn 5865 D Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, 410-997-5454. Chinese cuisine in renovated restaurant. Open daily. Dine-in, carryout, delivery available. L D $-$$

Luna Bella Hickory Ridge Village Center, 6420 Freetown Road, Columbia, 410-531-0250. Southern Italian dishes, fresh seafood, veal, vegetarian selections, brick oven pizza, homemade desserts. Weekend specials, 1/2 price bottled wine Monday-Tuesday. Kids’ menu. Full bar. L D $-$$

(Romano’s) Macaroni Grill 6181 Columbia Crossing Circle, Columbia, 410-872-0626. Festive Italian fare in spacious dining room. Open kitchen; opera-singing servers. Kids’ menu. L D $-$$

Mad City Coffee 10801 Hickory Ridge Road, Columbia 410-964-8671; www.madcitycoffee.com. Relaxed setting. In-house roasted coffee. Espresso and coffee drinks, muffins, pastries, soup and sandwiches. Free Wi-Fi. B L D

Maiwand Kabob 5467 Harpers Farm Road, Columbia, 410-992-7754. Authentic Afghan lamb, beef and chicken kebabs, entrées and appetizers. Carryout available. Open Daily. Daily specials. L D $-$$

Mamma Lucia 6630 Marie Curie Drive, Gateway Overlook, Elkridge. 410-872-4894. Locally owned family-friendly restaurant. Salads, pasta, chicken, veal and seafood entrées. Lunch and dinner specials daily. Kids’ menu, wine list, drink menu and desserts. Open daily. Dine-in, carryout, catering and delivery. Seasonal outdoor seating. L D $-$$ 

Ma’s Kettle 8949 Baltimore St., Savage, 301-725-8838. Small, friendly neighborhood restaurant. Home-style American food. Closed Sunday. Cash only. B L $-$$

Max Pizza 9400 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, 410-381-6111.

Melting Pot Wilde Lake Village Green, 10451 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia, 410-740-9988. Fondue restaurant featuring four-course meals with main course prepared at table by diners. Reservations highly recommended. D

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant 3355 St. Johns Lane, Ellicott City, 410-480-2900. Mexican cuisine. Kids’  menu. Open daily. L D $-$$

Mimis Café 8250 Gateway Overlook Drive, Elkridge, 443-285-0228 or www.mimiscafe.com.

Mimi’s Kabob 12345 Wake Forest Road, Clarksville, 410-531-2000. Authentic Afghan cuisine from kebab platters to other specialties such as our popular pumpkin dish. Separate lunch menu with sandwiches, soups, salads and traditional American fare. Kids’ menu. Open daily. L D $-$$

Mirchi Wok & Mango Grove Restaurant 8865 Stanford Blvd., Suite 107, Columbia, 410-730-4689; 410-884-3426; www.mirchiwok.com; www.themangogrove.net. Two kitchens under one roof. Indian and Indo-Chinese cuisine. L D $-$$

Miroc Jo 10194 Baltimore National Pike, #111, Ellicott City, 410-461-2333. All-you-can-eat sushi buffet. Korean, Japanese and Chinese cuisine. Sake, beer, spirits. Open daily. L D  $-$$

Mongolian Grill 8865 Stanford Blvd., Columbia, 410-290-0690. Asian cuisine. All-you-can-eat design-your-own stir-fry buffet bar, including soup and salad. Thai food entrées. Open daily. Special kids’ buffet price. L D $-$$

Morgan’s Restaurant DoubleTree by Hilton, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia, 410-997-1060. Creative appetizers and entrées featuring steaks, poultry and pasta. Local seafood. Kids’ menu. L D  $-$$$

New York Deli 9350 Snowden River Pkwy., Columbia, 410-290-3773, www.ilovethenewyorkdeli.com. B L

New York J&P Italian Restaurant 8305 Ice Crystal Drive, Scaggsville, 301-317-8444. Traditional Italian cuisine. Pizzas, calzones, strombolis, subs, salads, pasta, steaks, seafood, veal and chicken dishes. Open daily. Live music on Saturdays. Kids eat free on Tuesdays. Parties welcome. L D  $-$$

Nichi Bei Kai 9400 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, 410-381-5800. Japanese hibachi steakhouse with traditional cuisine. Sushi, sukiyaki, tempura and more. Table-side cooking. Full bar. Kids’ menu. Closed Mondays. L D $$-$$$

Niko Japanese Restaurant Normandy Shopping Center, 8450 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, 410-418-8400. Traditional Japanese cuisine; sushi, sashimi, tempura and teriyaki. Open daily. L D $-$$$$

Noodles Corner 8865 Stanford Blvd., Suite 103, Columbia, 410-312-0088. Pan-Asian noodle cuisine. Open daily. L D $

Noodles & Co. 6191 Old Dobbin Lane, Suite 930, Columbia, 410-872-3729. Chef-driven, globally inspired menu of healthful, indulgent, spicy noodles and other entrees. Open daily. L D $

Nora Café 8450 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, 410-461-6902. New York-style bagels served with gourmet spreads. Full-service breakfast; deli sandwiches, subs, Italian pastas, soups and salads. Eat-in or carryout. Open daily. B L D

Nordstrom Cafe 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway (Columbia mall), Columbia, 410-715-2222, Ext. 1610. Fresh made-to-order salads, pizza, sandwiches; pastries; specials. Open daily. Kids’ menu. B L D $-$$

Nottingham’s 8850 Stanford Blvd., Columbia, 410-290-0077. Appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches and pizza. Open daily. L D $-$$

(The) Olive Garden 8315 Benson Drive (routes 108 and 175), Columbia, 410-290-0040. Traditional Italian favorites; bottomless salad. Kids’ menu. L D $-$$

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina 8230 Gateway Overlook Drive, Elkridge, 410-312-1490. Mexican cuisine, margaritas. Open daily.  Happy hour, weekdays, 3-7 p.m. L D $-$$

Outback Steakhouse 4420 Long Gate Parkway, Ellicott City, 410-480-0472. “Aussie-style” steakery. Cheerful ambiance. D $-$$$

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway (Columbia mall), Columbia, 410-730-5344. Traditional Chinese cuisine. Open daily. L D $-$$

Pachanga Cocina Mexicana 10291 Baltimore National Pike, 410-461-4266. Open daily. Separate bar area. Happy hour weekdays, 4-7 p.m. Carryout and catering available. L D

Panera Bread 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway (Columbia mall), Columbia, 410-730-9666; 6435 Dobbin Road, Dobbin Center, Columbia, 410-772-8634. Made-to-order sandwiches, soups, salads, pastries. B L D

Parsa Kabob 6590 Old Waterloo Road, Elkridge, 410-799-9191. Authentic Middle Eastern kebabs. Halal meat. Open daily. L D $-$$ 

Pasta Blitz 6010 University Blvd., Ellicott City, 410-750-7788. Pizza, pasta. Dine-in or carryout. L D

Pazani Trattoria Italiana 6060 Marshalee Drive, Elkridge, 410-540-5777, www.eatatpazani.com. Fresh, authentic homemade Southern Italian cuisine and hand-tossed New York-style pizza. Kids’ menu. Closed Mondays. L D $-$$

Pei Wei Asian Diner 6478 Dobbin Center Way, Suite A, Columbia, 410-423-2550. Asian cuisine brought to you by P.F. Chang’s. Eat-in or take-away. Open daily. L D 

Peking Chef Hickory Ridge Village Center, Columbia, 410-531-2828 or 410-531-2829. Oriental decor with Szechuan, Hunan, Cantonese, vegetarian, low-fat fare. Daily specials. All-new sushi menu. Lunch combos; carryout. Free delivery. Wine, beer and spirits. L D $-$$

Peking Chinese Restaurant Oakwood Center, 7060 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia, 410-381-8580. Szechuan, Hunan cuisine in attractive setting. Open daily. Lunch specials. L D $-$$

Pho Dat Thanh 9400 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, 410-381-3839. Authentic Vietnamese cuisine; beef noodle soup “Pho” and variety of grilled and sauteed dishes. Full bar. Reservations welcomed. Carryout available. Open daily. Major credit cards accepted. L D $-$$

The Phoenix Emporium 8049 Main St., Historic Ellicott City, 410-465-5665. Historic restaurant and tavern featuring more than 70 imported beers. Sandwiches, steaks and seafood. L D $-$$

Pig Picker’s Memphis Style Bar B Que 3417 Plumtree Drive, Ellicott City, 410-465-9663; www.seaking.com. Sandwiches, wings, barbeque, St. Louis ribs and chicken, platters, family meals. Dine-in and takeout. Catering available. L D $-$$$$

Pita & Rye New York Style Deli & Grill 18180 Maple Lawn Blvd., Fulton, 301-498-DELI (3354); www.pitaandrye.com. Deli, open-faced, grilled and pita sandwiches, salads, soups, knishes, hot platters. Kids’ menu. Eat-in, carryout, catering. L D $-$$

Pizza Hut Dine-in & Carryout Snowden River, 7106 Minstrel Way, 410-381-8171; Bethany Lane, 10120 Baltimore National Pike, 410-461-7717; Clarksville, 12268 Clarksville Pike, 410-531-5239; Columbia, 9160 Route 108, 410-730-2626; Elkridge, 7260 Montgomery Road, 410-796-4487; Lisbon, 706 Lisbon Center Drive, 410-442-1473; and North Laurel, 9155 Maier Road, 301-725-0747. L D $

Pizzeria Uno Chicago Bar & Grill Long Gate Shopping Center, Ellicott City, 410-480-1400; 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, 410-964-9945. Pizza, pasta, upscale bar food. Lunch specials include 10 (10-minute) combos. L D $-$$

Players Bar & Grill 10795 Birmingham Way, Woodstock, 410-461-2900; www.playersbargrill.com. Open daily. Casual environment. Sports bar. Live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Catering on or off premises. L D

Pollo Fuego 7351 Assateague Drive, Jessup, 410-799-8550.

Portalli’s 8085 Main St., Ellicott City, 410-720-2330.

Pub Dog Pizza & Drafthouse 8865 Stanford Blvd., Columbia, 410-872-0364. Handcrafted ales, gourmet pizza. Open daily. L D $-$$

Pudgie’s Pizza, Pasta & Subs 12447 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville. www.pudgiespizza.com.

Pure Wine Cafe 8210 Main St., Ellicott City, 410-480-5037; www.purewinecafe.com. Closed Mondays. L D

Qdoba Mexican Grill 6476 Dobbin Center Way, Columbia, 410-740-6977. All items made to order and fresh. L D

R&R Taqueria 7894 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. 410-799-0001.

Rainpia 10194 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 103, Ellicott City. 410-418-8992.

Rams Head Tavern 8600 Foundry St., Historic Savage Mill, Savage, 301-604-3454, fax 301-604-9597. Tavern setting. Formal dining room. Outdoor seating. American cuisine featuring Angus beef, Maryland seafood, chef’s specialties, fresh salads, homemade soups. Rams Head-brewed beer. Rathskeller sports bar with pool table, dart boards, video arcades and TVs. Open daily until 2 a.m. Sunday brunch, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; tavern menu after 2 p.m. L D $-$$$

Ranazul 8171 Maple Lawn Blvd., Suite 170, Maple Lawn, 301-498-9666. A tapas and wine bistro.

Red Lobster 9011 Snowden Square Drive, Columbia, 410-290-1677. Wharfside decor. Wide variety of seafood. Kids’ menu. Takeout available. L D $-$$$$

Red Pearl Restaurant 10215 Wincopin Circle, Columbia lakefront, 410-715-6530, www.redpearlrestaurant.com. Authentic Szechuan, Mandarin and Cantonese cuisines. Open daily. Dim sum, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Soups, salads, chef’s specials. Happy hour, Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. Event hosting available. L D

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Columbia Crossing, 8640 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, 410-312-0214. Hamburgers, chicken, turkey burgers, fajitas, pasta. L D $-$$

River Hill Sports Grille 6040 Daybreak Circle, Clarksville, 410-531-7900; www.riverhillsportsgrille.com. Homemade American cuisine, seafood, salads, soups and desserts. Happy hour Monday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. 24 HD TVs, private party room with big screen projector. Extensive bar featuring fine wines and craft beer with more than 10 rotating taps. Nightly specials, open mike Thursdays, live music Fridays. Outdoor seating. L D

Riverside Roastery & Espresso 8865 Stanford Blvd., 410-312-0004; 10227 Wincopin Circle, 410-772-3694; 8827; Centre Park Drive, 443-367-0105, Columbia. Coffee roasted on premises. Muffins, scones, bagels, soup, sandwiches, garden salads, desserts. Open daily. B L D $

Royal Taj 8874 McGaw Road, Columbia, 410-381-1111. Daily lunch buffet; dinner menu. Kids under age 5 eat free. L D

Ruby Tuesday 9071 Snowden Square Drive, Columbia, 410-312-0917; 6080 Daybreak Circle, Clarksville, 443-535-8797. American favorites with regional accents. Ribs, pasta, burgers, fajitas, salad bar.

Rudy’s Mediterranean Grill & Diner 7185 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, 410-290-2004, 410-290-2010; fax 410-290-1126. Turkish, Greek and Italian specialties. Lamb, chicken, shrimp, salmon. Soups, salads, subs, wraps, burgers, sandwiches. Create your own pizza. Kids’ menu. B L D $-$$

The Rumor Mill Fusion Bar & Restaurant 8069 Tiber Alley, Ellicott City, 410-461-0041. Japanese American fusion, sushi, small plates, cocktails. Bar hours. Late-night happy hour 9 p.m. until closing. L D $-$$$$

Sakura Japanese Steak & Seafood House Enchanted Forest Shopping Center, 10040 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, 410-203-0755. Japanese cuisine featuring chicken, steak, shrimp, scallop and lobster entrees prepared in teppan style. Variety of sushi, sashimi and rolls available. Lunch Express, Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. L D $-$$$$

Second Chance Saloon 5888 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, 443-545-5844; www.2ndchancesaloon.com. Homemade pub fare. Full menu includes burgers, wings, salads, pasta, tacos, poboys, wraps and seafood. 100 beers and full bar. Kids’ menu. Free trivia, Monday; open mike, Wednesday; karaoke, Thursday; live music, Friday and Saturday. L D

Sedona Grill 10805 Birmingham Way, Woodstock, 410-750-7200. Tex-Mex. burritos, tacos and enchiladas. American classics. Burgers, steak and cheese subs. Kids’ menu includes chicken fingers and hot dogs.

Serafino’s Italian Market Place 3419 Plum Tree Drive, Ellicott City, 410-465-7775. Deli items, gourmet pizza, gourmet subs, homemade dinners. B L D $-$$

Shanghai Tokyo Cafe 7185 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 8, 410-312-2888; www.shanghaitokyocafe.com. Sushi, Chinese cuisine. Closed Sundays. B L D

Shannon’s Saloon & Restaurant 9338 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, 410-461-4588. Full-service menu, nightly specials featuring fresh seafood, steaks and pasta dishes. Happy hour, Monday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. Open daily. Sunday brunch. $-$$

Shanty Grille 3410 Plumtree Drive, Ellicott City, 410-465-9660; www.shantygrille.com. Fresh fish, crabmeat entrees, shrimp, steaks, pasta and seafood. Banquet room, carryout; catering; daily specials; kids’ menu. Sunday brunch. L D

Shin Chon Garden 8801 Baltimore National Pike, Lotte Shopping Area, Ellicott City, 410-461-3280. Traditional Korean cuisine, including barbecue, sushi. Table grills. Call for hours.

Sidamo Coffee and Tea 8180 Maple Lawn, Fulton, 301-483-3683.

Smokey’s & Uncle Grube’s BBQ Pit 7300 Roosevelt Blvd., Elkridge, 410-796-0024. Open-pit barbecue sandwiches; chili, ribs, soups and salads. Open Monday-Friday. B L $-$$ 

Smokin’ Hot Bar & Grille 2465 Route 97, Glenwood, 410-489-6001; www.smokinhotbarandgrille.com. Locally owned and operated. Fresh and homemade offerings. Nine homemade sauces. Daily and weekly specials. Full bar. Open daily. Live music Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 9 p.m. Kids’ menu includes meal, drink and ice cream. L D  $-$$$

Sonoma’s Bar & Grille 7284 Cradlerock Way, Owen Brown Village Center, Columbia, 410-381-7220. Sports pub. American pub fare. Available for parties. L D $-$$

Stained Glass Pub 6751 Dorsey Road, Elkridge, 410-796-4345. Community-oriented family restaurant and sports bar. Seafood, steaks, overstuffed sandwiches, pizza. Late-night menu. Full bar. Kids’ menu. L D $$-$$$

Stanford Grill 8900 Stanford Blvd., Columbia, 410-312-0445; www.thestanfordgrill.com. American cuisine made from scratch. Wood fire grilled steaks, Eastern Shore crab cakes, fresh salads, homemade soups. Extensive wine list. Outdoor dining and full-service patio bar. Kids’ menu. Gluten-free items available on request. Open daily at 11 a.m.  Live jazz every evening; Sunday jazz brunch, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. L D $-$$$

Stella Notte 8809 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, 410-461-1122; www.Stella-Notte.com. Old World romantic Italian decor. Southern Italian cuisine with seafood, veal and chicken. Martini bar. Authentic wood-burning brick oven pizzas. Weekly and daily specials. Kids’ menu. Private parties, catering and carryout. L D  (Monday-Friday) D (Saturday-Sunday) $$-$$$

Sushi King 6490 Dobbin Road, Columbia, 410-997-1266. Sushi, other Japanese favorites, chef’s specials. Closed Sundays. L D $-$$$

Sushi Nari 8640 Guilford Road, Kings Contrivance Village Center, Columbia, 410-381-6888.

Sushi Sono Japanese Restaurant 10215 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, 410-997-6131. Sushi and traditional Japanese cuisine. Lakefront setting. Closed Sundays. L D $$-$$$$

T-Bonz Grille & Pub 4910 Waterloo Road, Ellicott City, 410-461-4748. Steaks, seafood, ribs, pasta, burgers, chicken, salads and appetizers. Daily specials. Open daily. L D $-$$$

T.G.I. Friday’s Columbia Restaurant Park (routes 108 and 175), 410-312-1555. Large menu of nachos, soups, salads, light fare, sandwiches and hamburgers, pizza, pasta, Southwestern, steak and ribs, seafood and chicken entrees. L D $-$$

Tandoor Grill 7500 Montpelier Road, Laurel, 301-362-4222, 301-793-8050; www.thetandoorgrill.com. Fast authentic Indian food. Lamb, chicken, seafood, kabobs, gyros, sandwiches, vegetarian. Unique selections. Open daily. Kids’ menu. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. L D $-$$

Ten Oaks Tavern 3900 Ten Oaks Road, Glenelg, 410-988-9816.

Tersiguel’s 8293 Main St., Ellicott City, 410-465-4004; www.tersiguels.com. Classic French country cuisine in renovated 19th-century townhouse. Prix fixe menu. Open daily. L D $$-$$$$

Thai Aroma 8815 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, 410-480-5100. Authentic Thai cuisine. Noodles, seafood and grilled dishes. Open daily. L D $-$$

Three Brothers Italian Restaurant 7090 Deepage Drive, Columbia, 410-309-5944. Italian specialties; veal Parmesan, lasagna, New York-style pizza, hot and cold subs, and salads. Cocktail lounge, including raw bar. Open daily, major credit cards. L D $-$$

Tino’s Italian Bistro 8775 Centre Park Drive, Columbia, 410-730-TINO (8466); www.tinositalianbistro.com.Soups, salads, sides, baked pasta dishes, pizza. Wine bar. Gluten-free choices. Kids’ menu. Carryout and catering available. L D $-$$

Toby’s Dinner Theatre 5900 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 410-730-8311; www.tobysdinnertheatre.com. Buffet dinner and Sunday matinee brunch. Menu includes entrees, fruit and cheese board, vegetables, pasta, salad bar, sundae bar, desserts. Cash bar. Call or visit website for show titles, dates and times. Major credit cards.

The Tomato Palace 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, 410-715-0211. Contemporary setting; family-oriented eatery. Italian fare; American fun. Soups, salads, subs, homemade pasta, pizza. Seasonal specialties. Kids’ menu. L D $-$$

The Trolley Stop 6 Oella Ave., Ellicott City, 410-465-8546. American, seafood, barbecue, Cajun, Creole. MasterCard, Visa. Open daily. B L D $$ 

Trattoria E Pizzeria Da Enrico Kings Contrivance Village Center, Columbia, 410-381-1255; Dorsey’s Search Village Center, Ellicott City, 410-740-9903. Neighborhood eatery. Pasta specials. Daily specials. Visa and MasterCard at Kings Contrivance. L D $-$$

Turkshish Kebap House 10840 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, 410-730-7900. Meze (small dishes), sandwiches, pide (boat-shaped pizza) and platters with lamb, chicken or beef. Dine-in, delivery and catering available.

Twist and Turn Tavern 13380 Clarksville Pike (routes 108 and 216), Highland Crossing, Highland.

Union Jack’s British Pub 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, 410-740-5225; www.unionjackscolumbia.com. Casual and upscale pub with a British flair.Traditional British dishes, including fish and chips, bangers and mash, cottage pie. And stateside favorites like steaks, seafood, ribs, burgers, salads, pizza and sandwiches. Late night dining. Thursday-Friday night DJ; Saturday night live bands. Kids’ menu. 25 HDTVs. Private dining room and pool and pub rooms available for events. L D     

Venegas Prime Filet 8191 Maple Lawn Blvd., Fulton, 301-490-2290 or www.venegasprimefilet.com.

Vennari’s Pizza & Subs 5865 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, 410-884-8500 and 410-884-8501. Pizza, subs. Open daily. L D $-$$ 

Victoria Gastro Pub 8201 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, 410-750-1880; www.victoriagastropub.com. Sophisticated twists on classic pub fare. Eclectic beer and wine list. Open daily. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Brunch, Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Late night dining. Happy hour, Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m. Live music, Sunday, 9:30 p.m. L D $-$$$

Vittorio 2490 Route 97, Glenwood, 410-489-5800. Italian. Open daily. L D $-$$

Waterside Sheraton Columbia Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, 410-730-3900, Ext. 1451. Lakefront dining. Sunday champagne brunch. Daily lunch specials; dinners featuring seafood, beef and heart-healthy entrées. Call for holiday special events. L D $$-$$$

Wings To Go 8765 Centre Park Drive, Columbia Palace Plaza, Columbia, 410-964-2339; www.wingstogocolumbia.com. Eat-in or carryout. Buffalo wings, boneless strips, fried fish, fries, ribs, sandwiches, wraps, shrimp and side dishes, choice of 21 sauces. Happy hour; beer on tap, TV sports. Open daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Woodbine Inn 401 Woodbine Road (Route 94), Woodbine, 410-489-5750 or 410-442-5731. Seafood, crabs, steak. Open daily. B L D $-$$$

The Woodstock Inn 1415 Woodstock Road, Woodstock, 410-750-3673; www.woodstockinn.net. Open daily. L D

Yama Sushi 4725-G Dorsey Hall Drive, Ellicott City, 410-997-3688; www.yamasuchimd.com. Japanese fusion. Hibachi and teriyaki dishes, sushi, sashimi and lunchtime bento boxes. Party room available to reserve.

Zapata’s True Mexican Food Restaurant & Cantina 5485 Harpers Farm Road, Harper’s Choice Village Center, Columbia, 410-715-6929. Mexican cuisine, including pozole, tamales, sopas, chile rellenos, fajitas, enchiladas, mole, menudo. Happy hour, Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. L D

ZPizza 8875 McGaw Road, Columbia. 410-312-9104 or www.zpizza.com.

For inclusion in the Dining Guide, establishments must be located within Howard County and provide seating for at least 16 customers. To add or change a listing, e-mail HowardMagazine@patuxent.com.

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