Howard County Restaurant Weeks 

Media Release

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Amanda Hof, Executive Director, Visit Howard County

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Visit Howard County


Howard County Summer Restaurant Weeks 


  • July 22 - August 5, 2019

  • Over thirty participating restaurants

  • Fixed Price Menus 

  • Text-to-win restaurant gift certificates

Kick it up a notch this summer! Over twenty-five restaurants in and around Howard County are offering fifteen days of fresh and unique chef’s menus of multi-course, specialty plates. 

Ellicott City, MD (July 2019) Visit Howard County’s Summer Restaurant Weeks runs July 22 - August 5, 2019. Howard County is quickly becoming one of Maryland’s hot spots for foodies. Newer restaurants such as Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar, Cured | 18th & 21st, Food Plenty, Hudson Coastal Raw Bar & Grille, and The Walrus Oyster and Ale House, are bringing exciting new energy to the Howard County food scene. 

Restaurants across Howard County are serving up fresh and unique dishes at prices diners will love. Participating restaurants are offering fixed-price, multi-course chef’s menus (beverages, tax, gratuity not included, promotions and menus vary) Over thirty restaurants are participating, so there is sure to be something for every taste and budget.

Visit Howard County is spicing up its semi-annual Restaurant Weeks promotion with a Text-to-Win contest where Howard County Restaurant Weeks fans can become entered to win restaurant gift certificates when they text, ‘HOCORW’ to 555888.  

Participating restaurants include:

  • AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar
  • The Ale House Columbia
  • Alexandra’s American Fusion
  • Ananda
  • Bolder food/drink
  • Clyde's of Columbia
  • The County Cork Wine Pub
  • Cured Table & Tap | 18th & 21st
  • The Elkridge Furnace Inn
  • Facci Turf Valley
  • Food Plenty
  • Great Sage
  • Grille 620
  • Hudson Coastal Raw Bar & Grille
  • Iron Bridge Wine Co.
  • Kelsey's Restaurant & Spirits
  • The Kings Contrivance Restaurant
  • Kloby's Smokehouse
  • La Palapa
  • Lib's Grill Maple Lawn
  • Longhorn Steakhouse
  • Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar
  • Manor Hill Tavern
  • The Melting Pot
  • Mutiny Bar & Restaurant
  • Ranazul
  • Seasons 52 
  • Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant
  • The Turn House
  • The Walrus Oyster & Ale House
  • Victoria Gastro Pub

List of participating restaurants subject to change

View menus and full list at

“I am excited to launch another Restaurant Weeks in Howard County,” said County Executive Calvin Ball. “When we launched our winter Restaurant Weeks a few months ago, it was during the historic federal government shutdown that negatively impacted all of our Howard County restaurants this year. To help our restaurants continue to make up for that unnecessary loss of revenue, I encourage all Howard County residents and visitors from around the region to enjoy our upcoming summer Restaurant Weeks. We have some of the best restaurants, chefs, and diversity of cuisines that can be found anywhere in Maryland. Please explore and enjoy!” 

“We love Howard County Restaurant Weeks and look forward to it every year. We’ve been participating since 2008 when we first opened Victoria Gastro Pub. We continue to participate as it’s a great opportunity for people to visit our newest restaurant, Food Plenty as well as try something new from Victoria Gastro Pub and Manor Hill Tavern.” expresses Corey Mull of Victoria Restaurant Group. 

Joe Barbera, proprietor and owner of Aida Bistro & Wine Bar and Past President of Visit Howard County, who helped start Howard County Restaurant Weeks in 2008 reflects, “The quality, quantity, and diversity of restaurants in Howard County have increased exponentially. Our county is quickly becoming a foodie epicenter in Maryland.”

Amanda Hof, Executive Director for Visit Howard County, adds “with so many new restaurants Howard County is quickly becoming a foodie hotspot. There are more choices than ever. Howard County Restaurant Weeks is a great opportunity for visitors and residents alike to see all that Howard County has to offer and try something new.”

Visit Howard County is spicing up Restaurant Weeks with a Text-to-Win drawing. Howard County Restaurant Weeks fans will be entered to win gift certificates from Howard County restaurants when they text, ‘HOCORW’ to 555888. View drawing details at


Kick it up a notch with #HoCoRestaurantWeeks!  Over 30 restaurants are offering fresh and unique chef’s menus with multi-course specialty plates, July 22  - August 5, 
Plan to experience #HoCoRestaurantWeeks! Over 30 restaurants to choose from! July 22 - August 5

About Visit Howard County
Visit Howard County (501c6 not-for-profit) is recognized by Howard County Government and the Maryland Office of Tourism Development as the official Destination Marketing Organization for Howard County, Maryland and funded by a legislated 2% of the county hotel tax, allocated through Howard County Government. Visit Howard County’s mission is to be the lead organization to market and develop the County as a premier leisure and business travel destination.


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