Howard County Dining Deals

Whether you’re looking for a quiet dinner with a bottle of wine, or a roaring good time with live music, Howard County restaurants have something for everyone. Make sure to visit our dining page for more information on these fabulous restaurants.

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1/2 Price Wine | Food & Drink Specials | Happy Hour | Brunch | Prefixed Price Meals | Live Music & Entertainment

1/2 Price Bottles of Wine

 

MONDAY

  • Portalli’s (Ellicott City)
  • Ranazul (Maple Lawn)

TUESDAY

  • Bare Bones Grill & Brewery (Greater Ellicott City)
  • Bistro Blanc (Western Howard County)
  • Centre Park Grill (Columbia)
  • Glory Days Grill (Ellicott City)
  • Grille 620 (Greater Ellicott City)
  • Houlihan’s (Columbia/Elkridge)

WEDNESDAY

  • Ale House Columbia (Columbia)
  • Alexandra’s American Fusion (Greater Ellicott City)
  • Kelsey’s Restaurant & Catering(Greater Ellicott City)
  • The Melting Pot (Columbia)
  • Shanty Girlle (Greater Ellicott City)

THURSDAY

  • Victoria Gastro Pub/25% off cellared selections (Columbia)
  • Coho Grill at Hobbit’s Glen Golf Course (Columbia)
  • Great Sage (Clarksville/Columbia)

FRIDAY

  • The King’s Contrivance (Columbia)

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Food and Drink Specials

 

MONDAY

  • Build your own burger, starting at 6 pm: Ale House Columbia (Columbia)
  • $1.50 Natural Lights and $5 bombs: Bare Bones Grill and Brewery (Greater Ellicott City)
  • 1/2 lb angus burger, fries or slaw $7.77 & half price drafts: Centre Park Grill (Columbia)
  • $2.75 loaded hot dogs & $2.75 cheeseburgers: La Palapa (Historic Ellicott City)
  • $5.99 classic burgers/$7.99 specialty burgers: Glory Days Grill (Greater Ellicott City)
  • $10 wine and beer flights: Grille 620 (Greater Ellicott City)
  • 1/2 priced burgers after 5 pm: The Grille at Maple Lawn (Maple Lawn)
  • Steak Night: 2 Course for $22.15: Iron Bridge Wine Company (Columbia)
  • $5.99 veggie potstickets or cheese quesadilla: Judge’s Bench Pub (Historic Ellicott City)
  • 1/2 off burgers: Kelsey’s Restaurant & Catering (Greater Ellicott City)
  • 1/2 price special pasta dishes: Stella Notte (Greater Ellicott City)
  • Beer Club members get 1/2 priced beers in the pub after 5 pm: Victoria Gastro Pub (Columbia)

TUESDAY

  • $3 Oliver Ales 3 pm-close: Ale House Columbia (Columbia)
  • Taco Tuesday, 1/2 priced tacos & 1/2 priced margaritas: Coho Grill at Hobbit’s Glen Golf Course (Columbia)
  • Pint Night: Frisco Tap House
  • $5.99 two tacos w/ chips and salsa: Glory Days Grill (Greater Ellicott City)
  • All you can eat tacos. $9.99 per person from (4:00-9:30): La Palapa (Historic Ellicott City)
  • Lobster night – Whole lobster for $12.99 (while supplies last): Ellicott Mills Brewing Company (Historic Ellicott City)
  • Great crème brulee Tuesdays; order the crème brulee for dessert and if you get the one without chocolate on the bottom, you win the prize of the week: Iron Bridge Wine Co (Columbia)
  • 3 courses for $40.00: Iron Bridge Wine Company (Columbia)
  • 1/2 off wings: Kelsey’s Restaurant & Catering (Greater Ellicott City)
  • 1/2 off dine in appetizers, 20% off carryout orders: Stella Notte (Greater Ellicott City)
  • 1/2 priced martinis: Victoria Gastro Pub (Columbia)
  • Every third Tuesday: Monthly Manager’s Reception; 5:30pm-7pm; complimentary appetizers with house beer & wine in Waterside Lounge, give-a-ways, demonstrations from Executive Chef, seasonal treats and special promotions: Waterside Restaurant at the Sheraton Columbia Town Center (Columbia

WEDNESDAY

  • Reubens & Cubans sandwich specials $9.99, $5 spiced apple cocktails & $5 UFO white drafts: Centre Park Grill (Columbia)
  • 1/2 price martinis: Coho Grill at Hobbit’s Glen Golf Course (Columbia)
  • Purchase two entrees, get one small plate free: The County Cork Wine Pub (Sykesville)
  • Educators & their friends and family receive 10% off: Great Sage (Clarksville/Columbia)
  • $5.99 8oz angus burger or veggie burger; $2.75 domestic bottles and $5.75 for all bombs
: Judge’s Bench Pub (Historic Ellicott City)
  • All appetizers $5 from (4pm-9:30pm): La Palapa (Historic Ellicott City)
  • 1/2 off burgers and bottled beers: Bistro Blanc (Western Howard County)
  • 1/2 off sangria: Portalli’s (Historic Ellicott City)
  • $16.99 Prime Rib Night:  Baldwin’s Station (Historic Sykesville)
  • BOGO Pizzas: Stella Notte (Greater Ellicott City)
  • Showtime Trivia at 7:30 pm: The Grille at Maple Lawn (Maple Lawn)

THURSDAY

  • Extended happy hour 3pm-10pm: Centre Park Grill (Columbia)
  • $5 martinis, $5 coffee drinks, happy hour pints: The County Cork Wine Pub (Sykesville)
  • Free dessert from (4pm-9:30pm): La Palapa (Historic Ellicott City)
  • Complimentary cocktail with dinner: Bistro Blanc (Western Howard County)
  • All pizzas $5.99: Glory Days Grill (Greater Ellicott City)
  • No corkage Thursday: Iron Bridge Wine Company (Columbia)
  • $5.99 for 8 wings: Judge’s Bench Pub (Historic Ellicott City)
  • 25% off cellared selections: Victoria Gastro Pub (Columbia)
  • Pint Night – Special offerings. Pint Glasses will be provided for giveaways to guests – Ale House Columbia (Columbia)

FRIDAY

  • Happy hour buffet (4pm-7pm) Mariachi in the restaurant (6:30-9:30): La Palapa (Historic Ellicott City)
  • Live music: Friday nights (7pm until close): La Palapa (Historic Ellicott City)
  • Free Scotch Tastings (6:30-8pm): Baldwin’s Station (Historic Sykesville)
  • Free buffet during Happy Hour (4-7pm): Barebones Grille & Brewery (Greater Ellicott City)
  • Party on the Patio – $5  sangria & complimentary hors d’oeuvres: Alexandra’s American Fusion (Greater Ellicott CityHappy
  • Hour-Specialty small plates and beverage specials from (2pm-6pm): Bistro Blanc (Western Howard County)
  • Fish Fry Friday: Glory Days Grill (Greater Ellicott City)
  • Grilled NY Steak Dinner for $10.95 at the Hilton Garden Inn Columbia Garden Grill & Bar (Columbia)

SATURDAY

  • Mariachi in the restaurant (6:30-9:30): La Palapa (Historic Ellicott City)
  • Late night bar menu and happy hour from 9pm to midnight: Bare Bones Grill and Brewery (Greater Ellicott City)
  • Happy Hour-Specialty small plates and beverage specials from (2pm-6pm): Bistro Blanc (Western Howard County)
  • Mojito Night: The Grille at Maple Lawn (Maple Lawn)
  • All You Can Eat Soup, Salad, and Pasta for $14.95 at the Hilton Garden Inn Columbia Garden Grill & Bar (Columbia)

SUNDAY

  • $2.75 loaded hot dogs & $2.75 cheeseburgers: La Palapa (Historic Ellicott City)
  • SIN night drink specials: Ale House Columbia (Columbia)
  • Theme night; specialty designed cuisine to weekly themes: Baldwin’s Station (Sykesville)
  • Buy one entree receive second 50% off: The County Cork Wine Pub (Sykesville)
  • 3 courses for $40.00: Iron Bridge Wine Company (Columbia)
  • All $5.99 food specials during Ravens games: Judge’s Bench Pub (Historic Ellicott City)
  • 1/2 price late night bar menu: Victoria Gastro Pub (Columbia)
  • Prime Rib Night – $14.99 Queen Cut & $19.99 King Cut: Kelsey’s Restaurant & Catering (Greater Ellicott City)
  • Happy Hour-Specialty small plates and beverage specials from (2pm-6pm): Bistro Blanc (Western Howard County)
  • Kids Eat Free (under 12): Stella Notte Restaurant (Greater Ellicott City)
  • Kids Eat Free after 4 pm: The Grille at Maple Lawn (Maple Lawn)

 

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Happy Hour

Every Day

  • Bistro Blanc (Western Howard County)
  • Judge’s Bench Pub (extended on Sundays & Mondays): (Historic Ellicott City)

Monday – Friday

  • AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar (Columbia)
  • Ale House Columbia (Columbia)
  • Alexandra’s American Fusion (Greater Ellicott City)
  • Baldwin’s Station (Sykesville)
  • Bare Bones Grill and Brewery (Greater Ellicott City)
  • Centre Park Grill (Columbia)
  • Coho Grill at Hobbit’s Glen Golf Course (Columbia)
  • Ellicott Mills Brewing Company (Historic Ellicott City)
  • Frisco Tap House (Columbia)
  • Glory Days Grill (Greater Ellicott City)
  • Grille620 (Greater Ellicott City)
  • The Grille at Maple Lawn (Maple Lawn)
  • Houlihan’s Columbia
  • Kelsey’s Restaurant (Greater Ellicott City)
  • La Palapa Grill & Cantina (Historic Ellicott City)
  • LeeLynn’s Dining Room (Greater Ellicott City)
  • Magianno’s Little Italy (Columbia)
  • Rams Head Tavern (Savage Mill)
  • Seasons 52 (Columbia)
  • Stella Notte Restaurant (Greater Ellicott City)
  • Victoria Gastro Pub (Columbia)

Tuesday – Friday

  • The County Cork Wine Pub (Sykesville)
  • Great Sage (Clarksville/Columbia)
  • Petit Louis on the Lake (Columbia)
  • Pastry Happy Hour, ½ off pastries in Le Comptoir
: Petit Louis on the Lake (Columbia)

Late Night

  • Ale House Columbia (Columbia)
  • Rams Head Tavern (Sunday-Thursday) (Savage Mill)

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Ladies’ Night

 

  • Wednesday: 1/2 off drinks: Ranazul (Maple Lawn) 7pm – close
  • Thursday: $3 Margaritas and House Wine, plus Live Music: Bare Bones Grill & Brewery (Greater Ellicott City) 8pm
  • Thursday: Signature cocktail complimentary with purchase of an entree: Bistro Blanc (Western Howard County)
  • Thursday: Food & drink specials, raffled gifts: Rams Head Tavern (Savage) 7pm – close
  • Every 3rd Thursday: La Palapa Grill & Cantina (Historic Ellicott City)

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Brunch

FRIDAY

  • Bistro Blanc (Western Howard County)

SATURDAY

  • Bistro Blanc (Western Howard County)
  • Grille 620 (Greater Ellicott City)
  • Victoria Gastro Pub (Columbia)

SUNDAY

  • Alexandra’s American Fusion (Greater Ellicott City)
  • Ale House Columbia (Columbia)
  • Baldwin’s Station (Sykesville)
  • Bistro Blanc (Western Howard County)
  • The County Cork Wine Pub (Sykesville)
  • Elkridge Furnace Inn (Elkridge)
  • Kelsey’s Restaurant & Catering (Greater Ellicott City)
  • The King’s Contrivance (Columbia)
  • La Palapa Grill & Cantina (Historic Ellicott City)
  • Petit Louis on the Lake (Columbia)
  • Rams Head Tavern (Savage)
  • Spurrier’s Restaurant at Holiday Inn Columbia-East Jessup
  • Victoria Gastro Pub (Columbia)
  • The Grille at Maple Lawn (Maple Lawn)

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Prefixed Price Meals

  • Petit Louis: Prix fixe lunch Monday – Friday
  • Tersiguel’s: Prix fixe lunch and dinner menus for parties of 6 or fewer
  • Baldwin’s Station: (Historic Sykesville): 3-Course  prix fixe menu, Tuesdays
  • Springs Landing Fine Country Pub: (Mt. Airy): Rustic 3-course prix fixe menu, Tuesday through Thursday
  • The Elkridge Furnace Inn (Elkridge): 3 or 4 course prix fixe menu for parties of 6 or less, available until 6:30pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 4-8pm Sunday.
  • Grille 620 (Greater Ellicott City): Early bird pre fixed fare, Sunday through Thursday 4pm – 6:20pm
  • Iron Bridge Wine Co (Columbia): 3 courses for one price, Wednesday and Sunday
  • The King’s Contrivance (Columbia) Early bird fixed price 3-Course menu (not available during December or Restaurant Weeks promotions) & fixed price lunch packages

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Kids Eat Free

Sunday

Stella Note – Ellicott City
Shanty Grill – Ellicott City

Music & Entertainment

TUESDAY

  • Karaoke: Diamondback Tavern (Historic Ellicott City)
  • Live Music: Judge’s Bench (Historic Ellciott City)
  • Trivia: Rams Head Tavern (Savage)
  • Pool Night/Open Mic Night: Woodstock inn (Western Howard County)

WEDNESDAY

  • Live Music: Alexandra’s American Fusion (Greater Ellicott City)
  • Live Music: Ale House Columbia (Columbia)
  • Trivia: Bare Bones Grill & Brewery (Greater Ellicott City)
  • Beer Pong: Diamondback Tavern (Historic Ellicott City) Beginning at 10pm
  • Karaoke: The Woodstock Inn (Western Howard County)

THURSDAY

  • Live Music: Bistro Blanc (Western Howard County)
  • Open Mic Night: Diamondback Tavern (Historic Ellicott City)
  • Live Music: Woodstock Inn (Western Howard County)
  • Live Music: Great Sage 8-10pm (Clarksville/Columbia)

FRIDAY

  • Live Music: Alexandra’s American Fusion (Greater Ellicott City)
  • Live Music: Bare Bones Grill & Brewery (Greater Ellicott City) 9pm
  • Live Music: Bistro Blanc (Western Howard County) Fridays and every last Thursday
  • Live Music: The Grille at Maple Lawn (Maple Lawn) 8-11pm
  • Live Music/DJ: Rams Head Tavern (Savage)

SATURDAY

  • Live Music: Alexandra’s American Fusion (Greater Ellicott City)
  • Live DJ: Azul 17 (Greater Ellicott City)
  • Live Music: Bare Bones Grill & Brewery (Greater Ellicott City) 9pm
  • Live Music: Bistro Blanc (Western Howard County) 9pm – close
  • Live Music/DJ: Diamondback Tavern (Historic Ellicott City)
  • Live Music: Judge’s Bench (Historic Ellicott City)
  • Live Music: Kelsey’s Restaurant & Catering (Greater Ellicott City)
  • Live Music/DJ: Rams Head Tavern: Savage
  • Live Music: Shanty Grille (Greater Ellicott City) 9pm – close
  • Live Music: Woodstock Inn (Western Howard County)

SUNDAY

  • Live Music: Alexandra’s American Fusion (Greater Ellicott City)
  • Live Music: Judge’s Bench (Historic Ellicott City)

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We strive to keep the information listed up-to-date, but it is recommended to check with a restaurant about specials and events before visiting.