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Phoenix Upper Main

Ellicott City’s Original Beer Bar

Welcome to the Phoenix Upper Main, formerly the Phoenix Emporium. We have closed our original location and are now open for indoor and outdoor dining, as well as carryout food and beer from our new home at the top of the hill, 8308 Main Street.

Menu

Starters

  • Nachos
    $13
    Tortilla chips topped with nacho cheese, PHX chili, jalapenos, shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, and shredded cheddar jack cheese. Served with salsa and sour cream on the side. Substitute pulled pork or chicken tinga +$2.
  • Bavarian Pretzels
    8
    Three soft pretzel sticks, served with housemade IPA beer cheese and housemade horseradish mustard
  • Deviled Eggs
    10
    Topped with bacon jam and served with an arugula and pickled red onion garnish
  • Phoenix Crab Dip
    12
    Original Phoenix crab dip topped with cheese and Old Bay and served with kettle chips
  • Phoenix Wings
    11
    Buffalo or Chesapeake style with a side of Ranch or bleu cheese dressing
  • Mozzarella Sticks
    9
    Crispy battered mozzarella sticks served with marinara sauce
  • Jalapeno Mozzarella Sticks
    9
    Mozzarella sticks in a jalapeno batter served with marinara sauce and Ranch dressing
  • Chicken Tenders
    10
    Crispy white meat tenders, served with honey mustard. Also available buffalo style, served with Ranch or bleu cheese
  • Jalapeno Poppers
    9
    fried, cream-cheese filled jalapenos with a side of Ranch dressing

Soups

  • Chili
    $8
    A bowl of original Phoenix chili, topped with cheddar jack cheese and served with tortilla chips and a side of sour cream
  • Maryland Crab Soup
    6
    A bowl of house-made tomato-based crab soup
  • Cream of Crab Soup
    6
    A bowl of house-made cream of crab soup
  • Butternut Squash Soup
    6
    Vegan butternut squash soup topped with pumpkin seeds, coconut milk, and a dash of cayenne pepper

Salads

  • Waldorf Salad
    $11
    Bleu cheese crumbles, walnuts, and dried cranberries atop mixed greens and served with a citrus vinaigrette. Add jerk chicken +$4. Add pan-seared salmon +$6.
  • Burrata Caprese
    11
    Burrata cheese, heirloom cherry tomatoes, and basil served over a garnish of baby spinach and drizzled with a homemade balsamic honey glaze.
  • Goat Cheese and Pear Salad
    13
    Goat cheese, fresh pears, craisins, and homemade spicy candied pecans, served over a bed of arugula with a homemade raspberry vinaigrette. Add jerk chicken +$4. Add pan-seared salmon +$6

Mains

  • Gruyère Mac & Cheese
    11
    Four cheese mac & cheese with cavatappi pasta. Add Old Bay crab and Shrimp +$4. Add bacon +$1.
  • Braised Short Rib
    22
    Short rib braised in mirepoix, served with roasted rainbow carrots, mushrooms, and parsnip puree
  • Grilled Pork Chop
    20
    Served with warm German potato salad, haricots verts, and salsa verde
  • Pan Roasted Mussels
    14
    Served under a pile of fries topped with a lemon aioli
  • Fish & Chips
    14
    Fresh cod beer battered in house, served with Old Bay fries and tartar sauce

Sandwiches

substitute truffle fries for $2
  • Buffalo Chicken Wrap
    11
    Buffalo chicken fingers, bleu cheese crumbles and dressing, lettuce, and tomato in a wrap with a side of Old Bay fries
  • Jerk Chicken Sandwich
    13
    grilled jerk chicken sandwich topped with a pineapple habanero jam, lettuce, and bacon
  • Reuben
    13
    Corned beef slow cooked in Guinness Stout, topped with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Russian dressing. Served on marbled rye bread with Old Bay fries.
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich
    12
    Slow roasted pulled pork with BBQ on a brioche roll. Served with Old Bay fries, homemade red cabbage slaw, and pork cracklins'
  • Roasted Toasted Crab Dip Sandwich
    13
    Phoenix crab dip and roast beef on toasted Italian bread with tomatoes, red onion, and shredded cheddar-jack cheese. Served with Old Bay fries
  • French Dip
    13
    Roast beef on toasted Italian bread with melted Provolone cheese. Served with a side of au jus and Old Bay fries
  • Burger
    10
    Original half-pound Phoenix burger, cooked to temperature and served with Old Bay fries. Add cheese +$1. Add bacon +$1. Add fried onions +$1. Add bacon onion jam +$2. Add habanero ketchup +$1. Add local in-house pickled jalapeños +$1.
  • Impossible Burger
    12
    Plant-based burger, served with Old Bay fries. Add cheese +$1. Add bacon +$1. Add fried onions +$1. Add bacon jam +$2. Add habanero ketchup +$1. Add local in-house pickled jalapeños +$1.

Kids Menu

  • Kids’ Pasta
    6
    Cavatappi pasta and marinara sauce
  • Kids’ Grilled Cheese
    6
    Grilled cheese sandwich with unseasoned french fries
  • Kids’ Chicken Fingers
    6
    Chicken fingers and unseasoned french fries

Dessert

  • Peanut Butter Bomb
    8
    chocolate candy bar topped with peanut butter ganache and chocolate mousse. Finished with chopped peanuts and peanut butter sauce. Gluten free.
  • Tiramisu
    $8
  • Banana Xango
    6
    Banana cheesecake wrapped in a tortilla and deep fried. Topped with cinnamon and sugar

Marylands

Best Bar or Tavern

Restaurant Association of Maryland

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We can’t wait for you to visit us in our new space, 8308 Main Street!

But until then go order some

delicious food and beer to-go!

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8308 Main Street Ellicott City, Maryland 21043