VOTED BEST VIEW (honorable mention) 2015, 2014 - readers of Howard Magazine....Cacao Lane sits on three lots, originally purchased through a land lottery in 1834. The three buildings housing the restaurant are constructed from locally quarried stone and brick. Parts of these buildings are over 170 years old.
Many different businesses have had their home here over the years. Early owners included Elizabeth Hunt who operated a millinery shop in one section and Thomas Hunt who sold groceries and dry goods in another. The latest addition to Cacao Lane, the dining area to the left of the main entrance, is part of a building once owned by the Ellicott City Postmaster. He operated a general store here in 1886. Other uses have included a bar, pool hall, and cab stand.
Flooding during Hurricane Agnes filled the first floors of the building with mud and debris. After the water receded, work began on Cacao Lane, which opened in 1974.
We use the freshest ingredients sourced from local purveyors. All of our meat comes from J.W. Treuth & Sons, located across the river in nearby Oella, Maryland, who supply some of the best steakhouses in New York City. Our menu draws inspiration from Maryland classics, as well as French and Mediterranean cuisine to bring you an exceptional dining experience. Our libations menu features over 50 wine selections, 25 beer selections, and expertly crafted cocktails and martinis designed by our knowledgeable bar staff.
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Below is a listing of the specials that are available for this restaurant.
Happy Hour Monday through Friday 5pm - 7pm - 1/2 price rails, house wine, domestic bottles, burgers, & sandwiches
We serve a terrific brunch Sundays from 11am to 3pm!