Come taste the Best Barbecue in Howard County, Maryland!

9319 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Welcome to The Canopy

The Canopy Story

In 1983, two friends, Kevin Cooney and Robert Kreis were hanging out together one night talked about starting their own restaurant. They even came up with a name..."The Canopy"! What started out literally underneath a "canopy" on the corner of Route 40 Baltimore National Pike and Rolling Road, is still satisfying customers today with the best open pit beef, ham and turkey sandwiches...and much, much more! 


We use Top Round Beef only and high quality turkey and ham. Soups are made daily from scratch. French fries are hand cut daily and cooked in peanut oil. Our Pork, Chicken, and Beef barbecue are made with our own "secret sauce" in store. Our Chicken Wings also have our famous secret sauce and our a must try...the best in Howard County, Maryland! Home cookin' is what has made The Canopy a Howard County institution!


Come visit us soon....and thanks to the best customers in Howard County and beyond!

What our customers are saying

Yum-Pit Beef!

"We've been fans of The Canopy since it was a cement slab and tent on Rt 40. The menu is simple but tasty. The food is reasonably priced. Each sandwich is made to order. Pit beef can be ordered by temperature--I like mine rare but my husband prefers well done--not a problem. They sell boardwalk style fries which are a hit with our family." Sheila

Zagat Review

"The Canopy's staff prepares your roast beef right in front of you and asks you how you want it cooked. The sandwiches are huge, oversized, and generous. The taste is second to none. One of the trasures of Maryland." Kitty

My Fav

"My fav. Little spit for carryout. Grabbed wings to take to parties multiple times. Service is quick and friendly. Only wish I knew about them sooner." Brandon

January 2017

"Excellent smoky flavored smoked turkey breast. French fries cooked in peanut oil. Friendly down-to-earth young men working behind the counter. No fancy clothing required...just tee shirt and jeans kind of place! What's not to like?" Dave