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Bare Bones Grill and Brewery

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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9150 Baltimore National Pike Ste 22, Ellicott City, MD 21042-2614
+1 410-461-0770
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Today
11:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife loves the Bare bone's salad. They have fine ribs and potato skins. It's got a large bar and occasionally live music. On the other side is a family friendly restaurant with a wide variety of food from burgers to steak. The service is generally good.

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Thank Ralph L
America
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213 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very busy restaurant along Route 40 in Ellicott City. They offer bar as well as several smaller eating areas. Separate area in back that can be closed off for private functions. Service is satisfactory but the big plus is the food. Ribs are great as is the signature Bare Bones Salad. Offer a number of specialty brews.

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Thank Traveler1795
Catonsville, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice Friday afternoon brought out a large crowd to Bare Bone's happy hour. and it showed as the chicken wings and potatoes were empty often as patrons looked around waiting for the items to be refilled. Still a nice free spread and the $4 pints are reasonable.

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Thank Mark G
Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is a great little neighborhood bar. Happy hour has a free food buffet with cheese, chips, wings, and more. It's pretty good. Not much room around the bar area and it is dark inside - but good place to come to grab a drink, have a few bites, before heading home after work.

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Thank Raj L
Ellicott City
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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I call it the BFS, it is huge, it is a great lunch, or dinner in the summer time. I usually get it to go, as it gets loud at night

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Thank msenate
Baltimore
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93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food is good, the beer is good, and it's usually pretty busy. Some nights they have a band playing. It's a good place to gather with friends and enjoy comfort food. The ribs are my favorite, and they have a nice battered onion with dip that rocks! What I really like about this place is that you can order... More 

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Thank BmoreExplorer
Ellicott City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We go here nearly once a week, usually for lunch. The food and service are consistently good. It has a generous frequent diner's card for lunch and a special menu (Monday-Sat.). Ribs, chicken, steak and salads are delicious. Definitely worth a visit. Also has a great happy hour.

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Thank Michael H
Ocean City, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Been here before as we're local and have had very mixed experiences, but I have to give the, credit this time. Sat in the bar. Comfortable booth where we felt unrushed. Service was friendly even though he forgot to put in our initial drink order. Food ( burgers ) was good. Impressed that their draft beer had been expanded beyond... More 

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Thank GV27OCMD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Great happy hour with apps in bar! The food is excellent also! We love going back there. Service is always excellent also!!!

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Thank Connierpoirier
Columbia, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

My mom and I had lunch at Bare Bones. She ordered the pork barbeque sandwich, and she thought it was very good, but I ordered the Bare Bones Special Salad, which they claim is famous, and I was disappointed. It was all Iceberg lettuce and didn't have much flavor, in my opinion. Maybe it was because I needed to substitute... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9150 Baltimore National Pike Ste 22, Ellicott City, MD 21042-2614
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-461-0770

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?