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Bare Bones Grill and Brewery

9150 Baltimore National Pike Ste 22, Ellicott City, MD 21042-2614
+1 410-461-0770
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good43%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (112 reviews)
“corn fritters” (10 reviews)
“salad” (47 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9150 Baltimore National Pike Ste 22, Ellicott City, MD 21042-2614
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Happy hour in the bar provides free barfood (e.g. wings). The pork BBQ sandwiches are great, the ribs are good and the Maryland crab soup is excellent. Frequent live music geared to adults.

Thank Mitch B
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

The Bare Bones Chicken Salad is to write home about. It is large so I take out half right away (before dressing) to take home. Their fish tacos are also good. Wait staff is good - seem to be mostly college aged, friendly and knowledgeable....More

Thank TravelTravel60
Reviewed 27 November 2017

stopped in for lunch while on a motorcycle ride with friends. There were 10 of us and they were able to seat us right away. The waitress did an excellent job keeping everyone happy. The group ordered a wide range of food items and everyone...More

Thank blues4545
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Food was average, but the beers were below average. We had a very kind waiter, but the place could definitely do with an update... or a location that is not in a strip mall. It seems that it once was a popular hangout, but it's...More

Thank Kaitlin S
Reviewed 23 November 2017

We have eaten here many times. Typically, the food is well above average, and the service likewise. Not a great parking lot, but worth trying.

Thank R5123VJchristopherk
Reviewed 14 November 2017

I wish I could have rated this higher than average but there are much better places around the Baltimore for seafood. I had the crab dip and cream of crab soup and they were just average and could have used a lot more spices/old bay....More

Thank Sandy D
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Very tasty meal - good salad and nice warm rolls to start. Had the Crab Cake dinner and found the cakes to be large, very tasty, nicely prepared and broiled to perfection, accompanied by a good baked potato, and fresh crisp broccoli. Topped off for...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We made reservations and they had a table ready for us. The server said that he worked there for 10 years and was very good. My complaints for dropping this to 3 stars was totally the food. My party ordered a crab dip and it...More

1  Thank adam h
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great place to relax with friends or family with a fresh brewed beer and a bit to eat. Local community gathering spot for all ages.

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 4 September 2017

The name of the restaurant suggests it is a place for ribs. No so. Yes, they have typical baby back ribs, but no where on the menu were the real spare ribs which would allow for some real variety, (dry rub Memphis, sauced of many...More

Thank Doc_ABC
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Lita M
12 November 2017|
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Response from Columbia_Ted | Reviewed this property |
It's on US Route 40 in Ellicott City just west of Rt 29 on the north side of Rt 40 in a shopping center with Riteaid and Mars grocery store. Where are you coming from? If you like salads, try the Barebones salad. They... More
18 June 2016|
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Response from Shopper21043 | Reviewed this property |
Please see my recently added reply. I found a site that gives prices by a Googling Bare Bones menu with prices. A few that showed up did not have prices but a few links down on the page did include them. Hope you can locate... More
17 June 2016|
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Response from David J | Reviewed this property |
If you go to the Bare Bones website, the menu is on it. Has everything you will need.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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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