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SoBo Cafe

6 W Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230-3716
+1 410-752-1518
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6 W Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230-3716
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked in 5 minutes before they were to stop lunch. They still seated and served us lunch. We asked for the salad to be divided in half, no problem. They kept our icy cold drinks refilled. The chicken and Caesar salad were delicious. The...More

1  Thank Char M
Reviewed 20 June 2017

SoBo Cafe is .located just a few blocks from the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore in a hip area with lots of bars and cool restaurants. We don't think there are many with food as good or as well presented. We started with the red...More

Thank casallese
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Had a very pleasant dinner at Sobo, Party of 6, from toddler to seniors. Pleasant room, charming staff. The kitchen accommodated two of our party who are on the 'Whole 30" diet very well. Food did not arrive quickly, but we were in no hurry....More

Thank OldLineStaters
Reviewed 6 June 2017

On a recent trip to Baltimore we were lucky enough to find this place. The first sign it was going to be a great meal was the aroma of freshly baked bread that greets you at the door. Everyone in our group ordered something different...More

Thank creaghzy
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

I have been going to SOBO Cafe for years. They have a seasonal menu that changes periodically with some tried and true stand-bys that remain a fixture. Their soups are all made from scratch and taste like they were made in heaven. Even simple ones...More

Thank Adam W
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Party of five had lunch at Sobo. Great experience! Food was delicious and the service as fantastic. They also had a fairly good beer selection. I would go again in a minute.

Thank wellschr
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This was a great find in downtown Baltimore. I'm vegetarian and this cafe had plenty of yummy wholeseome vegetarian options with some great wine as well!

Thank Pavithra P
Reviewed 16 May 2017

My wife and I always look forward to eating here. We have taken neighbors and friends here over the past couple of years and everyone of them have gone back to Sobo on their own. They now like it as much as we do. If...More

Thank jerrye59
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We went to Sobo based on reviews I had read on various sites - it was better than I could have imagined. My husband, son (15) and I all enjoyed every single bite we had while dining at Sobo. We started with the House Salad...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We arrived as they opened at 10:30 am on a Saturday to assure that we could get a outside table. Our daughter, who lives locally, advised us that everything was tasty. Guinness, our 125 pound Saint Bernard tucked nicely under the high top table. We...More

Thank SheilaMcc
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12 July 2016|
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Response from SoBo C | Property representative |
Yes! We are very kid & family friendly. We offer a separate children's menu in addition to our regular menu. We have highchairs and booster seats available upon request and crayons will be provided to kids (and adults too... More
12 July 2016|
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Response from Toby G | Reviewed this property |
It's lovely and friendly but I would not take a 3 year old there
12 April 2016|
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Response from SoBo C | Property representative |
Parking is very limited so it is always a great idea to carpool. Below are your parking options near our restaurant: Metered Parking- 7 days a week- From 10am-5pm rates will be $1.50/per hour and from 5pm-9pm rates will be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 W Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230-3716
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 410-752-1518
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We pride ourselves on preparing our from-scratch menu with fresh seasonal ingredients and a whole lot of flavor. Our cozy, intimate dining room is the perfect setting to enjoy a seasonal dish and a glass of carefully chosen wine or beer. A favorite among neighbors and visitors, we go out of our way to make everyone feel at home. Weather permitting; delight in dining al fresco at one of our outdoor tables. We serve lunch daily, brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, dinner seven days and “SoBo Hour” at the bar and outdoor tables Monday through Friday, 5 pm to 7 pm. We’re a short walk from the stadiums and the inner harbor. SoBo Cafe follows sustainable practices by composting food waste and by recycling glass, metal, plastic & paper products. We look forward to your next visit.
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