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Bare Bones Grill and Brewery

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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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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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Columbia, United States
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This used to be a go-to place for us. Our last visits showed that their quality of meat had gone way dine. Ribs and brisket were fattier and tougher. Staff did not seem to enthusiastic.

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Thank Les J
Barcelona, Spain
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service were good. The food prices were reasonable. The creamy crab soup was fantastic.

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Thank vendetta61
Glen Burnie, Maryland
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103 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, his brother, a friend and myself had an early dinner at Bare Bones. We happen to be in the same shopping center so we decided to eat there. We were seated quickly and our waiter was great. It wasn't noisy or crowded, well, the bar area was, but we were in the dining room. We had the sampler... More 

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Thank Christina T
Ellicott City, Maryland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bare Bones is a good place to eat. I have going there for many years. The service is always good the food is average to good which is the reason for the rating. I have never had a bad meal there

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Thank psp3819SO
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 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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214 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

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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717 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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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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
US$10 - US$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, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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?