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Bare Bones Grill and Brewery

€€ - €€€American, ,
9150 Baltimore National Pike Ste 22, Ellicott City, MD 21042-2614
+1 410-461-0770
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good43%
  • Average22%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (112 reviews)
“corn fritters” (10 reviews)
“salad” (48 reviews)
Closes in 13 min
11:30 - 23:00 Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
9150 Baltimore National Pike Ste 22, Ellicott City, MD 21042-2614
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We've been coming here for years. My last visit was the best yet. I get the prime rib often, and this was the best seasoned and cooked cut I've had there. The gave me the wrong side (fries, instead of a baked potato) but not...More

Thank norskawood
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love Onion rings and have my favorite place. First time in BB and Onion Loaf on the favorites list! Nothing but a loaf of grease/oil. Tried some and enough!! Sent it back. Hamburger w/bacon & cheese but nothing to write home about. Might try again...More

Thank Shawnnee
Reviewed 8 October 2018

I go to Bare Bones frequently and never thought about reviewing it. It's just our neighborhood place, supremely reliable and comfortable. My husband and I go often enough for lunch that the host knows we like a booth and the waiter often brings our iced...More

Thank lizellicottcity
Reviewed 22 September 2018

I have been to other Bare Bones Grills over the past 12 years or so, and liked them on the average. The service has always been good, not great, the food has been above average for a BBQ joint and the prices have been reasonable....More

Thank Jack C
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We had dinner st this place this evening. The food was very good but we had to wait long for our meals to be delivered to our table. Other patrons came after us with a large party and were served before us. We were told...More

Thank grammydelly
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This is our go to place for ribs. Daily specials are great too. The whole family enjoys the food here better than Mission BBQ. Bare Bones also has a separate take home area for easy pickup.

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This resturant is known for ribs and crab cakes. It has a back room good for group events. On last week’s visit I was disappointed in the quality of the crab cake I had. The other 2 people with me commented that their prices had...More

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

A few people in our party wanted ribs. Apparently they are famous for them. The ribs were so dry and flavorless. Anyone who thinks these are good ribs has never had even an average rib dinner. Horrible

Thank jdwooddvm
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Bare Bones is great! From tender ribs to the famous Barebones salad, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! I’ve been going there for 15 years or so and have always had a great experience. Happy Hour, 4-7, weeknights consists of complimentary wings, taco fixings, cheese...More

Thank Drude23
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

I haven’t been here in awhile, so I got my usual standby, bare bones salad —-delicious! Our service was great! I don’t know why I haven’t been in awhile, but I’ll go back soon!

Thank Sara T
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Lita M
11 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
US$10 - US$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
Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
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
  • E-mail
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