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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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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good42%
  • Average22%
  • 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 yesterday

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

I love grabbing lunch here with my mom- we've been going for YEARS. Always consistent quality, feel good food. They also have a great little casual happy hour during the week. My favorite dishes are the Bare Bones Special sandwich and the ribs!

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 14 June 2018

This place has the best steaks! The ambiance is warm and inviting. The friendly staff serves up excellent food.

Thank kimberlygT7505XI
Reviewed 27 May 2018

There are good things about this restaurant. It's clean and pleasant, the staff is friendly, and the bartender was the bomb. I haven't had an alcoholic beverage in years, so just asked her for something sweet and creamy. She asked if I like chocolate and...More

Thank Suzanne H
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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