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SoBo Cafe

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6 W Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230-3716
+1 410-752-1518
17:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 15:00
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time to SoBo, and we will be sure it's not our last. We arrived at 6 p.m. on a cold, rainy Saturday night, and were seated immediately at a cozy window table. Drinks from the interesting and extensive menu were on our table within minutes, and the first round of appetizers followed not long after that.... More 

Thank krisluke
Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite stepping into SoBo on a busy Friday night, I was immediately greeted with a friendly and warm welcome and told a wait for a seat at the bar would be 10 minutes. Once seated, I was given the individual attention as if I was at a private table. I ordered the hummus to start which is definitely a must... More 

Thank foodie1250
Baltimore, Maryland
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122 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met wife and daughter for dinner. First floor restaurant in a row house with beer and wine only bar. Server was knowledgeable about the menu and terrific, food was all freshly prepared. Mac and cheese appetizer was best i have ever had. Chicken pot pie was amazing as well. Plenty of options for my vegan wife. Limited table so make... More 

Thank MrandmrsT84
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105 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

SoBo's is definitely one of the top three nicest restaurants in Fed Hill. The setting is quaint and offers a few outdoor tables. The dishes are much more refined than most. The salmon entree is great and they offer healthy and vegan options if that's what you're looking for.

Thank s17young
Ocean, New Jersey
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132 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

we were out on our bikes, were hungry and my wife selected this restaurant for lunch. A great call. We started off with the black bean soup. a real treat. next up my wife had the Farro chicken salad which she loved. I had the cheeseburger which was loaded with taste. As for dessert I ordered the bread pudding while... More 

Thank Golfdick
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places in the neighborhood. Amazing menu that includes seasonal food. You have several options to pick from the menu, good bread and of course you have to try one of their amazing desserts!!! They have live music on Tuesdays and wine specials on Wednesdays. For some of my travel pictures follow me on Instagram... More 

Thank Rubi D
Baltimore, Maryland
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708 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We have not been to SoBo Café in years. So we were looking forward to our dinner there. Not much has changed, the place looks the same. Artist works for sale on the wall, brightly painted walls, tables with bistro chairs (which are still uncomfortable) and a small bar area. The dining area is not large. When the place is... More 

Thank Maggi713
Columbia, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Had a nice experience for dinner with friends. Everyone agreed that the food and service lived up to the hype. Interesting menu choices, wine and beer only.Nice surroundings too. We'll be back.

Thank stevepolsky
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Went there for brunch on a Ravens game day and had a really nice time! The food was really good and the drinks as well. Ask for the mimosas! People were friendly the food came really fast.

Thank Thais T
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

They bake their own bread, they make their own soup, they make you your best friend when you walk in the door, what more can you ask for? There are four places to eat in Federal Hill 1) comfort tood here; 2) barbecue, harborque; 3) Mi and Yu; 4) the bestest Pop Tacos....you haven't tried it?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?