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Bare Bones Grill and Brewery

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9150-22 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042
410-461-0770
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 41
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  • 57
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Break From Wort

There are several restaurants to choose from in Ellicott city. We chose Bare Bones because we had never been to this one. We went at lunchtime and it was busy but not so busy that we had to wait to be seated. That was good. We sat in a back corner where it was not loud at all, in fact... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Joe D
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Sykesville, Maryland
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Sykesville, Maryland
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There are several restaurants to choose from in Ellicott city. We chose Bare Bones because we had never been to this one. We went at lunchtime and it was busy but not so busy that we had to wait to be seated. That was good. We sat in a back corner where it was not loud at all, in fact... More 

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Thank Joe D
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I try to stop in to Bare Bones every time I am in the area. Best food in the area, great service and nice atmosphere. We especially like the daily specials which are a great value for the same food as on the regular menu. However, I recently attended a small group function and was surprised at the treatment. We... More 

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Thank shartune
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had heard so many good things about this restaurant that I was really looking forward to it but it was a disappointment. Limited menu and food was not tasty at all.

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Thank DBHappy
Ellicott City, Maryland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

House salad rocks! Plenty big for 2 people. Lots of other good food choices on the menu. Free appetizers for some happy hours. Live music awesone. Good beer selection as well.

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Thank Tom H
Ellicott City, Maryland
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Bare Bones has great, consistent food. As a long standing, local business we love to support it and we can always count on a good meal. The Bare Bones Salad is excellent and enough to share!

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Thank Oakster5
Richmond, Illinois
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

This is a nice casual restaurant with good food. They have a wide variety of food--sandwiches to steaks. I had one of their chicken sandwiches (Bare Bones). It was excellent. They also give you two sides. I highly recommend the corn fritters.

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Thank kspeaker
Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Varied lunch menu. Time service could be improved during lunch hours. Food is above average. Large Parking lot with easy access to establishment.

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Thank urejected
Catonsville Maryland, United States
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232 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Bone Bones has something for everyone with a traditional restaurant and a separate nice bar area with a few TV's and one of the areas best happy hours.They are also a brewery with their 5 in house craft options, our choice being Patapsco Valley Gold. The happy hour is quite substantial with wings,meatballs,pasta and roasted potatoes as well as cheeses... More 

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Thank Mark G
Smithtown, New York
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Decent place with ok food and a large bar area. They do offer a fair happy hour buffet, which is nice.

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Thank iwilleatyou2
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

This my favorite restaurant overall, especially the baby back ribs . My wife who joins me is addicted to there Bare Bones salad. If you are in the area it is a must try.

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Thank Steven M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9150-22 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: 410-461-0770

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?