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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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Today
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Butter beans are my favorite

My favorite side is the Butter Beans. The portion isn't large but they sure taste great and are somewhat unique compared to the standard baked beans. I encourage you to try them. If you are in the mood for a salad, try the excellent Bare Bones Special Salad with honey mustard dressing PLUS a side... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Jay9875
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Ellicott City, Maryland
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sykesville, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I had my 27 yr old daughter and my 1 yr old grandson. He of course needed a high chair. so they put us in a booth, waitress comes back and says, would you mind moving, i can't put a high chair in the aisle. Ok, so we move towards the back. Puts us in another booth, someone other than... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My favorite side is the Butter Beans. The portion isn't large but they sure taste great and are somewhat unique compared to the standard baked beans. I encourage you to try them. If you are in the mood for a salad, try the excellent Bare Bones Special Salad with honey mustard dressing PLUS a side of salsa to mix with... More 

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Portland, Maine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Along route 40, in this part of town, Bare Bones is clearly the place to go. Known for its ribs, which are quite good. , My favorite is the SUNDAY special with chicken and ribs at a very nice price. I usually take the chicken home for lunch on Monday.

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Palmyra, Virginia, United States
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98 reviews 98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We stopped here when hungry, very casually dressed. We had not planned to go out to lunch and this happened to be in the right place at the right time. We were seated after a slight delay (hostess also has to take to go orders) and promptly and ably served. We all enjoyed our generously portioned lunch. We asked if... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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142 reviews 142 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I met a couple of colleagues here this past week and enjoyed our get together and the food & drinks. The Old Frederick IPA was very hoppy as an IPA should be and very good. I had a Dinner Rack of Ribs which comes with 2 sides. I choose the Rice Pilaf and Vegetable Du Jour (green beans). The ribs... More 

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Dundalk, Maryland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

hit up Bare Bones on a Saturday night to have some dinner and listen to some music. I typically go here for lunch and it has always been great. But dinner in the bar area seems to be a lot different. I took someone with me that had never been there before. We were seated at one of the small... More 

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Ellicott City, Md.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I've been going there for many years-mostly with family. Went with a friend and apparently they wanted the table so they asked us to pay and leave. I've never experienced this in my life-ever-but my friend told me it had happened to her previously. Haven't been back since. We weren't there for hours-maybe an hour but they apparently don't care... More 

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Baltimore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Whether you come for the ribs or just the ambience, Bare Bones is a fine place for lunch or dinner. The food isn't spectacular, but it is good and the prices are fair. I often schedule business lunches because you can actually hear what the person across the table is saying.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Food is fairly consistent. Dining room is rather "bare-bones". Bar area is clubby and they have a substantial Happy Hour.

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Baltimore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have lived in Ellicott City for the past 14 years and considered Bare Bones and until recently one of my favorite dining establishments. On our last 2 visits the food has unfortunately declined. Our ribs came very well done thus making them hard and dry and the onion loaf was extremely overdone. We suggested to our server that this... More 

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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: Barbecue, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, 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?