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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: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 34
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  • 47
    Very good
  • 32
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Overpriced

What saves this restaurant is the ribs. They were delicious. Wait Sevice was also very good. But the other 4 dinners were only okay and overpriced. Get the ribs and only the ribs.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

What saves this restaurant is the ribs. They were delicious. Wait Sevice was also very good. But the other 4 dinners were only okay and overpriced. Get the ribs and only the ribs.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Now granted, we visited this restaurant on a Friday evening around 5:45, but we quickly found a table in the bar as there were several available. Our waitress quickly showed up and took our orders, but from then on, it was all down hill. My cream of crab 'soup" arrived, and it resembled a glob of paste with huge chunks... More 

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xcountry
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Tried this place for dinner with my cousin. Great service, fantastic ribs, but a tad on the noisy side.

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Marriottsville, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My husband and I went on a rare night we didn't have our daughter. We were seated quickly and the service was average or a bit above. My husband orders a draft and was brought something totally different. They did fix that. I got fish and chips. The fish was totally undercooked. The breading was chewy. I picked it off... More 

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Ellicott City MD
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We both had the sliced brisket sandwich. The meat was not that tasty and a bit fatty. However the roll and baked potato were quite good. The accompanying string beans were overcooked and tasteless. Also, our waiter disappeared after a while and his service was just ok. All in all just an ok meal, nothing special.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

a lot of pubs have happy hour, but few is any have free food! They BB has free food for happy hour, and it is not just a little offer you can make a real meal of what they put out.

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Sykesville, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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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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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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Additional Information about Bare Bones Grill and Brewery

Address: 9150-22 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042
Phone Number: 410-461-0770
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Barbecue, Pub

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
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?