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Bare Bones Grill and Brewery

9150-22 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042
410-461-0770
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Ranked #22 of 139 restaurants in Ellicott City
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Finksburg, Maryland
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We used their private room for a celebration of a family members life. We arrived before our scheduled time but they were ready for us. Their service was very quick and attentive. They have a very nice menu and it has a wide variety of choices. I got their shrimp salad sandwich with seasoned fries and cole slaw. Everything was... More

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Columbia, MD
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have been in Bare Bones numerous times and have always had an excellent experience. The food, the service, the beer, and the atmosphere are perfect. The menu has something for everyone. The food portions served are very generous and I usually take home enough for another meal. In a word, 'Awesome'!

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Clover, Sc
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This meal was a real treat from all aspects. I have very high standards for all four; Ribs, Crabcakes, Beer and Service. This place set new highs for all of the above. Who would have thought that a South Carolina guy would ever say such a thing about a Baltimore restaurant? I will be back at every opportunity. Don't miss... More

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BareBones G, Owner at Bare Bones Grill and Brewery, responded to this review

Glenn, Thank you for this excellent and very kind review! We are honored to satisfy a South Carolina guest, and are pleased to read that you loved your meal! We hope to see you again soon! More

Bel Air, Md
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187 reviews 187 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We were in the area for a conference, and I had already checked out this place on TA for our lunch..so off we went. It is in a strip mall, so it doesn't look like much from the outside. It was pretty large inside, nicely decorated with a very comfortable vibe. It was pretty crowded for a Monday...a good sign!... More

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BareBones G, Owner at Bare Bones Grill and Brewery, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this excellent review! We are pleased to read that you and your friend enjoyed lunch with us! Bare Bones is glad that you enjoyed the chicken wrap as well as the tuna melt. Stop in again soon to check out some more of our menu items! More

Sykesville, Md
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We've been going to this Bare Bones or years and are never disappointed! I always get the NY strip steak sandwich and LOVE it! My husband varies his choices between the ribs and the specials. Prices are reasonable and you get a lot of food! And as dumb as it may sound, their napkins are really nice, too! (It's a... More

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BareBones G, Owner at Bare Bones Grill and Brewery, responded to this review

We are so pleased to read that you have been coming to Bare Bones for years and love our food. The steak sandwich and the ribs are definitely a favorite of many. Also, we are happy you love our napkins, too. Thanks for choosing Bare Bones, hope to see you again soon. More

Denver, Colorado
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Not much else to say. The ribs did not disappoint. The beer was good. Sampled 4 at our table and all were good. The onion loaf was good but a bit greasy for my like. The ribs and chicken platter with fries and slaw was perfect. Added the crab cake as we were visiting Maryland for the first time in... More

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BareBones G, Owner at Bare Bones Grill and Brewery, responded to this review

John, Thank you for writing this great review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the ribs as wella st he beer selection. We appreciate your kind words about Bare Bones and we hope that you come see us again soon! More

Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Outstanding Happy hour with free small buffet. From 4 to 7 weekdays. Great ribs and other pub type food with reasonable prices and good service.

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BareBones G, Owner at Bare Bones Grill and Brewery, responded to this review

Joe, We are so happy to hear that you enjoy our happy hours! Thank you for writing this excellent review and for choosing Bare Bones! More

Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Bare Bones has nice atmosphere and easy parking, but I've had better ribs at other restaurants. After so many rave reviews, I was somewhat disappointed in the ribs.

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BareBones G, Owner at Bare Bones Grill and Brewery, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with our ribs. Our goal is to satisfy all of our customers in taste, atmosphere, and service. Please feel free to call us at 4104610770 to share more about your experience. More

Ellicott City
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

One side has just seated dining and the other side has seated dining in a sports bar theme with TV's all around. Different local brews on tap and the ribs are easy to like

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BareBones G, Owner at Bare Bones Grill and Brewery, responded to this review

We are happy to read that you enjoy our restaurant set up and beer variety! Thank you for dining with us. More

Hamden, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Very average place, average food. pricey menu. I wouldn't go back. The service was slow and they messed up one of our orders. no extra plates to share apps. just overall not the best place.

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BareBones G, Owner at Bare Bones Grill and Brewery, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your experience with us. Our goal is to provide above-average food and service. We hope that you change your mind and give us another try in the future. More

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