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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 #27 of 139 Restaurants in Ellicott City
Price range: $10 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Baltimore
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189 reviews 189 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The Catonsville area needs more late-night options than just the TT diner, and Bare Bones fits the bill nicely. While the restaurant section does not remain open super late, I gather the bar area stays open much later, certainly much later than the idiotic seafood place across the street that closes at 10 PM on Saturdays. The main dining room... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Howard County has gone restaurant-crazy in the last few years, and there have been times when we could not get seated on a weekend. Bare Bones is long-established and overlooked by the trendy crowd, so we often end up there. We always have a terrific meal! The steaks are sizzling and perfectly cooked, service is terrific, and the drinks are... More

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Washington, DC
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Every once in a while I get a steak hunger and have assuaged this by hitting the local steakhouses. After trying a few we have eventually seetled on Bare Bones as our standard. Food is always good, prices are decnet and service is generally fine. It is not a top of the line but then neither are the prices -... More

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Finksburg, Maryland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 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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188 reviews 188 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 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

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