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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 #24 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
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Eastern Shore, MD
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76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The signage upon entering should have been a warning. On the bar side you are greeted by a sign "Please DO NOT seat yourself. See the hostess," or something to that effect with the DO NOT in big red letters. Wouldn't a pleasant, "Please wait to be seated" be suitable? We told the hostess we wanted to sit on the... More 

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Temecula, California
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141 reviews 141 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

On a visit with our daughter & her husband... we visited this restaurant. We flew in from California to Maryland. I'm a flight attendant for a major airline & have had ribs from every state...these ribs,THE BEST!!! The meat just falls off the bone. I also had the crab cakes-DELICIOUS!!! Our server was just delightful & efficient. I was quite... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Popular noisey pub...great ribs...other food also good... Pretty good service... Good place to meet new people..free happy hour food..

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good food. Good beer. Their baby back ribs are the best. Simply fall off the bone. Their daily happy hour offers some good hot munchies with a different menu every day. And easy to top off with their amber beer.

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Doswell
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Bare Bones has one of the best happy hours you will ever experience. The free food is very good and the waitresses are extremely pleasant. Will go again and again.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Nice warm atmosphere, but food seems to never change and not very good, except for the wings. they are always good. They don't have a lot of TV's so you don't see the sports crowd in there for games. If the menu would improve we would go there more often. It does seem to be crowded on weekends so someone... More 

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Met our friends here to catch up over dinner after the return from their honeymoon. We were early, so we sat at the bar. The bartender was really friendly and charming, and the drinks were perfect. The hostess assured us she would look out for us if it started to get too busy and we needed to grab a table,... More 

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It's been years since I've been to Bare Bones. It's just as I remember. (That's a good thing) The restaurant needs a bit of updating, but the food is good. I don't think it would hold up to "real" bbq in the south.....but for Maryland, it's good.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We LOVE the baby back ribs here, Fall off the bone tender, smokey with just the right amount of a very good BBQ sauce. Great restaurant for families but also has a nice bar scene for adults. Just GO!!!

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We come here for their weeknight special occasionally. The ribs are good. The prime rib is always over cooked so be sure to order a notch rarer than what you would like-if you like medium, order medium rare instead. Don't bother to try the crab cake here-you'd get it much better elsewhere. The service is fine but at times it's... 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

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