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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 #23 of 138 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
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Ellicott City, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Bare bones is a staple in the Ellicott City area. The ribs are really good. The rest of the food is good just not really good. The atmosphere is noisy. If you are going to have a conversation ask for the back area. The front room is so noisy you can't have a normal conversation. It's worth the money but... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We went to Bare Bones to branch out to different tastes and weren't really sure if this was the place for us. We don't eat pork so the ribs were out of the question. I ordered crab cakes (a staple baltimore suburb item) but I guess ordering crab cakes at the barbecue joint was not a good idea. It was... More

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Glendale, CA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We visit Ellicott City at least once a year to visit family and the one request we have every year is to eat at this restaurant. We're from California and have eaten a lot of ribs but these are by far the best. The meat is so tender that it practically falls off the bones and the sauce is just... More

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Springfield
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The food is quite good but as you have to expect for the area just a little pricey. Just food and ice tea cost $34 and there are any number of places we can get pretty much the same meal for almost half that price. The service on the 6th was not particularly good, which wasn't really understandable since the... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

great ribs and almost anything else. Wait staff if friendly and attentive. Prices are good, selection is good. Casual fun place for families and friends

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ELLICOTT CITY
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

This local spot for ribs never disappoints. Try the BBQ chicken and baby back rib combo. Good fries, average cole slaw, interesting corn fritters. If you stop in for lunch the BBQ sandwich is a winner. Service is generally pleasant and attentive. The noise level can be a little loud at times but heck, everyone is just enjoying themselves and... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Excellent Happy Hour and good prices on drinks. Occassionally loud environment, but excellent service.

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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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