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1002 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211-2415
+1 410-243-1230
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Ranked #556 of 1,794 Restaurants in Baltimore
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Californian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Roland Ave
Description: Cafe Hon established in 1992 has been a Baltimore tradition for 20 years.Located in Hampden a four block main street Cafe Hon feature comfort food,homemade pie and cakes, homemade hot fudge for sundaes and a variety of burgers and seafood.
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I can identify the giant pink flamingo outside of Cafe Hon in Hampden as one of the city's icons, however Cafe Hon was always one of those spots I avoided like the plague. I hadn't heard any great reviews about the place (they were on Kitchen Nightmares) and it just seemed like a tourist trap. My roommate had recently eaten... More

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Wendy S, Manager at Cafe Hon, responded to this review

We do appreciate you taking the time to write such a detailed review. Occasionally, a server does forget an item, and we do apologize. Hopefully, you will come back and try our new Hon buns that are now made from scratch right here in our kitchen. We are also retraining our servers so that all milkshakes will be thick and... More

MORRISTOWN
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

my kids and I had a great meal here and the staff was very nice, helpful and pleasant. the crap dip appetizer was delicious although it did not come with enough bread and we had to ask for more. the crap cake entrée was delicious, all crab almost no filler.

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Wendy S, Manager at Cafe Hon, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are proud of our crab cakes, as we make them with all Maryland crabmeat and very little filler. We enjoy seeing families come out and spend time together, and we are happy you chose to do that at Cafe Hon! More

Charles Town, West Virginia
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My husband and I eat at Inner Harbor a lot- Bubba Gumps, Hard Rock Cafe, Cheesecake Factory, PF Changs so after seeing Cafe Hon on Restaurant Nightmares- we decided to give it a try. It is a quaint area with lots of cute shops and it was great not to pay for parking while in Baltimore. Sometimes we spend just... More

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Wendy S, Manager at Cafe Hon, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! Just so you know, we even have a small parking lot, which is free. It is accessed by the entryway to the left of the building. We are so happy you enjoyed the crab cake and our new skinny fresh cut fries. We hope you can stop by again, and even do a little... More

Dayton, Ohio
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Talk about a fun place. Besides the food being good with nice portions, this cafe on the main street with other shops and cafe's this has a full sized Elvis Presley in stance as you enter, also a pink flamingo above the door and lots of cheetah printed booths as well as the ladies room walls. There's also a vintage... More

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Wendy S, Manager at Cafe Hon, responded to this review

Thank you for such kind words. We work hard to ensure that all our food is delicious, the portions are generous and the prices are reasonable. Our gift shop, HONtown, is open whenever the restaurant is, and is a great place to find unique Baltimore gifts. Hopefully we will see you again! More

Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Supporting local business is a fun way to see a town. Someone had recommended this place so my friend and I went to see what the buzz was about. The decor is kitschy and all about Baltimore which is kinda fun. Breakfast was decent. Pancakes were good, and bacon was perfectly done; the eggs were just "meh". It was busy... More

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Wendy S, Manager at Cafe Hon, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review. We use reviews like this as a teaching tool, to be sure our staff stays on their toes! I apologize that we weren't on our best behavior. Hopefully you will come back, and give us a chance to serve you again. More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I get to Hampden once a year when my band plays at HonFest, and since Cafe Hon is close to the stage area, I often go there afterwards for a post-gig dinner. It was pretty full when I got there, so service wasn't lickety split, but considering how busy they were, and that I was seated all the way at... More

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Wendy S, Manager at Cafe Hon, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such wonderful things about our desserts. We do make all of our cakes and pies here, from scratch, which includes hand rolling out the pie dough. We even make our hot fudge topping, caramel sauce and brownies. HonFest was the first time our cooks had done roast beef, and I am sorry it was not top... More

Hattiesburg, MS
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

You get to a point where you DO NOT want to chain restaurants. You want to experience something unique to the area. Went there after a cousin graduated. The owner and wait staff attended to all our requests for a larger party. Food was excellent. Crabcakes are great!

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Wendy S, Manager at Cafe Hon, responded to this review

We are so happy you chose to celebrate here at Cafe Hon. Large parties are always welcome, and we do our best to make everyone feel at home. Thank you for such kind words, and we do hope you will visit us again! More

Maryland
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My wife and I visited Café Hon last weekend for our first time. I am sorry to say I was disappointed. The menu selection was small and the food I received for the price was not worth it. If you like the ambiance of Baltimore, this place is nice. But for me, the selection and quality for what I paid... More

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Wendy S, Manager at Cafe Hon, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We do not have a large menu, because we make almost every menu item from scratch right here in our kitchen. We have spent the last few months since you wrote this, working on improving our selection of daily specials, which supplement our menu. I am happy to report we... More

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A diner that is stuck in time, but in a good way. Cafe Hon has a wonderful 50s feel to it that you can only find in Baltimore. The meals we have had there (breakfast and lunch) have always been good. The service is always friendly and the atmosphere is comfortable. I have had their crab cake salad, which was... More

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Wendy S, Manager at Cafe Hon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such kind words. We at Cafe Hon work very hard to provide delicious casual cuisine with great local flavor, and to serve it up with warm, Bawlmor-style charm. We are looking forward to your return visit! More

Hixson, Tennessee
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I had heard about this restaurant for years, so I was excited when I finally got to visit it yesterday. Sadly, it was horrible. We arrived at 1:30 PM, long past the time when the lunch crowd would have been there. It took a long time for a server to arrive. She got us our drinks, took our order and... More

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Wendy S, Manager at Cafe Hon, responded to this review

We take negative reviews very seriously, and often use them as opportunities to better our staff. As such, we research the entire visit, pulling up computerized, time-stamped records and camera recordings. Given what you listed as having ordered, it was very easy to find your check. (It is also evident that you and the other review posted on the same... More

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Additional Information about Cafe Hon

Address: 1002 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211-2415
Phone Number: +1 410-243-1230
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Californian

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