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Cafe Hon

1002 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211-2415
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Ranked #569 of 1,804 Restaurants in Baltimore
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
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
Dayton, Ohio
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76 reviews 76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Hattiesburg, MS
12 reviews 12 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I am a long-time Baltimorean who recently moved out of state. Back in town for a visit with family, I wanted to take my husband, who has never been to Baltimore, to a good old Baltimore establishment. I wanted him to experience that Baltimore hon-spitality that Hampden is known for. It had been a few years since my last visit... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This establishment was the greatest place I have ever eaten. The owner was a wonderful and warm person. The food was extremely tasty, and the plating was spot on. I will go back when in Baltimore!

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Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Cafe Hon is one of those long-time Baltimore restaurants you really want to like. My wife and I stopped in for lunch on a busy December Saturday, doing some holiday shopping with everyone else on the Avenue. The place was packed, but we were able to get a table right away. The bar is separated from the restaurant by a... More

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