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Cafe Hon

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American, Californian, Coffee Shop, Diner
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1002 W 36th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211 (Roland Ave)
+1 410-243-1230
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Today
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Description: Cafe Hon established in 1992 has been a Baltimore tradition for 20...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A must see, but don't necessarily eat here

Definitely a "destination restaurant" meaning if you spend time in Baltimore you HAVE to come here just to say you did. The menu boasts an array of comfort foods like "Mom's meatloaf," grilled cheese, chili and turkey dinner complete with stuffing and cranberry sauce as well as the typical burgers... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
Kathleen P
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Baltimore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Multiple stops at the Cafe Hon over the past 10 years have never disappointed me. Sometimes the place is crowded, the service is slow, but the food is usually pretty good. The staff is always friendly and willing to chat. It is a Baltimore landmark and you MUST go there if you are traveling anywhere near Maryland! God bless you,... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Definitely a "destination restaurant" meaning if you spend time in Baltimore you HAVE to come here just to say you did. The menu boasts an array of comfort foods like "Mom's meatloaf," grilled cheese, chili and turkey dinner complete with stuffing and cranberry sauce as well as the typical burgers and crab cakes. If you're looking for uninspired food, this... More 

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

We are pleased that you were provided such excellent service. According to your review it was busy, and there are occasions (which we strive to avoid) when everyone comes in at once, and the kitchen can take some time. Additionally, we strive to provide only the freshest food possible, with each meal being cooked to order, which can also take... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Best seafood in Maryland. I'd eat there again. The service was great, and the environment was fun. All six people we ate with enjoyed their dish.

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

Thanks for such kind words! We strive to provide only the best seafood available, using fresh local crabmeat and oysters, in season. Our servers are a great bunch, and many have been here for over 5 years, and one has been here for over 20 years! We do hope you will come visit us again soon! More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Visited here as I was visiting a friend in the local area and she insisted we try it as it had been on TV. Thought it was a really nice place! Staff were friendly and helpful and the food was reasonably priced and nice. I had lasagne, wished there was more of it though! We had a good experience here... More 

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

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit to Cafe Hon. Thank you for then taking the time to write such a nice review. We work hard to ensure quality food and pleasant service. We do hope you will come again soon! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
94 reviews 94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
100 reviews 100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
104 reviews 104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1002 W 36th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211
    (Roland Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: +1 410-243-1230

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Coffee Shop, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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.
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?