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Ze Mean Bean Cafe

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Cafe, Wine Bar, Eastern European
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1739 Fleet St, Baltimore, MD 21231-2918 (Broadway)
410-675-5999
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Eastern European cusine done right

Ze Mean Bean in Fells Point is the best Eastern European restaurant in Baltimore, we think. The pierogies are to die for. Prices are reasonable, service is fine, and there's even live music some times, if that's what you like. So if Polish or Hungarian is what you are looking for, Ze Mean Bean... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
LarryMason
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Baltimore, MD
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Good for:
  • Large groups
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buffalo, ny
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Pirogues, beets, sauerkraut...very nice stuff! Reasonable wine list. I had the yellow beet salad, hubby had red beet salad. Imaginatively created.

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Baltimore, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ze Mean Bean in Fells Point is the best Eastern European restaurant in Baltimore, we think. The pierogies are to die for. Prices are reasonable, service is fine, and there's even live music some times, if that's what you like. So if Polish or Hungarian is what you are looking for, Ze Mean Bean is where you need to go.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

polish sausage was good, asked to swap cabbage for kraut,,,they said they where out of kraut 11am, left hungry,,,waitress. seemed lost

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Savannah
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The Ze Mean Bean Café is a small restaurant in the Fell's Point district of Baltimore that serves ethnic Slavic dishes. We went for the Sunday brunch. The menu includes Benedict dishes, omelets, appetizers and a selection of sandwiches. The portions are adequate and well worth the price. The cafe's atmosphere is nothing special, cute and comfortable. My wife had... More 

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Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We visited on a Saturday afternoon as part of a food tour of Fell's Point. Service was very slow although we had pre-ordered. Sample of foods was good, with excellent pierogies and other fare. Worth a try. Hopefully the beer selection will actually be in stock (they have some Eastern European beers on their list but they were not available... More 

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North Haven, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What fun place. Sit at the bar during happy hour and enjoy the $.50 pierogies. Try the beet mimosa! Try the spaetzel and cabbage wrapped beef. Can't wait to go back.

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Baltimore
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This was my fourth trip to the restaurant, and it's been good and consistent every time. The pierogies are fabulous, and the stuffed cabbage rolls are very good. There is also a pretty good selection of salads and some other interesting Eastern European fare. Their wine selection isn't what it used to be - just a few selections in each... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Having grown up with a Polish brother -n-law, missed those meals his mother and sisters use to make. Ze Mean brought those memories back. I guess the special ingredients... "LOVE" was missing it was good but the polish flair i still missed.

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Vienna, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This place is a real gem in Baltimore. We were looking for an easy place to settle down for brunch on a beautiful Sunday morning in October. This spot looked great -- a few outdoor tables for sunning and a lovely intimate setting inside. Definitely one of the best brunches I have ever had -pancakes to die for, bacon like... More 

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Columbia MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My mother was a terrific Polish cook. I especially loved her pierogis. The pierogis at Ze Mean Bean are better than Mom's! (Sorry Mom!) The kielbasa had a smokey-flavor that I enjoyed more than the garlicky version I'm used to. I don't know much about Hungarian goulash, but it was very tasty and I enjoyed it. I never cared that... More 

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Additional Information about Ze Mean Bean Cafe

Address: 1739 Fleet St, Baltimore, MD 21231-2918
Phone Number: 410-675-5999
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
Cuisine: Cafe, Wine Bar, Eastern European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1739 Fleet St, Baltimore, MD 21231-2918
    (Broadway)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: 410-675-5999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Wine Bar, Eastern European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?