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On The Hill Cafe LLC

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1431 John St, Baltimore, MD 21217-4268
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food in the Neighborhood

On The Hill serves great sandwiches at good prices. My favorites are the burger and the BLT. There are a small number of tables outside and on a sunny day, it is a nice escape whether you live in the neighborhood or stop by from somewhere else. I happen to live in Bolton Hill, an historic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Arlene C
Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On The Hill serves great sandwiches at good prices. My favorites are the burger and the BLT. There are a small number of tables outside and on a sunny day, it is a nice escape whether you live in the neighborhood or stop by from somewhere else. I happen to live in Bolton Hill, an historic neighborhood of Baltimore where... More 

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Columbia, MD
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125 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

My wife and I were in Baltimore for a dental appointment today and while I was waiting I checked TripAdvisor for a good place to have lunch. I found On The Hill Cafe, which had excellent reviews so once we were done at the dentist, we headed to 1431 John Street which was just a little over a mile away.... More 

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This cafe, which appeared to be the only eatery in its area, offers a nice variety of healthy foods at fair prices. Staff was friendly. We ate outdoors on a pleasant summer day and certainly enjoyed our brunch.

Thank Marian C
Iowa City, Iowa
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Good hamburger and similar food in a small neighborhood restaurant. I've eaten here a number of times. It's sometimes quite crowded although there are additional tables outdoors for summer. Helpings generous.

Thank iowavisitor2015
Baltimore, Maryland
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93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Found this place looking for a sit down place during Artscape. Even during that busy time I managed to snag a seat at one of the 7 tables for 2. Located corner row house (so you know its tiny). Had tamale cakes adding pork for a huge portion. Food was excellent. You order at the counter so it's not full... More 

Thank ddemara
Annapolis, Maryland
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Last week my granddaughter treated me to lunch at On the Hill Cafe, and what a treat it was. I don't think I've ever seen such an interesting menu of sandwiches, salads, etc. We both had a half sandwich with salad combination. (You can also have the half sandwich with soup of your choice.) I had the On the Hill... More 

Thank Gramzy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

If you're into tamale cakes you must try them here!!! The burgers are awesome as well. In addition, there's bottomless coffee - No complaints from me!

1 Thank ndheger
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137 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I don't get out for lunch all that often. On the weekends, that time is kept sacred for brunch-like foods, coffee and mimosas (or a properly made bloody). I was lucky enough to have a chance to stop into this little cafe on a Thursday afternoon. It's on the corner of John Street and Mosher Street in Bolton Hill -... More 

Thank eatingcharmcity
Centreville, Virginia, United States
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Tiny place? Yes however great food, fast service, you have to interact with the order taker to customize your meal to your liking. This is a unique thing and create a nice feeling about the love for food and re-set the standards for customer care that's is fading away during this era of high-speed everthing. Food via drive-thru? not good... More 

1 Thank George K
Austin, Texas
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We recently stopped in On the Hill Cafe on our way to BWI. The cafe is small - maybe seating for 16 or so inside - which we found charming. We tried the almond croissant, a breakfast burrito, and a spinach and feta breakfast sandwich, together with coffee. All three choices were tasty, but the almond croissant was the hands-down... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1431 John St, Baltimore, MD 21217-4268
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: 410-225-9667

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American


Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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