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On The Hill Cafe LLC

1431 John St, Baltimore, MD 21217-4268
410-225-9667
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Ranked #467 of 1,795 restaurants in Baltimore
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
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118 reviews 118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I've been there several times lately because I like their bagels so it's annoying when they run out! They have a good bagel and smoked salmon combination with the right condiments. Also the lines can get long and the place is small, so they must be doing something right.

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Baltimore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Tiny, veg-abundant, hole-in-the-wall is great for casual breakfasts and lunches, but it's a bit too cramped for a business lunch unless you want to eat outside. (Yep, I found that last bit out the hard way.)

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Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Seems only MICA students and residents of the Bolton Hill neighborhood where it's located know about this hidden treasure. But if you want the best sandwich to be had in all the city this is the place. Wonderful, chef created, soups, sandwiches, wraps and more make a lunch not soon forgotten. Gourmet beverage creations, too! Yes, as other reviewers have... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

A nice student and neighborhood-centered sandwich shop with good food and few tables, so best for carryout. Everything is priced very reasonably.

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Baltimore
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398 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Decent coffee with reasonable prices. Though, long lines in the morning. Breakfast is a good idea, but it's not very good. The other food options are limited to certain hours of the day. They also bring in pastries from Stone Mill, which can be a good complement to your coffee. I do like the pomegranate lemonade though, as it is... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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78 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I can walk there so the other day I took a friend for lunch. They have a nice array of sandwiches and salads. The customers are mostly young, probably students at MICA, Maryland Institute College of Art, which is nearby. It isn't much to look at, and the inside seating is limited, but the staff is very friendly, and the... More

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Hastings, Nebraska
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16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Unique sandwhiches, crowded little cafe atmosphere, a must try if you're in the area! The soups and salads are great, too.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

After having brunch at On The Hill today, I must say; the waffle (1 waffle for $4.25) was great, however the New Yorker in me was a bit underwhelmed by the smoked salmon platter. Given that there were no more plain bagels at 11:45 a.m., I tried the platter on a cinnamon raisin. It was ehh...ok. While I would never... More

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23 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

My first time in Baltimore and I was looking for a nice place to dine that is not so expensive. I was led to this place after reading good reviews here in tripadvisor and other sites. On the hill cafe is a small cafe located on the corner of the street. We came around 2pm but the cafe was packed.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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78 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

It's only a short walk from my house so is very convenient, but doesn't compare to the b bistro which is even more convenient...it's known for its sandwiches but ours were nothing special - we enjoyed the salads more. The prices seem a bit high for a simple, quirky place. There's limited outdoor seating which is nice, but the outdoor... More

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