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Bare Bones Grill and Brewery

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9150-22 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Ellicott City Maryland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we use Bare Bones for takeout quite a bit. Very good ribs and chicken. Crab Cakes are quite good also. Good takeout setup for ordering, pickup

Thank Doug W
bethesda, md.
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506 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a terrific place to take the family for decently priced and prepared burgers, fries, ribs and other pub fare. Good beer specials and lively atmosphere. Good choice overall for budget dining in Ellicott City area. Located right on Route 40.

Thank barymad
Ellicott City, Maryland
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bare Bones has been on Rt. 40 for a long time. They probably have the best burger in Ellicott City but the menu lacks other good choices. The salads aren't great and really don't have much in the way of fresh ingredients. The interior is in need of a little updating and the menu could use some lighter options.

Thank margly2015
Columbia, Maryland
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had surprise birthday party on a Friday night here for my wife, ~30 guests. Everything was perfect. The management staff took all the right notes so when the event happened everything was exactly as planned. Their banquet room in the back was perfectly sized for 30 guests. I planned out the buffet dinner and everyone was happy with their choices... More 

Thank Alan B
bridgeport, wv
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147 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our recent visit for dinner to Bare Bones with friends. We went on a Tuesday evening and I was surprised to see how busy they were. The bar with happy hour was hopping. Since the restaurant is broken up into several rooms, it does not feel large, crowded or noisy. They are definitely known for their ribs... More 

Thank cdaughe
Ellicott City, Maryland
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179 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I live in the Ellicott City area and have visited Bare Bone Grill and Brewery on numerous occasions over the years. My wife and I love it! I recently took a good friend to lunch here and he loved it too! The food is very good! I love their sandwiches for lunch, especially the pork sandwich! Service is great and... More 

Thank Barry1948714
Ellicott City, Maryland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This restaurant is our "go to" for birthday celebrations (We did that last week!), for out-of-town guests, and for when we just need a fix of good ribs, a good ale, and a nice casual dinner. We recommend three things: the Full Rack of Ribs dinner, the Cheeseburger (in all its combinations), or, for lunch or in place of the... More 

Thank Skipjack906
Ellicott City, Maryland
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Bare Bones has great food. Everyone in the family has favorites. We love the ribs and the pork barbeque. Our adult children still get excited about the crab dip. We average going there about once a month and always it is a great experience. Food and wait staff are fantastic. If you have to wait, its worth the wait.

Thank Donna C
Columbia, Maryland
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I ate lunch 20 minutes ago. The ribs have always been really good, no change there. The salad, the Bare Bones Special, with a mustard dressing was great. Service, excellent and a nice place all around.

Thank David J
Baltimore, Maryland
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

My mom and I were coming back from shopping and stopped in for lunch. We were sat right away and the food came quick. Both my mother and I had the Bare Bones Salad which was delicious as always. Server was either distracted or uninterested because the service was not that great.

Thank Greta S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9150-22 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: 410-461-0770

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?