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Bare Bones Grill and Brewery

American, Bar, Pub
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9150 Baltimore National Pike Ste 22, Ellicott City, MD 21042-2614
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Catonsville, Maryland
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499 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bare Bones Grill and Brewery continues to have one of the best happy hours in the area.In house 16z brews are $4 and the food is substantial. The Patapsco Valley Gold is the lightest of the 5 in house beers and the food on this Friday night's buffet included wings,meatballs,potatoes,pasta,cheese and vegetables.Who needs a menu.

Thank Mark G
Baltimore, Maryland
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome food and service. I got the lunch rack of ribs. It was delicious. I have also had the taco salad-huge-had to take half home. Free wifi. Handicap accessible. Not a long wait to be seated.

Thank w1nniethepooh
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Happy Hour, bartenders were very nice. Bar put out a free buffet, very good. If you want something better, order the ribs, excellent ribs you will come back for more.

Thank Bubba1960
Baltimore, Maryland
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179 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love ribs than this is the place to go. We recently dinned a Mission Berbecue which also has good ribs. But either one is worth eating.

Thank Jazzcat02
Columbia, MD
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256 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my wife to lunch here last week and had another great meal. We ordered an IPA, a Cheeseburger, and a California Steak Salad. We shared everything. Very tasty!

Thank LordThomMohr
Ellicott City Maryland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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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533 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 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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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 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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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

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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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

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 

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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, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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 Baltimore National Pike Ste 22, Ellicott City, MD 21042-2614
  • 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?