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The Food Market

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1017 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211-2416 (The Avenue)
+1 410-366-0606
5:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 5:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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112 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visiting the adult daughter and husband for a short weekend. They chose this restaurant and I am flabbergasted. My SIL loves basic food. You know, burgers and fries. It was restaurant week. He ordered duck wings as his app----finger licking good and all gone in record time. Our waiter was delightful, funny and interactive without hovering. I had the crab... More 

Thank Dana K
Ellicott City, Maryland
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227 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Six of us had a great dinner on December 31st. We were promptly seated for our 7:15 reservation. Lively atmosphere, great service and delicious food. I had the Buffalo Pickles and the Short Rib - fantastic! Go and enjoy!

Thank William J
New York
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first time there. Great food. Warm and friendly service. Efficient. Lives up t it's reputation in every way. We'll be back!

Thank Hal013
Elkridge, Maryland
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281 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Food Market serves excellent food and drinks, nestled in the heart of the iconic Hampden neighborhood in Baltimore. It's great for a casual meal with friends or a group dinner--just be sure to book reservations in advance since the dining room tends to fill-up quickly during peak times. While the food, drinks, and service are all very, very good,... More 

Thank Christopher M
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As regular patrons, we love the inventive menu, cocktails, and vibe. The griddled lamb porterhouses in an apricot sauce were awesome. You can either go the traditional route of appetizer and main course or create a combination of small plates. Make a reservation or take your chances at the communal table.

Thank jumpinjoel
Columbia, Maryland
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an early dinner for two families before heading to see the lights of Hampden; great service, very good food. Menu is excellent range of choices with different sizes -- little, small, big and in-between. Enjoyed a drink and draft beer, both excellent. Shared several of the small and little plates, everyone also ordered from the little or big choices,... More 

Thank 3thomas
Northern Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner on Christmas Eve. Service was exceptional. Food was wonderful. Our party of four shared all of the dishes. The buffalo pickles,lobster fingers, duck wings and crab soup were perfect appetizers. The crab cake was a bit spicy for me but did have wonderful flavor and lots of meat. The Brussels sprouts, scallops and lamb were amazing,... More 

Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is in Hampden, in Baltimore. Friends recommended we meet there for drinks and dinner and then walk over to see the Christmas lights on 34th Street. We had never done dinner in Hampden and were so impressed to see all the great shops. The Food Market was awesome! They offered valet, which was so convenient, at no cost.... More 

Thank Donna S
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From perfectly crafted drinks and good wine selection by the glass, just the beginning of a wonderful dinner. Such a great selection for every type of palette. I like to try different things and my husband is a carnivore but we both had a hard time trying to decide what to get. I had the beets by Chad salad and... More 

Thank Traveltrip2000
Maplewood, New Jersey
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99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cool restaurant in former grocery store, full of industrial vibe and interesting beautiful people. Food is creative and delicious, perfect for brunch on weekends, or lunch and dinner during the week. Very popular with college kids and their visiting parents, reservations a good idea. Sits in center of trendy 36th St in hip Hampden, great area to stroll around and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 am - 12:00 am
5:00 am - 12:00 am
5:00 am - 12:00 am
5:00 am - 12:00 am
5:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1017 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211-2416
    (The Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: +1 410-366-0606
The Food Market focuses on approachable, really good food, in a smartly designed industrial-modern space, featuring an open kitchen. Award-winning Chef Chad Gauss’ value-driven menu offers our guests a complete dining experience, by combining recognizable ingredients with unparalleled technique. The Food Market strives to provide real good service, in a comfortable environment, where our staff & diners can be themselves. We invite you to come relax, enjoy, and allow us to do what we do best, for you. Located on the Avenue in Hampden, and open every night, The Food Market serves brunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 3pm. Dinner is served on Sunday – Thursday from 5pm – 11pm, and on Friday & Saturday from 5pm- 12am. Valet-Parking provided at no cost. Up to par, down to earth.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?