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SoBo Cafe

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Wed, 1/23
8:00 PM
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Menu

SALAD, SOUP & STARTER​
$3.00
House Made Cinnamon Roll
cream cheese frosting     v
French Onion Soup $7.00
Honeydew Serrano $5/6
House Made Seasonal Soups
veg & non 5/6
$9.00
Roasted Chicken $+6.00
House Smoked Salmon $+7.00
Caesar Salad
hearts of romaine with a lemony caesar dressing
$9.00
Roasted Chicken $+6.00
House Smoked Salmon $+7.00
House Salad
spiced apples, pickled onions, blue cheese with house vinaigrette    v
$11.00
Applewood Smoked Bacon $2.00
Jalapenos $1.00
Mac-N-Cheese
chopped tomatoes, cheddar cheese, crumb top    v
$10.00
Spinach Pie
crispy phyllo, spinach, feta cheese    v
$15.00
House Smoked Salmon & Ranch Salad
Romaine, tomatoes, pickled onion, pecan smoked bacon, croutons with roasted garlic ranch dressing
MAIN​
$4.00
Add-ons
Applewood​ smoked bacon, Black Forest ham, or house made sausage
$14.00
Cream Chipped Beef
biscuit, two over easy eggs, served with fruit
$11.00
Pancakes (from scratch!)
plain,​ chocolate chip or grilled banana & peanut butter whipped cream served with fruit     v
$9.00
Three Egg Breakfast
served with toast, home fries, fruit     v
$13.00
Big Breakfast
applewood smoked bacon, ham, silver dollar pancakes, two eggs over easy, served with toast, home fries & fruit
$12.00
Shakshuka
two eggs poached in chunky tomato sauce, feta, served with toast, home fries, fruit    v   sub tofu for eggs   ve
$16.00
Chicken Pot Pie
chicken & vegetables in a house made savory pastry
$11.00
Bacon & Egg Flatbread
cheddar cheese
$12.00
Espresso French Toast
mixed berry compote, powdered sugar
$13.00
House Smoked Salmon Omelet
capers, cream cheese, served with toast, home fries, fruit
SANDWICH (ON HOUSE MADE BREADS)​
$11.00
Roasted Tomato Biscuit
house made buttermilk biscuit, eggs, fontina, arugula pesto, served with home fries     v
$11.00
Ham & Cheese Biscuit
house made buttermilk biscuit, eggs, Dijon mustard, served with home fries
$13.00
Back to Bed
applewood smoked bacon, ham, house made sausage, eggs, cheddar cheese, bacon mayo, served with home fries
$10.00
Greens
Pasta salad
Potato chips
Potato salad
Smoked Chicken Salad Sandwich
apricot, lettuce
$11.00
Greens
Pasta salad
Potato chips
Potato salad
Turkey Sandwich
bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo
$11.00
Greens
Pasta salad
Potato chips
Potato salad
French Dip
roast beef, caramelized onions, provolone cheese with au jus
About
We pride ourselves on preparing our from-scratch menu with fresh seasonal ingredients and a whole lot of flavor. Our cozy, intimate dining room is the perfect setting to enjoy a seasonal dish and a glass of carefully chosen wine or beer. A favorite among neighbors and visitors, we go out of our way to make everyone feel at home. Weather permitting; delight in dining al fresco at one of our outdoor tables. We serve lunch daily, brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, dinner seven days and “SoBo Hour” at the bar and outdoor tables Monday through Friday, 5 pm to 7 pm. We’re a short walk from the stadiums and the inner harbor. SoBo Cafe follows sustainable practices by composting food waste and by recycling
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Cafe
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious food. Very pleased with this find. We had the burger and the mushroom fettucine, both were very tasty.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kazzapathfinder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here on Christmas Eve, and it was a wonderful meal. The place is homey and fun. Our server was such a happy person to have around and provided us with excellent service. The menu offers lots of options. My tuna melt was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sobo was kind enough to accommodate us for our small firm holiday party. I had visited 3 times over the past 2 years with family. It is the perfect spot for all. Locally sourced, vegetarian and non. Beautiful presentation to match the tasteful plates.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank robpb
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Local food with original menu items. Lots of food. We tried the salmon omelette, biscuits, and cinnamon roll. Everything was scrumptious!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JTSanders
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

The high rating is totally deserved. I had the salmon dip to start. My wife had the chicken pot pie and i had the Korean chicken fried steak. The pot pie was excellent and the crust was mouth watering. My steak was perfect and the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank John C
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

Terrific first dinner at this restaurant, it did not disappoint! Local, non- chain, upscale dining. Small and intimate, great service, nice wine selection, wonderful menu. Pork chops are amazing, pasta delicious, salads with creative twists... love the spiced apples in the house salad! We will...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank andreasQ7063GM
Reviewed November 14, 2018

I lived in Federal Hill for many years before moving away, but had the excuse to visit at dinnertime recently. SoBo was a favorite I visited about once a month back then, and in spite of ten years passing it is as charming and the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kim T
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Went here a few days ago for the first time. Located on Cross Street, it is a little hard to find, but worth the effort. Started with the seasonal pumpkin soup and my wife had the caeser salad, both were great. Soup was hardy and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank hyeykysy
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Nice, cosy restaurant minutes away from inner harbour area. Definitely not touristic as it had more of a local character. I had the most amazing bavette steak, accompanied by roasted potatoes and spinach. Generous portion and the steak was extremely tender and full of flavour....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DjGLove
Reviewed October 13, 2018

This is a wonderful local restaurant tucked away in the Federal Hill neighborhood. Made an easy table reservation for a Monday night 45 minutes before I wanted to arrive through Open Table. Had a wonderful, relaxed dinner and had the chicken pot pie. Fantastic!! Great...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tribe93
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December 11, 2018|
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November 17, 2018|
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The two times we ate here, they did not have music and we had good conversations with the other couple who came with us. We especially like this place because the food is well prepared and everything is reasonably priced. It... More
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I think you will be ok as long as you don’t carry valuables with you.
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