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SoBo Cafe

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6 W Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230
+1 410-752-1518
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Columbia, Maryland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a nice experience for dinner with friends. Everyone agreed that the food and service lived up to the hype. Interesting menu choices, wine and beer only.Nice surroundings too. We'll be back.

Thank stevepolsky
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12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there for brunch on a Ravens game day and had a really nice time! The food was really good and the drinks as well. Ask for the mimosas! People were friendly the food came really fast.

Thank Thais T
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They bake their own bread, they make their own soup, they make you your best friend when you walk in the door, what more can you ask for? There are four places to eat in Federal Hill 1) comfort tood here; 2) barbecue, harborque; 3) Mi and Yu; 4) the bestest Pop Tacos....you haven't tried it?

1 Thank Geoffrey M
Baltimore, Maryland
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121 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We came here for brunch and I had a delicious meal here. The eggs benedict are amazing. Loved the egg and the home fries were also amazing. We had the passion fruit mimosas (the special for the day) that was something different I had never had before.

Thank Michael T
Palatine, Illinois
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Found this place through Open Table, for the most part the food was very good, the place is a little noisy. wine service only, food can be made any way that you want it, i.e. gluten free.

Thank Michael I
Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

It's okay. Food was rich tasting and just average. Service was average. I thought the food prices were a little high for the portion sizes and for the quality of the food.

2 Thank R S
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Having lived in Federal Hill for over three decades and eaten just about everywhere, this is the best restaurant around. Last night I had the grilled swordfish and my wife had the salmon. Both were outstanding. The service cheery, efficient and even though it was extremely busy being a beautiful evening and Orioles being in town we sat outside and... More 

New York
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

The food was all tasty and well presented, interesting menu. Only issue here is all the food, even the vegetarian option (stuffed chard--leaving the menu), was incredibly rich. I don't know what they use to cook, but it was just too much. I could eat only half of my food, my companion had a similar experience. Good flavor shouldn't mean... More 

Thank David R
SW Virginia
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Loved the staff at this restaurant who made our group experience wonderful with helpful suggestions, attentive service and even splitting the ticket as needed!

Thank Linda H
Newton, Massachusetts
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130 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We went to brunch on a cold winter day and even though we were early for our reservation, we were greeted warmly and seated immediately. This was an early indication of the great service we had at that restaurant. Our server was knowledgeable and told us about the food and the restaurant. For instance, the house smoked salmon, which is... More 

Thank GreentreeMA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
American, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 W Cross St, Baltimore, MD 21230
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 410-752-1518
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 glass, metal, plastic & paper products.

We look forward to your next visit.

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