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On The Hill Cafe LLC

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1431 John St, Baltimore, MD 21217-4268
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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226 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With its black and white tiled counter and floor and ingredients stacking the shelves behind the prep area, the decor says traditional luncheonette, but the menu, artsy servers and adorable decorative elements reveal On The Hill to be a trendy cafe/diner. Emphasizing farm-to-table, high quality natural food, humane certified beef and turkey, vegan options, and other marks of modern cuisine,... More 

Thank Hawk470
Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
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93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

My husband and I stayed in Bolton Hill while visiting our son and his family. We always love farm to table food so decided to give the On the Hill Cafe a try. We were not disappointed. My husband entered our order on the Internet. It was ready to be picked up for carry out by the time he made... More 

Thank Neferteria
Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

I really wanted to the "on the hill" but every time I go in I receive the absolute worst service. I waited at the counter for 4 mins before the cashier came over. I ordered a dirty chai latte which has to the the worst chai I've ever tasted ! Look she left the tag bag in! The chai smells... More 

Thank Zoe R
Baltimore, MD
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

Food is typically very good, coffee is always good, not great, but good. Staff is always first-rate. Definitely great for lunch or quick dinner.

Thank montani1970
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132 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016

We met with a student from MICA and he led us here for lunch as he was telling us that his meals have always been great. Yes, we definitely agreed with him. It is a small, trendy place with a huge selection of sandwiches, burgers, burritos, etc. with a great mix of ingredients. We had a Rutter burrito, Zola burger... More 

Thank teachertooPa
Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2015

On The Hill serves great sandwiches at good prices. My favorites are the burger and the BLT. There are a small number of tables outside and on a sunny day, it is a nice escape whether you live in the neighborhood or stop by from somewhere else. I happen to live in Bolton Hill, an historic neighborhood of Baltimore where... More 

1 Thank Arlene C
Columbia, MD
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296 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2015

My wife and I were in Baltimore for a dental appointment today and while I was waiting I checked TripAdvisor for a good place to have lunch. I found On The Hill Cafe, which had excellent reviews so once we were done at the dentist, we headed to 1431 John Street which was just a little over a mile away.... More 

1 Thank LordThomMohr
Belmont, Massachusetts
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140 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

This cafe, which appeared to be the only eatery in its area, offers a nice variety of healthy foods at fair prices. Staff was friendly. We ate outdoors on a pleasant summer day and certainly enjoyed our brunch.

Thank Marian C
Iowa City, Iowa
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2015

Good hamburger and similar food in a small neighborhood restaurant. I've eaten here a number of times. It's sometimes quite crowded although there are additional tables outdoors for summer. Helpings generous.

Thank iowavisitor2015
Baltimore, Maryland
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116 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Found this place looking for a sit down place during Artscape. Even during that busy time I managed to snag a seat at one of the 7 tables for 2. Located corner row house (so you know its tiny). Had tamale cakes adding pork for a huge portion. Food was excellent. You order at the counter so it's not full... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1431 John St, Baltimore, MD 21217-4268
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore
  • Phone Number: 410-225-9667

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