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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
+1 410-461-0770
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

It's a good place to get ribs and the happy hour food is pretty darned good. Very crowded, though. Otherwise, the ambiance is bland. It seems I always have to track down a server when I dine there. The food is not disappointing but not memorable either. I think the local fondness is greater than the establishment itself warrants.

Thank Jane H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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334 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

I was passing by Ellicott City and chanced on this restaurant. On a Tuesday night the restaurant had people and looked inviting to try it out. The service was prompt. I sat at the bar and ordered a beer, corn fritters and white chicken chilli. Food was not bad. Specially the corn fritters. I had not tried them before. It... More 

Thank Sundncr
Higham, Suffolk, UK
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309 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

We dined on a whim on a Thursday night. The restaurant is divided clearly between the restaurant and pub/bar (with live entertainment some nights). The restaurant had ample seating (although on a Thursday night the main allure appeared to be the pub/bar). We ordered ribs, hamburgers and crab cakes. The ribs were very meaty and well cooked; not a disappointment... More 

Thank Thomas - Genevi... H
Temecula, California
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411 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

While visiting our daughter-We came across this restaurant with my son in law & daughter. Very tender melt in your mouth ribs & chicken, 2 sides included. Our 2nd time here & it won't break the bank!!

Thank Bev B
Sykesville, Maryland
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

There are several restaurants to choose from in Ellicott city. We chose Bare Bones because we had never been to this one. We went at lunchtime and it was busy but not so busy that we had to wait to be seated. That was good. We sat in a back corner where it was not loud at all, in fact... More 

Thank Joe D
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

I try to stop in to Bare Bones every time I am in the area. Best food in the area, great service and nice atmosphere. We especially like the daily specials which are a great value for the same food as on the regular menu. However, I recently attended a small group function and was surprised at the treatment. We... More 

Thank shartune
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

I had heard so many good things about this restaurant that I was really looking forward to it but it was a disappointment. Limited menu and food was not tasty at all.

Thank DBHappy
Ellicott City, Maryland
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

House salad rocks! Plenty big for 2 people. Lots of other good food choices on the menu. Free appetizers for some happy hours. Live music awesone. Good beer selection as well.

Thank Tom H
Ellicott City, Maryland
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Bare Bones has great, consistent food. As a long standing, local business we love to support it and we can always count on a good meal. The Bare Bones Salad is excellent and enough to share!

Thank Oakster5
Richmond, Illinois
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87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015

This is a nice casual restaurant with good food. They have a wide variety of food--sandwiches to steaks. I had one of their chicken sandwiches (Bare Bones). It was excellent. They also give you two sides. I highly recommend the corn fritters.

Thank kspeaker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
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: +1 410-461-0770

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